Andy McKee Live in Singapore 2012

Posted: May 4, 2012 in Andy McKee, Concerts, International Artists
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There are two kinds of people who haven’t heard of Andy McKee, those who do not play acoustic guitar & those who do not have access to internet. Andy McKee rose to fame when he conquered YouTube with his one of a kind acoustic solo guitar slapping & harmonics, which was dubbed as drifting. He started off by doing jaw dropping improvisations of famous songs such as Toto’s Africa on acoustic guitar. He eventually wrote his own songs with similar, but more technical, approach & started breaking new grounds outside the realms of YouTube.

Andy McKee opened for Dream Theater last May 2, 2012. When I go to shows like these, shows that keep me drooling with technical expertise, I normally do not have intentions of shooting it. It was this inner photographer in me that prompted me to bring my gear so I brought my “I do not have intentions of creating artistic shots” lens, the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, just for keepsakes.

All shots were taken at Manual, with Aperture set at wide open, shutter at 1/125, & ISO maxed at 6400. Luckily, the lighting did not change throughout the show so there were no distractions on jerking with the settings.

Andy Mckee’s performance was short & straightforward. He went on stage, picked up his guitar, brought the house down, smiled, & left. His quick performance was very effective. He left us with some sort of a teaser, but then you realize he just shoved you a thousand tons of discipline & artistry.

  1. Brian Suman says:

    Reblogged this on .

  2. Matt says:

    i saw him in Lincoln Nebraska a few years ago and to this day think it was the best concert i have ever been to.

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