JJ’s 70th Birthday Gig: The Stranglers live in Bristol

In Bristol for another night on The Stranglers last full UK tour. Tonight is a special one: it’s bassist and original maninblack Jean-Jacques Burnel’s 70th birthday.

The Spitfires Return to Normality

The Spitfires return to the Holroyd Arms, Guildford; scene of their Lockdown dodging seated, spaced garden tent gig – this time it’s normal. On the way there a bit of Guildford Stranglers history.

“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.