Melanie Smith: Peter Doherty Puts on a Rebellious Show in Manchester, UK


Music photographer Melanie Smith goes in search of Peter Doherty with his new band the Puta Madres at the O2 Ritz, Manchester UK

Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres have been touring in Europe to promote their eponymously titled debut album. 

Its a more somber, folk-inspired, melodic formation than with his previous bands like Babyshambles and The Libertines. 

Joining the travelling band is the talented Jack Jones on lead guitar from Trampolene, Peter’s girlfriend Katia de Vidas on keyboard, Miggles (bass), Miki Beavis (violin) and Rafa (drums).

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”11″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]The indie rebel Peter, now in his 40s or so, was looking a bit more slimmer and healthier, albeit with his hand bandage from a recent hedgehog spike incident, which of course hit the press once he had posted a photo of his hand and praising the NHS in the UK. 

Although the show wasn’t a sold-out gig, the die-hard fans were out in force on the front row, beer was thrown and heightened excitement followed. 

Check out the new Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres album here.

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