A three day extravaganza of ‘alternative’ bands in Minehead Butlins.
First album and first big tour – The Murder Capital visit Portsmouth.
A cancelled date from The Shed Seven ‘Shedcember’ tour brings a bonus Saturday night in Boscombe out for those of us still ‘Chasing Rainbows’.
Valentine’s night with some old New Romantics at Poole Lighthouse for Midge Ure on his ‘Visage and Vienna’ tour.
After a gig-going ‘Winter Break’ we’re off again, tonight with The Rezillos on stage at the wonderful Brook, Southampton. Quiffs, colour and a bit of sax.
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 Skids and Big Country at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline 28.12.19 What a trip and what a privilege to get here tonight. Up from Poole as a Christmas treat to the home of The Skids and Big Country. I never thought I’d get up here, ever. My fourth Skids gig of 2019 and third Big …
The Wonder Stuff live in Boscombe to play ‘The Eight Legged Groove Machine’ and ‘Hup’ in their entirety, plus some new songs. This prompts a look back to 1988 when I first saw them in Coventry.
A festive party of 80s artists at Wembley Arena to serve as the Grey Haired Gig Goer’s Chrismas party. Bit different to a normal gig – more of a festive juke box and great night in the bar.
Band of Skulls play an end of tour gig at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre, showcasing their first album from 2009, ‘Baby Darling Doll Face Honey’. My photos from 2017 Victorious Festival, on almost the same site, are included.