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.
Tag Archives: Gigs
Bath time for Kirk
As Step 3 of Lockdown restrictions drag on, Kirk Brandon goes on a solo tour of seated socially distanced audiences and a grey haired gig goer is there to enjoy it, pocket camera to hand.
Five Months of Silence is Over: Toploader play Bournemouth
A long awaited return to live gigs to see Toploader back on stage after 18 months and kicking off a big tour marking 20 years of their debut album.
Live Music in the Dark Days of Covid
The last few months of the Covid riddled 2020 meant a harder search for the grey haired gig goer to find live music, but there was still some life out there.
Hello Again Mr A: The Hoosiers’ Pandemic Return
A first trip to the Madding Crowd nightclub venue in Bournemouth for the grey haired gig goer. Tonight this is a socially distanced, Covid-safe gig with The Hoosiers popping their heads above the Lockdown parapet. This piece focuses as much on the venue and the adaptations as it does the former chart toppers.
Live, yes live, and unheard.. and indoors
Emerging from Lockdown, this is the first indoor Live and Unheard session in Poole’s Lighthouse Arts Centre. Three new acts play their original material.
Test mission for The Spitfires
The Spitfires get to play live at last, against all odds and with Covd-19 restrictions closing in everywhere. New album released in Lockdown…and the Grey Hair Gig Goer is grateful to be back in Guildford to see them.
Live and Unheard – emerges from Lockdown
The first post Lockdown live music at Poole Lighthouse. The Live and Unheard series brings an opportunity to showcase unsigned acts in the Poole and Bournemouth general area. Tonight offers a taste of some normality for a grey haired gig goer searching for live music.
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
Last Gig Before Virus Shut-Down: Blossoms
The last gig for a while. As Coronavirus engulfs our world the show stopped here – Blossoms touring their third album. Sunday night in Boscombe.