‘No Tears, Party Time is Here Again’: Psychedelic Furs with The Wendy James Band

The last night of The Psychedelic Furs UK tour at London’s Roundhouse. An evening that started with a look at The Wendy James Band soundcheck and ended in the bar after the show with the bands, happy for a few pics as cherished mementos of a top night.

“Oh no, they’re playing the NEC.” Birmingham’s premier gig venue revisited.

Looking back at my occasional visits to see bands at the NEC Birmingham in the 80s and 90s and in recent years.

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 …

Psychedelic Furs back in the UK and back in Pompey

Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth 3.10.19 The Pyramids Centre – the venue The Pyramids Centre is on the sea front at Southsea and boasts “fun leisure pools, funky flumes, wacky waves, pool inflatables and a three-level soft play adventure world filled with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits”. Perfect for a King Kurt gig maybe but is …

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 …