Morrissey 7th November, Liverpool Arena for 4 minutes.
1 song plus 2 verses of the next. He was good though.....
This charming man
Martin Taylor and 3 other guitarists at RSAMD Glasgow on sunday 15th november, front seats 15foot away from him FAAANTASTIC
Seeing YES tonight in Bristol. Belated birthday pressie from my daughter. Really looking forward to it, tho Jon Anderson not on the tour.
Who is on vocals then? Not Trevor Horn I hope.
I saw them friday night @ Newcastle City Hall and it was Benoit David on vocals.
Went to see the Walter Trout Band a couple of weeks ago at the Manchester Acadamy. Pretty good but the sound could have been better. Always good value Walter, top man.
Next week at the same venue,it's a double header of John Mayall's old guitarist Buddy Whittington and Aynsley Lister. Old and new school blues. Can't wait.
Finally, in December it's back to the Acadamy for Porcupine Tree, my favourite band. Fantastic live. Brilliant musicians one and all.
Creek 5350 amp, Creek Evo 2 CDP, SBT, Beresford Caiman Mk I DAC, Epos Elan 30, Pro-Ject 2Xperience Acryl with 2M Blue, various Van Damme & Mark Grant cables
the eagles at the bham nia in july, and excellent they were to, worth it for joe walshs in the city alone
Gong and the Steve Hillage Band as support, Edinburgh HMV Picture House last Sunday. Terrific gig; one of Britain's most underrated guitarists, Hillage can lay down the licks without breaking sweat. Like Hackett, people know about him but he's almost still a cult figure.
Gong meanwhile were just brilliant. Hard to believe it's been a good 30 years since I first heard these guys and they've been going since 1967. This was the dream lineup though, so it was a "must get" ticket. Even had Gilli Smyth (born in 1933 I might add, so not bad going for someone in their 70s!) and Mike Howlett playing bass (superb again but a youngster in his late 50s).
Fab night, tons of classic stuff - Camembert Electrique, Oily Way, Inner Temple/Outer Temple, more from the Radio Gnome/Flying Teapot Trilogy albums and they played for over two hours. If you thought Hawkwind were trippy, that's nothing; these guys out-spaced the spaced out ones and then some. Mind-bogglingly good, appropriately enough!
Calexico, last summer (I really should get out more) at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Excellent intimate gig.
Steve Hackett at the Brook Southampton
I have been watching Steve for about 30 years, but I have never seen him and the band play as well. Music of a technically high standard played with real joy. The venue is great too. Intimate, good acoustics and decent beer.
Went to see the Levellers at Leeds academy last thursday 26/11/09 fifth time ive seen em and apart from first time probably the best! Going to see Rammstein in febuary cant wait for that gig!
Went to Depeche Mode in the 02 ( Dublin ) last night, absoutley amazing.........
Dave Gahan is one of the best frontmen ever..........
Verdi's Aida at the Odyssey last Saturday.
The Union at The Garage, Islington, 15th December.
Luke Morley from Thunder with Pete Shoulder from Winterville, and ex-Thunder bassist Chris Childs. First gig for the new band, and very good they were too. When they've got some more material they'll be great value. No-one can ever replace Thunder though!
Lenny Kravitz supported by Blind Melon. Sandiego University, October 1993.