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According to the reviews he is on top form. I will be seeing him at Southampton on the 29th.
 
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It was a while back, but my last gig was seeing Prince in the Indigo2 at the O2 Arena in 2007. I made the trip from Glasgow to London to see 5 of his shows during his 21 nights there. The mains stage shows were good, but the Indigo2 experience was fantastic, totally different each night
 

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Hackett at The Robin 2, Bilston, West Midlands

Two evenings ago on the 18th. I was surprised to see one half of Kajagoogoo playing with him (not literally) but what a bass player! That Chapman Stick is a superb-sounding instrument. And who's that young blonde lady playing some occasional rhythm guitar and singing backing vocals? Amanda ??? She's not mentioned on his website anyway. She has the most gorgeous pair of pins I've seen in a long time - my photos don't do her or them justice (not that good looks is a prerequisite of being a good musician). An excellent gig and I don't think I'll get that perfect vantage point again so it was a pity I didn't take my camera and had to make do with my mobile phone cam.
 

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gpi:Hackett at The Robin 2, Bilston, West Midlands Two evenings ago on the 18th. I was surprised to see one half of Kajagoogoo playing with him (not literally) but what a bass player! That Chapman Stick is a superb-sounding instrument. And who's that young blonde lady playing some occasional rhythm guitar and singing backing vocals? Amanda ??? She's not mentioned on his website anyway. She has the most gorgeous pair of pins I've seen in a long time - my photos don't do her or them justice (not that good looks is a prerequisite of being a good musician). Am excellent gig and I don't think I'll get that perfect vantage point again so it was a pity I didn't take my camera and had to make do with my mobile phone cam.

Never underestimate the talents of the core of Kaja.They are excellent musicians.Mr Beggs is a damned fine exponent of the bass/stick .
 

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gpi:....... I was surprised to see one half of Kajagoogoo playing with him (not literally) but what a bass player! That Chapman Stick is a superb-sounding instrument. And who's that young blonde lady playing some occasional rhythm guitar and singing backing vocals? Amanda ........

I've borrowed a photo off your link, hope that is OK gpi.................



...they are quite a pair and he has quite the Eddie Izzard dress sense.
 

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Designs Of Chaos at The Underworld, Camen last Friday night.

And very good we they were too.


Anyone near Grays in Essex on the evening of the 18th December, D.O.C are playing again.
 

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Fleetwood Mac at Manchester Evening News Arena about three weeks ago. Absolutely superb from the first note to the last. Even better than when I saw them in 2004.

Also this year I've seen America, Crosby Stills & Nash, Eagles, Ralph McTell, and John Lee's Barclay James Harvest. All excellent.

Its been a vintage year.
 
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Opeth last night here in Brisbane Australia one of my all time favorite bands who are always on top of there game i think it's the third or fourth time i've seen them live and i will see them anytime they come here.
 
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Morrissey 7th November, Liverpool Arena for 4 minutes.

1 song plus 2 verses of the next. He was good though.....

Setlist

This charming man

Black C
 
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Martin Taylor and 3 other guitarists at RSAMD Glasgow on sunday 15th november, front seats 15foot away from him FAAANTASTIC
 

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Seeing YES tonight in Bristol. Belated birthday pressie from my daughter. Really looking forward to it, tho Jon Anderson not on the tour.
 
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8009514:Seeing YES tonight in Bristol. Belated birthday pressie from my daughter. Really looking forward to it, tho Jon Anderson not on the tour.

Who is on vocals then? Not Trevor Horn I hope.
 

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8009514:Seeing YES tonight in Bristol. Belated birthday pressie from my daughter. Really looking forward to it, tho Jon Anderson not on the tour.

Who is on vocals then? Not Trevor Horn I hope.

I saw them friday night @ Newcastle City Hall and it was Benoit David on vocals.
 

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Went to see the Walter Trout Band a couple of weeks ago at the Manchester Acadamy. Pretty good but the sound could have been better. Always good value Walter, top man.

Next week at the same venue,it's a double header of John Mayall's old guitarist Buddy Whittington and Aynsley Lister. Old and new school blues. Can't wait.

Finally, in December it's back to the Acadamy for Porcupine Tree, my favourite band. Fantastic live. Brilliant musicians one and all.

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the eagles at the bham nia in july, and excellent they were to, worth it for joe walshs in the city alone
 
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Gong and the Steve Hillage Band as support, Edinburgh HMV Picture House last Sunday. Terrific gig; one of Britain's most underrated guitarists, Hillage can lay down the licks without breaking sweat. Like Hackett, people know about him but he's almost still a cult figure.

Gong meanwhile were just brilliant. Hard to believe it's been a good 30 years since I first heard these guys and they've been going since 1967. This was the dream lineup though, so it was a "must get" ticket. Even had Gilli Smyth (born in 1933 I might add, so not bad going for someone in their 70s!) and Mike Howlett playing bass (superb again but a youngster in his late 50s).

Fab night, tons of classic stuff - Camembert Electrique, Oily Way, Inner Temple/Outer Temple, more from the Radio Gnome/Flying Teapot Trilogy albums and they played for over two hours. If you thought Hawkwind were trippy, that's nothing; these guys out-spaced the spaced out ones and then some. Mind-bogglingly good, appropriately enough!
 

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Calexico, last summer (I really should get out more) at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Excellent intimate gig.
 

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Steve Hackett at the Brook Southampton

I have been watching Steve for about 30 years, but I have never seen him and the band play as well. Music of a technically high standard played with real joy. The venue is great too. Intimate, good acoustics and decent beer.
 
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Went to see the Levellers at Leeds academy last thursday 26/11/09 fifth time ive seen em and apart from first time probably the best! Going to see Rammstein in febuary cant wait for that gig!
 

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Went to Depeche Mode in the 02 ( Dublin ) last night, absoutley amazing.........

Dave Gahan is one of the best frontmen ever..........
 
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The Union at The Garage, Islington, 15th December.

Luke Morley from Thunder with Pete Shoulder from Winterville, and ex-Thunder bassist Chris Childs. First gig for the new band, and very good they were too. When they've got some more material they'll be great value. No-one can ever replace Thunder though!
 

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Madness in the Odyssey, Belfast, last night. Never been a huge fan but got tickets for my missus as a birthday prezzie. Glad I did, really great show.
 

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Gary Numan at The Corporation (Sheffield).

Saw him just over a month ago performing all of the Pleasure Principle album as part of his 30th anniversary album tour. I have seen Numan on many occasions and I always come away thinking how awesome he was and this gig was no exception. Not a lavish show (the venue size does not permit it) but what there was I found exciting and complimentary to the music.

Once Numan had finished the PP album material, he segued into his more current sound which is a lot heavier and darker, where he builds tension and builds songs to the point of explosion. I just love the mix of synths and guitars in an almost NIN'esq way.

I am not surprised Numan has seen a resurgence in popularity. The albums Jagged and Pure are never off my iPod Touch, it's just a good job mp3's don't wear out !!!!
 

hammill

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Steve Hackett at the Brook in Southampton, almost a year since he last played there. Although he is still touring the same album, the set was changed considerably from last year and it was wonderful to hear numbers he has never played before in his 36 year solo career. He is fanatastic musician - I have yet to see a more inventive use of the guitar. A brilliant evening that made a lot of his middle aged fans very happy.
 

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The Phantom Band again last night at the Brudenell in Leeds, another awesome show from those guys.... a slightly crazy Scottish synth-guitar-folk-pop-bonkersness outfit.

Second album The Wants is another winner to join Checkmate Savage, just hope they get some success, "The best band youve never heard of"
 
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bretty:
Grant Lee Buffalo. Melbourne, Australia. 1999.

Really?

Ludovico Einaudi 25th November 2010 Leeds Town Hall. Very Nice Indeed.

Athlete 1st Dec; Band of Horses 26th Jan and Mogwai 17th Feb.

Oh, and a small matter of RUSH 19th May in Manchester and 21st May in Newcastle!
 

Big Chris

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I'm looking forward to Neurosis at Koko in Camden on 6/12.

Haven't seen them in about 5 years or so.
 
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Stiff Little Fingers, Holmfirth Oct, 2010.

Brilliant night.
 

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Massive Attack, Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever it's called these days), 11/02/2010.

A fine bunch of decent and very cool human beings who gave a fabulous performance; stunning light show plus images on the rear-screen gizmo thingy (spooky tech); an extraordinary and breathtaking sound system that was internal-organ-rumbling loud/deep, yet had zero distortion with uncanny levels of detail.


But, the evening was ruined by the ever-present breed of peasant that seems to attend all contemporary gigs: numerous bunches of bumptious tosspots in the audience who stand around jabbering, incessantly.


Even at the front there's no escape from the chit-chat
- it was like standing in a packed pub with a jukebox playing - as these YouTube vids demonstrate (limitations of camcorder's SQ accepted):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg8dKTzhO5A&playnext=1&list=PL296C4738D1697CB1&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eoFoVTBNa8&playnext=2&list=PL296C4738D1697CB1
 

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Placebo @ Brixton Academy 27/09/10

Really dissapointed.
I have meant to go and see them for years but for one reason or another, never have. Was expecting a big show, but left feeling a little flat.

Support band - Little Fish - however, were excellant.
 

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Grant Lee Buffalo. Melbourne, Australia. 1999.

Really?

Yep. I'm not including festivals (I used to work at 'V' in Chelmsford from '96 - '04). I have to really love a band to want see them live, otherwise I find gigs boring. There's only been three gigs that i've been to that i've really loved: Counting Crows at the Apollo, Radiohead (OK Computer Tour) at the Brighton Centre and the GLB gig over in OZ.

EDIT: I forgot. My most recent gig was actually Iron Maiden at Twickenham in 2008. The Sound was so rubbish at that gig, that I couldn't wait for it to be over.
 

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bretty:Graham_Thomas:bretty:

Grant Lee Buffalo. Melbourne, Australia. 1999.

Really?

Yep. I'm not including festivals (I used to work at 'V' in Chelmsford from '96 - '04). I have to really love a band to want see them live, otherwise I find gigs boring. There's only been three gigs that i've been to that i've really loved: Counting Crows at the Apollo, Radiohead (OK Computer Tour) at the Brighton Centre and the GLB gig over in OZ.

EDIT: I forgot. My most recent gig was actually Iron Maiden at Twickenham in 2008. The Sound was so rubbish at that gig, that I couldn't wait for it to be over.

What about 'Designs Of Chaos' at The Purple Turtle, Camden on 11/12?
 

bretty

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Big Chris:bretty:Graham_Thomas:bretty:

Grant Lee Buffalo. Melbourne, Australia. 1999.

Really?

Yep. I'm not including festivals (I used to work at 'V' in Chelmsford from '96 - '04). I have to really love a band to want see them live, otherwise I find gigs boring. There's only been three gigs that i've been to that i've really loved: Counting Crows at the Apollo, Radiohead (OK Computer Tour) at the Brighton Centre and the GLB gig over in OZ.

EDIT: I forgot. My most recent gig was actually Iron Maiden at Twickenham in 2008. The Sound was so rubbish at that gig, that I couldn't wait for it to be over.

What about 'Designs Of Chaos' at The Purple Turtle, Camden on 11/12?


Oh, gutted! I'm seeing 'Sketches of Order' at the Lime Lizard, that night.


Are you gigging much next year, BC? Keep me in the loop with the dates, I wouldn't mind checking you guys out. The few tracks you put up a while ago sounded good.
 

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mikegtar:Lenny Kravitz supported by Blind Melon. Sandiego University, October 1993.

Always good when the support band are better than the headliners.

What?

Anyway, R.E.M., N.E.C., Feb 23rd 2005.
 

Big Chris

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Neurosis at 'Koko' in Camden last night.

Very good show, bit too much new stuff for me, but when they cranked out the classics, the crowd went nuts. There can't be many heavier bands out there.

I would like to say how good the staff at Koko were. As we walked in, someone spotted my Wife was limping, when they found out she was recovering from a broken leg, they offered her a seat in a special disabled area. We didn't have to ask or anything.

Well done Koko.
 

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Next one is 'Designs of Chaos' at The Purple Turtle in Camden, this Saturday.


Still debating whether to splash out on tickets for Fear Factory on 19/12/10....... Just paid £250 for a service & M.O.T, and the car insurance is gonna be about the same again, so might have to skip them this time.
 
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Last Night (8-Dec-10)

War of the worlds stage show.

Brilliant!
 

matthewpiano

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John Lees' Barclay James Harvest at Manchester Academy a couple of weeks ago. Truly fantastic from start to finish - one of the best gigs I've been too.
 
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ACDC Download 2010. I was meant to see Paul Weller on 2nd Dec @ Sheffield Arena, but due to heavy snow no one went. Promoter wouldn't cancel, Arena wouldn't cancel, so screwed by both. Sent off some steaming E-mails and was offered free entry to next available gig on tour. Aberdeen 10th December. If I couldn't make Sheffield, what made then think I'd be able to make that!?

It's snow joke!
 

Mr Gaz

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Spear Of Destiny at Rockcity Nottingham Saturday night.

Kirk Brandon superb as ever, good to hear the old tracks from World Service and One Eyed Jacks .

AARGHH LIBERATOR !!!
 
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Simply Red tonight (16th Dec), Sheffield.

Simply brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW

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THE BEES Oxford 15th December.

Excellent. Always wanted to see them. Now I have.
 

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Had to resurrect this thread, as went to a great gig last night!

Dr John playing at "Under the Bridge" - the venue under Stamford Bridge football ground.

Capacity no more than 500, so really intimate, and a great sound system - even Molton Brown soap in the loo :)

Dr John was superb - played a mix of new album stuff from Locked Down (excellent on vinyl, and free CD btw) and older works of swampy art.

Evening topped off by having Harry Shearer the bass player from Spinal Tap sitting next to us, plus we think Mick Hucknall (the flame-haired wonder from Simply Red) though we didn't talk to him :)

(Beer £4.50 a pint for Singha - not bad for a London venue too. First time I've ever said thankyou mr abramovic).
 

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I've got: a)Anathema/ Opeth. b)Tesseract/ Animals As Leaders. & c)Fear Factory/ Textures. all coming up in the next few months. But I think you should all get yourselves down to The Underworld in Camden on Saturday 27th October..... I've heard there's an awesome metal band playing and by all accounts the drummer's a hunky stud-muffin.:rofl:
 

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The Mighty Fall in Newcastle in December. Mr Smith kept us waiting for well over an hour and then deemed to give us a paltry 45 mins of his time but have to admit what he did give us was superb.
 

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After a gap with not much going on, a post rock bonanza is comming up with Gallops, Maybeshewill and next March Sigur Ros :)
 

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Jesca Hoop at the Borderline last night. Great voice and songs. :rockout:

First time I've been to the venue - you have to walk past the stage to come in, or (disconcertingly for the band/artist) go out.

Very polite/respectful audience last night - First time I've had to whisper at the bar to avoid putting off the support act (George Ezra).
 

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Tonight , (sorry checks time) last night at Glasgow royal concert hall, the "space cowboy" The Steve Miller Band , excellect gig sound quality suberb
 

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Confession time, off to see the Scissor Sisters tomorow evening at the Roundhouse, London, I'm normally more of a rocker, Rammstein, etc, but there is something about the SS's I just love, great live band, loads of energy, infectious tunes.

Well there goes any gred I may have had :oops:

Don't suppose anyone else is going?
 

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Last night was an excellent night of post rock headlined by Maybeshewill at the very nice O2 Academy, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow.

Next up is God Is An Astronaut at Oran Mor.
 

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Guns 2 Roses GnR tribute band last Saturday at the Horn in st. Albans. Mrs scene and I really enjoyed it, they're pretty good (seen them once before). Not so sure about their guest drummer, a bit strange....
 

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Guns 2 Roses GnR tribute band last Saturday at the Horn in st. Albans. Mrs scene and I really enjoyed it, they're pretty good (seen them once before). Not so sure about their guest drummer, a bit strange....
Sounds good. 8)
 
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Echo and the Bunnymen - Pocklington train station two weeks ago. Brilliant. It was part of an excellent event called Pocktoberfest. 14 bands or performers and a beer festival too, heaven!
 

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idc said:
Last night was an excellent night of post rock headlined by Maybeshewill at the very nice O2 Academy, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow.

Next up is God Is An Astronaut at Oran Mor.
Lucky you, I caught up with some of their stuff recently, that should be a cracking gig.

Next up for me Stars of the Lid at St.John's of Hackney, quite a nice looking space inside this church, acoustics should be cool esp with a 16 piece orchestra. (10th Dec)

Have fun

Theo12
 

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The Killers at Cardiff NIA last week, fantastic, just did not stop playing.

Had they kept playing, I would still be stood there.
 

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The Killers at the cardiff NIA last week, I swear if they had kept playing I would still be stood listening
 
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Got the same report from a friend who saw them in Sheffield. Best gig ever they said. ( I know this thread isn't which gig did your mates go to but you didn't)
 

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Not my last gig, but I've booked for the Richard Thompson band when he tours next March.

Going to see him at the wonderful Lowry Theatre in Salford, and for the first time ever I've got front row seats.

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Saw Radiohead (fifth time now) in Manchester last month. My wife got the tickets as a birthday prezzie. Great gig, great venue, in terms of location - we stayed at the Park Inn just across the road from the arena - we were tucked up in bed within ten minutes of the end of the gig - nice one
 

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Way in the future, tickets to see Peter Gabriel (for the 4th time) at the new Hydro Venure still being built in Glasgow. :dance: :bounce:
 
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Rolling Stones on the Thursday at the O2.

Wife loved it, I enjoyed some of it, though was annoyed by Florence (minus her machine) ruining Gimme Shelter.

Our seats weren't good for vertigo sufferers either.
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Rolling Stones on the Thursday at the O2.
I was there on the 29th as well - Block 406 (almost up in the roof space !!)

Saturday I go to see Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds at the MEN Arena, Manchester.
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Rolling Stones on the Thursday at the O2.
I was there on the 29th as well - Block 406 (almost up in the roof space !!)

Saturday I go to see Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds at the MEN Arena, Manchester.
We were in 419, quite near the front, but high up.........very high up.
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
We were in 419, quite near the front, but high up.........very high up.
Block 406, Row R, Seat 575 (to be exact)
 
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Jeff Wayne's War of the World last night in Manchester - superb.

Next one (at the mo) - Mrs Brown Rides Again (in April)
 
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dweezil zappa in brighton, a few weeks ago....it was good...last week admiral sir cloudsley shovell at the tubman? a very rough pub in hastings...they were awesome!!!
 
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Squeeze at Newcastle City Hall. I wasn't looking forward to it and promptly thoroughly enjoyed it!
 
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Squeeze at Newcastle City Hall. I wasn't looking forward to it and promptly thoroughly enjoyed it!
 

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Hi all my Son and I saw The Black Keys at the o2 last night thurs13th and they took the house down they played some of there early stuff as a duo and they rocked the o2 on there own so to speak they are playing tonight and there support band is going to be the Rolling stones not bad eah;) ;)
 

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Saw the brilliant John Etheridge at the Spin in Oxford yesterday. £10, good beer and one of the worlds best guitarists. Marvellous.
 

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"The BOSS" at Hampden tomorrow... Hoping for Born to Run in it's entirety since he played Darkness at Wembley :)
 

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Looking forward to Gov't Mule at Under the Bridge in July.

Not a Chelsea fan, but this is a really great venue. Saw Dr John there last year and was a real treat.
 

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Chime for Change at twickenham last month.

Surprise of the day? J-Lo, was expecting very little from her but she put a huge amount of energy into her performance and really got the crowd going, before getting Mary j Blige on for a surprisingly good cover of "Come Together".

There you go, I've admitted my secret shame to the world, I enjoyed J-Lo in concert...
 

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A few weeks ago Rush in Amsterdam. Absolutely fabulous!

And 2 weeks ago the Tragically Hip. Way different concert, but it was fantastic.
 

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Saw Claire Martin singing songs from the great American songbook at the Cadogan Hall last night - just her and a jazz trio (piano; bass; drummer). Sublime - perfect hot summer evening sounds. :)

Now sitting listening to a high-res recording of her latest album, which is a fabulous reprise :)
 

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Last Wednesday saw Beth Rowley at the Slaughtered Lamb Clerkenwell , it was incredibly hot in the small basement venue with cooling fans and free ice lollies provided but the discomfort was well worth enduring because of the wonderful performance .

She is very talented and beautiful and it's a shame that she does not do more live gigs .

http://bethrowleymusic.tumblr.com/
 

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Burt Bacharach at the Royal Festival Hall. A living legend and I got a handshake from him at the end!

Never heard such a spinetinglingly dramatic rendition of Anyone Who Had A Heart.
 

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Chuck Loeb at the Pizza Express Soho last night and it was an absolutely fantastic performance :rockout:

Here is a video of him performing there a couple of years ago .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPeaLI8Jy5o
 
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Atoms For Peace @ The Roundhouse on 24th July.

A lot better than I thought it would be.
 

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Chris Standring , The jazz mix ,Cliffs Pavilion Southend on Sea .

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=458B9820-F0C3-49A2-BDF2-61EC4F80018E&menu_id=D7506033-C54E-46FD-B928-F49C291AED1D

Amazing music from a top class musician and the sound balance was superb as it always is at this wonderful venue , Live music at it's best :rockout:

This video will give you some idea of what I am talking about but it is a slightly more exotic venue than Southend :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4bQE5UCBw4
 

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Manic Street Preachers at Bristol Colston Hall a fortnight ago.
Looking forward to Arctic Monkeys on Oct 31
 

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I've got Skyharbor this coming Sunday evening, then my own band is playing The Underworld on 2nd Nov. :rockout:
 

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Trace Bundy @ Borderline a couple of weekends ago.

(heard on Radio Paradise early last year - one of those stop what doing and check the screen to see who is being played moments)
 

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Peter White , last night at the Jazz mix Cliffs Pavilion Southend on Sea .
A sell out performance from the smooth jazz master , the sound balance and acoustics at this venue are the best I have ever heard .
A fantastic evening of musical joy :rockout:

A taster :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QESvvA7qY0

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=458B9820-F0C3-49A2-BDF2-61EC4F80018E&menu_id=D7506033-C54E-46FD-B928-F49C291AED1D
 

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The Boxer Rebellion at the Forum, Kentish Town. Seeing them again at the Brighton Coalition in February, great band.

Shed Seven coming up at The Junction, Cambridge.
 

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South African Blues legend Dan Patlansky is at the Half Monn in Putney next Thirsday. That is my next gig.

Last gig was Alter Bridge in Cardiff last week. OK, but not great. Going through the motions at times.
 
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I know this is latest gig, but I'm so damned excited about LOOP that I had to tell the world.

THE COMPUTERS - Wolverton Crauford Arms - November 25th

LOOP - Leeds Brudenell Social Club - December 3rd

THE YOUNG GODS - Islington O2 Academy - December 15th
 
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Went to the first of the trilogy, The Computers last night in MK.

Not so many people there, but they really are a great live band.

First time I saw them at a festival, I thought they were a mix of a rockabilly band, and The Stooges. Last night however, I could really here the soul influence, and also the Elvis Costello/Clash/Hives link.

So if you like rockabilly, soul, Elvis Costello, The Clash, with a touch of Stooges and The Hives, they really are a great band to see live.
 

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Buddy Whittington. At the Mick Jagger centre Dartford last Saturday .

This guy can really play and sing the blues .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSy9T5XDw-M
 
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Loop @ the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.

Was great, but came away a little disappointed, as I was hoping for more somehow.
 
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The Young Gods @ O2 Academy Islington tonight.

Still a stunning live band. Fantastic
 

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Julia Fordham at the Pizza Express Maidstone last night .

Just her and a guy on the piano . What a voice :exmark:

I,ve got tickets for Jeff Beck and also Camel booked for next year already :rockout:
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
Julia Fordham at the Pizza Express Maidstone last night .
What, busking for food? ;)
I didn't see anyone throwing Pizza at her :rofl: :grin:
But was she dodging salad?
If she is like me then probably yes :)

But seriously it is a great little venue , 40 to 50 people maximum . Most performers do a night in Maidstone before going on to the larger main Pizza Express Soho branch .
 
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Electro said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
Julia Fordham at the Pizza Express Maidstone last night .
What, busking for food? ;)
I didn't see anyone throwing Pizza at her :rofl: :grin:
But was she dodging salad?
If she is like me then probably yes :)

But seriously it is a great little venue , 40 to 50 people maximum . Most performers do a night in Maidstone before going on to the larger main Pizza Express Soho branch .
You know you've made it when you play the bigger Pizza Expresses don't you. :rofl:
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Electro said:
Julia Fordham at the Pizza Express Maidstone last night .
What, busking for food? ;)
I didn't see anyone throwing Pizza at her :rofl: :grin:
But was she dodging salad?
If she is like me then probably yes :)

But seriously it is a great little venue , 40 to 50 people maximum . Most performers do a night in Maidstone before going on to the larger main Pizza Express Soho branch .
You know you've made it when you play the bigger Pizza Expresses don't you. :rofl:
Thats the thing with these small intimate venues you get to hear performers close up and personal that usually play larger and more expensive gigs .

As you can see here she gets about a bit .

http://juliafordham.com/tour
 

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It was a couple of weeks ago But We went to see Black Sabbath at the O2 and they were awesome There new drummer did a fantastic drum solo and of course OZZY was on top form
 

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Lamb Of God, Decapitated & Huntress tonight at Brixton Academy. :rockout: :rant: :dance: :rockout: :beer:
 

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Larry Miller at the Hulbridge sports and social club last night .

http://www.essex-live.co.uk/tickets/v186/hullbridge/hullbridge-sports-and-social-club/

All I can say is WOW ! this guy is good , he is far better IMO than many of the best known top blues / rock celebrity guitarists and until yesterday I had never heard him play , but from now on I am going to spread the word :)

Possibly going to be gig of the year even though it is only January :grin: :rockout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyycFXcGFPY

and this ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkh60zlItI
 

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Steve Oliver at the Pizza Express Soho last night , Amazing performance !

He is a brilliant showman and a great guitarist , he brought a ray of sunshine to a cold wet London evening .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwzAcj24Shg
 

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Saw Strawbs (full electric line-up of Cousins, Lambert, and Cronk with Adam Wakeman on keys and the brilliant Tony Fernandez on drums) at Fibbers in York last month. Fantastic performance by the band with Cousins on top form.

Next stop is a triple bill of Strawbs, Curved Air, and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash in Shrewsbury, followed by an Oysterband gig a couple of days later in Wolverhampton. Later in the year we've got Derby Folk Festival to look forward to including sets by Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Show of Hands, Lucy Ward Band, Kate Rusby and others.

Also hoping to get to a performance of Michael Tippett's 'Child of Our Time' in Manchester at the end of March. A work that isn't performed that often.

Nothing quite like seeing live music.
 

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and the brilliant Tony Fernandez on drums
Used see Tony play most weeks with the superb Ruthless Blues from circa '88 & through the '90s until he moved to Portugal. Well worth checking out their stuff on Spotify.

Saw Black Stone Cherry in Camden on Friday & seeing Blackberry Smoke in Islington tomorrow. Just found out they're being supported by Million Dollar Reload so that's a bonus.
 

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I,ve got tickets for Jeff Beck and also Camel booked for next year already :rockout:
Camel are playing this year? Nothing on their website about any tour :?
 

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Freddy58 said:
Electro said:
I,ve got tickets for Jeff Beck and also Camel booked for next year already :rockout:
Camel are playing this year? Nothing on their website about any tour :?
Ignore that, I was looking at their 'Tour' page. I see they're playing this weekend. I wish I could see them....
 

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Freddy58 said:
Freddy58 said:
Electro said:
I,ve got tickets for Jeff Beck and also Camel booked for next year already :rockout:
Camel are playing this year? Nothing on their website about any tour :?
Ignore that, I was looking at their 'Tour' page. I see they're playing this weekend. I wish I could see them....
Yes I am going to see Camel on Tuesday and Jeff Beck on May 13th , can't wait :)

There are still tickets left for Jeff Beck ;)

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=712D38F3-03BD-4B1C-9392-7E58A0B9A30C
 

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Camel , last night at the Cambridge Corn Exchange .

Andy Latimer just gets better with age , what a performance !

The sound quality and balance at this venue has improved dramatically over the last few years to a point now that is as good as any I have heard !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0C43611Ekk
 

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Two last week both at the Colston Hall in Bristol.

John Harle / Marc Almond performance of The Tyburn Tree. The first half was pretty rubbish. It was john Harle and musicians making a noise. Marc Almond came out for the 2nd half and things really picked up. The album is quite challenging. I thought it was brilliant. My friend hated every second :).

Although theyre not Jazz. Went to see Imelda May as part of the Bristol jazz festival. Had to suffer an hour or so of live jazz whilst getting a drink. Her show was just awesome. That voice ! Performed a lot of new material , the up coming album sounds brilliant.
 

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Camel , last night at the Cambridge Corn Exchange .

Andy Latimer just gets better with age , what a performance !

The sound quality and balance at this venue has improved dramatically over the last few years to a point now that is as good as any I have heard !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0C43611Ekk
Sounds like a good gig :) What was the set (roughly)?
 

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The first half was entirely Snow Goose and the second was a mixture of old and newer favorites .

It was amazing the whole band was so tight , they all love what they do so much and this passion comes across very strongly in the music . :)
 

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The first half was entirely Snow Goose and the second was a mixture of old and newer favorites .

It was amazing the whole band was so tight , they all love what they do so much and this passion comes across very strongly in the music . :)
I'm jealous, maybe I'll get a chance to see them in the non too distant future..
 

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As an aside, it's looking likely that AC/DC are going to tour this year :)
im very happy :)

if you hear anything first keep it posted.

I remember trying to get tickets a few years ago. I was in Scotland, no wi fi, no 3G. My phone never did make it through the first page of purchasing.
 

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richardw42 said:
Freddy58 said:
As an aside, it's looking likely that AC/DC are going to tour this year :)
im very happy :)

if you hear anything first keep it posted.

I remember trying to get tickets a few years ago. I was in Scotland, no wi fi, no 3G. My phone never did make it through the first page of purchasing.
Will do :)
 

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Blues rocker Simon McBride at Bury Met.

Great gig if you like that kind of thing (Rory Gallagher/Gary Moore)

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Last night, went to see Goldfrapp.

I'll admit it was a bit of a punt, I only really knew a few of their songs but I wanted to do something on my birthday.

Oh my God. It was just brilliant.
I think the first half dozen or so were from the new album, and it was some of the most beautiful music I've heard. Her voice is amazing.
Music is obviously really important to everyone on this forum, I had tears in my eyes it was just so perfect.
There was not one duff song in the se.

If ever you get the chance, you must see them. I'd go again tonight if I could.

I'm now a big fan, and it's got to be up there with the best concerts I've been to.

The support "We Were Evergreen" were really good to. Their debut album is out in May, worth a listen. They have some tracks on spotify.
 

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Saturday , Lloyd Cole (solo) at Queens Hall in Edinburgh sitting in one of the cabaret tables with bottle of wine and good chilled sounds , very good.

Echo & Bunnymen next month
 

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For the first time in probably 20 years I attended an "arena" gig last night,the Manchester Arena. Now normally my idea of a great gig is a small venue with 200 or so similarly aged gentlemen listening to a blues band
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However my wife knowing that I love and own all their studio albums, bought me 2 tickets for Elbow as a Xmas present and we went along last night.

As much as I like Elbow I was not sure how I'd enjoy the arena experience. Also, my wife knew "One Day Like This" and that's it. I'd told her repeatedly that as an Emile Sande/Rebecca Ferguson type of person, she was not going to enjoy it. Well we've been married 30 years so what do I know? Nothing, that's what! Firstly she enjoyed every minute of it, not just the aforesaid show ender, and secondly quite frankly Elbow were magnificent. What a show. 2 hours of magnificent music, great lighting, sound, and in Guy Garvey they have someone who can work a crowd. Granted it was their hometown gig, but the crowd were up from the first note.

Superb night,

Oh, and in "One Day Like This", they have the absolute perfect closing song.

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My next gig is next month at the Moses Gate in Bolton, Virgil and the Acceleraters. As far removed from Elbow and the Manchester Arena as it's possible to get.

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DIB said:
For the first time in probably 20 years I attended an "arena" gig last night,the Manchester Arena. Now normally my idea of a great gig is a small venue with 200 or so similarly aged gentlemen listening to a blues band
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Yeah, I much prefer small venues. Two or three years ago I went to see Muse at Wembley, dreadful, no atmosphere. I won't bother with big venues again, unless it's to see AC/DC :rockout:

I don't know much by Elbow, but I quite like what I've heard, especially 'that' song :) Sounds like you had a great night....
 

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toyota man said:
Hi Freddy58 Ive seen The Black Keys & Black Sabbath at the O2 and they were both amazing gigs :grin:
Hiya :)

I assume you mean the 02 in London? Isn't that a large venue? Black Sabbath eh? Nice :)

I'm quite looking forward to seeing 'Whole Lotta Led' in June. I've seen them several times over the years. Always a great night. Highly recommended ;)

Anyone interested in seeing them, here's their gig page.
 

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Last gig was Slash and Miles Kennedy, playing at CBS arena. It was a while ago now, but they put on a great show.
 

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Delain and Within Temptation

Delain were brilliant, even better than I'd hoped. They were only on for 40 minutes or so, and no April Rain
. I'd love to see them do a full set. My friend said they were the best support shed seen. Me too.
WT were fantastic, really quite heavy, even compared to their albums.
Some observations. I found the video screen quite distracting (seemed a bit toned down later in the show). I wondered how they were going to deal with the duets with other singers. They used the the screen and the other vocalists track. It would have been nice if the other part was sung live, although I guess getting Tarja etc to do a walk on wouldn't really be possible.
Overall it was just brilliant great visuals, and both bands. Charlotte & Sharon having amazing voices.
I was sat quite a way from the stage, which i was a bit miffed about.

Just to add. WT did an amazing cover of Lana Del Reys Summertime Sadness, which is pretty good any way. But think metal with a beautiful voice.
 

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Saw a rather good indie type band called Dios Mio at `The Nest` in Dalston a couple of weeks ago. Sort of reminded me of Beach House except jangly guitar driven :rockout: rather than keyboard. Shamefully this was my first live gig since I honestly can`t remember when. :oops:

Done some checking up and it seems they get most of their airplay/exposure through `Amazing Radio` who I believe recently championed London Grammar. Was hoping to see them again today in Camden but I can`t make it. :cry:
 

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Lenny Kravitz supported by Blind Melon at the Open Air Theatre, San Diego University October 1993.

Visited Sea World earlier in the day.

It was a good day.
 

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Hacride supporting Uneven Structure at The Peel in Kingston last night.

Both bands were awesome. :rockout: :rockout:

Alas, it was The Peel's last ever night of music as it's gonna be torn down and the site redeveloped...... Shame, as although I hadn't been there in some time, I used to play there myself quite regularly about 20 years or so ago. Looks like The Fighting Kocks now has the small venue monopoly in Kingston. :roll:
 

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Big Chris said:
Hacride supporting Uneven Structure at The Peel in Kingston last night.

Both bands were awesome. :rockout: :rockout:

Alas, it was The Peel's last ever night of music as it's gonna be torn down and the site redeveloped...... Shame, as although I hadn't been there in some time, I used to play there myself quite regularly about 20 years or so ago. Looks like The Fighting Kocks now has the small venue monopoly in Kingston. :roll:
Visited the 'Three Fishes' a few times back in the day. Great rock pub :)
 

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Sax Appeal featuring Derek Nash, at the Jazz Mix Cliffs Pavillion Southend on Sea .

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/jazz-mix?menu_id=D7506033-C54E-46FD-B928-F49C291AED1D&sToken=1%2C6152bd27%2C535a9faa%2C7B25C231-F843-4717-9953-695C9175077A%2C8fhd%2Fgu%2FN4T%2FdYIrnB3uaLlohAo%3D
 

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I went to see a band called Virgil & the Accelerators at a pub in Bolton called the Moses Gate.

Amongst forthcoming attractions there is a tribute band with possibly the best name I've seen... The Reet Hot Chilli Peppers.

From 'oop north possibly? :)

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DIB said:
I went to see a band called Virgil & the Accelerators at a pub in Bolton called the Moses Gate.

Amongst forthcoming attractions there is a tribute band with possibly the best name I've seen... The Reet Hot Chilli Peppers.

From 'oop north possibly? :)

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Ha! Very good. :grin:

By the way, which band are they a tribute to? ;)
 

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Judie Tzuke - last night at the Union Chapel Islington .

She was a little under the weather but she ploughed on regardless with the fantastic support of her daughters and the band , also helped on by the large number of family members and friends in the audience .

Very heart warming :)
 

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Jeff Beck at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on Sea last night . :rockout:

I also saw Guthrie Govan in the audience !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drAv2FoYji8
 

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Neil Finn at RFH a couple of weeks ago. Great musician, wonderful voice, terrific band, but new material a bit dull.