Something of a maritime adventure with another Slow Readers Club gig, this time in the unusual surroundings of the good ship Thekla. Great support band tonight – you’ll be hearing about him.
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The Levellers – live & acoustic in Poole
A rare visit to Poole for The Levellers with their acoustic tour.
Bullet for My Valentine – live in Southampton
I finally catch up with the heavy metal band from Bridgend – Bullet For My Valentine – a few CDs from a bargain rack around 2004 and here I am nearly 20 years later. Let’s Rock!
Florence and the Machine – live in Bournemouth
Nearly 14 years since catching Florence on her first big tour, I return to see her, or is it them, at the BIC.
Coach Party – live in Southampton
Independent Venue Week takes me to a packed out Joiners in Southampton to see a full evening of live music with three acts …and for just £12 a ticket.
Gig Venue: The Joiners, Southampton
The grey-haired gig goer sets the scene at The Joiners music venue in Southampton, one of the South Coast’s legendary small independent music venues.
Showaddywaddy – live in Dorset
The remaining incarnation of 70s rock’n’roll popsters Showaddywaddy pay a visit to the East Dorset town of Wimborne… don’t be sniffy, come on in, you know you’d enjoy it (if you’re over 55).
Paul Heaton live in Birmingham – on his own at this one
This handily timed, well-priced gig gave me a chance to take the natural next step to seeing The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. No Jackie Abbott tonight due to illness but Heaton carried on regardless.
The Cure – live in Birmingham…again
Some 38 years after seeing The Cure for the first time, in Birmingham, an older and greyer haired gig goer returns to the city to see another epic show.
Glastonbury Festival 2022 – my wander through it
So who writes up a Glastonbury Festival experience six months afterwards? Well it was just too much of a beast to digest… but eventually I sorted out my four day wander.