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Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 08, 2019, 06:07:18 PM
According to the Grauniad's gig guide last Saturday, there's a "one-off" drum legends show this Friday at the Brighton Dome...

Pete York, Herman from the Scorpions and... GINGER BAKER - who I thought had retired permanently from drumming - certainly live performance - due to ill health!!

Seems it's not sold out - I'm gutted I can't make it - probably my last chance to see Ginger play live - then again, if his drumming capabilities have (understandably) declined, it would be a bit sad to see.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 08, 2019, 06:16:49 PM
After seeing Lavinia Blackwall last week off to see more ex Trembling Bells tonight with a solo performance from Alex Rex.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 08, 2019, 06:28:59 PM

According to the Grauniad's gig guide last Saturday, there's a "one-off" drum legends show this Friday at the Brighton Dome...

Pete York, Herman from the Scorpions and... GINGER BAKER - who I thought had retired permanently from drumming - certainly live performance - due to ill health!!

Seems it's not sold out - I'm gutted I can't make it - probably my last chance to see Ginger play live - then again, if his drumming capabilities have (understandably) declined, it would be a bit sad to see.


We saw Ginger in Austin on his last U.S. visit, just a couple of years back. His skills were impeccable, although his health was clearly not. I hope some Talkawhilers can make it to the Brighton Dome and I hope they experience him as we did.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 10, 2019, 02:50:40 PM
Two brilliant live bands tonight, Holy Moly & The Crackers plus local band The Brandy Thieves. At the Musician as usual.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ian_ on April 13, 2019, 03:17:33 PM
Just booked to see Steve Hackett in Birmingham in November. Thought I'd have no trouble getting a ticket but it's about 98% sold out already. This will be my first gig since Cropredy 2017 and I hadn't quite realised how much ticket prices were creeping up..... ::)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 13, 2019, 07:04:36 PM
Ludicrously excited about Dr Strangely Strange at Cafe Oto tomorrow pm.  I do wish it didn't mean 9 hours in the bloody car and wasn't in London, but, hey ho....


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on April 13, 2019, 08:21:31 PM

Just booked to see Steve Hackett in Birmingham in November. Thought I'd have no trouble getting a ticket but it's about 98% sold out already. This will be my first gig since Cropredy 2017 and I hadn't quite realised how much ticket prices were creeping up..... ::)


They have been on sale a while; I got a ticket for Reading when they were announced. It's the first time I have held a ticket for a gig that was more than a year away. I am sure I will forget to go.



Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on April 14, 2019, 02:20:54 PM


Just booked to see Steve Hackett in Birmingham in November. Thought I'd have no trouble getting a ticket but it's about 98% sold out already. This will be my first gig since Cropredy 2017 and I hadn't quite realised how much ticket prices were creeping up..... ::)


They have been on sale a while; I got a ticket for Reading when they were announced. It's the first time I have held a ticket for a gig that was more than a year away. I am sure I will forget to go.




I have a ticket for that Reading concert too, and likewise have never bought a ticket over a year in advance.  I'm relying on my calendar and the friends I'm going with to make sure I don't miss it!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 14, 2019, 05:35:02 PM
Do you use Outlook, or have a calendar on your phone? If so, add a reminder for a few days before the gig

My entire life is in Outlook - I’ve no idea how I’d cope without it!!!  :-\ ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 15, 2019, 12:36:54 PM


Just booked to see Steve Hackett in Birmingham in November. Thought I'd have no trouble getting a ticket but it's about 98% sold out already. This will be my first gig since Cropredy 2017 and I hadn't quite realised how much ticket prices were creeping up..... ::)


They have been on sale a while; I got a ticket for Reading when they were announced. It's the first time I have held a ticket for a gig that was more than a year away. I am sure I will forget to go.




I did that last year with a sort of gig - the League Of Gentlemen. I haven't got a ticket for Steve yet...I've been to three gigs this week, and there's Mott next week, and it's festival tix buying season....bam and dlast.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 15, 2019, 06:46:08 PM
Just purchased - Squeeze Songbook Tour, September 17, 2019, at the Paramount in Austin.

The Paramount may not be an ideal venue for Squeeze.  At Cropredy, and at the 2008 Squeeze show at La Zona Rosa here in Austin, there was lots of joyful bopping throughout the show.  You can't bop in the fixed chairs at the Paramount...


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 16, 2019, 05:43:03 PM
Mr Robert Plant. I hope he appreciates the 2 hour trek I’ve made to Carmarthen!!!  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on April 17, 2019, 12:22:07 AM

Mr Robert Plant. I hope he appreciates the 2 hour trek I’ve made to Carmarthen!!!  ;D


His band were pretty good, but his voice was obviously suffering and he had a persistent cough. Very laid back and no foot-stompers.

It will be interesting to see if this band develops enough to produce an album.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 17, 2019, 09:03:13 AM


Mr Robert Plant. I hope he appreciates the 2 hour trek I’ve made to Carmarthen!!!  ;D


His band were pretty good, but his voice was obviously suffering and he had a persistent cough. Very laid back and no foot-stompers.

It will be interesting to see if this band develops enough to produce an album.
I particularly enjoyed Matt Worley's singing. I admit I was waiting for a foot-stomper, or a bit of "Hey, hey Mama, said the way you move...."!!  :) but I enjoyed the evening. The support were very good.

I wasn't moved to applaud for the sound man tho - he needs to get his act together  ???


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 17, 2019, 11:44:16 AM
Loved this band last time I saw them, so off for some Celtic/Bluegrass tonight with the brilliant The Orange Circus Band.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 18, 2019, 01:40:25 PM
One of my own promotions tonight, the Jaywalkers at the Musician, Leicester.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 21, 2019, 12:47:13 PM
Another of my own promotions tonight Ida Wenøe + Fay Brotherhood at the Musician.

This is the sort of gig I love putting on even though I know it's likely to cost me. Few promoters will now put on acts that are not well known. But after reading the review below how could I resist.

"… a childlike fragility that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow. Her voice – weary but cute, with the power to cut through – is perfect; she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies…” The Guardian

So if you fancy a bit of Nordic Noir folk from Denmark, you know where to be tonight.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on April 22, 2019, 11:39:50 PM
The Furrow Collective tomorrow night at the Phil in Liverpool


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on April 24, 2019, 04:15:24 PM
Off to Wizz Jones’ birthday gig at Cadogan Hall tonight.  Looking forward to seeing him with Ralph and the other surprise guests.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 24, 2019, 09:10:05 PM

Off to Wizz Jones’ birthday gig at Cadogan Hall tonight.  Looking forward to seeing him with Ralph and the other surprise guests.


By coincidence, I'm listening to Eric Clapton's autobiography, and he singled out Wizz as an early inspiration. Have fun!

Tonight, the inimitable Robin Trower at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, in wet and rainy downtown Austin, Texas!

Miserable weather and pretty poor ticket sales, I'm sorry to say.  This is his third visit to Austin in the last four years, after a 30-year drought.  I view each show as possibly my last opportunity to see him.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dan O. on April 25, 2019, 11:54:42 AM
Ian McNabb at Portsmouth Guildhall studio this Sunday 28th. Never seen him play solo so really looking forward to it.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 25, 2019, 12:54:25 PM

Ian McNabb at Portsmouth Guildhall studio this Sunday 28th. Never seen him play solo so really looking forward to it.


Last time I saw him in Portsmouth it was...er...an experience!  ;D He was very, very drunk. Happily he seems to have cleaned himself up since then. I will be seeing him the previous evening in Worthing.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Penguin (Dunc) on April 25, 2019, 01:47:01 PM


Ian McNabb at Portsmouth Guildhall studio this Sunday 28th. Never seen him play solo so really looking forward to it.


Last time I saw him in Portsmouth it was...er...an experience!  ;D He was very, very drunk. Happily he seems to have cleaned himself up since then. I will be seeing him the previous evening in Worthing.


If he promises to play The Lamb Lies Down in it's entirety during the second half, take it with a pinch of salt!  ;)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Cool Cat on April 25, 2019, 03:20:36 PM
Mott the Hoople at Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday 27th April.  We've got a spare ticket which it would be nice to sell.  The last time I sold a spare ticket was via eBay but I don't think that is allowed any more  ??? Can anyone recommend a ticket site (preferably not connected to Ticketmaster).  Thanks.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 25, 2019, 03:22:23 PM

Mott the Hoople at Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday 27th April.  We've got a spare ticket which it would be nice to sell.  The last time I sold a spare ticket was via eBay but I don't think that is allowed any more  ??? Can anyone recommend a ticket site (preferably not connected to Ticketmaster).  Thanks.


Scarlet Mist


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Cool Cat on April 25, 2019, 04:30:29 PM
Thanks.  Will use them.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 29, 2019, 03:15:14 PM
Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on April 29, 2019, 04:05:14 PM

Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on April 29, 2019, 05:23:27 PM
Did you have to buy two tickets?!  ;)

Enjoy it - the prices put me off, I'm afraid.

I am very tempted by, and will probably succumb to, a double bill of Jackie Oates and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys at the Dorchester (on-Thames) Festival next Monday evening.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 29, 2019, 06:51:52 PM
If there was an "upcoming gigs I'm going to miss" topic... Mercedes Peon free concert in Pontevedra main square on Wednesday evening. We're coming home tomorrow. Pah!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 29, 2019, 07:53:15 PM


Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert ;D


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 30, 2019, 01:02:36 AM



Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert ;D


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/
His son was there though....  :D

It was quite brilliant  :) I am very happy


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 30, 2019, 08:25:30 PM




Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert ;D


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/
His son was there though....  :D

It was quite brilliant  :) I am very happy


Apparently Gary Kemp was playing Micky Jones*'s Gibson SG for some of the show... *of Man


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on April 30, 2019, 09:09:09 PM

Apparently Gary Kemp was playing Micky Jones*'s Gibson SG for some of the show... *of Man


What kind of a crazy word is it when these two people even know of each other's existence?!?!   :o

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 01, 2019, 12:56:52 AM
In about an hour, Sammy Hagar and "The Circle," ACL Live!

This supergroup is composed of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen), Jason Bonham (needs no introduction), and guitarist Vic Johnson (of the BusBoys).  

I've avoided spoilers of the setlist, but I presume I will be treated to some Van Hagar, some "I Can't Drive 55" era Hagar, and a little Led Zeppelin.  They've also released two albums of originals, so I'll have time to go to the bathroom and wander around the mezzanine.   :)

Not exactly folk, but I think I'll have a good time.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 01, 2019, 08:41:36 AM


Apparently Gary Kemp was playing Micky Jones*'s Gibson SG for some of the show... *of Man


What kind of a crazy word is it when these two people even know of each other's existence?!?!   :o

Jules
I think you're totally underestimating  the Ivor Novello Award winning Mr Kemp! Apart from being a fine songwriter, he is a superb guitarist and a close friend of Nick Mason  :o he was delighted to have been asked to play with Saucerful of Secrets and put in a great performance. Nothing that I could see said "naff 80's pop star"!!!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 01, 2019, 08:51:01 AM
Alfa 9 tomorrow night, playing the final gig of their monthly residency at The Artisan Tap in Hartshill, Stoke.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on May 01, 2019, 11:19:04 AM




Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert ;D


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/
His son was there though....  :D

It was quite brilliant  :) I am very happy


I’m off to see them at the Roundhouse on Saturday and very much looking forward to it. I’ve been working my way through the old albums in preparation. This has not gone down entirely successfully with other members of the family! Philistines!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 01, 2019, 11:36:57 AM





Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/
His son was there though....

It was quite brilliant  I am very happy


I’m off to see them at the Roundhouse on Saturday and very much looking forward to it. I’ve been working my way through the old albums in preparation. This has not gone down entirely successfully with other members of the family! Philistines!
I guarantee you will enjoy it!  :) I think the setlist is the same as it's been the last few weeks in the States, lots of Syd


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 01, 2019, 04:42:06 PM






Nick Mason & his Sauce1rful of Secrets tonight at Cardiff St David's Hall. I am quite literally besides myself with excitement!  :D  :D  :D


Not a bad trick!! Enjoy the concert


Have fun! Maybe Roger Waters will show up again! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/
His son was there though....

It was quite brilliant  I am very happy


I’m off to see them at the Roundhouse on Saturday and very much looking forward to it. I’ve been working my way through the old albums in preparation. This has not gone down entirely successfully with other members of the family! Philistines!
I guarantee you will enjoy it!  :) I think the setlist is the same as it's been the last few weeks in the States, lots of Syd


I was surprised at how well this music worked in live performance, especially since it was probably unfamiliar to a large part of the (very enthusiastic) audience in Houston.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 02, 2019, 06:25:58 AM
A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 02, 2019, 08:32:57 AM

A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o
Something similar happened at Cardiff. The tw@t in front of us obscured our view with his mobile phone for most of the set, then proceeded to play his videos back at full volume when the band were bantering between songs  >:( mainly to cries of WTF from those around him. And when the Security man asked him to turn it off he had a mouthful of abuse. I really don't understand some people  :-\


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on May 02, 2019, 08:38:51 AM


A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o
Something similar happened at Cardiff. The tw@t in front of us obscured our view with his mobile phone for most of the set, then proceeded to play his videos back at full volume when the band were bantering between songs  >:( mainly to cries of WTF from those around him. And when the Security man asked him to turn it off he had a mouthful of abuse. I really don't understand some people  :-\


It’s an increasing problem. Happens regularly when I’m at gigs and, like you, I can’t understand why people can’ Just enjoy the gig. I get so irate, I want to grab their phone and stamp on it  >:(


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 02, 2019, 01:38:00 PM



A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o
Something similar happened at Cardiff. The tw@t in front of us obscured our view with his mobile phone for most of the set, then proceeded to play his videos back at full volume when the band were bantering between songs  >:( mainly to cries of WTF from those around him. And when the Security man asked him to turn it off he had a mouthful of abuse. I really don't understand some people  :-\


It’s an increasing problem. Happens regularly when I’m at gigs and, like you, I can’t understand why people can’ Just enjoy the gig. I get so irate, I want to grab their phone and stamp on it  >:(
I think one day I will do just that!  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on May 02, 2019, 09:22:10 PM




A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o
Something similar happened at Cardiff. The tw@t in front of us obscured our view with his mobile phone for most of the set, then proceeded to play his videos back at full volume when the band were bantering between songs  >:( mainly to cries of WTF from those around him. And when the Security man asked him to turn it off he had a mouthful of abuse. I really don't understand some people  :-\


It’s an increasing problem. Happens regularly when I’m at gigs and, like you, I can’t understand why people can’ Just enjoy the gig. I get so irate, I want to grab their phone and stamp on it  >:(
I think one day I will do just that!  ;D
I just don't get it, it makes me feel like I am getting old. I really can't understand why you would rather capture that special moment in a concert rather than being part of it, e.g. Filming meet on the ledge at cropredy, filming Vincent black lightning at a Richard Thompson concert, smoke on the water, paranoid. I would rather be there.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on May 02, 2019, 10:09:48 PM





A chum reports from last night’s Saucerful of Secrets show that someone decided to make a phone call during ‘Set The Controls...’. Didn’t go down too well, apparently.  :o
Something similar happened at Cardiff. The tw@t in front of us obscured our view with his mobile phone for most of the set, then proceeded to play his videos back at full volume when the band were bantering between songs  >:( mainly to cries of WTF from those around him. And when the Security man asked him to turn it off he had a mouthful of abuse. I really don't understand some people  :-\


It’s an increasing problem. Happens regularly when I’m at gigs and, like you, I can’t understand why people can’ Just enjoy the gig. I get so irate, I want to grab their phone and stamp on it  >:(
I think one day I will do just that!  ;D
I just don't get it, it makes me feel like I am getting old. I really can't understand why you would rather capture that special moment in a concert rather than being part of it, e.g. Filming meet on the ledge at cropredy, filming Vincent black lightning at a Richard Thompson concert, smoke on the water, paranoid. I would rather be there.


Exactly!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 03, 2019, 08:31:25 AM
To be fair, the person wasn’t even recording the gig. Genuinely, and even more inexplicably, he made a phone call.  :o


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 05, 2019, 09:17:40 AM
Robyn Hitchcock at St Mary's A Creative Space, Chester on Thursday.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on May 05, 2019, 11:45:50 AM
Better Oblivion Community Center next Sunday. Our first visit to the Center.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 05, 2019, 04:50:51 PM
Show of Hands at the Cutty Sark.  The performance space underneath the ship (boat?) makes a really nice venue.  I saw ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ there a few weeks ago – I liked the idea of seeing it in a nautical setting – and it works just as well with theatre.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on May 06, 2019, 11:46:20 AM
The rather excellent St Edith Folk have got some VG gigs scheduled for the second half of 2019. mostly at the lovely Kemsing St Edith Hall, near Sevenoaks:

19 Jul                                      RICHARD DIGANCE                 +    Eric Sedge  £14.00
06 Sep                                     TREETOP FLYERS                    +    Copper Viper £12.50
20 Sep                                     THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND     +    Friction Farm   £  9.00
04 Oct                                     STICK IN THE WHEEL               +    Ian Roland Trio  £11.00
18 Oct                                     THE GARY FLETCHER ACOUSTIC TRIO   +    Jeremy Tuplin  £10.00
01 Nov                                   JOHN OTWAY & WILD WILLY BARRETT   +    Summer & Smoke   £14.00
15 Nov                                   THE TRIALS OF CATO                           +    Ryan Fox                £11.00
06 Dec                                   THE DYLAN PROJECT                           * no support *               £17.00
14 Dec                                   ST AGNES FOUNTAIN                          * no support *               £18.00
                                              (to be held at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook)
20 Dec                                   THE ALBION Christmas BAND           * no support *                £22.00

I will definitely try to see Treetop Flyers, The Orange Circus Band & The Trials Of Cato - all new to me but I like their stuff on YouTube. Several other maybes.



Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2019, 12:22:50 PM
Trying to decide whether I can be fussed to drag myself over to Brighton to see The Dovetail trio this evening. Would like to see them but brighton on a Bank Holiday has all sorts of disadvantages, not least of transport o get there and back.

Otherwise my next gig (sort of) will be Tubular Bells for Two on Friday. More of a show than a gig I think and I have no real idea what to expect but it has been highly acclaimed by critics and I am looking forward to it.

Then it is Otway & Barrett's farewell tour on Saturday which should be a lot of fun.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on May 06, 2019, 12:47:49 PM
I saw "Tubular Bells for Two" at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago. It was terrific - enjoy!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2019, 02:42:52 PM

I saw "Tubular Bells for Two" at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago. It was terrific - enjoy!


I'm intrigued!

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 06, 2019, 03:49:10 PM

I saw "Tubular Bells for Two" at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago. It was terrific - enjoy!

I saw that too. Fantastic! They got a huge cheer and an immediate standing ovation at the end. Very enjoyable  :D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2019, 05:20:03 PM


I saw "Tubular Bells for Two" at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago. It was terrific - enjoy!


I'm intrigued!

Jules


http://www.tubularbellsfortwo.com/


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2019, 09:10:01 PM

http://www.tubularbellsfortwo.com/


Fair play to 'em. I'm looking forward to Ommadawn for Three.   ;D

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on May 08, 2019, 05:56:51 PM
Saving Grace at the (Stroud Valley Arts) Goods Shed in Stroud 22 May. Just got ticket nos 143 & 144, not sure what the capacity is...


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2019, 06:15:43 PM

Saving Grace at the (Stroud Valley Arts) Goods Shed in Stroud 22 May. Just got ticket nos 143 & 144, not sure what the capacity is...


Good call.  Just told my Stroud mates, so thank you.  Enjoy.  It would be hard not to..


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 08, 2019, 11:15:11 PM

Saving Grace at the (Stroud Valley Arts) Goods Shed in Stroud 22 May. Just got ticket nos 143 & 144, not sure what the capacity is...
Enjoy, Paul!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 09, 2019, 10:17:32 AM
Off to see Flook at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal this evening. They've recently set up an account on Instagram with the username flookquartet if anyone's interested. Followed by caradillonsings - no surprise there as Ed Boyd has been a part of Cara's backing band on and off for a while.

And I see their new album is now available. Might just have to make a purchase this evening.  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 09, 2019, 11:47:13 AM
Bit surprised to see quite a few seats still available for tonight's gig. Thought it might have sold out.

https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/event/flook/


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 13, 2019, 06:50:25 PM
Plenty of gigs this week starting tonight with Emma Stevens, then on Wednesday new act to me William the Conqueror and the following night Erika Wennerstrom.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 13, 2019, 10:46:02 PM
Curse of Lono tomorrow night at the Band on the Wall, Manchester, supporting Samantha Fish.

The Bevis Frond at the Shipping Forecast, Liverpool on Saturday.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 14, 2019, 08:08:18 AM

The Bevis Frond at the Shipping Forecast, Liverpool on Saturday.


I was going to come back for this, but have too much else on, sadly.  Thankfully I'm seeing them in a couple of weeks.  Should be fab.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 14, 2019, 10:30:30 AM

Plenty of gigs this week starting tonight with Emma Stevens, then on Wednesday new act to me William the Conqueror and the following night Erika Wennerstrom.


William the Conqueror should be good. Ruarri Joseph, who is the main man, writes some great songs.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Penguin (Dunc) on May 14, 2019, 11:59:29 AM

Curse of Lono tomorrow night at the Band on the Wall, Manchester, supporting Samantha Fish.



I'll be there for this....Should be an excellent show.

Off to see the Icicle Works & Ian McNabb on Friday in Holmfirth


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 14, 2019, 12:06:01 PM
Not a gig as such, but stand up comedians (do the others sit down?  :-\ ) Jared Christmas and Andy Askins trying out their Edinburgh Fringe material. 2 hours of (hopefully) comedy for £15!!

Apparently, most comedy clubs only allow comedians a 45 minute slot, but in Edinburgh you have 60 minutes to fill, so comedians are crying out for places that will allow them to try out their full 60 minute routine. Our local theatre www.thesmallspace.co.uk (the UK's smallest theatre) are happy to accommodate them! Winner, winner, chicken dinner and all that  :D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 16, 2019, 03:33:13 PM
Just got my ticket to see Thea Gilmore at The Acapella, Pentyrch (near Cardiff) on 29th May, which is the day after my son, Paul gets married - so a busy week for me. Interestingly, for this tour, Thea will be joined onstage by Kat Gilmore (no relation) taking time off from her Gilmore/Roberts commitments. Looking forward to it immensely.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 16, 2019, 04:15:26 PM

Just got my ticket to see Thea Gilmore at The Acapella, Pentyrch (near Cardiff) on 29th May, which is the day after my son, Paul gets married - so a busy week for me. Interestingly, for this tour, Thea will be joined onstage by Kat Gilmore (no relation) taking time off from her Gilmore/Roberts commitments. Looking forward to it immensely.


Blimey, Kat's going to be busy. She has G&R and Willows shows lined up too. The life of a working musician.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 16, 2019, 05:00:22 PM


Just got my ticket to see Thea Gilmore at The Acapella, Pentyrch (near Cardiff) on 29th May, which is the day after my son, Paul gets married - so a busy week for me. Interestingly, for this tour, Thea will be joined onstage by Kat Gilmore (no relation) taking time off from her Gilmore/Roberts commitments. Looking forward to it immensely.


Blimey, Kat's going to be busy. She has G&R and Willows shows lined up too. The life of a working musician.


Plus of course a new baby that travels with her to gigs. Jamie looked after her during the Willows gig.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 16, 2019, 07:20:37 PM
I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 16, 2019, 07:35:28 PM

I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!



What are you crazy?

 ;D

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 16, 2019, 08:19:19 PM


I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!



What are you crazy?

 ;D

Jules


Why on earth did you say what you just said?


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on May 16, 2019, 09:18:48 PM



I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!



What are you crazy?

 ;D

Jules


Why on earth did you say what you just said?


Like Bridgwit and unlike Jules, I’m a big fan of Dean Friedman too!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on May 16, 2019, 09:43:22 PM
Blackbeard's Tea Party in Walthamstow tomorrow  8)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 16, 2019, 10:33:33 PM




I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!



What are you crazy?

 ;D

Jules


Why on earth did you say what you just said?


Like Bridgwit and unlike Jules, I’m a big fan of Dean Friedman too!


It’s the opening lyric to ‘Lucky Stars’.  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 17, 2019, 12:13:32 AM




I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!



What are you crazy?

 ;D

Jules


Why on earth did you say what you just said?


Like Bridgwit and unlike Jules, I’m a big fan of Dean Friedman too!


Me too. Especially his first two albums and his most recent collection is pretty good too. I wont be catching him on this year's UK jaunt but have done so many times, most recently in Crawley last summer. And apologies for the misquote. It should have been "How in the hell can you say what you just said?"


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 17, 2019, 12:35:27 AM




I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!


What are you crazy?

Jules


Like Bridgwit and unlike Jules, I’m a big fan of Dean Friedman too!


It’s the opening lyric to ‘Lucky Stars’.  ;D


Big fan of Dead Friedman in 'not getting Dean Friedman lyric quote joke' shocker!

 :o

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 17, 2019, 05:51:09 AM
Oh, I did enjoy that...  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on May 17, 2019, 07:39:49 AM





I’m also at The Acapela Studios tomorrow to see Dean Friedman. We’re huge fans so can’t wait!!


What are you crazy?

Jules


Like Bridgwit and unlike Jules, I’m a big fan of Dean Friedman too!


It’s the opening lyric to ‘Lucky Stars’.  ;D


Big fan of Dead Friedman in 'not getting Dean Friedman lyric quote joke' shocker!

 :o

Jules


But I’m not as smart as I’d like to think I am..... ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 17, 2019, 09:11:55 AM


Big fan of Dead Friedman in 'not getting Dean Friedman lyric quote joke' shocker!

 :o

Jules


There’s a crossover band I’d like to see. A twenty minute free-form jam version of ‘Well Well, said The Rocking Chair’  :o


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 17, 2019, 09:29:47 AM
You're all barking  ;D  ;D

I love this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTbl48247Q and he can still reach the high notes!  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on May 17, 2019, 09:38:58 AM
I can't watch that without thinking of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHXZA_5XMJ4

 ::)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 17, 2019, 10:26:38 AM
I will be forever in love with Ariel. Oh to be deep in her bosom in Suburbia or whatever it is.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on May 17, 2019, 12:08:59 PM
Mike - is that the little mermaid or Mott's geetarist?  ;)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 17, 2019, 05:06:41 PM
That excellent Canadian duo, Madison Violet are touring over here again.  This is their schedule, if anyone is interested - https://www.madisonviolet.com/



Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 17, 2019, 06:06:59 PM
Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, weather permitting:

ZZ Top
Bad Company
Cheap Trick

Gettin' my '70s on!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on May 17, 2019, 08:52:51 PM

Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, weather permitting:

ZZ Top
Bad Company
Cheap Trick

Gettin' my '70s on!


Man, I wish I was there!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 18, 2019, 12:34:27 AM


Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, weather permitting:

ZZ Top
Bad Company
Cheap Trick

Gettin' my '70s on!


Man, I wish I was there!
Me too! Cracking line up


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 21, 2019, 10:42:13 AM
I'm going to see The Rutles at the Platform in Morecambe tonight. I've not seen Neil Innes in many a year and it'll be my first Rutles gig. I was giving their LP a spin last night. :)

Merry Hell are playing the same venue on Friday. I might go along.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on May 21, 2019, 01:17:14 PM
Last time I saw Neil Innes was with Grimms at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall! Must be over 40 years ago...


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 21, 2019, 04:50:44 PM



Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, weather permitting:

ZZ Top
Bad Company
Cheap Trick

Gettin' my '70s on!


Man, I wish I was there!
Me too! Cracking line up

Who's in the Bad Co line up these days?


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 21, 2019, 05:51:26 PM




Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, weather permitting:

ZZ Top
Bad Company
Cheap Trick

Gettin' my '70s on!


Man, I wish I was there!
Me too! Cracking line up

Who's in the Bad Co line up these days?


Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Todd Ronning (bass) and Howard Leese (ex-Heart) (guitars, mandolin, occasional keyboard, backing vocals and pleasantly surprising lead vocal on "All Along The Watchtower). This is the same line-up that has comprised Bad Co. since 2012, minus (sadly) Mick Ralphs.  Rich Robinson, ex-Black Crowes, played second guitar on their very cool 2016 tour, but they've been doing without a second guitar since then.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 22, 2019, 10:34:59 AM
Thanks John. It's been a while since I saw them. Shame about Mick Ralphs (and of course, the sadly missed Boz Burrell)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 22, 2019, 01:26:56 PM

I'm going to see The Rutles at the Platform in Morecambe tonight. I've not seen Neil Innes in many a year and it'll be my first Rutles gig. I was giving their LP a spin last night. :)

Merry Hell are playing the same venue on Friday. I might go along.

I'd love to see the Rutles!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 22, 2019, 02:00:57 PM


I'm going to see The Rutles at the Platform in Morecambe tonight. I've not seen Neil Innes in many a year and it'll be my first Rutles gig. I was giving their LP a spin last night. :)


I'd love to see the Rutles!


I had to buy a t-shirt.   :)



Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 22, 2019, 02:23:23 PM



I'm going to see The Rutles at the Platform in Morecambe tonight. I've not seen Neil Innes in many a year and it'll be my first Rutles gig. I was giving their LP a spin last night. :)


I'd love to see the Rutles!


I had to buy a t-shirt.   :)


Excellent!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 23, 2019, 10:33:13 AM
The Icicle Works at Liverpool Academy on Saturday
The Waterboys at Liverpool Philharmonic on Monday


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 23, 2019, 12:38:42 PM

The Icicle Works at Liverpool Academy on Saturday
The Waterboys at Liverpool Philharmonic on Monday


Ooh, can I have your life, please?

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 23, 2019, 02:16:10 PM

The Icicle Works at Liverpool Academy on Saturday
The Waterboys at Liverpool Philharmonic on Monday


You could go and see The Rutles at the Cavern tonight.

https://www.cavernclub.com/events/event/the-rutles/

Then they play Preston tomorrow and Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday and Sunday.




Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 24, 2019, 11:01:29 AM


The Icicle Works at Liverpool Academy on Saturday
The Waterboys at Liverpool Philharmonic on Monday


You could go and see The Rutles at the Cavern tonight.


Two trips to Liverpool in three days is plenty thanks!  ;)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 25, 2019, 12:51:52 AM
Richard Thompson, Kerrville Folk Festival, Sunday night...

It's a 2-hour drive each way, with RT wrapping up probably after 10:00 p.m. Sunday.  Not as grueling as driving all the way home from Houston after Nick Mason, but still I'm not sure I can do this one, I'm sorry to say.  I won't decide for sure until the day.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 25, 2019, 06:18:57 PM

I'm going to see The Rutles at the Platform in Morecambe tonight. I've not seen Neil Innes in many a year and it'll be my first Rutles gig. I was giving their LP a spin last night. :)

Merry Hell are playing the same venue on Friday. I might go along.



I've just bought a ticket to rut at the Robin next week. Wish I hadn't seen the later post for the t-shirt though, I covet, and I'm supposed to getting the money together for festival tix. I'm hoping to do Cornbury for the first time this year.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 26, 2019, 09:32:12 AM
One of my favourite American acts tonight, the brilliant Willie Nile at the Musician, Leicester. One of only 5 UK dates, so looking like a sell out.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 26, 2019, 09:37:06 AM

One of my favourite American acts tonight, the brilliant Willie Nile at the Musician, Leicester. One of only 5 UK dates, so looking like a sell out.


In which case you'll also see my mate Ali Wilson on drums.   :)

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 28, 2019, 05:38:35 PM
For those who like to glid now and then, https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-steve-hillage-band


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 28, 2019, 06:17:32 PM

For those who like to glid now and then, https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-steve-hillage-band


I couldn't make any of the first three so was gutted.  I'm now very happy.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 29, 2019, 06:17:53 PM


For those who like to glid now and then, https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-steve-hillage-band


I couldn't make any of the first three so was gutted.  I'm now very happy.


Me also.
He did say there might be more if the first ones sold well, so thanks to all those people who are now going to gigs miles away when he's now playing more local.This is Steve Hillage, so you will have amassed loads of Karma points for that.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on May 29, 2019, 08:52:14 PM
The Monochrome Set at the Jericho Tavern Oxford, November 23rd...Have just played my vinyl copy of Strange Boutique from 1980, and amazed at how fresh and vital it still sounds...Quirky, eccentric, melodic, and completely original...Brilliant stuff !


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 29, 2019, 10:33:46 PM
Peter Bruntnell at Gullivers, Manchester tomorrow.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on May 30, 2019, 07:22:14 AM



For those who like to glid now and then, https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-steve-hillage-band


I couldn't make any of the first three so was gutted.  I'm now very happy.


Me also.
He did say there might be more if the first ones sold well, so thanks to all those people who are now going to gigs miles away when he's now playing more local.This is Steve Hillage, so you will have amassed loads of Karma points for that.


Thanks for the heads-up, Mike. Bristol for me! (Unless he plays Glos/Chelt)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 30, 2019, 10:32:48 AM
Two for me in the next week.

Ian Prowse & Amsterdam at the 100 Club in London on Saturday. That's going to be a hot one by the look of it.  :-\

Nick Lowe in Hove on Tuesday. My first time seeing Nick since 1984.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 30, 2019, 01:17:19 PM
One of my own promotions tonight. The brilliant Dan Walsh Trio at the Musician, Leicester.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 30, 2019, 04:52:07 PM
Maybe, possibly, Joe Jackson, Friday at the Paramount.  I've never had the pleasure...


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 31, 2019, 11:05:27 AM
Just booked my next few gigs:

June 17 - Jon Boden (solo) at Nettlebed (John Spiers will apparently be doing a support set, so hoping for some duo stuff too!)

June 29 - The Copper Family at Cecil Sharp House.  Never been there before, or heard the Coppers, other than recorded.

July 8 - Jackie Oates at Nettlebed.  Billed as 'Lace Tellings - A Radio Ballad', based on the lives of the lacemakers of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.  Special guests including John Spiers and Jack Rutter, and Megan Henwood too.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on June 04, 2019, 02:15:31 AM
Wow! That would be nice, to see Spiers and Boden back doing stuff together! Though I love what John does with Peter Knight.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on June 06, 2019, 11:09:15 AM
Another one of my promotions tonight. Daria Kulesh with Marina Osman plus Edwina Hayes. As usual at the Musician Leicester.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 06, 2019, 07:50:09 PM
If anyone is going to the Topic 80th Birthday bash, you're in for a treat as Norma Waterson is going to be there (according to Marry, on Twitter)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 16, 2019, 08:38:39 PM
Can’t remember if I’ve posted this before so apologies but quite excited about this! On Friday 21 June it’s back to my misspent youth although now a slightly different occasion than when I first bought the tickets. It’s Buzzcocks, The Skids and Penetration at the Royal Albert Hall (I bet some 40 years ago they never thought they’d be playing the RAH!). With the sad passing of Pete Shelley, the event has been turned into a celebration of his life. The whole evening will be compered by Paul Morley with Penetration and Pauline Murray opening. The Skids with Richard Jobson are on next followed by Buzzcocks. This will include original members Steve Diggle, John Maher and Steve Garvey.  Not sure if Howard Devoto will be there though. There will also be guest vocalists including Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Thurston Moore,Tim Burgess and Peter Perrett. I did have a spare ticket I was going to advertise on this site but it’s been taken by a friend so sorry all  ;)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 16, 2019, 09:41:13 PM
Sounds amazing Chris! Have a great time  :D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 16, 2019, 10:14:17 PM

Sounds amazing Chris! Have a great time  :D


Thank you! I’ll do my best  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2019, 01:03:29 AM

Sounds amazing Chris! Have a great time  :D


I hope they somehow manage to do Pete some justice.

Jules


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2019, 06:43:31 AM
I really do hope Howard does turn up, but I seem to remember reading (at the time of the release of the awesome Buzzkunst Pete/Howard album) about some lengthy feud between him and Diggle?  


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on June 17, 2019, 07:10:30 AM


Sounds amazing Chris! Have a great time  :D


I hope they somehow manage to do Pete some justice.

Jules


I’ll report back at the weekend and let you know how it went


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on June 20, 2019, 05:01:42 PM
Crims tonight at RAH.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 21, 2019, 07:52:06 AM

Crims tonight at RAH.
Lucky you!  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: jude on June 21, 2019, 10:32:34 AM

Crims tonight at RAH.

Was that Wednesday night? Weren't they fantastic?  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on June 21, 2019, 03:21:28 PM
Last night, Jude... and they were... the chap next to me attended all 3 nights and reckoned Thursday was even better than Wednesday! 21st Century Schizoid Man last night was just astonishingly good!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: jude on June 21, 2019, 03:34:35 PM

Last night, Jude... and they were... the chap next to me attended all 3 nights and reckoned Thursday was even better than Wednesday! 21st Century Schizoid Man last night was just astonishingly good!


I managed to catch up with lovely Pat Mastelotto and Jakko after the show on Wednesday so that made the night even more lovely.. those drummers eh?...  :o


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on June 25, 2019, 01:36:40 PM
Nick Lowe at Pocklington Arts Centre , near York,  with the fabulous Katie Spencer supporting tonight
Nick's at Glastonbury I believe , hope the BBC are showing it


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on June 27, 2019, 03:29:54 PM
Tonight, dear fiends, im off to Sale Waterside to see the Goldhawks play Quadrophenia by th'Oo.
I saw it on a regular emither the theatre sends me and quite fancied it.
I will let you know tomorrow how good, bad or indifferent it was.
I'm quite looking forward to it.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mightyglydd on June 27, 2019, 07:17:55 PM
July 4th 'weekend', Chrissie Hynde and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Really looking forward to this, hope she's going to do Nick's River Man which is on the new record.




Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on June 28, 2019, 09:27:04 AM
Tomorrow at Cecil Sharp House, The Copper Family.  Really looking forward to this!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on June 28, 2019, 01:19:18 PM

Tonight, dear fiends, im off to Sale Waterside to see the Goldhawks play Quadrophenia by th'Oo.
I saw it on a regular emither the theatre sends me and quite fancied it.
I will let you know tomorrow how good, bad or indifferent it was.
I'm quite looking forward to it.


Excellent band, did full justice to the material and universally well recieved by the audience , who, unsurprisingly, were largely men of a certain age.  The theatre was a bit less than half full which demonstrates the difficulty of attracting a crowd if its not a name but on the upside it was over by 945pm which left plenty of time to get slopped up in a nearby pub before phoning the younger daughter for a lift home😁


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 02, 2019, 12:52:40 PM
Gilmore & Roberts tomorrow night at Petfringe, which is not as it sounds a dog grooming parlour but a small festival in Petworth in Sussex.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 03, 2019, 12:04:05 AM
Santana / The Doobie Brothers, Tuesday, July 9, at the Austin360 Amphitheater in sweltering extreme east Austin!

Assuming all goes according to plan, I will be able to post a meet-and-greet photo with the Doobies a few days after the event. Keep Rockin' Down the Highway and Listen to the Music, and we'll hear that funky Dixieland while taking our pretty mamas by the hand....


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on July 03, 2019, 04:58:37 PM
Having had a very pleasant, if hot, day at Abbotsbury for Show of Hands’ one day festival last year we are going again this year. The line up is SoH, Tom Robinson, Track Digs, Banter, & Kelly Oliver. The weather forecast looks promising so hoping for another good time.

It’s also very good excuse for a long weekend in Dorset and the discovery that Bridport has a new parkrun (as of last week) so we don’t need to miss out on our parkrun fix is an extra bonus!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on July 03, 2019, 06:49:10 PM
American band Man About A Horse this evening for some bluegrass down at the Musician.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 08, 2019, 06:32:52 AM
Mrs DJS has a ticket she can't use for the sold out The National gig at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester this Wed.  Drop me a line if you (or anybody you know) might be interested.  Ta.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on July 08, 2019, 11:34:34 AM
Looking forward to Jackie Oates tonight - playing her new 'radio ballad' (I think it is billed as) called 'Lace Tellings', with help from Jack Rutter, John Spiers and Megan Henwood.  

Next gig after this will be Cropredy!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on July 13, 2019, 11:36:11 AM
Ian McNabb at Thornton Hough Village Club tonight.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Cool Cat on July 13, 2019, 02:25:45 PM


Tonight, dear fiends, im off to Sale Waterside to see the Goldhawks play Quadrophenia by th'Oo.
I saw it on a regular emither the theatre sends me and quite fancied it.
I will let you know tomorrow how good, bad or indifferent it was.
I'm quite looking forward to it.


Excellent band, did full justice to the material and universally well recieved by the audience , who, unsurprisingly, were largely men of a certain age.  The theatre was a bit less than half full which demonstrates the difficulty of attracting a crowd if its not a name but on the upside it was over by 945pm which left plenty of time to get slopped up in a nearby pub before phoning the younger daughter for a lift home😁


Because of Jim's post, we decided to see this band too.  Wow!  Blown away.  Such a passion for their subject.  They said they might do Tommy next.  The encore was Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Reilly.  Thanks for the heads up, Jim.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on July 21, 2019, 09:33:37 AM

Tramlines final day in Sheffield today.

Plenty going on but looking forward to Peter Hook and The Light,Happy Mondays,Lewis Capaldi and the headliners,Nile Rodgers and Chic


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on July 25, 2019, 12:03:44 PM
Tears for Fears supported by ABC at Colchester Castle Park this Sunday 28 July...just hoping the rain/storms hold off!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 25, 2019, 07:53:11 PM
My first gig in a little while...

Truckstop Honeymoon at The Greys in Brighton on Monday.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 28, 2019, 08:26:55 PM
Heads up in case any of you crazy Bruce heads want to see Little Steven in, er, The Tramshed in Cardiff.

Go, go, go... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-steven-the-disciples-of-soul-tramshed-cardiff-tickets-60311440141


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on July 29, 2019, 10:14:57 AM
John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers in Threlkeld on 27th and 28th September, first night is half gig half ceilidh, second night is a seated gig. I have 2 tickets for both nights, but can no longer attend. Happy to give them to anyone who could use them.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PeterW on July 29, 2019, 07:12:14 PM

John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers in Threlkeld on 27th and 28th September, first night is half gig half ceilidh, second night is a seated gig. I have 2 tickets for both nights, but can no longer attend. Happy to give them to anyone who could use them.
Hi Kevin, I'd be more than happy to take them of  your hands  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 29, 2019, 07:37:49 PM

My first gig in a little while...

Truckstop Honeymoon at The Greys in Brighton on Monday.


Or not. Change of plan for reasons I will explain in due course.

Shame. I was looking forward to reacquainting myself with Mike & Amy.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 29, 2019, 08:50:33 PM
Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 29, 2019, 09:47:10 PM

Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


This tour has been focusing on the 1974 material and line up so that year's live album in its expanded form is your best starting point. The UK shows earlier this year we're tremendous, as long as Luther's pedals are working.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 29, 2019, 10:19:19 PM


Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


This tour has been focusing on the 1974 material and line up so that year's live album in its expanded form is your best starting point. The UK shows earlier this year we're tremendous, as long as Luther's pedals are working.


Thumbs up emoji!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on July 30, 2019, 09:11:05 PM

John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers in Threlkeld on 27th and 28th September, first night is half gig half ceilidh, second night is a seated gig. I have 2 tickets for both nights, but can no longer attend. Happy to give them to anyone who could use them.

Solihull to Threlkeld is a bit of a slog!!!


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on July 31, 2019, 09:13:20 AM


John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers in Threlkeld on 27th and 28th September, first night is half gig half ceilidh, second night is a seated gig. I have 2 tickets for both nights, but can no longer attend. Happy to give them to anyone who could use them.

Solihull to Threlkeld is a bit of a slog!!!


Bus times are a bit tricky too  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on July 31, 2019, 03:44:40 PM

Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


You'll enjoy it I think, John.  Mott are and always were a great live band,. But you may need ear protection - they're also very loud.  


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 31, 2019, 09:07:08 PM


Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


You'll enjoy it I think, John.  Mott are and always were a great live band,. But you may need ear protection - they're also very loud.  


Booked  :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 31, 2019, 09:31:21 PM


Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


You'll enjoy it I think, John.  Mott are and always were a great live band,. But you may need ear protection - they're also very loud.  


Less so these days. I didn't need my acoustic earplugs at the London show, though a couple of Ian's solo shows some years ago were the reason I need them in the first place!  ;D


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 01, 2019, 11:48:37 AM



Just announced - Mott the Hoople '74 at the Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, this fall!

I am woefully unfamiliar with all things Mott, other than ATYD. I must buy tickets to this show and then take a crash course.


You'll enjoy it I think, John.  Mott are and always were a great live band,. But you may need ear protection - they're also very loud.  


Less so these days. I didn't need my acoustic earplugs at the London show, though a couple of Ian's solo shows some years ago were the reason I need them in the first place!  ;D


 ;D :)


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 02, 2019, 12:25:45 PM
Off to see The Connor Selby Band tonight. As they were one of the support acts at the recent Who gigs I am expecting something good.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on August 06, 2019, 12:20:50 PM
RT at Gawsworth Hall tonight.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 23, 2019, 03:29:12 PM
Doing front-of-house duties next Friday 30 August at Witham Public Hall for Marty Wilde and the Wildcats  :o Apart from Petula Clark, Li’l Jimmy Reed and BB King, I think this will make him the next oldest artist I’ve seen perform live  :o


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 23, 2019, 05:03:44 PM
Mr. Cool himself, Bryan Ferry, tonight at the Moody Theater at ACL Live in sweltering downtown Austin, Texas!

First gig in awhile, unusually for me.


Title: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2019, 10:31:58 AM
Two mini festivals lined up:

Wallingford Bunkfest (https://www.bunkfest.co.uk/) this coming weekend. Looking forward to Tankus The Henge at that one. Merry Hell are playing if anyone is interested (we will be gone before they're on.)

Down At The Abbey (https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/down-abbey-festival-line-up-16566205) festival on Saturday 7th September. Many acts to look forward to there, including Rozi Plain, Rachel Dadd, BC Camplight, Bryde, Kathryn Joseph, Tom Williams, Vienna Ditto, The August List (especially looking forward to those last two!)

Cheers

Nick




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 27, 2019, 11:39:53 AM
Must get to the Bunkfest one of these years, since it is only just up the road from us.  But we're off on holiday on Saturday morning, so it won't be this year...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 29, 2019, 08:37:53 PM
Seeing Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash) and his band doing the albums Pilgrimage and New England in their entirety along with many other Wishbone Ash songs as it’s the 50th anniversary of the band. They are playing Colchester Arts Centre next Thursday 5 September if anyone is interested....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on September 04, 2019, 03:11:42 PM
Phil Beer in Lingfield (South East Surrey, East Grinstead line) Friday 13th September. Love seeing wonderful musicians 'up close and personal'. Guaranteed to be a great night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 04, 2019, 05:04:16 PM
This Saturday, up-and-coming young guitar-slinger Mark Knopfler, at ACL Live in Austin!

Tickets for this show went on sale almost a year ago, and promptly sold out. A friend with connections was able to hook me up with post-sell-out tickets at face value, which has never happened before or since. :)

As he did last time, he's making official recordings of the live shows available for download. No complaints here.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenGiles on September 05, 2019, 08:59:14 PM

Phil Beer in Lingfield (South East Surrey, East Grinstead line) Friday 13th September. Love seeing wonderful musicians 'up close and personal'. Guaranteed to be a great night.


Is that the Victoria Sports & Social Club? Nice folks there.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on September 06, 2019, 08:20:15 AM
LVSSC indeed.. A select but friendly bunch!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 07, 2019, 06:45:33 PM
Bennett Wilson Poole at my mate Kev's birthday bash tonight in Nantwich.

The Peter Bruntnell Band at Outpost, Liverpool next Saturday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on September 09, 2019, 08:33:42 AM
The First Cressing  Folk Festival on Sunday 15 September at the historic Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. This will be a small one-day fest although I’m not really familiar with the artists (except one). Playing will be Terry Hiscock (founder of Hunter Muskett), Fran & Belinda (Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster), Trials of Cato, John Kirkpatrick, The Wilsons. If anyone can enlighten me on these performers that’d be appreciated. Thanks


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 09, 2019, 09:33:20 AM

The First Cressing  Folk Festival on Sunday 15 September at the historic Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. This will be a small one-day fest although I’m not really familiar with the artists (except one). Playing will be Terry Hiscock (founder of Hunter Muskett), Fran & Belinda (Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster), Trials of Cato, John Kirkpatrick, The Wilsons. If anyone can enlighten me on these performers that’d be appreciated. Thanks


I'm guessing that John Kirkpatrick is the one you know? (RT sideman, Albion Band alumnus. Father of Beni etc)

I saw Terry Hiscock supporting Merry Hell earlier this year Very entertaining in an early 70s singer songwriter kind of way. Witty patter between songs and some excellent acoustic guitar work from what I recall. I can't help with any of the others I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DawnG on September 09, 2019, 09:44:23 AM
Fran & Belinda are mother & daughter. Fran sings with Stick in the Wheel & plays accordion. The Wilsons are brothers from up north and sing unaccompanied harmonies they're very good.
I've heard of Trails of Cato but not seen them they have some things on you tube


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on September 09, 2019, 10:45:28 AM
Thanks Al and Dawn....yes I’ve seen John Kirkpatrick before (last time I think was with Martin Carthy etc on the Swarb! tribute show. The other acts sound interesting and I’m assuming that The Wilsons are in the same vein as The Young Uns? whom I’ve seen 2 or 3 times before


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DawnG on September 09, 2019, 12:42:44 PM
yes the Wilsons are similar to the Young 'Uns


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 13, 2019, 08:03:13 PM
Tonight, Irish troubadour Glen Hansard at Stubb's Barbecue outdoor stage!

I love GH with all my heart, but Stubb's is not my favorite venue.  Parking is non-existent.  It's in a dodgy part of downtown, which makes the long walk to the car after 11:00 PM uncomfortable.  And September in Austin, Texas, is miserably hot for outdoor shows.  Dear GH:  Please investigate booking into the air-conditioned, safe, and very pleasant ACL Live next time!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 17, 2019, 06:41:45 PM
Tonight, Cropredy veterans Squeeze (with opener X) at the historic Paramount Theater in muggy, humid, downtown Austin, Texas!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on September 19, 2019, 05:55:59 PM

The First Cressing  Folk Festival on Sunday 15 September at the historic Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. This will be a small one-day fest although I’m not really familiar with the artists (except one). Playing will be Terry Hiscock (founder of Hunter Muskett), Fran & Belinda (Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster), Trials of Cato, John Kirkpatrick, The Wilsons. If anyone can enlighten me on these performers that’d be appreciated. Thanks

Thanks for this Bingers.  A possibility for next year, provided it runs


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on September 19, 2019, 06:10:13 PM


The First Cressing  Folk Festival on Sunday 15 September at the historic Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. This will be a small one-day fest although I’m not really familiar with the artists (except one). Playing will be Terry Hiscock (founder of Hunter Muskett), Fran & Belinda (Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster), Trials of Cato, John Kirkpatrick, The Wilsons. If anyone can enlighten me on these performers that’d be appreciated. Thanks

Thanks for this Bingers.  A possibility for next year, provided it runs


I shall keep my eyes peeled for the date  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 22, 2019, 02:37:28 PM
Tonight at West Austin's One World Theatre (I believe they use the English spelling) -

John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful!  Do You Believe in Magic?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 24, 2019, 06:05:17 PM
Friday, Dallas, Texas, at the American Airlines Center:

The Two!  I mean, The Who!

According to my scientific database, since 1982, it will be my 30th show by The Who, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, or Roger Daltrey (not even counting the 1983 ARMS concert with Kenney on drums). Will it be the last?  I asked myself that question four years ago, and two years before that...



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on September 25, 2019, 08:00:13 AM
Going to see the Rheingans Sisters at Morecambe on Sunday it will be the first gig I have been to with my sister for over 27 years


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 25, 2019, 09:33:17 AM
Looking forward to seeing Home Service (with John Tams back with them, alongside John Kirkpatrick, I believe) on Monday at Nettlebed.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 25, 2019, 10:57:54 AM
Next gig: RTs 70th at RAH on Monday, provided I can figure out a foolproof way of getting to London and back after recent terrible experiences.

After that it is probably The Long Ryders in Hassocks at the end of October unless I make a last minute decision to take in the Icicle Works in Farncombe in between.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 25, 2019, 11:31:13 AM

Looking forward to seeing Home Service (with John Tams back with them, alongside John Kirkpatrick, I believe) on Monday at Nettlebed.


I didn't know he was back.  Good.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on September 25, 2019, 11:31:57 AM


Looking forward to seeing Home Service (with John Tams back with them, alongside John Kirkpatrick, I believe) on Monday at Nettlebed.


I didn't know he was back.  Good.

Jules


Same! I've got to see these guys - just once...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David W on September 25, 2019, 12:12:44 PM
Off to see the very marvellous Leisure Society at the Hare and Hounds in Brum tomorrow - lets get these guys at Cropredy.

DW


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on September 25, 2019, 12:33:12 PM

Off to see the very marvellous Leisure Society at the Hare and Hounds in Brum tomorrow - lets get these guys at Cropredy.

DW


Yes indeed - they would be BRILLIANT for Cropredy - excellent band & songwriting - saw them at the Brudenell in Leeds as few years back with everyone sitting on the floor spellbound. Thought at the time, this would be just perfect for Croppers...!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 25, 2019, 08:15:59 PM

Off to see the very marvellous Leisure Society at the Hare and Hounds in Brum tomorrow


A regular haunt of mine over the years (decades).  I've even played there myself.  Enjoy.  They're a good band.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 25, 2019, 08:38:34 PM



Looking forward to seeing Home Service (with John Tams back with them, alongside John Kirkpatrick, I believe) on Monday at Nettlebed.


I didn't know he was back.  Good.

Jules


Same! I've got to see these guys - just once...


Here's the blurb from the website:

NETTLEBED VILLAGE CLUB - ‬Monday 30 September 2019

LICHFIELD GARRICK THEATRE - Friday 18th October‬ 2019

LOWDHAM VILLAGE HALL - ‬Friday ‪7th February 2020

NEW FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL 2020 - Friday 3rd July 2020‬

St EDITH’S FOLK CLUB, Nr. SEVENOAKS - ‬Friday 17th July 2020

 

If you thought Home Service had gone a bit quiet recently here’s the latest - the band is back with some great gigs in the diary and the major news is that John Tams has re-enlisted alongside John Kirkpatrick as joint front man and lead vocalist. This is very exciting for us all and furthermore there are rumours of new material, which could mean we might see the boys back in the studio before long. Main thing is, just don’t miss this rare opportunity to be blown away by the sheer might, grace and grandeur of the one and only Home Service when they come your way.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 25, 2019, 09:01:11 PM

If you thought Home Service had gone a bit quiet recently here’s the latest - the band is back with some great gigs in the diary and the major news is that John Tams has re-enlisted alongside John Kirkpatrick as joint front man and lead vocalist. This is very exciting for us all and furthermore there are rumours of new material, which could mean we might see the boys back in the studio before long. Main thing is, just don’t miss this rare opportunity to be blown away by the sheer might, grace and grandeur of the one and only Home Service when they come your way.


That's exciting (and surprising) news.  Fab.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on September 26, 2019, 11:14:13 AM
Edwina Hayes at the Colchester Folk Club in Colchester Arts Centre this Monday 30 September


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 26, 2019, 11:46:50 AM
Bevis Frond at Aatma in Manchester on Saturday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 26, 2019, 04:42:04 PM
Red warning lights flashing - The Who ended the Houston show last night after 8 songs because Roger lost his voice.  (Glad I skipped it and went to dinner instead.)

Fingers crossed that tomorrow's show in Dallas goes forward.  If not, I have a non-refundable hotel room in downtown Dallas and no concert to attend.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 26, 2019, 06:17:44 PM

Red warning lights flashing - The Who ended the Houston show last night after 8 songs because Roger lost his voice.  (Glad I skipped it and went to dinner instead.)


It's becoming a greater and greater struggle for Roger.  They're going to at least have to start transposing the keys down a step.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 26, 2019, 06:59:33 PM


Red warning lights flashing - The Who ended the Houston show last night after 8 songs because Roger lost his voice.  (Glad I skipped it and went to dinner instead.)


It's becoming a greater and greater struggle for Roger.  They're going to at least have to start transposing the keys down a step.

Jules


If they do that, at least I'll be able to sing along!  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2019, 07:07:21 PM
He's always said he'll know (most recently in his book) when to stop.

I thought it was really interesting that the advertising for the new 'Oo album had Pete writing: "This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice. Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are OK, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today. I made new home studio demos of all these songs in the summer of 2018 using a wide collection of instruments old and new.”

Hopefully, it really is just a cold or something...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 26, 2019, 08:41:07 PM

"This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions."


I wonder what the two exceptions are.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2019, 08:46:22 PM


"This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions."


I wonder what the two exceptions are.

Jules


I'll let you know when my, er, cassette arrives.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 26, 2019, 09:58:03 PM


"This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions."


I wonder what the two exceptions are.

Jules


There are apparently two of Pete's demos from the mid 60s that they updated and recorded for the album but according to the interview with Pete in the current issue of Mojo they did not make the final track listing and may be used as bonus tracks for something down the road.

Against my better judgment, I am actually quite excited about this album. I just wish I could find something to listen to this year by someone under the age of 70.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 26, 2019, 11:29:36 PM
The Who postponed Dallas and Denver until the spring of 2020, around the time they plan to play the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Now scouring the Dallas entertainment calendar, since that hotel wasn't cheap.

 :-[


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 27, 2019, 12:56:25 AM
The hotel took pity on me and cancelled my reservation without penalty.  :)

In exchange, I pinky-swore that I will re-book with them if and when The Who reschedule the show.  According to my calendar, Roger will turn 76 right around the target date for the rescheduled show.  Blimey.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 27, 2019, 10:31:25 AM

The hotel took pity on me and cancelled my reservation without penalty.  :)


Good news!

Quote
In exchange, I pinky-swore that I will re-book with them


I'm not sure what that is, I just hope that it's not an arrestable offence.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 27, 2019, 06:13:25 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 01, 2019, 05:50:29 PM
Mott '74 fall tour cancelled due to Ian Hunter's tinnitus.  :(

Get well soon, Ian, and I hope you reschedule.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 01, 2019, 05:53:27 PM

Mott '74 fall tour cancelled due to Ian Hunter's tinnitus.  :(

Get well soon, Ian, and I hope you reschedule.


Yes, the statement on his website is very downbeat. He sounds as though he fears this is the end of the road for him as an artist. It is worrying.  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on October 02, 2019, 09:04:19 PM
I’ve got Gary Numan next in Leeds , Gilmore Roberts in Ropsley 17th then Holy Moly and the Crackers in Nottingham 19th . Nice . BTW - I’ve never seen Numan live before . Here’s hoping he’s good .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 03, 2019, 12:07:59 AM

I’ve got Gary Numan next in Leeds , Gilmore Roberts in Ropsley 17th then Holy Moly and the Crackers in Nottingham 19th . Nice . BTW - I’ve never seen Numan live before . Here’s hoping he’s good .
He was brilliant when we saw him last year  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on October 03, 2019, 09:15:44 PM
New Model Army in Southampton on Tuesday. Haven’t seen them live since 1989, and really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on October 06, 2019, 12:02:47 AM
The very excellent Curse of Lono, start tour in Birmingham this week. Can’t wait.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on October 06, 2019, 11:44:47 AM
 ???Should have posted this here. Apologies.
   
Faun play in London

Joy oh Joy.

My favorite German Pagan Folk rock band Faun are playing in Britain ( second time ever I believe ) at the Union Chapel on Saturday April 25th 2020.

Its the only UK date of the Best of FAUN tour.

Oh double Joy of Joy. I have already got my ticket.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on October 07, 2019, 02:15:13 PM

 ???Should have posted this here. Apologies.
   
Faun play in London

Joy oh Joy.

My favorite German Pagan Folk rock band Faun are playing in Britain ( second time ever I believe ) at the Union Chapel on Saturday April 25th 2020.

Its the only UK date of the Best of FAUN tour.

Oh double Joy of Joy. I have already got my ticket.

Now now take it easy Trev. Too much excitement is not good for you!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 09, 2019, 08:45:08 PM
This Saturday, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas:  Billy Joel!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 10, 2019, 09:45:36 AM

This Saturday, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas:  Billy Joel!
Could you ask him to pop over to the UK and do a few gigs please, preferably one in Cardiff but anywhere would be good!

Enjoy  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 10, 2019, 11:25:02 AM
Curse of Lono at Band on the Wall, Manchester tonight and at 81 Renshaw, Liverpool tomorrow.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on October 10, 2019, 04:46:02 PM
June Tabor at Kings Place tomorrow.  Looking forward to an evening of cheerful, lighthearted ditties (ahem)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 10, 2019, 06:24:52 PM


This Saturday, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas:  Billy Joel!
Could you ask him to pop over to the UK and do a few gigs please, preferably one in Cardiff but anywhere would be good!

Enjoy  :)


Does he ever travel overseas anymore? His gig schedule is the most leisurely I've ever seen. I think he likes to spend 5 nights a week in his own bed. (I think that's one reason he quit touring with Elton John years ago - Elton wanted to do waaaaaay more shows than Billy did.)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on October 13, 2019, 10:21:39 AM
Fairport are playing in a small venue  :), St Dunstan's, Cranbrook, Kent, Sat 13th June, for St Edith's Folk CLub, who also have a very impressive programme next year, shows at Kemsing village hall unless otherwise stated:

Fri 17 Jan            Megson                                
 Fri 7 Feb             Iota                                      
 Fri 21 Feb           Greg Russell                          
 Fri 6 Mar             Ray Cooper                           
 Fri 20 Mar           Jon Boden                             
 Fri 3 Apr             Trad Arrrr                              
 Fri 17 Apr           Gerry Colvin Band   (Otford Memorial Hall)   
 Fri 1 May            Hunter Muskett                      
 Fri 15 May          Miranda Sykes                        
 Fri 5 Jun            Ranagri                                  
 Sat 13 Jun          Fairport Convention         (St Dunstan's, Cranbrook)
 Fri 19 Jun           Allan Taylor                           
 Fri 10 Jul            Glymjack                              
 Fri 17 Jul            Home Service  

Good to see Allan Taylor back on the road, I thought he's packed up for good :)                  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 13, 2019, 12:49:49 PM

Fairport are playing in a small venue  :), St Dunstan's, Cranbrook, Kent, Sat 13th June, for St Edith's Folk CLub, who also have a very impressive programme next year, shows at Kemsing village hall unless otherwise stated:

Fri 17 Jan            Megson                                
 Fri 7 Feb             Iota                                      
 Fri 21 Feb           Greg Russell                          
 Fri 6 Mar             Ray Cooper                           
 Fri 20 Mar           Jon Boden                             
 Fri 3 Apr             Trad Arrrr                              
 Fri 17 Apr           Gerry Colvin Band   (Otford Memorial Hall)   
 Fri 1 May            Hunter Muskett                      
 Fri 15 May          Miranda Sykes                        
 Fri 5 Jun            Ranagri                                  
 Sat 13 Jun          Fairport Convention         (St Dunstan's, Cranbrook)
 Fri 19 Jun           Allan Taylor                           
 Fri 10 Jul            Glymjack                              
 Fri 17 Jul            Home Service  

Good to see Allan Taylor back on the road, I thought he's packed up for good :)                  



Just to say, although I am not a local, I have been to a couple of St Edith events and the welcome is always warm. The venues are also lovely. I shall earmark Trad Arrr and Home Service for further visits. I just wish A Winter Union werecoming back this year. They were one of the highlights of my year in 2018.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mightyglydd on October 13, 2019, 03:27:46 PM
Maybe Allan Taylor could show up at the the lads date and for old times sake perform Senile Delinquent with them?

Lyrics here.....second ones!

M Wootton, A Taylor

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=60718

"I've got knives on the wheels of me bath-chair"   :)

I have fond memories of Allan, never been able to find sound or vid of one of the most fun FC moments....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on October 13, 2019, 06:17:05 PM
Wow! I'm going to have to plan 2020 around trips to Kemsing!
Always a lively vibe there, and some of my favourite bands.
Alan Taylor! Takes me back to my teens!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: SteveT on October 17, 2019, 01:03:19 PM
Off to see 'friend of Cropredy' Damian Wilson (& Friends)tonight in the lovely and intimate surroundings of St Pancras Old Church.
It's in celebration of his 50th birthday so should be good I hope.

Further gigs I have lined up between now and Xmas are:

Brandy Clark - US Country singer - next Friday in Shepherd's Bush
Marillion with String Quartet - Nov 15th in Southend
Elles Bailey - Country Blues singer from Bristol Nov 22nd in Basildon. Discovered her this year at Ramblin' Man Fair and thought she was great.
The Comet Is Coming - US alt-prog-jazz-indie outfit Dec 5th in Shepherd's Bush - taking a bit of a punt here as only know what I've heard on 6 Music
Steeleye Span - 50th Anniversary at the Barbican Dec 17th - 'nuff said  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 17, 2019, 06:02:11 PM
Martin Barre Band with Special Guests Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer, Dosey Doe's Big Barn, The Woodlands, Texas, April 18, 2020!

You could have knocked me over with a feather at the news that this line-up of the Martin Barre Band would schlep themselves all the way down into Texas!!!!!

Assuming no Austin show is added, I'll be there at The Woodlands, and/or at the Arlington Music Hall on April 17. The Big Barn is a unique music venue, with good food, great sound and excellent sight lines throughout.

I never had the pleasure of seeing Tull with Martin (or Clive, or Dee) so I am really looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 17, 2019, 07:01:58 PM
Not for me, but did we know that Supergrass are back with dates next year (after playing the Pilton Party a few weeks ago)?  A couple of decent ditties aside, I've always thought they were very overrated and the 2008(?) Cropredy performance certainly didn't change my mind about that...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on October 18, 2019, 12:09:29 AM

Not for me, but did we know that Supergrass are back with dates next year (after playing the Pilton Party a few weeks ago)?  A couple of decent ditties aside, I've always thought they were very overrated and the 2008(?) Cropredy performance certainly didn't change my mind about that...


Neither knew nor cared after their appalling Cropredy appearance.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 18, 2019, 06:41:44 AM


Not for me, but did we know that Supergrass are back with dates next year (after playing the Pilton Party a few weeks ago)?  A couple of decent ditties aside, I've always thought they were very overrated and the 2008(?) Cropredy performance certainly didn't change my mind about that...


Neither knew nor cared after their appalling Cropredy appearance.


Was it appalling?  I can't really remember.  I thought it was just a bit dull....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 18, 2019, 09:28:52 AM



Not for me, but did we know that Supergrass are back with dates next year (after playing the Pilton Party a few weeks ago)?  A couple of decent ditties aside, I've always thought they were very overrated and the 2008(?) Cropredy performance certainly didn't change my mind about that...


Neither knew nor cared after their appalling Cropredy appearance.


Was it appalling?  I can't really remember.  I thought it was just a bit dull....


They weren't good at Cropredy but there were extenuating circumstances. They were in the process of breaking up. Relations in the band were fractious and they were promoting an album that was far from their best. They were generally however a fantastic live band (which you would not know from their Cropredy show) and their first four albums are all terrific and inventive records. Road To Rouen also has a lot of fans. They got lumped in with the Britpop crowd but at their height they knocked most of their contemporaries into a cocked hat. Sadly I can't get to any of the reunion gigs.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on October 18, 2019, 05:17:54 PM




Not for me, but did we know that Supergrass are back with dates next year (after playing the Pilton Party a few weeks ago)?  A couple of decent ditties aside, I've always thought they were very overrated and the 2008(?) Cropredy performance certainly didn't change my mind about that...


Neither knew nor cared after their appalling Cropredy appearance.


Was it appalling?  I can't really remember.  I thought it was just a bit dull....


They weren't good at Cropredy but there were extenuating circumstances. They were in the process of breaking up. Relations in the band were fractious and they were promoting an album that was far from their best. They were generally however a fantastic live band (which you would not know from their Cropredy show) and their first four albums are all terrific and inventive records. Road To Rouen also has a lot of fans. They got lumped in with the Britpop crowd but at their height they knocked most of their contemporaries into a cocked hat. Sadly I can't get to any of the reunion gigs.

Always had a soft spot for Supergrass...Although I am a bit biased as they were/are a local band ::)...Late in the Day and Richard 111 are terrific songs...It's a shame they were lumped in with the Britpop thing...They were much better than all that...Would love to see one of the reunion gigs...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: RobertD on October 18, 2019, 06:26:48 PM
Very excited to have splurged (on my budget) for a ticket to see Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at the end of the month at Madison Square Garden. Not just due to cost, but I think I am completely over the big arena shows, but this is Bob's farewell tour and I was not going to miss it. I'm a huge fan, but my previous times seeing him have always been marred by one thing or another that prevented full scale enjoyment. So I actually bought myself, and only myself a ticket so I can just go and have no distractions and enjoy the farewell on my own terms.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on October 19, 2019, 01:16:12 PM
What they are billing as Gerry Hell at Ulverston Coronation Hall an evening of music featuring the music with Merry Hell and Gerry Colvin, I am guessing it will be very different to the JIgdoll Ensemble gig I saw at the same venue on thursday but hopefully as good. I doubt my da will fall asleep at this one though, but that was his loss.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 20, 2019, 03:23:56 AM
Thursday night, the 2019 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame ceremony at ACL Live!

The inductees are:  Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, and Buddy Guy.  

The host is Robert Earl Keen, and performers include Jackson Browne, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmie Vaughan, Bruce Hornsby, Sarah Jarosz, Willis Alan Ramsey & Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

I had never heard of Kingfish Ingram, but after reading his bio I'm looking forward to the discovery.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 20, 2019, 11:25:24 AM

What they are billing as Gerry Hell at Ulverston Coronation Hall an evening of music featuring the music with Merry Hell and Gerry Colvin


That sounds a lot of fun  :)

I have happy memories of this venue...I saw an awesome and very rocking Patti Smith gig there back in 2007, the night after she'd played at Kendal, equally awesome although very different (supposedly acoustic, it wasn't).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on October 20, 2019, 02:36:01 PM


What they are billing as Gerry Hell at Ulverston Coronation Hall an evening of music featuring the music with Merry Hell and Gerry Colvin


That sounds a lot of fun  :)

I have happy memories of this venue...I saw an awesome and very rocking Patti Smith gig there back in 2007, the night after she'd played at Kendal, equally awesome although very different (supposedly acoustic, it wasn't).
Was a lot of fun, was seating at tables....i am glad there wasnt a fire, but it would probably have been better all standing like the Patti Smith concert (though maybe not for the age of the audience, my parents wouldn't have appreciated it) I also need to get use to Gerry Colvin, he came across too eager to please (not usually a bad) and either there were in jokes or I have a different sence of humour. Merry Hell a pitch perfect live act, to me but strangely still haven't bought any of their albums, just have my Up the Shirkers and Shandyland - Tansads cds
As for the Patti Smith gig in 2007, I might have mentioned it before, but the night had a bad vibe for me, the band were great but I didn't warm to Patti recounting her childish antics at the Wordsworth museum, being part of the reason, seemed a bit photofit rebel to me.. Though Bettye Lavette the week prior was absolutely brilliant.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 20, 2019, 05:29:41 PM
The Dream Syndicate at Scala, King's Cross on Monday
Peatbog Faeries at Band on the Wall, Manchester on Tuesday
Alfa 9 at the Artisan Tap, Hartshill, Stoke on Thursday
The Icicle Works at The Flowerpot, Derby on Friday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Cool Cat on October 22, 2019, 08:19:57 PM
Had tickets for John Mayall in November. Venue has let us know the rest of the tour is cancelled because of ill health, with the aim of getting well again.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dad Volt on October 23, 2019, 02:04:16 PM
Just done a quick look at the calendar!
Before the end of November
Tim Minchin
Midge Ure
Big big train
Squeeze (& Heaven 17)
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Steve Hackett

That's a decent line up. ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 23, 2019, 08:19:14 PM
Tonight at the intimate Cactus Cafe, in the student union at the University of Texas -

Shawn Phillips.

I confess I had never heard of SP before I saw this show listed.  I looked at some old Youtube videos of him on the Midnight Special, and read his online hagio -- I mean biography.  He claims to be an associate of Donovan, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, etc., and to have been offered the role of Jesus in JCS on Broadway circa 1970.

Seems to be a very accomplished player and singer based on the videos, in spite of his apparent obscurity.  Should I?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on October 24, 2019, 03:52:06 AM

Just done a quick look at the calendar!
Before the end of November
Tim Minchin
Midge Ure
Big big train
Squeeze (& Heaven 17)
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Steve Hackett

That's a decent line up. ;D


Going to see Billy Bragg 3 times in row?!?!?  :o Once I can handle but 3x one after another might test me a bit even thought I have a number of his albums


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 24, 2019, 08:37:39 AM


Just done a quick look at the calendar!
Before the end of November
Tim Minchin
Midge Ure
Big big train
Squeeze (& Heaven 17)
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Steve Hackett

That's a decent line up. ;D


Going to see Billy Bragg 3 times in row?!?!?  :o Once I can handle but 3x one after another might test me a bit even thought I have a number of his albums


His current tour is 3 nights in each town playing 3 different sets all focusing on a different series of albums...so not as odd as it looks!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 24, 2019, 09:50:48 AM
I've got some great stuff coming up in November too  :D

Big Big Train - 1st time for me. Can't wait!
Steve Hackett - 7th time, the band are doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound. Can't wait!
Budapest Café Orchestra - 3rd time, watch this fantastic foursome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02qmpJVAcI Can't wait!
Chris Difford - 1st time as a solo artist and raconteur. Can't wait!

 ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dad Volt on October 24, 2019, 02:00:52 PM



Just done a quick look at the calendar!
Before the end of November
Tim Minchin
Midge Ure
Big big train
Squeeze (& Heaven 17)
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Steve Hackett

That's a decent line up. ;D


Going to see Billy Bragg 3 times in row?!?!?  :o Once I can handle but 3x one after another might test me a bit even thought I have a number of his albums


His current tour is 3 nights in each town playing 3 different sets all focusing on a different series of albums...so not as odd as it looks!

I must admit I'm starting to wonder if I've been a bit ambitious, especially as they are standing gigs! 🤔🙄


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tony Pim on October 24, 2019, 02:43:13 PM
Well we were going to see Peggy & Antony John in Liverpool but that's just been cancelled, so we've switched to Merry Hell.  Not as many as some on here (much as I love the Bragster 3 nights in a row is real commitment)  so our November looks like:

Merry Hell
Steve Hackett
Skinny Lister

Then we've got Stereophonics in January, February and March !


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 24, 2019, 03:51:28 PM
I *only* have Faustus, Frigg, Steve Hackett and Gigspanner Big Band coming up this month.  Feeling like a lightweight compared to some!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 24, 2019, 04:03:01 PM

I've got some great stuff coming up in November too  :D

Big Big Train - 1st time for me. Can't wait!
Steve Hackett - 7th time, the band are doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound. Can't wait!
Budapest Café Orchestra - 3rd time, watch this fantastic foursome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02qmpJVAcI Can't wait!
Chris Difford - 1st time as a solo artist and raconteur. Can't wait!

 ;D


You don't know anyone else that wants one, do you?  I've got a ticket for Newport which I can't use due to my move to Dorset.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 24, 2019, 04:56:47 PM
The Long Ryders in Hassocks on Halloween.

Then I'm done for the year  :( apart from The Albion Christmas Band in Canterbury in December.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 24, 2019, 05:59:05 PM
Only a few remaining for 2019:

Tonight, ACL Hall of Fame induction with Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin and guests.
November 7 - Pat Travers (maybe) at a dance hall in San Antonio.  Bucket list artist.
November 8 - Doobie Brothers! at ACL Live.
November 16 - Don McLean (maybe) at the Arlington Music Hall.  Bucket list artist.
November 23 - Rufus Wainwright at the Paramount Theater.
December 1- John Cleese at Bass Concert Hall.
December 17 - Cher at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.  Bucket list artist.
December 21 - Kinky Friedman at the Continental Club (maybe).*

*Would be my first visit to the venerable Continental Club since Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance back in 1987.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on October 24, 2019, 06:39:05 PM
16th November - Lenny Henry, Millennium Centre, Cardiff (with my wife)
4th December - St Agnes Fountain, Acapela, Pentyrch (with my daughter)
6th December - Steeleye Span, Borough Theatre, Abergavenny (on my own)

Looking forward to them all.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 24, 2019, 07:52:47 PM
Damn and blast.  There's a Soft Boys reunion next week...  Can't go...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 24, 2019, 09:22:24 PM

Damn and blast.  There's a Soft Boys reunion next week...  Can't go...


...and I'm missing Robyn Hitchcock at the Cactus Cafe next Friday because he conflicts with the Doobie Bros.  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on October 24, 2019, 10:07:47 PM

...and I'm missing Robyn Hitchcock at the Cactus Cafe next Friday because he conflicts with the Doobie Bros.  :(


I can't believe you're missing Robyn to go and see some obscure act that nobody's heard of.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 24, 2019, 11:23:21 PM


...and I'm missing Robyn Hitchcock at the Cactus Cafe next Friday because he conflicts with the Doobie Bros.  :(


I can't believe you're missing Robyn to go and see some obscure act that nobody's heard of.

Jules


 ;D

I'd vote for The Soft Boys for the Rock and Roll HOF!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Simon Withers on October 25, 2019, 06:28:58 AM
Next week I am going to see a brace of concerts by Big Big Train (Birmingham and London shows)
Followed by Blicher, Hemmer and Gadd in Nottingham.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 25, 2019, 10:19:48 AM


I've got some great stuff coming up in November too  :D

Big Big Train - 1st time for me. Can't wait!
Steve Hackett - 7th time, the band are doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound. Can't wait!
Budapest Café Orchestra - 3rd time, watch this fantastic foursome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02qmpJVAcI Can't wait!
Chris Difford - 1st time as a solo artist and raconteur. Can't wait!

 ;D


You don't know anyone else that wants one, do you?  I've got a ticket for Newport which I can't use due to my move to Dorset.


Would love one - but Newport is probably even further for me than it is for you from Dorset!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 25, 2019, 10:21:00 AM

Would love one - but Newport is probably even further for me than it is for you from Dorset!


Do ask around...it's on all the forums etc.  Seems a bit bonkers nobody wants it for a sold out show.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 25, 2019, 12:01:59 PM


I've got some great stuff coming up in November too  :D

Big Big Train - 1st time for me. Can't wait!
Steve Hackett - 7th time, the band are doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound. Can't wait!
Budapest Café Orchestra - 3rd time, watch this fantastic foursome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02qmpJVAcI Can't wait!
Chris Difford - 1st time as a solo artist and raconteur. Can't wait!

 ;D


You don't know anyone else that wants one, do you?  I've got a ticket for Newport which I can't use due to my move to Dorset.


Sorry, only just seen this - what a shame you can't go. I'll ask around, but it's worth you contacting the venue as it was a sell out so they might keep a reserves list


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 25, 2019, 12:43:14 PM



I've got some great stuff coming up in November too  :D

Big Big Train - 1st time for me. Can't wait!
Steve Hackett - 7th time, the band are doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound. Can't wait!
Budapest Café Orchestra - 3rd time, watch this fantastic foursome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02qmpJVAcI Can't wait!
Chris Difford - 1st time as a solo artist and raconteur. Can't wait!

 ;D


You don't know anyone else that wants one, do you?  I've got a ticket for Newport which I can't use due to my move to Dorset.


Sorry, only just seen this - what a shame you can't go. I'll ask around, but it's worth you contacting the venue as it was a sell out so they might keep a reserves list



I tried.  The polite way to describe it is that they "were uninterested"  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenGiles on October 26, 2019, 05:56:26 PM
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar tomorrow (Sunday afternoon) at Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames - our first gig for a year, now that my wife can just about walk from the car park to the building!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 27, 2019, 03:52:54 PM

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar tomorrow (Sunday afternoon) at Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames - our first gig for a year, now that my wife can just about walk from the car park to the building!
Can it really be 6 years ago they played Cropredy? Have a great evening!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 29, 2019, 03:56:17 PM
After much umming and ahhing I finally bought a ticket to see Al Stewart in Basingstoke tomorrow night.  From the videos going round on FB, it looks like he's doing some unusual numbers on this tour, and also some new songs.  He's playing with an electric band too, which will be different from the last few concerts I've seen which have been mainly acoustic.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on October 29, 2019, 04:37:40 PM

After much umming and ahhing I finally bought a ticket to see Al Stewart in Basingstoke tomorrow night.  From the videos going round on FB, it looks like he's doing some unusual numbers on this tour, and also some new songs.  He's playing with an electric band too, which will be different from the last few concerts I've seen which have been mainly acoustic.


We're seeing him tonight, really looking forward to it. You're lucky there were tickets, ours sold out weeks ago.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 01, 2019, 12:55:10 PM
Big Big Train tonight in Newport  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 01, 2019, 01:41:33 PM

Big Big Train tonight in Newport  :)


Enjoy.  My empty seat is looking forward to it, too  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 01, 2019, 03:27:27 PM


After much umming and ahhing I finally bought a ticket to see Al Stewart in Basingstoke tomorrow night.  From the videos going round on FB, it looks like he's doing some unusual numbers on this tour, and also some new songs.  He's playing with an electric band too, which will be different from the last few concerts I've seen which have been mainly acoustic.


We're seeing him tonight, really looking forward to it. You're lucky there were tickets, ours sold out weeks ago.


Disappointingly (except that it meant I was able to get a good seat at the last minute), Basingstoke was only half full.  Hope you had a good night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on November 01, 2019, 05:24:23 PM
John Smith at St Mary's A Creative Space, Chester on Sunday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on November 01, 2019, 10:20:08 PM

John Smith at St Mary's A Creative Space, Chester on Sunday.


Gently he has risen from interesting to essential for me. Such a great writer and truly great musician. Off now to check if there is a date near me


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 02, 2019, 01:28:08 AM


Big Big Train tonight in Newport  :)


Enjoy.  My empty seat is looking forward to it, too  ;D
What a shame you couldn’t go David. It was packed to the rafters, I’m sure they could have resold it. And now I feel bad about commenting on it in “Recent gigs”...!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 02, 2019, 08:15:56 AM



Big Big Train tonight in Newport  :)


Enjoy.  My empty seat is looking forward to it, too  ;D
What a shame you couldn’t go David. It was packed to the rafters, I’m sure they could have resold it. And now I feel bad about commenting on it in “Recent gigs”...!


Don't - it sounds great  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: jude on November 02, 2019, 08:18:55 AM
Tonight, Big Big Train in London in the wind and the rain  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 02, 2019, 09:06:31 AM

Tonight, Big Big Train in London in the wind and the rain  :D
I can confidently predict you will love it Jude!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on November 08, 2019, 11:04:58 AM
Going to see Rowan Rheingans : Dispatches on the Red Dress at the Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University tonight 8th of November 2019 20:00pm, was going to cycle from Lancaster Station but have decided to walk, could be interesting catching the last train back to Barrow after it finishes. The show has got some brilliant reviews and after seeing the Rheingans Sisters at More Music at Morecambe for the first time a short while ago, I think it will be brilliant.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 08, 2019, 12:00:53 PM
Steve Hackett with his band featuring Nad Sylvan doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound, and some of his solo work, tomorrow at St David's Hall in Cardiff. It's getting rave reviews so should be fantastic!  :D  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 08, 2019, 05:36:18 PM

Steve Hackett with his band featuring Nad Sylvan doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound, and some of his solo work, tomorrow at St David's Hall in Cardiff. It's getting rave reviews so should be fantastic!  :D  :D


I'm looking forward to seeing them next Saturday in Reading!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2019, 06:03:12 PM

Steve Hackett with his band featuring Nad Sylvan doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound, and some of his solo work, tomorrow at St David's Hall in Cardiff. It's getting rave reviews so should be fantastic!  :D  :D


I shall be going The Hexagon gig too.

It is the longest I've ever held tickets for a concert - tickets were sent to me on 8th October 2018. Over 400 days.

(However that record is already set to be broken. I have tickets to see This Is The Kit at the RAH in April … 2021!  :o )

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 08, 2019, 06:51:28 PM
Tonight, future Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers The Doobie Brothers, at ACL Live!

This is a benefit concert for the Darrell K. Royal Alzheimer's Research Fund, which means the floor will be populated with disinterested spectators wearing tuxedos, seated at banquet tables. It also means a truncated concert, probably about 1 hour and 15 minutes. These folks have to get back to their limousines before they turn back into pumpkins.

We peons (a.k.a., true Doobie Brothers fans) will be rocking out in the balcony.  

Feeling like a class warrior today! :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 09, 2019, 08:12:12 PM


Steve Hackett with his band featuring Nad Sylvan doing the whole of Selling England by the Pound, and some of his solo work, tomorrow at St David's Hall in Cardiff. It's getting rave reviews so should be fantastic!  :D  :D


I shall be going The Hexagon gig too.

It is the longest I've ever held tickets for a concert - tickets were sent to me on 8th October 2018. Over 400 days.

(However that record is already set to be broken. I have tickets to see This Is The Kit at the RAH in April … 2021!  :o )

Cheers

Nick


Likewise - the first time I have ever bought tickets over a year before the concert.  And still ended up somewhere near the back!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 10, 2019, 09:52:16 AM
Busiest week gig-wise for a while:

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, tonight, Deaf Havana on Wednesday and Urban Voodoo Machine on Friday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tony Pim on November 11, 2019, 10:20:16 AM
Steve Hackett at the Phil tonight doing Selling England.  I'm in two minds about a band playing a whole album,  takes away the excitement of what's next, but you can't really just play Cinema Show on it's own either


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 11, 2019, 11:05:50 AM

Steve Hackett at the Phil tonight doing Selling England.  I'm in two minds about a band playing a whole album,  takes away the excitement of what's next, but you can't really just play Cinema Show on it's own either
It's amazing and they do it extremely well. I can almost guarantee you'll thoroughly enjoy it!  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 11, 2019, 11:47:40 AM


Steve Hackett at the Phil tonight doing Selling England.  I'm in two minds about a band playing a whole album,  takes away the excitement of what's next, but you can't really just play Cinema Show on it's own either
It's amazing and they do it extremely well. I can almost guarantee you'll thoroughly enjoy it!  :D


Is that a "or your money back guarantee", Bridget?  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 11, 2019, 12:20:15 PM
Trials of Cato at Colchester Arts Centre next Monday 18 November. Will be the second time I’ve seen them and looking forward to it  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 11, 2019, 12:45:25 PM
Was supposed to be seeing Frigg tonght at Nettlebed, but their tour has been cancelled.  So the club organisers have thrown together at very short notice a replacement concert - we're expecting a short Chris Leslie solo set, and a kind of reduced Feast of Fiddles, with probably some surprises as well.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2019, 04:41:12 PM

 a kind of reduced Feast of Fiddles


Snack of Fiddle?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on November 11, 2019, 10:34:16 PM
Next week : Steve Hillage Band and Gong in Bristol, then Big Country in Gloucester.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 12, 2019, 12:21:35 AM

Trials of Cato at Colchester Arts Centre next Monday 18 November. Will be the second time I’ve seen them and looking forward to it  :)


Trials Of Cato are a very exciting band. I'm hoping to see them in York next week.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 12, 2019, 01:26:22 AM
Rufus Wainwright, November 23, Austin's historic Paramount Theater!

Looking forward to this, as he is a unique artist.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 12, 2019, 06:45:55 AM

Next week : Steve Hillage Band and Gong in Bristol, then Big Country in Gloucester.
Oo enjoy Steve Hillage and Gong. What a great night that’ll be!


Rufus Wainwright, November 23, Austin's historic Paramount Theater!

Looking forward to this, as he is a unique artist.
And this! He’s on my bucket list.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 12, 2019, 09:07:59 AM


 a kind of reduced Feast of Fiddles


Snack of Fiddle?


That is actually how they introduced themselves!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 12, 2019, 03:42:55 PM

I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2019, 03:52:18 PM


I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/


Going to be like winning the lottery getting one of them... :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 12, 2019, 04:42:16 PM



I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/


Going to be like winning the lottery getting one of them... :)


Absolutely it’ll be like how it was trying to get tickets for the reformed Cream gig a few years back...damn near impossible (impossible for me anyway). Still no doubt I’ll have a go but don’t hold out much hope


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2019, 07:05:44 PM




I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/


Going to be like winning the lottery getting one of them... :)


Absolutely it’ll be like how it was trying to get tickets for the reformed Cream gig a few years back...damn near impossible (impossible for me anyway). Still no doubt I’ll have a go but don’t hold out much hope


Except there were about 5 of them, weren't there...at a much bigger venue?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 12, 2019, 07:14:45 PM





I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/


Going to be like winning the lottery getting one of them... :)


Absolutely it’ll be like how it was trying to get tickets for the reformed Cream gig a few years back...damn near impossible (impossible for me anyway). Still no doubt I’ll have a go but don’t hold out much hope


Except there were about 5 of them, weren't there...at a much bigger venue?

Still failed to secure any tickets though


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2019, 07:19:20 PM


Still failed to secure any tickets though


That's my point - this will be many times harder.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 12, 2019, 11:59:37 PM



Still failed to secure any tickets though


That's my point - this will be many times harder.


Happily, I have a friend whose offspring works at the Palladium.  :)

Less happilly, I've just realised I'm going away the next day & can't make it. :'(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2019, 07:01:23 AM




Still failed to secure any tickets though


That's my point - this will be many times harder.


Happily, I have a friend whose offspring works at the Palladium.  :)

Less happilly, I've just realised I'm going away the next day & can't make it. :'(


Do we know what sort of ballpark the tickets are going to be?  I'm expecting 3 figures...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 13, 2019, 08:54:45 AM





Still failed to secure any tickets though


That's my point - this will be many times harder.


Happily, I have a friend whose offspring works at the Palladium.  :)

Less happilly, I've just realised I'm going away the next day & can't make it. :'(


Do we know what sort of ballpark the tickets are going to be?  I'm expecting 3 figures...


According to the Palladium website, if you register, then pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am this morning.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 13, 2019, 09:18:12 AM


I loved the first few bluesy Fleetwood Mac LPs & they were great live. This could be a lot of fun.  :)

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/mick-fleetwood-pink-floyd-aerosmith-zz-top-peter-green-concert/
OMG what a line up. I've pre-registered but only because I want to know how much the tickets are  ::)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2019, 09:41:31 AM
"Prices from £62.00 - £139.50"  Doesn't seem that unreasonable at all.

Just realised I'm on holiday in Hay, so am going to have to pass, but very much look forward to hearing (all about) it  :)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 13, 2019, 10:13:45 AM
Can’t get a look in even though I signed up for the presale...typical  ??? >:(

Now sold out already....as I expected I had no chance  :-[ hey ho have to wait for the YouTube vids I suppose. Still would’ve been a nice way to spend my birthday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2019, 10:38:32 AM

Can’t get a look in even though I signed up for the presale...typical  ??? >:(

Now sold out already....as I expected I had no chance  :-[ hey ho have to wait for the YouTube vids I suppose. Still would’ve been a nice way to spend my birthday


The pre-sale may have sold out but I wonder if all the tickets were available at the pre-sale?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 13, 2019, 10:42:16 AM


Can’t get a look in even though I signed up for the presale...typical  ??? >:(

Now sold out already....as I expected I had no chance  :-[ hey ho have to wait for the YouTube vids I suppose. Still would’ve been a nice way to spend my birthday


The pre-sale may have sold out but I wonder if all the tickets were available at the pre-sale?


Well they’re still saying the general sale will start Friday so here’s hoping although I have my doubts


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 13, 2019, 11:06:16 AM

"Prices from £62.00 - £139.50"  Doesn't seem that unreasonable at all.

Just realised I'm on holiday in Hay, so am going to have to pass, but very much look forward to hearing (all about) it  :)


VIP Hospitality £425
Premium ticket with merchandise £245
Some of these still available but will go soon I expect


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 13, 2019, 11:31:02 AM


"Prices from £62.00 - £139.50"  Doesn't seem that unreasonable at all.

Just realised I'm on holiday in Hay, so am going to have to pass, but very much look forward to hearing (all about) it  :)


VIP Hospitality £425
Premium ticket with merchandise £245
Some of these still available but will go soon I expect


Can’t afford those sort of prices!  :o  Still as it looks like I won’t be going to the Palladium on my birthday, I’ll be just as happy going to see Cara Dillon in Colchester 2 days after on 27 February   ;D Big fan of Cara so really looking forward to seeing her again


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on November 19, 2019, 10:35:07 AM
Gerry Colvin Band this coming Saturday at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. Big event for Gerry at a larger than usual venue, promises of a big band with lots of special guests. I have 3 spare tickets, due to friends no longer being able to attend. Already paid for, so if anyone could use these let me know.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on November 19, 2019, 01:17:12 PM
Lightning Seeds at Liverpool Phil next Weds, but due to work commitments I can't go :-(

Anyone interested ?? 2 tickets - £35 each.

(Admins - not sure if selling tickets is allowed so please delete if not)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 21, 2019, 01:11:41 PM
Last minute decision to go and see Hawkwind in Guildford on Monday.  I always think Tim B adds a lot to the mix so wanted to catch them again whilst he's visiting.  3 of my old 6th form chums who I first saw them with (Portsmouth, in '84) going to be there too.  Looking forward to it  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 21, 2019, 02:25:16 PM
I last saw Hawkwind in Guildford, in about '81 or '82 (Sonic Attack tour).  Might have been tempted to join you on Monday, but I'm seeing the Gigspanner Big Band at Nettlebed that night already.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David W on November 21, 2019, 03:18:21 PM
Demon Barbers / Breaking Tradition Chrisrmas Carol Lock IN next week.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: MarkV on November 21, 2019, 04:31:08 PM
Chris Wood at the West End Centre (Westy) next Wednesday, and StillMarillion this Saturday at the same 10 minute walk away venue.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on November 21, 2019, 07:40:14 PM
Two Fridays out in a row ... tomorrow it’s Show of Hands at the Union Chapel and then next Friday Steve Hackett at the Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever it’s called now). Reports for both seem favourable.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DawnG on November 21, 2019, 08:23:22 PM
Steeleye Span in St Albans tomorrow


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 21, 2019, 09:10:49 PM
Rufus Wainwright Saturday, Paramount Theater, Austin!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 24, 2019, 12:20:46 PM
If anybody has a spare (there are a handful of tickets right over the stage left but I don't really fancy the restricted view) for the Bristol Saving Grace show with The Rails supporting, do drop me a line, please  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 26, 2019, 10:46:34 AM
The Blues Band this coming Saturday at Witham Public Hall


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on November 29, 2019, 09:14:57 PM
Billy Bragg 3 nights in the bounce starting Sunday. One Step Forward to Steps Back - his current set, followed by 2 nights of early stuff and middle period. Looking forward to it, but could get tough going by the 3rd night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 29, 2019, 09:55:47 PM
Off to see Wildwood Kin next week. A new name to me but recommended as a quality folk pop trio in the style of The Equation, by a friend of mine.

Should be fun!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 30, 2019, 12:26:23 PM
While shopping for Steve Hackett tickets yesterday, I also nabbed a seat for Goldfrapp at the same venue.

There were about thirty tickets left for Steve which had gone on sale that morning, and I got the last seat in the stalls for Goldfrapp which had been on sale for quite a few days. I thought it interesting that an old fogey could sell tickets faster than a hip young thing, and then realised that Felt Mountain..the album the Goldfrapp tour is celebrating..came out in 2000, and then got lost in the '20 years before punk was Elvis' what happened to music in the last 20 years ?' mind wander I get stuck in every now and then.

Still...I got tickets, so Yay.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on November 30, 2019, 03:17:42 PM
The Aggies at The Acapela Studios, Pentyrch near Cardiff on Wednesday (4th Dec) and Steeleye at Abergavenny on Friday 6th.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 01, 2019, 12:31:01 AM

The Aggies at The Acapela Studios, Pentyrch near Cardiff on Wednesday (4th Dec) and Steeleye at Abergavenny on Friday 6th.
Are you going for pizza first?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on December 01, 2019, 01:03:49 PM


The Aggies at The Acapela Studios, Pentyrch near Cardiff on Wednesday (4th Dec) and Steeleye at Abergavenny on Friday 6th.
Are you going for pizza first?

Probably not, as I'm going straight from work and picking up my daughter on the way. We'll probably be there just in time for the start.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 01, 2019, 03:31:20 PM



The Aggies at The Acapela Studios, Pentyrch near Cardiff on Wednesday (4th Dec) and Steeleye at Abergavenny on Friday 6th.
Are you going for pizza first?

Probably not, as I'm going straight from work and picking up my daughter on the way. We'll probably be there just in time for the start.
See you there then!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on December 01, 2019, 06:26:21 PM
Seth Lakeman at the Brewery Arts Centre Kendal on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy Tuck on December 03, 2019, 06:17:26 PM
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at the Musician tonight for the last time ever following his decision to stop touring.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on December 03, 2019, 07:40:23 PM
Ian McNabb and Cold Shoulder at The Arts Club, Liverpool on Saturday. A bit of a rarity these days to see Ian in solo mode with a band (as opposed to when he goes out as The Icicle Works), I think it must be five or six years since he last toured with Cold Shoulder. He's promising a two hour show drawing from the three albums they've done together, so this will be the first time to hear a lot of the wonderful Our Future in Space album in full-band mode. Should have been part of a slightly larger number of shows but most were pulled after a fall out with the promoter, so Liverpool is all that remains sadly. Make sure we take the ear plugs for this one, it's going to be loud. :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 03, 2019, 07:41:56 PM

Ian McNabb and Cold Shoulder at The Arts Club, Liverpool on Saturday. A bit of a rarity these days to see Ian in solo mode with a band (as opposed to when he goes out as The Icicle Works), I think it must be five or six years since he last toured with Cold Shoulder. He's promising a two hour show drawing from the three albums they've done together, so this will be the first time to hear a lot of the wonderful Our Future in Space album in full-band mode. Should have been part of a slightly larger number of shows but most were pulled after a fall out with the promoter, so Liverpool is all that remains sadly. Make sure we take the ear plugs for this one, it's going to be loud. :D


Love the Arts Club and love the CS albums.  It should be heaving.  I hope Ian behaves himself.  Enjoy  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on December 03, 2019, 08:10:53 PM


Ian McNabb and Cold Shoulder at The Arts Club, Liverpool on Saturday. A bit of a rarity these days to see Ian in solo mode with a band (as opposed to when he goes out as The Icicle Works), I think it must be five or six years since he last toured with Cold Shoulder. He's promising a two hour show drawing from the three albums they've done together, so this will be the first time to hear a lot of the wonderful Our Future in Space album in full-band mode. Should have been part of a slightly larger number of shows but most were pulled after a fall out with the promoter, so Liverpool is all that remains sadly. Make sure we take the ear plugs for this one, it's going to be loud. :D


Love the Arts Club and love the CS albums.  It should be heaving.  I hope Ian behaves himself.  Enjoy  :)


Will do, really looking forward to this one, just a shame the rest of the tour was pulled as we had tickets for Manchester as well. Haven't been to the Arts Club before, the last time in the building was to see Eighteenth Day of May in 2006 when it was The Barfly.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 03, 2019, 09:40:34 PM



Ian McNabb and Cold Shoulder at The Arts Club, Liverpool on Saturday. A bit of a rarity these days to see Ian in solo mode with a band (as opposed to when he goes out as The Icicle Works), I think it must be five or six years since he last toured with Cold Shoulder. He's promising a two hour show drawing from the three albums they've done together, so this will be the first time to hear a lot of the wonderful Our Future in Space album in full-band mode. Should have been part of a slightly larger number of shows but most were pulled after a fall out with the promoter, so Liverpool is all that remains sadly. Make sure we take the ear plugs for this one, it's going to be loud. :D


Love the Arts Club and love the CS albums.  It should be heaving.  I hope Ian behaves himself.  Enjoy  :)


Will do, really looking forward to this one, just a shame the rest of the tour was pulled as we had tickets for Manchester as well. Haven't been to the Arts Club before, the last time in the building was to see Eighteenth Day of May in 2006 when it was The Barfly.



The circumstances weren't great but the cancellation of the rest of the tour may have been a blessing in disguise as Ian subsequently went down with a nasty bout of, I think, bronchitis which he has only recently recovered from. Have a great night. I have seen Ian half a dozen times in the last two or three years, with and without a band and he has been on top form every time. He seems to have got passed the drunken falling about on stage phase from a few years back.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 04, 2019, 08:58:15 AM
St Agnes Fountain tonight at Acapela in Pentyrch near Cardiff, my first time seeing them.

I note Liverpool are playing Everton at 6.30 and the show starts at 8 so Mr Hughes may or may not be a bit agitated!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 04, 2019, 09:17:04 AM

St Agnes Fountain tonight at Acapela in Pentyrch near Cardiff, my first time seeing them.

I note Liverpool are playing Everton at 6.30 and the show starts at 8 so Mr Hughes may or may not be a bit agitated!


I’m seeing them for the first time too next Wednesday 11 December at Maldon Town Hall in Essex so will be interested in what you think


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on December 04, 2019, 03:49:25 PM
Richard Shindell – tonight at Cecil Sharp House.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on December 04, 2019, 04:32:17 PM

Richard Shindell – tonight at Cecil Sharp House.




He sold out before I realized he was playing, in my neck of the woods. Curses!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on December 04, 2019, 04:47:17 PM

St Agnes Fountain tonight at Acapela in Pentyrch near Cardiff, my first time seeing them.

I note Liverpool are playing Everton at 6.30 and the show starts at 8 so Mr Hughes may or may not be a bit agitated!


Kick off is 2015. Hope you have a lovely evening, and Mr Hughes too, at least until he hears the final score...  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 04, 2019, 05:40:52 PM
Last show of 2019:

Cher, at the AT&T Center in lovely San Antonio, Texas, December 17!

She's been on my bucket list since she blanketed my television in the 1970s, first with Sonny Bono and later with Gregory Allman. She cancelled a scheduled appearance in Austin a couple of years ago, and I feared the opportunity had passed. After a lengthy period of recuperation, she has come roaring back!  I anticipate a little "I Got You, Babe," perhaps "The Beat Goes On," maybe the politically incorrect "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves," a snippet of "If I Could Turn Back Time," some autotuned "Believe," and a whole lotta ABBA. ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on December 07, 2019, 04:50:57 PM
Albion Christmas Band at the Atkinson in Southport a week from tonight. Looking forward to it, even though it means missing the 'Strictly' final! We'll have to remain incommunicado on Sunday and watch the recording.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on December 09, 2019, 03:45:52 PM
There was an amusing little interview with Jah Wobble on Talksport (2.30 pm, will be available on their playback).  Partly about footie, of course (he is a Spud), but there were some interesting musical nuggets as well.  There is a tour in the offing, starting at The Cavern.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on December 09, 2019, 03:58:32 PM

There was an amusing little interview with Jah Wobble on Talksport (2.30 pm, will be available on their playback).  Partly about footie, of course (he is a Spud), but there were some interesting musical nuggets as well.  There is a tour in the offing, starting at The Cavern.


Jah  Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart are playing Colchester Arts Centre on 25 January but this is already sold out so I’ve missed out on that one  :-[ but it’s the day before Frank Turner plays an acoustic gig in aid of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust. He was heavily involved with the Arts Centre but lost his life at the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris. The date of Frank’s gig would’ve been Nick’s 40th birthday RIP


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: MarkV on December 09, 2019, 04:18:50 PM
Two Christmasy gigs at the West End Centre. This Wednesday its Balshzzars Fast, and  next Thursdays its Awake Arise.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on December 12, 2019, 11:27:34 PM
Ralph McTell at the Royal Festival Hall tomorrow. With the Fairport rhythm section on duty according to info on Facebook. There still appear to be a number of tickets available.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 16, 2019, 09:38:20 PM
Finally going to see Steve Harley at the Robin on Friday, which will close the year gig wise.
It was one New Year's resolution to do at least one gig a month, but, due to the cancellation of Lene Lovitch in March, and health problems, that went a bit south at Cropredy into October, causing me to miss a few...including Jude's second gig in London :( ( I saw the first one though  :) ) However, as I did four in April, I managed, on average....so I count that as a win.
I already have one gig a month lined up for most of next year, Ticket Buying and Health Gods willing, I will have a good one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 04, 2020, 03:15:12 PM
Off to the Pheasantry on the 9th, on my annual trip to see Pete Atkin perform.  Really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 12, 2020, 09:04:25 PM

Off to the Pheasantry on the 9th, on my annual trip to see Pete Atkin perform.  Really looking forward to it.


A lovely performance, both witty and emotional.  It was Pete’s first gig since Clive James’ death and he spent some time paying tribute to their lifelong collaboration, describing how they met and started performing together.  As usual, one of the delights of the show was hearing about the original inspiration for some of the songs.  A very civilized venue, too, with a couple of interesting musical associations.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pheasantry



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 12, 2020, 09:37:01 PM
Off to a new venue for me tomorrow night...Pizza Express in Holborn! Going to see Wilson & Wakeman again as I was very impressed by their performance at Cropredy last year. Apparently it’s set up a bit like a ‘live lounge/supper club’ so should be OK....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 12, 2020, 09:44:55 PM

Off to a new venue for me tomorrow night...Pizza Express in Holborn! Going to see Wilson & Wakeman again as I was very impressed by their performance at Cropredy last year. Apparently it’s set up a bit like a ‘live lounge/supper club’ so should be OK....
We’re off to see them on Wednesday at Acapela Studios near Cardiff where they serve pizza so should have a similar evening to you!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 16, 2020, 04:25:39 PM
Off to see a ‘50th anniversary all-star tribute to The Flying Burrito Brothers’.  The line-up includes Greg Harris and Jeff Pevar.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 16, 2020, 05:55:00 PM

Off to see a ‘50th anniversary all-star tribute to The Flying Burrito Brothers’.  The line-up includes Greg Harris and Jeff Pevar.




I'd intended to go to one of these, but then forgot about it.  Let me know...I'm a big fan of Jeff's playing, especially with the Croz.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on January 16, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
Going to see Rowan Rheingans - Dispatches on the Red Dress, again, it was a moving musical highlight last year. This time I am going to Carraigeworks Leeds on the 22nd of March I am going with my 70 odd year old mother in law, she says it is her first ever folk gig, and I am sure it will be a good one. I am still going through medical things and despite my growing frustration with my progress, I now would like them to wait so I know I can attend this  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 17, 2020, 05:56:01 AM
Heather Findlay, Girlschool, Beth Hart, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Goldfrapp in the upcoming months.

Hopefully tix for Steel Pulse, The 'other' Beat and, maybe, the Four Tops and The Temptations to come on pay day.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 17, 2020, 04:13:36 PM


Off to see a ‘50th anniversary all-star tribute to The Flying Burrito Brothers’.  The line-up includes Greg Harris and Jeff Pevar.




I'd intended to go to one of these, but then forgot about it.  Let me know...I'm a big fan of Jeff's playing, especially with the Croz.


I loved it.  Pevar was my main reason for going and he certainly did not disappoint, but Greg was excellent too.  The band played for 90 minutes solid (virtually no chat).  A well-balanced set-list, with a good mix of plaintive ballads and up-tempo numbers.  They did not limit themselves to the Burritos’ back catalogue (they did a cracking version of ‘Wild Horses’) and the up-tempo numbers had more raw energy than anything I remember hearing on FBB albums (I never heard them play live, sadly).  A very tight performance – the band sounded as if they had been playing together for years.  Well worth a punt, I’d say, if you get the chance.




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 17, 2020, 07:22:33 PM
Malcolm Bruce (son of Jack) has been fired from the Cream Experience: Disraeli Gears tour of the U.S. in spring 2020.

Bummed.  >:(  The trio of Malcolm, Kofi Baker and Will Johns was terrific when I saw them in 2018, and I still enjoy listening to the instant live recording that I purchased at the show.  Malcolm's and Will's voices blend nicely, Malcolm's got a jazzy bass style, and he sings very much like his dad.

It's hard to imagine how they could replace him with someone superior, let alone more authentic.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 20, 2020, 02:01:22 AM
Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings (ex-Guess Who) are reuniting for dates in 2020!

No published dates yet, beyond a rumored booking at the Titans of Rock Festival in Grand Forks, British Columbia, August 6-8.

I'm very excited about this pairing. I have regretted for nigh on 20 years not seeing The [legitimate] Guess Who reunion tour in 2001, when they played San Antonio, Houston and Dallas over three consecutive nights and I missed all three bloody shows. The fake Guess Who continues to tour vigorously, with Guess Who original drummer Garry Peterson and a bunch of nameless, faceless side men. (Reminiscent of the situation with the Little River Band, and a handful of similar scams playing out across the planet.)

These guys aren't spring chickens, so this is probably a last chance deal.  I'll hop on a plane if I have to.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 20, 2020, 07:05:36 AM
Laibach are playing a "home" gig in Ljubljana Castle 11 Sept. I wonder if I could persuade Mrs PT into a citybreak in one of our favourite places?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 20, 2020, 12:18:46 PM

Laibach are playing a "home" gig in Ljubljana Castle 11 Sept. I wonder if I could persuade Mrs PT into a citybreak in one of our favourite places?


Now that would be fun.  Llubljana is wonderful, isn't it?  I spent a month there in 2007(doing a TEFL course).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on January 22, 2020, 05:22:51 PM
Going to see Guida tomorrow night. They are an Italian punky version of The Sweet.

Expecting big things!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 23, 2020, 09:48:48 PM
Just announced - new Roger Waters 2020 "This is Not a Drill" tour of North America!. Includes one stop in Dallas in October, so far.

I hope he adds more dates, and possibly finds his way to Austin this time. In any event, I must see him to make up for missing the "Us and Them" tour for no good reason...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 24, 2020, 06:29:29 AM


Laibach are playing a "home" gig in Ljubljana Castle 11 Sept. I wonder if I could persuade Mrs PT into a citybreak in one of our favourite places?


Now that would be fun.  Llubljana is wonderful, isn't it?  I spent a month there in 2007(doing a TEFL course).


We were there early July 2010 - a few days sightseeing and relaxing after Elly's Ironman tri in Austria. I had the best cappuccino I've ever tasted in the castle's cafe.

Back on topic - Fairport's Wintour opener at Tewkesbury next Wednesday is next on my agenda, unless a gig pops up over the weekend. I'd have gone to see Merry Hell in Worcester tonight, but we'll be in Cornwall visiting my sister.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on January 24, 2020, 10:47:04 AM
Myself and MrsB are off up to Glasgow on Sunday to see Catrin Finch & Cimarrón and Dowally at the Old Fruitmarket as part of the Celtic Connections festival. I missed seeing Catrin when she played in Lancaster with Seckou Keita so I'm looking forward to this gig.

We're going to be away next week when the chaps start their winter tour though I see the Settle gig is sold out. I suppose Manchester is a possibility.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 24, 2020, 06:01:55 PM
I spotted that Irmin Schmidt of Can is appearing at Celtic Connections... I'm struggling to find a celtic connection, maybe Irmin likes a wee dram now and then?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on January 24, 2020, 09:17:42 PM
I got Seth Lakeman @ Boston . Quite exciting


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 25, 2020, 07:39:38 AM
Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? I’m not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 25, 2020, 09:29:32 AM

Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? I’m not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I haven't seen them yet but have seen lots of footage and know lots of people that have.  My own opinion is that they aren't really Gong, but they make a decent noise, and play lots of Gong music.  And Hillage rates them enough to have them as HIS band, so ultimately who are we to argue?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on January 25, 2020, 12:07:58 PM

Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? I’m not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I saw them last year and they were excellent. Definitely true to the spirit of Daevid Allen and the original band but - be warned -  they didn't play very much of the old stuff. Maybe a couple of tunes I recognized.

Ultimately though, the new music was strong enough to carry the show and they were promoting a new record so maybe by next October some of the classics will creep back in to the set.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 26, 2020, 07:35:39 AM
Thanks David and Wayne, think maybe I’ll give it a go! What have I got to lose...just £20 for a ticket and £25 for the taxi home so, for a decent night of live music, sounds like a winner  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on January 27, 2020, 04:56:03 PM
Tonight at Oslo in Hackney - Americana Clash. Bunch of British Americans artists playing Clash songs, in tribute to the Clash meeting Joe Ely 40 years ago when recording Sandinista.
Might be good, might not!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on January 29, 2020, 04:13:27 PM
Smoke Fairies at the Soup Kitchen, Manchester on Saturday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 29, 2020, 08:35:34 PM
Sarah McLachlan, February 8, Bass Concert Hall. I first saw her during her commercial peak, in 1998 (with Lisa Loeb and special guest Dweezil Zappa). She seems remarkably ageless and I'm looking forward to basking in her aura again.

Maybe Savoy Brown, February 6, One World Theater. Kim Simmonds is only 72, after all, so I'm sure I'll have countless future opportunities to cross him off my bucket list? [Irony emoji]


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 29, 2020, 10:11:47 PM


Maybe Savoy Brown, February 6, One World Theater. Kim Simmonds is only 72, after all, so I'm sure I'll have countless future opportunities to cross him off my bucket list? [Irony emoji]


My "three feet from stardom" claim is that I worked with their original drummer, Leo for a few years. Lovely guy. I sold my first CD player to him.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 30, 2020, 12:40:02 AM


Can anyone tell me if the current incarnation of Gong is worth seeing? I’m not really that au fait with Gong but they are playing Colchester Arts Centre in October and wondered whether I should bother to go and see them? Thanks


I haven't seen them yet but have seen lots of footage and know lots of people that have.  My own opinion is that they aren't really Gong, but they make a decent noise, and play lots of Gong music.  And Hillage rates them enough to have them as HIS band, so ultimately who are we to argue?


Speaking of Hillage...there are more dates at the fag (joint ?) end of the year....including KK's Steel Mill in Wolves, which I haven't been to yet.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on January 31, 2020, 05:17:42 PM
My binge-watch of all those Ken Burns’ programmes is having an effect.  I’m off to ‘Song after Song’, an evening of country music at Cadogan Hall with Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Wandering Hearts, and Ethan Johns.  One of Bob Harris’s Under the Apple Tree productions.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on January 31, 2020, 06:10:44 PM

My binge-watch of all those Ken Burns’ programmes is having an effect.  I’m off to ‘Song after Song’, an evening of country music at Cadogan Hall with Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Wandering Hearts, and Ethan Johns.  One of Bob Harris’s Under the Apple Tree productions.


Those programmes were so amazing.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 03, 2020, 04:30:28 PM
Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things.  :)

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 03, 2020, 09:17:26 PM
Just leaked - Rolling Stones, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, May 24, 2020!

I vowed not to travel again to see the Stones after an unimpressive and expensive show in Arlington a few years ago. However, it would be hard to pass up a chance to see them in my back yard (playing Austin only for the second time in their history).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 05, 2020, 06:05:19 PM
This Friday night 7 Feb it’s back to PizzaExpress Live in Holborn to see Toyah - up close & personal acoustic set. I know she’s not to everyone’s taste but I’ve been a fan since I first saw her in the late 1970s in the days of Sheep Farming in Barnet and IEYA. The.venue is great being small and intimate so looking forward to it!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 06, 2020, 11:29:45 AM

This Friday night 7 Feb it’s back to PizzaExpress Live in Holborn to see Toyah - up close & personal acoustic set. I know she’s not to everyone’s taste but I’ve been a fan since I first saw her in the late 1970s in the days of Sheep Farming in Barnet and IEYA. The.venue is great being small and intimate so looking forward to it!


Toyah is excellent in concert. Be amazing to see her in such a small venue.

Have a great night!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on February 12, 2020, 09:55:52 AM
Elephant Stone at the Castle Hotel, Manchester tomorrow. First time they've been over here for three years following a brief hiatus, so really looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on February 13, 2020, 04:05:53 PM

Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things.  :)

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!


How was the Emily Capell show?  I'm thinking of seeing her in Birmingham tomorrow, quite like her album and her live shows look pretty lively?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 13, 2020, 06:06:04 PM


Off to see Emily Capell on Thursday for our random gig of the month. No idea what she sounds like but she has an album called Combat Frock so I'm expecting big things.  :)

Then Fairport on Saturday. Very much looking forward to hearing the new songs live!


How was the Emily Capell show?  I'm thinking of seeing her in Birmingham tomorrow, quite like her album and her live shows look pretty lively?


Excellent.

You'll know what to expect musically if you've heard the album. On stage, Emily is a force of nature and the band are incredibly tight. They also all seemed to be having a blast which is always nice to see. They were onstage for just over an hour and it went by in the blink of an eye. I'll be keen to see them again, next time they are in town.

If you do decide to go, be sure to arrive in time to catch the support act, Joseph Slater. He was terrific too.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 13, 2020, 06:16:22 PM
Rolling Stones, Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage in Austin!

Given that this is their second visit to Austin in history, the first being almost 14 years ago, I say with confidence and satisfaction this will be the last time for me. I mean it, it's all over now. Time is [not] on my side here, friends.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on February 13, 2020, 06:42:20 PM
Tom Jones is playing the Cally Thistle stadium in Inverness.

I suppose it’s not unusual for a boy from nowhere to play in Scotland. He might miss the green, green grass of home.  I, who have nothing, can’t afford to go. And anyway baby, it’s cold outside,here(unless someone’s burning down the house). If I lived nearer I’d be looking out my window.

Sorry!  X (Kiss)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on February 13, 2020, 08:04:00 PM
Just booked to see Big Big Train in Aylesbury in July (16th).  Haven't seen them before, so I'm already quite excited by this!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 13, 2020, 08:45:06 PM

Just booked to see Big Big Train in Aylesbury in July (16th).  Haven't seen them before, so I'm already quite excited by this!
You are right to be excited - they’re fab!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 13, 2020, 11:57:06 PM

Just booked to see Big Big Train in Aylesbury in July (16th).  Haven't seen them before, so I'm already quite excited by this!


I saw Big Big Train on their tour last year.

They are even better live than in the studio. I'm sure you'll have an outstanding evening!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on February 14, 2020, 04:12:09 PM

Rolling Stones, Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage in Austin!

Given that this is their second visit to Austin in history, the first being almost 14 years ago, I say with confidence and satisfaction this will be the last time for me. I mean it, it's all over now. Time is [not] on my side here, friends.


Thanks for that 👍


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on February 14, 2020, 06:42:59 PM
Ooops I just read John from Austin’s Stones post properly...I cannot believe I did a much more rubbish version in my Tom Jones post...I HONESTLY hadn’t noticed John’s subtle song refs before I did my very silly ones which must have looked like a copycat post ...I’ll get me coat!

 ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 14, 2020, 07:33:53 PM

Ooops I just read John from Austin’s Stones post properly...I cannot believe I did a much more rubbish version in my Tom Jones post...I HONESTLY hadn’t noticed John’s subtle song refs before I did my very silly ones which must have looked like a copycat post ...I’ll get me coat!

 ;D


I loved your Tom Jones references; you beat me 8 to 4!  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on February 14, 2020, 10:21:53 PM


Ooops I just read John from Austin’s Stones post properly...I cannot believe I did a much more rubbish version in my Tom Jones post...I HONESTLY hadn’t noticed John’s subtle song refs before I did my very silly ones which must have looked like a copycat post ...I’ll get me coat!

 ;D


I loved your Tom Jones references; you beat me 8 to 4!  :)


On some forums this would be part of a slanging match, here it is a meeting of graciousness. That's why I like this forum
 


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on February 16, 2020, 11:46:12 AM
Later Youth at Gulliver's, Manchester on Wednesday, aka Jo from The Travelling Band, a new solo project while the band are on hiatus. Support from the excellent Hannah Ashcroft.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 19, 2020, 01:16:23 PM
Off to see Inhaler at the weekend.

Decent sounding band featuring Bono's son Elijah. It's weird, I'm not overly fond of U2 but even though the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree, I've really enjoyed all the inhaler songs I've heard so far.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on February 19, 2020, 01:53:24 PM
Just booked for Bright Eyes in Manchester in September. ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mightyglydd on February 20, 2020, 01:40:14 AM

Off to see Inhaler at the weekend.

Decent sounding band featuring Bono's son Elijah. It's weird, I'm not overly fond of U2 but even though the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree, I've really enjoyed all the inhaler songs I've heard so far.
Enjoy :) I don't care who's kid he is, a very decent sounding band, really like everything I've heard, they're playing the The Troubadour (SRO) here In May, currently trying to wangle some tix.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 20, 2020, 03:12:11 PM


Off to see Inhaler at the weekend.

Decent sounding band featuring Bono's son Elijah. It's weird, I'm not overly fond of U2 but even though the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree, I've really enjoyed all the inhaler songs I've heard so far.
Enjoy :) I don't care who's kid he is, a very decent sounding band, really like everything I've heard, they're playing the The Troubadour (SRO) here In May, currently trying to wangle some tix.


Young Elijah seems to be a talented fellow in his own right. The family connection can be a double edged sword, putting off as many people as it attracts. Never thought John Lennon's boys have had the acclaim their music deserves.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 21, 2020, 07:30:26 PM
Not a gig, per se, but tonight: author and journalist (and son of Mia) Ronan Farrow at the Paramount Theater, Austin, Texas!

I'm not sure what to expect, but I've been very impressed with him on television and radio. He seems wise beyond his years.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on February 22, 2020, 09:40:45 PM
Just booked for The Lark Ascending an evening retell img Richard King's book and features Vashti Bunyan, Deep Throat Choir and Westmoorland Orchestra. Vashti is doing a set from across her career, Deep Throat Choir sing a selection of material from the  Greenham Common Songbook and the Westmorland Orchestra will perform The Lark Ascending with readings from the book throughout. It's on at the St Mary's Church Ambleside on the 27th March should be interesting


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 23, 2020, 01:19:55 PM


Off to see Inhaler at the weekend.

Decent sounding band featuring Bono's son Elijah. It's weird, I'm not overly fond of U2 but even though the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree, I've really enjoyed all the inhaler songs I've heard so far.
Enjoy :) I don't care who's kid he is, a very decent sounding band, really like everything I've heard, they're playing the The Troubadour (SRO) here In May, currently trying to wangle some tix.


Inhaler were excellent. They filled the venue and you could see them visibly reacting to the energy from the crowd, growing in stature as the gig progressed. Musicianship and stagecraft were strong and Elijah made a fine frontman. Proof positive that rock ain't dead whatever radio formatters would have you believe.

One small caveat: even for a new band, it was a short gig. Forty five minutes or thereabouts.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mightyglydd on February 23, 2020, 02:48:08 PM
Hah, I'm jealous, the first time I saw U2 at Santa Monica Civic in 1981 they did I Will Follow twice; 11 O'Clock Tick Tock made me an instant convert.
I predict that here in LA, Inhaler are about to get serious airplay....fingers crossed ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on February 25, 2020, 10:33:15 AM
As a birthday treat to myself today, I’ve booked a ticket to see the wonderful Cara Dillon on Thursday at the Colchester Arts Centre. Then on Sunday going to see Genesis: Visible Touch in Witham. Not a fan of tribute acts but this has sold out which is unusual for a tribute at Witham Public Hall so thought I would give it a go


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 25, 2020, 02:19:21 PM

As a birthday treat to myself today, I’ve booked a ticket to see the wonderful Cara Dillon on Thursday at the Colchester Arts Centre. Then on Sunday going to see Genesis: Visible Touch in Witham. Not a fan of tribute acts but this has sold out which is unusual for a tribute at Witham Public Hall so thought I would give it a go


I can vouch for GVT being absolutely top-notch in terms of the whole Genesis experience. The Cropredy booking committee could do a lot worse, to be honest.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on February 25, 2020, 05:07:15 PM
Just booked to see Daoiri Farrell at Bury Met next month


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 26, 2020, 05:46:43 PM
Bachman - Cummings, Together Again, are touring across Canada June-August 2020. U.S. dates TBA.

This, of course, is Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, performing the songs of The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and Burton's solo hits. These guys are the pride of Canada, in the nation's musical pantheon with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and Rush.

I've seen them separately, but not until this year will I finally have the opportunity to see them live, together. Keenly awaiting U.S. dates. Highly recommend to anyone in Canada or the U.S., or willing to travel.

American Woman, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, No Time, These Eyes, Undun, Laughing, Takin' Care of Business, Let it Ride, Roll On Down the Highway, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Hey You, Stand Tall, Break it to Them Gently, and on and on. I don't know how they're going to fit everything into the show.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on February 26, 2020, 06:41:31 PM
First gigs of the year coming up - Nancy Kerr and James Fagan on Monday and Peter Knight and John Spiers the next Monday.  Both at Nettlebed Folk Club.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on February 26, 2020, 09:21:44 PM
George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic touring later this year. Apparently the final tour. Bristol late in May. I'd love to see this, but viewed a relatively recent concert on YouTube earlier... a LOT of rapping, over a fairly formulaic funk band. So I think I'll give it a miss, sadly.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on February 29, 2020, 04:44:48 PM
Off to see a Welsh duo on St David’s Day.  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason at Twickfolk.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on March 01, 2020, 06:12:16 PM
Shortly venturing out on a Sunday evening to see Trials of Cato at The Lexington. They seem to be on the up so looking forward to finding out about them, and who Cato was/is and whether or not he (or she) was found guilty.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 01, 2020, 06:23:36 PM

Shortly venturing out on a Sunday evening to see Trials of Cato at The Lexington. They seem to be on the up so looking forward to finding out about them, and who Cato was/is and whether or not he (or she) was found guilty.



Seen them twice now and they are excellent! I know the story behind the name but I won’t spoil it for you. If they don’t tell it tonight I can enlighten you later  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on March 03, 2020, 02:39:44 AM
Ooh I like Trials of Cato, a very talented trio of young men.
And I know the story too  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on March 03, 2020, 09:59:19 AM

Shortly venturing out on a Sunday evening to see Trials of Cato at The Lexington. They seem to be on the up so looking forward to finding out about them, and who Cato was/is and whether or not he (or she) was found guilty.



How'd it go?

I'm off to see them next week.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on March 08, 2020, 05:21:08 PM

Off to see a Welsh duo on St David’s Day.  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason at Twickfolk.




…and very enjoyable they were, too.  During the course of the evening, they came out with a rather telling statistic about airplay fees – bemoaning the fact that Radio 2 pays about £21 per minute, but the Beeb only coughs up a measly 49p per minute for its Welsh-language station.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 08, 2020, 06:42:25 PM


Off to see a Welsh duo on St David’s Day.  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason at Twickfolk.




…and very enjoyable they were, too.  During the course of the evening, they came out with a rather telling statistic about airplay fees – bemoaning the fact that Radio 2 pays about £21 per minute, but the Beeb only coughs up a measly 49p per minute for its Welsh-language station.




I'm exceedingly pro-Welsh...I love the place, in many ways it feels like home to me, I love having lived there, and aim aiming to be back there again shortly - but there's a fairly obvious and perfectly understandable reason for the difference, isn't there?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on March 08, 2020, 11:20:08 PM



Off to see a Welsh duo on St David’s Day.  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason at Twickfolk.




…and very enjoyable they were, too.  During the course of the evening, they came out with a rather telling statistic about airplay fees – bemoaning the fact that Radio 2 pays about £21 per minute, but the Beeb only coughs up a measly 49p per minute for its Welsh-language station.




I'm exceedingly pro-Welsh...I love the place, in many ways it feels like home to me, I love having lived there, and aim aiming to be back there again shortly - but there's a fairly obvious and perfectly understandable reason for the difference, isn't there?


Yes I agree, there obviously has to be a difference, but it was the scale of the difference that they were complaining about.  I vaguely recall there was some strike action on this issue a few years ago.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 09, 2020, 09:11:31 AM




Off to see a Welsh duo on St David’s Day.  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason at Twickfolk.




…and very enjoyable they were, too.  During the course of the evening, they came out with a rather telling statistic about airplay fees – bemoaning the fact that Radio 2 pays about £21 per minute, but the Beeb only coughs up a measly 49p per minute for its Welsh-language station.




I'm exceedingly pro-Welsh...I love the place, in many ways it feels like home to me, I love having lived there, and aim aiming to be back there again shortly - but there's a fairly obvious and perfectly understandable reason for the difference, isn't there?


Yes I agree, there obviously has to be a difference, but it was the scale of the difference that they were complaining about.  I vaguely recall there was some strike action on this issue a few years ago.




If I was being really provocative I'd suggest the welsh payment is disproportionately high.

Total population of UK = 66.44 million
Total population of Welsh Speakers = 874,600

The former is 75.9 times the size of the latter.  I'm sure you can do the rest of the maths.

Obviously, this isn't comparing like with like (and probably the listening figures for the relevant radio stations would be a much better source of info for deciding the correct proportion), but personally I find it hard to view the difference as severely unjust.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: jude on March 09, 2020, 09:32:55 AM
Local radio play payments are always far less than Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc payments
It also depends on the time of day one's music gets played..


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on March 09, 2020, 11:03:50 AM

Local radio play payments are always far less than Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc payments
It also depends on the time of day one's music gets played..


Radio Wales & Radio Cymru are national stations, not local ones.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 09, 2020, 11:40:23 AM


Local radio play payments are always far less than Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc payments
It also depends on the time of day one's music gets played..


Radio Wales & Radio Cymru are national stations, not local ones.  :)


Isn't that opinion rather than fact (fwiw, I'd describe them as 'regional' stations)?  If the option was on the table for Wales to be an independent nation state I'd vote for it, but at this point in time it is not a nation...is it?  Oh, I dunno...it's complex!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: jude on March 09, 2020, 11:48:26 AM



Local radio play payments are always far less than Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc payments
It also depends on the time of day one's music gets played..


Radio Wales & Radio Cymru are national stations, not local ones.  :)


Isn't that opinion rather than fact (fwiw, I'd describe them as 'regional' stations)?  If the option was on the table for Wales to be an independent nation state I'd vote for it, but at this point in time it is not a nation...is it?  Oh, I dunno...it's complex!

I dunno either. I think I will give up commenting on things as I know nothing.... :-\


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on March 09, 2020, 11:55:38 AM
I'd hoped the smiley face in my comment above showed I was only yanking chains in fun and not being serious/annoyed.

Apologies to all. I'll get my coat.... or, at least my fez!  [;-)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 09, 2020, 12:21:30 PM




Local radio play payments are always far less than Radio 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc payments
It also depends on the time of day one's music gets played..


Radio Wales & Radio Cymru are national stations, not local ones.  :)


Isn't that opinion rather than fact (fwiw, I'd describe them as 'regional' stations)?  If the option was on the table for Wales to be an independent nation state I'd vote for it, but at this point in time it is not a nation...is it?  Oh, I dunno...it's complex!

I dunno either. I think I will give up commenting on things as I know nothing.... :-\


And just to be clear, my comments were in response to Wayne's comments, not yours Jude...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 09, 2020, 02:14:06 PM
Clannad at Ipswich this Friday night...booked before I knew they were playing at Cropredy but at least I’ll be able to compare performances although I have seen them once before but a good few years ago now


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 11, 2020, 01:24:51 AM
Melissa Etheridge at Rodeo Austin, Travis County Expo Center, March 24!

...IF the rodeo is not cancelled for Covid-19...

They cancelled SXSW a few days ago and flushed $300 million in economic activity with it.

I am advised that Rodeo Austin, by contrast, is not projected to attract many visitors from outside the vicinity. Apparently, this is the metric they are using when deciding what to cancel. I hope they know what they are doing.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on March 12, 2020, 02:03:52 AM
Discovered that Trials of Cato ARE playing in Cardiff next week, at the Gate, a venue that's been off my radar for a long time, but is also one of the venues for the forthcoming Roath Folk Music Festival.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on March 12, 2020, 04:16:17 PM

Discovered that Trials of Cato ARE playing in Cardiff next week, at the Gate, a venue that's been off my radar for a long time, but is also one of the venues for the forthcoming Roath Folk Music Festival.


All being well I'm seeing them on Friday.

Great band!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 12, 2020, 06:26:08 PM
The Who have postponed their UK/Ireland tour set to begin in a few days.

No word yet on whether the U.S. dates will happen in April, but my magic eight-ball says outlook not promising...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 12, 2020, 09:44:54 PM

The Who have postponed their UK/Ireland tour set to begin in a few days.

No word yet on whether the U.S. dates will happen in April, but my magic eight-ball says outlook not promising...
Hopefully they’ll be able to reschedule....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 12, 2020, 11:24:46 PM

Melissa Etheridge at Rodeo Austin, Travis County Expo Center, March 24!

...IF the rodeo is not cancelled for Covid-19...

They cancelled SXSW a few days ago and flushed $300 million in economic activity with it.

I am advised that Rodeo Austin, by contrast, is not projected to attract many visitors from outside the vicinity. Apparently, this is the metric they are using when deciding what to cancel. I hope they know what they are doing.


Cancelled... My whole country is going on lockdown.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 13, 2020, 10:01:06 AM

Clannad at Ipswich this Friday night...booked before I knew they were playing at Cropredy but at least I’ll be able to compare performances although I have seen them once before but a good few years ago now


So I was looking forward to seeing Clannad tonight but the friend I was going with works in an office where somebody phoned in this morning saying that they are feeling unwell (but could be anything). Anyway given my more vulnerable condition with long-term health issues, she does not want to expose me in anyway to the possibility of getting this overblown flu virus as I would be sharing a car with her. So we’re not going and having to lose £63 a ticket as well. Still I suppose it’s better safe than sorry  :-[


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 13, 2020, 12:13:02 PM
So the next thing just been taken away by this sh**tty virus thing...the annual Blues at the Barns festival in Essex has just bitten the dust due to “current advice and unpredictable nature of the Coronavirus situation” This was due to take place on 3 May! Still at least my ticket money is being refunded


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on March 13, 2020, 12:31:08 PM
Really don't want to drag this away down into another big issue, but please, please, please, IT IS NOT AN OVERBLOWN FLU VIRUS.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 13, 2020, 05:37:12 PM
Not a gig per se, but my plan to see the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall in San Antonio in late April has been upended; the venue is "rescheduling" all shows through the end of April.

It's starting to look like quite the drought of live gigs between now and the immediate future. Seems to be a combination of cities and counties shutting down large gatherings, and the artists themselves withdrawing to protect themselves, their bands and crews.

Wondering whether the Fairport Rhine River cruise will happen in June.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: MarkV on March 13, 2020, 07:00:47 PM

Not a gig per se, but my plan to see the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall in San Antonio in late April has been upended; the venue is "rescheduling" all shows through the end of April.

It's starting to look like quite the drought of live gigs between now and the immediate future. Seems to be a combination of cities and counties shutting down large gatherings, and the artists themselves withdrawing to protect themselves, their bands and crews.

Wondering whether the Fairport Rhine River cruise will happen in June.


I believe Yes's cruise to the edge is off.  Not that i was going.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on March 14, 2020, 04:30:01 PM
I'm due to see Lindisfarne in Porthcawl next Friday (20th March) At the present time it's still on, but a week is a long time.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on March 15, 2020, 01:27:10 PM
Off this afternoon to see Alden Patterson and Dashwood in a very small local venue. Could be the last one for a while. It’s only a short walk so no need to get bus or tube. Suspect most of the audience will count as “elderly”!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2020, 09:28:56 PM
Should anyone be in need of a bagpipes n drums fix, Corvus Corax will be streaming a live performance on Saturday evening. Free or pay what you think, 10 % of takings go to their local community charity. Full info on www.corvuscorax.de or find em on Facebook.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mikec on March 19, 2020, 11:45:37 AM
Miranda Sykes will be streaming a home concert this Saturday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on July 15, 2020, 12:28:46 PM
Going to a proper physical gig! Show of Hands, Victoria country park, 7th August. It’s a drive in, picnic gig, as park of the Wickham Festival. Can’t wait.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 30, 2020, 10:05:40 AM
Let's try and be positive.  I've just booked two gigs - This is the Kit in Chester in late March (more in hope than expectation if I'm honest) and, The Human League (doing Dare), bloke from Thompson Twins, and Altered Images in Cardiff in, er, Dec 2021.  By far the most expensive gig I've ever bought tickets for, costing a preposterous £95 a ticket once fees, postage and insurance etc factored in.  Quite ridiculous they've (promoters et al) got so much money for the best part of 18 months, but there you are...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 30, 2020, 10:21:47 AM

Let's try and be positive.  I've just booked two gigs - This is the Kit in Chester in late March (more in hope than expectation if I'm honest) and, The Human League (doing Dare), bloke from Thompson Twins, and Altered Images in Cardiff in, er, Dec 2021.  By far the most expensive gig I've ever bought tickets for, costing a preposterous £95 a ticket once fees, postage and insurance etc factored in.  Quite ridiculous they've (promoters et al) got so much money for the best part of 18 months, but there you are...
I really didn't see you as an 80's man David! Will you be sporting a pair of deely-boppers? We saw the bloke from the Thompson Twins 2 years ago supporting Aha. He had an excellent all-female band, all blondes, all dressed in white. Very impressive  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 30, 2020, 10:38:26 AM

I really didn't see you as an 80's man David! Will you be sporting a pair of deely-boppers? We saw the bloke from the Thompson Twins 2 years ago supporting Aha. He had an excellent all-female band, all blondes, all dressed in white. Very impressive  ;D


Lol.  I've come to most of the music of the early 80's in the last couple of decades.  In truth, at the time Dare came out I was probably more into Gillan and Saxon et al.  Been a big fan of earlier Human League since I got into post-punk and electronica in the mid 80's (going to see New Order in Aug '84 was an epiphany).  Always loved Ms Grogan too, of course.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 30, 2020, 10:49:18 AM


I really didn't see you as an 80's man David! Will you be sporting a pair of deely-boppers? We saw the bloke from the Thompson Twins 2 years ago supporting Aha. He had an excellent all-female band, all blondes, all dressed in white. Very impressive  ;D


Lol.  I've come to most of the music of the early 80's in the last couple of decades.  In truth, at the time Dare came out I was probably more into Gillan and Saxon et al.  Been a big fan of earlier Human League since I got into post-punk and electronica in the mid 80's (going to see New Order in Aug '84 was an epiphany).  Always loved Ms Grogan too, of course.
Yes I was more into rock at that time too, but I appreciate Dare as one of the best albums of its genre. I preferred Heaven 17  :)
Ms Grogan is indeed fab, but her voice is, er, awful. Soz...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 30, 2020, 10:55:18 AM



I really didn't see you as an 80's man David! Will you be sporting a pair of deely-boppers? We saw the bloke from the Thompson Twins 2 years ago supporting Aha. He had an excellent all-female band, all blondes, all dressed in white. Very impressive  ;D


Lol.  I've come to most of the music of the early 80's in the last couple of decades.  In truth, at the time Dare came out I was probably more into Gillan and Saxon et al.  Been a big fan of earlier Human League since I got into post-punk and electronica in the mid 80's (going to see New Order in Aug '84 was an epiphany).  Always loved Ms Grogan too, of course.
Yes I was more into rock at that time too, but I appreciate Dare as one of the best albums of its genre. I preferred Heaven 17  :)
Ms Grogan is indeed fab, but her voice is, er, awful. Soz...


Funnily enough, just thinking about it, '81 (2nd Jan I think, but thereabouts anyway) was the first time I saw Fairport (at Wimbledon Theatre).  Bit weird to think I've given up seeing them (after well over 50 shows) and started watching Human league instead 40 years on...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 30, 2020, 01:24:40 PM




I really didn't see you as an 80's man David! Will you be sporting a pair of deely-boppers? We saw the bloke from the Thompson Twins 2 years ago supporting Aha. He had an excellent all-female band, all blondes, all dressed in white. Very impressive  ;D


Lol.  I've come to most of the music of the early 80's in the last couple of decades.  In truth, at the time Dare came out I was probably more into Gillan and Saxon et al.  Been a big fan of earlier Human League since I got into post-punk and electronica in the mid 80's (going to see New Order in Aug '84 was an epiphany).  Always loved Ms Grogan too, of course.
Yes I was more into rock at that time too, but I appreciate Dare as one of the best albums of its genre. I preferred Heaven 17  :)
Ms Grogan is indeed fab, but her voice is, er, awful. Soz...


Funnily enough, just thinking about it, '81 (2nd Jan I think, but thereabouts anyway) was the first time I saw Fairport (at Wimbledon Theatre).  Bit weird to think I've given up seeing them (after well over 50 shows) and started watching Human league instead 40 years on...
These are strange times  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on July 30, 2020, 07:39:36 PM
... as indeed are 13/8 and 19/16.  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on July 30, 2020, 10:43:07 PM

... as indeed are 13/8 and 19/16.  ;)


You're telling me.

Mind you, our conductor bottles out at 9/8. Mind you, that's probably the limit for G&S anyway.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 31, 2020, 08:11:08 AM


... as indeed are 13/8 and 19/16.  ;)

You're telling me.
Mind you, our conductor bottles out at 9/8. Mind you, that's probably the limit for G&S anyway.
Paul
My first "exposure" to Fairport was a BBC2 In Concert back in 1988/9?? I was mainly impressed with DMs drumming with those weird and wonderful time signatures, in particular a tune Maart wrote called "On the Floor" to celebrate the birth of his son Gerrard. I might have to dig that out for a listen....  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on July 31, 2020, 03:16:06 PM

... as indeed are 13/8 and 19/16.  ;)


😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 14, 2020, 12:21:18 PM
The wonderful comedian Daniel Kitson is doing a tour of empty venues... I'm 'going' to Mold :)

Tickets on sale now. Details here:

https://www.danielkitson.com/news/2020/9/11/a-tour-of-empty-theatres


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on October 06, 2020, 09:24:22 AM
Last Friday saw the return of live music to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham, with a sold out, socially distanced show from Ian Prowse. Great night, artist and audience genuinely pleased to be back. Next month - November 2nd Liam O'Maonlai from Hothouse Flowers will be playing the same venue - can't wait  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 14, 2020, 08:16:39 PM
Bellowhead have announced a one-off gig to celebrate 10 years since Hedonism was released. 5th December. More info from band website or fb...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on October 22, 2020, 03:41:56 PM
Eight gigs booked for November - Liam O’Maonlai twice, Martyn Joseph twice, Gerry Colvin, Luke Jackson, Seth Lakeman and Martin Simpson. Hopefully making up for lost time unless any get cancelled as restrictions increase 🤔


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 10, 2020, 08:23:30 AM
The Hollies.

https://www.ents24.com/offer/the-hollies-presale/3294?utm_content=HotTickets&UID=1167542&referer=newsletter2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter2&utm_campaign=weekly

Not quite sure when this pic was taken, but TH looks about 40 instead of 74!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on December 10, 2020, 09:33:20 AM

The Hollies.

https://www.ents24.com/offer/the-hollies-presale/3294?utm_content=HotTickets&UID=1167542&referer=newsletter2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter2&utm_campaign=weekly

Not quite sure when this pic was taken, but TH looks about 40 instead of 74!


Tony definitely has a horrible portrait in his attic.  He always was a handsome bugger.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 10, 2020, 09:58:22 AM


The Hollies.

https://www.ents24.com/offer/the-hollies-presale/3294?utm_content=HotTickets&UID=1167542&referer=newsletter2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter2&utm_campaign=weekly

Not quite sure when this pic was taken, but TH looks about 40 instead of 74!


Tony definitely has a horrible portrait in his attic.  He always was a handsome bugger.

Jules


I still think that pic must be 15-20 years old.  Surely to God?!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 21, 2021, 04:31:33 PM
Unthanks.  Online weekend festival thing 25th-28th Feb....ltd to 550...selling fast by the sounds of it.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-the-unthanks


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 22, 2021, 05:50:26 PM
Genesis dates rescheduled again from April to October this year...expected and understandable IMO


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 22, 2021, 10:30:53 PM

Genesis dates rescheduled again from April to October this year...expected and understandable IMO


Comedian Dave Chappelle inexplicably scheduled four shows at Stubb's amphitheatre starting last night. Naturally, he caught the bug before even the first show and everything was cancelled.

They tried to pitch this as a socially distanced show, with $1,200-1,400 tables offered.

We're at Stage 5 in Austin right now. Folks are supposed to stay home unless they're going out for food or medical. I can't understand who thought this was a good idea.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 26, 2021, 04:29:58 PM
Tubular Bells "The 50th Anniversary Experience" (they obviously can't count)

https://www.loudersound.com/news/mike-oldfields-tubular-bells-to-be-performed-in-london-this-summer


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 02, 2021, 01:39:19 PM
Saucerful of Secrets tour rescheduled to Spring 2022...I'm still looking forward to Guildford (here's hoping).



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on February 02, 2021, 09:16:20 PM
Croydon is a tempting option.  The Fairfield Halls have been closed for the past few years for a major revamp and only re-opened at the end of 2019.  I’ve been looking forward to seeing what they have done with the place.  It is closed again at the moment, of course, and is currently being used as a Covid vaccination centre.

 


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 03, 2021, 11:12:36 AM

Saucerful of Secrets tour rescheduled to Spring 2022...I'm still looking forward to Guildford (here's hoping).


I'm considering Cardiff....  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 12, 2021, 11:27:21 AM
Steve Ignorant's Crass songs tour (originally April 2020, then May 2021) is now April 2022...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on February 19, 2021, 06:59:04 PM
Chris Smither is performing in a ‘streaming global tour’ on several dates in March.  The concerts are ticketed and part of the proceeds will go to the Sidmouth folk festival
Chris Smither – Mandolin Box Office

Bruce Molsky will be performing a ‘virtually Green Note’ concert on Feb. 24th.  The stream will be available on a donations basis and part of the proceeds will go to the Green Note.
» Bruce Molsky + Allison de Groot + Tatiana Hargreaves (greennote.co.uk)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 04, 2021, 11:12:18 PM


Danubian Oystercruise 2022.  :)

https://spark.adobe.com/page/nvlUslWWjI22r/



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 22, 2021, 11:23:11 AM
Steven Wilson tour cancelled.  This is from Steven on social media:

Sadly for the second time I am forced to postpone my tour to promote THE FUTURE BITES - the rescheduled dates were due to begin in September. While recent developments made me at least optimistic that the UK shows might have been able to go ahead (though no guarantee), the same is not true of much of the rest of Europe. With it now clear that it would not have been possible to proceed with many of the shows I have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the whole tour. As a solo artist so many of my expenses are in advance, rehearsal and musician costs, developing the production, so to then only be able to perform a handful of shows at best would simply not have been financially feasible. Once again I must apologise for the disappointment and any inconvenience caused.
I plan to use the time creatively and to complete and release 2 new albums I have in progress in 2022 and 2023 respectively. With that in mind it makes more sense for me to now look forward to touring these albums instead, and to incorporate the TFB ideas and songs.
In the meantime there is more TFB related music on the way over the coming months in the form of some fantastic remixes and a release for the song ANYONE BUT ME, which was originally the closing track on the album but which I replaced with COUNT OF UNEASE. Right now I’m also working hard to finish my book which will be published later this year by Little, Brown and Company - news on all this soon.
The world is totally messed up at the moment, and the cancellation of my tour is not especially significant in the grand scheme of things, all the same I was very excited to be finally getting out there and interacting with real musicians in front of a real audience again, so this is a real blow.
Thanks again for your understanding and patience. S x


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on March 22, 2021, 01:08:05 PM
The Monochrome Set, South Street Arts Centre, Reading, September 25th.

I've no idea what the venue set up will be, or if it will actually happen at all  :(, but I remain optimistic... :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 22, 2021, 01:26:37 PM

The Monochrome Set, South Street Arts Centre, Reading, September 25th.

I've no idea what the venue set up will be, or if it will actually happen at all  :(, but I remain optimistic... :)


Current touring schedule is:

18/09/2021 - Amersham Arms, London
25/09/2021 - South Street Arts Centre, Reading
20/11/2021 - The Thunderbolt, Bristol
04/12/2021 - The Soundhouse, Leicester, UK
05/02/2022 - The Adelphi Club, Hull, UK
05/03/2022 - The Greystones, Sheffield, UK
12/03/2022- The Con Club, Lewes, UK  
19/03/2022 - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
14/05/2022 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 22, 2021, 01:49:34 PM
Somebody on the Fairport FB pages was lamenting the further postponement of a tour (not by Fairport). As I said there, I am now quite pessimistic that anything much will happen by way of public gatherings this year. The mood music in the scientific community seems to be that it would be unwise and that some form of social distancing will need to continue for another couple of years.  :(

Within minutes of me posting that, the prime minister publicly said that the European third wave was likely to impact the UK. Sadly, I think the roadmap is likely to shortly be re-routed into a cul de sac.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 22, 2021, 02:32:40 PM

Somebody on the Fairport FB pages was lamenting the further postponement of a tour (not by Fairport). As I said there, I am now quite pessimistic that anything much will happen by way of public gatherings this year. The mood music in the scientific community seems to be that it would be unwise and that some form of social distancing will need to continue for another couple of years.  :(

Within minutes of me posting that, the prime minister publicly said that the European third wave was likely to impact the UK. Sadly, I think the roadmap is likely to shortly be re-routed into a cul de sac.


As a natural pessimist I'm pretty much with you too, Al.  I suspect the chances of festivals are probably still higher than anything other than socially distanced small scale indoor gigs....although personally I wouldn't put much dosh on them either.  We will see...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: blagden on March 22, 2021, 04:06:53 PM
Sold for £280 -

https://auctions.pbauctioneers.co.uk/catalogue/lot/e6716a9eefef6b3958336d31817363a4/64f9c22c694714fcd8c0ac2ebfa3acc6/antique-interiors-decorative-art-paintings-silver-lot-317/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 22, 2021, 07:50:56 PM
Postponements and cancellations are trickling in. The Monkees moved their spring/summer tour to the fall and cancelled Austin. Today, Kenny Chesney cancelled a big stadium tour set for later this year. It's very hard to tell what 2021 will look like. Even though my state has declared itself "open for business," the reality is that artists and venues are not planning shows right now, and the ones already on the books are hanging by a thread.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 23, 2021, 11:17:01 AM
Stephen Wilson has cancelled his entire 2021/2022 Tour, as he can't guarantee he can do the bit on mainland Europe, so he's got 2 new albums planned instead and will tour those at a (much) later date. I suppose it makes sense when you consider the logistics of a tour, especially one with his type of stage show, but I am disappointed.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Sue & Chris on March 26, 2021, 01:52:46 PM
The Decemberists have cancelled their US tour and announced three 'streaming shows' - on 11th, 18th and 25th April.

http://www.decemberists.com/uncategorized/20th-anniversary-celebration-streaming-shows/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 26, 2021, 03:06:40 PM
Dennis DeYoung 40th anniversary of "The Grand Illusion" cancelled June 2021 Austin show (previously moved from June 2020), with no rescheduled date.

Martin Barre/Clive Bunker/Dee Palmer 50th anniversary of "Aqualung" U.S. tour moved again, from September/October 2021 to January/February 2022.

With these and other cancellations, I have a grand total of three remaining prepaid tickets for 2021 shows: Felix Cavaliere's Rascals in September, Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary tour with Michael McDonald in October, and (what's left of) Three Dog Night in December. I have no confidence these shows will go forward as scheduled; Rascals and Doobies were initially placed on sale before social distancing guidelines rolled out, so the ticketed seats are packed tightly together like in the good old days. I can't imagine the venues/audiences/artists will be happy with such an arrangement anytime soon. (Rolling Stones tickets still in hand; no rescheduled date and no cancellation, either.)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 14, 2021, 12:15:02 PM
I see that nice Clive Gregson is supporting The Blockheads on tour. Could be a noisy first set, at least for him.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 03, 2021, 07:33:40 PM
Cecil Sharp House have announced a series of live gigs in May and June, their first in over a year.  The artists include Show of Hands, Oysterband, Lady Maisery, and others.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on May 03, 2021, 10:21:28 PM
Rowan Rheingans is touring Dispatches on the Red Dress, it is an amazing show based around the story of her German Grandparents. The music, songs and story she tells are brilliant. There are 2 gigs in Cumbria if I hadn’t already seen the show in Lancaster and waiting for a postponed performance in Leeds I would be going to both.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 04, 2021, 04:06:42 PM

Rowan Rheingans is touring Dispatches on the Red Dress, it is an amazing show based around the story of her German Grandparents. The music, songs and story she tells are brilliant. There are 2 gigs in Cumbria if I hadn’t already seen the show in Lancaster and waiting for a postponed performance in Leeds I would be going to both.


'Touring' is possibly overstating it a fraction but I wish I could get to one of these.  As I've probably mentioned before, she's one of my daughter's bestest school buddies.  An immensely talented lady..  Hopefully there will be a lot more shows as and when permitted...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 04, 2021, 04:30:41 PM
The Monkees Redux have rebranded and rescheduled. They will tour the U.S. in the Fall/Winter and are calling it their Farewell Tour.

They did not reschedule their cancelled Austin show from 2020, but I should be able to squeeze in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 12, 2021, 11:07:36 AM
Big Big Train concert at Aylesbury in July postponed again, to 'sometime' in 2022 :(  Not entirely surprising, but a bit disappointing.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 15, 2021, 03:19:23 PM
I've booked tickets for Belshazzar's Feast in Morecambe next Friday. For some reason they had decided to do two gigs on the same day but ticket sales have been very slow. I know one of the guys who works at the venue and he reckons they'll have to cancel one of the shows. And that's with reducing the venue capacity from 200 to under 40.

He said that ticket sales for other dates on the tour have been much better. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the increase of Covid cases in Lancashire that is making gig-goers more reluctant than in other parts of the country to start going to gigs again.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on May 15, 2021, 10:53:37 PM

I've booked tickets for Belshazzar's Feast in Morecambe next Friday. For some reason they had decided to do two gigs on the same day but ticket sales have been very slow. I know one of the guys who works at the venue and he reckons they'll have to cancel one of the shows. And that's with reducing the venue capacity from 200 to under 40.

He said that ticket sales for other dates on the tour have been much better. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the increase of Covid cases in Lancashire that is making gig-goers more reluctant than in other parts of the country to start going to gigs again.



I’m quite liking the early evening teatime gigs. Cecil Sharpe House is the other side of London to me but is a real bugger of a journey after 10pm. New split gigs means that I can easily see Peggy Seeger and Oysterband in the next few weeks, works well for me. Yes, 5pm gigs is the new Rock’n’ Roll


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 19, 2021, 10:47:56 AM
Lots of dates from Katie Spencer  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 20, 2021, 05:51:01 AM
The Monkees, Stubb’s BBQ, September 23, 2021!

Booked


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on May 20, 2021, 11:32:28 AM

Lots of dates from Katie Spencer  :)


Ach, none near me.   :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on June 05, 2021, 10:15:22 PM
Odd situation, but unexpectedly I have 2 spare tickets for Martyn Joseph at the Musician in Leicester on Monday. It was planned as 2 shows, and I bought for both, now it’s a single show and I have 2 I don’t need. Happy to give to anyone who would like to go.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 07, 2021, 09:03:53 PM
King Crimson - HEB Center at Cedar Park, Texas, August 31, 2021!

Tix on sale Thursday. I don't know if any Cedar Park native has even heard of King Crimson, but I suspect folks from Austin (CP's immediate neighbor-to-the-south) will fill it to the rafters.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 11, 2021, 06:48:34 PM

King Crimson - HEB Center at Cedar Park, Texas, August 31, 2021!

Tix on sale Thursday. I don't know if any Cedar Park native has even heard of King Crimson, but I suspect folks from Austin (CP's immediate neighbor-to-the-south) will fill it to the rafters.


Fourth row tickets procured. A fond memory - Jude weighed in on my open question to the forum whether I should buy a ticket to see KC for the first time a few years ago. Something to the effect that I "must" go. She was absolutely right!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on June 11, 2021, 08:18:20 PM
Roger Taylor, playing the old Boscombe Academy in October. I’ve got a soft spot for Rog’s solo records, especially Strange Frontier. Couldn’t resist seeing a rock legend 3 miles down the road from my house!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 14, 2021, 09:59:47 PM
When it rains, it pours.

Allegedly retired, vax-questioning guitar slinger Eric Clapton has announced a date at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on September 15.

When I last saw him at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood some years back, I truly believed it would be the last time. I will open my wallet for him once more. Fun fact: Eric was my first concert at the Erwin Center, on the Money and Cigarettes tour way back on February 18, 1983.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on June 14, 2021, 10:12:21 PM

When it rains, it pours.

Allegedly retired, vax-questioning guitar slinger Eric Clapton has announced a date at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on September 15.

When I last saw him at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood some years back, I truly believed it would be the last time. I will open my wallet for him once more. Fun fact: Eric was my first concert at the Erwin Center, on the Money and Cigarettes tour way back on February 18, 1983.


I say save your money.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 15, 2021, 08:15:20 AM


When it rains, it pours.

Allegedly retired, vax-questioning guitar slinger Eric Clapton has announced a date at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on September 15.

When I last saw him at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood some years back, I truly believed it would be the last time. I will open my wallet for him once more. Fun fact: Eric was my first concert at the Erwin Center, on the Money and Cigarettes tour way back on February 18, 1983.


I say save your money.

Jules
So would I. Last time I saw him he was dire. The solo on Badge was done by a guy on a keyboard, whilst Clappedout just stood and watched him. His band were excellent but he was just going thru the motions. IMHO of course!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 16, 2021, 05:04:30 PM
Henry Cow fans and others may be somewhat excited by this:

Yumi Hara Residency at Cafe OTO Sat 11-Sun 12 Sept 2021
【Yumi Hara retrospective focusing on the past 10 years of her activities, and launch of her 2nd solo album】
Sat 11 September 2021
featuring:
Itako Sisters (Yumi Hara + Atsuko Kamura)
THE WATTS (Yumi Hara, Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler)
Chlöe Herington solo
Yumi solo material / Lindsay Cooper Songbook Alone+ / Canterbury Favourites
(Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler, Pierre Chevalier, Toshiaki Sudoh, Atsuko Kamura, Chloe Herington)
DJ Marina Organ
Sun 12 September 2021
featuring:
The Artaud Beats (Yumi Hara, Geoff Leigh, John Greaves, Chris Cutler)
monobeat (Zappi Diermeier, Elke Drapatz, Toshiaki Sudoh)
Jump for Joy! (Yumi Hara, Geoff Leigh, Jean-Hervé Péron, Zappi Diermaier, Geraldine Swayne, Chris Cutler)
DJ Kyle McCallum
day tickets: £20 members, £22 advance, £24 door
two-days tickets: £36 members, £40 advance

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/yumi-hara-two-day-residency/?fbclid=IwAR1cQQ2RQ8vNSUOz197EJCwUJKTnqZ6OLaiZwNsj0J-a34Hz-W4FdORMUGc




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 18, 2021, 04:39:54 PM


When it rains, it pours.

Allegedly retired, vax-questioning guitar slinger Eric Clapton has announced a date at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on September 15.

When I last saw him at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood some years back, I truly believed it would be the last time. I will open my wallet for him once more. Fun fact: Eric was my first concert at the Erwin Center, on the Money and Cigarettes tour way back on February 18, 1983.


I say save your money.

Jules


I am definitely saving "some" of my money. I logged in for so-called "Platinum" tickets yesterday, and was offered two tickets in the second row for about $600 each. No thanks. I will log in again momentarily to see what "ordinary" tickets are available.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on June 19, 2021, 02:26:43 PM
Rheingans Sisters at More Music in Morecambe tomorrow. Sadly MrsB has to give it a miss as she was contacted by Track and Trace yesterday and is self-isolating until Wednesday. She volunteers at one of the museums in town and after being in one day last weekend she's been told that someone has tested positive.

Don't think we'll be booking for any more gigs until the Covid numbers start going down here in Lancs. It'll be interesting to see how many punters are there tomorrow.  :(

But I'm looking forward to it. Not seen the Sisters before.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on June 19, 2021, 10:12:08 PM

Rheingans Sisters at More Music in Morecambe tomorrow. Sadly MrsB has to give it a miss as she was contacted by Track and Trace yesterday and is self-isolating until Wednesday. She volunteers at one of the museums in town and after being in one day last weekend she's been told that someone has tested positive.

Don't think we'll be booking for any more gigs until the Covid numbers start going down here in Lancs. It'll be interesting to see how many punters are there tomorrow.  :(

But I'm looking forward to it. Not seen the Sisters before.

Saw them just before lockdown with my sister at that venue, they are hugely talented musicians and the recent songs they have produced have been excellent, they seem to get better with each album. There influences vary and make for interesting arrangements, which keep the attention and constantly surprise and the harmonies of the sisters are brilliant. I saw Rowan solo in a local village hall last week with an audience of under 20, she performed Dispatches on the Red Dress, which I will hopefully see for the third time in November in Leeds, and the crowd size in no way diminish the quality of the perfomance. There is such innovation and diversity in the folk scene at the moment and though some of it may seem a bit bit intertwined, with people like Lady Maisery, and the furrow collective and remnants of bellowhead, none of them rest on past glories and seem to develop in so many new and interesting ways, and covid may have dampened spirits, and damaged careers, but not stopped so much great stuff being produced. I love more music and it's the ideal venue for a small crowd. Hope you enjoy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on July 09, 2021, 05:24:51 PM
Off to the Ely Festival on Sunday.  The clash with the footie is slightly annoying, but live music has got to take precedence!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 23, 2021, 04:19:42 AM
Finally rescheduled for late November
The Rolling Stones at the Circuit of the Americas!

We’ve been holding onto our tickets since the original date was postponed in February last year.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on July 24, 2021, 05:45:52 PM
Elton John in June next year. No,  im not going, but I was sufficient ly interested to log onto the ticket site about 3 hours after they went on sale.  The 50 quid ones, which were the cheapest, plus booking fee, were all gone.  I'm only slightly disappointed as I only really like his early albums and there's a bit of nostalgia for me about them. The concert is in a large venue so I doubt the paupers' seats would have allowed much of a view.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 25, 2021, 05:33:42 AM
I slightly upgraded my Rolling Stones tickets. Ticketmaster finally offered to refund all purchases from the original sale, once the rescheduled date was announced. I returned my original tickets for a full refund and immediately bought two aisle seats in the same section for a bit less than I paid two years ago.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on July 27, 2021, 09:33:42 PM
Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts are playing at the Half Moon on August 12th.  Part of a short UK tour to promote their latest album on Angel Air Records (a live concert from 1991)




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 05, 2021, 11:48:34 AM

I slightly upgraded my Rolling Stones tickets. Ticketmaster finally offered to refund all purchases from the original sale, once the rescheduled date was announced. I returned my original tickets for a full refund and immediately bought two aisle seats in the same section for a bit less than I paid two years ago.  :)


Charlie's not good tonight.  Very disappointing.  Somewhat over dramatically I'm kind of in the "No Charlie, no Stones" camp myself... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czxde05dzygo


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 05, 2021, 06:08:39 PM


I slightly upgraded my Rolling Stones tickets. Ticketmaster finally offered to refund all purchases from the original sale, once the rescheduled date was announced. I returned my original tickets for a full refund and immediately bought two aisle seats in the same section for a bit less than I paid two years ago.  :)


Charlie's not good tonight.  Very disappointing.  Somewhat over dramatically I'm kind of in the "No Charlie, no Stones" camp myself... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czxde05dzygo


This is quite a kick in the solar plexus. Instead of the Rolling Stones, we're going to see the X-Pensive Winos, featuring special guests Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood. :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on August 05, 2021, 07:34:43 PM


This is quite a kick in the solar plexus. Instead of the Rolling Stones, we're going to see the X-Pensive Winos, featuring special guests Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood. :(



I saw them back in around 1990 when Bill was still in the band. Rather lost interest in the Stones after he left.

But I saw him with his Rhythm Kings in a small venue several years later and that was a great gig. Never seen anyone make playing the bass guitar look so effortless.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on August 05, 2021, 11:47:15 PM


I slightly upgraded my Rolling Stones tickets. Ticketmaster finally offered to refund all purchases from the original sale, once the rescheduled date was announced. I returned my original tickets for a full refund and immediately bought two aisle seats in the same section for a bit less than I paid two years ago.  :)


Charlie's not good tonight.  Very disappointing.  Somewhat over dramatically I'm kind of in the "No Charlie, no Stones" camp myself... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czxde05dzygo


First of all - great joke!

Secondly - couldn't agree more.

Jules



Edit: P.S. I stole your joke and posted it on Twitter. I actually credited you. Mainly because some people from here are also on there and one of them might have grassed me up.   ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 06, 2021, 01:22:07 AM
A trickle of cancellations starting to come in.

Bachman-Cummings have postponed their Fall tour of the U.S. due to issues for travelers from Canada to the U.S.

Fairport's Fall cruise down the Danube is cancelled due to issues for travelers from the U.K. to Romania and Hungary.

I've got Clapton, the Stones, and others on the books from August through December. What's going to happen? The southern states (including big concert destinations like Florida and Texas) are aggressively blocking mask and vaccine mandates, meaning theoretically that the venues will be open with no restrictions. But they can't force cautious people to buy a ticket, let alone musicians to perform.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on August 06, 2021, 08:32:23 AM
Next up for me - assuming it doesn't get cancelled - is Lindisfarne, at Bradford Cathedral, in September. Should be a good one.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on August 09, 2021, 09:32:58 PM

Next up for me - assuming it doesn't get cancelled - is Lindisfarne, at Bradford Cathedral, in September. Should be a good one.  :)


Well, they were in cracking form at Wickham last night.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on August 10, 2021, 12:00:22 AM


Next up for me - assuming it doesn't get cancelled - is Lindisfarne, at Bradford Cathedral, in September. Should be a good one.  :)


Well, they were in cracking form at Wickham last night.

Paul



Excellent!

They usually are though.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tasha on August 11, 2021, 01:07:38 PM
Next up for me in Shropshire in October The Tannahill Weavers- not seen them before? Im hoping they will be good?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Malcolm on August 11, 2021, 02:57:24 PM
Post Covid re-opening of the Pavilion in Llandrindod in September with a tribute band:- Hats off to Led Zeppelin. That should shake out any spiders lurking in the rafters!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 11, 2021, 04:12:25 PM

Post Covid re-opening of the Pavilion in Llandrindod in September with a tribute band:- Hats off to Led Zeppelin. That should shake out any spiders lurking in the rafters!


They're supposed to be very good.  Managed by Warren (son of Peter) Grant apparently...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tasha on August 12, 2021, 01:07:48 PM

Post Covid re-opening of the Pavilion in Llandrindod in September with a tribute band:- Hats off to Led Zeppelin. That should shake out any spiders lurking in the rafters!


Ah the pavillion Llandod I remember bunking off down there from school... those were the days... My sister and I went to Llandod recently for a trip down memory lane and was so very sad at what the place has become..... :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 19, 2021, 03:45:04 PM


Sunday afternoon (August 22nd) at Barbar Cafe in Hereford. Weirdshire are putting on Steve Ashley.  :)

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weirdshire-presents-steve-ashley-tickets-165344567051


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2021, 06:54:37 PM



Sunday afternoon (August 22nd) at Barbar Cafe in Hereford. Weirdshire are putting on Steve Ashley.  :)

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weirdshire-presents-steve-ashley-tickets-165344567051


Really want to be there but it's an hour each way and I think i'm going to struggle.  Do want to be there to see Diana Collier when she's playing next week, but we'll see....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on August 20, 2021, 10:49:41 AM
Tickets bought for Nick Cave & Warren Ellis at King’s Theatre, Southsea


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on August 20, 2021, 11:18:26 AM
I've got a bumper October lined up - 10th Thea Gilmore (Acapela Studios, Pentyrch), 16th Lindisfarne (Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl) 21st Go Now, Moody Blues tribute act (Acapela) 23rd Steeleye Span (Pontardawe Arts Centre). The Lindisfarne gig was originally due to take place in March 2020, it 's been rescheduled twice, so fingers crossed this time. Thea Gilmore was also rescheduled from last year. Go Now is a new one for me. I'm not normally a fan of tribute acts, but I've seen some of their stuff online and I'm impressed. Also, it's more or less certain that the Moodies won't be touring again, so this is my only chance of catching anything of theirs live. The Steeleye Span one was an impulse purchase yesterday. It's the tail end of their 50th anniversary tour, which, of course, was brought to an abrupt halt by covid. I actually saw them in 2019 at the beginning of this tour!
Hopefully they'll all go ahead and go some way to taking the edge of the first anniversary of Barbara's death on the 28th of that month.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 20, 2021, 02:14:03 PM

I've got a bumper October lined up - 10th Thea Gilmore (Acapela Studios, Pentyrch), 16th Lindisfarne (Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl) 21st Go Now, Moody Blues tribute act (Acapela) 23rd Steeleye Span (Pontardawe Arts Centre). The Lindisfarne gig was originally due to take place in March 2020, it 's been rescheduled twice, so fingers crossed this time. Thea Gilmore was also rescheduled from last year. Go Now is a new one for me. I'm not normally a fan of tribute acts, but I've seen some of their stuff online and I'm impressed. Also, it's more or less certain that the Moodies won't be touring again, so this is my only chance of catching anything of theirs live. The Steeleye Span one was an impulse purchase yesterday. It's the tail end of their 50th anniversary tour, which, of course, was brought to an abrupt halt by covid. I actually saw them in 2019 at the beginning of this tour!
Hopefully they'll all go ahead and go some way to taking the edge of the first anniversary of Barbara's death on the 28th of that month.


I thought Thea Gilmore wasn't Thea Gilmore any more?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on August 20, 2021, 05:13:22 PM


I've got a bumper October lined up - 10th Thea Gilmore (Acapela Studios, Pentyrch), 16th Lindisfarne (Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl) 21st Go Now, Moody Blues tribute act (Acapela) 23rd Steeleye Span (Pontardawe Arts Centre). The Lindisfarne gig was originally due to take place in March 2020, it 's been rescheduled twice, so fingers crossed this time. Thea Gilmore was also rescheduled from last year. Go Now is a new one for me. I'm not normally a fan of tribute acts, but I've seen some of their stuff online and I'm impressed. Also, it's more or less certain that the Moodies won't be touring again, so this is my only chance of catching anything of theirs live. The Steeleye Span one was an impulse purchase yesterday. It's the tail end of their 50th anniversary tour, which, of course, was brought to an abrupt halt by covid. I actually saw them in 2019 at the beginning of this tour!
Hopefully they'll all go ahead and go some way to taking the edge of the first anniversary of Barbara's death on the 28th of that month.


I thought Thea Gilmore wasn't Thea Gilmore any more?

Well, that's what it says on the ticket.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 20, 2021, 06:32:17 PM
Just saw that Steeleye Span are playing in Barnstaple in October. Must get sorted for a ticket for that.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2021, 09:25:07 PM



I've got a bumper October lined up - 10th Thea Gilmore (Acapela Studios, Pentyrch), 16th Lindisfarne (Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl) 21st Go Now, Moody Blues tribute act (Acapela) 23rd Steeleye Span (Pontardawe Arts Centre). The Lindisfarne gig was originally due to take place in March 2020, it 's been rescheduled twice, so fingers crossed this time. Thea Gilmore was also rescheduled from last year. Go Now is a new one for me. I'm not normally a fan of tribute acts, but I've seen some of their stuff online and I'm impressed. Also, it's more or less certain that the Moodies won't be touring again, so this is my only chance of catching anything of theirs live. The Steeleye Span one was an impulse purchase yesterday. It's the tail end of their 50th anniversary tour, which, of course, was brought to an abrupt halt by covid. I actually saw them in 2019 at the beginning of this tour!
Hopefully they'll all go ahead and go some way to taking the edge of the first anniversary of Barbara's death on the 28th of that month.


I thought Thea Gilmore wasn't Thea Gilmore any more?

Well, that's what it says on the ticket.
She now wishes to be known as "Afterlight". So, "bitter", then? (As in Light and Bitter)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 26, 2021, 10:07:40 AM




Sunday afternoon (August 22nd) at Barbar Cafe in Hereford. Weirdshire are putting on Steve Ashley.  :)

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weirdshire-presents-steve-ashley-tickets-165344567051


Really want to be there but it's an hour each way and I think i'm going to struggle.  Do want to be there to see Diana Collier when she's playing next week, but we'll see....


Just in case anyone else is going specifically to see Diana in Hereford tonight, please note that she's not now playing.  I assume the gig (Diamond Family Archive) will go ahead without her...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2021, 09:21:30 AM
Just booked for Sea Power (RIP BSP) at the Albert Hall in Manchester for next April.  It's been too long....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2021, 10:15:20 AM
And just in case there are any Calderdale based Stereolab fans....fill your boots you lucky lucky things...this Fri at the Trades.

https://www.seetickets.com/event/stereolab/trades-club/2025385?fbclid=IwAR3C_8vanFjzS7AAWx_uetJ3BirKHWN638HonT651Z_KLxaWZb8gddLDfg8


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on September 01, 2021, 10:39:11 AM
Well I've just had a couple of cancellations  :( .  ...  and nothing to do with covid. Posting them here as they may affect others - 1) Curved Air have had to cancel upcoming dates as the new violinist has had an accident.  2) "Go Now" gig at Southend has been postponed as the venue's administrator apparently mucked up on the diary front.   Oh well ... am looking forward to the autumn folk club season ...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2021, 10:48:00 AM

Well I've just had a couple of cancellations  :( .  ...  and nothing to do with covid. Posting them here as they may affect others - 1) Curved Air have had to cancel upcoming dates as the new violinist has had an accident.  2) "Go Now" gig at Southend has been postponed as the venue's administrator apparently mucked up on the diary front.   Oh well ... am looking forward to the autumn folk club season ...


Isn't that one of the lady violinists that used to be in Stackridge?  Hope they're ok...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 01, 2021, 01:37:33 PM
Just had notification that the Oysters Gloucester show on 22nd Sept had been put back to May 2022 due to C19.  >:(

"We're very sorry to announce that, following medical advice, Oysterband has to
postpone its forthcoming September tour. Our apologies for the inconvenience
this is bound to cause. We'll be back to play these shows in Spring with the
new album."


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2021, 01:54:21 PM

Just had notification that the Oysters Gloucester show on 22nd Sept had been put back to May 2022 due to C19.  >:(

"We're very sorry to announce that, following medical advice, Oysterband has to
postpone its forthcoming September tour. Our apologies for the inconvenience
this is bound to cause. We'll be back to play these shows in Spring with the
new album."


I have a friend who works at a well known venue.  Ticket sales are very soft.  I wonder if that might be leading to some of the current postponements?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JeremyRS on September 01, 2021, 02:30:16 PM


Just had notification that the Oysters Gloucester show on 22nd Sept had been put back to May 2022 due to C19.  >:(

"We're very sorry to announce that, following medical advice, Oysterband has to
postpone its forthcoming September tour. Our apologies for the inconvenience
this is bound to cause. We'll be back to play these shows in Spring with the
new album."


I have a friend who works at a well known venue.  Ticket sales are very soft.  I wonder if that might be leading to some of the current postponements?


According to their Facebook page it's John's voice that's the problem and if they toured not only would he not be at 100% but he could have long term damage.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 01, 2021, 02:55:50 PM



Just had notification that the Oysters Gloucester show on 22nd Sept had been put back to May 2022 due to C19.  >:(

"We're very sorry to announce that, following medical advice, Oysterband has to
postpone its forthcoming September tour. Our apologies for the inconvenience
this is bound to cause. We'll be back to play these shows in Spring with the
new album."


I have a friend who works at a well known venue.  Ticket sales are very soft.  I wonder if that might be leading to some of the current postponements?


According to their Facebook page it's John's voice that's the problem and if they toured not only would he not be at 100% but he could have long term damage.


Just seen that... "inflamed tissue round the vocal cords".  Hope he's better soon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2021, 03:03:15 PM
JJ's voice was definitely not right this weekend. I think he's wise to rest up.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JeremyRS on September 01, 2021, 03:29:37 PM
Indeed, Alan and Ian did a lot more than normal, definitely the right decision


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 02, 2021, 05:42:10 AM
The Doobie Brothers have postponed their next four gigs due to a COVID outbreak in their "touring staff," and Michael McDonald skipped the most recent show before the postponement. These are ominous signs.

Not that I would actually pay money to see KISS, but they are also dealing with postponements and COVID infections for both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, both of whom were fully vaccinated.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 03, 2021, 09:12:20 AM
I'm not an Abba fan but I appreciate their abilities

A new album and a couple of virtual gigs using digital avatars....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58423452


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on September 04, 2021, 04:38:10 PM
The Westbrook Blake at Cadogan Hall on November 19th.  A very rare chance to hear this wonderful work.  Mike Westbrook is 85 now.  He will be at the piano and both of the original singers – Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton – will also be performing.  I would love to go, but it will depend where we are with covid.  I have been to a couple of outdoor festivals this summer, but still feel wary about indoor venues.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on September 04, 2021, 10:23:45 PM

The Westbrook Blake at Cadogan Hall on November 19th.  A very rare chance to hear this wonderful work.  Mike Westbrook is 85 now.  He will be at the piano and both of the original singers – Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton – will also be performing.  I would love to go, but it will depend where we are with covid.  I have been to a couple of outdoor festivals this summer, but still feel wary about indoor venues.
If you want to know where we are with COVID, just look at the official numbers. Then double 'em.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 05, 2021, 12:09:07 AM
Two shows in two days, in a couple of weeks:

Lindisfarne at Bradford Cathedral followed by Robert John & The Wreck at The Brudenell, Leeds.

Fingers crossed they both go ahead.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 13, 2021, 06:10:45 PM
Wednesday - Eric Clapton and Jimmie Vaughan, Frank Erwin Center. Now being promoted as his "final concert in Austin." I think that's a safe bet.

Next Thursday - Monkees (Mike and Mickey), Stubb's Barbecue and Amphitheater. The "Farewell Tour." I think that, too, is a safe bet.

I'm either going to have to hang up my concert sneakers, or start getting into younger bands.  ???


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on September 13, 2021, 10:14:18 PM
Del Amitri - Blackpool Opera House on friday, my first time seeing the dels, really looking forward to it after watching the documentary on sky arts


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 13, 2021, 10:18:41 PM

Del Amitri - Blackpool Opera House on friday, my first time seeing the dels, really looking forward to it after watching the documentary on sky arts


Ooh, what documentary?  Annoyingly, Sky Arts has just disappeared from my Virgin subscription.

Jules



Edit: Ah, no it hasn't disappeared, it's just moved. Much relief.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 13, 2021, 10:26:48 PM
Skinny Lister are playing near me soon. I know the name but, until a quick listen on-line earlier today, never heard any of the music.

Early impressions suggest The Men The Couldn't Hang doing Jam covers, which might well make for an interesting concert. I'm in!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 14, 2021, 09:43:03 AM

Skinny Lister are playing near me soon. I know the name but, until a quick listen on-line earlier today, never heard any of the music.

Early impressions suggest The Men The Couldn't Hang doing Jam covers, which might well make for an interesting concert. I'm in!


They were great fun at Cropredy some years back.  Bought their album at the time, but haven't kept up with them.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 14, 2021, 12:31:21 PM


Skinny Lister are playing near me soon. I know the name but, until a quick listen on-line earlier today, never heard any of the music.

Early impressions suggest The Men The Couldn't Hang doing Jam covers, which might well make for an interesting concert. I'm in!


They were great fun at Cropredy some years back.  Bought their album at the time, but haven't kept up with them.


I've taken the plunge and ordered tickets. Glad to know you enjoyed them at Cropredy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 15, 2021, 10:57:09 AM
Wally Waller is taking his new band out on the road.  1st date in Deal.  Expect plenty of SF Sorrow/Parachute...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 15, 2021, 11:21:44 AM
I now have tickets for two concerts in the next few weeks - the first real live ones for me since I saw Jack Rutter at Readifolk in March last year!  First up is Martin and Eliza Carthy at The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, next Weds (22nd - that'll be a nice early birthday present), and then Steeleye Span at Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple on 11th Oct.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on September 15, 2021, 11:44:02 AM


Del Amitri - Blackpool Opera House on friday, my first time seeing the dels, really looking forward to it after watching the documentary on sky arts


Ooh, what documentary?  Annoyingly, Sky Arts has just disappeared from my Virgin subscription.

It was the Can't go back documentary https://www.sky.com/watch/title/programme/f976d517-108f-467b-acd5-3698228754f0/del-amitri-you-can-t-go-back-f976d517-108f-467b-acd5-3698228754f0
and there are a couple of nice podcasts on the classic scottish albums series about waking hours https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06b2655/episodes/downloads


Jules



Edit: Ah, no it hasn't disappeared, it's just moved. Much relief.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 15, 2021, 12:05:10 PM

Caravan, Guildhall, Gloucester 8th Oct, courtesy of No.1 son & reciprocated with;

Kathryn Tickell & The Darken, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester 13th Oct.

Haven't been to HH for a good few years. Looking forward to the customary sore arse.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 15, 2021, 12:57:06 PM
A comedy night at The Small Space in Barry hosted by Leroy Brito (check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi6UikuMzY Welsh people when they see the Bridge)
Crackin'

but Friday is The Big One - Steve Hackett at St David's Hall in Cardiff. I've waited over a year from this! Very excited  :D :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ian_ on September 15, 2021, 06:10:22 PM

 I don't doubt you'll enjoy the Steve Hackett show, Bridg. I saw him and the band in Birmingham last night and as usual it was a combination of powerful music, outstanding musicianship and dramatic visuals - and a shout-out for the Symphony Hall in Brum because the acoustics are quite superb. It was a thrilling demonstration of imaginative and creative rock music  8)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 15, 2021, 06:19:11 PM

a shout-out for the Symphony Hall in Brum because the acoustics are quite superb.


Aye, best acoustics I've experienced.  Saw a Waterboys concert there many years ago which ranks as the best gig I've ever heard.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 15, 2021, 07:33:48 PM
Amon Duul II in 2022 - Manchester and London.

https://www.songkick.com/artists/211277-amon-duul-ii


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 16, 2021, 09:24:43 AM

A comedy night at The Small Space in Barry hosted by Leroy Brito (check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi6UikuMzY Welsh people when they see the Bridge)
Crackin'

but Friday is The Big One - Steve Hackett at St David's Hall in Cardiff. I've waited over a year from this! Very excited  :D :D


Very tempted by Steve Hackett, but the nearest concert is in Plymouth (a bit over an hour away), and the night after I'm seeing Steeleye, and I don't think I can do two concerts on consecutive nights, both involving quite a journey, and both on work nights at the beginning of the week too!  So I'll just have to save up my excitement for seeing him at Cropredy...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Ian_ on September 16, 2021, 11:38:29 AM

 I'm afraid the travelling to concerts too often puts me off. Wednesday's Hackett concert finished at 10.45, I ran to  Birmingham New Street station, missed one train by two minutes, waited thirty minutes for the next one which only went to Coventry, then had to wait twenty minutes for a 'replacement' bus service to Warwick, which was not a 'replacement' at all but just a scheduled bus service that went all around the houses taking fifty minutes to get to where the train would reach in ten minutes  ::)

 (yes, yes, I know...first-world problems  ;D)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on September 18, 2021, 09:23:16 AM


 I'm afraid the travelling to concerts too often puts me off. Wednesday's Hackett concert finished at 10.45, I ran to  Birmingham New Street station, missed one train by two minutes, waited thirty minutes for the next one which only went to Coventry, then had to wait twenty minutes for a 'replacement' bus service to Warwick, which was not a 'replacement' at all but just a scheduled bus service that went all around the houses taking fifty minutes to get to where the train would reach in ten minutes  ::)

 (yes, yes, I know...first-world problems  ;D)


As a user of public transport myself, I can sympathise.  Services aren't getting any better, where I live anyway, and it's hard to enjoy the evening with all that hassle about getting there on time and getting back.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 20, 2021, 09:32:39 AM
Two more concerts booked now - Jackie Oates and John Spiers in Exeter on 24th Nov, and Show of Hands at Exmouth on 3rd Dec.  Would also have booked Spiers and Boden in Exeter, but it clashes with a local classical concert which Mrs Will really wants to go to.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 22, 2021, 03:59:03 PM
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at the One World Theater, Austin, September 25, cancelled or postponed, depending on the source.

No word on the cause, but he also cancelled Arlington, Texas as well.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 22, 2021, 07:28:04 PM

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at the One World Theater, Austin, September 25, cancelled or postponed, depending on the source.

No word on the cause, but he also cancelled Arlington, Texas as well.


Update - A band member tested positive for COVID, so the Austin show is cancelled. I've been holding onto these tickets since September 2019(!), with repeated postponements due to illness and then COVID. I really would like to see Felix once in my life, but we're not getting any younger. :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 23, 2021, 10:50:29 PM
Monkees (Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz), Stubb's BBQ and outdoor amphitheater, in the Red River cultural district of downtown, Austin, Texas, tonight!

This is my, count them...third live concert of 2021, and the year is almost 3/4ths over.  :(

At the artist's request, a negative COVID test or proof of fully vaccinated status are necessary to attend. (Our governor dictates that such requirements may not be enforced at state-owned, funded or licensed facilities, of which Stubb's ain't one.)

Early reviews of this tour are positive, though they note that Mike is now walking with a cane. It appears that he performs seated, sans guitar, as well. Time is marching on. Thumbnail review tomorrow.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on September 25, 2021, 11:39:05 AM
John Mayall has announced he's hanging up his road shoes. From now on, he'll just play gigs local to him. Looks like a long, expensive trip if I ever want to see him play in the flesh.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on September 25, 2021, 01:12:57 PM
I guess at 87 he deserves a bit of a rest!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 29, 2021, 04:10:48 PM
Humming and hawing over the forthcoming The Waterboys show in the heart of swinging downtown Ipswich. I guess £40 is nothing these days, but I’m not sure if I’m feeling the vibe. Happily, the timings released on the ticket website inform me that the show will end at a positively Hepworthian 10:15 before being followed by  ;Dprecisely two minutes of applause and a twenty three minute encore.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 30, 2021, 12:59:44 PM

Humming and hawing over the forthcoming The Waterboys show in the heart of swinging downtown Ipswich. I guess £40 is nothing these days, but I’m not sure if I’m feeling the vibe. Happily, the timings released on the ticket website inform me that the show will end at a positively Hepworthian 10:15 before being followed by  ;Dprecisely two minutes of applause and a twenty three minute encore.


In the end we decided to give the tour a miss, the last three albums have largely left us cold and our enthusiasm has waned somewhat. I've not missed a Waterboys tour from the beginning so there was much deliberating but a pair of tickets, petrol, parking etc was going to be well in excess of £100 and for something that just wasn't getting us fired up we couldn't really justify it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on October 01, 2021, 01:24:58 PM
Albion Christmas Band at Barton Ropery Hall , 11th December
Two original members of Fairport working together with  the very talented Simon Care and Kellie While , best way to kickstart the festive season , a Saturday night too so no rushing around after work , 15 minutes just over the Humber Bridge for us.
Tickets booked at a reasonable  £23/ea
Nice venue too


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on October 16, 2021, 10:05:28 AM
Caravan tonight at Bury Met. Tour reports on their facebook page are positive, their new CD is a pleasant listen and it looks like a near sell out. Looking forward to my first live music since Fairport at RNCM last year.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 16, 2021, 12:47:00 PM

Caravan tonight at Bury Met. Tour reports on their facebook page are positive, their new CD is a pleasant listen and it looks like a near sell out. Looking forward to my first live music since Fairport at RNCM last year.


Having gone to see Erland Cooper in Manchester on Thursday, I'm going to the Robin to see Caravan tomorrow.  Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 19, 2021, 05:42:44 PM
Scottish pop duo Hue & Cry in Acapela on Saturday. Will be Mr Box's first gig since February 2020. He's a massive fan so we're going for him, really.

Will remember to take a cushion to sit on as the pews are a bit hard on the bum, even if you already have plenty of padding....  ;D  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 19, 2021, 05:56:52 PM
Vashti https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/vashti-bunyan

And if you want a signed copy of her upcoming book...then https://www.monorailmusic.com/album/1b773653-302b-11ec-8476-02955b347518/Wayward_%3Cb%3ESigned_By_The_Author%3C_b%3E.html?mc_cid=f2a86381c6&mc_eid=4ceeebeb14&fbclid=IwAR08FfKlKZPxLS6nuqs8W58TcJ3RRRk1tB892SJEFlQiVwT_tnkOVmTEgIs

Rough Trade also doing a signed edition.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 22, 2021, 09:07:58 AM
Someone was talking about Galley Beggar not too long ago.  From FB:

GIG NEWS: After our rather long hiatus, we will be returning to What's Cookin' at Leytonstone Social Club on 12th February! Tickets will be on sale in December.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 22, 2021, 05:52:26 PM
Next gig - The X-Pensive Winos feat. special guests Mick Jagger and Ron Wood, at the Circuit of the Americas race track, November 20!

Does anyone think they will do something for the 60th anniversary next year, or is this the end, beautiful friend?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on October 23, 2021, 12:28:45 PM

Next gig - The X-Pensive Winos feat. special guests Mick Jagger and Ron Wood, at the Circuit of the Americas race track, November 20!

Does anyone think they will do something for the 60th anniversary next year, or is this the end, beautiful friend?


Winos + Mick and Ron is the Stones now.
Personally I hope they carry on, the YouTube’s of the latest shows are great, but it’s up to the 3 elderly gentlemen at the front and whatever fate befalls them in the future.  I don’t think they will want to knock it on the head after touring successfully with Steve Jordan but it’s not my decision to make


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 25, 2021, 11:58:29 AM


Next gig - The X-Pensive Winos feat. special guests Mick Jagger and Ron Wood, at the Circuit of the Americas race track, November 20!

Does anyone think they will do something for the 60th anniversary next year, or is this the end, beautiful friend?


Winos + Mick and Ron is the Stones now.
Personally I hope they carry on, the YouTube’s of the latest shows are great, but it’s up to the 3 elderly gentlemen at the front and whatever fate befalls them in the future.  I don’t think they will want to knock it on the head after touring successfully with Steve Jordan but it’s not my decision to make


As someone noted the other day, the Stones are now missing a drummer and bass player. The Beatles only have a drummer and bass player. How about it, guys?  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 25, 2021, 12:05:11 PM

As someone noted the other day, the Stones are now missing a drummer and bass player. The Beatles only have a drummer and bass player. How about it, guys?  ;D ;D ;D


Ha ha!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2021, 03:50:30 PM


As someone noted the other day, the Stones are now missing a drummer and bass player. The Beatles only have a drummer and bass player. How about it, guys?  ;D ;D ;D


Ha ha!
The Who are similarly afflicted.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 25, 2021, 04:43:26 PM



As someone noted the other day, the Stones are now missing a drummer and bass player. The Beatles only have a drummer and bass player. How about it, guys?  ;D ;D ;D


Ha ha!
The Who are similarly afflicted.


A reasonable period after the Ox passed on, some music magazine suggested the formation of "The Who-tles" with Sir Paul, Ringo, Rog and Pete. I can't imagine a less compatible combo. :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 29, 2021, 02:24:13 PM
Wed 9th Feb 2022 - The Residents at St George's, Bristol.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 29, 2021, 03:06:43 PM

Wed 9th Feb 2022 - The Residents at St George's, Bristol.


Cripes....that's a definite possible.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 29, 2021, 03:09:18 PM
I say this with some trepidation  :-\

Tomorrow I'm going to see Rick Astley  :o

There's a crowd of us going so hopefully it'll be a good laugh. It'll be my 3rd gig in the last few weeks but there'll be over 4000 people there hence the trepidation.

Wish me luck!  :D



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 29, 2021, 03:10:33 PM

I say this with some trepidation  :-\

Tomorrow I'm going to see Rick Astley  :o

There's a crowd of us going so hopefully it'll be a good laugh. It'll be my 3rd gig in the last few weeks but there'll be over 4000 people there hence the trepidation.

Wish me luck!  :D




Just spend the whole gig shouting out the names of Smiths songs.  That's what i'd do anyway...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 29, 2021, 03:15:41 PM


I say this with some trepidation  :-\

Tomorrow I'm going to see Rick Astley  :o

There's a crowd of us going so hopefully it'll be a good laugh. It'll be my 3rd gig in the last few weeks but there'll be over 4000 people there hence the trepidation.

Wish me luck!  :D



Just spend the whole gig shouting out the names of Smiths songs.  That's what i'd do anyway...
lol
I hope there isn't screaming women....  :-\


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 29, 2021, 03:52:18 PM
British Summer Time, Hyde Park, June 26, 2022 - The Eagles

If I were there next summer, I might consider stopping by.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on October 29, 2021, 03:56:08 PM
For that price, I'll fly to Malta and have a nice vacation.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 29, 2021, 04:01:24 PM

For that price, I'll fly to Malta and have a nice vacation.


£75 + booking fees for the poor people apparently (God alone knows what the bigwigs pay)?  In the scheme of things it's not as bad as it could be but really, I'd rather stick hot pins in my eyes.  I went to that Who/Dylan/EC/Alanis gig in '96.  That cost £8 (£15.36 at 2020 prices).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on October 29, 2021, 05:31:46 PM

I say this with some trepidation  :-\

Tomorrow I'm going to see Rick Astley  :o

There's a crowd of us going so hopefully it'll be a good laugh. It'll be my 3rd gig in the last few weeks but there'll be over 4000 people there hence the trepidation.

Wish me luck!  :D


He played here in Lancaster at the Highpoint festival back in May and friends who went were pleasantly surprised by his set which included himself on the drums singing an AC/DC song. Have fun!  :)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 29, 2021, 05:54:46 PM
I'm holding out for the Human League "Dare 40" tour to come to the states next year. I have no doubt they could fill 1,500-2,000 seat theaters, especially if they are paired with a similarly popular artist from the same era. Pretty please, Phil?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 29, 2021, 10:40:55 PM


For that price, I'll fly to Malta and have a nice vacation.


£75 + booking fees for the poor people apparently (God alone knows what the bigwigs pay)?  In the scheme of things it's not as bad as it could be but really, I'd rather stick hot pins in my eyes.  I went to that Who/Dylan/EC/Alanis gig in '96.  That cost £8 (£15.36 at 2020 prices).


Was that really £8?  :o I was there too. Mind you, after Clapton's turgid performance I would still like at least half of that refunded.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 30, 2021, 05:32:44 PM



For that price, I'll fly to Malta and have a nice vacation.


£75 + booking fees for the poor people apparently (God alone knows what the bigwigs pay)?  In the scheme of things it's not as bad as it could be but really, I'd rather stick hot pins in my eyes.  I went to that Who/Dylan/EC/Alanis gig in '96.  That cost £8 (£15.36 at 2020 prices).


Was that really £8?  :o I was there too. Mind you, after Clapton's turgid performance I would still like at least half of that refunded.


It was a discounted gig though...that's not what gig tickets were going for then...probably should have been £20 or so...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Barry on October 30, 2021, 08:03:16 PM
Every thing else was great though.  Quadrophenia in particular.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 31, 2021, 10:00:19 AM
RT at the Manchester Opera House tonight and (hopefully) 3 Daft Monkeys at the Bullingdon in Oxford on Friday, although that is now in some doubt pending PCR test results for two of the band.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 05, 2021, 04:49:58 PM
On sale now, Kraftwerk, ACL Live next summer.

This is under consideration. I own no Kraftwerk but am well aware of this group's legendary status.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on November 08, 2021, 05:03:45 PM
The Tuesday Night Music Club in Couldson has a very good programme of (mostly blues-related) gigs over the next 9 months, please see http://www.thetuesdaynightmusicclub.co.uk/gig-diary.html

The biggest name there is the rather excellent Alvin Youngblood Hart, but many others I'm looking forward to seeing, including Chris Corcoran (" King of Jump Blues Guitar"), Northsyde, Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse and John Verity, formerly of Argent


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 09, 2021, 06:13:25 PM
Thursday night at The Mohawk, Red River Cultural District, Austin - Cropredy veterans Larkin Poe.

I haven't decided whether to attend. The Mohawk is kind of a s***hole, honestly, with no nearby parking and the neighborhood is pretty rough after dark ("cultural district" my foot). At my age, I can't outrun the muggers.

On the bright side for the performers, it is a 900-capacity venue. Last time they were here, they played several showcases around town during the pre-Covid SXSW music festival, all at small venues such as Antone's. They did open for Elvis Costello at ACL Live a few years before, of course. And, before that, they played the Cactus Cafe (capacity 150) for an audience of about 35-50. I see signs of positive growth in their audience.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on November 09, 2021, 06:32:02 PM

Thursday night at The Mohawk, Red River Cultural District, Austin - Cropredy veterans Larkin Poe.

I haven't decided whether to attend. The Mohawk is kind of a s***hole, honestly, with no nearby parking and the neighborhood is pretty rough after dark ("cultural district" my foot). At my age, I can't outrun the muggers.

On the bright side for the performers, it is a 900-capacity venue. Last time they were here, they played several showcases around town during the pre-Covid SXSW music festival, all at small venues such as Antone's. They did open for Elvis Costello at ACL Live a few years before, of course. And, before that, they played the Cactus Cafe (capacity 150) for an audience of about 35-50. I see signs of positive growth in their audience.


Taxi?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 09, 2021, 08:30:30 PM


Thursday night at The Mohawk, Red River Cultural District, Austin - Cropredy veterans Larkin Poe.

I haven't decided whether to attend. The Mohawk is kind of a s***hole, honestly, with no nearby parking and the neighborhood is pretty rough after dark ("cultural district" my foot). At my age, I can't outrun the muggers.

On the bright side for the performers, it is a 900-capacity venue. Last time they were here, they played several showcases around town during the pre-Covid SXSW music festival, all at small venues such as Antone's. They did open for Elvis Costello at ACL Live a few years before, of course. And, before that, they played the Cactus Cafe (capacity 150) for an audience of about 35-50. I see signs of positive growth in their audience.


Taxi?


In Texas?!

Actually, I used to use Cowboy Cabs to get from DFW to my office in West lake... That has a slightly different meaning in Texas...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 10, 2021, 02:03:11 AM



Thursday night at The Mohawk, Red River Cultural District, Austin - Cropredy veterans Larkin Poe.

I haven't decided whether to attend. The Mohawk is kind of a s***hole, honestly, with no nearby parking and the neighborhood is pretty rough after dark ("cultural district" my foot). At my age, I can't outrun the muggers.

On the bright side for the performers, it is a 900-capacity venue. Last time they were here, they played several showcases around town during the pre-Covid SXSW music festival, all at small venues such as Antone's. They did open for Elvis Costello at ACL Live a few years before, of course. And, before that, they played the Cactus Cafe (capacity 150) for an audience of about 35-50. I see signs of positive growth in their audience.


Taxi?


In Texas?!

Actually, I used to use Cowboy Cabs to get from DFW to my office in West lake... That has a slightly different meaning in Texas...


Exactly... Maybe a pedi-cab...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PeteD on November 14, 2021, 11:01:03 PM
First indoor gig for me in almost 2 years tomorrow. The Modfather himself Mr Weller is doing his first live performance since the start of the pandemic at The Empire in Coventry.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on November 15, 2021, 03:23:36 PM
I've got tickets for my 1st (hopefully) post covid gig - Greta van Fleet next June in Manchester. I introduced my son to them and now he's going with his housemates and I'm going too - I'm sure the prospect of a lift to and from the gig isn't the only reason I'm invited. Added bonus is that I'll be retired by then!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on November 15, 2021, 07:35:21 PM
Just received notification that James Taylor’s European tour in 2022 has been postponed.
Rescheduled dates not yet known.
I had tickets for the Brighton gig 😢


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 16, 2021, 09:53:45 AM
Jackie Oates and John Spiers coming up next week at Exeter Phoenix. When we lived near Nettlebed we enjoyed seeing these too getting together as a duo and playing the odd guest spot together at the Folk Club, so it will be fun to see them doing a full concert together now.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 16, 2021, 11:49:19 AM
Three coming up over the next week or so:

Hayseed Dixie/The Jokers (tomorrow)
Emily Capell/Gina Larner (Saturday)
Skinny Lister/The Longest Johns (Nov 24)




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on November 17, 2021, 08:07:56 PM
My next three:

Tim Minchin (28th Nov, BIC)
St Agnes Fountain (14th Dec, New Forest Arts)
The Levellers (15th Dec, S’ton Guildhall)

A good run up to Christmas!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 18, 2021, 10:25:43 AM
Tomorrow, Cropredy regulars Wilson & Wakeman at Acapela (regulars in that they've both played Cropedy more than once!  ;D ).

They were the last act we saw (same venue) in February 2020 before lockdown so this almost feels like a full circle.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 18, 2021, 11:09:22 AM
That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 18, 2021, 11:38:35 AM

That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.
Me too :) And we remembered to pre-book pizza this time so we'll get a proper table and chair, instead of having to sit on a hard wooden pew  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on November 19, 2021, 09:34:35 AM


That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.
Me too :) And we remembered to pre-book pizza this time so we'll get a proper table and chair, instead of having to sit on a hard wooden pew  :o

I love the Acapela. Such a great little venue, When you go, don't park in the car park next to it. Apparently it's owned by the pub across the road and they have CCTV, anyone parking for more than 10 minutes is liable to have a fine. They've been in dispute with the pub owners for a while.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 20, 2021, 01:51:17 PM



That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.
Me too :) And we remembered to pre-book pizza this time so we'll get a proper table and chair, instead of having to sit on a hard wooden pew  :o

I love the Acapela. Such a great little venue, When you go, don't park in the car park next to it. Apparently it's owned by the pub across the road and they have CCTV, anyone parking for more than 10 minutes is liable to have a fine. They've been in dispute with the pub owners for a while.
This is true. They’re dishing out £60 fines. I would have thought it made far more sense to agree some kind of a partnership with pre-gig food, or even just charge people to park there if they’re going to gigs.
Anyway, we’ve been able to park within a few minutes walk the last few times we’ve been so not too bothered by it. It’s one of our favourite venues, only downside is it’s the other side of the M4 for us which can be a pain, it’s such a busy motorway. Won’t stop us going though!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on November 20, 2021, 09:04:47 PM




That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.
Me too :) And we remembered to pre-book pizza this time so we'll get a proper table and chair, instead of having to sit on a hard wooden pew  :o

I love the Acapela. Such a great little venue, When you go, don't park in the car park next to it. Apparently it's owned by the pub across the road and they have CCTV, anyone parking for more than 10 minutes is liable to have a fine. They've been in dispute with the pub owners for a while.
This is true. They’re dishing out £60 fines. I would have thought it made far more sense to agree some kind of a partnership with pre-gig food, or even just charge people to park there if they’re going to gigs.
Anyway, we’ve been able to park within a few minutes walk the last few times we’ve been so not too bothered by it. It’s one of our favourite venues, only downside is it’s the other side of the M4 for us which can be a pain, it’s such a busy motorway. Won’t stop us going though!

When I lived in Barry I'd always go via St Fagans, no need to go anywhere near the motorway (and with the roadworks between 32 and 33, I don't touch the M4 when I travel back to Barry, either.)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 20, 2021, 10:51:19 PM





That sounds like fun. I enjoyed them at Cropredy.
Me too :) And we remembered to pre-book pizza this time so we'll get a proper table and chair, instead of having to sit on a hard wooden pew  :o

I love the Acapela. Such a great little venue, When you go, don't park in the car park next to it. Apparently it's owned by the pub across the road and they have CCTV, anyone parking for more than 10 minutes is liable to have a fine. They've been in dispute with the pub owners for a while.
This is true. They’re dishing out £60 fines. I would have thought it made far more sense to agree some kind of a partnership with pre-gig food, or even just charge people to park there if they’re going to gigs.
Anyway, we’ve been able to park within a few minutes walk the last few times we’ve been so not too bothered by it. It’s one of our favourite venues, only downside is it’s the other side of the M4 for us which can be a pain, it’s such a busy motorway. Won’t stop us going though!

When I lived in Barry I'd always go via St Fagans, no need to go anywhere near the motorway (and with the roadworks between 32 and 33, I don't touch the M4 when I travel back to Barry, either.)
Oo I must check out that route. Thanks for the tip!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on November 21, 2021, 03:05:07 PM
Next Sunday (28th November) Show of Hands at St David's Hall, Cardiff. Although I've seen them many times, this will be the first time I've seen them as a duo. They've always been with Miranda or Cormac - and hopefully they will be again next time I see them.

Then on 8th December, St Agnes Fountain at the Acapela, Pentyrch. Another first, line up wise. The first time as a trio. I'm sure they'll be great, but I think I'll miss David Hughes' contributions, both musically and his wit.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 21, 2021, 06:25:31 PM

Next Sunday (28th November) Show of Hands at St David's Hall, Cardiff. Although I've seen them many times, this will be the first time I've seen them as a duo. They've always been with Miranda or Cormac - and hopefully they will be again next time I see them.

Then on 8th December, St Agnes Fountain at the Acapela, Pentyrch. Another first, line up wise. The first time as a trio. I'm sure they'll be great, but I think I'll miss David Hughes' contributions, both musically and his wit.
See you on 8th Mick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 29, 2021, 11:52:23 AM
The Human League Dare 40th anniversary show at the Motorpoint in Cardiff also featuring Altered Images and Tom (Thompson Twins) Bailey

I've got a couple of very good spare tickets (Block 3 Row C).  You'll have to sit with my (very nice) chums.

Drop me a line if you're interested.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 01, 2021, 11:46:11 PM
Contemplating Genesis: The Last Domino? in Boston, December 15.

It's a long way to go, but I take them at their word that this is it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on December 02, 2021, 10:47:43 AM
Was supposed to be seeing James + Happy Mondays tomorrow at Manchester Arena, but youngest child has tested positive for covid, and the rest of us are awaiting PCR tests.

The event is sold out I think, so I was going to try and sell the tickets online. Can anyone advise the best, most reputable site to do this. Not looking to make a profit, face value would be great.

Of course, if anyone here wants them (2 tickets, seated upper tier) please IM me.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 02, 2021, 10:50:09 AM

Was supposed to be seeing James + Happy Mondays tomorrow at Manchester Arena, but youngest child has tested positive for covid, and the rest of us are awaiting PCR tests.

The event is sold out I think, so I was going to try and sell the tickets online. Can anyone advise the best, most reputable site to do this. Not looking to make a profit, face value would be great.

Of course, if anyone here wants them (2 tickets, seated upper tier) please IM me.


Scarlet Mist, although to be honest Twitter seems to do the job pretty effectively these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 02, 2021, 06:05:20 PM
Just booked - Eagles, at the new Moody Center in Austin, May 19, 2022!

They're doing the entire Hotel California album, as well as greatest hits, with new guys Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. I blew my entire 2022 concert budget on this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on December 02, 2021, 10:26:27 PM

Just booked - Eagles, at the new Moody Center in Austin, May 19, 2022!

They're doing the entire Hotel California album, as well as greatest hits, with new guys Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. I blew my entire 2022 concert budget on this one.


Still taking the p!ss with their ticket prices then?

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 02, 2021, 10:53:53 PM


Just booked - Eagles, at the new Moody Center in Austin, May 19, 2022!

They're doing the entire Hotel California album, as well as greatest hits, with new guys Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. I blew my entire 2022 concert budget on this one.


Still taking the p!ss with their ticket prices then?

Jules


Indeed they are. :(
On the bright side, this is a brand new facility, built to replace the clunky, cavernous, notorious Frank Erwin Center. It promises state-of-the-art sound and visual production, which is long overdue in my hometown. Major touring acts (e.g., U2, The Who) have largely bypassed Austin for decades, at first because of our then-small population, but more recently due to the absence of a facility of this size. With this arena opening in the spring, Austin should be able to offer all of the amenities of our larger siblings (Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 17, 2021, 08:16:14 PM
Eliza and Jon Boden have cancelled the upcoming gig at Union Chapel. We had decided not to go but they are planning for it to go ahead another time.

https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/whats-on/the-wassail-with-jon-boden-eliza-carthy-cancelled

Reluctantly we have not gone to the St.Agnes Fountain concert tonight in Maldon  :'(
With a heavy heart but I'm just out of the 10 day isolation from covid.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on December 19, 2021, 01:18:44 PM
I was due to go to the Acapela, Pentyrch, tonight to see 'Awake, Arise' with Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith. However I've just received an email from the venue saying it's been cancelled - apparently the band have decided to cancel the remaining dates on their tour 'due to the current situation'. I can appreciate the reasons, but it's disappointing nonetheless.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 20, 2021, 02:17:48 PM
Having had to cancel their pre-Chrimbo gigs, Lady Maisery - Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans - (and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith) are going online for a Yuletide bash.  I'm sure they could do with the support/cash.

https://www.onjam.tv/lady-maisery/awake-arise-a-Christmas-show-for-our-times


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 07, 2022, 10:23:17 AM
Just booked to see the John McLaughlin Quartet in Manchester at the end of May.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 07, 2022, 10:45:51 AM

Just booked to see the John McLaughlin Quartet in Manchester at the end of May.  :)


Tempted but not quite enough I think.  I strongly suspect he won't play anything I want him to  :) In the scheme of things that's pretty reasonably priced though.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 07, 2022, 12:03:22 PM
With that line-up (Gary Husband, Etienne Mbappe and Ranjit Barot), they could play "Wombling Free" and I'd be quite happy.  ;)  Anything from the Mahavishnu Orchestra canon would/will be a bonus!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 26, 2022, 01:43:14 PM
Robyn Hitchcock confirms on FB that Kimberley Rew and Morris Windsor will guest at this.  Softboystastic.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/gigs/robyn-hitchcock


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 26, 2022, 06:21:45 PM
Tonight, Martin Barre and hopefully Clive Bunker (but no Dee Palmer I think) - Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, Texas!

50th Anniversary of Aqualung tour, postponed from 2020. I had originally booked their show at Dosey Doe's Big Barn in The Woodlands (north of Houston), but when he rescheduled I opted for a shorter commute.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on January 28, 2022, 02:11:39 PM
For anyone in London Mikey Kenney is playing Layton Technical Institute tonight.

He says he will be "fiddlin’ and singin’. 1st solo gig since all the chaos began almost two years ago.
Martin Callingham also playing - will be joyous!"

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/533358#


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 29, 2022, 12:02:00 AM
Just booked - Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at the soon-to-open Moody Center ATX in June 2022! This show sold out in minutes.

Just sold out as well - Bob Dylan at the Bass Concert Hall, March 2022. I looked at tickets briefly this morning, then realized it was smack in the middle of spring break, when I may be traveling. Oh well.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 30, 2022, 12:17:59 PM
Teddy ‘Son Of’ Thompson in the heart of swinging downtown Bury St. Edmunds on Monday. A friend of mine is tour managing and has already been introduced to both Linda and Kami.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 30, 2022, 12:56:54 PM

Teddy ‘Son Of’ Thompson in the heart of swinging downtown Bury St. Edmunds on Monday. A friend of mine is tour managing and has already been introduced to both Linda and Kami.  :)


From FB it looks like Zak might be the star of the show...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 31, 2022, 11:14:58 PM


Teddy ‘Son Of’ Thompson in the heart of swinging downtown Bury St. Edmunds on Monday. A friend of mine is tour managing and has already been introduced to both Linda and Kami.  :)


From FB it looks like Zak might be the star of the show...


Teddy really does have the most magnificent voice, and quite the back catalogue to show it off with. Also wickedly, drily funny and, yes, Zak Hobbs certainly has a way with the twangy guitar. Redolent of…ooh, the name’s on the tip of my tongue…  8)
Shame I missed the show earlier on the tour when TT threw ‘Persuasion’ into the set on a whim.  :o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on February 01, 2022, 12:27:10 AM

Just received notification that James Taylor’s European tour in 2022 has been postponed.
Rescheduled dates not yet known.
I had tickets for the Brighton gig 😢

You were lucky! I only found out when I tried to find out why I hadn't received my tickets, 4 days ago! Very annoyed is putting it mildly!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 01, 2022, 08:41:50 AM



Teddy ‘Son Of’ Thompson in the heart of swinging downtown Bury St. Edmunds on Monday. A friend of mine is tour managing and has already been introduced to both Linda and Kami.  :)


From FB it looks like Zak might be the star of the show...


Teddy really does have the most magnificent voice, and quite the back catalogue to show it off with. Also wickedly, drily funny and, yes, Zak Hobbs certainly has a way with the twangy guitar. Redolent of…ooh, the name’s on the tip of my tongue…  8)
Shame I missed the show earlier on the tour when TT threw ‘Persuasion’ into the set on a whim.  :o


I remember first seeing Teddy playing with his Dad at Theatr Brycheiniog back in the 90s.  Impressive support work then, but I've not paid a huge amount of attention in the intervening quarter of a century tbh, and there's nothing I have heard which has really excited me hugely.  Can you suggest some career highs to check out?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 01, 2022, 01:34:41 PM
'Separate Ways' is the one with the familiar names and voices, but my personal go-to is 'Bella'. You know how it is though - the best way to get an artist's entire discography listed for you is to ask a room full of TAWers what their favourite album is.  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 02, 2022, 10:35:37 AM
Sea Power small album launch gigs  :)

https://linktr.ee/seapowerband?fbclid=IwAR3QcG7u1rYPU17SrSyrq0Dk_3kKYNakFaQJjYUNaqDqF4kyPy-YQj98NUw


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on February 02, 2022, 04:43:27 PM
Merry Hell have posted this on Twitter -

Quote
Unfortunately Covid has hit the camp and we are unable to visit Morecambe Platform and Harrogate Folk Club this weekend. Dates have been rearranged and all ticket holders will be notified.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on February 02, 2022, 05:31:59 PM
Fairport tomorrow in Exeter - yay!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 03, 2022, 12:01:56 AM
The Two (a/k/a Who's Left) are scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in April, and they have reactivated their fan club at thewho.com. Do these developments portend a tour? COVID forced them to cancel several U.S. dates in 2020, including my neighbors Dallas and Houston, Texas. Will they make up these dates? inquiring minds want to know.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 03, 2022, 12:21:47 AM
Toyah on Friday then Fairport a week later. Can't wait!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 07, 2022, 04:34:55 PM

The Two (a/k/a Who's Left) are scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in April, and they have reactivated their fan club at thewho.com. Do these developments portend a tour? COVID forced them to cancel several U.S. dates in 2020, including my neighbors Dallas and Houston, Texas. Will they make up these dates? inquiring minds want to know.


Call me Nostradamus. A U.S. tour in April/May and October/November, dates posted at www.thewho.com. I am tentatively planning to attend Austin, Dallas and The Woodlands (Houston). It will be a busy May.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on February 07, 2022, 06:07:07 PM
Iain Matthews at Barton , Ropery Hall on Saturday night , just a short drive  over the Humber Bridge
Lovely venue , staffed by really nice people too
Should be a great night , his voice seems  as magical as ever


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on February 11, 2022, 04:20:44 PM
Much delayed Suzanne Vega at Liverpool Philharmonic tomorrow, never seen her before looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 12, 2022, 08:41:36 AM
Anybody here seen a tribute group called "Cold Flame perform the music of Jethro Tull"?  If so, are they worth £6 of my hard earned?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 15, 2022, 06:56:57 PM
Thinking about "Kansas" at ACL Live Thursday evening.

The current band has a whopping two original members - drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams. The bassist and violinist are longtime members, who directly replaced original members back in the 1980s. Original singer Steve Walsh retired several years ago, with his voice in sharp decline. He was replaced by a journeyman singer/truck driver named Ronnie Platt, who had a long career singing in midwestern bands covering Journey, Foreigner, Bad Company, and Kansas. I watched some Youtube videos and Platt has an athletic voice. I have no doubt he can deliver the Kansas songs.

I think I should do this.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 16, 2022, 08:39:09 AM

Thinking about "Kansas" at ACL Live Thursday evening.

The current band has a whopping two original members - drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams. The bassist and violinist are longtime members, who directly replaced original members back in the 1980s. Original singer Steve Walsh retired several years ago, with his voice in sharp decline. He was replaced by a journeyman singer/truck driver named Ronnie Platt, who had a long career singing in midwestern bands covering Journey, Foreigner, Bad Company, and Kansas. I watched some Youtube videos and Platt has an athletic voice. I have no doubt he can deliver the Kansas songs.

I think I should do this.


The two Kansas studio albums that feature Ronnie Platt are very decent. He's definitely a strong singer though weirdly, he sounds more like John Elefante than Steve Walsh, to me. Regardless, he works well within the band. Should be an excellent show.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on February 16, 2022, 11:26:03 AM

Anybody here seen a tribute group called "Cold Flame perform the music of Jethro Tull"?  If so, are they worth £6 of my hard earned?


The clips on YouTube sound pretty decent; I’d go for it. If you do go, please let us know what you think!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on February 16, 2022, 11:30:36 AM
Sharon Shannon in Birmingham tonight - fully sold out, which is unusual these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 16, 2022, 05:04:27 PM


Thinking about "Kansas" at ACL Live Thursday evening.

The current band has a whopping two original members - drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams. The bassist and violinist are longtime members, who directly replaced original members back in the 1980s. Original singer Steve Walsh retired several years ago, with his voice in sharp decline. He was replaced by a journeyman singer/truck driver named Ronnie Platt, who had a long career singing in midwestern bands covering Journey, Foreigner, Bad Company, and Kansas. I watched some Youtube videos and Platt has an athletic voice. I have no doubt he can deliver the Kansas songs.

I think I should do this.


The two Kansas studio albums that feature Ronnie Platt are very decent. He's definitely a strong singer though weirdly, he sounds more like John Elefante than Steve Walsh, to me. Regardless, he works well within the band. Should be an excellent show.


Booked!  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 17, 2022, 09:25:57 AM



Thinking about "Kansas" at ACL Live Thursday evening.

The current band has a whopping two original members - drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams. The bassist and violinist are longtime members, who directly replaced original members back in the 1980s. Original singer Steve Walsh retired several years ago, with his voice in sharp decline. He was replaced by a journeyman singer/truck driver named Ronnie Platt, who had a long career singing in midwestern bands covering Journey, Foreigner, Bad Company, and Kansas. I watched some Youtube videos and Platt has an athletic voice. I have no doubt he can deliver the Kansas songs.

I think I should do this.


The two Kansas studio albums that feature Ronnie Platt are very decent. He's definitely a strong singer though weirdly, he sounds more like John Elefante than Steve Walsh, to me. Regardless, he works well within the band. Should be an excellent show.


Booked!  :)


Love to hear their thoughts after the show. They are playing in London in the Autumn and I'm very tempted to go.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on February 22, 2022, 10:52:04 AM
Show of Hands are touring with a Spain-based Anglo-Irish-American band "The Track Dogs" -they are calling the tour "The Dog Show Sessions" (see https://showofhands.co.uk/show-of-hands-tour-dates)

I hadn't heard of the Track Dogs before, but I was very impressed with a live video I found on YouTube (it's from Shrewsbury Fest 2019) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulwVAba9M0w&t=1184s

This looks seriously interesting. We'll be going to the Wimborne gig on May 11th


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 23, 2022, 10:42:58 PM
Just stumbled across Diana Ross's upcoming gig for a local charity at the Circuit of the Americas Germania Insurance Amphitheatre on April 2.

This place can hold up to 14,000, and by my count she has sold about 400 reserved seating tickets (and probably a few on the lawn). I'm embarrassed for my home town.  >:( She's a legend and she won't be doing this forever.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 24, 2022, 09:39:08 AM

Just stumbled across Diana Ross's upcoming gig for a local charity at the Circuit of the Americas Germania Insurance Amphitheatre on April 2.

This place can hold up to 14,000, and by my count she has sold about 400 reserved seating tickets (and probably a few on the lawn). I'm embarrassed for my home town.  >:( She's a legend and she won't be doing this forever.
Looks like it's been happening a while....

https://www.tampabay.com/archive/2000/06/08/sale-of-diana-ross-concert-tickets-far-from-supreme/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on February 24, 2022, 11:00:53 AM
GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 24, 2022, 11:22:16 AM

GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Great venue!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dan O. on February 24, 2022, 03:38:27 PM


GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Great venue!

Great band ! Any pre-conceptions about Jazz should be left at the door - they're even better live than they are on record...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 24, 2022, 03:40:00 PM



GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Great venue!

Great band ! Any pre-conceptions about Jazz should be left at the door - they're even better live than they are on record...


I'll admit I've never heard of them and don't normally go closer to 'jazz' than my Sun Ra sh1t.  Can either of you recommend anything to listen to - live or otherwise?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dan O. on February 24, 2022, 03:50:30 PM




GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Great venue!

Great band ! Any pre-conceptions about Jazz should be left at the door - they're even better live than they are on record...


I'll admit I've never heard of them and don't normally go closer to 'jazz' than my Sun Ra sh1t.  Can either of you recommend anything to listen to - live or otherwise?

Their album "v2.0" featuring the tracks "Murmuration" and "Hopopono" should give you a good idea...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on February 24, 2022, 04:48:54 PM





GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.


Great venue!

Great band ! Any pre-conceptions about Jazz should be left at the door - they're even better live than they are on record...


I'll admit I've never heard of them and don't normally go closer to 'jazz' than my Sun Ra sh1t.  Can either of you recommend anything to listen to - live or otherwise?

Their album "v2.0" featuring the tracks "Murmuration" and "Hopopono" should give you a good idea...



I've been listening more to their latest self titled album. Atomised is a good track, but to be honest when I'm listening I'm not really looking at the titles. I agree with Dan, Jazz is a misleading label for them really, they are a 3-piece instrumental band with some jazz influence, but there's no way you'd mistake them for the Bill Evans trio.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on February 25, 2022, 11:16:24 AM

GoGo Penguin at the Albert Hall in Manchester next week. For those that haven't heard of them they are a Manchester jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) but take influences from outside jazz eg trip-hop, electronica, rock, classical etc (it says on wikipedia). Never seen them before, and it'll be the first time at this venue, plus I've not seen my friend for over a year so looking forward to this one.

I hadn't heard of them before, but quite impressed with what I heard on YouTube. I'd be interested in they play near me


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 17, 2022, 04:43:32 PM
Stones in Hyde Park 3rd July? Pricey, but this really could be the last time... we're thinking about it.

(no Crim supporting them though  :( )


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2022, 07:46:45 PM
Saw the prices for Anfield and decided not to bother.

Dexys tour in September cancelled due to Kevin's motorcycle accident!
Can we gather from that he's into late 60's Zim now?I

I can put my returned £90 towards the Horslips box, cheers Kev.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2022, 07:50:08 AM
Mick and Keef would have to pay me to go to that cowshed...

We decided to go for Hyde Park, as Badlands Records in Cheltenham had a limited number of gig +hotel packages. Fortunately for us we didn't prevaricate too long, as we grabbed the last two places.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 18, 2022, 09:48:59 AM

Saw the prices for Anfield and decided not to bother.

Dexys tour in September cancelled due to Kevin's motorcycle accident!
Can we gather from that he's into late 60's Zim now?I

I can put my returned £90 towards the Horslips box, cheers Kev.


How much are the Anfield tickets?

Sad news about the Dexys tour.  Is he alright?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2022, 10:23:17 AM
I think about £85 was the cheapest I saw. On general sale today via the usual ticket agents...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 18, 2022, 01:14:23 PM
Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 18, 2022, 02:09:03 PM

Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


Is there a 'theme' to it (playing any particular album or era or whatever)?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on March 18, 2022, 04:47:10 PM

Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


What an appropriate venue!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 18, 2022, 05:49:26 PM


Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


Is there a 'theme' to it (playing any particular album or era or whatever)?


It’s called This is not a Drill. I don’t know the set list but I suspect it was originally thematically tied to the 2020 presidential election, before the COVID cancellation. I imagine more current events will be incorporated into the concept.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 18, 2022, 05:51:31 PM


Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


What an appropriate venue!   ;D

Jules


Indeed.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 18, 2022, 08:24:44 PM
The Mardy Centre... equally appropriate?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2022, 10:26:00 PM


Just announced - Roger Waters at the Moody Center in Austin October 8!

Definitely going to this one.


Is there a 'theme' to it (playing any particular album or era or whatever)?
Apparently the theme is "last day on Earth" and the tour itself is entitled "This is not a drill".

Cheerful as ever.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on March 19, 2022, 06:50:55 PM


Saw the prices for Anfield and decided not to bother.

Dexys tour in September cancelled due to Kevin's motorcycle accident!
Can we gather from that he's into late 60's Zim now?I

I can put my returned £90 towards the Horslips box, cheers Kev.


How much are the Anfield tickets?

Sad news about the Dexys tour.  Is he alright?


The tickets started at £230 and went up steeply.😱😱😱

As to Kevin, how would anyone know?  I didn't know about the motorbike accident until I got the email, and other health issues( unspecified) were mentioned.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 21, 2022, 09:34:11 AM



Saw the prices for Anfield and decided not to bother.

Dexys tour in September cancelled due to Kevin's motorcycle accident!
Can we gather from that he's into late 60's Zim now?I

I can put my returned £90 towards the Horslips box, cheers Kev.


How much are the Anfield tickets?

Sad news about the Dexys tour.  Is he alright?


The tickets started at £230 and went up steeply.😱😱😱

As to Kevin, how would anyone know?  I didn't know about the motorbike accident until I got the email, and other health issues( unspecified) were mentioned.


Not sure where you were looking Jim, but there are tickets on sale now at less than £100 all in.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 21, 2022, 11:43:00 AM




Saw the prices for Anfield and decided not to bother.

Dexys tour in September cancelled due to Kevin's motorcycle accident!
Can we gather from that he's into late 60's Zim now?I

I can put my returned £90 towards the Horslips box, cheers Kev.


How much are the Anfield tickets?

Sad news about the Dexys tour.  Is he alright?


The tickets started at £230 and went up steeply.😱😱😱

As to Kevin, how would anyone know?  I didn't know about the motorbike accident until I got the email, and other health issues( unspecified) were mentioned.


Not sure where you were looking Jim, but there are tickets on sale now at less than £100 all in.
All the tickets I've seen for Anfield were over £230 but Hyde Park is £97.00
Maybe this is what they call "levelling up"?  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 21, 2022, 12:59:27 PM

All the tickets I've seen for Anfield were over £230 but Hyde Park is £97.00
Maybe this is what they call "levelling up"?  ;D


I've just been on the Liverpool FC website and had a ticket for £90.45 in my basket.  It's too rich for my tastes but I don't know where this £230 is coming from.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 21, 2022, 04:59:36 PM


All the tickets I've seen for Anfield were over £230 but Hyde Park is £97.00
Maybe this is what they call "levelling up"?  ;D


I've just been on the Liverpool FC website and had a ticket for £90.45 in my basket.  It's too rich for my tastes but I don't know where this £230 is coming from.
Ticketmaster. Actually, if you put “Rolling Stones Tour 2022” you get big prices. If you put “Rolling Stones Anfield” they cheaper.
Anyway. I’m not going so it’s an elephant!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on March 28, 2022, 12:16:21 PM
Focus...The Fleece, Bristol, Wednesday...Have booked a B&B because the chances of me running fast enough for the last train at 10.00pm are a bit slim & I really don't need the anxiety!! ;D...Love this current lineup of Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes & Uno Pannekeet...As current, melodic & exciting as ever, & still releasing great music after all these years!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 28, 2022, 08:09:13 PM
I see Messrs Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay & Thompson are touring "Roxy Music at 50" in autumn this year.  3 UK gigs - Glasgow, Manchester & London. No ta...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 28, 2022, 10:55:49 PM

I see Messrs Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay & Thompson are touring "Roxy Music at 50" in autumn this year.  3 UK gigs - Glasgow, Manchester & London. No ta...


Roxy Music coming to the Moody Center in Austin September 21!!!!!!!

Also booked: Roger Waters, Moody Center, October 6; Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Bass Concert Hall, October 18!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 28, 2022, 11:45:47 PM

I see Messrs Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay & Thompson are touring "Roxy Music at 50" in autumn this year.  3 UK gigs - Glasgow, Manchester & London. No ta...


I would if

a) I could afford it
b) I lived within 100 miles of a venue they were playing at

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are well worth seeing but I'm not flying to Texas to do that.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 29, 2022, 07:25:16 AM
Ditto your point a), Andy, and I'd add c) if Brian Eno would be part of it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 29, 2022, 07:58:45 AM

Ditto your point a), Andy, and I'd add c) if Brian Eno would be part of it.


Not quite sure where you've been for the last 48 years then, Paul  ;) :)

And anyway, much as I adore the two Eno albums, the honest truth that people like you seem to manage to so successfully suppress is that the very best Roxy album is the first without him and that he also made his best music after he left.  Unpalatable perhaps, but true...  ;D

I saw Roxy in the late 90s and they were utterly superb.  Or at least the 80% of the gig that wasn't the lounge lizard material was....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 29, 2022, 09:45:52 AM
We'll have to agree to disagree on the best Roxy album, Dave.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 29, 2022, 09:52:43 AM
Btw, I agree with you that Eno has made, and continues to make a fine body of work, since leaving Roxy.

I fear the upcoming dates will be largely lounge lizard material, possibly as a result of the effects of time. But a little randomness sprinkled here and there would be welcome, at least to me...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 29, 2022, 10:18:41 AM

Btw, I agree with you that Eno has made, and continues to make a fine body of work, since leaving Roxy.

I fear the upcoming dates will be largely lounge lizard material, possibly as a result of the effects of time. But a little randomness sprinkled here and there would be welcome, at least to me...


This was exactly what was expected in '99, and what the champagne lounge glitterati at Earl's Court were paying to see for sure.  But what the audience got was far from that - the vast majority of the material came from the first four albums, and at times they made a genuinely jaw dropping noise.  There was an almost audible sigh of relief when we got to (zzzzzzz) Jealous Guy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on March 29, 2022, 11:28:13 AM
I only saw Roxy the once, in the very early days supporting Quintessence. They were OK, apart from O'List, but we couldn't work out where the bvs were coming from. Of course it was Eno from the desk.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 29, 2022, 11:28:55 AM

I only saw Roxy the once, in the very early days supporting Quintessence. They were OK, apart from O'List, but we couldn't work out where the bvs were coming from. Of course it was Eno from the desk.



Now that, I would have liked to see....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 30, 2022, 12:37:06 PM
Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble.


Cheap ticket for this was worth the hour long online frustration. Password not recognised,  email not recognised, phone number not ... etc. Got there eventually.    8)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 30, 2022, 12:43:18 PM

Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble.


Cheap ticket for this was worth the hour long online frustration. Password not recognised,  email not recognised, phone number not ... etc. Got there eventually.    8)


Which guest vocalist have you got?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 30, 2022, 01:56:21 PM

Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble.


Cheap ticket for this was worth the hour long online frustration. Password not recognised,  email not recognised, phone number not ... etc. Got there eventually.    8)
Jealous  :( I wish they were coming nearer to home, on the only day I might have been able to go I'm doing something else.

Enjoy it  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 30, 2022, 01:59:32 PM


Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble.


Cheap ticket for this was worth the hour long online frustration. Password not recognised,  email not recognised, phone number not ... etc. Got there eventually.    8)
Jealous  :( I wish they were coming nearer to home, on the only day I might have been able to go I'm doing something else.

Enjoy it  :)


Thanks Bridget.  It's on a Sunday night  which for me is a good night to go out.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on March 31, 2022, 12:41:25 PM
Got my tickets for Roxy this morning £88 each, tickets at of He prices were available but I'm not taking my U boat captains binoculars to the Manchester Arena


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 31, 2022, 12:45:46 PM

Got my tickets for Roxy this morning £88 each, tickets at of He prices were available but I'm not taking my U boat captains binoculars to the Manchester Arena


I'm almost jealous (guy) for you, Jim.  Enjoy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on March 31, 2022, 04:22:37 PM

Got my tickets for Roxy this morning £88 each, tickets at of He prices were available but I'm not taking my U boat captains binoculars to the Manchester Arena


- How much are they charging?

- Jim says you can get tickets for at "of He" prices.

- Which Jim, the U boat captain?

- Yeah, that's the one, but he doesn't like to take his binoculars out anymore.

- What does he mean by "of He" prices?

- Nobody knows, son. Nobody knows.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 31, 2022, 05:04:09 PM
"of He" - who am the only one?  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 31, 2022, 07:43:55 PM

Got my tickets for Roxy this morning £88 each, tickets at of He prices were available but I'm not taking my U boat captains binoculars to the Manchester Arena


Just booked Roxy with opening act (and Gen Z superstar) St. Vincent, at the Moody Center in Austin, October 21!

There were many front row seats offered at about $1,600 a pop. We snagged seats on Row 13, not the most expensive but not the least. Very happy. I suspect Annie may attract as many ticket buyers as the headliners. She is extremely popular round these parts.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 31, 2022, 08:17:16 PM
On a related subject, ticket sales for The Who in Texas about 5 weeks from now are extremely soft.

I know nothing about the music business, really, but I don't see how anyone involved can make money on these shows when they sell 1/3 of the available tickets. I also think they would fill far more seats if they would cut the prices in half. Just an observation.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 31, 2022, 09:37:57 PM

"of He" - who am the only one?  ;)
;D

Nice!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 31, 2022, 09:44:48 PM

On a related subject, ticket sales for The Who in Texas about 5 weeks from now are extremely soft.

I know nothing about the music business, really, but I don't see how anyone involved can make money on these shows when they sell 1/3 of the available tickets. I also think they would fill far more seats if they would cut the prices in half. Just an observation.


Depends on the deal. If a promoter thinks they can sell a certain venue and reckon they can make money on it, they might sign a fixed fee contract with the band. If they get it wrong, well… Even Harvey Goldsmith went broke once.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on April 01, 2022, 01:03:33 PM
Fat fingers and auto spell mixed with the sheer excitement of seeing Roxy one last time do we not make for understandable texts.
Last time I was them was the Tour when "Viva" was recorded, 75 /76 I think.

I think I meant tickets at other prices were available going down to around £50, but having had more distant  seats in the arena before I decided to stump up more cash.
  But you know it wasn't all bad as it seems to have encouraged a Van der graaf  generator gag, and the least we can do is take the piss out of each other.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 01, 2022, 03:04:04 PM
Someone in my house would love a gag for VDGG and a set of straitjackets for King Crimson...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on April 01, 2022, 03:11:47 PM

Someone in my house would love a gag for VDGG and a set of straitjackets for King Crimson...


Isnt that a bit Schizoid, man?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 01, 2022, 04:35:32 PM
Right, that's enough frippery, back on topic - my next gig will (should?!) be John Mclaughlin in Manchester at the end of May. But if anything takes my fancy before then...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on April 01, 2022, 05:10:36 PM
Australian Pink Floyd are touring this summer. They're at the new Swansea arena Friday, October 28.

Since I missed them at Cropredy in 2014 (you either know the story or you don't) and Wendy liked them a lot, it seems like a good thing to go to.

Expensive, but worth it I reckon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 02, 2022, 07:11:33 AM
When I glanced at my Facebook feed last night, the latest post was from Rob Doyle, with another instalment of his posts featuring songs from the new Oysterband album.

The very next post? Announcement of Oysterband playing Gloucester Guildhall on Sunday 1st May. So that's likely to be my next gig. Off to buy a ticket later...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 02, 2022, 08:29:37 AM



The very next post? Announcement of Oysterband playing Gloucester Guildhall on Sunday 1st May. So that's likely to be my next gig. Off to buy a ticket later...


Rescheduled from last September. Unlike previous visits, this one is seated.  :-[


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 02, 2022, 12:41:37 PM
Ticket secured this morning.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 02, 2022, 10:04:59 PM
Just made a last minute decision to see living legend Diana Ross at the Germania Insurance Amphitheatre tonight.

If anyone is feeling nostalgic, I cannot recommend highly enough the DVD of "The T.A.M.I. Show" from 1964, described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.A.M.I._Show

The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, etc., etc. The house band included Leon Russell and Hal Blaine. The dancers included Toni Basil and Teri Garr.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on April 03, 2022, 12:02:10 PM
A last minute decision to see Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at the New Theatre Oxford on April 19th...I think I may have grabbed one of the last remaining circle tickets, so really pleased! :) A service bus in & out of Oxford & home well before midnight, which suits me just fine these days! ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on April 04, 2022, 11:00:27 AM

Australian Pink Floyd are touring this summer. They're at the new Swansea arena Friday, October 28.

Since I missed them at Cropredy in 2014 (you either know the story or you don't) and Wendy liked them a lot, it seems like a good thing to go to.

Expensive, but worth it I reckon.


Saw them at Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever they call it these days) about 3 years ago. They were great!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 06, 2022, 08:30:57 AM
Due to my prioritising a 1st Birthday Party in Oz over the gig, I have a ticket for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at G-Live in Guildford for sale.  Wed 20th April.  £47 inc fees.  It's a PDF and I have it in hand ready to send.  Drop me a line or share with anybody that might want it.  Gig sold out now.  Ta.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 06, 2022, 09:09:15 AM
Probably of less interest to people on here but due to attempted Covid avoidance prior to going to Oz, I also have tickets for Steve Ignorant doing his Crass sets at the Concorde 2 in Brighton (this Fri) and Rockaway Park (nr Bristol) this Sat.  Both are, I think, sold out, but open to offers.  PDF tickets for both.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 06, 2022, 03:03:45 PM

Probably of less interest to people on here but due to attempted Covid avoidance prior to going to Oz, I also have tickets for Steve Ignorant doing his Crass sets at the Concorde 2 in Brighton (this Fri) and Rockaway Park (nr Bristol) this Sat.  Both are, I think, sold out, but open to offers.  PDF tickets for both.
Might be worth contacting the venues for all 3 of those gigs David. Some keep reserve lists of people who couldn't get tickets (I think all venues should but it's not always practical)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 06, 2022, 03:08:40 PM


Probably of less interest to people on here but due to attempted Covid avoidance prior to going to Oz, I also have tickets for Steve Ignorant doing his Crass sets at the Concorde 2 in Brighton (this Fri) and Rockaway Park (nr Bristol) this Sat.  Both are, I think, sold out, but open to offers.  PDF tickets for both.
Might be worth contacting the venues for all 3 of those gigs David. Some keep reserve lists of people who couldn't get tickets (I think all venues should but it's not always practical)


Two of them have been moved and I can get credits for them, but I'd rather the tickets were used tbh and none are at venues I'm hugely likely to go to again.  I'm still torturing myself about the Unthanks as I so want to see the big band and we've got front row centre balcony tickets in Liverpool 36 hrs before I supposedly fly.  Head and heart thing that one...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on April 06, 2022, 03:52:21 PM
Faun at the ( third attempt after two Covid postponements) Union Chapel this Saturday.

So looking forward to this.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on April 06, 2022, 03:59:57 PM
I've booked tickets for Flook at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on the 28th. They're in the main theatre rather than the Malt Room which must feel a bit covid-claustrophobic these days with its low ceiling.

Their tour starts on the 21st April and ends on the 21st May and then they play various festivals over the summer.

https://flook.co.uk/tour-list/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on April 06, 2022, 09:13:33 PM
Just booked up for Bellowhead in Cardiff in November.

That's where we saw them on their farewell tour in 2016, so what goes around comes around.

Apart from the ticket price. That just went up. And up.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 06, 2022, 11:01:10 PM



Probably of less interest to people on here but due to attempted Covid avoidance prior to going to Oz, I also have tickets for Steve Ignorant doing his Crass sets at the Concorde 2 in Brighton (this Fri) and Rockaway Park (nr Bristol) this Sat.  Both are, I think, sold out, but open to offers.  PDF tickets for both.
Might be worth contacting the venues for all 3 of those gigs David. Some keep reserve lists of people who couldn't get tickets (I think all venues should but it's not always practical)


Two of them have been moved and I can get credits for them, but I'd rather the tickets were used tbh and none are at venues I'm hugely likely to go to again.  I'm still torturing myself about the Unthanks as I so want to see the big band and we've got front row centre balcony tickets in Liverpool 36 hrs before I supposedly fly.  Head and heart thing that one...
Difficult decision!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 07, 2022, 10:59:05 AM

Just booked up for Bellowhead in Cardiff in November.

That's where we saw them on their farewell tour in 2016, so what goes around comes around.

Apart from the ticket price. That just went up. And up.


What's the comparison?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on April 07, 2022, 12:03:00 PM

Due to my prioritising a 1st Birthday Party in Oz over the gig, I have a ticket for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at G-Live in Guildford for sale.  Wed 20th April.  £47 inc fees.  It's a PDF and I have it in hand ready to send.  Drop me a line or share with anybody that might want it.  Gig sold out now.  Ta.


Had it been this week, when I'm 'baby-sitting' my Dad in Guildford while Mum has a well-deserved break, I'd have jumped on that.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on April 07, 2022, 12:27:18 PM
Hugh Cornwell Electric this evening at Arlington Arts, Newbury...Just realised that the last time I saw Hugh play live was at The Cape of Good Hope public house, Oxford (1990s), and The Stranglers, New Theatre Oxford (1979), when I was extremely young!...Really can't work out where the time has gone!! :o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on April 07, 2022, 02:39:43 PM


Just booked up for Bellowhead in Cardiff in November.

That's where we saw them on their farewell tour in 2016, so what goes around comes around.

Apart from the ticket price. That just went up. And up.


What's the comparison?
It's too long ago for exact figures, but let's say they've more than doubled. And we're much further back.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 07, 2022, 07:39:33 PM
Next probable gig - Music of Cream at 3Ten Live, baby sister of ACL Live.

This is Kofi Baker's and Andy Johns' Cream/Eric Clapton tribute band. They parted ways with Malcolm Bruce shortly after we saw them a few years ago, which is a shame (he's a great player and sings just like Dad). Nevertheless, it was an impressive show and I look forward to seeing 2/3ds of them again.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on April 08, 2022, 08:46:40 AM

Hugh Cornwell Electric this evening at Arlington Arts, Newbury...Just realised that the last time I saw Hugh play live was at The Cape of Good Hope public house, Oxford (1990s), and The Stranglers, New Theatre Oxford (1979), when I was extremely young!...Really can't work out where the time has gone!! :o

Hope he was better than when he was at Wickham a few years ago.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 08, 2022, 09:01:38 AM

Next probable gig - Music of Cream at 3Ten Live, baby sister of ACL Live.

This is Kofi Baker's and Andy Johns' Cream/Eric Clapton tribute band. They parted ways with Malcolm Bruce shortly after we saw them a few years ago, which is a shame (he's a great player and sings just like Dad). Nevertheless, it was an impressive show and I look forward to seeing 2/3ds of them again.


I love the fact the next generation are falling out in the same way as their parents did.  That's the real tribute here....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on April 08, 2022, 10:51:45 AM
Lindisfarne at Bury Met on Sat 16th. My first trip home to England since Covid and thrilled to be ticking off one of my top bucket list bands


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 08, 2022, 11:50:26 AM

Lindisfarne at Bury Met on Sat 16th. My first trip home to England since Covid and thrilled to be ticking off one of my top bucket list bands


You're in for a treat. I saw them most recently at a festival last November and they tore the roof off the room.

I still harbour - faint - hopes of a new record.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 08, 2022, 11:56:25 AM


Lindisfarne at Bury Met on Sat 16th. My first trip home to England since Covid and thrilled to be ticking off one of my top bucket list bands


You're in for a treat. I saw them most recently at a festival last November and they tore the roof off the room.

I still harbour - faint - hopes of a new record.


Who is in the band with Rod these days?  There's AH's son-in-law I think...who else?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on April 08, 2022, 12:07:43 PM
From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on April 08, 2022, 04:12:41 PM

Hugh Cornwell Electric this evening at Arlington Arts, Newbury...Just realised that the last time I saw Hugh play live was at The Cape of Good Hope public house, Oxford (1990s), and The Stranglers, New Theatre Oxford (1979), when I was extremely young!...Really can't work out where the time has gone!! :o


Just seen on Twitter that Hugh has lost his voice and his gigs over the weekend have been postponed.

More info at http://www.hughcornwell.com/live/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 08, 2022, 04:26:01 PM

From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Cripes - quite a lot of years under their belt in that lot. I didn't realise that...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 09, 2022, 01:32:51 PM
Steely dan tributers Nearly Dan tonight in Manchester.  Always a fine night and a 1/5 of the price of the real thing!!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 10, 2022, 10:57:18 PM


From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Cripes - quite a lot of years under their belt in that lot. I didn't realise that...


Yes, they still feel and sound like the real thing with just one original member, remarkably.

One small caveat to the above: Steve Daggett was a big part of the Dance Your Life Away album and tour, in 1986, and has been a long time friend of the band since then, but he didn't join full time until Ray Jackson rejuvenated the band in 2013. He's a fine addition though, and his solo albums are worth a listen, if you ever stumble across them.

Until recently, Paul Thompson has been Lindisfarne's drummer but the lure of the Roxy Music reunion has understandably pulled him away.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on April 11, 2022, 10:50:37 AM

Steely dan tributers Nearly Dan tonight in Manchester.  Always a fine night and a 1/5 of the price of the real thing!!!

Without Walter Becker, is there really any "real thing" any more?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on April 11, 2022, 01:09:43 PM


Steely dan tributers Nearly Dan tonight in Manchester.  Always a fine night and a 1/5 of the price of the real thing!!!

Without Walter Becker, is there really any "real thing" any more?


Just as long a Donald Fagen wants to operate under the Dan name, yes there is.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 11, 2022, 01:34:30 PM



Steely dan tributers Nearly Dan tonight in Manchester.  Always a fine night and a 1/5 of the price of the real thing!!!

Without Walter Becker, is there really any "real thing" any more?


Just as long a Donald Fagen wants to operate under the Dan name, yes there is.


And let's face it, what Fagen wants he tends to get.  One could start by asking, oh, I dunno - his missus, Aimee Mann etc etc....?   ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on April 11, 2022, 02:03:12 PM

One could start by asking, oh, I dunno - his missus, Aimee Mann etc etc....?   ;)


I thought for one minute here that Donald Fagen had married Aimee Mann!

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on April 11, 2022, 02:26:22 PM


One could start by asking, oh, I dunno - his missus, Aimee Mann etc etc....?   ;)


I thought for one minute here that Donald Fagen had married Aimee Mann!

Jules


Shes been married to Michael Penn for ages. I love her music but I also owe her one for introducing me to Grand Drive as a support band. i have been a huge fan of Danny Wilson ever since.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on April 11, 2022, 03:19:59 PM



From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Cripes - quite a lot of years under their belt in that lot. I didn't realise that...


Yes, they still feel and sound like the real thing with just one original member, remarkably.

One small caveat to the above: Steve Daggett was a big part of the Dance Your Life Away album and tour, in 1986, and has been a long time friend of the band since then, but he didn't join full time until Ray Jackson rejuvenated the band in 2013. He's a fine addition though, and his solo albums are worth a listen, if you ever stumble across them.

Until recently, Paul Thompson has been Lindisfarne's drummer but the lure of the Roxy Music reunion has understandably pulled him away.


The really interesting thing is that the last line up that actually recorded new music was Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson, Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell. They carried on as Lindisfarne after Alan Hull died in 1995, but split up in 2003. By all accounts, only Laidlaw and Mitchell wanted to carry on, but the other 3 wanted to finish. Rod Clements included a song on his solo album 'Odd Man Out' that was a thinly disguised dig at his former bandmates (called 'Dead Man's Karaoke') So, it's ironic that the three who wanted to pack in eventually became the mainstays of the resurrected band. Of course Ray and Billy now tour as The Lindisfarne Story, performing songs and telling tales of the band. I've seen them a couple of times and they're very entertaining.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 11, 2022, 03:55:47 PM




From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Cripes - quite a lot of years under their belt in that lot. I didn't realise that...


Yes, they still feel and sound like the real thing with just one original member, remarkably.

One small caveat to the above: Steve Daggett was a big part of the Dance Your Life Away album and tour, in 1986, and has been a long time friend of the band since then, but he didn't join full time until Ray Jackson rejuvenated the band in 2013. He's a fine addition though, and his solo albums are worth a listen, if you ever stumble across them.

Until recently, Paul Thompson has been Lindisfarne's drummer but the lure of the Roxy Music reunion has understandably pulled him away.


The really interesting thing is that the last line up that actually recorded new music was Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson, Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell. They carried on as Lindisfarne after Alan Hull died in 1995, but split up in 2003. By all accounts, only Laidlaw and Mitchell wanted to carry on, but the other 3 wanted to finish. Rod Clements included a song on his solo album 'Odd Man Out' that was a thinly disguised dig at his former bandmates (called 'Dead Man's Karaoke') So, it's ironic that the three who wanted to pack in eventually became the mainstays of the resurrected band. Of course Ray and Billy now tour as The Lindisfarne Story, performing songs and telling tales of the band. I've seen them a couple of times and they're very entertaining.


It's a bloody complex history, that's for sure.  There is one biog I'm aware of - Dave Ian Hill's Fog on the Tyne written in '98.  Hard to find (well, not if you're happy with a Kindle version which is readily available for £7).  I do actually have a copy for sale on eBay as part of Operation fund going to Oz.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on April 11, 2022, 08:10:51 PM
The book was updated a while back, but I think it was only for Kindle. I have a hard copy of the original one, but, as you say, it stops at 1998


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 12, 2022, 07:15:22 AM

The book was updated a while back, but I think it was only for Kindle. I have a hard copy of the original one, but, as you say, it stops at 1998


It does sometimes sell for 3 figures... Personally I'd have thought now was the time (after the documentary etc) for another hard copy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 12, 2022, 05:44:00 PM
Just booked - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at the new Moody Amphitheatre in Waterloo Park, Austin (f/k/a Waterloo), Texas, September 8!

This is a brand new venue with outdoor seating for about 6,000 souls, located in a big urban park in the heart of downtown Austin. This will be our first gig there, and I for one am excited to have another state-of-the-art listening joint in this town. I'm afraid it will poach some of the business away from the Circuit of the Americas Germania Amphitheatre, which I love, but the new place is 17 miles closer to my house.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 12, 2022, 05:51:15 PM
Goldfrapp tomorrow for the 20th Anniversary Tour of Felt Mountain...22 years after it's release, and Nick Mason next Friday, also two years after the purchase of the ticket.

IwillnotbuyatourshirtIwillnotbuyatourshirtIwillnot..etc


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 12, 2022, 08:26:16 PM





From their website:

Rod Clements (1969-present)
Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars.

Dave Hull-Denholm (1994-present)
Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, piano and harmonica.

Steve Daggett (1986-present)
Vocal, keyboards, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Ian Thomson (1995-present)
Vocal, electric bass and double bass.

Paul Smith
(2021-present)
Drums


Cripes - quite a lot of years under their belt in that lot. I didn't realise that...


Yes, they still feel and sound like the real thing with just one original member, remarkably.

One small caveat to the above: Steve Daggett was a big part of the Dance Your Life Away album and tour, in 1986, and has been a long time friend of the band since then, but he didn't join full time until Ray Jackson rejuvenated the band in 2013. He's a fine addition though, and his solo albums are worth a listen, if you ever stumble across them.

Until recently, Paul Thompson has been Lindisfarne's drummer but the lure of the Roxy Music reunion has understandably pulled him away.


The really interesting thing is that the last line up that actually recorded new music was Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson, Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell. They carried on as Lindisfarne after Alan Hull died in 1995, but split up in 2003. By all accounts, only Laidlaw and Mitchell wanted to carry on, but the other 3 wanted to finish. Rod Clements included a song on his solo album 'Odd Man Out' that was a thinly disguised dig at his former bandmates (called 'Dead Man's Karaoke') So, it's ironic that the three who wanted to pack in eventually became the mainstays of the resurrected band. Of course Ray and Billy now tour as The Lindisfarne Story, performing songs and telling tales of the band. I've seen them a couple of times and they're very entertaining.


It's a bloody complex history, that's for sure.  There is one biog I'm aware of - Dave Ian Hill's Fog on the Tyne written in '98.  Hard to find (well, not if you're happy with a Kindle version which is readily available for £7).  I do actually have a copy for sale on eBay as part of Operation fund going to Oz.


I recently bought a biography of the band - We Can Swing Together: The Story Of Lindisfarne - by John Van Der Kiste, which came out in 2017. Haven't read it yet and it's rather slight at a mere 176 pages, but I imagine it's relatively up to date.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 13, 2022, 02:54:25 PM

I recently bought a biography of the band - We Can Swing Together: The Story Of Lindisfarne - by John Van Der Kiste, which came out in 2017. Haven't read it yet and it's rather slight at a mere 176 pages, but I imagine it's relatively up to date.


Didn't know about that one.  Will investigate  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 13, 2022, 04:17:08 PM


I recently bought a biography of the band - We Can Swing Together: The Story Of Lindisfarne - by John Van Der Kiste, which came out in 2017. Haven't read it yet and it's rather slight at a mere 176 pages, but I imagine it's relatively up to date.


Didn't know about that one.  Will investigate  :)


The author has written books on Mott The Hoople, Steeleye Span & Steve Winwood among others although historical biographies seem to be his main stock-in-trade. He's got a vast bibliography so I'm assuming there's not going to be Johnny Rogan-style depth but, having skimmed a few pages, he writes well so I'm expecting it to be worth a read.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on April 15, 2022, 08:23:14 AM
Saving Grace tonight at Scunthorpe Baths


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dan O. on April 15, 2022, 09:31:31 AM
Ian McNabb at Boileroom (sic) Guildford tonight. Excited - it's been 3 years since I've seen him (pandemic allowing, obviously).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 15, 2022, 12:15:32 PM

Ian McNabb at Boileroom (sic) Guildford tonight. Excited - it's been 3 years since I've seen him (pandemic allowing, obviously).


Seeing him next Friday in Preston.  Meanwhile, on the subject of Liverpudlians with the first name of Ian, it's the marvellous Celtic tinged, left wing, rock-folk of Ian Prowse tomorrow night.  Will have to force myself to visit Wigan to do it mind.....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 15, 2022, 01:51:11 PM
FM, at The Patti, in Swansea, tomorrow night. First time I'll have seen them since 1985, when they were the support act for REO Speedwagon at the Hammersmith Odeon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 16, 2022, 01:45:30 PM

FM, at The Patti, in Swansea, tomorrow night. First time I'll have seen them since 1985, when they were the support act for REO Speedwagon at the Hammersmith Odeon.


Saw them last week, they're in great form.  New album is a cracker.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 17, 2022, 10:22:54 AM


FM, at The Patti, in Swansea, tomorrow night. First time I'll have seen them since 1985, when they were the support act for REO Speedwagon at the Hammersmith Odeon.


Saw them last week, they're in great form.  New album is a cracker.


Excellent show. Bought the new album at the gig. My first since Indiscreet! Great to see them again after all this time.

Arrived too late to catch Grand Slam - heavy traffic travelling down from Leeds - another band I haven't seen since since the early Eighties. Their album, from a year or two ago, is very good so it was a shame to miss them.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 24, 2022, 04:58:54 PM
Slight change of pace tonight as we're off to see Corinne Bailey Rae at The Albert Halls in Manchester.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on April 27, 2022, 11:00:25 AM
Big Big Train have just announced a new lead singer, replacing David Longdon after his sad death, and that the concert in Aylesbury on 2nd Sept (already re-arranged twice since the original date in July 2020) will go ahead.  Bought that ticket in Feb 2020, so I will have held it for just about the same length of time as my Cropredy ticket by the time it finally happens!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 27, 2022, 04:31:12 PM
Saving Grace tonight in Stockport at the Plaza, another new venue for us to attend.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 28, 2022, 05:56:26 PM

Big Big Train have just announced a new lead singer, replacing David Longdon after his sad death, and that the concert in Aylesbury on 2nd Sept (already re-arranged twice since the original date in July 2020) will go ahead.  Bought that ticket in Feb 2020, so I will have held it for just about the same length of time as my Cropredy ticket by the time it finally happens!
I think Alberto Bravin will do very well!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on April 28, 2022, 06:16:48 PM
Oysterband in Glawster this coming Sunday evening.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on April 29, 2022, 01:21:56 PM

Oysterband in Glawster this coming Sunday evening.  :)

I'm going to see them too, but I'll have to wait till September. I'm sure you'll have a great time. I really like their  new album.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 29, 2022, 04:55:54 PM
Ian McNabb tonight in Blackpool, Fairport Convention (remember them?) on Sunday in Bury.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 02, 2022, 04:27:46 PM
The Who, Moody Center, Austin, Texas, tomorrow night!

It looks as though they've sold better than two thirds of the tickets. The stratospheric original ticket prices appear to have been slightly reduced. Floor seats close to the stage are going for $201/per plus fees. I think these were about $300 originally. The nosebleed seats are practically sold out at $100/per.

This will be the first of three Who shows this week, pour moi. Wish me luck and stamina. I haven't done three Who shows in succession since 2015, when I followed them all over Texas thinking it would be their final tour.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Martin F on May 03, 2022, 10:29:58 AM
Larkin Poe - Thursday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 04, 2022, 02:20:37 AM

The Who, Moody Center, Austin, Texas, tomorrow night!

It looks as though they've sold better than two thirds of the tickets. The stratospheric original ticket prices appear to have been slightly reduced. Floor seats close to the stage are going for $201/per plus fees. I think these were about $300 originally. The nosebleed seats are practically sold out at $100/per.

This will be the first of three Who shows this week, pour moi. Wish me luck and stamina. I haven't done three Who shows in succession since 2015, when I followed them all over Texas thinking it would be their final tour.  :)


This did make me chortle... https://twitter.com/geraintgriffith/status/1521138339256090630?t=NFjYF7CdYn_tL1JsJoA6Xg&s=19&fbclid=IwAR29hPZXSc_hEuLN1lSQAWYN0OiMHVswntEc4QI2kIKzP5CqrklsQrsMnSY

 ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 04, 2022, 09:07:58 PM
The Hanging Stars at Gullivers in Manchester tomorrow.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 05, 2022, 02:21:18 PM
Was just about to book tickets to see Kate Rusby in Ilfracombe at the end of the month, when I realised it has disappeared off her webiste and the theatre's. I emailed the theatre and they confirmed it had been cancelled but gave no reason.

She is also playing Exeter, but in a small theatre which has been sold out for a while already.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 05, 2022, 03:05:16 PM
Tonight, The Who, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas!

Second of three Who shows this week (with Colin Hay sandwiched in between). Live is back with a vengeance. disease be darned.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on May 05, 2022, 08:32:47 PM
Katie Spencer , launch  for her second album at Wrecking Ball Arts Centre in Hull


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 06, 2022, 10:07:14 AM

Was just about to book tickets to see Kate Rusby in Ilfracombe at the end of the month, when I realised it has disappeared off her webiste and the theatre's. I emailed the theatre and they confirmed it had been cancelled but gave no reason.

She is also playing Exeter, but in a small theatre which has been sold out for a while already.


By happy coincidence I’me going to see Kate Rusby tonight!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on May 06, 2022, 05:44:28 PM
Supposed to be Ian McNabb tonight, but no car due to hitting a deer on Wednesday night.  Courtesy car arriving tomorrow, so off to Ian Prowse in Liverpool then.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on May 06, 2022, 07:04:51 PM
On way to see Katherine Priddy at Band on the Wall in Manchester tonight. The next station on this train is Eccles.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on May 07, 2022, 12:58:41 PM
I think a few people on this board used to go to The Ram Club (in Claygate/East Mosely), which has sadly closed its doors.One old Rammer, however, is staging a monthly Tuesday Night  folk concert at the Corner House Community Arts Centre in Surbiton

Listings are at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/FolkthecornerHOUSE

I'll certainly go & see Granny's Attic & Jacob & Drinkwater there.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on May 10, 2022, 03:02:29 PM
Anyone in the Oxford area who fancies seeing Curse of Lono at the Jericho tonight, let me know. I've got two tickets free to a good home.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on May 12, 2022, 03:55:08 PM
Getting back in the swing of things with two gigs this week:

Sam Sweeney and band at the Grand Junction in Paddington tomorrow followed by 3 Daft Monkeys with special guests Leatherat at the Half Moon on Friday. The latter a rescheduled gig from last year.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 12, 2022, 04:54:33 PM
Busy couple of weeks coming up:

Iona Lane (tonight)

Brothers Osborne (the 14th)

Crashdiet (the 17th)

The Ks (the 18th)

Robert Jon & The Wreck  (the 19th)

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell (the 22nd)

Fairport (the 24th)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on May 13, 2022, 09:34:20 AM
Also seeing Iona Lane this weekend, tomorrow in Coventry as part of the Campfire Club alongside Boo Hewerdine. Should be interesting, around a campfire in an allotment.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 13, 2022, 02:56:34 PM
Off to see Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman in Barry tonight, as part of the Barry Arts Festival. Really looking forward to this.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 13, 2022, 02:59:15 PM
A bit annoyed that I'm going to miss them playing just up the road in Great Torrington on Saturday, as we are away for the weekend!  Need to encourage acts to come and play there as it's our closest little theatre.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 13, 2022, 03:08:50 PM

Off to see Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman in Barry tonight, as part of the Barry Arts Festival. Really looking forward to this.
We would have been going to that, but we've been waiting 2 years to see Dean Friedman at Acapela :) and they do pizza  :P


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on May 14, 2022, 07:50:21 AM
Bob Harris and Danny Baker tomorrow night at Sheffield


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on May 14, 2022, 01:58:06 PM


Off to see Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman in Barry tonight, as part of the Barry Arts Festival. Really looking forward to this.
We would have been going to that, but we've been waiting 2 years to see Dean Friedman at Acapela :) and they do pizza  :P


Wonderful venue, we're down every November for Magenta's annual bash.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 14, 2022, 05:01:45 PM

Also seeing Iona Lane this weekend, tomorrow in Coventry as part of the Campfire Club alongside Boo Hewerdine. Should be interesting, around a campfire in an allotment.


I enjoyed Iona. Some good playing, decent songs and a strong stage presence.. A little one-paced, maybe, but it was a nice groove so I didn't mind that too much.

Never seen Boo. I need to remedy that at some point.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 17, 2022, 12:18:35 PM
I'm off up to Edinburgh next week to see my mum so googled a few venues and found that UB40 are playing at the Usher Hall. So I've got a seat at the back of the circle. And I'm staying within walking distance of the venue, which is nice.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on May 17, 2022, 06:08:10 PM

I'm off up to Edinburgh next week to see my mum so googled a few venues and found that UB40 are playing at the Usher Hall. So I've got a seat at the back of the circle. And I'm staying within walking distance of the venue, which is nice.  :)


Which UB40 though?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 17, 2022, 06:27:13 PM


I'm off up to Edinburgh next week to see my mum so googled a few venues and found that UB40 are playing at the Usher Hall. So I've got a seat at the back of the circle. And I'm staying within walking distance of the venue, which is nice.  :)


Which UB40 though?


Looks like it's the Robin Campbell line-up with three other founder members - Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on May 18, 2022, 09:51:51 AM
Another gig I can't make - Show of Hands tomorrow in Worcester with Track Dogs. Two, free to a good home.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 18, 2022, 05:16:07 PM
The Eagles - Hotel California and the rest, tomorrow night at the brand-spanking-new Moody Center in Austin!

The Eagles is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Don Henley, who used to play the drums. We also get prodigiously talented Vince Gill (in lieu of Bernie Leadon, Don Felder, and the late Glenn Frey), plus Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, and a host of supporting musicians.

I can't imagine The Eagles will fly indefinitely, so I look forward to this probably final nostalgia trip. Having said that, this machine prints so much money that it may continue beyond the horizon. I hope the ersatz Foreigner and The Guess Who are not templates for a future "Eagles"...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on May 18, 2022, 06:07:40 PM

The Eagles is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Don Henley, who used to play the drums.


What a thoroughly revolting concept.  Musicians who use business lingo make my eyes itch.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 20, 2022, 10:51:20 AM
Bought tickets for the Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn 'Salt Path' concert in Ilfracombe in July. Inspired by the book of the same name about her walk round the SW Coast Path.  Should be good!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on May 23, 2022, 03:29:18 PM
Sad Café followed by John McLaughlin next Sunday and Monday evenings in Barnoldswick and Manchester respectively.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on May 26, 2022, 04:02:34 PM
Down in Kent, the St Edith Folk Club has a terrific bill of gigs coming up. Here's a summary:
Fri 03 Jun Fairport Convention (Cranbrook)
Fri 10 Jun The Crooked Viper Roadshow (Otford)
Fri 17 Jun Chris Helme (Otford)
Fri 01 Jul State Of The Union- Boo & Brooks (Otford)
Sat 16 Jul Kara Grainger (Cranbrook)
Fri 22 Jul The Chapin Sisters (Otford)

Later this year's just as good, including Sykes Martin, The Churchfitters, Salt House,
Treetop Flyers, Gigspanner & The Curst Sons.

See https://www.stedithfolk.co.uk/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on May 27, 2022, 10:34:41 AM
Springsteen booked for May 5th next year, I've a feeling this will be his last big European tour.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 27, 2022, 10:58:29 AM

Springsteen booked for May 5th next year, I've a feeling this will be his last big European tour.


Revisit this at some point in the next 5 years, perhaps.  Health permitting, there's money to be made out on those hills....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on May 28, 2022, 02:26:50 AM
There were a few hundred disappointed (nay, furious) Irish punters this morning who got in early and queued online to get their tickets for Bruce at the RDS. They got right through to the payment stage only to find that their bank (BOI) couldn't process the transaction. The gig of course sold out, and the bank has since apologised :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 30, 2022, 04:18:20 PM
One or two might be interested in the brief return of Fuchsia to these shores...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 07, 2022, 03:29:00 PM
Saturday, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at the Moody Center, Austin, Texas!

Mrs. J From A was listening to Jimmy Buffett for years before Margaritaville stormed our radios in 1977. My first Buffett concert came decades later, when I saw him at a soccer field in north Texas in 2007. I've seen him three more times since, and I'm always struck by the Grateful Dead-style atmosphere surrounding his shows. I was also struck by how much alcohol his followers can consume before the lights go down.

Fun fact: Margaritaville was spawned at a local restaurant called Lung's Cocina del Sur, which opened not far from my parents' home in 1973. During an extended stay in town, Mr. Buffett had his first margarita there, and found his inspiration. The Lung family were local legends, opening one of Austin's first Chinese restaurants before branching out into Mexican food. Consider "Margaritaville" Austin's gift to the universe. :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 15, 2022, 11:08:32 AM
If anyone's been looking forward to the upcoming John Cale July tour, then please note it's been postponed due to Covid.  I've had notification from the Liverpool Phil that my gig is now happening on 11 Nov.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on June 21, 2022, 11:16:22 AM
Heading to see Spiers and Boden at Pontardawe Arts Centre on Thursday.

It's going to be great fun.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on June 21, 2022, 05:05:10 PM
Darden Smith, in Saltaire, Thursday evening. Should be a cracker.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 22, 2022, 06:33:24 PM

Number One Son & friend required transport to see Yes in Brum on Friday & in exchange for chauffeuring duties I'd be treated to a ticket . Having literally not heard anything by them since Tales of Topographic Oceans, I was somewhat intrigued. However, without Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Alan White or  Rick Wakeman & following the discussion elsewhere, I'm now approaching the outing with more than a little trepitation. Hopefully, the Roger Dean visuals will be fun.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on June 22, 2022, 07:54:46 PM

The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on June 22, 2022, 08:25:23 PM

The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


I missed the news about the invention of time travel!

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on June 23, 2022, 10:20:25 AM

Darden Smith, in Saltaire, Thursday evening. Should be a cracker.

Hadn't heard of Darden Smith before, but I like what I'm hearing by him on YouTube.  
He's playing round my way next week but I'll be on hols. I'll try to catch him next time he tours.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on June 23, 2022, 11:07:46 AM


Darden Smith, in Saltaire, Thursday evening. Should be a cracker.

Hadn't heard of Darden Smith before, but I like what I'm hearing by him on YouTube.  
He's playing round my way next week but I'll be on hols. I'll try to catch him next time he tours.



Glad you're enjoying Darden's music!

He's a very engaging live performer so I hope you get a chance to catch him next time round.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on June 23, 2022, 11:13:20 AM


The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


I missed the news about the invention of time travel!

Jules


Well I thought that was a good line Jules
 


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 23, 2022, 11:46:08 AM



The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


I missed the news about the invention of time travel!

Jules


Well I thought that was a good line Jules
 
I don't geddit  ???  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 23, 2022, 11:48:33 AM




The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


I missed the news about the invention of time travel!

Jules


Well I thought that was a good line Jules
 
I don't geddit  ???  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 23, 2022, 12:04:01 PM





The Rolling Stones Hyde Park on Saturday


I missed the news about the invention of time travel!

Jules


Well I thought that was a good line Jules
 
I don't geddit  ???  :(

I'm with you now  8)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on June 23, 2022, 03:58:49 PM
Barry Manilow at Leeds , due to the train strike , I'm now a taxi driver for the wife & mother in law on Saturday night , when I should be seeing Katie Spencer in Hull
At least they couldn't get me a ticket to get into Bazza's show , that was a relief !!
I'll find something to do in Leeds for 3 hours even if it's just watching Macca at Glastonbury on a screen in a pub

....".but it's been postponed since 2020" ....not postponed nearly long enough as far as I'm concerned

This is not a last minute cry for a spare Bazza ticket at Leeds by the way , not even a free one


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 23, 2022, 04:02:05 PM

Barry Manilow at Leeds , due to the train strike , I'm now a taxi driver for the wife & mother in law on Saturday night , when I should be seeing Katie Spencer in Hull
At least they couldn't get me a ticket to get into Bazza's show , that was a relief !!
I'll find something to do in Leeds for 3 hours even if it's just watching Macca at Glastonbury on a screen in a pub

....".but it's been postponed since 2020" ....not postponed nearly long enough as far as I'm concerned

This is not a last minute cry for a spare Bazza ticket at Leeds by the way , not even a free one


Nah...sorry, but she'd be on her own with that one.  Making her own bed and all of that jazz...  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 23, 2022, 07:11:00 PM

Barry Manilow at Leeds , due to the train strike , I'm now a taxi driver for the wife & mother in law on Saturday night , when I should be seeing Katie Spencer in Hull
At least they couldn't get me a ticket to get into Bazza's show , that was a relief !!
I'll find something to do in Leeds for 3 hours even if it's just watching Macca at Glastonbury on a screen in a pub

....".but it's been postponed since 2020" ....not postponed nearly long enough as far as I'm concerned

This is not a last minute cry for a spare Bazza ticket at Leeds by the way , not even a free one


I didn't know Barry had returned to the road. He announced his effective retirement due to ill health several years ago. Now I see he has select dates in the U.S. in August. I wouldn't travel far to see him, but I would consider traveling near. Soundtrack of my childhood (ABBA, BeeGees, Barry Manilow, etc.).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 27, 2022, 03:12:23 PM
Tonight, Kraftwerk, ACL Live!

I'm not terribly familiar with their work, but am well aware of their reputation and can't wait for this!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on June 27, 2022, 03:51:46 PM

Tonight, Kraftwerk, ACL Live!

I'm not terribly familiar with their work, but am well aware of their reputation and can't wait for this!


Without Florian Schneider (d. 2020) they may be less of a force but I think they'll still be worth the bucks.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 27, 2022, 03:54:43 PM


Tonight, Kraftwerk, ACL Live!

I'm not terribly familiar with their work, but am well aware of their reputation and can't wait for this!


Without Florian Schneider (d. 2020) they may be less of a force but I think they'll still be worth the bucks.


He stopped performing with the band in 2006.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on June 27, 2022, 04:13:00 PM



Tonight, Kraftwerk, ACL Live!

I'm not terribly familiar with their work, but am well aware of their reputation and can't wait for this!


Without Florian Schneider (d. 2020) they may be less of a force but I think they'll still be worth the bucks.


He stopped performing with the band in 2006.


Oh it'll be worth it - I assume it's their 3D show - the visuals were stunning when I saw them a few years ago. And judging by a couple of recent youtube clips, they've updated them (and the setlist). Enjoy it!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 27, 2022, 04:57:21 PM




Tonight, Kraftwerk, ACL Live!

I'm not terribly familiar with their work, but am well aware of their reputation and can't wait for this!


Without Florian Schneider (d. 2020) they may be less of a force but I think they'll still be worth the bucks.


He stopped performing with the band in 2006.


Oh it'll be worth it - I assume it's their 3D show - the visuals were stunning when I saw them a few years ago. And judging by a couple of recent youtube clips, they've updated them (and the setlist). Enjoy it!


Indeed, ACL describes it as "Kraftwerk 3-D" Can't wait!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on June 28, 2022, 11:19:29 AM
Stones in Hyde Park this coming Sunday... lots of great reviews from last weekend, so really looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on June 28, 2022, 07:48:51 PM

Stones in Hyde Park this coming Sunday... lots of great reviews from last weekend, so really looking forward to this one.


Was there on Saturday.

You are indeed in for a treat sir!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on July 01, 2022, 05:04:03 PM
Off to see the Haley Sisters at Slaidburn Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Don't know a lot about them apart from the fact that they've been going for years and are supposed to be very good, so we'll give them a try!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 02, 2022, 08:58:58 AM
Now no longer an upcoming gig.
Just been informed that Elvis Costello at Portsmouth has now been cancelled rather than just postponed😢


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on July 02, 2022, 09:13:24 AM

Off to see the Haley Sisters at Slaidburn Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Don't know a lot about them apart from the fact that they've been going for years and are supposed to be very good, so we'll give them a try!

I saw them over 10 years ago and they were very good, but had completely forgotten about them. Enjoy the gig!  {:-)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on July 04, 2022, 02:38:01 PM


Off to see the Haley Sisters at Slaidburn Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Don't know a lot about them apart from the fact that they've been going for years and are supposed to be very good, so we'll give them a try!

I saw them over 10 years ago and they were very good, but had completely forgotten about them. Enjoy the gig!  {:-)


About as middle-of-the-road as the white line down the A59, but a lot of fun nonetheless.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on July 15, 2022, 09:16:39 AM
Just got tickets for Bruce Springsteen for Next July in Hyde Park - wooo hoooo!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on July 20, 2022, 11:41:54 AM
Help needed please.
I got tickets for James Taylor in Brighton last February. When they didn't arrive I paniced and discovered the concert had been postponed, I had had no contact from the venue or Ticket Line, but was assured they would be honoured for the rescheduled gig in October. I cannot make the new date so how do I cancel/resell as I have heard nothing since, and have nothing apart from my original booking confirmation?
Needless to say I'm seriously disappointed to miss it!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on July 20, 2022, 08:33:55 PM
On Fri 22nd I'll be off to see The Chapin Sisters at St Edith's folk club, Otford, Kent. Nieces of Harry Cahpin, this is a good article on them:
More at

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2022/07/the-chapin-sisters-uk-tour/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on July 20, 2022, 09:23:15 PM

Just got tickets for Bruce Springsteen for Next July in Hyde Park - wooo hoooo!


Snap!   8)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on July 21, 2022, 09:14:14 AM
Some chaps called Airport something at a brewery in a couple of weeks. Apparently hot off a cruise. I wonder if Jane McDonald will join them...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on July 21, 2022, 10:44:30 AM
Anyone know how much the tickets are for Springsteens shows next year?
I looked on the site, but seeing there were 69 people in front of me, I have up
I hate it when they dont advertise the prices.
No Manchester show announced, yet.  If he's not coming here, Villa park might be my best bet


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on July 21, 2022, 10:54:29 AM

Anyone know how much the tickets are for Springsteens shows next year?
I looked on the site, but seeing there were 69 people in front of me, I have up
I hate it when they dont advertise the prices.
No Manchester show announced, yet.  If he's not coming here, Villa park might be my best bet



Basically, a weeks vacation in Barbados.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 21, 2022, 11:49:40 AM

Anyone know how much the tickets are for Springsteens shows next year?
I looked on the site, but seeing there were 69 people in front of me, I have up
I hate it when they dont advertise the prices.
No Manchester show announced, yet.  If he's not coming here, Villa park might be my best bet



Given the garbage that charges mega money these days, I didn't think the cost was too bad.  Barbados must be cheap this yeat  ;) https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/bruce-springsteen-ticket-prices-revealed-24548141


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on July 21, 2022, 01:35:16 PM
I paid £95 + fees for standing at Villa Park, total £109.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on July 21, 2022, 04:00:50 PM

I paid £95 + fees for standing at Villa Park, total £109.


The only time I've seen Bruce Springsteen was as a teenager in 1985, when a bunch of us travelled from South Wales for his gig in Leeds. Tickets were something like a whopping £12! It was a real adventure with us ending up sleeping on the railway station because we missed the last train home. Great times!

Much as I still like his music, the prices are more than I'm willing to pay, these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 21, 2022, 04:40:39 PM


I paid £95 + fees for standing at Villa Park, total £109.


The only time I've seen Bruce Springsteen was as a teenager in 1985, when a bunch of us travelled from South Wales for his gig in Leeds. Tickets were something like a whopping £12! It was a real adventure with us ending up sleeping on the railway station because we missed the last train home. Great times!

Much as I still like his music, the prices are more than I'm willing to pay, these days.


£14 actually.  That's £35.02 at 2021 prices (Bank of England Inflation Calculator).  That's your gig ticket inflation, right there...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on July 21, 2022, 10:30:03 PM
I think I paid about £80 to see him at The Etihad last time he was here, so that’s not a huge hike from 2016.  I still don’t fancy going to Villa though.  Last time I was in Brum, apart from work, was 1988 to see the Tunnel of Love tour


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on July 22, 2022, 09:38:49 AM
I was toying with the idea of going to see Springsteen at Villa Park. Plenty of family in Birmingham, so no problem with accommodation, and Villa Park is the holy ground for me. However, I like Bruce, but I'm not a massive fan, plus the parking around the ground is a nightmare. So, not for me this time.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on July 22, 2022, 11:59:59 AM



I paid £95 + fees for standing at Villa Park, total £109.


The only time I've seen Bruce Springsteen was as a teenager in 1985, when a bunch of us travelled from South Wales for his gig in Leeds. Tickets were something like a whopping £12! It was a real adventure with us ending up sleeping on the railway station because we missed the last train home. Great times!

Much as I still like his music, the prices are more than I'm willing to pay, these days.



£14 actually.  That's £35.02 at 2021 prices (Bank of England Inflation Calculator).  That's your gig ticket inflation, right there...


The vagaries of memory! I've been telling people for years that I saw Springsteen for only £12!  :)

It's crazy money, these days, for the big guns. I'm lucky enough to live in an area with lots of great, smallish concert halls which feature a host of excellent performers and I would rather spend my hundred quid seeing half a dozen of these rather than splurge it all on one night in a venue that's cavernous, with an artist who feels like they are a mile away.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on July 23, 2022, 10:30:24 AM
Should be seeing the mighty Ian Prowse at his summer Liverpool Philharmonic show, but that b*st*rd Covid has intervened.....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on July 23, 2022, 10:40:56 AM
Folkfell at Holker Hall featuring Kate Rusby,Cara Dillon, Sam Kelly and Kathryn Roberts


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on July 23, 2022, 05:50:34 PM

Anyone know how much the tickets are for Springsteens shows next year?
I looked on the site, but seeing there were 69 people in front of me, I have up
I hate it when they dont advertise the prices.
No Manchester show announced, yet.  If he's not coming here, Villa park might be my best bet



I paid £100 for Hyde Park; expensive, but might be my only chance to see him in concert. At least at Hyde Park you get 3-4 other really good acts.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on July 25, 2022, 07:55:58 AM

Should be seeing the mighty Ian Prowse at his summer Liverpool Philharmonic show, but that b*st*rd Covid has intervened.....

IP + band has been on my "must see" list for a few years now, but the only time he's playing near me this year I'm on hol, so I'm equally frustrated.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on July 27, 2022, 10:50:35 AM
Single stripe on my Covid exam, alsways happy to fail that one, so its off to transatlantic proggers Transatlantic tonight in London.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on August 01, 2022, 09:49:31 AM
It's the Lake District Folk Weekend at Staveley this Friday to Sunday. I've booked tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert which is Bob Fox supported by Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage and Scolds Bridle.

https://www.thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com/home


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tasha on August 01, 2022, 10:34:34 AM


Anyone know how much the tickets are for Springsteens shows next year?
I looked on the site, but seeing there were 69 people in front of me, I have up
I hate it when they dont advertise the prices.
No Manchester show announced, yet.  If he's not coming here, Villa park might be my best bet



I paid £100 for Hyde Park; expensive, but might be my only chance to see him in concert. At least at Hyde Park you get 3-4 other really good acts.



The prices were absolutely ridiculous! we had 4pc's logged in  and two phones and we couldnt get anything for less than £467 by the time we got through... ridiculous! been loads of complaints about prices....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on August 01, 2022, 11:17:17 AM
John Etheridge & Pete Oxley at The Handle Bar, Oxford on Thursday evening...Only 50 tickets & now sold out I think!... Really loving going to small intimate gigs again, that are just a short bus ride into town! :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on August 01, 2022, 05:27:15 PM
Just received an email from The Victoria Hall in Settle (the oldest surviving music hall in the country) which told me that The Chapin Sisters (daughters of Harry) are on tomorrow.  Instant birthday night out!!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on August 01, 2022, 05:42:14 PM

Just received an email from The Victoria Hall in Settle (the oldest surviving music hall in the country) which told me that The Chapin Sisters (daughters of Harry) are on tomorrow.  Instant birthday night out!!!

The Chapin Sisters are actually nieces of Harry. But they are very good live, we saw them in July.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brian Green on August 01, 2022, 07:28:40 PM
Big Big Train have announced a warm up at Thornden School Hall ,Chandlers Ford on 1st September.
Tickets £35 and only a 20 min walk from where I live!!!
Will be a very emotional night as first show since the tragic passing of David Longdon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on August 01, 2022, 07:35:49 PM


Just received an email from The Victoria Hall in Settle (the oldest surviving music hall in the country) which told me that The Chapin Sisters (daughters of Harry) are on tomorrow.  Instant birthday night out!!!

The Chapin Sisters are actually nieces of Harry. But they are very good live, we saw them in July.


Heard it wrong!  Still looking forward to seeing them!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 03, 2022, 09:11:51 AM
Not a gig exactly, but I bought an advance ticket for a one off film showing of 50th Anniversary concert of Tubular Bells.

I' m looking forward to this. I was in the pictures to watch a film about 2 volcanologists and the Tubular Bells film was trailered. At the end of my film,  I went right to the box office and purchased a ticket.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 03, 2022, 09:48:12 AM

Not a gig exactly, but I bought an advance ticket for a one off film showing of 50th Anniversary concert of Tubular Bells.

I' m looking forward to this. I was in the pictures to watch a film about 2 volcanologists and the Tubular Bells film was trailered. At the end of my film,  I went right to the box office and purchased a ticket.
With Brian Blessed!  It looks fantastic - wish it was coming to Wales


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 03, 2022, 10:36:21 AM
Coincidentally,  Brian blessed came up in conversation the other day. Someone who met him said he is actually quite a small man.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on August 05, 2022, 08:55:34 AM
Show of Hands announced another of their Albert Hall shows yesterday, to be held on April 10th. They are calling it the "Last Post", guessing that means they're not going to be around for much longer  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on August 05, 2022, 10:40:40 AM

Coincidentally,  Brian blessed came up in conversation the other day. Someone who met him said he is actually quite a small man.
Yup he's only 5'8".

Still 2" taller than Sunak and 5" taller than Truss, though.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 05, 2022, 01:57:37 PM


Coincidentally,  Brian blessed came up in conversation the other day. Someone who met him said he is actually quite a small man.
Yup he's only 5'8".

Still 2" taller than Sunak and 5" taller than Truss, though.
8" taller than so me practically a giant in my world


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 06, 2022, 09:06:21 AM
What is average height these days?  I'm just shy of 6ft, which would have been considered quite tall, but there are some awfully tall people about nowadays,  young folk in particular.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 06, 2022, 12:18:49 PM

What is average height these days?  I'm just shy of 6ft, which would have been considered quite tall, but there are some awfully tall people about nowadays,  young folk in particular.  


5ft 9-10in male; 5ft 3-4in female  It's the latter I think is way out these days.  My other half is 5ft 2in and she seems positively toddleresque when we go to gigs together.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kathryn on August 07, 2022, 07:26:48 AM
Tonight: Tudor Music by Candlelight ….Three Queens and Three Ravens.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on August 07, 2022, 07:59:44 AM
A long way ahead, but Nell Brydon will be touring in summer 2023. She's playing at the excellent Ropetackle Cente in Shoreham on July 1st


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 07, 2022, 01:15:01 PM
I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 07, 2022, 02:35:13 PM
Ooops Cowboy Junkies is November not December. At Buxton . Faustus at Musician.Liecester October.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 07, 2022, 02:56:06 PM

I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


That wouldn't get past the lawyers, I'm afraid.  It's supposed to be "Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash)".  Thanks for the heads up though...I might try and get to the Darlington show.  Seeing two of my favourite albums (Argus and Four) in full is not to be sniffed at.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 08, 2022, 05:25:56 PM

Amon Duul II in 2022 - Manchester and London.

https://www.songkick.com/artists/211277-amon-duul-ii


Delayed (due to serious illness for Chris Karrer) for a second time to May 2023


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on August 08, 2022, 08:38:06 PM


Amon Duul II in 2022 - Manchester and London.

https://www.songkick.com/artists/211277-amon-duul-ii


Delayed (due to serious illness for Chris Karrer) for a second time to May 2023


Is Renate Kraup Krotenschwantz still in them, my pal Steve poked her with tags when they did The Stonground in Manchester in the early-ish 70s. If so she'll need to bring her own smokes, he can't be there, or indeed, anywhere since 2016


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 09, 2022, 07:39:08 AM



Amon Duul II in 2022 - Manchester and London.

https://www.songkick.com/artists/211277-amon-duul-ii


Delayed (due to serious illness for Chris Karrer) for a second time to May 2023


Is Renate Kraup Krotenschwantz still in them, my pal Steve poked her with tags when they did The Stonground in Manchester in the early-ish 70s. If so she'll need to bring her own smokes, he can't be there, or indeed, anywhere since 2016


"The band still comprise many of the original members, including founder John Weinzierl (guitar, synths), guitarist Chris Karrer and vocalist Renate Kroetenschwanz (né Knaup), as well as Danny Fichelscher who replaced original Amon Düül II drummer Peter Leopald in 1972, percussionist Jan Kahlert and keyboard player Ulli Linzen."


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 09, 2022, 09:15:24 AM


I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


That wouldn't get past the lawyers, I'm afraid.  It's supposed to be "Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash)".  Thanks for the heads up though...I might try and get to the Darlington show.  Seeing two of my favourite albums (Argus and Four) in full is not to be sniffed at.


I saw them a few years go, on a prog triple bill,  advertised as Martin Turners Wishbone Ash. I suppose the legal issue has been sorted out now.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 09, 2022, 10:10:00 AM



I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


That wouldn't get past the lawyers, I'm afraid.  It's supposed to be "Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash)".  Thanks for the heads up though...I might try and get to the Darlington show.  Seeing two of my favourite albums (Argus and Four) in full is not to be sniffed at.


I saw them a few years go, on a prog triple bill,  advertised as Martin Turners Wishbone Ash. I suppose the legal issue has been sorted out now.


That must have been before the legal case (2013) which Martin comprehensively lost.  You'll see no Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash on his own branding etc... https://www.martinturnermusic.com/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 09, 2022, 10:52:07 AM

Not a gig exactly, but I bought an advance ticket for a one off film showing of 50th Anniversary concert of Tubular Bells.

I' m looking forward to this. I was in the pictures to watch a film about 2 volcanologists and the Tubular Bells film was trailered. At the end of my film,  I went right to the box office and purchased a ticket.


I'm planning to go and see that.

I went to see the Tubular Bells for Two stage show a few years back and it was excellent.

Bridg - I'm sue this will be showing in Wales too. It is being screened nationally I think.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 09, 2022, 11:00:38 AM


Not a gig exactly, but I bought an advance ticket for a one off film showing of 50th Anniversary concert of Tubular Bells.

I' m looking forward to this. I was in the pictures to watch a film about 2 volcanologists and the Tubular Bells film was trailered. At the end of my film,  I went right to the box office and purchased a ticket.


I'm planning to go and see that.

I went to see the Tubular Bells for Two stage show a few years back and it was excellent.

Bridg - I'm sue this will be showing in Wales too. It is being screened nationally I think.
Thanks Al - I’ll keep an eye out for it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on August 09, 2022, 05:25:08 PM



I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


That wouldn't get past the lawyers, I'm afraid.  It's supposed to be "Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash)".  Thanks for the heads up though...I might try and get to the Darlington show.  Seeing two of my favourite albums (Argus and Four) in full is not to be sniffed at.


I saw them a few years go, on a prog triple bill,  advertised as Martin Turners Wishbone Ash. I suppose the legal issue has been sorted out now.


Was that with The Watch & The Rocket Scientists in Rotherham?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: blagden on August 09, 2022, 07:57:08 PM




I’ve got tickets for Martin Turners Wishbone Ash for October , Blackbeards Tea Party for November ( & Lowdham)then Cowboy Junkies booked for December @ Buxton . So far .


That wouldn't get past the lawyers, I'm afraid.  It's supposed to be "Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash)".  Thanks for the heads up though...I might try and get to the Darlington show.  Seeing two of my favourite albums (Argus and Four) in full is not to be sniffed at.


At the Cutlers? Erked me for along time that I was away? Or the Prog Weekend at Magma when I was also away?

I saw them a few years go, on a prog triple bill,  advertised as Martin Turners Wishbone Ash. I suppose the legal issue has been sorted out now.


Was that with The Watch & The Rocket Scientists in Rotherham?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2022, 07:46:50 PM
The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 19, 2022, 07:54:00 AM

The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...




And with Walthamstow's finest, The Hanging Stars.  Should be a good show :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2022, 08:04:26 AM


The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...




And with Walthamstow's finest, The Hanging Stars.  Should be a good show :)


Don't know anything about them, but they sound good.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 19, 2022, 10:59:34 AM



The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...




And with Walthamstow's finest, The Hanging Stars.  Should be a good show :)


Don't know anything about them, but they sound good.


I think they'd be up your street, David.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on August 19, 2022, 04:09:08 PM
The reunited Gaslight Anthem tonight in Manchester


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on August 19, 2022, 05:10:33 PM



The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...




And with Walthamstow's finest, The Hanging Stars.  Should be a good show :)


Don't know anything about them, but they sound good.


I'm sure you must  know them David. Richard Olson - Eighteenth Day of May, The See See and now The Hanging Stars. Originally intended as a solo project by Rich when The See See were still active, it turned into a new band with Sam Ferman and Paulie Cobra from the final See See line-up. Four excellent albums so far but even better live.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2022, 07:45:59 PM




The mighty Starry Eyed & Laughing (in duo form at least) are playing a gig in town...




And with Walthamstow's finest, The Hanging Stars.  Should be a good show :)


Don't know anything about them, but they sound good.


I'm sure you must  know them David. Richard Olson - Eighteenth Day of May, The See See and now The Hanging Stars. Originally intended as a solo project by Rich when The See See were still active, it turned into a new band with Sam Ferman and Paulie Cobra from the final See See line-up. Four excellent albums so far but even better live.


Ok, thanks for the explanation Col.  I still don't know know them but at least I understand the context properly now.  The EDOM spawned so much great music!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 21, 2022, 04:30:42 PM
Clutch . My PGs fave band .@ Nottingham Rock City 16 December . I like them lots but not mad on them like PG is


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on August 24, 2022, 05:36:44 PM
This year's Martyn Joseph Pipefest event at Lancaster University is taking place on the 17th September. The line-up includes Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Stephen Fearing and poet Patrick Jones. I'm not sure how ticket sales are going but when I spoke to Hannah and Ben at a recent festival they said they thought it was close to selling out.

I've just had a look and tickets are still available at https://www.imageacoustic.co.uk/pipefest-2022



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David V B on August 25, 2022, 10:51:23 AM

This year's Martyn Joseph Pipefest event at Lancaster University is taking place on the 17th September. The line-up includes Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Stephen Fearing and poet Patrick Jones. I'm not sure how ticket sales are going but when I spoke to Hannah and Ben at a recent festival they said they thought it was close to selling out.

I've just had a look and tickets are still available at https://www.imageacoustic.co.uk/pipefest-2022


Sadly we can’t get there this year because of an imminent house move, but it is always a great day. Very friendly and intimate with only about 120 there.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on August 25, 2022, 02:46:51 PM
I've got some early September gigs lined up. Oysterband on Thursday 8th and Go Now (Moody Blues tribute band) on the 9th, both at the Acapela in Pentyrch. I was going to see Justin Hayward on Monday 12th in Birmingham, but, sadly, I have had to knock that on the head due to an unavoidable clash with something else - non music related. Looking forward to the other two immensely.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 25, 2022, 03:26:42 PM
Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 25, 2022, 03:38:42 PM
Just announced - Elvis Costello and Friends (including Charlie Sexton and Roseanne Cash) performing "King of America" at ACL Live to benefit the Musician Treatment Foundation, December 3.

What's not to like, except the tickets are tres expensive.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brian Green on August 25, 2022, 04:04:51 PM

Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Looking forward to the warm up on Thursday Thornden School is a twenty minute walk for me!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on August 26, 2022, 11:49:55 PM

Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Hope it's a great show. I'll be curious to hear your opinions of Alberto. David Longdon's shoes will take some filling but I have high hopes.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 28, 2022, 12:45:06 PM


Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Hope it's a great show. I'll be curious to hear your opinions of Alberto. David Longdon's shoes will take some filling but I have high hopes.


I never saw David with them, but the sound of the first thing they have released with Alberto is certainly promising.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on August 28, 2022, 05:19:33 PM



Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Hope it's a great show. I'll be curious to hear your opinions of Alberto. David Longdon's shoes will take some filling but I have high hopes.


I never saw David with them, but the sound of the first thing they have released with Alberto is certainly promising.


Agreed.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 29, 2022, 12:16:53 AM




Really looking forward to Big Big Train at Aylesbury next Friday - postponed since July 2020!


Hope it's a great show. I'll be curious to hear your opinions of Alberto. David Longdon's shoes will take some filling but I have high hopes.


I never saw David with them, but the sound of the first thing they have released with Alberto is certainly promising.


Agreed.
Seconded. I think they’d be an amazing Cropredy band


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 01, 2022, 01:23:51 AM
Robert the Plant and Alison Krauss, Sunday, September 3, at the Moody Amphitheatre in soggy, muggy, hopefully not mosquito-infested Waterloo* Park, Austin, Texas!

This will be our first visit to the new venue, which purports to be a fairly intimate gathering place in the shadow of the Texas State Capitol. The rapidly expanding downtown skyline should be a lovely backdrop. Looking forward to hearing some beautiful music in a beautiful setting.

*Before it was dubbed "Austin" after our state's founder, Stephen F. Austin and designated the center of government, this was a sleepy 19th-century hamlet known as "Waterloo." Hence, Waterloo Park, Waterloo Records, etc.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 01, 2022, 07:07:15 AM
Merry Hell tomorrow in Darwen, the Rajhasthan Heritage Brass Band on Saturday in Settle.  Supposed to be in the garden, but I've seen the forecast.....  Sadly no free curry this time, but hopefully no free Covid!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on September 02, 2022, 12:44:36 PM
I've often thought autumn seems to be the best time for gigs .... this time, for us, Justin Hayward at Union Chapel, Clive Gregson at St Neots FC, Joshua Burnell at Cecil Sharp House and the mighty Bellowhead at Cambridge Corn X ... Forever Autumn indeed  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 08, 2022, 02:30:49 PM
Should have been seeing Ian McNabb in Chester tonight but have just heard it's been cancelled as Ian has a throat infection. I'm beginning to think this gig is jinxed, this is the fourth time it's had to be called off.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 08, 2022, 02:50:14 PM
Steve Hackett "Foxtrot at 50" plus assorted Hackett tunes, on Saturday at St David's Hall in Cardiff.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 08, 2022, 03:31:52 PM

Should have been seeing Ian McNabb in Chester tonight but have just heard it's been cancelled as Ian has a throat infection. I'm beginning to think this gig is jinxed, this is the fourth time it's had to be called off.


Thanks for this...I can warn my Sue.  You never know, I might actually be there if it gets a 5th showing...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 08, 2022, 05:26:14 PM


Should have been seeing Ian McNabb in Chester tonight but have just heard it's been cancelled as Ian has a throat infection. I'm beginning to think this gig is jinxed, this is the fourth time it's had to be called off.


Thanks for this...I can warn my Sue.  You never know, I might actually be there if it gets a 5th showing...


It looks unlikely it's going to be rescheduled, Alexander's seem less than pleased about the last minute cancellation judging by the email I received from them earlier. They've notified See Tickets to issue refunds.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 08, 2022, 05:54:23 PM



Should have been seeing Ian McNabb in Chester tonight but have just heard it's been cancelled as Ian has a throat infection. I'm beginning to think this gig is jinxed, this is the fourth time it's had to be called off.


Thanks for this...I can warn my Sue.  You never know, I might actually be there if it gets a 5th showing...


It looks unlikely it's going to be rescheduled, Alexander's seem less than pleased about the last minute cancellation judging by the email I received from them earlier. They've notified See Tickets to issue refunds.


Hoping to get to the Academy just before Chrimbo...maybe see you there?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 08, 2022, 07:29:39 PM




Should have been seeing Ian McNabb in Chester tonight but have just heard it's been cancelled as Ian has a throat infection. I'm beginning to think this gig is jinxed, this is the fourth time it's had to be called off.


Thanks for this...I can warn my Sue.  You never know, I might actually be there if it gets a 5th showing...


It looks unlikely it's going to be rescheduled, Alexander's seem less than pleased about the last minute cancellation judging by the email I received from them earlier. They've notified See Tickets to issue refunds.


Hoping to get to the Academy just before Chrimbo...maybe see you there?


Definitely, really looking forward to that one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 09, 2022, 05:20:07 PM
Wildwood Kin, in Leeds, next week.

Don't know much about them but they come highly recommended by a couple of friends so I'm expecting to have a good night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 10, 2022, 12:43:05 AM
Rufus Wainwright, September 15, at the historic Paramount Theater, Austin!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2022, 06:59:01 AM

Wildwood Kin, in Leeds, next week.

Don't know much about them but they come highly recommended by a couple of friends so I'm expecting to have a good night.


They played Cropredy in 2019, thought I recognised the name.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: StephenB on September 10, 2022, 10:26:36 AM
Aesthetically pleasing mystical prog-folk


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on September 12, 2022, 11:56:07 AM
Rory McLeod is playing at More Music in Morecambe this Wednesday and then we've Martyn Joseph's Pipefest at Lancaster University on Saturday.




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 12, 2022, 02:51:53 PM

Rory McLeod is playing at More Music in Morecambe this Wednesday and then we've Martyn Joseph's Pipefest at Lancaster University on Saturday.



Crikey, is Rory Wednesday?  I though it was ages off.  Got Ian Prowse and Amsterdam (Halifax) on Friday and Maggie Bell on Sunday (Settle)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on September 12, 2022, 06:55:35 PM

Rory McLeod is playing at More Music in Morecambe this Wednesday and then we've Martyn Joseph's Pipefest at Lancaster University on Saturday.





I haven't seen Rory for quite a few years but was always struck by how wonderfully creative and engaging he was live. Huge spirit, great songwriter.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 12, 2022, 09:39:51 PM
Just seen the Peatbog Faeries are playing in Exeter next month, but annoyingly I am likely to be out fo the country at that point. Loved them at Cropredy some years back and haven't had a chance to see them since.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 12, 2022, 10:14:43 PM

Rufus Wainwright, September 15, at the historic Paramount Theater, Austin!


 Can’t wait to read how this goes in ‘recent gigs’ in a few days!! His voice is so sublime!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on September 13, 2022, 11:12:19 AM


Rory McLeod is playing at More Music in Morecambe this Wednesday and then we've Martyn Joseph's Pipefest at Lancaster University on Saturday.





I haven't seen Rory for quite a few years but was always struck by how wonderfully creative and engaging he was live. Huge spirit, great songwriter.


Anyone who plays their harmonica with their nose is ok by me - I haven't seen Rory for a few years but a real one off!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2022, 07:21:53 PM
Waiting for this lovely stage in Aylesbury to be filled with Steve Hackett and Co.

Foxtrot at Fifty tonight, so lots of Hogweed to look forward to.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on September 13, 2022, 08:15:54 PM

Waiting for this lovely stage in Aylesbury to be filled with Steve Hackett and Co.

Foxtrot at Fifty tonight, so lots of Hogweed to look forward to.

Cheers!


Enjoy! I’m looking forward to seeing this show at the other end of the tour in a month’s time at Hammersmith. It’s nice to see someone like him doing a proper tour covering a lot of the country.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 13, 2022, 09:54:32 PM
You’ll be having a great time - Steve & he’s band are on top form!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2022, 10:36:56 PM
Hah!
Apologies for the brain f**t there. I had every intention of writing about lots of Sky Watching to look forward to, except that I had to get up and move my beer so the couple next to me could squeeze into their seats. We said hello, sat down, and I referenced a song that's 51 years old instead of 50  :-[

Anyway... It was brilliant!

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on September 15, 2022, 11:48:43 AM
Ian Prowse and band in Leicester tonight, looking forward to this. Wonder if he'll play Raid the Palace?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 15, 2022, 11:52:41 AM

Ian Prowse and band in Leicester tonight, looking forward to this. Wonder if he'll play Raid the Palace?


Don't know if you've seen the dialogue on Facebook?  He showed a short clip of him rehearsing the song and one person kicked off saying it was disrespectful.  Was soon shut down, and Ian has promised to play the song with a little extra vim on the current dates.  Roll on Halifax!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on September 15, 2022, 11:54:40 AM
No, I haven't what Facebook page?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 19, 2022, 11:48:25 PM
Wednesday, Roxy Music's 50th Anniversary Tour, Moody Center, Austin!

I've seen Messr. Ferry a couple of times, but never before the Full Roxy.

I confess I'm not all that familiar with their catalog. They charted only a handful of times in the states ("Love is the Drug," "More Than This," a couple others), and their music doesn't pop up on classic rock radio at all. This is a "now or never" opportunity.

Opener is St. Vincent, who is having her moment right now. I'm as excited about the opportunity to see her.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 20, 2022, 05:15:58 PM

No, I haven't what Facebook page?


On Prowsey's.  He put a clip up of a brief extract of a Raid The Palace rehearsal and was accused of being insensitive!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 21, 2022, 11:09:48 AM
The mighty Lankum are back (in Dublin)... https://twitter.com/foggynotions/status/1572512769248993282


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 21, 2022, 11:36:18 AM
Off to see local lad Jim Causley on Thursday night. He's doing a series of gigs with a folklore expert, telling stories and singing songs. Should be interesting.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 22, 2022, 02:09:28 PM
The Soundcarriers at The Carlton Club in Whalley Range, Manchester tonight. Can't wait for this, their first gig in more years than I can remember.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 22, 2022, 02:12:33 PM
Just been gifted two tickets for Toyah's Leeds gig, on Saturday. Should be fab!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 24, 2022, 01:21:49 PM
Rog (that's ranting Mr Waters to you) has 3 dates announced for next year...(I suspect they'll turn into multiple appearances at the venues but what do I know)

https://www.nme.com/news/music/roger-waters-announces-2023-uk-farewell-tour-3315833

Anybody know if there are any presales (and if so...)?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 24, 2022, 05:10:08 PM

Ian Prowse and band in Leicester tonight, looking forward to this. Wonder if he'll play Raid the Palace?


Ian (again) tonight in Manchester!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on September 24, 2022, 07:12:01 PM
I'm at that Friars Aylesbury again, waiting for some more prog to start. This time, Marillion, who I used to come and watch here (well, in the Civic Centre, but still the Friars Aylesbuty. Its complicated) when they were babies.

I've not seen Marillion (outside of Cropredy) since 1990-ish. They have a lot more bongos on the stage than they used to have.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 26, 2022, 12:13:17 AM

I'm at that Friars Aylesbury again, waiting for some more prog to start. This time, Marillion, who I used to come and watch here (well, in the Civic Centre, but still the Friars Aylesbuty. Its complicated) when they were babies.

I've not seen Marillion (outside of Cropredy) since 1990-ish. They have a lot more bongos on the stage than they used to have.

Cheers

Nick
Bongos!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 26, 2022, 12:48:44 AM
Next week - three shows in three nights:

Roger Waters - October 6, Moody Center Austin.
Bonnie Raitt/Marc Cohn - October 7, Majestic Theater, San Antonio.
Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald - October 8, Tobin Center, San Antonio.

The planned weekend in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, with its scenic river walk, museums, 18th-century missions, and vibrant dining scene, may yet be derailed if we can't find a boarding or petsitting solution for our hyperactive young pup. Wish me luck!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 26, 2022, 08:23:18 AM

Next week - three shows in three nights:

Roger Waters - October 6, Moody Center Austin.
Bonnie Raitt/Marc Cohn - October 7, Majestic Theater, San Antonio.
Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald - October 8, Tobin Center, San Antonio.

The planned weekend in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, with its scenic river walk, museums, 18th-century missions, and vibrant dining scene, may yet be derailed if we can't find a boarding or petsitting solution for our hyperactive young pup. Wish me luck!

Can't he come with you? He'd love a river walk!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on September 26, 2022, 10:50:20 AM
not to mention the dining experience !!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 28, 2022, 12:56:25 AM


Next week - three shows in three nights:

Roger Waters - October 6, Moody Center Austin.
Bonnie Raitt/Marc Cohn - October 7, Majestic Theater, San Antonio.
Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald - October 8, Tobin Center, San Antonio.

The planned weekend in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, with its scenic river walk, museums, 18th-century missions, and vibrant dining scene, may yet be derailed if we can't find a boarding or petsitting solution for our hyperactive young pup. Wish me luck!

Can't he come with you? He'd love a river walk!

not to mention the dining experience !!


Bliss - we found a trainer who will train and board him while we're gone. Off to San Antonio and then beautiful Maine, in time for the Fall colors (we hope). To those who have never seen Austin, we don't really have Fall here. Our seasons are summer, late summer, spring, and new summer.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 29, 2022, 05:11:57 PM
The Clientele at Omeara in London tomorrow. Unfortunately the return journey on Saturday clashes with the rail strike so it's a mind-numbing five and a half hours on the coach.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 01, 2022, 02:44:55 PM
Stiff Little Fingers tonight ion Sheffield.  A blast from my past!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 01, 2022, 03:33:03 PM
Peatbog Faeries are playing in Exeter soon, just when I have a work trip planned. Grr. I am trying to find a gig  buddy to come to Plymouth with me to see Bellowhead instead.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 02, 2022, 11:57:52 AM
Dare, playing in Leeds, next Thursday.

Been a fan since the the Eighties but I've never seen them live so I'm really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 02, 2022, 07:18:45 PM
3 weeks this evening, a talk by Brian Eno at the Barbican.  Should be interesting and stimulating.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 03, 2022, 09:01:50 AM

3 weeks this evening, a talk by Brian Eno at the Barbican.  Should be interesting and stimulating.


What's the basis of the talk - is there one?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 03, 2022, 10:12:18 AM
"Aside from his own recorded work, British composer, musician, and producer Brian Eno has helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the world’s most popular music artists over the past 50 years.
He is renowned for his pioneering work with ambient, generative and 3-dimensional music and has had over 300 audio-visual installations around the world since the early ‘80s.
He continues to exhibit worldwide.
His new album Foreverandevernomore will be released on October 14 and is his first song-based vocal album in many years.
In this rare, one-off talk, Eno will discuss his approach to 3-dimensional sound, the environment and where we are in the world just now.
The talk is connected to an audio installation Andevernomore: 1st Garden - an immersive sound experience centred around a full Dolby Atmos presentation of the new album set in the Barbican’s unique
Conservatory, the second largest in London".




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 03, 2022, 10:26:33 AM

"Aside from his own recorded work, British composer, musician, and producer Brian Eno has helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the world’s most popular music artists over the past 50 years.
He is renowned for his pioneering work with ambient, generative and 3-dimensional music and has had over 300 audio-visual installations around the world since the early ‘80s.
He continues to exhibit worldwide.
His new album Foreverandevernomore will be released on October 14 and is his first song-based vocal album in many years.
In this rare, one-off talk, Eno will discuss his approach to 3-dimensional sound, the environment and where we are in the world just now.
The talk is connected to an audio installation Andevernomore: 1st Garden - an immersive sound experience centred around a full Dolby Atmos presentation of the new album set in the Barbican’s unique
Conservatory, the second largest in London".





Sounds interesting.  Be nice if he brought a band with him...  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on October 03, 2022, 10:30:30 AM


"Aside from his own recorded work, British composer, musician, and producer Brian Eno has helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the world’s most popular music artists over the past 50 years.
He is renowned for his pioneering work with ambient, generative and 3-dimensional music and has had over 300 audio-visual installations around the world since the early ‘80s.
He continues to exhibit worldwide.
His new album Foreverandevernomore will be released on October 14 and is his first song-based vocal album in many years.
In this rare, one-off talk, Eno will discuss his approach to 3-dimensional sound, the environment and where we are in the world just now.
The talk is connected to an audio installation Andevernomore: 1st Garden - an immersive sound experience centred around a full Dolby Atmos presentation of the new album set in the Barbican’s unique
Conservatory, the second largest in London".





Sounds interesting.  Be nice if he brought a band with him...  ;) ;D


How about,, these blokes, Thompson, Mackay, Manzanera, Ferry and a bass player of their choice


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 03, 2022, 10:46:33 AM



"Aside from his own recorded work, British composer, musician, and producer Brian Eno has helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the world’s most popular music artists over the past 50 years.
He is renowned for his pioneering work with ambient, generative and 3-dimensional music and has had over 300 audio-visual installations around the world since the early ‘80s.
He continues to exhibit worldwide.
His new album Foreverandevernomore will be released on October 14 and is his first song-based vocal album in many years.
In this rare, one-off talk, Eno will discuss his approach to 3-dimensional sound, the environment and where we are in the world just now.
The talk is connected to an audio installation Andevernomore: 1st Garden - an immersive sound experience centred around a full Dolby Atmos presentation of the new album set in the Barbican’s unique
Conservatory, the second largest in London".





Sounds interesting.  Be nice if he brought a band with him...  ;) ;D


How about,, these blokes, Thompson, Mackay, Manzanera, Ferry and a bass player of their choice


Oh, go on then...  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 03, 2022, 11:55:39 AM
I could take my bass...  ::) Then there'd be 2 "non-musicians"!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 05, 2022, 04:59:21 PM
Good weekend coming up.....

Thursday - Tom Robinson - Barnoldswick
Friday - Ian Prowse - Appletreewick
Saturday - Leo Sayer - Holmfirth


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2022, 11:33:31 AM
Peatbog Faeries in a small venue locally on 13th. Could be very good.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 06, 2022, 01:53:35 PM

Good weekend coming up.....

Thursday - Tom Robinson - Barnoldswick
Friday - Ian Prowse - Appletreewick
Saturday - Leo Sayer - Holmfirth


I'm looking forward to Leo Sayer though I'll be seeing him in Bradford. Always great value live.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 06, 2022, 04:08:08 PM
Roger Waters, Moody Center, Austin, Texas, tonight!

I'm looking forward to some good old-fashioned prog.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on October 06, 2022, 09:59:22 PM

Roger Waters, Moody Center, Austin, Texas, tonight!

I'm looking forward to some good old-fashioned prog.


You'll also be treated to some new-fashioned politics.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 07, 2022, 07:46:18 AM


Roger Waters, Moody Center, Austin, Texas, tonight!

I'm looking forward to some good old-fashioned prog.


You'll also be treated to some new-fashioned politics.

Jules


I've always defended the contrary old sod but I think he's finally crossed over into the conspiracy nutters in recent weeks.  To the extent I don't think I want to go to his gig next year....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on October 07, 2022, 11:47:19 AM

I've always defended the contrary old sod but I think he's finally crossed over into the conspiracy nutters in recent weeks.  To the extent I don't think I want to go to his gig next year....


In agreement.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 07, 2022, 05:12:55 PM


I've always defended the contrary old sod but I think he's finally crossed over into the conspiracy nutters in recent weeks.  To the extent I don't think I want to go to his gig next year....


In agreement.

Jules


I'm sorry to hear that. We enjoyed the show, which is very heavy on politics and also touched on many, many high points of his career with PF. He seemed genuinely moved by his reception from a friendly and large crowd in Austin.

His recorded introduction said something like: "If you're one of those who think, 'I really love Pink Floyd but I don't like Roger Waters' politics,' then you should probably f-off to the bar."


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 07, 2022, 05:38:56 PM



I've always defended the contrary old sod but I think he's finally crossed over into the conspiracy nutters in recent weeks.  To the extent I don't think I want to go to his gig next year....


In agreement.

Jules


I'm sorry to hear that. We enjoyed the show, which is very heavy on politics and also touched on many, many high points of his career with PF. He seemed genuinely moved by his reception from a friendly and large crowd in Austin.

His recorded introduction said something like: "If you're one of those who think, 'I really love Pink Floyd but I don't like Roger Waters' politics,' then you should probably f-off to the bar."


 ;D  I rather care for that.  Basically, I've always largely agreed with his politics, particularly over Israel etc...but I think he's got himself into a ridiculous situation over Ukraine where some of his quite well justified criticisms of that particular country have tipped into a situation where he seems to be defending the indefensible with regards to Russia and Putin.  But as always in these circumstances we only know what the media tells us so there may be nuances that we're missing.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on October 07, 2022, 05:51:16 PM

I think he's got himself into a ridiculous situation over Ukraine where some of his quite well justified criticisms of that particular country have tipped into a situation where he seems to be defending the indefensible with regards to Russia and Putin.  But as always in these circumstances we only know what the media tells us so there may be nuances that we're missing.


The writer of that piece has published what he promises is a full transcript of that interview, so if there are indeed nuances, then they're very well hidden indeed.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 07, 2022, 05:52:16 PM


I think he's got himself into a ridiculous situation over Ukraine where some of his quite well justified criticisms of that particular country have tipped into a situation where he seems to be defending the indefensible with regards to Russia and Putin.  But as always in these circumstances we only know what the media tells us so there may be nuances that we're missing.


The writer of that piece has published what he promises is a full transcript of that interview, so if there are indeed nuances, then they're very well hidden indeed.

Jules


I think, sadly, you're absolutely right.  Just bizarre...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 10, 2022, 03:51:13 PM
Steeleye tonight in Blackburn.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 10, 2022, 04:41:50 PM
Sea Power at The Sugarmill in Hanley on Friday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on October 10, 2022, 05:22:58 PM
The brilliant German band FAUN are coming back to London after last year's triumphant gig at the Union Chaple.

This time it's at the Shepards Bush Empire on Friday 7th April.

Tickets are on sale now.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 10, 2022, 06:45:52 PM

Sea Power at The Sugarmill in Hanley on Friday.


Other half was asking...is this the full band or is there sheep-sitting going on in Skye again?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 10, 2022, 10:48:31 PM


Sea Power at The Sugarmill in Hanley on Friday.


Other half was asking...is this the full band or is there sheep-sitting going on in Skye again?


Full band as far as I'm aware.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 11, 2022, 09:55:53 AM
Uriah Heep tonight at St David's Hall Cardiff, postponed from 2 years ago. That's all concerts caught up except The Who and ELO who haven't rescheduled.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on October 12, 2022, 01:08:45 PM
Roxy music, for the first time since the mid/late 70’s and presumably the last time, tonight at the Manchester Arena


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2022, 01:18:45 PM

Roxy music, for the first time since the mid/late 70’s and presumably the last time, tonight at the Manchester Arena


If they're anything like as good as they were when I saw them in (I think) '99 you're in for a treat.  The stuff of the first three albums in particular (and there was plenty of it) was astonishing...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 12, 2022, 04:43:40 PM

Roxy music, for the first time since the mid/late 70’s and presumably the last time, tonight at the Manchester Arena


Maybe I'll see you there!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 12, 2022, 05:06:18 PM
Soon:

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult; Wishbone Ash; Soumik Datta.

Next March, Peatbog Fairies are playing Stroud Subscription Rooms.

1st October 2023 - Cheltenham Town Hall - Toyah and the Posh Pop band, with added Fripp - selections of the Sunday Lunchtime cover versions plus their own hits.  :o
(Tour dates on Toyah's website...)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2022, 06:46:37 PM

Soon:

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult; Wishbone Ash; Soumik Datta.

Next March, Peatbog Fairies are playing Stroud Subscription Rooms.

1st October 2023 - Cheltenham Town Hall - Toyah and the Posh Pop band, with added Fripp - selections of the Sunday Lunchtime cover versions plus their own hits.  :o
(Tour dates on Toyah's website...)



I wouldn't be at all surprised to see this lot headining at Cropredy next year...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 13, 2022, 10:42:38 AM


Soon:

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult; Wishbone Ash; Soumik Datta.

Next March, Peatbog Fairies are playing Stroud Subscription Rooms.

1st October 2023 - Cheltenham Town Hall - Toyah and the Posh Pop band, with added Fripp - selections of the Sunday Lunchtime cover versions plus their own hits.  :o
(Tour dates on Toyah's website...)



I wouldn't be at all surprised to see this lot headining at Cropredy next year...
That'd guarantee my attendance! And Mr Bridgwit's (he's a bit partial to Toyah...  ::) )


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on October 14, 2022, 11:52:04 AM
Unthanks on Sunday at Draper's Hall in Coventry, moved from Warwick Uni Arts Centre!

Far nicer venue - only been in the building once, briefly, a few years ago when it opened for a heritage weekend.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 14, 2022, 12:34:31 PM

Unthanks on Sunday at Draper's Hall in Coventry, moved from Warwick Uni Arts Centre!

Far nicer venue - only been in the building once, briefly, a few years ago when it opened for a heritage weekend.


All being well we're seeing them on Wed in Chester (which apparently is selling very badly) and on Sun afternoon in Hexham (which has sold out).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on October 15, 2022, 12:44:10 AM
Dr Feelgood in Pontardulais Arts Centre in November. I have some hopes of a decent night out.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on October 15, 2022, 09:28:43 AM
Nerina Pallott on 20th.

I'd never heard of this artist till a conversation with someone in an adjacent seat at a concert earlier this year. I like to take a chance on a performance by someone unfamiliar, just occasionally, maybe once a year. Last time it was Emily Portman, and she was okay.

20th is also my birthday,  so it's a chance to make the day different. I attend very few concerts these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 15, 2022, 09:48:53 AM
Got my ticket for FC at Tewkesbury next Feb, only to find out that The Residents' "Duck Stab 50th Anniversary" gig in Bristol that should have taken place last Feb 9th (and for which I bought a ticket about 18 months ago), has been rescheduled for the same evening.. B*gger!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 15, 2022, 11:21:20 AM
Just saw that Wilson & Wakeman are playing in Ilfracombe next March.  Better line that one up smartish!  I am disappointed at just how many concerts in Exeter (and area) I am missing these two weeks in Africa, after so long with little on the horizon.  Peatbogs and Ralph McTell are just two I would probably have travelled for otherwise  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on October 15, 2022, 01:29:24 PM
Caravan at the Epstein theatre in Liverpool this evening.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 15, 2022, 01:37:19 PM

Caravan at the Epstein theatre in Liverpool this evening.


I do like the Epstein...and I do like Caravan.  Enjoy :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 15, 2022, 05:18:16 PM
After a run of 7 gigs in 9 days I now have time off for good behaviour until The Unthanks on Friday, Joshua Burnell on Saturday and Deep Purple on Sunday!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 15, 2022, 05:30:43 PM

After a run of 7 gigs in 9 days I now have time off for good behaviour until The Unthanks on Friday, Joshua Burnell on Saturday and Deep Purple on Sunday!


Don't forget BOC!

I could look this up, but who's playing guitar with Purple now Morse is out?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on October 15, 2022, 05:35:52 PM


After a run of 7 gigs in 9 days I now have time off for good behaviour until The Unthanks on Friday, Joshua Burnell on Saturday and Deep Purple on Sunday!


Don't forget BOC!

I could look this up, but who's playing guitar with Purple now Morse is out?


Simon McBride, apparently. No, me neither.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on October 15, 2022, 06:34:37 PM
Blackbeard's Tea Party at Weston Rhyn near Oswestry next Friday night.

Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 16, 2022, 09:44:19 AM
The Dream Syndicate at Lafayette in London on Tuesday, another new venue for me.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 18, 2022, 04:03:13 PM
From Iain Matthews on FB:

Taking a short break from all the MSC planning to play a few shows with my pal Andy Roberts.
A mix of solo & Plainsong material.
Gonna be fun and a nice distraction
Books and box sets on sale. What more can you ask.
December
Thursday. 8th. Bulls Head. Barnes
Saturday. 10th. Mary Cryans house  
                           concert. Hull
Sunday. 11th. The Pidgeon Loft.
                         Pontefract
Monday. 12th. The Greys. Brighton


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 18, 2022, 06:26:04 PM
Tonight, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at Bass Concert Hall, Austin!

I saw him a few years ago at the symphony hall in Houston, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was knocked out when he decided to take a second run through Texas, and to come here (a lot of national and international tours continue to skip this fickle market, as you've heard me complain before).

Coming down from my first bout of Covid, I will be masked and ready to rock (or at least to sit quietly mesmerized).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 19, 2022, 09:29:18 AM

From Iain Matthews on FB:

Taking a short break from all the MSC planning to play a few shows with my pal Andy Roberts.
A mix of solo & Plainsong material.
Gonna be fun and a nice distraction
Books and box sets on sale. What more can you ask.
December
Thursday. 8th. Bulls Head. Barnes
Saturday. 10th. Mary Cryans house  
                           concert. Hull
Sunday. 11th. The Pidgeon Loft.
                         Pontefract
Monday. 12th. The Greys. Brighton


Thanks for this. Saw Iain in concert for the first time, last year, as part of the Matthews/Baartmans Conspiracy. It was an excellent show. He still sings like an angel. Hopefully, I'll be able to get tickets for the evening in Pontefract.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 19, 2022, 03:32:53 PM
Does anyone here like The Anchoress?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on October 26, 2022, 09:31:27 AM
Show of Hands in Birmingham tonight. Whilst I love Show of Hands, bit aggrieved at paying £36, no wonder it's sold poorly. Oysterband in couple of weeks is £27, with twice as many in the band to be paid  :-\


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on October 26, 2022, 10:41:39 AM

Does anyone here like The Anchoress?
Taken a listen. She's ok, but has yet to become a favourite.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 26, 2022, 11:08:12 AM
Lindisfarne on Thursday then Swiss hurdy-gurdy wielding rock band, Cellar Darling on Friday. Should be a varied & highly enjoyable couple of shows.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on October 28, 2022, 11:30:49 AM
"Swiss hurdy-gurdy wielding rock band" - now that's something you don't see every day!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on October 28, 2022, 06:49:25 PM
Just booked for Merry Hell, Martyn Joseph  and Jason Isbell . Two next month and Martyn in January.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on October 28, 2022, 09:55:21 PM
Bit unlikely but I have a ticket for Souad Massi at the Barbican on Saturday which I can’t  use. Free to anyone who wants to message me. She is amazing and this should be a great night.
Ticket is pdf so I can email.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on October 29, 2022, 09:40:33 AM
Gibert O'Sullivan Scunthorpe Baths Hall on Monday night.

He's cancelled twice already so fingers crossed it'll be third time lucky!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on October 29, 2022, 12:32:05 PM


From Iain Matthews on FB:

Taking a short break from all the MSC planning to play a few shows with my pal Andy Roberts.
A mix of solo & Plainsong material.
Gonna be fun and a nice distraction
Books and box sets on sale. What more can you ask.
December
Thursday. 8th. Bulls Head. Barnes
Saturday. 10th. Mary Cryans house  
                           concert. Hull
Sunday. 11th. The Pidgeon Loft.
                         Pontefract
Monday. 12th. The Greys. Brighton


Thanks for this. Saw Iain in concert for the first time, last year, as part of the Matthews/Baartmans Conspiracy. It was an excellent show. He still sings like an angel. Hopefully, I'll be able to get tickets for the evening in Pontefract.

Thanks Wayne. Just bought a ticket for the Brighton gig.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 30, 2022, 10:39:17 AM

"Swiss hurdy-gurdy wielding rock band" - now that's something you don't see every day!


Indeed. That's what sparked my curiosity!

Glad to be able to say that they were excellent. The singer, Anna Murphy, played flute and keyboards as well as hurdy-gurdy (often all within the same song!) and I wondered whether the instruments would get swamped in all the rock bombast but the sound engineer did a terrific job and they came through perfectly.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on October 30, 2022, 10:40:34 AM



From Iain Matthews on FB:

Taking a short break from all the MSC planning to play a few shows with my pal Andy Roberts.
A mix of solo & Plainsong material.
Gonna be fun and a nice distraction
Books and box sets on sale. What more can you ask.
December
Thursday. 8th. Bulls Head. Barnes
Saturday. 10th. Mary Cryans house  
                           concert. Hull
Sunday. 11th. The Pidgeon Loft.
                         Pontefract
Monday. 12th. The Greys. Brighton


Thanks for this. Saw Iain in concert for the first time, last year, as part of the Matthews/Baartmans Conspiracy. It was an excellent show. He still sings like an angel. Hopefully, I'll be able to get tickets for the evening in Pontefract.

Thanks Wayne. Just bought a ticket for the Brighton gig.


Should be a great night!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 30, 2022, 06:43:59 PM
I got quite excited when I saw the Waterboys are playing in Carlisle (not until next Autumn, mind).  Then I looked at the ticket price...£47.75 + charges.  Nah.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on October 30, 2022, 08:56:10 PM

I got quite excited when I saw the Waterboys are playing in Carlisle (not until next Autumn, mind).  Then I looked at the ticket price...£47.75 + charges.  Nah.


That's a sign of the times. The Waterboys have always been reasonably priced before.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on October 30, 2022, 09:53:00 PM


I got quite excited when I saw the Waterboys are playing in Carlisle (not until next Autumn, mind).  Then I looked at the ticket price...£47.75 + charges.  Nah.


That's a sign of the times. The Waterboys have always been reasonably priced before.

Jules
I understand that Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott keep their tickets at a max of £30. Their gigs tend to sell out.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 31, 2022, 08:41:35 AM


I got quite excited when I saw the Waterboys are playing in Carlisle (not until next Autumn, mind).  Then I looked at the ticket price...£47.75 + charges.  Nah.


That's a sign of the times. The Waterboys have always been reasonably priced before.

Jules


Both the price, and my non-attendance...which will ultimately feed through to higher prices, I guess.  Like most supposedly self-regulating markets in late-Capitalism, this one is very broken indeed...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on October 31, 2022, 09:25:53 AM
Again, a film of a gig, rather than a gig.

Grateful Dead in 1972, Tivoli Theatre.

There are limited showings of this. It's billed as Meet Up at the Movies.

https://www.facebook.com/gratefuldead/videos/509365841040864/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 31, 2022, 09:55:02 AM

Again, a film of a gig, rather than a gig.

Grateful Dead in 1972, Tivoli Theatre.

There are limited showings of this. It's billed as Meet Up at the Movies.

https://www.facebook.com/gratefuldead/videos/509365841040864/


If I was in Chester I'd have gone to Liverpool, but there's nothing near me, sadly.  It's a great gig anyway...enjoy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on October 31, 2022, 10:14:51 AM


Again, a film of a gig, rather than a gig.

Grateful Dead in 1972, Tivoli Theatre.

There are limited showings of this. It's billed as Meet Up at the Movies.

https://www.facebook.com/gratefuldead/videos/509365841040864/


If I was in Chester I'd have gone to Liverpool, but there's nothing near me, sadly.  It's a great gig anyway...enjoy.


Thanks David. I even persuaded a Dead neophyte to go.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 02, 2022, 09:37:51 AM
Bellowhead on Nov 19th in Plymouth, and Show of Hands in Exmouth on 2nd Dec.

(reposted in the correct thread this time)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 02, 2022, 10:03:17 AM
Excellent Eighties rock throwback Chez Kane, on Saturday, the Mary Wallopers - a band I'm aware of but not heard - the following Monday and Fontaines DC, the day after.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DawnG on November 02, 2022, 10:22:41 AM
Bellowhead in Portsmouth on 10th Nov & Oxford on 11th


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 02, 2022, 11:21:23 AM
Bellowhead, Cardiff, 20 Nov.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 02, 2022, 01:39:53 PM

Bellowhead, Cardiff, 20 Nov.


Ditto + DP@75 in Dudley tonight & Go Go Penguin in London tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 02, 2022, 02:03:09 PM


Bellowhead, Cardiff, 20 Nov.


Ditto + DP@75 in Dudley tonight & Go Go Penguin in London tomorrow.  :)


Never heard of GGP, but they look intriguing....  I hope Peggy's bash is fun.  Richard's not in the country is he - one last fling for the GPs?   ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 02, 2022, 03:34:06 PM
Bonnie Raitt with Marc Cohn, tonight, Moody Theater at ACL Live!

Our patience will be rewarded tonight. Bonnie had to postpone her October show in San Antonio due to a cold (not Covid thankfully). We returned those tickets and bought obscenely expensive after-market tickets to tonight's Austin show, which sold out months ago. She's one of our musical heroes; I first saw her live in 1998, but Mrs. J From A saw her in the early days. We will always come back to Bonnie.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 02, 2022, 03:57:48 PM

Excellent Eighties rock throwback Chez Kane, on Saturday,


Chez Kane tomorrow in Blackpool!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David V B on November 02, 2022, 05:22:10 PM
Wishbone Ash at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 02, 2022, 06:11:53 PM


Excellent Eighties rock throwback Chez Kane, on Saturday,


Chez Kane tomorrow in Blackpool!


Excellent! Be curious to hear your thoughts, afterwards.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 02, 2022, 07:27:16 PM

Bonnie Raitt with Marc Cohn, tonight, Moody Theater at ACL Live!

Our patience will be rewarded tonight. Bonnie had to postpone her October show in San Antonio due to a cold (not Covid thankfully). We returned those tickets and bought obscenely expensive after-market tickets to tonight's Austin show, which sold out months ago. She's one of our musical heroes; I first saw her live in 1998, but Mrs. J From A saw her in the early days. We will always come back to Bonnie.
Saw her supporting James Taylor a few years ago, blew me away. She’d be great at Cropredy…  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 02, 2022, 08:13:13 PM


Bonnie Raitt with Marc Cohn, tonight, Moody Theater at ACL Live!

Our patience will be rewarded tonight. Bonnie had to postpone her October show in San Antonio due to a cold (not Covid thankfully). We returned those tickets and bought obscenely expensive after-market tickets to tonight's Austin show, which sold out months ago. She's one of our musical heroes; I first saw her live in 1998, but Mrs. J From A saw her in the early days. We will always come back to Bonnie.
Saw her supporting James Taylor a few years ago, blew me away. She’d be great at Cropredy…  :D


That would give everyone something to talk about.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on November 02, 2022, 08:29:09 PM
Just booked the Churchfitters  Christmas show Osmington Village Hall,  Dorset 11th Dec one of  Peggy's favourites.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on November 03, 2022, 11:02:14 AM

Just booked the Churchfitters  Christmas show Osmington Village Hall,  Dorset 11th Dec one of  Peggy's favourites.  

I saw them at Otford (Kent) Hall a few months ago, they were excellent. Enjoy!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on November 03, 2022, 11:19:09 AM
Was intending to book for Ryan Adams at Manchester Opera House this morning but £140 including fees for a pair of tickets is a bit too rich for me. Haven't missed a Ryan tour going back to Whiskeytown in '98 but I'm not paying that. Interesting that even several hours after the start of the pre-sale I could have still got front row stalls which would suggest they're hardly flying out.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2022, 11:46:39 AM

Was intending to book for Ryan Adams at Manchester Opera House this morning but £140 including fees for a pair of tickets is a bit too rich for me. Haven't missed a Ryan tour going back to Whiskeytown in '98 but I'm not paying that. Interesting that even several hours after the start of the pre-sale I could have still got front row stalls which would suggest they're hardly flying out.


I was toying with that (it must be legal to talk about Ryan again - phew) but, yeah - stupid prices.  He's not even bringing a band!  And I was complaining about the Waterboys being £50. As I seem to be saying about so many things on an almost daily basis, the economics don't make sense any more...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on November 03, 2022, 01:11:11 PM


Just booked the Churchfitters  Christmas show Osmington Village Hall,  Dorset 11th Dec one of  Peggy's favourites.  

I saw them at Otford (Kent) Hall a few months ago, they were excellent. Enjoy!


It's not long ago since I  saw them last , same venue in Osmington around June time . The village hall there has become a regular stop off when they are over in the UK  - I think this will be the 5th time we have seen them there,  twice as a quartet with their excellent percussionist Margaux - a rare treat!  There Xmas show is very creative and novel .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 04, 2022, 12:35:38 AM
Dr Feelgood at Pontardawe Arts Centre this Saturday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 04, 2022, 09:21:24 AM

Dr Feelgood at Pontardarwe Arts Centre this Saturday.


Who on earth is in them these days?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 04, 2022, 02:30:11 PM
Apparently

    Kevin Morris
    Phil H. Mitchell
    Robert Kane
    Gordon Russell


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 04, 2022, 02:33:42 PM


Cripes, 3 of them have been in there well over 2 decades, but it still doesn't feel quite right to me.  I'd be interested to hear what you think...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 04, 2022, 02:34:46 PM


It seems likely to be a lively evening.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 04, 2022, 03:59:49 PM
1980's Liverpool popsters China Crisis tomorrow at Acapela near Cardiff.

I drag Mike to prog so he drags me to 80's bands. Neither of us minds that much...  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on November 04, 2022, 09:51:03 PM
re Dr Feelgood , I'm usually quite scathing , as is Wilko , regarding the current line up

But to be honest , they put on a pretty decent show , so imagine it has nothing to do with the legendary line ups and you'll be fine
Still wish they had stuck with Pete Gage as the frontman and changed the band name
"From The Feelgoods" maybe ?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 05, 2022, 10:04:19 AM


Chez Kane tomorrow in Blackpool!


Excellent! Be curious to hear your thoughts, afterwards.  :)


Fun evening.  2 guitars, bass and drums line up.  Around 75 minutes drawn from her two albums with Mr Big cover for an encore.  Chez was in great voice, and was happy to chat / sign afterwards.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 05, 2022, 10:46:43 AM



Chez Kane tomorrow in Blackpool!


Excellent! Be curious to hear your thoughts, afterwards.  :)


Fun evening.  2 guitars, bass and drums line up.  Around 75 minutes drawn from her two albums with Mr Big cover for an encore.  Chez was in great voice, and was happy to chat / sign afterwards.  


Interesting that there is no keyboard player. Were they backing-tracked in? Regardless, it seems that it should be a great night. Cheers!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 05, 2022, 11:45:32 PM



It seems likely to be a lively evening.
It was a lively evening. Relentless rock with a blues number thrown in, 80 minutes including encore with no break and goodnight. All done by 21:30. Since they don't have any gigs for the next 5 days I guess they're on the M4 going home as I type this.

Gordon Russell, their guitarist, was really the star of the show. Their singer, Robert Kane was enthusiastic but not on top form, we felt. Drummer Kevin Morris & bassist Phil H. Mitchell were both excellent.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 06, 2022, 08:19:42 AM




It seems likely to be a lively evening.
It was a lively evening. Relentless rock with a blues number thrown in, 80 minutes including encore with no break and goodnight. All done by 21:30. Since they don't have any gigs for the next 5 days I guess they're on the M4 going home as I type this.

Gordon Russell, their guitarist, was really the star of the show. Their singer, Robert Kane was enthusiastic but not on top form, we felt. Drummer Kevin Morris & bassist Phil H. Mitchell were both excellent.


Think I'm right in saying he's the new boy....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 06, 2022, 08:49:36 AM
Sort of. He was in the band 1983–1989, rejoining in 2021 after Steve Walwyn, who filled the gap, quit.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2022, 02:32:55 PM

Sort of. He was in the band 1983–1989, rejoining in 2021 after Steve Walwyn, who filled the gap, quit.


Oh, he'd have been the guitarist when I first saw them then....

In other news, sadly this week's John Cale gigs are all postponed due to a Covid outbreak..Friday's Liverpool gig is now on 6 Feb


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on November 07, 2022, 03:09:38 PM
This Thursday, Soumik Datta at Gloucester Guildhall, and Wishbone Ash at the same venue next week!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 07, 2022, 04:47:16 PM
Next up - Elvis Costello and Friends (his friends include Roseanne Cash and Charlie Sexton), December 2, Moody Theater at ACL Live!

This may be the final concert of 2022 unless something else exciting comes along. Maybe Experience Hendrix on December 4? (Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton.)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2022, 05:18:06 PM

Maybe Experience Hendrix on December 4? (Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton.)


That sounds rather entertaining...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 07, 2022, 06:46:25 PM


Maybe Experience Hendrix on December 4? (Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton.)


That sounds rather entertaining...


Mrs. J From A passes (she saw the real thing, after all) but I can't resist.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 08, 2022, 12:31:19 PM
Well this is exciting...but will be exceedingly difficult to obtain tickets for, I'm sure

https://petergabriel.com/news/i-o-the-tour-announced/

Update:  Lol  :o ;D https://twitter.com/GiantsDiscovery/status/1589955495103967234


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on November 08, 2022, 01:25:38 PM
Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 08, 2022, 02:31:14 PM

Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


A thousand pound weekend...nah, you're alright.  Rock n Roll is a rich person's game these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 08, 2022, 02:40:00 PM


Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


A thousand pound weekend...nah, you're alright.  Rock n Roll is a rich person's game these days.
There was a time when I would have booked it on the spot (not Springsteen, I'm not a fan) but as a soon-to-be pensioner I have to be a bit more choosy on who I spend my pennies on... smaller artists at smaller venues from now on!

He is rather amazing live though. I've cried every time I've seen him  ::)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 08, 2022, 02:41:33 PM



Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


A thousand pound weekend...nah, you're alright.  Rock n Roll is a rich person's game these days.
There was a time when I would have booked it on the spot (not Springsteen, I'm not a fan) but as a soon-to-be pensioner I have to be a bit more choosy on who I spend my pennies on... smaller artists at smaller venues from now on!

He is rather amazing live though. I've cried every time I've seen him  ::)


Well book a ticket and you can start snivelling straight away...  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 08, 2022, 02:45:15 PM




Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


A thousand pound weekend...nah, you're alright.  Rock n Roll is a rich person's game these days.
There was a time when I would have booked it on the spot (not Springsteen, I'm not a fan) but as a soon-to-be pensioner I have to be a bit more choosy on who I spend my pennies on... smaller artists at smaller venues from now on!

He is rather amazing live though. I've cried every time I've seen him  ::)


Well book a ticket and you can start snivelling straight away...  ;) ;D
Happy to sit at home in comfort with a bottle of something decent and red, a few snacks and watch a DVD! And nobody tall in front of me to block my view  8)

I don't snivel. My eyes well up and I silently weep   ;) wouldn't want to embarrass anyone!



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 08, 2022, 02:48:30 PM





Expensive as well £95 - £200 in Birmingham. Could be a good weekend though, Springsteen is in Birmingham the night before  :)


A thousand pound weekend...nah, you're alright.  Rock n Roll is a rich person's game these days.
There was a time when I would have booked it on the spot (not Springsteen, I'm not a fan) but as a soon-to-be pensioner I have to be a bit more choosy on who I spend my pennies on... smaller artists at smaller venues from now on!

He is rather amazing live though. I've cried every time I've seen him  ::)


Well book a ticket and you can start snivelling straight away...  ;) ;D
Happy to sit at home in comfort with a bottle of something decent and red, a few snacks and watch a DVD! And nobody tall in front of me to block my view  8)

I don't snivel. My eyes well up and I silently weep   ;) wouldn't want to embarrass anyone!




Oh I sob at gigs (and not that silently) all the bloody time...I wasn't having a pop.  You should have seen me when VdGG played Refugees!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2022, 02:50:18 PM

 And nobody tall in front of me to block my view


 :-[


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 08, 2022, 03:48:24 PM


 And nobody tall in front of me to block my view


 :-[

Not a problem you get, eh Nick?  ;D  On the other hand I have tons of leg room on planes  8)



Oh I sob at gigs (and not that silently) all the bloody time...I wasn't having a pop.  You should have seen me when VdGG played Refugees!


 ;D

Nowt wrong with that!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on November 08, 2022, 04:01:21 PM
Dave Cousins is playing a solo charity gig at the George IV in Chiswick on the 21st.  It will be his only gig for the foreseeable future.  Dave has had some serious health issues in recent months, but he is on the mend and a new Strawbs album is expected in 2023.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on November 08, 2022, 04:43:58 PM
Thea Gilmore at The Acapela in Pentyrch next Sunday (13th Nov) and Squeeze at St David's Hall, Cardiff the following Friday (18th). Two very different evenings in store with one thing in common - great songs, with memorable lyrics.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 08, 2022, 05:15:00 PM
Fontaines D.C. this evening. Don't know a vast amount about them but I've enjoyed what I've heard so hopefully, it'll be a decent night.

Slightly annoyingly, though, it's at a venue that I really don't like at all. Should have checked more closely when I bought the tickets, which, weirdly enough, was from a different venue's website.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on November 08, 2022, 05:33:41 PM
PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 08, 2022, 05:35:08 PM

PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Did you have to sell a bike?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 08, 2022, 09:14:56 PM

PG ticket booked (Manchester).  
Jealous  >:(

Seriously, I hope you enjoy it immensely.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2022, 09:23:50 PM

Thea Gilmore at The Acapela in Pentyrch next Sunday (13th Nov) and Squeeze at St David's Hall, Cardiff the following Friday (18th). Two very different evenings in store with one thing in common - great songs, with memorable lyrics.


Snap! Sort of. Saw Squeeze last week at Oxford (Don't forget food donation!) and am seeing Thea Gilmore in Swindon on the 19th. Would've liked to see her in Oxford at the Holywell Music Rooms (superb venue, perfect for her) but that gig clashes with Bellowhead.

Three gigs in a month! Feels positively pre-covidian.

Cheers

Nick



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on November 09, 2022, 09:17:39 AM

Dave Cousins is playing a solo charity gig at the George IV in Chiswick on the 21st.  It will be his only gig for the foreseeable future.  Dave has had some serious health issues in recent months, but he is on the mend and a new Strawbs album is expected in 2023.




Looking forward to that new album.  Settlement was the best one in a while.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on November 09, 2022, 10:32:49 AM


PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Did you have to sell a bike?


Hahaha... ;D

Not quite - up in the gods, so about £65, give or take the usual few quid for admin, "handling" etc.  PG is probably the only really big "name" I'd still like to see...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 09, 2022, 02:56:18 PM



PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Did you have to sell a bike?


Hahaha... ;D

Not quite - up in the gods, so about £65, give or take the usual few quid for admin, "handling" etc.  PG is probably the only really big "name" I'd still like to see...


He's reportedly lining up U.S. dates for next summer/fall. He rarely comes to Texas (we saw him in 2011 in Grand Prairie, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth), but I'd be willing to travel for the opportunity.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 09, 2022, 03:23:12 PM




PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Did you have to sell a bike?


Hahaha... ;D

Not quite - up in the gods, so about £65, give or take the usual few quid for admin, "handling" etc.  PG is probably the only really big "name" I'd still like to see...


He's reportedly lining up U.S. dates for next summer/fall. He rarely comes to Texas (we saw him in 2011 in Grand Prairie, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth), but I'd be willing to travel for the opportunity.


Do we know the band?  Presumably T-Lev?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 09, 2022, 03:47:50 PM
The (4-piece) Unthanks/Hector Gannet plus Print Exhibition in Alnmouth Sat Dec 10.  Well, I'm in.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hibernal-festivus-print-exhibition-the-unthanks-hector-gannet-tickets-463621974807?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 09, 2022, 04:32:06 PM





PG ticket booked (Manchester).  


Did you have to sell a bike?


Hahaha... ;D

Not quite - up in the gods, so about £65, give or take the usual few quid for admin, "handling" etc.  PG is probably the only really big "name" I'd still like to see...


He's reportedly lining up U.S. dates for next summer/fall. He rarely comes to Texas (we saw him in 2011 in Grand Prairie, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth), but I'd be willing to travel for the opportunity.


Do we know the band?  Presumably T-Lev?


Most definitely. From the official announcement: "For the shows, Gabriel will be joined by regular band-mates Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché." https://petergabriel.com/news/i-o-the-tour-announced/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 10, 2022, 12:24:22 PM
Pete and Rog https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/events/carol-service-2022/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on November 10, 2022, 04:57:19 PM
Oysterband in Stroud on the 25th


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 10, 2022, 05:10:11 PM
Just saw Wishbone Ash are playing tomorrow night in Exeter. But even if there are tickets left, all the family is coming for Saturday's Carnival here - a fun event featuring blazing tar barrels, as well as floats pulled through the streets behing large tractors.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 11, 2022, 03:34:18 PM
John Power from The Cast tonight in Knowsley.  Don't know much about the band, but the great Ian Prowse & Amsterdam (acoustic) is doing the support, so for £8 I'll get my 8th chance to see Prowsey this year!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on November 11, 2022, 03:38:13 PM

John Power
Wasn't he the bass player in the La's too


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 11, 2022, 04:19:33 PM


John Power
Wasn't he the bass player in the La's too


Don't know!  I'm sure I'll recognise something he'll play.  Zazu opening, whom I know even less about....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on November 11, 2022, 09:11:09 PM


John Power
Wasn't he the bass player in the La's too


Yes, yes he was


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 12, 2022, 10:24:07 AM



John Power
Wasn't he the bass player in the La's too


Yes, yes he was


.....anmd he was pretty good.  Even recognised a song or two!  Zuzu (sorry for getting it wrong before) was a young Liverpudlian lass with some catchy songs.  Will investigate further.  Ian was brilliant of course!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on November 14, 2022, 11:38:18 PM
Bonnie Raitt UK/Ireland 2023:

Jun 01 2023 Dublin, Vicar Street
Jun 03 2023 London, Palladium
Jun 06 2023 Bournemouth, Pavilion
Jun 07 2023 Oxford, New Theatre Oxford
Jun 09 2023 Sage Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead (Sage One)
Jun 11 2023 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Jun 14 2023 Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall
Jun 15 2023 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Jun 17 2023 Kent, Black Deer Festival

She's also hitting Australia earlier in 2023. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on November 15, 2022, 09:14:30 AM
Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 15, 2022, 10:02:19 AM

Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on November 15, 2022, 10:28:56 AM

Bonnie Raitt UK/Ireland 2023:

Jun 01 2023 Dublin, Vicar Street
Jun 03 2023 London, Palladium
Jun 06 2023 Bournemouth, Pavilion
Jun 07 2023 Oxford, New Theatre Oxford
Jun 09 2023 Sage Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead (Sage One)
Jun 11 2023 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Jun 14 2023 Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall
Jun 15 2023 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Jun 17 2023 Kent, Black Deer Festival

She's also hitting Australia earlier in 2023. Highly recommended.

Might catch her at the Black Deer Fest. Loved her when I saw her live in London 30 years ago, but  the more recent stuff of hers I've heard hasn't appealed, lacks the bluesy balls of her early music.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 15, 2022, 10:58:04 AM


Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 15, 2022, 12:44:03 PM



Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


I'm seeing them on Saturday!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on November 15, 2022, 01:09:21 PM




Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


I'm seeing them on Saturday!


You're all in for a treat. The show at Oxford was exceptional.

No spoilers except ...



 ... Enjoy!



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 15, 2022, 02:40:09 PM



Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!
You will!  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on November 16, 2022, 11:58:35 AM
Well!..That says a lot about the community I live in...Received an email this morning from The Beacon centre in Wantage, to let me know that the Led Zeppelin/Deep Purple tribute band concert next week is cancelled & a refund will follow... Poor ticket sales I am guessing on checking the website seating plan a few days ago!...Bizarrely, a wine tasting evening next month at the same venue, has limited availability & will likely sell out... People Eh!  ???


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 16, 2022, 02:31:52 PM
The Heimatdamisch, tomorrow evening. Bavarian oompah versions of pop and rock classics. Should be a belter.

Love this Kim Wilde cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3D5yhttEjg


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 16, 2022, 02:42:15 PM





Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


I'm seeing them on Saturday!


You're all in for a treat. The show at Oxford was exceptional.

No spoilers except ...



 ... Enjoy!




I saw some photos from one of the concerts. Who is the lass playing fiddle and oboe (replacing Paul Sartin, I assume)?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on November 16, 2022, 03:09:46 PM






Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


I'm seeing them on Saturday!


You're all in for a treat. The show at Oxford was exceptional.

No spoilers except ...



 ... Enjoy!




I saw some photos from one of the concerts. Who is the lass playing fiddle and oboe (replacing Paul Sartin, I assume)?


Sally Hawkins, I think


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 16, 2022, 03:23:14 PM







Bellowhead Wednesday evening up the road! ;)
We have them Sunday. Very excited!  :D :D :D


See you there!


I'm seeing them on Saturday!


You're all in for a treat. The show at Oxford was exceptional.

No spoilers except ...



 ... Enjoy!




I saw some photos from one of the concerts. Who is the lass playing fiddle and oboe (replacing Paul Sartin, I assume)?


Sally Hawkins, I think


Not the actress, I presume?  Or is she *that* talented?!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on November 16, 2022, 03:47:52 PM
Cowboy Junkies — Buxton Saturday. We love em .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on November 16, 2022, 11:42:27 PM
Caution Horses my favourite Americana album. Enjoy 😀


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on November 17, 2022, 10:50:14 AM
Caution Horses is  the album that got me “in to “ them .I’ve been a fan ever since. I don’t think they’ve done a bad album ever.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on November 17, 2022, 10:54:08 AM
Churchfitters 10 December at Nettleham ,Lincoln. A small gaggle of my Morris team are going too . Should be good .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on November 17, 2022, 10:56:18 AM
Some more Americana at St Edith's club in Otford (nr. Sevenoaks) Friday week - the Curst Sons (whoop-it-up Americana, all the way from Brighton!). See

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/527856

The club has "A Winter Union" on two weeks after, but as a true Bah-Humbug man, I'll give that one a miss


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 17, 2022, 12:26:19 PM

Shoutybonce in Cardiff on Sunday. Can't wait.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on November 17, 2022, 02:56:15 PM
Gigs a little like buses at the moment, been nothing for a few weeks, then Merry Hell last night followed by Saw Doctors, Gerry Colvin, Bellowhead and Martin Stephenson from Saturday to Tuesday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 17, 2022, 05:09:52 PM
Woman to Woman tonight with Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, Julia Fordham & Rumur (who I have never heard of!).  Also,l managed to get tickets for John Tams on Saturday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 19, 2022, 07:14:11 PM
Am in Acapela, Cardiff waiting for Los Endos, a Genesis tribute. They have some amazing instruments on stage & they come highly recommended so should be a good night!  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on November 19, 2022, 09:23:21 PM
Trials Of Cato tomorrow night.

They were the last band I saw before lockdown but this'll be the first time I've caught a show since Will Addison left and Polly Bolton joined the band. She's an excellent musician but Will was a huge part of the sound so I'm slightly trepidatious.

Fingers crossed though.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 19, 2022, 10:43:05 PM


Shoutybonce in Cardiff on Sunday. Can't wait.  :)
See you there!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 20, 2022, 12:29:34 AM

Am in Acapela, Cardiff waiting for Los Endos, a Genesis tribute. They have some amazing instruments on stage & they come highly recommended so should be a good night!  :D


We'll be at Acapela next Saturday for Magenta.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Malcolm on November 20, 2022, 09:59:03 AM



Shoutybonce in Cardiff on Sunday. Can't wait.  :)
See you there!


Likewise.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 20, 2022, 11:44:19 AM


Am in Acapela, Cardiff waiting for Los Endos, a Genesis tribute. They have some amazing instruments on stage & they come highly recommended so should be a good night!  :D


We'll be at Acapela next Saturday for Magenta.
I can’t make that  :( have a great evening


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on November 24, 2022, 04:16:25 PM
Forthcoming :

Saturday - Magenta - Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, near Cardiff
Monday - Bellowhead - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday - Victor & Kyla Brox - Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on November 29, 2022, 11:20:05 AM
Some seriously interesting 2023 tours:

Alison Russell (playing at Black Deer Fest, June 16th - hopefully elsewhere too)

Eric Bibb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea, May 9th and presumably more to come

Show of Hands doing a tour with Michael Wood(!) on "Songs from the English Radical tradition", dates TBC

Bob Fox / Jez Lowe / Julie Matthews "In The Footsteps Of Ewan McColl" in May see https://www.bobfoxmusic.com/





Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 29, 2022, 11:48:01 AM

Some seriously interesting 2023 tours:

Alison Russell (playing at Black Deer Fest, June 16th - hopefully elsewhere too)

Eric Bibb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea, May 9th and presumably more to come

Show of Hands doing a tour with Michael Wood(!) on "Songs from the English Radical tradition", dates TBC

Bob Fox / Jez Lowe / Julie Matthews "In The Footsteps Of Ewan McColl" in May see https://www.bobfoxmusic.com/



Not quite sure where I found these now, but the SoH and Michael Wood dates are:

May 2023
10    Queens College, Taunton
11    The Stables, Milton Keynes
12    The Apex, Bury
13    The Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Dorchester
17    The Roses Theatre, Tewksbury
18    Ludlow Assembly Rooms
19    The Civic, Barnsley
21    Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford
24    The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
25    St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook
26    Folk in the Barn @ Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Canterbury
27    The Exchange, Twickenham
28    Theatre Royal, Winchester

Kirsty Merryn is also involved.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 29, 2022, 12:19:42 PM
Not a gig, but the Willy Russell (I don't know, will he?) musical Blood Brothers tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Got my hankies ready.... ::)

This was booked well before we realised that there's a certain footie match on tonight, so we're going to try and stay away from the score and watch it when we get home. I can predict the outcome tho....  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on November 29, 2022, 01:44:18 PM
John McLaughlin, with the latest (re-)incarnation of Shakti have stared releasing dates for concerts in 2023 - nothing in the UK as yet.  I shall be keeping an eye on their website...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on November 29, 2022, 02:14:34 PM


Not quite sure where I found these now, but the SoH and Michael Wood dates are:


I saw those dates on the latest SoH email newsletter along with news of a gig they're doing at the Royal Albert Hall on the 10th of April with guests Track Dogs. At the end it says -

"And finally, we will be taking a break in 2023 and there will be no Abbotsbury, but we look forward to returning to the beautiful sub-tropical gardens in 2024."

Don't know if that means a break from other live dates but I see they are joining RT on his Rhine River Cruise next June.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on November 29, 2022, 03:41:20 PM
Ah yes, that must be where I saw it. Not on the website yet though.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 29, 2022, 10:04:22 PM

Not a gig, but the Willy Russell (I don't know, will he?) musical Blood Brothers tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Got my hankies ready.... ::)

This was booked well before we realised that there's a certain footie match on tonight, so we're going to try and stay away from the score and watch it when we get home. I can predict the outcome tho....  :(


I'm not big on musicals but that is a good one. Have you seen it before?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 29, 2022, 10:18:46 PM

I'm not big on musicals but that is a good one. Have you seen it before?


We saw it many years ago. It's very good.

From the same author that brought you "Educating Rita".


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 30, 2022, 01:22:56 AM


Not a gig, but the Willy Russell (I don't know, will he?) musical Blood Brothers tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Got my hankies ready.... ::)

This was booked well before we realised that there's a certain footie match on tonight, so we're going to try and stay away from the score and watch it when we get home. I can predict the outcome tho....  :(


I'm not big on musicals but that is a good one. Have you seen it before?
It’s our 4th time. It was fabulous! My eyes started welling up about 3 minutes in…  ::)

It was the opening night but I was delighted to see the theatre packed. Great too see people out and about enjoying live music & theatre again 😀


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on November 30, 2022, 05:06:02 PM
I think "upcoming" can now mean next year  ;) ...   Trad Arrr at Wavendon Stables, Milton Keynes, on 4 March.  When I booked yesterday very few tickets had been sold, so, if you can, please do get booking ... by all accounts it will be well worth it. I'd hate to miss it due to insufficient tickets having been sold, having missed out on last year's attempt to see them due to the band catching covid.





Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2022, 11:34:36 PM
Talking of TRADarrr, Marion has confirmed that pre-Cropredy Wednesday night is TRADarrr night once more. The venue is confirmed as the Brasenose.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 01, 2022, 09:11:13 AM
Next year's Folk Fell at Holker Hall in the Lakes...

Anyone been to this before...good event, well run?

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folk-fell-tickets-466249674327


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on December 01, 2022, 07:39:27 PM

Next year's Folk Fell at Holker Hall in the Lakes...

Anyone been to this before...good event, well run?

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folk-fell-tickets-466249674327

Great event and really nice venue, I worked there as a Gardener in the late 1980's and it was very well organised, and a great atmosphere despite the fact it absolutely pissed it down. I think they get a full set of Lakeman's by getting Seth this year, and probably all of Equation.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 01, 2022, 08:44:12 PM


Next year's Folk Fell at Holker Hall in the Lakes...

Anyone been to this before...good event, well run?

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folk-fell-tickets-466249674327

Great event and really nice venue, I worked there as a Gardener in the late 1980's and it was very well organised, and a great atmosphere despite the fact it absolutely pissed it down. I think they get a full set of Lakeman's by getting Seth this year, and probably all of Equation.



Thanks, Brendan....we're very tempted although I'm always surprised to remember how far the South Lakes are from the North!  Gets expensive if we have to factor accommodation in...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on December 02, 2022, 08:27:05 AM
Edward II at Band on the Wall in Manchester tonight.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on December 02, 2022, 10:07:42 AM
Saw Doctors at the Manchester Apollo (or whatever it's called these days) tonight.
Six years since the last time they toured and that was after a 5 year break
Just hope I don't regret getting standing tickets and steer clear of black eyes etc this time :o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on December 02, 2022, 10:20:55 AM

Saw Doctors at the Manchester Apollo (or whatever it's called these days) tonight.
Six years since the last time they toured and that was after a 5 year break
Just hope I don't regret getting standing tickets and steer clear of black eyes etc this time :o


I was there on Wednesday watching First Aid Kit.

Black eyes??


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on December 02, 2022, 03:21:03 PM



Next year's Folk Fell at Holker Hall in the Lakes...

Anyone been to this before...good event, well run?

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folk-fell-tickets-466249674327

Great event and really nice venue, I worked there as a Gardener in the late 1980's and it was very well organised, and a great atmosphere despite the fact it absolutely pissed it down. I think they get a full set of Lakeman's by getting Seth this year, and probably all of Equation.



Thanks, Brendan....we're very tempted although I'm always surprised to remember how far the South Lakes are from the North!  Gets expensive if we have to factor accommodation in...

I have just booked for myself, Nikki and my parents, so they must have enjoyed it last year too.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 02, 2022, 03:28:57 PM
Tonight, Elvis Costello and Friends at ACL Live!

Sunday, Experience Hendrix celebrates Jimi's 80th birthday, at the same venue!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on December 03, 2022, 11:30:44 AM

Edward II at Band on the Wall in Manchester tonight.


Twas fab wasn't it.  Apart from the ridiculous number of talkers who always seem to inhabit the BOTW.....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on December 04, 2022, 10:53:02 PM


Saw Doctors at the Manchester Apollo (or whatever it's called these days) tonight.
Six years since the last time they toured and that was after a 5 year break
Just hope I don't regret getting standing tickets and steer clear of black eyes etc this time :o


I was there on Wednesday watching First Aid Kit.

Black eyes??


Last time but one (2011?) I was busy living the docs, turned round and got smashed in the eye by the back of some pissheads head resulting in a spectacular black eye that lasted into the new year.
This Fridays show was memorable as well, or rather unwell😞
It all started great, I met Dad Volt and his dear better half on the way in , and I was loving the show from the discomfort of front centre in the pit, it didn't help that someone nearby was farting disgustingly all night.  About an hour and a half into the Docs set I thought i was about to pass out, so I struggled through the throng to the bar area, splashed a bit of water on my face, and took a minute or two, felt better and went back into the fray.  25 minutes later it was happening again so I staggered out like an old drunk and sat on the stairway for 15 minutes, and again,feeling better, went back in for the last two songs.  All ok after that.   My decision to avoid all standing gigs is now law, at pushing 70 I'm far too old for that sort of thing.   The Docs were fantastic after a six year hiatus, and are planning a festival in Tuam next summer, I would be there like a shot if I was 10 years younger.
  I must also point out that I hadn't touched a drop of drink for a week, so booze played no part in my condition😂


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Adam on December 06, 2022, 10:35:36 AM
A pretty full (and wallet-busting) dance card for me:
Next week: The Longest Johns
Feb: Fairport
Apr: Sparks
May: Duran Duran
Jul: Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen on consecutive nights - very excited already!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 06, 2022, 10:37:44 AM

A pretty full (and wallet-busting) dance card for me:
Next week: The Longest Johns
Feb: Fairport
Apr: Sparks
May: Duran Duran
Jul: Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen on consecutive nights - very excited already!
Two of those are on my Who I Want To See List - Sparks and Billy Joel. Enjoy!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on December 06, 2022, 01:07:09 PM

A pretty full (and wallet-busting) dance card for me:
Next week: The Longest Johns
Feb: Fairport
Apr: Sparks
May: Duran Duran
Jul: Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen on consecutive nights - very excited already!


The Longest Johns' support act, El Pony Pisador, are well worth catching, if you get the chance.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on December 06, 2022, 06:26:43 PM
Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad on Friday in Wigan complete with Mary Reynaurd playing the theremin with her bobs!

Thew amazing Ian Prowse & Amsterdam on Saturday in Liverpool for their annual Christmas bash.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on December 07, 2022, 09:57:12 AM
Thew amazing Ian Prowse & Amsterdam on Saturday in Liverpool for their annual Christmas bash.
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Really looking forward to this one, might even join Prowse's recommending pub crawl before hand - or maybe that's not a great idea.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 07, 2022, 10:21:51 AM
Assuming the Arctic winds don't bring too much fun and games with them I'm supposed to be in Alnmouth on Saturday with the Unthanks and Hector Gannet https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hibernal-festivus-print-exhibition-the-unthanks-hector-gannet-tickets-463621974807


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on December 07, 2022, 11:01:37 AM
Churchfitters ---on Saturday. ------missing the footie .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 07, 2022, 11:18:16 AM

Churchfitters ---on Saturday. ------missing the footie .


An added bonus!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on December 07, 2022, 04:22:15 PM


Churchfitters ---on Saturday. ------missing the footie .


An added bonus!
He's probably still sore from Friday's result!!  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on December 07, 2022, 05:26:39 PM

Thew amazing Ian Prowse & Amsterdam on Saturday in Liverpool for their annual Christmas bash.


Really looking forward to this one, might even join Prowse's recommending pub crawl before hand - or maybe that's not a great idea.
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I want to be alert for the gig!!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on December 08, 2022, 12:01:19 PM
Paul Heaton without the unwell Jacqui Abbott tonight, supported by Billy Bragg. Shame it's at the cavernous NEC Arena, but good on PH for capping ticket price at £30.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 08, 2022, 12:32:36 PM

Paul Heaton without the unwell Jacqui Abbott tonight, supported by Billy Bragg. Shame it's at the cavernous NEC Arena, but good on PH for capping ticket price at £30.


Oh, that's a shame...nothing serious I hope?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 09, 2022, 08:24:22 AM

Assuming the Arctic winds don't bring too much fun and games with them I'm supposed to be in Alnmouth on Saturday with the Unthanks and Hector Gannet https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hibernal-festivus-print-exhibition-the-unthanks-hector-gannet-tickets-463621974807


If anyone was thinking of going to this, I'm having second thoughts due to the weather forecast...ticket available at cost.  It is now sold out.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on December 09, 2022, 10:54:39 PM

Paul Heaton without the unwell Jacqui Abbott tonight, supported by Billy Bragg. Shame it's at the cavernous NEC Arena, but good on PH for capping ticket price at £30.


Throat problems.

Saw them on Monday, without Jacqui. It was still a brilliant gig. Billy Bragg was excellent as well.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on December 09, 2022, 11:45:02 PM
Just booked - Bobby Weir and Wolf Brothers at ACL Live in March!

I never saw the GD and missed D&Co, but I saw Bob Weir some years ago and was mighty impressed. Looking forward to this one; I anticipate it will be quite rootsy, which I quite enjoy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on December 10, 2022, 01:19:31 PM

Just booked - Bobby Weir and Wolf Brothers at ACL Live in March!

I never saw the GD and missed D&Co, but I saw Bob Weir some years ago and was mighty impressed. Looking forward to this one; I anticipate it will be quite rootsy, which I quite enjoy.


Almost certainly the most interesting music coming out of the Grateful Dead at present (although Phil's band can still hit the heights depending on who's playing).  Dead & Co are 'fun' but rather GD by numbers I think.  Wolf Bros are brilliant...I'm very jealous.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on December 12, 2022, 09:32:46 AM
Sadly I don't think I'll be able to do the Iain Matthews & Andy Robert gig at Brighton tonight due to the weather. If anyone does make the gig, please post a report!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pat Helms on December 19, 2022, 08:50:22 PM
Caught the 50th Anniversary of the Will the Circle Be Unbroken album at the Hall of Fame in Nashville a couple of weeks ago. The NGDB performed the record in its entirety along with special guests.  Sadly, none of the original legends are still around, but Mother Maybelle's great granddaughter (10 years old) hollered along with the title track's chorus to make the whole thing real.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on December 23, 2022, 10:20:35 AM
Del Amitri are playing in Glasgow and there's a film of the concert and band Q&A of it showing at the Sound Lounge , Sutton on 14th Jan, see
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/del-amitri-film-screening-and-the-sound-lounge-sutton-tickets/12783265?pl=soundlounge
Strangely it doesn't seem to be showing anywhere else


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on December 29, 2022, 12:46:25 PM
Fairport Convention at the Wyvern Theatre Swindon on Feb 3rd...So excited to see the band with DM on board again & in the actual venue where he received the message from Andy Partridge of XTC!  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on December 29, 2022, 04:25:33 PM
71st and final gig of the year tomorrow.  An acoustic AC/DC tribute act.....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 05, 2023, 06:43:27 PM
Soft Machine.... Ambleside!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: RobertD on January 05, 2023, 11:12:48 PM
Tickets in hand for Alan Doyle (ex Great Big Sea)  at the Sony Theater in February. This is the third attempt at this gig due to Covid. Even better is that Chris Trapper will be opening, and I’m hoping they will sing some of the GBS songs Chris wrote for them


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on January 06, 2023, 12:26:07 AM

Tickets in hand for Alan Doyle (ex Great Big Sea)  at the Sony Theater in February. This is the third attempt at this gig due to Covid. Even better is that Chris Trapper will be opening, and I’m hoping they will sing some of the GBS songs Chris wrote for them


I'd love to see Alan Doyle live. I have very fond memories of the one time I saw Great Big Sea in concert, and his solo records have kept up the quality of the band's work. Don't know Chris Trapper beyond his co-writes on a couple of GBS records. Any recommendations?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on January 06, 2023, 09:58:17 AM

Soft Machine.... Ambleside!


London or Wimborne for me... unless they announce gigs a little nearer Gloucester


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 06, 2023, 10:08:00 AM


Soft Machine.... Ambleside!


London or Wimborne for me... unless they announce gigs a little nearer Gloucester


It's being erroneously advertised in Ambleside as 3/4 of the 70's band featuring Roy and John.  Tut, tut.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: RobertD on January 06, 2023, 11:29:25 AM


Tickets in hand for Alan Doyle (ex Great Big Sea)  at the Sony Theater in February. This is the third attempt at this gig due to Covid. Even better is that Chris Trapper will be opening, and I’m hoping they will sing some of the GBS songs Chris wrote for them


I'd love to see Alan Doyle live. I have very fond memories of the one time I saw Great Big Sea in concert, and his solo records have kept up the quality of the band's work. Don't know Chris Trapper beyond his co-writes on a couple of GBS records. Any recommendations?


I am really excited because I haven’t managed to see him since GBS split. As to Chris Trapper he is a true songsmith and all his solo albums are great. I’d probably start with his work as singer and songwriter in The Push Stars, who still get together occasionally. Paint The Town is my favorite


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on January 06, 2023, 07:18:55 PM



Tickets in hand for Alan Doyle (ex Great Big Sea)  at the Sony Theater in February. This is the third attempt at this gig due to Covid. Even better is that Chris Trapper will be opening, and I’m hoping they will sing some of the GBS songs Chris wrote for them


I'd love to see Alan Doyle live. I have very fond memories of the one time I saw Great Big Sea in concert, and his solo records have kept up the quality of the band's work. Don't know Chris Trapper beyond his co-writes on a couple of GBS records. Any recommendations?


I am really excited because I haven’t managed to see him since GBS split. As to Chris Trapper he is a true songsmith and all his solo albums are great. I’d probably start with his work as singer and songwriter in The Push Stars, who still get together occasionally. Paint The Town is my favorite


I'll give it a listen. Thanks!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on January 08, 2023, 08:36:51 PM
Hack Poets Guild - booked March at More Music - Morecambe, featuring Lisa Knapp, Marry Waterson seems like another interesting project.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on January 10, 2023, 02:10:07 PM
Tickets booked for Fairport's Southport gig. I haven't been to The Atkinson before but it looks like a nice venue.

I see there's a folk festival on there the weekend of the 11th Feb with the Gigspanner Big Band and Katie Spencer on the bill. Would like to go but I think we're off up to Glasgow that weekend.

More info here - https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-fest-2023/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on January 10, 2023, 07:01:25 PM
Just noticed that The Sadies are playing locally in a couple of weeks. I'm aware that Dallas Good died last year but it'll be great to finally catch a show, regardless.

Also just booked for Fairport, in Harrogate. Given the concert is only a month or so away, ticket sales seem to be worryingly sparse. Had my pick of the entire venue, practically.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 13, 2023, 04:35:45 PM
Just booked:

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Paramount Theater, Austin - January 26!

Al Stewart, 3Ten Live, Austin - March 3!

I'm not a huge fan of 3Ten Live (small club, standing room only), but it's the only venue left in town appropriate for a folk artist, since the One World Theater closed down. I suppose the Cactus Cafe counts as well, though it is somewhat smaller. It will be my first Al Stewart show! Hopefully he'll sign a CD for me?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on January 14, 2023, 10:46:40 AM

Just booked:

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Paramount Theater, Austin - January 26!

Al Stewart, 3Ten Live, Austin - March 3!

I'm not a huge fan of 3Ten Live (small club, standing room only), but it's the only venue left in town appropriate for a folk artist, since the One World Theater closed down. I suppose the Cactus Cafe counts as well, though it is somewhat smaller. It will be my first Al Stewart show! Hopefully he'll sign a CD for me?


I've seen Al several times, I'm sure he'll be up for some CD signings. He genuinely seems to love his audience.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on January 14, 2023, 04:29:44 PM

I'm not a huge fan of 3Ten Live (small club, standing room only)


Small club, standing room only is my idea of an ideal gig.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 14, 2023, 11:31:59 PM


I'm not a huge fan of 3Ten Live (small club, standing room only)


Small club, standing room only is my idea of an ideal gig.

Jules


It's the "standing" part that gets to me (although I have incrementally improved my physical condition over the last several years, in the words of the great Pete Townshend, time is passing). :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on January 15, 2023, 09:24:47 PM
Grantham my hometown. Yes Grantham Guildhall of all places  . Sat snugly behind Margaret Thatchers statue are putting on the amazing GaryStewarts Graceland on April 6th .
After falling off my chair I was straight down to booking office to buy a bunch of tickets. Wow . We don’t get talent like that in this town too often .

Other gigs booked -
Martha Tilston @ Leicester Musician
Wille and the Bandits @ Nottingham Bodega .
And Northern Kin festival. Exciting times .


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on January 15, 2023, 10:25:41 PM



I'm not a huge fan of 3Ten Live (small club, standing room only)


Small club, standing room only is my idea of an ideal gig.

Jules


It's the "standing" part that gets to me (although I have incrementally improved my physical condition over the last several years, in the words of the great Pete Townshend, time is passing). :)


After nearly having to crawl back to the tram home after the Peatbog Faries in the summer and almost passing out at the Saw Doctors last December I have had to accept that, at nearly 70, mosh pits and standing only gigs are not for me any more.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on January 15, 2023, 11:52:59 PM

After nearly having to crawl back to the tram home after the Peatbog Faries in the summer and almost passing out at the Saw Doctors last December I have had to accept that, at nearly 70, mosh pits and standing only gigs are not for me any more.


I draw the line at mosh pits. Never could stand all that shoving about.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on January 17, 2023, 09:10:33 AM

Soft Machine.... Ambleside!


That looks good. Soft Machine are still worth hearing, I take it?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on January 17, 2023, 09:14:01 AM
Standing gigs:

I've never liked them, and though I'm in fair to middling condition at 65, I find an evening on my feet rather taxing. Drinkers seem to find it easier, and I've been drink free for around 5 years now.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 17, 2023, 09:17:26 AM


Soft Machine.... Ambleside!


That looks good. Soft Machine are still worth hearing, I take it?


Recent reports are all positive, although it is disappointing that Roy and John's band memberships are in the past.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 17, 2023, 05:28:36 PM
Just announced - August 2023 U.S. tour by The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)!

No dates near me, so Mrs. J From A and I will have to cross the country for this rare opportunity. I hope it does not conflict with Peter Gabriel's contemplated U.S. summer tour (although it would be serendipitous if they showed up in the same place one or two days apart).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 30, 2023, 09:45:58 PM
The Who have just announced UK dates in July 2023. Lucky youse.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 31, 2023, 08:38:00 AM

The Who have just announced UK dates in July 2023. Lucky youse.


I thought about it for 5 mins (Good evening, St Helens!) but, no...I've seen them 3 times with John and twice in a smallish venue and don't think I ever need to see UB40 again so I'm passing...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on January 31, 2023, 09:02:01 AM


The Who have just announced UK dates in July 2023. Lucky youse.


I thought about it for 5 mins (Good evening, St Helens!) but, no...I've seen them 3 times with John and twice in a smallish venue and don't think I ever need to see UB40 again so I'm passing...


This is the biggest concert in St Helens since Soap Aid.

Never seen the Who so seriously considering it, depending on ticket prices. I'm assuming I won't be allowed in using my Saints season ticket.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on January 31, 2023, 10:06:18 AM



The Who have just announced UK dates in July 2023. Lucky youse.


I thought about it for 5 mins (Good evening, St Helens!) but, no...I've seen them 3 times with John and twice in a smallish venue and don't think I ever need to see UB40 again so I'm passing...


This is the biggest concert in St Helens since Soap Aid.

Never seen the Who so seriously considering it, depending on ticket prices. I'm assuming I won't be allowed in using my Saints season ticket.

Seen them with Pete, Roger, Keith and John, seen them with Pete, Roger and John, seen them with Pete and Roger, I think the last time was the Tommy tour in 2016, I think, and I would have liked to see them again but I'm not going to St Helens to pay £80+ to stand and more for a seat.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on January 31, 2023, 02:09:28 PM
Statesiders...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on January 31, 2023, 04:00:35 PM
Pity John Lodge is not coming near Texas. I believe he resides in Florida, hence his extensive activity there. As an added incentive, the state is largely populated by old farts.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 01, 2023, 12:05:51 AM
New announcements:

Les Claypool / Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew Remain in Light - Moody Amphitheater, Austin, June 14, 2023!

Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, April 26, 2023!

Almost definitely doing the first one; would love to do the second but travel is a pain these days without reliable dog boarding service.  :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on February 01, 2023, 11:43:39 AM

Statesiders...

I have seen Justin Hayward a few times but never John solo. He rarely tours in the UK these days - and when he does it's never anywhere near me. Last time I saw him live was with the Moodies, which was a fair few years ago now.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on February 02, 2023, 05:14:19 PM
Ian McNabb supported by the wonderful David John Jaggs tonight in Barnoldswick.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on February 03, 2023, 11:06:58 AM
Just booked to see the mighty Sparks at the Bridgewater hall at the back end of May,
Tickets disappearing visibly as I was looking. It could well be sold out by now


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 03, 2023, 01:11:51 PM


Seen them with Pete, Roger, Keith and John, seen them with Pete, Roger and John, seen them with Pete and Roger, I think the last time was the Tommy tour in 2016, I think, and I would have liked to see them again but I'm not going to St Helens to pay £80+ to stand and more for a seat.


Crazy times... https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-who/st-helens-totally-wicked-stadium/2552363?aff=id1umg&src=UMGUK37549-953748&vvsa_consumer_id=18585964&vvsa_tracking=_vvsa_CefgaZrn495075


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on February 07, 2023, 05:07:23 PM
Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 07, 2023, 09:30:22 PM
Sparks at ACL Live in July, just booked!

We saw the Edgar Wright documentary last Fall, and though it was over long, it definitely "sparked" our interest in seeing these guys live. Thrilled that they decided to come through our town and play our favorite venue.

Setlist.fm says they have played Austin only three times, 1982, 1983 (the peak of their U.S. popularity thanks to MTV and Jane Wiedlin) and 2013. I think it's now or never.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on February 08, 2023, 09:04:24 AM

Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!


Not my kind of thing but good to see a free gig on in Morecambe at the Platform. As I said previously, the future of that venue is up in the air and it's interesting to see that various local political groups have latched on to it. We have a group of councillors who go under the name of the Morecambe Bay Independents and they are trying to find financial backers to help keep the place open. Now the Tories have jumped onto the bandwagon but accidentally sent an email detailing their plans to a Green Party councillor. And of course, it was the council who voted to close the venue in the first place. You couldn't make it up.  ::)

Back on topic, there's a night of traditional and contemporary folk songs of Cumbria and Lancashire on at Lancaster Methodist Church this Saturday featuring Steve Wharton, Oliver Cross and Eleanor Servante.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 08, 2023, 10:01:38 AM

Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!


Excellent band. Hoping to catch them live at some point too. How was the show?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on February 08, 2023, 12:08:28 PM
A mixed bag for me over the next few months

Turin Brakes - Cardiff Tramshed 11th March
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 14th April
Lindisfarne - Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl 26th May (marking 20 years since I saw them on their farewell tour! ;D)
Dave Gorman - New Theatre, Cardiff  8th June

Maybe some more when I discover who's on and where, within striking distance.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on February 08, 2023, 04:14:13 PM


Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!


Excellent band. Hoping to catch them live at some point too. How was the show?


Really good.  A little heavier live than on album, but who isn't??  Love the whole image with them, and really friendly guys as well.  The first time I'd seen them headline, so good to get a full set drawn from all three albums.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on February 08, 2023, 09:19:52 PM



Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!


Excellent band. Hoping to catch them live at some point too. How was the show?


Really good.  A little heavier live than on album, but who isn't??  Love the whole image with them, and really friendly guys as well.  The first time I'd seen them headline, so good to get a full set drawn from all three albums.


Sounds excellent. Glad you had a good time! Hopefully, they'll play in my neck of the woods soon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on February 09, 2023, 09:46:08 AM
Christian 70's style metallers Wytch Hazel in Morecambe tonight.  Free gig too!

Excellent band. Hoping to catch them live at some point too. How was the show?

Really good.  A little heavier live than on album, but who isn't??  Love the whole image with them, and really friendly guys as well.  The first time I'd seen them headline, so good to get a full set drawn from all three albums.

Sounds excellent. Glad you had a good time! Hopefully, they'll play in my neck of the woods soon.

Interesting. I don't think I'd ever heard of them, and thought I knew a bit about the Christian music scene from the 70s and 80s. Must investigate. Ant advice on where to start?  Are any of their albums available on Spotify or similar?

Edit: Ah. A quick google shows that I misunderstood the original post - "70s style", not that they were from the 70s.  Still, hadn't come across them, but see they have albums on Bandcamp, so will have a listen.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 14, 2023, 12:04:17 AM
Rod the Mod is coming to the U.K. this summer.

Mrs. J From A saw him with The Faces at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on August 19, 1972. This was on the "Nod's as Good as a Wink" tour, the last U.S. dates with Ronnie Lane. They opened for Three Dog Night, which was one of the biggest bands in the land.

I didn't finally cross Rod off my bucket list until we saw him in Las Vegas on March 29, 2016, during his long residency at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace. I remember thinking at the time that Rod was winding down, and that he would not resume large scale touring in the future. I didn't imagine he would mount a world tour seven years later.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 14, 2023, 12:23:46 PM
Mick Head doing Love in Liverpool for charity...what's not to like?

https://twitter.com/michaelheadtreb/status/1625451637908045825


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 23, 2023, 05:00:07 AM
Friday at the Historic Scoot Inn in rapidly gentrifying East Austin, Texas, 2012 Cropredy veterans Larkin Poe!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: William on February 23, 2023, 10:37:41 AM
Brooks Williams tomorrow night in Brightlingsea. Strangely as support act for Lexie Green who I have never heard of. Any ideas?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on February 23, 2023, 11:15:34 AM

Brooks Williams tomorrow night in Brightlingsea. Strangely as support act for Lexie Green who I have never heard of. Any ideas?


I'll be honest and say I've never heard of either of them.  Bob Harris is a fan if that helps.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: steve-n on February 23, 2023, 08:51:04 PM


Brooks Williams tomorrow night in Brightlingsea. Strangely as support act for Lexie Green who I have never heard of. Any ideas?


I'll be honest and say I've never heard of either of them.  Bob Harris is a fan if that helps.


Seen/heard Brookes Williams a few times in the company of P J Wright. Great guitarists both!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on February 26, 2023, 08:54:06 PM
We've got ours, but still plenty of tickets left for Trad Arrr at Wavendon Stables on Saturday. I'm also going to give a plug to the mighty Gryphon - half a dozen dates in their 50th anniversary tour in May / June.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on February 26, 2023, 10:07:06 PM
Tuesday - John "Cougar" Mellencamp at Bass Concert Hall in Austin (probably).

Friday - Alistair Ian Stewart at 3Ten Live in Austin (tix in hand).

Sunday - Stick Men (feat. Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson Mk 250) at the Parish in Austin (maybe).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on February 27, 2023, 10:02:35 AM
Wilson & Wakeman on Sunday night for me in the metropolis that is Great Torrington  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on February 27, 2023, 07:35:55 PM
KT Tunstall a week tonight in Cardiff.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 27, 2023, 09:17:19 PM

Wilson & Wakeman on Sunday night for me in the metropolis that is Great Torrington  ;D
Seeing them at Acapela Studios on Thursday - first gig of the year!


KT Tunstall a week tonight in Cardiff.
We saw her supporting, ahem, Rick Astley in 2021, but don’t hold that against her! She’s excellent  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on February 28, 2023, 10:27:18 AM

KT Tunstall a week tonight in Cardiff.

Oh, I've always fancied seeing her. This must have passed me by. I'm going to check if it's sold out


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: MarkV on February 28, 2023, 01:36:54 PM
Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on February 28, 2023, 04:28:28 PM

Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.


I am considering the Wishbone Ash concert there - my lad lives in Farnborough and is a fan of Argus and fancied seeing them - good selection of stuff on there - he saw Tankus the Henge and I think Blackbeards Tea Party  there recently


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on February 28, 2023, 04:46:37 PM

KT Tunstall a week tonight in Cardiff.


A close friend of ours used to be her babysitter! She is very good live, and was particularly impressed that there is a town called Tunstall close by. More totally useless info coming shortly.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 01, 2023, 09:23:19 AM


KT Tunstall a week tonight in Cardiff.

Oh, I've always fancied seeing her. This must have passed me by. I'm going to check if it's sold out


I've seen her 2ce and after careful consideration decided to pass this time.  She's a very good live act but I wouldn't expect anything startlingly different this time.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 01, 2023, 09:34:23 AM
We've not seen her live before, so innovation is not what we seek.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 01, 2023, 09:45:52 AM

We've not seen her live before, so innovation is not what we seek.


Absolutely Andy, I was just being subjective.   Hope you enjoy- I think you will.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 01, 2023, 10:37:09 AM
Just booked to see Steve Hillage Band in Bristol at the end of March.  Steve, Miquette and the current Gong line-up. Support is Utopia Strong (with Steve Davis).  I somehow doubt "Snooker Loopy" will get an airing...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on March 01, 2023, 02:00:01 PM

Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.

Mike Dawes is a brilliant musician. I've seen him a couple of times on stage with Justin Hayward. Well worth catching.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on March 02, 2023, 08:41:33 AM


Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.

Mike Dawes is a brilliant musician. I've seen him a couple of times on stage with Justin Hayward. Well worth catching.

If you want to know how good Mike Dawes is - he plays with Tommy Emmanuel. 'nuff said.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: MarkV on March 02, 2023, 09:15:01 AM



Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.

Mike Dawes is a brilliant musician. I've seen him a couple of times on stage with Justin Hayward. Well worth catching.

If you want to know how good Mike Dawes is - he plays with Tommy Emmanuel. 'nuff said.

I have watched some youtube stuff, but am pretty sure i saw him as a support to someone some years ago, though that might just be memory tricks and it was someone else. I m looking forward to this Sunday evening gig(which is a first I think for the West End Centre).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 02, 2023, 04:01:26 PM



Mike Dawes on Sunday at the  West End Center Aldershot, then Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash at the end of the month at the same place.  Ten minute walk there an back.

Mike Dawes is a brilliant musician. I've seen him a couple of times on stage with Justin Hayward. Well worth catching.

If you want to know how good Mike Dawes is - he plays with Tommy Emmanuel. 'nuff said.


I saw Mike D. with Justin Hayward as well - he's amazing. Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Dawes and Richard Thompson put everyone else to shame.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 08, 2023, 06:37:44 PM
Just announced - Peter Gabriel will hit Austin, Dallas and Houston later this year. Yay!

Tonight - Bob(by) Weir and Wolf Brothers, ACL Live! The show starts at 7:00 PM, which is puzzling, but I'm not complaining. Late nights are not my idea of fun these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on March 08, 2023, 07:20:44 PM
Levellers Collective (acoustic lineup) at Reading Hexagon in about 15 minutes.

Me and the boy have come out for the night to eat pizza and punch the air for a bit as part of his birthday present. He's got the T shirt too...

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 10, 2023, 07:32:58 PM
Just bought tickets for Journey/Toto in San Antonio, April 4.

Re: Toto, never seen any version of them live. Only Steve Lukather from the original band, and only Joseph Williams from the hit-making years. Still, the songs are good and Lukather is a bona fide guitar hero.

Re: Journey. I saw the Escape-era band twice, in 1981 and 1982. A few years ago, I saw the reunited Escape band with Arnel Pineda in lieu of the inestimable Steve Perry. Pretty good. Now they've shuffled members again, and I would hesitate but for the fact that original singer/keyboardist and two-time Rock Hall of Fame member Gregg Rolie lives a short 100-mile drive away from the AT&T Center, and came out of hiding to perform with the band in Austin mere weeks ago. Rumor has it he will repeat this next month in San Antonio, and I will be there just in case.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on March 11, 2023, 10:39:07 AM
The esteeemed Mr John Fogerty is appearing at the Mcr Arens at the back end of May, so I checked the ticket prices with a view  to getting a brace.  But £104 😱
I ain't no millionaires son😞


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 11, 2023, 11:51:19 AM

The esteeemed Mr John Fogerty is appearing at the Mcr Arens at the back end of May, so I checked the ticket prices with a view  to getting a brace.  But £104 😱
I ain't no millionaires son😞


It's getting silly, isn't it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on March 12, 2023, 01:47:35 PM
The Dream Syndicate at the Band on the Wall, Manchester on Tuesday. With Vicki Peterson from The Bangles subbing for Jason Victor who can't make the tour and the Rain Parade suppporting this is going to be some Paisley Underground reunion. Can't wait.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 12, 2023, 01:53:58 PM

The Dream Syndicate at the Band on the Wall, Manchester on Tuesday. With Vicki Peterson from The Bangles subbing for Jason Victor who can't make the tour and the Rain Parade suppporting this is going to be some Paisley Underground reunion. Can't wait.


I've got mates doing the entire tour.  I'm very annoyed to miss the shows...they sound grand.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on March 12, 2023, 03:25:49 PM


The Dream Syndicate at the Band on the Wall, Manchester on Tuesday. With Vicki Peterson from The Bangles subbing for Jason Victor who can't make the tour and the Rain Parade suppporting this is going to be some Paisley Underground reunion. Can't wait.


I've got mates doing the entire tour.  I'm very annoyed to miss the shows...they sound grand.


I did have an eye on Liverpool and the two in London but circumstances dictated otherwise.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on March 16, 2023, 11:33:53 AM
I recently received notifications of concerts by Ian Prowse + band and Willy Mason at in Worthing and Guildford respectively, both not too far from me. Great, I thought, a couple of acts I've wanted to see for quite a while.
Sadly both gigs are standing only, the former at The Venue, Worthing and the latter at Guildford's horrible Boiler Room, so I will give them a miss, my creaky old body can no longer do this sort of thing.
I live in hope that both will come my way again and play somewhere different.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on March 16, 2023, 01:22:44 PM
Steve Knightley, tomorrow at the Cruck Barn, in Appletreewick. Should be a good 'un.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 16, 2023, 04:58:37 PM
Not Camel, sadly... https://www.loudersound.com/news/camel-cancel-2023-europe-and-uk-live-dates


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on March 17, 2023, 08:21:07 AM
Sad news. Andy Latimer has had a lot of health battles.  I had been wondering whether I could make the long trip to one of those gigs. This makes my mind up for me, I suppose.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 17, 2023, 01:19:11 PM
Weather permitting, The Zombies, this afternoon, outside at Ausitorium Shores on the south bank of Lady Bird Lake.

A free show no less, celebrating the end of SXSW.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 17, 2023, 08:12:01 PM
Uh, "Auditorium Shores."


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: abby (tank girl) on March 18, 2023, 08:28:25 AM
This year is shaping up rather nicely.
Folk in a Field .
Beautiful Days crew.
Van Morrison.
The Who.
Samantha Fish.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2023, 09:16:10 AM
"I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" on Monday in Swansea.

Peatbog Faeries on Thursday in Carmarthen.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2023, 10:48:04 AM


Beautiful Days crew.



Cool! Where will you be working?



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on March 18, 2023, 04:29:35 PM
Leveret tonight in Otley.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 18, 2023, 04:45:03 PM

This year is shaping up rather nicely.
Folk in a Field .
Beautiful Days crew.
Van Morrison.
The Who.
Samantha Fish.


I love Samantha Fish  :D

Blockheads for me tonight!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 21, 2023, 11:43:18 PM
Just booked, really good seats for Peter Gabriel, October 18 at the Moody Center!

In spite of the hype about its supposedly superior acoustics, I can testify from experience that it sounds just like a basketball arena. Nevertheless, I'm pleased!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on March 22, 2023, 12:19:17 PM
Scottish indie / folk band Tide Lines this weekend. Don't know much about them, but apparently they're huge in Scotland. Anyone seen or heard before?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David W on March 22, 2023, 12:45:47 PM

Scottish indie / folk band Tide Lines this weekend. Don't know much about them, but apparently they're huge in Scotland. Anyone seen or heard before?


They played Cropredy in 2019 (?) and went over pretty well,

DW


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 22, 2023, 01:18:04 PM


Scottish indie / folk band Tide Lines this weekend. Don't know much about them, but apparently they're huge in Scotland. Anyone seen or heard before?


They played Cropredy in 2019 (?) and went over pretty well,

DW


https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/tide-lines/2019/cropredy-festival-field-cropredy-england-1b9f91e4.html


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on March 22, 2023, 02:16:48 PM
They were excellent at Cropredy, I thought. I'd love to see them again. Enjoy!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 22, 2023, 07:05:31 PM




Amon Duul II in 2022 - Manchester and London.

https://www.songkick.com/artists/211277-amon-duul-ii


Delayed (due to serious illness for Chris Karrer) for a second time to May 2023


Is Renate Kraup Krotenschwantz still in them, my pal Steve poked her with tags when they did The Stonground in Manchester in the early-ish 70s. If so she'll need to bring her own smokes, he can't be there, or indeed, anywhere since 2016


"The band still comprise many of the original members, including founder John Weinzierl (guitar, synths), guitarist Chris Karrer and vocalist Renate Kroetenschwanz (né Knaup), as well as Danny Fichelscher who replaced original Amon Düül II drummer Peter Leopald in 1972, percussionist Jan Kahlert and keyboard player Ulli Linzen."


And now delayed once more, sadly which doesn't bode well.  I suspect this will never happen so I'm asking for my money back now, I think.  They've had it long enough.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 23, 2023, 01:30:22 PM
Janice Burns and John Doran, playing  a free lunchtime concert in my local University. I'm enjoying it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 23, 2023, 04:12:45 PM
Peat Bog Faeries at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, tonight.

It'll be jolly.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on March 23, 2023, 11:12:04 PM
If anyone is in Market Harborough on Saturday please come see me Morris dancing in the town centre with the New Saint George Morris team .
It’s for a good cause . 11am till 1pm


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: RobertD on March 24, 2023, 10:50:30 AM
Kate Rusby, May 4th at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast.

Headed to Ireland at the end of April for a wedding and it will be a trip of firsts-
First major trip since the pandemic started
First time not going to Donegal on a trip to Ireland
First time actually staying in Northern Ireland-Newcastle and Belfast
First time actually seeing the Mourne Mountains and doing some hiking there
First time visiting Belfast
And to top it off, first time seeing Kate Rusby, playing a festival the very day I arrive in Belfast.

Yep....gonna be a time!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on March 24, 2023, 11:38:20 AM

Peat Bog Faeries at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, tonight.

It'll be jolly.


Hows your feet today Andy?
I was crippled after I saw them last summer , no seats 😱. They were fabulous.
It was that which convinced me no more standing only gigs


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on March 24, 2023, 01:20:53 PM


Peat Bog Faeries at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, tonight.

It'll be jolly.


Hows your feet today Andy?
I was crippled after I saw them last summer , no seats 😱. They were fabulous.
It was that which convinced me no more standing only gigs
I was happily seated in the comfy chairs at that theatre.

It was, indeed, Jolly.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 24, 2023, 05:17:51 PM
Jackson Browne at ACL Live in July went on sale today and is practically sold out.

I'll monitor and pick up tickets if and when they release good seats just before the show. Otherwise, I won't be going. :(


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on March 24, 2023, 06:18:57 PM
I think Katie Spencer has put a string of dates out today for September & October , always a good show IMO


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 24, 2023, 07:49:50 PM

I think Katie Spencer has put a string of dates out today for September & October , always a good show IMO



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 25, 2023, 06:44:23 PM


I think Katie Spencer has put a string of dates out today for September & October , always a good show IMO




I wish there was a  date near me.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 27, 2023, 11:27:50 PM
Assuming we score tickets during tomorrow's presale, The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova) at Chateau St. Michele Winery outside Seattle, Washington, August 23 (2,000+ miles from our home)!

As a duo, they have not appeared in Texas since 2009, and have no Texas shows on their current tour. We traveled over 2,000 miles to Portland, Oregon to see them in 2010, after which they went on a long hiatus. Glen has come here on his own a few times since, and we had the pleasure of seeing him and some of The Frames at Vicar Street in Dublin a few days after Cropredy in 2017. I think they make beautiful music together, so I am most excited!

If you haven't seen it, I recommend "Once" (both the film and the stage musical).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on April 07, 2023, 12:17:51 PM
Bruce Cockburn is playing London and Oxford in August see http://brucecockburn.com/tour-dates/

77 (and looking it), but I gather he still puts on good show


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 07, 2023, 02:57:57 PM
Two all dayers from the Unthanks - The Sage and Barbican 9 and 10 Sept

Rachel Unthank and the Winterset reuniting to play the Bairns in the afternoon and the Unthanks playing Here's the Tender Coming and Last in the evening.  I'm off to Gateshead.... Smiley


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on April 07, 2023, 03:00:02 PM
And how about this...music from the Wicker Man et al...  https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2023/event/musics-from-summerisle?fbclid=IwAR3G0gzvsFgdunaggY3Buxb3Q9tLyzxhgj-4uQVvJ8rHnNprG9Sj8BV2ANo


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 07, 2023, 10:38:43 PM

Bruce Cockburn is playing London and Oxford in August see http://brucecockburn.com/tour-dates/

77 (and looking it), but I gather he still puts on good show


I saw him a few short years ago, before the lock down beard, and he was remarkable as a player and a writer.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 23, 2023, 04:30:41 PM
Upcoming:

Los Lobos, April 29 - Austin Blues Festival at the Moody Amphitheater
Patti Lupone, May 1 - Broadway Legend at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
Tom Jones, May 3 - ACL Live

And just purchased - Sting at the Moody Center this Fall!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 23, 2023, 05:37:00 PM
Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 23, 2023, 08:15:28 PM

Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on April 26, 2023, 10:27:05 AM
Looking forward to a couple of interesting shows; Martin Stephenson with John Perry (from the Only Ones) tomorrow, seems like an unlikely combination, but should be fun. Then Ian Prowse with his "Fireworks 30" tour on Friday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on April 26, 2023, 04:44:26 PM

Looking forward to a couple of interesting shows; Martin Stephenson with John Perry (from the Only Ones) tomorrow, seems like an unlikely combination, but should be fun. Then Ian Prowse with his "Fireworks 30" tour on Friday.

Prowse-y is on top form.  Will be a belter.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on April 26, 2023, 08:59:14 PM
Queen Plus Adam Lambert just announced, Saturday, October 21, at the site of the Formula 1 race (Circuit of the Americas, Del Valle [suburban Austin], Texas).

Mulling. Tickets are very expensive at face value, and already sold out. I would have to buy scalped tickets.

Plus, I saw Queen with Freddy in Dallas during the Hot Space Tour (August 21, 1982). It was one of my first concerts and their final U.S. tour. Can't top that memory.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on April 27, 2023, 09:49:49 AM

Queen Plus Adam Lambert just announced, Saturday, October 21, at the site of the Formula 1 race (Circuit of the Americas, Del Valle [suburban Austin], Texas).

Mulling. Tickets are very expensive at face value, and already sold out. I would have to buy scalped tickets.

Plus, I saw Queen with Freddy in Dallas during the Hot Space Tour (August 21, 1982). It was one of my first concerts and their final U.S. tour. Can't top that memory.


I haven't heard the term scalped tickets before. I had to Google it - "Resellers use scalping bots (aka ticket bots) to acquire tickets in large amounts. After that, they resell them with inflated prices."

I also saw Queen in 82 (June, Edinburgh) and it was one of my first concerts. And I think the two nights they did there were the last gigs they ever played in Scotland with Freddie.

My only other Queen-related gig was Brian May 11 years later also in Edinburgh but in a smaller venue with much better acoustics! That was the Back to the Light tour with Cozy Powell and Neil Murray in his band.

Back on topic I've booked tickets for Iona Lane in Morecambe next Saturday. Also booked for the Towersey Festival in August. The Proclaimers and Frank Turner are two of the headliners.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 27, 2023, 01:03:52 PM


Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Cheers!  :)

I caught his set at the Great British Folk Festival, in 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be nice to see a full show. Think the new album should be on sale too.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on April 27, 2023, 01:55:34 PM


Queen Plus Adam Lambert just announced, Saturday, October 21, at the site of the Formula 1 race (Circuit of the Americas, Del Valle [suburban Austin], Texas).

Mulling. Tickets are very expensive at face value, and already sold out. I would have to buy scalped tickets.

Plus, I saw Queen with Freddy in Dallas during the Hot Space Tour (August 21, 1982). It was one of my first concerts and their final U.S. tour. Can't top that memory.


I haven't heard the term scalped tickets before. I had to Google it - "Resellers use scalping bots (aka ticket bots) to acquire tickets in large amounts. After that, they resell them with inflated prices."

I also saw Queen in 82 (June, Edinburgh) and it was one of my first concerts. And I think the two nights they did there were the last gigs they ever played in Scotland with Freddie.

My only other Queen-related gig was Brian May 11 years later also in Edinburgh but in a smaller venue with much better acoustics! That was the Back to the Light tour with Cozy Powell and Neil Murray in his band.

Back on topic I've booked tickets for Iona Lane in Morecambe next Saturday. Also booked for the Towersey Festival in August. The Proclaimers and Frank Turner are two of the headliners.  



What we call touts, standing outside venues with handfuls of tickets for sale( normally at more than face value unless the show has started) , the yanks call scalpers.  The likes of Ticketmaster, Viagogo and their ilk are just touts gone corporate



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 27, 2023, 06:28:11 PM

Queen Plus Adam Lambert just announced, Saturday, October 21, at the site of the Formula 1 race (Circuit of the Americas, Del Valle [suburban Austin], Texas).

Mulling. Tickets are very expensive at face value, and already sold out. I would have to buy scalped tickets.

Plus, I saw Queen with Freddy in Dallas during the Hot Space Tour (August 21, 1982). It was one of my first concerts and their final U.S. tour. Can't top that memory.


Slightly off-topic, but did anyone here see Queen with Paul Rodgers?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on April 27, 2023, 09:47:08 PM



Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Cheers!  :)

I caught his set at the Great British Folk Festival, in 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be nice to see a full show. Think the new album should be on sale too.


We saw him there, so booked to see him do a local gig last week. He was good, even with a lead guitarist missing due to sickness.

Support was good as well. We had to tell her how to pronounce Havant.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 27, 2023, 11:52:15 PM




Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Cheers!  :)

I caught his set at the Great British Folk Festival, in 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be nice to see a full show. Think the new album should be on sale too.


We saw him there, so booked to see him do a local gig last week. He was good, even with a lead guitarist missing due to sickness.

Support was good as well. We had to tell her how to pronounce Havant.

Paul



Out of curiosity, who was the support?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: David V B on April 28, 2023, 08:46:31 AM
Yes, saw them at Wembley.  Alright Now was the only thing I really enjoyed! It was only during the evening that I realised how much I disliked Brian May’s overblown guitar twiddling and Roger Taylor’s drumming. Paul R seemed like a very bad fit, especially when they played Bohemian Rhapsody to film of Freddie singing. Quite sad as he has always been one of my favourite singers since I first heard and loved Free.

It has to be said that my son and I seemed to be very much alone in the arena in our response. From what I have seen, Adam Lambert seems to be a much better fit.


Queen Plus Adam Lambert just announced, Saturday, October 21, at the site of the Formula 1 race (Circuit of the Americas, Del Valle [suburban Austin], Texas).

Mulling. Tickets are very expensive at face value, and already sold out. I would have to buy scalped tickets.

Plus, I saw Queen with Freddy in Dallas during the Hot Space Tour (August 21, 1982). It was one of my first concerts and their final U.S. tour. Can't top that memory.


Slightly off-topic, but did anyone here see Queen with Paul Rodgers?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on April 29, 2023, 10:17:05 PM





Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Cheers!  :)

I caught his set at the Great British Folk Festival, in 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be nice to see a full show. Think the new album should be on sale too.


We saw him there, so booked to see him do a local gig last week. He was good, even with a lead guitarist missing due to sickness.

Support was good as well. We had to tell her how to pronounce Havant.

Paul



Out of curiosity, who was the support?


Katy Hurt. American lass with a good voice. It was a standing joke that they only played in places she couldn't pronounce. She said haVANT where as we say HAvant.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on April 30, 2023, 09:56:02 AM






Shonen Knife next Tuesday and then Joe Martin on Friday.


Enjoy Joe, I think he's great.


Cheers!  :)

I caught his set at the Great British Folk Festival, in 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be nice to see a full show. Think the new album should be on sale too.


We saw him there, so booked to see him do a local gig last week. He was good, even with a lead guitarist missing due to sickness.

Support was good as well. We had to tell her how to pronounce Havant.

Paul



Out of curiosity, who was the support?


Katy Hurt. American lass with a good voice. It was a standing joke that they only played in places she couldn't pronounce. She said haVANT where as we say HAvant.

Paul



Ah, yes! She's fab. Sings on one of the tracks on Joe's new album. We had Harriet Rose as support. She was terrific too. Fine singer and songs that made familiar tropes sound interesting.

Joe and is band were every bit as good as I remembered them and I heartily recommend the aforementioned new album.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on April 30, 2023, 12:35:37 PM
The next two Thursdays for us ... firstly The Leylines, totally new to me, for whom my daughter has persuaded us to trek all the way to Half Moon, Putney (which must be haunted by the benevolent spirit of the late great Johnny Jones) and then old favourites Gryphon at Cambridge Junction.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Martin F on May 01, 2023, 12:02:39 PM


Katy Hurt. American lass with a good voice. It was a standing joke that they only played in places she couldn't pronounce. She said haVANT where as we say HAvant.

Paul



She's actually British... https://musomuso.com/introducing/uk-country-superstar-katy-hurt-talentbanq-unfinished-business-tour-festival
Quote
So I’m from England, moved to New York when I was really young, spent my early years in Long Island and then we moved back to England when I was about 7 years old and lived in Ascot, Surrey. I had an accent when I first moved back and got teased quite badly for it. I’m a bit like a parrot as the more music I heard, I just picked up the accents and with my family being English, it didn’t take me long to lose my American accent. If I go back to the States or sing, I automatically switch back to an American accent!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 01, 2023, 04:51:24 PM
Just announced - Aerosmith, October 2023, at the Moody Center in Austin!

Not sure about this one. I like Aerosmith, and always have. I have only ever seen them once before, about 12 years ago. I like the venue and I'm available that night. Not to mention, they say it is their "Farewell Tour" after 50 years. However, founder drummer Joey Kramer has given up for good, after rotating in and out of the live lineup for many years now.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on May 02, 2023, 09:38:31 PM



Katy Hurt. American lass with a good voice. It was a standing joke that they only played in places she couldn't pronounce. She said haVANT where as we say HAvant.

Paul



She's actually British... https://musomuso.com/introducing/uk-country-superstar-katy-hurt-talentbanq-unfinished-business-tour-festival
Quote
So I’m from England, moved to New York when I was really young, spent my early years in Long Island and then we moved back to England when I was about 7 years old and lived in Ascot, Surrey. I had an accent when I first moved back and got teased quite badly for it. I’m a bit like a parrot as the more music I heard, I just picked up the accents and with my family being English, it didn’t take me long to lose my American accent. If I go back to the States or sing, I automatically switch back to an American accent!



Actually, she did mention the tooing and froing. I had forgotten which one she started in. :)

Ascot is near where I hail from originally.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on May 05, 2023, 09:35:50 AM
We're off to the official first night of the Show of Hands & Michael Wood Songs of the People tour next Weds, in Honiton, and looking forward to it.  Just slightly miffed that quite recently they announced a warm-up show the night before in a venue that's a lot closer to home - Honiton is nearly an hour away.  


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 05, 2023, 05:29:36 PM
Ian McNabb at The Brindley in Runcorn tonight.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 05, 2023, 05:33:09 PM
Just purchased: Bonnie Raitt at ACL Live October 14, 2023!

This gig conflicts with Mrs. J From A's high school reunion, so I may be letting these tickets go.  :(

They are selling so quickly that I don't anticipate a problem finding a buyer, if need be. This is a good problem to have; I was unable to unload extra Bonnie tickets a couple of times in the recent past, during a period when her drawing power dipped slightly for some reason. She weathered that, fortunately.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 05, 2023, 07:13:57 PM
Just NOT purchased - Aerosmith at the Moody Center in October 2023!

OMG it's so expensive.

I think I'll check for fire sale tickets on the day of the show. I don't even want to pay the ridiculous face value price.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on May 06, 2023, 09:12:45 AM
Going to see Stealing Sheep Radiophonic Workshop thing next month.

My first concert this year.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on May 06, 2023, 04:14:08 PM
Believe it or not, both the Leylines gig and the Levellers gig are postponed  :(  is anyone else finding that there are more postponements these days?



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Paul on May 06, 2023, 11:02:32 PM

Believe it or not, both the Leylines gig and the Levellers gig are postponed  :(  is anyone else finding that there are more postponements these days?




Don't know about the reasons for these ones, but speaking as someone seriously involved in amatuer music and amdram. We are seeing more and more problems with covid. We nearly had to cancel a concert on Monday because our pianists' girlfriend had covid.

Paul


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on May 07, 2023, 11:24:58 AM
Mike & The Mechanics (Refueled) next week at Swansea Arena.

Fingers crossed it isn't terrible.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on May 07, 2023, 12:30:14 PM

Believe it or not, both the Leylines gig and the Levellers gig are postponed  :(  is anyone else finding that there are more postponements these days?


Leylines postponement is due to a family bereavement, which I would have thought was fully understandable.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 07, 2023, 10:09:02 PM

Mike & The Mechanics (Refueled) next week at Swansea Arena.

Fingers crossed it isn't terrible.


Mr. Rutherford strikes me as a remarkably tasteful musician. I can't imagine it will be anything less than wonderful! :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 07, 2023, 11:40:02 PM

Mike & The Mechanics (Refueled) next week at Swansea Arena.

Fingers crossed it isn't terrible.


Excellent live band, in my experience. Hope yours will be similar.

Not been to the Arena yet. If the sound matches the way it looks, it should be pristine.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Andy on May 08, 2023, 09:57:37 AM
Our last visit to the Arena was marred by sound problems, the M&MR gig is a freebie to compensate us for last time.

BTW, never go in Row Q, no leg room at all because of a screen, I couldn't even put my feet flat on the floor.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 08, 2023, 11:09:03 AM

Our last visit to the Arena was marred by sound problems, the M&MR gig is a freebie to compensate us for last time.

BTW, never go in Row Q, no leg room at all because of a screen, I couldn't even put my feet flat on the floor.


That's good insider info. Thanks!

It's a shame that they don't have more music on. It seems to be comedy, mostly, which isn't of any interest to me. I suppose that's what sells though.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on May 08, 2023, 12:44:33 PM


Believe it or not, both the Leylines gig and the Levellers gig are postponed  :(  is anyone else finding that there are more postponements these days?


Leylines postponement is due to a family bereavement, which I would have thought was fully understandable.

Yes, the Leylines personnel definitely have our sympathies, but the Gryphon postponement is currently a bit of a mystery. Hopefully, they will soon announce a new date for the Cambridge gig and then all will be forgiven.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on May 09, 2023, 12:30:10 PM
The Cambridge Junction website says that Gryphon's postponement was due to illness and that a new date will be announced soon.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 11, 2023, 12:25:56 AM
American roots music songstress Rhiannon Giddens is playing in the U.K. this month, with Francesco Turrisi opening:

MAY 11, 2023 - Union Chapel, London

MAY 12, 2023 - Saint Andrews & Blackfriars Hall at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

MAY 13, 2023 - Birmingham Town Hall

MAY 14, 2023 - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Still eagerly awaiting her return to Texas so I can finally get to see her after admiring her from afar for years.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 15, 2023, 07:42:47 PM
Just announced - Stevie Nicks, Moody Center, Austin, August 15!

Maybe on this one. I've seen Stevie four times, dating back to 1983, as a solo act, and five times with different configurations of Fleetwood Mac. How many Stevies is enough Stevies?

One possible tiebreaker is the venue. The Frank Erwin Center hosted most of my previous Stevie/FM shows, and it was not the best music venue, acoustically or logistically. The Moody Center is flawed but still superior.

Another consideration - I may want to take my 10-year old granddaughter. Stevie might be a safe introduction to live, large-scale music, even though I think she would insist on wearing earphones.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on May 17, 2023, 04:12:38 PM
Def Leppard at Sheffield Leadmill on Friday, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest at The Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on May 17, 2023, 04:50:07 PM
Going to see Jim Moray tomorrow evening, a 5 minute walk down the road, so that'll be nice.

Then it's Wood Festival (https://woodfestival.com/) weekend, a favourite time of the year  :)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: blagden on May 17, 2023, 08:35:15 PM

Def Leppard at Sheffield Leadmill on Friday, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest at The Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday.


Well Jell, by coincidence been listening to the Concert For The People on vinyl today.

Possibly my favourite band and their live album from the early 1970's (the one with the black sleeve) is certainly my favourite live album.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 17, 2023, 09:08:24 PM

Going to see Jim Moray tomorrow evening, a 5 minute walk down the road, so that'll be nice.

Then it's Wood Festival (https://woodfestival.com/) weekend, a favourite time of the year  :)


One if my favourite artists  :) Couldn’t get to see him this time around. About time he and his band did Cropedy!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2023, 09:11:13 AM


Def Leppard at Sheffield Leadmill on Friday, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest at The Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday.


Well Jell, by coincidence been listening to the Concert For The People on vinyl today.

Possibly my favourite band and their live album from the early 1970's (the one with the black sleeve) is certainly my favourite live album.




That's a very good live album-  BJH at their best, perhaps. Though there are a number of BJH live records.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 18, 2023, 09:52:11 AM
Off to see Barclay James Harvest on Tuesday. John Lees has announced his retirement from extensive touring (though he hasn't ruled out the odd festival date) so it'll be lovely to catch them for what will probably be the last time.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on May 18, 2023, 10:00:00 AM
My other gig within the next week or so is Slim Chance, on Sunday. Love  the music of Ronnie Lane, and the albums the band have made in relatively recent times have been strong too. Should be an excellent evening!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 19, 2023, 04:59:13 PM
Stevie Nicks, August 15, 2023, Moody Center, Austin!

Why not? She's a national treasure.

Mrs. J. From A. and I saw Stevie together for the first time on our honeymoon, at Yasgur's Farm, at the "Day In The Garden" Festival near Bethel, New York, in 1998. She was touring in support of her retrospective CD box set (remember those?). It rained throughout her set, but the audience remained. Don Henley performed earlier that day, and I think everyone expected him to come out for "Leather and Lace." Did not happen. Fond memories of that whole weekend (which included performances by Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, and the original line-up of Ten Years After). The event was livestreamed before that was a "thing," so bootleg videos and sound recordings abound.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 19, 2023, 06:57:39 PM
Shirley Collins at Brighton Dome on Sunday afternoon; part of the Festival.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 20, 2023, 09:43:45 AM
Mike Scott and James Hallawell tonight at Nantwich Roots, their first gig as a duo and with the added bonus of only being a fifteen minute walk from home.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 20, 2023, 01:13:35 PM
Oye Santana tonight at Acapela just outside Cardiff

I’m hoping for something as good as the Santana tribute that played Cropedy in 2007 - they were fab

And tomorrow another tribute act La Villa Strangiato at The Globe in Cardiff,  courtesy of my nephew!

 :D



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on May 20, 2023, 02:03:51 PM

Mike Scott and James Hallawell tonight at Nantwich Roots, their first gig as a duo and with the added bonus of only being a fifteen minute walk from home.

We were there last night for Lindisfarne and Virginia. Hope your night is as good. It was very well supported , nice to see.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 20, 2023, 02:29:09 PM


Mike Scott and James Hallawell tonight at Nantwich Roots, their first gig as a duo and with the added bonus of only being a fifteen minute walk from home.

We were there last night for Lindisfarne and Virginia. Hope your night is as good. It was very well supported , nice to see.


I would have gone if we hadn't been away all week, just got back a bit too late last night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on May 20, 2023, 07:56:15 PM
3 Daft Monkeys on 17TH June at River Cottage Shindig only £15  a head!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on May 21, 2023, 07:36:51 AM
The Long Ryders at The Cavern, Liverpool on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on May 22, 2023, 04:29:02 PM
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are playing at Silverdale (where RSPB Leighton Moss is) on the 9th June.

Tickets available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/red-poppy-music



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 23, 2023, 04:42:10 AM
Considering "Remain in Light" featuring Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew performing the music of Talking Heads, June 14th or so at the Moody Amphitheater.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on May 23, 2023, 05:01:14 PM
John Fogerty - Thursday
Robert Reed's Sanctuary band - Friday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on May 23, 2023, 06:13:15 PM
I'm off to Porthcawl on Friday to see Lindisfarne. They never disappoint


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on May 23, 2023, 06:56:15 PM

I'm off to Porthcawl on Friday to see Lindisfarne. They never disappoint


They were on top form last Friday in Nantwich.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on May 24, 2023, 08:14:09 PM

Shirley Collins at Brighton Dome on Sunday afternoon; part of the Festival.




…and very good she was, too.  Shirley is currently in a wheelchair, while she awaits a hip-replacement.  Accompanied by the Lodestar Band and Rattle on the Stovepipe, as usual.  A fine and varied set, interspersed with spirited interludes from Brighton Morris (Shirley is their patron).

 We stayed on for the evening performances: Stick in the Wheel (sounding rather different these days) and Fire in her Eyes (a very promising young folk-rock outfit).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on June 01, 2023, 04:55:18 PM

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are playing at Silverdale (where RSPB Leighton Moss is) on the 9th June.


And I've just seen that Karine Polwart is playing the Victoria Hall in Settle on the same night. But I've booked tickets for Nancy and James. And I think there's a gig on in Lancaster that night I'd like to go to as well. Gigs are being like buses this month.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on June 06, 2023, 09:15:44 AM
Kristin  Hersh,  but not till October.  My birthday outing.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on June 11, 2023, 04:14:34 PM
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express at The Met in Bury tonight.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 16, 2023, 03:19:28 PM
The mighty 'wind at the Albert Hall...

I've got my ticket

https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-announce-royal-albert-hall-show-and-space-ritual-box-set


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on June 16, 2023, 06:55:35 PM

The mighty 'wind at the Albert Hall...

I've got my ticket

https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-announce-royal-albert-hall-show-and-space-ritual-box-set



"Will this 'wind - be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the urrrrth?"   ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on June 16, 2023, 09:08:44 PM
Richard Thompson in Cambridge next Thursday (21st)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on June 17, 2023, 01:12:45 PM


The mighty 'wind at the Albert Hall...

I've got my ticket

https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-announce-royal-albert-hall-show-and-space-ritual-box-set



"Will this 'wind - be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the urrrrth?"   ;)


HAHAHAHA. I remember that.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 18, 2023, 07:23:07 AM



The mighty 'wind at the Albert Hall...

I've got my ticket

https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-announce-royal-albert-hall-show-and-space-ritual-box-set



"Will this 'wind - be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the urrrrth?"   ;)


HAHAHAHA. I remember that.

Jules


I haven't seen it yet, but I bought the DVD.

I wish I hadn't seen 'Space Ritual Box Set' in the link though.
I'm trying hard not to look.
Really hard.
I'm going to want it if I look.
I haven't sat here thinking, 'I wish there was a Space Ritual box' all my life, but now.....
It's like Schrödinger, but with a Space Ritual in the box instead of a cat.

Enjoy the Albert Hall, David.

You swine.  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 18, 2023, 02:55:54 PM




The mighty 'wind at the Albert Hall...

I've got my ticket

https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-announce-royal-albert-hall-show-and-space-ritual-box-set



"Will this 'wind - be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the urrrrth?"   ;)


HAHAHAHA. I remember that.

Jules


I haven't seen it yet, but I bought the DVD.

I wish I hadn't seen 'Space Ritual Box Set' in the link though.
I'm trying hard not to look.
Really hard.
I'm going to want it if I look.
I haven't sat here thinking, 'I wish there was a Space Ritual box' all my life, but now.....
It's like Schrödinger, but with a Space Ritual in the box instead of a cat.

Enjoy the Albert Hall, David.

You swine.  :)



Ha ha.  Try not to click on this link, then... https://www.loudersound.com/news/hawkwind-detail-mammoth-eleven-disc-space-ritual-box-set


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 18, 2023, 03:20:44 PM
11 Discs ???  :o

You...you...ba...d boy.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 18, 2023, 11:18:22 PM
Just purchased on the spur of the moment:

Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds / Garbage / Metric, tonight at the Germania Amphitheater, Circuit of the Americas, in remote southeast hot as Hades Austin, Texas (101 degrees Fahrenheit [38.3C] out there right now with three hours of sunlight left).

I'm woefully unfamiliar with Oasis and Garbage (I know "Wonderwall" and "Special," and that's it), and had never heard of Canadian indie band Metric. Needless to say, I came of age before they did. But in my advancing years, I'd like to gain some exposure to ever-so-slightly newer music. After all, the recent departures of Jeff Beck and David Crosby, and the retirement of Gerry Conway, have reminded me that my generation's idols are gradually exiting stage left.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on June 23, 2023, 01:07:54 PM
RT at the Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton tonight.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on June 23, 2023, 02:36:45 PM
Taking the boy to see Muse on Sunday as a birthday present. Given the 24-hour coverage of Glastonbury at the moment, I'm reminded that I first saw Muse in Glastonbury's New Bands Tent in 1999 - 24 years ago! At that time they'd not yet released their first album; same as the other newbies I saw in New Bands that year, Coldplay.

Then it's Bruce on the 8th in Hyde Park, then Folk By The Oak a week or so after that. Summer's here :)

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on June 23, 2023, 02:45:44 PM
Just booked to see Barrett's Privateers at the local RHS garden in just over a week. It'll be our anniversary as well, so a nice treat. Hope the good weather holds!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on June 23, 2023, 04:32:03 PM
The music and entertainment calendar is filling up, with October being particularly loaded:

July 13 - Sparks, ACL Live
August 4 - Kenny Loggins, Moody Amphitheater (maybe)
August 15 - Stevie Nicks, Moody Center
August 23 - The Swell Season, Chateau St. Michele Winery, Seattle
September 17 - Sting, Moody Center
September 25 - Ann Wilson of Heart, Paramount Theater
October 10 - The Wallflowers, Paramount Theater
October 12 - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Bass Concert Hall
October 14 - Bonnie Raitt, ACL Live
October 18 - Peter Gabriel, Moody Center
October 26 - Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inducts John Prine and Trisha Yearwood, with special guests (I'm assuming Mr. Yearwood, a/k/a Garth Brooks, will be there, and hopefully Bonnie doing "Angel From Montgomery") ACL Live
December 8 - A. J. Croce (Croce Plays Croce), Paramount


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on June 23, 2023, 04:47:55 PM
Laura Cantrell tonight. Never seen her before so I'm looking forward to finally catching a show. Then, Bob Fox on Monday. Seen him many times but he's always good value.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 26, 2023, 10:45:33 AM
Almost no notice on that but the Trimdon Grange Explosion are playing tonight in Stoke Newington.  I have no idea who/what Honey Radar are but I can't imagine they're sh1te if TGE are playing with them....

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/581469?fbclid=IwAR2bQJMvkgxHIv1FGd_45qoBCsFjLBsYSPRw-fpsMf6AbEF_eMYibvJigsM


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on June 26, 2023, 05:17:54 PM
Tickets booked for Flook at the Victoria Hall in Settle on the 7th July. Hopefully it'll be better than the last time we saw them which was at Kendal when the venue went a bit mad with a smoke machine.

Funnily enough we haven't been back to the Brewery Arts Centre since then. It left a bad taste in the mouth - figuratively and literally.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on June 26, 2023, 08:14:14 PM

Almost no notice on that but the Trimdon Grange Explosion are playing tonight in Stoke Newington.  I have no idea who/what Honey Radar are but I can't imagine they're sh1te if TGE are playing with them....

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/581469?fbclid=IwAR2bQJMvkgxHIv1FGd_45qoBCsFjLBsYSPRw-fpsMf6AbEF_eMYibvJigsM


Would loved to have made it down for this one but just not possible this time, too many other things on atm.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 29, 2023, 06:42:25 PM
Bridget St John is back over in the Autumn...here's for a few more gigs to be announced

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/bridget-st-john-emma-tricca/?fbclid=IwAR1Uk30D3DLK_QYqzr9hNwG22XUEDMET-WqM9ZFv5mrkA8hOWqExMwlyLvY


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on June 30, 2023, 10:32:00 AM
If you're in Ireland...the wondrous Dr Strangely Strange are playing a couple of gigs...here's one of them.

I think Lehanmore is another - on the 4th August


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on July 01, 2023, 03:46:25 PM
An Ian Prowse acoustic trio gig tonight on The Wirral, then Kiss next Friday in Manchester.....


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 03, 2023, 02:17:53 PM
Tasty looking Bert Jansch 80th birthday bash at the Festival Hall...

I wonder how many of these artists would turn out for an imaginary John Renbourn 80th bash next year?  It is a bit weird that, isn't it?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on July 17, 2023, 01:33:27 PM
I'm going to see Solstice in Colchester at the weekend which at £15 a ticket is actually cheaper than going to the pub and getting a round in.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 17, 2023, 01:33:59 PM

I'm going to see Solstice in Colchester at the weekend which at £15 a ticket is actually cheaper than going to the pub and getting a round in.



Just don't, er, get a round in...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on July 17, 2023, 08:26:16 PM
Keb Mo' at the Paramount, next Wednesday, July 26!

Maybe Steve Miller Band at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater on the 27th, if I'm feeling up to a long walk on a hot night.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on July 18, 2023, 09:33:12 AM
Actually a book launch...but with added gig appeal.

The new revised and expanded edition of the mighty Be Glad:  an Incredible String Band Compendium is being launched in Nov.

This from Adrian Whittaker:  

Be Glad, an Incredible String Band Compendium (revised and expanded edition): Book launch
At the London book launch, musicians who have written for the book or fanzine will play ISB music. Performers will include Norman Lamont, Tony Corden and Polly Henderson, Grahame Hood, Malcolm Le Maistre, the Half-Remarkable Questionnaires  and more. There may be  one or two special guests but that’s currently unconfirmed. I’m expecting a friendly, folk clubby vibe; it’ll be another gathering of the ISB fans and clans, a bit like the Rio and Green Note events we’ve had in the past.
It's on Saturday 4th November.  Doors will be 2.00, music starts at 2.30 and we expect the event to be over by 5.00.
There’ll be a bar and Strange Attractor will be selling copies of the hardback. Venue is the spacious and airy main hall at The Mildmay Club at 33-34 Newington Green N16 9PR, a community-owned former radical club 15 minutes’ walk from Dalston Kingsland station and on various bus routes. Disabled access via a stairlift.
Tickets available here, currently  at a reduced Early Bird price with no booking fee.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/587749?fbclid=IwAR1ZZv6Ydlc8h4bcX8ExMn25OBFDeP0FzkZE1g_Lx665Ute9RXfPrYxwF3o



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 15, 2023, 06:19:01 PM
Stevie Nicks, tonight at the Moody Center in Austin! I have a long history with Stevie, in and out of Fleetwood Mac:

8/31/83 SN with Joe Walsh, Austin (Wild Heart Tour)
4/12/86 SN with Opus, Austin (Rock a Little Tour)
12/1/87 FM with Cruzados, Austin (Shake the Cage Tour)
8/14/98 SN, Don Henley, etc., Bethel NY (Enchanted Tour)
6/4/13 FM, Dallas (Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Tour)
12/14/14 FM, Dallas (On With the Show Tour)
3/1/15 FM, Austin (On With the Show Tour)
3/12/17 SN with Pretenders, Austin (24 Karat Gold Tour)
2/9/19 FM, Austin (An Evening With Fleetwood Mac)

Forty years almost to the day since my first Stevie show. She was a seasoned 35-year old when I saw her the first time. This may be the last ever, but I said the same thing in 2017.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on August 16, 2023, 04:58:43 PM
Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad on Friday at Fort Perch on The Wirral.  The lovely Mary Reynaud playing the theremin with her boobs (once seen, never forgotten) and Lea on the drums, the happiest drummer in the world.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on August 20, 2023, 10:27:11 AM

Actually a book launch...but with added gig appeal.

The new revised and expanded edition of the mighty Be Glad:  an Incredible String Band Compendium is being launched in Nov.

This from Adrian Whittaker:  

Be Glad, an Incredible String Band Compendium (revised and expanded edition): Book launch
At the London book launch, musicians who have written for the book or fanzine will play ISB music. Performers will include Norman Lamont, Tony Corden and Polly Henderson, Grahame Hood, Malcolm Le Maistre, the Half-Remarkable Questionnaires  and more. There may be  one or two special guests but that’s currently unconfirmed. I’m expecting a friendly, folk clubby vibe; it’ll be another gathering of the ISB fans and clans, a bit like the Rio and Green Note events we’ve had in the past.
It's on Saturday 4th November.  Doors will be 2.00, music starts at 2.30 and we expect the event to be over by 5.00.
There’ll be a bar and Strange Attractor will be selling copies of the hardback. Venue is the spacious and airy main hall at The Mildmay Club at 33-34 Newington Green N16 9PR, a community-owned former radical club 15 minutes’ walk from Dalston Kingsland station and on various bus routes. Disabled access via a stairlift.
Tickets available here, currently  at a reduced Early Bird price with no booking fee.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/587749?fbclid=IwAR1ZZv6Ydlc8h4bcX8ExMn25OBFDeP0FzkZE1g_Lx665Ute9RXfPrYxwF3o




I'm not going but have ordered the book in deluxe form.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 20, 2023, 10:50:06 AM


Actually a book launch...but with added gig appeal.

The new revised and expanded edition of the mighty Be Glad:  an Incredible String Band Compendium is being launched in Nov.

This from Adrian Whittaker:  

Be Glad, an Incredible String Band Compendium (revised and expanded edition): Book launch
At the London book launch, musicians who have written for the book or fanzine will play ISB music. Performers will include Norman Lamont, Tony Corden and Polly Henderson, Grahame Hood, Malcolm Le Maistre, the Half-Remarkable Questionnaires  and more. There may be  one or two special guests but that’s currently unconfirmed. I’m expecting a friendly, folk clubby vibe; it’ll be another gathering of the ISB fans and clans, a bit like the Rio and Green Note events we’ve had in the past.
It's on Saturday 4th November.  Doors will be 2.00, music starts at 2.30 and we expect the event to be over by 5.00.
There’ll be a bar and Strange Attractor will be selling copies of the hardback. Venue is the spacious and airy main hall at The Mildmay Club at 33-34 Newington Green N16 9PR, a community-owned former radical club 15 minutes’ walk from Dalston Kingsland station and on various bus routes. Disabled access via a stairlift.
Tickets available here, currently  at a reduced Early Bird price with no booking fee.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/587749?fbclid=IwAR1ZZv6Ydlc8h4bcX8ExMn25OBFDeP0FzkZE1g_Lx665Ute9RXfPrYxwF3o




I'm not going but have ordered the book in deluxe form.


Ditto.  I have the excuse of being in Oz (or I will have if I can actually get my sorry arse on the plane).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 20, 2023, 01:28:58 PM
Went online to book for Robert Plants Saving Grace. It said tickets from £40 which I thought was a bit steep for an acoustic band, but what the hell. That was just for limited view seats . £75 for normal seats for Cliffs sake.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 20, 2023, 01:33:41 PM

Went online to book for Robert Plants Saving Grace. It said tickets from £40 which I thought was a bit steep for an acoustic band, but what the hell. That was just for limited view seats . £75 for normal seats for Cliffs sake.


Cripes.  £22.50 when I saw them at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen 4.5 years ago - although not entirely sure why electric v acoustic affects the price (and Saving Grace are far more plugged in than you might imagine).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on August 20, 2023, 02:53:45 PM


Went online to book for Robert Plants Saving Grace. It said tickets from £40 which I thought was a bit steep for an acoustic band, but what the hell. That was just for limited view seats . £75 for normal seats for Cliffs sake.


Cripes.  £22.50 when I saw them at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen 4.5 years ago - although not entirely sure why electric v acoustic affects the price (and Saving Grace are far more plugged in than you might imagine).


Tickets starting from £40.72 +£3.80 transaction fee at New Theatre Oxford...Don't think I will be bothering, but instead have booked the "80th Birthday Concert for Bert Jansch" at the Festival Hall London on Nov 4th, (Robert Plant, Martin Simpson, Jacqui McShee, Bernard Butler, Kathryn Williams & Sam Lee) for £25 + £3.50 transaction fee...Mind you the train ticket to London will easily swallow up the saving! ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on August 20, 2023, 05:53:03 PM


Went online to book for Robert Plants Saving Grace. It said tickets from £40 which I thought was a bit steep for an acoustic band, but what the hell. That was just for limited view seats . £75 for normal seats for Cliffs sake.


Cripes.  £22.50 when I saw them at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen 4.5 years ago - although not entirely sure why electric v acoustic affects the price (and Saving Grace are far more plugged in than you might imagine).
32 quid at Buxton two years ago.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 21, 2023, 09:34:00 AM
Booked to see Lifesigns down in Truro next month.  Looking forward to seeing them. I must have seen them at Cropredy a few years ago, but don't remember them then.  I have since got into their recorded work.

And the week after that, for something rather different, we have tickets to see the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason at Barnstaple.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on August 21, 2023, 10:33:24 AM
My next two gigs are both duos in folk clubs - Ken Nicol & Wendy Ross and then Jacqui McShee & Kevin Dempsey ... seen 3 of the 4 musicians before (ie all except relative "newcomer" Wendy), but never in this particular format. Anybody else seen 'em before?




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on August 21, 2023, 10:39:24 AM

My next two gigs are both duos in folk clubs - Ken Nicol & Wendy Ross and then Jacqui McShee & Kevin Dempsey ... seen 3 of the 4 musicians before (ie all except relative "newcomer" Wendy), but never in this particular format. Anybody else seen 'em before?





Didn't know Jacqui played with Kevin.  I'd be interested to know what they play...and whether it includes any Dando Shaft material.  Polly and her voices were often compared (given the disparity in success, usually Polly's with Jacqui's).


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 22, 2023, 02:19:07 AM

Stevie Nicks, tonight at the Moody Center in Austin! I have a long history with Stevie, in and out of Fleetwood Mac:

8/31/83 SN with Joe Walsh, Austin (Wild Heart Tour)
4/12/86 SN with Opus, Austin (Rock a Little Tour)
12/1/87 FM with Cruzados, Austin (Shake the Cage Tour)
8/14/98 SN, Don Henley, etc., Bethel NY (Enchanted Tour)
6/4/13 FM, Dallas (Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Tour)
12/14/14 FM, Dallas (On With the Show Tour)
3/1/15 FM, Austin (On With the Show Tour)
3/12/17 SN with Pretenders, Austin (24 Karat Gold Tour)
2/9/19 FM, Austin (An Evening With Fleetwood Mac)

Forty years almost to the day since my first Stevie show. She was a seasoned 35-year old when I saw her the first time. This may be the last ever, but I said the same thing in 2017.


I haven't seen her or Fleetwood Mac. The nearest I got was stuffing a burger in my face at the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando at a table with her silver platform boots on the wall at my table prior to seeing Tommy Shaw, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 22, 2023, 10:28:29 AM
As announced from the main stage at Cropredy, there's a new folk club opening in Launceston in September, with Kevin Dempsey playing.  I hope to get along to that or following concerts - they are doing them monthly, I think.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on August 23, 2023, 10:19:58 PM
Tonight, in Woodinville Washington:

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova!

Love these two


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on August 28, 2023, 04:58:30 PM
Just purchased a couple of tickets for Wishbone Ash (Andy Powell's version) celebrating 50 years since Live Dates came out, at St George's Hall, Bristol.  Not many tickets left, and all are restricted view (as are the ones I have got).

Annoyingly, they are playing a lot closer a few days before, on my birthday, in Exeter (which is also cheaper). Only problem is that my nephew gets married the next day, and I have been informed in no uncertain times that we need to be in the Oxford area on that day to make sure we can get my father-in-law to the wedding.

Anyway, it'll be the first time I have seen Wishbone Ash since the Twin Barrels Burning tour, at Guildford Civic Hall in 1982 and I'm rather looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on August 28, 2023, 05:55:10 PM
We're seeing them in Gloucester Guildhall, Will, standing venue.  You're in for a treat, the current band is excellent, IMO.  Just booked to see Dr Feelgood at the same venue in November - support is Wreckless Eric.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on August 29, 2023, 12:15:32 PM
One of my top ever favorite gigs ever was Wreckless Eric in 1978 at The Greyhound in Croydon, probably promoting his first album on Stiff. I have never seen him since.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 29, 2023, 08:29:04 PM

One of my top ever favorite gigs ever was Wreckless Eric in 1978 at The Greyhound in Croydon, probably promoting his first album on Stiff. I have never seen him since.
Saw him on the Stiff 78 tour & hand followed him on Facebook since I joined it. I’m a big fan  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 01, 2023, 12:45:14 AM
Tenacious D (probably) on September 15 at the Circuit of the Americas!

Sting (already booked) on September 17 at the Moody Center.

One of these two will be very funny.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 01, 2023, 08:42:28 AM

Tenacious D (probably) on September 15 at the Circuit of the Americas!

Sting (already booked) on September 17 at the Moody Center.

One of these two will be very funny.
Both of those on my Bucket List!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on September 02, 2023, 09:13:55 AM
Just booked a ticket for "A Celebration of Simon Emmerson" at the Roundhouse, Friday 15th December; Imagined Village, AfroCelts, Working Weeks and guests. Now to book a hotel within staggering distance...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on September 04, 2023, 10:00:17 AM


My next two gigs are both duos in folk clubs - Ken Nicol & Wendy Ross and then Jacqui McShee & Kevin Dempsey ... seen 3 of the 4 musicians before (ie all except relative "newcomer" Wendy), but never in this particular format. Anybody else seen 'em before?





Didn't know Jacqui played with Kevin.  I'd
be interested to know what they play...and whether it includes any Dando Shaft material.  Polly and her voices were often compared (given the disparity in success, usually Polly's with Jacqui's).


They have an album.out together.  Available on Jacquis website.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on September 04, 2023, 10:07:37 AM
Glenn Hughes "Classic Deep Purple Live", Bexhill on Sea, October 13th.

Michael Schenker Band, Wolverhampton, December 1st.

Just realising that it was possibly as a teenager in the late 1970s/80s, that I last went to any sort of "old school" hard rock gig!

Very impressed by recent live footage and very much looking forward to both of these shows!

B&Bs booked, so no stress attemping to catch a late train home as in the old days! ;D




Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2023, 10:48:53 AM

Glenn Hughes "Classic Deep Purple Live", Bexhill on Sea, October 13th.

Michael Schenker Band, Wolverhampton, December 1st.

Just realising that it was possibly as a teenager in the late 1970s/80s, that I last went to any sort of "old school" hard rock gig!

Very impressed by recent live footage and very much looking forward to both of these shows!

B&Bs booked, so no stress attemping to catch a late train home as in the old days! ;D





I find it interesting how Glenn seems to make a fair chunk of his living out of his Deep Purple legacy these days.  Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band are all very decent albums but "Classic Deep Purple"?  It's arguably pushing it a little...?  How much of those albums did he actually sing on then - does he sing lead on any of them?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on September 04, 2023, 01:15:56 PM
That's a good point David!

I've always considered the Gillan fronted Mk2 band as the definitive "classic" Purple lineup, although the MK3 work has stood up remarkably well, considering the almost half century that has passed.

Listening to the live recordings from around that time, it seemed Glenn took on a decent share of the vocal duties, which made complete sense having previously fronted Trapeze. I will have to listen again to the studio albums! I guess the Deep Purple connection is always going to be a handy tag to print on the posters! ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2023, 01:47:22 PM

That's a good point David!

I've always considered the Gillan fronted Mk2 band as the definitive "classic" Purple lineup, although the MK3 work has stood up remarkably well, considering the almost half century that has passed.

Listening to the live recordings from around that time, it seemed Glenn took on a decent share of the vocal duties, which made complete sense having previously fronted Trapeze. I will have to listen again to the studio albums! I guess the Deep Purple connection is always going to be a handy tag to print on the posters! ;D


Was he in Trapeze when they did that very early ('69ish) cover of MOTL?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Glen S on September 04, 2023, 02:05:05 PM


That's a good point David!

I've always considered the Gillan fronted Mk2 band as the definitive "classic" Purple lineup, although the MK3 work has stood up remarkably well, considering the almost half century that has passed.

Listening to the live recordings from around that time, it seemed Glenn took on a decent share of the vocal duties, which made complete sense having previously fronted Trapeze. I will have to listen again to the studio albums! I guess the Deep Purple connection is always going to be a handy tag to print on the posters! ;D


Was he in Trapeze when they did that very early ('69ish) cover of MOTL?


He was indeed, although I'd not realised until you mentioned it! :)

Have just found this on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv8UhtQ56j0


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 04, 2023, 08:09:33 PM


Glenn Hughes "Classic Deep Purple Live", Bexhill on Sea, October 13th.

Michael Schenker Band, Wolverhampton, December 1st.

Just realising that it was possibly as a teenager in the late 1970s/80s, that I last went to any sort of "old school" hard rock gig!

Very impressed by recent live footage and very much looking forward to both of these shows!

B&Bs booked, so no stress attemping to catch a late train home as in the old days! ;D





I find it interesting how Glenn seems to make a fair chunk of his living out of his Deep Purple legacy these days.  Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band are all very decent albums but "Classic Deep Purple"?  It's arguably pushing it a little...?  How much of those albums did he actually sing on then - does he sing lead on any of them?


I think ‘oversings’ would be a more accurate description. Most of the live clips of ‘Burn’ are intolerable.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 04, 2023, 11:02:33 PM
September 21, at Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, Texas (where I saw Martin Barre and Clive Bunker last year), Pat Travers Band!

Pat Travers is a minor guitar hero of mine. He was all over the radio circa 1980-1981, when I was learning guitar. At the time, his band included Pat Thrall on second lead guitar, another excellent player (who subsequently partnered with Glenn Hughes, discussed at length above). Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights, Crash and Burn, and Snortin' Whiskey (and Drinking Cocaine) are the songs I remember. Looking forward to some old school rock/blues guitar.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on September 06, 2023, 08:33:34 AM
Tomorrow we're off to the Victoria Hall in Settle to see Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening. It's an old music hall venue so the air conditioning will be a case of opening all the doors and windows. Think it's going to be a hot one but I'm looking forward to it.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 06, 2023, 10:00:51 AM

[Note, I think some of the links are broken, but you should be able to workaround]

Gregg Douglass

This from promoter John Roberts who some might know from Barking Spider promotions - used to be in Pompey, he's now in Ireland.  Nice guy for an ex undercover Drug Squad guy ;) ;D

The amazing GREG DOUGLASS, guitar wizard from THE STEVE MILLER BAND, is back on tour in the U.K in October with his U.K Band - the tour is entitled GREG DOUGLASS PLAYS STEVE MILLER.
The 11 date tour takes the guys from The Isle of Wight to Scotland - and all points in between, so probably playing at a venue near you!!!
In 2016 Greg's contribution to music was acknowledged when together with the other members of The Steve Miller Band he was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, a prestigious honour indeed. Greg co-wrote the classic "Jungle Love" for the band among other songs. The song appears on The Steve Miller Band's "Greatest Hits" album, which has sold over FIVE MILLION copies!!!!!!.
Greg has an amazing pedigree - as well as The Steve Miller Band he was also a former member of the Jefferson Airplane offshoot Hot Tuna, The Greg Kihn Band (playing on their number 1 U.S. hit "Jeopardy"), and Van Morrison's band, and he's also played with many, many other legendary musicians, including John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service. He toured the U.K as a member of The Former Members, with Bruce Barthol & David Bennett Cohen (both of Country Joe & The Fish), Roy Blumenfeld (Blues Project) and later in San Francisco Nights - basically The Former Members plus Sam Andrew of Big Brother And The Holding Company who was Janis Joplis guitarist for years, and Bex Marshall as the voice of Janis.
Greg's band are three very experienced U.K musicians, all ex members of the U.K lineup for the top class San Francisco band It's A Beautiful Day. Steve Browning, the bass player was also a member of The Pretty Things, and played with Ronnie Spector and many others. Rhythm guitarist and keyboard player Rob Beckinsale has toured with Barry "The Fish" Melton of Country Joe And The Fish and The Aguilar Blumenfeld Project, two more top San Francisco bands whose members played the Monterey Festival in 1967 and Woodstock Festival in 1969. The drummer, Matt Wheatle, has been a member of top blues funk band Cryin' Out Loud for close to 30 years. His previous bands include Bluescasters and Little Junior Joe Slim & the Three Chord Trick. Matt’s also collaborated with Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead, and performed with the legendary Jackie Lynton on many occasions. Here's the tour list -and where to get tickets!!!
SUNDAY 8.10.23: Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Terrace Lane, Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, PO409QE. Doors 6 p.m. TICKET LINK: http://thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/ (£12 - secure link via Paypal)
MONDAY 9.10.23: Emsworth Music Club, Emsworth Sports & Social Club, 43 Havant Rd, Emsworth, PO10 7JF. Doors 7 p.m TICKET LINK: http://thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/ (£16 - secure link via Paypal)
TUESDAY10.10.23: Half Moon, Putney. TICKET LINK: www.halfmoon.co.uk (£15 advance/£17 door).
WEDNESDAY 11.10.23: King Arthur, 31- 33 Benedict St., Glastonbury, BA69NB. Doors 6 p.m., 7 p.m start. Tel. 01458 830338 TICKET LINK: Eventbrite (£10)
THURSDAY 12.10.23: Navy Club, Bellmans Yard, High St., Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AJ. Doors: 8 p.m TICKET LINK : http://thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/ (£9 - secure link via Paypal - or £10 on door).
FRIDAY13.10.23: Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, 15 Whitefriargate, Hull, HU1 2ER. Tel: 07942 244845 g TICKET LINK: https://wreckingballstore.co.uk/ (£17)
SUNDAY 15.10.23: Backstage at The Green; The Green Hotel, 2, The Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8AS TICKET LINK: https://www.ticketweb.uk/.../greg-douglass.../12995885... (£25)
MONDAY 16.10.23: Backstage At The Green; The Green Hotel, 2, The Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8AS. D TICKET LINK: https://www.ticketweb.uk/.../greg-douglass.../12995885... (£25)
TUESDAY 17.10.23: The Swan, 56. High St., Stourport on Severn, DY138BX Start: 8 p.m - food served 6 p.m. - 8 p.m 01299 877832 to reserve a table and a ticket - best seat in the house!. TICKET LINK: http://thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/ (£8)
WEDNESDAY 18.10.23 The Art Bank, 13, High St., Shepton Mallett, Somerset BA4 5AA (. TICKET LINK: http://thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/ (£8) (Venue can also sell tickets ) Doors 7 p.m , on stage 8.30.p.m . https://youtu.be/wmEq8oicKuc


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: vince42 on September 06, 2023, 10:50:11 PM
Off to see Big Big Train at Queens Hall Edinburgh this Sunday.  Saw them there a few years back and it was one if hhe best gigs I'd been to.  Obviously won't be the same but hopefully as good.

Vince


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 07, 2023, 09:49:31 AM

Off to see Big Big Train at Queens Hall Edinburgh this Sunday.  Saw them there a few years back and it was one if hhe best gigs I'd been to.  Obviously won't be the same but hopefully as good.

Vince


Jealous. Saw them last year at Aylesbury and they were great, but can't make any of the gigs this time.  But I am off to see Lifesigns in Truro on Friday night instead.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on September 07, 2023, 08:25:39 PM
Dexys at the Bridgewater hall in Manchester on Friday night
Ten years since last I saw them there,  when they were stunningly good.  So I'm hoping for another good show


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on September 12, 2023, 06:01:06 PM
Sadly couldn't make the Bevis Frond gig in Manchester last night but do have two more in the city later this week -

Flyying Colours at the Castle Hotel tomorrow. The Australian shoegaze/psych band rather than the US prog outfit of the same name but different spelling. Not seen them previously so really looking forward to that.

65daysofstatic at New Century Hall on Friday. Son's favourite band so tagging along for this, they were great at Gorilla a couple of years ago, if incredibly loud, so going to make sure I don't forget the earplugs.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Nick on September 12, 2023, 08:23:40 PM
Seeing Stornoway in about 5 minutes...

A tiny gig at the Bullingdon in Oxford to launch the new album.

 I introduced them onstage at Cornbury Festival one year. That was a strange time.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 13, 2023, 04:22:04 PM
P.P. Arnold tonight at Darwen's lovely Library Theatre,


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 13, 2023, 06:20:18 PM

Seeing Stornoway in about 5 minutes...

A tiny gig at the Bullingdon in Oxford to launch the new album.

 I introduced them onstage at Cornbury Festival one year. That was a strange time.

Cheers

Nick


How was it?  I'm going to a couple of gigs in Oct


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 17, 2023, 05:41:44 PM
An Evening with Dave Mattacks. I'm expecting a drum workshop, but what should I put my hand up and ask at the Q&A?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on September 18, 2023, 08:29:41 AM
Kristin Hersh only a month away now.  Looking forward to it very much.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 18, 2023, 04:58:25 PM

An Evening with Dave Mattacks. I'm expecting a drum workshop, but what should I put my hand up and ask at the Q&A?


I have long wondered whether it's my imagination, or if his playing style has radically evolved since "Liege and Lief," moving through "Shoot Out The Lights," to today. He is now so stripped down, with few fills or flourishes. Is my perception reality, and if so why the change? (I am a sucker for busy drumming, e.g. I prefer Bill Bruford to Alan White.)


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on September 18, 2023, 07:26:48 PM

I am a sucker for busy drumming, e.g. I prefer Bill Bruford to Alan White.


Same. Love a busy drummer.

Jules


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on September 18, 2023, 08:38:52 PM
I've recently booked to see:

Wishbone Ash (Andy Powell & co) at Gloucester Guildhall a week on Saturday,
Dr Feelgood + Wreckless Eric at the same venue mid-November,
the Crimson Marathon (a triple header of Stick Men, TU:NER and the David Cross Band (the latter playing the Larks Tongues In Aspic album in full)) in Prague (!),
the AfroCelts, Working Week, Imagined Village (and others yet tbc) at The Roundhouse mid-December.  
I might pop along to see Ozric Tentacles & Gong at the Guildhall in November as well.
The next ticket purchase after that will probably be Fairport at Tewkesbury Roses around Feb 24


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 20, 2023, 08:12:22 PM
Ticket going spare for Hawkwind at the Albert Hall next Friday.  Decent ticket - Block H Row 9 in the stalls.  Drop me a line if interested.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 20, 2023, 09:48:09 PM
Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 21, 2023, 08:02:52 AM

Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


The John Lees version presumably?  Both versions are the better of the two available in my humble opinion... Party like it's 1973... ;) ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 21, 2023, 10:56:06 AM
Don't think I've seen anything at all about this gig on here which is a little odd.  Apologies if I'm wrong...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 21, 2023, 01:05:56 PM
Ivan Pawle of Dr Strangely Strange has just been added to the bill for the launch gig of the new version of the Be Glad Incredible String Band Compendium.  There will be a few ISB members in attendance too (although sadly not those two - I think Adrian was hoping Mike might still come, Robin - no chance).  Rose will be there, Malcolm too...

Looks bloody marvellous, but sadly I will be 10500 miles away.  Grrrr.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/587749?fbclid=IwAR1m3Ff8xVMxsg3PeVsry5ap25EyJmZma4Bw0wkUxh_TNVeHy3X5fM460_o


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on September 21, 2023, 03:01:39 PM
I am guessing Licorice McKechnie won't be attending - did anyone ever find out what happened to her?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 21, 2023, 05:26:14 PM


Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


The John Lees version presumably?  Both versions are the better of the two available in my humble opinion... Party like it's 1973... ;) ;D


Yes, the Lees version.  John has announced his retirement from full-time touring, but will do occasional shows.  Never seen Les's band, but would do given the chance.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 21, 2023, 05:32:05 PM



Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


The John Lees version presumably?  Both versions are the better of the two available in my humble opinion... Party like it's 1973... ;) ;D


Yes, the Lees version.  John has announced his retirement from full-time touring, but will do occasional shows.  Never seen Les's band, but would do given the chance.


Do they ever play in the UK?  Maybe that was part of the legal agreement? He got Germany and John got the UK?


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on September 21, 2023, 11:01:41 PM




Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


The John Lees version presumably?  Both versions are the better of the two available in my humble opinion... Party like it's 1973... ;) ;D


Yes, the Lees version.  John has announced his retirement from full-time touring, but will do occasional shows.  Never seen Les's band, but would do given the chance.


Do they ever play in the UK?  Maybe that was part of the legal agreement? He got Germany and John got the UK?


Don't think so.  They did play the UK some yearsd ago but I couldn't make it.  John and band play mainland Europe too.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: blagden on September 22, 2023, 11:26:43 AM

Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


BJH - I'm hoping to catch the Sunday show in Huddersfield.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Will S on September 22, 2023, 03:27:27 PM


Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


BJH - I'm hoping to catch the Sunday show in Huddersfield.


I wish they'd play somewhere near me...


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on September 23, 2023, 08:37:03 AM



Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


BJH - I'm hoping to catch the Sunday show in Huddersfield.


I wish they'd play somewhere near me...


Last time I saw them it was the John Lees version, and they were very good-  played lots of the classic material.  Can't believe it but that must have been about 2005.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 23, 2023, 05:28:27 PM
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited at the Paramount in Austin, coming Spring 2024!

A rare visit from a legend. Already booked!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on September 23, 2023, 07:43:47 PM




Barclay James Harvest with Orchestra on Saturday, Martin Turner's version of Wishbone Ash on Sunday.  Keeping bang up to date again!!


BJH - I'm hoping to catch the Sunday show in Huddersfield.


I wish they'd play somewhere near me...


Last time I saw them it was the John Lees version, and they were very good-  played lots of the classic material.  Can't believe it but that must have been about 2005.


Last time I saw them (the mothership) it was 1983 ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on September 24, 2023, 04:44:15 PM


Last time I saw them (the mothership) it was 1983 ;D


I never knew George Clinton was in BJH!  ;)



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 24, 2023, 05:16:32 PM



Last time I saw them (the mothership) it was 1983 ;D


I never knew George Clinton was in BJH!  ;)




Standing On The Verge Of Getting It Octoberon is a must have.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Dan O. on September 25, 2023, 10:07:55 AM
Shawn Colvin at The Union Chapel tonight, support from Blair Dunlop. Really looking forward to this.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on September 25, 2023, 12:20:47 PM
That sounds like a good night out to me


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 25, 2023, 10:33:19 PM

Shawn Colvin at The Union Chapel tonight, support from Blair Dunlop. Really looking forward to this.


Nice!

Ann Wilson, "Heartless," tonight at the Paramount Theater!

Next year maybe we'll see a new album and tour with the lovely and talented Nancy Wilson in tow.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on September 26, 2023, 08:04:36 AM




Last time I saw them (the mothership) it was 1983 ;D


I never knew George Clinton was in BJH!  ;)




Standing On The Verge Of Getting It Octoberon is a must have.


Genius, Mike!!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Brendan on September 26, 2023, 06:06:19 PM
Polly Paulusma and Kathryn Williams next week at Hebden Bridge trades club. A first revisit since I saw Kevin Coyne there when I worked at Gordon Riggs Garden Centre in Walsden in the early 90’s as a college placement. Haven’t seen Polly or Kathryn before but followed both of their careers since the first releases and have heard some online live casts on Facebook and YouTube.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on September 27, 2023, 11:55:24 AM
The excellent Jon Wilks is playing at St Edith's folk club at Otford, Kent (near Sevenoaks) on Friday 6th October, see https://www.stedithfolk.co.uk/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: wayne stote on September 27, 2023, 01:50:40 PM
Next up for Me:

Fairport (at a venue I've not previously visited, Settle Town Hall)
Lanterns On The Lake
Hand Of Dimes
Tyketto



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on September 27, 2023, 08:56:09 PM
Tomorrow night, Pablo Cruise at "The Haute Spot" in Cedar Park, Texas!

I bought all the Pablo Cruise records when I was 14. Their breakthrough single came in 1977, with the eminently danceable "Whatcha Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye)?" I particularly love the 1978 LP "Worlds Away," which includes the title song, a great cover of Peter Allen's "Rio," and their biggest hit, "Love Will Find A Way." (They are cut from the same cloth as the Michael McDonald-era Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and the Little River Band.)

The current band includes original guitarist/vocalist Dave Jenkins and original keyboardist Cory Lerios. The original drummer, Steve Price, recently stepped away after 50 years' service. Original bassist/vocalist (and former member of "It's a Beautiful Day") Bud Cockrell passed away years ago, sadly. They added lead vocalist Robbie Wyckoff just a few years ago; he sang David Gilmour's parts on Roger's "The Wall" tour.

Pablo Cruise were inactive through most of the '80s and '90s, but started a low-key comeback in the early 2010s, playing California and Florida and rarely in between. Mrs. J From A and I caught them for the first time at the Sonoma Music Festival in 2013, and I've since seen them a few more times. Only recently, they started venturing into more states. They attract a small but enthusiastic crowd of late-era baby boomers like me.

This is authentic yacht rock at its finest, and I'm always thrilled when they come my way.



Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 06, 2023, 08:31:40 AM
I think Katie Spencer has been mentioned in here a few times.  Her tour continues.  Meanwhile (from Katie on FB) - some people really need to take a long bloody look in the mirror...unbelievable..

"It is very rare for me to publicly discuss situations like the one I'm about to share, however this is such an infuriating, often devastating and far too common occurrence in my experience, so I need to talk about it - in the hope that some folks may read this and think/learn/share/agree/listen/reassess/etc.
I was recently introduced by an MC at a gig as follows: "not only is she very pretty, she also sings". This was the entirety of my introduction, not one mention of the music.
I want to stress that this is not an uncommon situation, and it has reached a point where I need to discuss this publicly because every time a comment like this is made, I feel horrible. I am a full-time professional musician, and I should not feel like this in my workplace on a regular basis. I am writing to try and make things better in future.
I have put years of dedication into my music and constantly strive to become better, I love what I do and each time a comment like this is made it makes me feel robbed of my standing and my abilities as a musician and not only that but makes me feel looked upon completely inappropriately by men. One horrible part of this situation is that these comments and gestures are often brushed off as a joke, rendering any protest against them as over-the-top by the perpetrators. As a solo woman travelling the country this behaviour can be intimidating, belittling, upsetting and absolutely infuriating.
It has to be said that the majority of folks are respectful and kind, and I hope that we can stand together in solidarity against this bullshit. Please think before speaking and acting, and call others out on their behaviour."


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: ColinB on October 06, 2023, 11:05:00 AM

I think Katie Spencer has been mentioned in here a few times.  Her tour continues.  Meanwhile (from Katie on FB) - some people really need to take a long bloody look in the mirror...unbelievable..



I saw a video yesterday posted by Iona Lane about the very same subject. Sad and depressing that this sort of behaviour is still so commonplace. https://twitter.com/IonaLaneMusic

Re Katie's music, she has recorded a cover of Michael Chapman's Shuffleboat River Farewell which is on her Bandcamp page. I've included it in my next radio show. https://katiespencerofficial.bandcamp.com/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Peter Allen on October 06, 2023, 11:47:46 AM
I think Katie , who has obviously been exposed to these types of comments before , is right to draw attention to it
So disrespectful
By 2023 you'd think that kind of intro would have died out , apparently not


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Alan2 on October 06, 2023, 12:06:36 PM

I think Katie Spencer has been mentioned in here a few times.  Her tour continues.  Meanwhile (from Katie on FB) - some people really need to take a long bloody look in the mirror...unbelievable..

"It is very rare for me to publicly discuss situations like the one I'm about to share, however this is such an infuriating, often devastating and far too common occurrence in my experience, so I need to talk about it - in the hope that some folks may read this and think/learn/share/agree/listen/reassess/etc.
I was recently introduced by an MC at a gig as follows: "not only is she very pretty, she also sings". This was the entirety of my introduction, not one mention of the music.
I want to stress that this is not an uncommon situation, and it has reached a point where I need to discuss this publicly because every time a comment like this is made, I feel horrible. I am a full-time professional musician, and I should not feel like this in my workplace on a regular basis. I am writing to try and make things better in future.
I have put years of dedication into my music and constantly strive to become better, I love what I do and each time a comment like this is made it makes me feel robbed of my standing and my abilities as a musician and not only that but makes me feel looked upon completely inappropriately by men. One horrible part of this situation is that these comments and gestures are often brushed off as a joke, rendering any protest against them as over-the-top by the perpetrators. As a solo woman travelling the country this behaviour can be intimidating, belittling, upsetting and absolutely infuriating.
It has to be said that the majority of folks are respectful and kind, and I hope that we can stand together in solidarity against this bullshit. Please think before speaking and acting, and call others out on their behaviour."


Unbelievable in 2023.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: JohnP69 on October 06, 2023, 05:04:47 PM
New Order at Leeds Arena tomorrow night then Fairport at Goole Junction on Sunday


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 06, 2023, 11:13:51 PM
Tuesday 10/10: The Wallflowers, Paramount Theater! According to the Wayback machine, we saw Jakob and crew 10 years ago opening for Eric Clapton at the Frank Erwin Center. I confess to having no recollection of that show, so this will be fresh. This is one of the few benefits of aging.

Saturday 10/14: Bonnie Raitt, ACL Live (unless Mrs. J From A decides to attend her high school reunion instead, in which case I hope to resell the tickets to this long sold-out show for a small premium). As a hedge, we signed up for passes to see Bonnie at her taping of an upcoming episode of Austin City Limits at the same venue the following day. Fingers crossed that, either way, we get to see Bonnie next weekend.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2023, 01:45:02 PM
If anybody wants a couple of tickets to Stornoway in Nantwich this Sat or Manchester 2 weeks later, let me know!  PDF tickets so easy to get to you.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 12, 2023, 04:50:00 PM
Darts on Saturday.  A real blast from the past!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2023, 04:55:09 PM

Darts on Saturday.  A real blast from the past!


Is anybody original still involved?  Somebody on here used to be a big fan...maybe it was you?!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Col D on October 13, 2023, 03:53:07 PM

If anybody wants a couple of tickets to Stornoway in Nantwich this Sat or Manchester 2 weeks later, let me know!  PDF tickets so easy to get to you.


Sorry you can't make it on Saturday David, was expecting to see you there, nice to have a gig that's only a fifteen minute walk from home. Sadly we're having to blow out The Clientele in Liverpool tonight as something has come up last minute and derailed our plans, but will be seeing them in Manchester in January, so not so bad.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2023, 05:58:53 PM


Darts on Saturday.  A real blast from the past!


Is anybody original still involved?  Somebody on here used to be a big fan...maybe it was you?!


I think was Robertle  from new York, I think, he was into that sort of thing, boothill  footappers, mint juleps etc

Here it is, it was him

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Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PJayBe on October 13, 2023, 06:25:44 PM


Darts on Saturday.  A real blast from the past!


Is anybody original still involved?  Somebody on here used to be a big fan...maybe it was you?!


Yes, 3 of the original 4 vocalists still take the stage, along with some /most (not really sure off top of my head) of the backing band.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 18, 2023, 05:04:39 PM
Peter Gabriel, Moody Center, Austin, tonight!

I saw PG only once before, on the Scratch My Back tour in 2011. Given his proclivities, I doubt I will have another opportunity after tonight.  :(

I'm really looking forward to this. After the Steve Hackett show this coming spring, I will have completed my Genesis "set." (PG 2011/2023, Genesis 2021, Steve Hackett 2024.) I similarly assembled the surviving Byrds and Faces, over time.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 18, 2023, 06:04:51 PM
Enjoy the show, John.  I saw it in Manchester a few months back - it was fantastic!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 19, 2023, 11:57:39 AM
Copied from FB:

ANNOUNCING OYSTERBAND - DECADES
Four decades of Oysterband songs over two evenings: from their early acoustic roots, through the roaring 90s, onwards to a new century … and songs for the future.
First night
OYSTERBAND - the 80s and 90s
From Step Outside to Holy Bandits and beyond.
Featuring: Oxford Girl / Hal-an-Tow / Too Late Now / When I’m Up / Granite Years
Second Night
OYSTERBAND – into a new millennium
Through Meet You There to Read The Sky.
Featuring: Rise Above / Here Comes the Flood / Dancing as Fast as I Can / A River Runs / Corner of the Room
… and many more …

http://www.oysterband.co.uk/tour-dates/


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 19, 2023, 04:06:17 PM

Enjoy the show, John.  I saw it in Manchester a few months back - it was fantastic!


And so it was!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: PaulT on October 19, 2023, 05:17:47 PM

Copied from FB:

ANNOUNCING OYSTERBAND - DECADES
Four decades of Oysterband songs over two evenings: from their early acoustic roots, through the roaring 90s, onwards to a new century … and songs for the future.
First night
OYSTERBAND - the 80s and 90s
From Step Outside to Holy Bandits and beyond.
Featuring: Oxford Girl / Hal-an-Tow / Too Late Now / When I’m Up / Granite Years
Second Night
OYSTERBAND – into a new millennium
Through Meet You There to Read The Sky.
Featuring: Rise Above / Here Comes the Flood / Dancing as Fast as I Can / A River Runs / Corner of the Room
… and many more …

http://www.oysterband.co.uk/tour-dates/


Huntingdon Hall, Worcester - yay!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: DarrenWilliams on October 19, 2023, 06:44:42 PM
Hack Poets Guild at Matt and Phreds in Manchester tonight, part of the manchester folk festival. Listening to the album right now as I'm travelling into manchester on the train. Really looking forward to this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: mickf on October 20, 2023, 10:37:44 AM


Copied from FB:

ANNOUNCING OYSTERBAND - DECADES
Four decades of Oysterband songs over two evenings: from their early acoustic roots, through the roaring 90s, onwards to a new century … and songs for the future.
First night
OYSTERBAND - the 80s and 90s
From Step Outside to Holy Bandits and beyond.
Featuring: Oxford Girl / Hal-an-Tow / Too Late Now / When I’m Up / Granite Years
Second Night
OYSTERBAND – into a new millennium
Through Meet You There to Read The Sky.
Featuring: Rise Above / Here Comes the Flood / Dancing as Fast as I Can / A River Runs / Corner of the Room
… and many more …

http://www.oysterband.co.uk/tour-dates/


Huntingdon Hall, Worcester - yay!


An interesting idea. I've booked my tickets for The Acapela, Pentyrch.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: davidmjs on October 20, 2023, 10:41:57 AM
In a surprising turn of events in one year and 5 days I'm accompanying the world's (well, Fetcham's) biggest early 80s Adam fan to the Phil.  She's always resisted revisiting until now... We will see!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Kevin M on October 20, 2023, 12:48:54 PM



Copied from FB:

ANNOUNCING OYSTERBAND - DECADES
Four decades of Oysterband songs over two evenings: from their early acoustic roots, through the roaring 90s, onwards to a new century … and songs for the future.
First night
OYSTERBAND - the 80s and 90s
From Step Outside to Holy Bandits and beyond.
Featuring: Oxford Girl / Hal-an-Tow / Too Late Now / When I’m Up / Granite Years
Second Night
OYSTERBAND – into a new millennium
Through Meet You There to Read The Sky.
Featuring: Rise Above / Here Comes the Flood / Dancing as Fast as I Can / A River Runs / Corner of the Room
… and many more …

http://www.oysterband.co.uk/tour-dates/


Huntingdon Hall, Worcester - yay!


An interesting idea. I've booked my tickets for The Acapela, Pentyrch.


Seeing Oysterband tonight, first night of their tour at Warwick Arts Cente. Not seen them for over a year so quite looking forward to it


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Jim G on October 20, 2023, 01:24:49 PM
Off to see our chums (Fairport) tonight at Honiton.  They were last there about a year ago and the guy I sat next to hadn't seen them for about 30 years and spent most of evening literally crying with joy.  I kind of hope he is there again tonight!


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: John From Austin on October 20, 2023, 03:59:24 PM
I'm circling KISS, October 29, at the Moody Center.

I was never a fan, but it is their alleged farewell appearance and they are a part of my history since they took off when I was in 6th grade. I remember kids at school talking about the makeup, the stage blood and spitting fire, and the ghastly Halloween television special starring the late, great Anthony Zerbe as a mad scientist. It all makes me somewhat nostalgic. We'll see; the ticket prices are a bit outrageous.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 20, 2023, 04:56:37 PM
Ooooh Adam Ant, eh, David? I loved him when I was a young teen....Look forward to hearing about it, my sister saw him a few years back and enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Upcoming gigs
Post by: Tasha on October 24, 2023, 09:47:31 AM



Darts on Saturday.  A real blast from the past!


Is anybody original still involved?  Somebody on here used to be a big fan...maybe it was you?!


Yes, 3 of the original 4 vocalists still take the stage, along with some /most (not really sure off top of my head) of the backing band.


 wow i saw them at my uni in 1982 i think it was