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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?