Damon, I like the shot and the comments allready made are all spot on, the lamp is the only part that spoils it a bit, I think if I had been doing the edit on it I would have killed the bright light in the lamp to make it blend a bit more as it attracts the eye as it is.
Mark, thanks for taking time to crit the shots, your comments are very perceptive
the mic and drums shot was the one that I was carefull to get the drums in and out of focus to make the mic stand out, you seem to have got exactly what I was after, so thats great.. Looking at the shot of the singer in the booth with fresh eyes, I can see the t'shirt is not as white as it could be, so that would have given me room to brighten it up overall and so lighten the skin tones in his face. The group shot is a snap really, the thing I liked about it was the singers hand and finger position, but then I know what he was saying so the humour of the shot is obvious to me, but no-one else would know that, I was being told to get back in the control room lol..