Covid-19 The Number of the Beast… at last a gig

After a Lockdown live music lay-off and several months of searching for alternative musical entertainment, the Grey-Haired Gig Goer finally gets a taste of live rock: Ironed Maiden in Parkstone

Can I Pick My Top 10 Gigs of 2019 – from 195 performances?

At the end of a mammoth year of gig going, snapping pics as I go, I have reflected on it and tried to pick my top ten gigs.

The Professionals pack ’em in

Anvil, Bournemouth 10.10.19 The start of three gigs in three days for me. The venues couldn’t be more diverse and in three towns and cities. Tonight, my 59th gig of the year, is a short hop on the train to Bournemouth and the tiny Anvil Rock Bar for The Professionals with Poole punks The Mistakes …

Live and Unheard – in Poole – Part Two

Poole Lighthouse 2.10.19 On Wednesday evening I returned to Poole Lighthouse for another ‘Live and Unheard’ session in the Sherling Studio. Three local acts given a showcase in surroundings where everyone can focus on the music and the artists, rather than accommodating the distractions of a rowdy pub gig – not quite everyone respects that …

Live and Unheard – Poole

Capulus. Poole Lighthouse 4.9.19 Wednesday night in Poole. My 51st gig of 2019. 133 performances by 123 different bands this year. Still there are surprises; exciting surprises. After a four hour round trip to Bristol on Tuesday it was a relief to be able to walk to tonight’s gig in the studio at Poole Lighthouse …