Bands most seen

9 TIMES

BARENAKED LADIES

Comedic Canadian funsters still on form.

UFO

Long-lasting rockers still gigging.

SQUEEZE/GLENN TILBROOK

Nine gigs overall. See below.

8 TIMES

HUE AND CRY

Talented, soulful, and still going. Particularly good acoustically.

7 TIMES

MOSE ALLISON

Hilarious observational jazz/blues pianist.  Brilliant. Sadly died in 2016.

THIN LIZZY

Obviously the 1976 twin guitar line-up was the classic. You had to be there.

6 TIMES

DEF LEPPARD

Full throttle rock experience. Worth every penny.

GIRL

Glam rock – long since gone.

THE 45s

Clapham/Brentford pub band I followed insanely in the 80s.

5 TIMES

BON JOVI

Guaranteed good time and masters of big venues.

BRYAN ADAMS

Still pumping out the hits.

DR. FEELGOOD

From Wilko to the current line-up, classic pub rock.

GLENN TILBROOK

The Squeeze man is humorous and highly talented. It’s like he’s playing in your kitchen. Add in Squeeze performances and I’ve seen him 9 times.

GIRLSCHOOL

Still going. Female rock –  a down and dirty experience.

HALL & OATES

A bit soft soap, but with good soulful moments.

JUSTIN CURRIE/DEL AMITRI

Bittersweet Scottish crooner – still in good voice.

NINE BELOW ZERO

Good time London blues band. Always a laugh. Dennis Greaves used my mate Dave’s crutch as a bottleneck at the 100 Club.

STRAY

Rediscovered in 2010, after first seeing them support Rush in 1977.

TAJ MAHAL

Lived-in blues supremo complete with gravelly voice.

THUNDER

Classic UK rock powered by the Flying V touting Luke Morley.

4 TIMES

AEROSMITH

King rockers from Boston.

BLACK CROWES

Highly variable. They could rock out one gig and noodle incessantly the next.

EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS

Still going and good as ever – you can’t not have fun at their gigs. Barry Masters still held together by chewing gum and ale.

FRANCIS DUNNERY

It Bites man keeps morphing into something else.

JOOLS HOLLAND

A bit of a corporate gig these days, but he’s a hell of a talent, especially when jamming with others.

 

NO DICE

Little-known and now defunct rock band we followed in the late seventies.

RIVAL SONS

Californian shouty people.

ROACHFORD

Alone with a keyboard or fronting Mike + The Mechanics.

SKIDS

First seen nearly 40 years ago. Still going.

T’PAU

Voice still cranking out. Classic AOR.

TRAIN

American rockers now sadly gone disco.

WISHBONE ASH

Historic early pioneers of the twin guitar approach, and inspiration for my purchase of a Flying V in the first place.

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