Smile for the Camera
A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to follow Donny Osmond on tour in the UK to create and publish a photo journal book. It was an incredible experience and I hope to share some of the previously unreleased photos online here soon.
Being on tour brings a variety of interesting experiences as part of being on the road, from the castles we were able to get VIP tours of to the personal friendships you develop being in stuck in a tour bus for hours on end with nothing to do but talk to pass the time.
One of the unexpected pleasures of that tour was getting to know and photographing Donny’s opening act for the tour, Shonagh Daly. Shonaugh is one of those musical gems that has been overlooked by the big names on the whole. She was “discovered” by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, which you think would be enough to get the machine rolling in her favor. Her voice is amazing, she is a beautiful woman with stage presence, but her CD sales were not enough for her label to really get behind her and do anything. A sad thing. I have watched online to see if her career has any new developments, but I haven’t seen anything of significance. I did see she has been in some stage performances, which her voice is very well suited for. Hopefully we will see more of her here in the states someday.
Here is a link to a gallery of snapshots I took from that tour. I hope you enjoy them as much as I had taking them! If you do, track down her CD online and get a copy. You’ll be happy you did.