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.

Duran Duran live in Hyde Park

Duran Duran bring the British Summertime Hyde Park concerts to an end for another Summer. I find myself watching the Brum boy popsters some 42 years since I first bumped into them. Wow, how times have changed.