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Over 700 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.

Here they are in one place. If you like a bit of archiving, you can search by band or venue and see if you were there.

The Sex Pistols for £1.75 anyone? 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 ending up filling in: LIKE PRINCES DO. You never know….

I was asked back for the encore:

WHEN THE HOODOO COMES

THE WAKING HOUR

And here is an old blast of me playing Rocky Mountain Way at the Half Moon in Putney, courtesy of Preston…

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 band Fastback, showing how a Flying V should really be used.

Laurence Archer of Grand Slam, April 8, 2022, Islington Assembly Hall. Check out the Flying Vs Hall of Fame

THE ROLLING STONES

Date: July 3 2022

Venue: Hyde Park

Price: £111.85

Get Off My Cloud/19th Nervous Breakdown/Tumbling Dice/Out Of Time/Angie/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Like A Rolling Stone/You Got Me Rocking/Honky Tonk Women/You Got The Silver/Happy/Miss You/Midnight Rambler/Come On In My Kitchen/Paint It Black/Start Me Up/Gimme Shelter/Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Sympathy For The Devil/(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Sam Fender

Will We Talk?/Getting Started/Mantra/The Borders/Howdon Aldi Death Queue/Get You Down/Spit Of You/The Dying Light/Saturday/Seventeen Going Under

WALTER TROUT

Date: June 17 2022

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall

Price: £31.00

Walter Trout, June 17 2022, Islington Assembly Hall, £31.00

I Can Tell/Walkin’ In The Rain/Wanna Dance/All Out Of Tears/Got A Broken Heart/Almost Gone/Rolling With The Blues/Gonna Hurt Like Hell/Ordinary Madness/Red Sun /Bullfrog Blues

Featuring Bob Fridzema, ex-King King

Ron meet Walter, Forum Kentish Town June 4 2019. Kris Barras not quite so impressed.

MAVIS STAPLES

Date: June 16 2022

Venue: Union Chapel

Price: £42.50

(If You’re Ready) Come Go With Me/I’m Just Another Soldier/Brothers And Sisters/You Got To Move/Who Told You That/Can You Get To That/Respect Yourself/Change/Slippery People/Are You Sure/This Is My Country/The Weight/Touch A Hand, Make A Friend/I’ll Take You There

KOSSOFF: THE BAND PLAYS ON

Date: June 12 2022

Venue: Half Moon Putney

Price: £18.00

Deceptively inaccurate…

Fire And Water/I’m A Mover/Train Song/It’s A Long Way Down To The Top/Be My Friend/Muddy Water/All The Girls Are Crazy/Molten Gold/I’ll Be Creepin’/Heartbreaker/The Band Plays On/Blue Soul/The Stealer/All Right Now/Wishing Well/The Hunter

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

Date: June 8 2022

Venue: Forum Kentish Town

Price: £25.00

Billy Ringo In The Dark/Slow Ride Argument/Thoughts And Prayers/Ramon Casiano/Lookout Mountain/Gravity’s Gone/Welcome To Club Xiii/Every Single Storied Flameout/The Driver/Made Up English Oceans/Rosemary With A Bible And A Gun/One Of These Days/Ronnie And Neil/Women Without Whiskey/Hell No, I Ain’t Happy/Marry Me/We Will Never Wake You Up In The Morning/First Air Of Autumn/Let There Be Rock/Maria’s Awful Disclosures/Play It All Night Long/Zip City/Angels And Fuselage

CROWDED HOUSE

Date: June 7 2022

Venue: Roundhouse

Price: £35.00

Distant Sun/It’s Only Natural/Nails In My Feet/Goodnight Everyone/Fall At Your Feet/Pineapple Head/Show Me The Way/Playing With Fire/When You Come/Those Were The Days/Private Universe/Four Seasons In One Day/Italian Plastic/Sister Madly/Bad Times Good/To The Island/Into Temptation/Locked Out/Whatever You Want/Don’t Dream It’s Over/World Where You Live/Weather With You/Something So Strong/Poor Boy/How Will You Go/Better Be Home Soon

THUNDER

Date: May 28 2022

Venue: Wembley Arena

Price: £45.00

Last One Out Turn Off The Lights/The Western Sky/Higher Ground/One Day We’ll Be Free Again/Resurrection Day/Unraveling/The Devil Made Me Do It/Destruction/Low Life In High Places/Young Man/Black /Love Walked In/Across The Nation/Backstreet Symphony/Last Orders/Dancing In The Sunshine/Dirty Love

MARCUS BONFANTI & THE DELTA DUO

Date: May 25 2022

Venue: Green Note Camden

Price: £13.00

Corinna/Trouble In Mind Blues /Deep River Blues/Grapefruit Moon/Work Song/Polly Put Your Kettle On/Apple Tree Swing/Don’t Wanna Know ‘Bout Evil /One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer/Key To The Highway/Willin’ /The Whole Enchilada/They’re Red Hot/Hold On/Rag Mama Rag /Going To Mississippi

With Jihad Darwish

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

Date: May 23 2022

Venue: Roundhouse

Price: £23.50

It Ain’t No Use/Set Me Free/Where It At?/Lifted/I’m Standing Here/The Craziest Things/One Night Only (The March)/Come Back/On Your Way Down/No Good Time/Long Weekend/Get Down On It/Get Up Offa That Thing/Hurricane Season/Do To Me

WHITESNAKE/FOREIGNER/EUROPE

Date: May 16 2022

Venue: O2 Arena

Price: £70.00

WHITESNAKE

Bad Boys/Slide It In/Love Ain’t No Stranger/Hey You (You Make Me Rock)/Slow & Easy/Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City/Fool For Your Loving /Crying In The Rain /Is This Love/Give Me All Your Love/Here I Go Again/Still Of The Night/Burn

FOREIGNER

Double Vision/Head Games/Cold As Ice/Dirty White Boy/Feels Like The First Time/Urgent /Juke Box Hero/Long, Long Way From Home/I Want To Know What Love Is/Hot Blooded

EUROPE

Walk The Earth/Rock The Night/Scream Of Anger/Carrie/Last Look At Eden/Ready Or Not/Superstitious/No Woman No Cry/Cherokee/The Final Countdown