One More Fight Before the Night Ends - Leisure Cruise at Cameo

Leisure Cruise playing at Cameo on February 28, 2014

Following on the heels of last month's debut at the Highline Ballroom, Leisure Cruise played an intimate, high-energy set at the Cameo Gallery on Friday night. Leah Siegel was in her element, belting out tunes from their upcoming album (check out the new single, Double Digit Love below), as the enthusiastic crowd got sweaty on the dance floor.

Leah Siegel and Dave Hodge of Leisure Cruise (Fuji X100, f/2, 1/60, ISO 3200)
Headlining the evening, Leisure Cruise came onstage after Clementine & The Galaxy and proceeded to set the tone for the concert with their opening number, Ragged Dawn, an immense synth-rock anthem with incredible energy and power, convincing the listener that there's "one more fight before the night ends."

Leah Siegel (Canon EOS-M, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/15, ISO 800)
As far as shooting this show, I found that the dark venue, along with the band's use of fog on stage proved to be pretty challenging. Armed with my Fuji X100 for the wide shots and my Canon EOS-M and a couple of longer lenses (Cameo is a smaller venue, so I didn't want to bring my full DSLR gear), I tried to just go with the slower shutter speeds for a few interesting motion shots, hoping to capture the energy of the concert. You can check out some more of the photos from the gig here.

Dave Hodge on the keyboard (Canon EOS-M, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/100, ISO 3200)

Check out the latest single from Leisure Cruise, Double Digit Love, along with the fabulous new artwork below: