In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

Over the last weekend, The Lexington venue in north London played host to Tapete Records, an independent record label based in Hamburg, Germany.

The label was celebrating its 15th birthday with two shows: On Saturday, Robert Forster, Pete Astor, Comet Gain and Martin Carr played live, and on Sunday, it was the turn of Bill Pritchard, Freidrich Sunlight, Louis Phillippe & the Night Mail, with my own band, The Monochrome Set closing the night.

Here’s some photos from the Sunday show:

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

Freidrich Sunlight.

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

Bill Pritchard.

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

Louis Phillippe & the Night Mail.

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

Headliners The Monochrome Set take to the stage.

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

In photos: The Monochrome Set at the Tapete Records showcase, The Lexington, London

This was the kit I got play: a lovely Ludwig number with a Slingerland snare and Zildjian cymbals. Note, if you will, the splendid new fairy lights making a live debut with the band.

For more Monochrome Set info and upcoming shows, please visit the Facebook page and official site.

[Credit: Monochrome Set live shots courtesy of the talented Viola Spanu]