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Ashley Laurence

I'm a music, events and portrait photographer (Time for Heroes Photography), balancing freelance work with my day job as a content writer.

I'm a lover of the open-minded, treating people and our planet with respect, punk spirit and take a rather footloose and fancy-free new approach to embrace new experiences. Not a fan of heights.

I adore Brighton's unique character, and have been proudly repping Brighton Source since 2013.
Snayx - Seaview Festival Bexhill -Brighton-Source-Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

Sea views and an epic lineup, what's not to like? We headed to Bexhill to explore Austerity Record's new festival.

Jul 17, 2023
Grian Chatten - Resident Records - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

The queue for Grian Chatten’s instore show at Resident Records left no doubts about the appetite to catch his debut solo album, ‘Chaos For The Fly’, live.

Jul 6, 2023

Warmduscher came to Brighton to play two shows in one day with the band sounding like a furious beast even after weeks of touring.

Apr 11, 2022
Yard Act - Mutations Festival - Chalk - Brighton Source- Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes-1

Lovingly curated by Brighton's One Inch Badge, Mutations Festival offered some welcome late winter sunshine.

Nov 10, 2021
Snayx - 234 Fest - Green Door Store - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes-8

This is not a review. It's a love-letter to Brighton's music scene and 10 years of Green Door Store

Sep 22, 2021
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The return of live music continued at pace with Fontaines DC impressing at their Resident Records outstore show.

Aug 4, 2021

Brighton’s skyline was flooded with lasers last week - we spoke to the artist involved to get the inside track.

Oct 8, 2020
Black Lives Matter BLM Protest Brighton Source Time for Heroes Photography Ashley Laurence

Thousands of people took to the streets of Brighton in a show of unity and support for Black Lives Matter.

Jun 14, 2020

With no gigs to shoot, four Brighton music photographers turned their cameras on the strange and unusual sights of a city in lockdown.

May 30, 2020

We spoke to Sally Oakenfold, Creative Director for The Hope & Ruin, for an update on the ongoing crowdfunding campaign to #saveourvenues.

May 17, 2020
The Orielles playing Chalk, Brighton Source gig review. Shot by Ashley Laurence (time for Heroes Photography)

The Orielles came to Chalk days after the release of their second album and played to impress, wooing us with a fresh and upbeat take on indie rock.

Mar 4, 2020
Japanese Television - Hope & Ruin - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

A cosmic, Neapolitan ice cream of psych bands rewarded those who braved Storm Dennis, as Japanese Television delighted a sold-out Hope & Ruin.

Feb 17, 2020
Yakul - Komedia - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography_1

Brighton's Yakul injected some groove into a wet and dreary Monday night with a set of original and captivating neo-soul songs at Komedia.

Dec 1, 2019

The enigmatic Deerhunter returned to Brighton at Concorde 2, offering far more than your standard gig experience. Boring it was not...

Nov 10, 2019
Liemba Bleach Brighton 28 Nov 2019

Brighton folk-powerhouse trio Liemba announce EP launch for ‘Ever Evolving’ at a revitalised BLEACH on Thursday 28th November.

Oct 28, 2019
The Murder Capital playing at Concorde 2. Photos for Brighton Source by Time for Heroes Photography Ashley Laurence

Dublin's post-punks The Murder Capital brought an infectious energy to Concorde 2 with a setlist drawn from their cracking debut 'When I Have Fears'.

Oct 18, 2019
Los Bitchos, Jubilee Square (photo by Ashley Laurence)

Acid Box Productions bring the sunshine with The Mauskovic Dance Band and Los Bitchos at Patterns.

Oct 3, 2019
Bright Orange Spectacle - Brighton Source by Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Different from anything else we're listening to - the glam rock of Bowie, Elton-esque keys and madcap Father John Misty vocals will get under your skin.

Jul 7, 2019
Confidence Man, The Deep End (photo by Mike Tudor)

We reviewed another 20 bands on the final day of TGE with Arxx and Penelope Isles heading up the local talent alongside Black Midi and Fat White Family.

May 16, 2019

The runaway train that is Fat White Family is back in town. Would said train remain fixed to its tracks? Review and pictures from their Concorde2 show.

May 6, 2019

The Coathangers commence their long-awaited UK tour in Brighton, promoting their latest album, ‘The Devil You Know’, with a knockout live performance.

Apr 27, 2019

Fontaines D.C. star is burning brightly, and the Dublin band's post-punk won over a sold-out Haunt. Our review sets out why should see them ASAP...

Apr 22, 2019
Sports Team at Patterns Brighton Source Time for Heroes Photography Ashley Laurence

Fun! Fun! Fun! Sports Team deliver a huge performance that more than justifies the hype. Energy, theatre and fun by the bucketload.

Mar 23, 2019
Sports team band play brighton patterns 21 March 2019

Sports Team. They’re coming to Brighton. They have a song about Ashton Kutcher. And you should go and see them at Patterns.

Feb 21, 2019
The Blinders - The Haunt - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

The Kardashians on a wild acid trip... The Blinders hit The Haunt in Brighton with support from Brighton faves White Room.

Nov 13, 2018
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Concorde 2 - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Anton Newcombe and co came to Brighton to tour their spectacular new album ‘Something Else’.

Nov 1, 2018

Brooklyn rockers Sunflower Bean have skipped the second album syndrome and came to Concorde 2 with a performance that left us excited for the next phase of the band.

Apr 14, 2018

Avalanche Party review - a feral, wild garage sound that sounds like post-punk got into a fight with psych.

Mar 16, 2018

Photographer Ashley Laurence set out to discover the 'bright' in Brighton, reflecting February's bold winter sunshine in this month's Street Source.

Mar 1, 2018
The Blinders - Sticky Mikes - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

The Blinders - a violent gasp of hope is coated in revolutionary rock'n'roll swagger at Sticky Mike's

Feb 11, 2018

Avalanche Party roll into town hotly tipped as one of 2018's most exciting acts. Get to The Hope to see for yourself.

Feb 11, 2018
Of Empires - Reading Festival 2017 - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Brighton-based Guernsey band Of Empires are back with new tunes, with support from Arcades and Dead Natives.

Feb 4, 2018
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Green Door Store hosted ‘Gruesome Twosomes’, a showcase of some of the finest two-piece acts around. Earplugs required.

Jan 27, 2018
tigercub - concorde 2- Brighton source - ashley laurence - time for heroes photography

Big, heavy, and a sound all of their own. Tigercub reach new heights after six years of touring, packing out Concorde 2 in their biggest hometown show yet.

Jan 24, 2018

Wading in with their vitriolic take on the political landscape, we expect blood, sweat and tears when The Blinders hit Sticky Mike's.

Jan 9, 2018
Angel of Brighton - Cosmo Sarson - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Find out the story behind the Angel of Brighton, the latest in a long line of spectacular street art.

Jan 9, 2018
Liam Gallagher - Brighton Centre - Brighton Source - Ashley Luke Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Liam Gallagher - Britain's biggest rock 'n' roll star - lit up The Brighton Centre. As you were, Brighton.

Dec 31, 2017
Algiers - The Haunt - Brighton SOURCE - Ashley LAurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Algiers popped over from Atlanta to mesmerise Brighton's Haunt with industrial noise, soulful vocals and a political message of power to the people.

Dec 8, 2017
Pip Blom - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Pip Blom - incredibly catchy hooks, grunge meets lo-fi fuzz pop, fresh from Amsterdam. What's not to like? SOURCE reviews from Sticky Mikes' Frog Bar.

Dec 7, 2017
White Room - Hope & Ruin - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Psych-pop rockers White Room played to an enthused Hope & Ruin crowd on the first night of their debut headline tour.

Dec 4, 2017
The Horrors - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

The Horrors came to the Sussex campus on the Halloween weekend to captivate the crowd with their ever-evolving brew of electronica and post-punk.

Nov 3, 2017
BlackWaters - Patterns - This Feeling - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

This Feeling's Alive tour saw an array of talent come to Patterns as The Shimmer Band, Bang Bang Romeo, BlackWaters and Sons hit town.

Oct 18, 2017
Of Empires - Reading Festival 2017 - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

With a host of talented Brighton bands at Reading festival, SOURCE hit the road with Of Empires to see if rumours of a 'This Feeling' revolution were true...

Sep 2, 2017

Mantras bring their dance-fuelled rock to the Green Door Store on the 30th Sept, with support from The Rapports and The Psychotic Monks

Aug 30, 2017
The Moonlandingz - The Haunt - Brighton Source - Ashley Luke Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Dressed in drag, inciting a riot and dragging fans around stage, The Moonlandingz made their presence felt.

Jul 15, 2017

The rise of the Aussie psych band continues as Pond hit Concorde 2

Jun 21, 2017

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard took rock and roll to a new level by crowdsurfing into the sea from the Concorde 2.

Jun 14, 2017
Rooster Magic 2 - The Mesmerist - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Street Source showcases photos taken around Brighton over the course of a month. April saw Ashley Laurence snap Brighton's creative types.

May 2, 2017
Cameron Avery - Bleach - Brighton Source - Ashley Luke Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Cameron Avery, bassist from Tame Impala, bought an intimate set laced with Australian charm to Bleach.

Apr 18, 2017
Warpaint - Dome - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Californian dream-pop wonders Warpaint painted Brighton Dome with early summer vibes. Source were there to review and photograph.

Apr 2, 2017

Akala celebrated 10 years of being in the UK hip hop game by packing out Concorde 2 in Brighton. SOURCE was there to review and photograph the show.

Nov 1, 2016
Mantras and Of Empires - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

We met Mantras and Of Empires ahead of Party at the Races to discover the best local bands, if NME's lost it, and how to get a pub partying using glowsticks.

Sep 25, 2016
Pride - Brighton SOURCE - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Photographer Ashley Laurence roamed a sunny Brighton in the mood to party - with parades through town, a bit of footy and some rock’n’roll.

Sep 3, 2016

Can Goodmoney vouchers inject £1m into the local economy by 2020? SOURCE went to the launch to find out how it works.

Oct 2, 2015

Dolly Rocket hosted a raucous night of music and entertainment, including a manic set from Arthur Brown, that raised over £2000 for the Nepal appeal.

Jul 15, 2015
Fleeting -Brighton Festival 1 - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence

Hundreds of people gathered for flames and fireworks by the West Pier as Brighton Festival drew to a magical close.

May 25, 2015
Written In Waters | Bleach | Brighton Source

The New Zealand post rockers returned to the UK after an absence of 11 years, ably supported at Bleach by Brighton's Wild Cat Strike and Written In Waters.

Apr 30, 2015
Mantras Brighton Source Time for Heroes Photography review

Mantras' first Brighton show saw them playing alongside Robbie Ransom and Jo Deer at The Joker.

Apr 22, 2015
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