Illustrated with 62 stunning images, Charms and Glitter brings you onto the stage at major music festivals to get up close with seminal and emerging bands and artists, including The Rolling Stones, Blondie, IAMDDB, Bon Jovi, Blur, Lianne Le Havas, and Paul Weller. Trev Eales’ striking photographs are accompanied by poems from the internationally celebrated poet Robert Sheppard, which attempt to capture something of what is visible of the interiority of the musicians. Together, the two artists evoke the colours, energy, passion and mayhem that comprise the fabric of music festivals.
“Looking is not the same as seeing and hearing is not the same as listening,” declares poet Robert Sheppard as his words chaperone Trev Eales’ photographs, in this collection of images that inspire verse, like a songwriter adding lyrics to a new and beautiful melody.
– Carl Hunter, film director (Sometimes, Always, Never) and bass player (The Farm)