The Victorious Festival returns with another feast of live music on Southsea Common. The grey haired gig goer survives another three day onslaught.
Category Archives: Music
Sleeper and The Bluetones showcase debut albums
The Bluetones and Sleeper revisit their first albums for a double headline tour. Familiar ground for a grey haired gig goer and plenty of gigs to look back on from these two bands.
Gorillaz in the Smoke
A first excursion to the capital for a grey haired gig goer since before Lockdown. Gorillaz celebrate freedom with a carnival style celebration in the huge arena that is Greenwich O2. Trips to Ronnie Scott’s and Abbey Road Studios are the appetizers for 36 hours of music based recreation.
That’s Entertainment: From The Jam
Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings play an up close and acoustic gig at the recently re-opened Brook, Southampton. The grey haired gig goer is back out on the post-Lockdown live music trail.
90s Revival at Poole Harbour
Down at Poole Harbour for some bands that kicked off in the 90s: Dodgy, Toploader and Oasis….well Oasiss, a tribute version.
The Spitfires Return to Normality
The Spitfires return to the Holroyd Arms, Guildford; scene of their Lockdown dodging seated, spaced garden tent gig – this time it’s normal. On the way there a bit of Guildford Stranglers history.
Alice in a Sweaty Wonderland
A return to normality with a Wolf Alice gig in Bournemouth. Relief and euphoria.
Basement Blues: keeping it local… again
Staying local again to see some Dorset talent in the form of the Andy Grant Band, in a new venue for me… The Four Horsemen.
Keeping it Local: it’s com-ing home 🏴
Still in Lockdown Step 3, but a chance to see six new acts in the outdoor theatre of Poole Lighthouse, one almost sunny afternoon before a big England footy match.
Forest Folk – A Man They Couldn’t Hang
A journey to the unlikely setting of North Boarhunt Social Club – the first live gig since Lockdown started, by Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers of The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and the first since the sudden loss of fellow Men They Couldn’t Hang frontman Stefan Cush.