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Over 800 gigs. 100+ venues. Over 1,500 bands. Rock on.

I have been going to gigs for over 50 years, and when sober enough I have kept all the tickets and set lists.

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The Sex Pistols for £1.75 anyone? Iron Maiden for £3.00? Extraordinary stuff.

To celebrate what can happen when you go out to listen to live music, check out this YouTube clip. I went out to see Diesel Park West at the Half Moon in Putney, discovered the bassist was ill, and ended up filling in: LIKE PRINCES DO. You never know….

I was asked back for the encore:

WHEN THE HOODOO COMES

THE WAKING HOUR

Rock on, and let me know your experiences.

On the blues front, it was good to be featured in the same set list as Bonnie Raitt and Mose Allison

And here is my old band Fastback, showing how a Flying V should really be used.

Laurence Archer of Grand Slam, April 8, 2022, Islington Assembly Hall. And below at Camden Underworld September 21 2022. Check out the Flying Vs Hall of Fame

FM/BRAVE RIVAL

Date: May 25, 2024

Venue: Dingwall’s

Price: £27.00

Digging Up The Dirt/Tough It Out/Killed By Love/Someday (You’ll Come Running)/Don’t Need Another Heartache/Everytime I Think Of You/Out Of The Blue/The Dream That Died/Synchronized/Say It Like It Is/Closer To Heaven/Does It Feel Like Love/That Girl/Bad Luck/Hot Wired/Turn This Car Around/Story Of My Life/Burning My Heart Down/Other Side Of Midnight

BRAVE RIVAL

Run And Hide/Bad Choices/Guilty Love/Fairytale/Five Years On/Sink Or Swim

STRAY

Date: May 14 2024

Venue: Half Moon

Price: £16.00

Houdini/After The Storm/Time Machine/Better Day/I Am/Jericho/1600 Pennsylvania Avenue/Shout/Living The Dream/Black Sun/Percy The Pimp/I Believe It/The Bear/Leave It Out/All In Your Mind/One Night In Texas

MIDNITE CITY

Date: May 11, 2024

Venue: The Dome

Price: £15.00

Outbreak/Ready To Go/Atomic/Girls Gone Wild/Someday/Hardest Heart To Break/One Step Away/Good Time Music/Summer Of Our Lives/You Don’t Understand Me/Like There’s No Tomorrow/SONIKKU TO NAKKURU/Raise The Dead/They Only Come Out At Night/Girls Of Tokyo/Can’t Wait For The Nights/Give Me Love/We Belong

CONTINENTAL LOVERS

St. Joan/Tape Deck/Paraffin Lips/Really Doesn’t Matter/The Girl/Outta Sight/Wedding Song/Make The Connection/Tattered Star/Let’s Go Out Tonight

BRAVE RIVAL

Date: May 4 2024

Venue: Half Moon Putney

Price: £15.00

Run And Hide/Bad Choices/Guilty Love/Damn Your Eyes/Fool Of You/Five Years On/Heart Attack/On The Next Round/Insane /Fairytale/Stars Upon My Scars/Sink Or Swim/What’s Your Name Again?

TYGERS OF PAN TANG

Date: May 3 2024

Venue: The Dome

Price: £20.00

Euthanasia/Keeping Me Alive/Love Don’t Stay/Gangland/Edge Of The World/Destiny/Back For Good/Paris By Air/Only The Brave/Do It Good/Insanity/Fire On The Horizon/Slave To Freedom/A New Heartbeat/Suzie Smiled/Hellbound/Love Potion No. 9

Star Circus

Love Is The Enemy/Times Get Tough/Just Like In A Movie/Chained To You/Circles/Bridges/Gina In A Bottle/Before The Song Is Over/Save Your Life

ROBERT HART’S BAD COMPANY

Date: April 30 2024

Venue: Half Moon Putney

Price: £20.00

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy/Rock Steady/Fire And Water/Ready For Love/Deal With The Preacher/Movin’ On/Davy’s On The Road Again/Blinded By The Light/Simple Man/Mr. Big/Feel Like Makin’ Love/Shooting Star/Wishing Well/Can’t Get Enough/All Right Now

Harry James from Thunder played drums/Luke Morley joined to encore.

SARI SCHORR/MATT PEARCE & THE MUTINY

Date: April 27 2024

Venue: The Grace

Price: £20.00

The Circle Is Complete/The Distance/Joyful Sky/Peace Of Mind/Hometown Girl/Ain’t Got No Money/Demolition Man/Ordinary Life/Damn The Reason/Aunt Hazel/Beautiful/Highway 69/Valentina/Maybe I’m Fooling/Black Betty/I Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock & Roll

Matt Pearce & The Mutiny

Never Get Away From Love/All The Gods/Promised Land/From Here To The Moon/Bring It All To Me/A Better Way/King Of The World/Scarecrowing/Oh Well                     

          

KULA SHAKER

Date: April 26 2024

Venue: Electric Ballroom Camden

Price: £37.50

Gaslighting/Hey Dude/Waves/Natural Magick/Indian Record Player/Chura Liya (You Stole My Heart)/Infinite Sun /I’m Still Here/S.O.S./Start All Over/Grateful When You’re Dead/Jerry Was There/Bringing It Back Home/Shower Your Love/Idon’twannapaymytaxes/F-Bombs/Song Of Love/Narayana/Happy Birthday/303/Tattva/Hush/Great Hosannah/Govinda/Groove Is In The Heart

BAD TOUCH

Date: April 7 2024

Venue: Islington Academy

Price: £15.85

Bittersweet Satisfaction/Lift Your Head Up/Strut/Dressed To Kill/Slip Away/Good On Me/Taste This/I Get High/See It To Believe It/Spend My Days/Let Go/Hand In My Pocket/This Life/Baby Get It On/Nothing Wrong With That/99%

The Karma Effect

Wrong Again/Doubt She’s Coming Back/See You Again/Wild Honey/Livin’ It Up/Steal Your Heart/Testify

Electric Black

Put It Down On Me/World Ain’t So Heavy/Come On Over/Down For A Good Time/Taste Of Paradise/Hellfire Revival/Sick Of Myself

CLEARWATER CREEDENCE REVIVAL/THE COUNTY AFFAIR

Date: April 6 2024

Venue: Indigo2

Price: £30.00

Proud Mary/Green River/I Put A Spell On You/Lodi/Long As I Can See The Light/Almost Saturday Night/Who’ll Stop The Rain/Cotton Fields /Run Through The Jungle/Born On The Bayou/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Bad Moon Rising/Down On The Corner/Up Around The Bend/Fortunate Son/Have You Ever Seen The Rain?/Susie-Q/Travelin’ Band

The County Affair

The County Affair/Irish Born American Made/Man In The Hat/Long Long Road/Harlem River Blues/Prodigal Son/Off The Grid/Weekend Cowboy

Had a long chat with Dennis Greaves from Nine Below Zero, and his wife Helen.