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.

Bob Dylan – live in Bournemouth, England

At fairly short notice I was amazed to see that Bob Dylan was coming to Bournemouth – I had to buy a ticket – sat in the BIC with Bob onstage and it’s still hard to believe he’s here.