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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.

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 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

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

Date: November 4 2022

Venue: London Palladium

Price: £56.70

Playing With My Emotions/Ain’t That Something/I Am The Moon/Gin House Blues/Do I Look Worried/Keep On Growing/Midnight In Harlem/Yes We Will

DARE

Date: October 27 2022,

Venue: Islington Academy

Price: £25.00

Born In The Storm/Cradle To The Grave/Home /Until/Days Of Summer/I’ll Hear You Pray/Lovers And Friends/Road To Eden/Fire Never Fades/Sea Of Roses/Silent Hills/Wings Of Fire/Abandon/Into The Fire/Thy Kingdom Come/The Raindance/King Of Spades/We Don’t Need A Reason/Emerald

Troy Redfern

Scorpio/Sweet Carolina/Come On/Dark Religion/Waiting For Your Love/Sanctify

WISHBONE ASH

Date: October 21 2022

Venue: Islington Academy

Price: £25.00

Time Was/Sometime World/Blowin’ Free/The King Will Come/Leaf And Stream, Warrior/Throw Down The Sword/F.U.B.B./Jail Bait

COUNTING CROWS

Date: October 20 2022

Venue: Eventim Apollo

Price: £55.00

Speedway/Hard Candy/Mr. Jones/Colorblind/Butterfly In Reverse/Omaha/Cover Up The Sun/Recovering The Satellites/I Wish I Was A Girl/Blues Run The Game /When I Dream Of Michelangelo /Friend Of The Devil/Miami /The Tall Grass/Elevator Boots/Angel Of 14th Street/Bobby And The Rat?Kings/Rain King/A Long December/Round Here/Hanginaround/Holiday In Spain

Ill-advised use of a mandolin in a rock concert. Rarely a good thing. See Pete Way Band for the most bizarre example.

KING KING

Date: October 18 2022

Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Price: £44.00

(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’/Fire In My Soul/Rush Hour/A Long History Of Love/You Stopped The Rain/I Will Not Fall/Stranger To Love

Wilko Johnson

I Love The Way You Do /If You Want Me, You’ve Got Me/Take It Easy/Going Back Home/Dr. Dupree/Roxette/Keep On Loving You

*Sad to report this was rubbish. First time we have a left a gig for a long while. They came on late, Norman Watt-Roy was overbearingly loud on bass, the timing was out, and Wilko can’t sing. Hundreds left and it ended up like a student gig in a scout hut. King King should have been headlining.

CHINA CRISIS

Date: October 15 2022

Venue: Half Moon Putney

Price: £24.00

It’s Never Too Late/Arizona Sky/Temptation’s Big Blue Eyes/Red Sails/Strength Of Character/Bigger The Punch I’m Feeling/Autumn In The Neighbourhood/Fool/Working With Fire And Steel/African And White/Best Kept Secret/King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up)/Black Man Ray/Wishful Thinking/Tragedy And Mystery/ Christian/My Sweet Delight

THE FOUR TOPS/THE TEMPTATIONS/ODYSSEY

Date: October 11 2022

Venue: O2

Price: £55.00

THE FOUR TOPS

Loco In Acapulco/Baby I Need Your Loving/Bernadette/It’s The Same Old Song/Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)/Our Way/I Got A Feeling/Are You Man Enough/When She Was My Girl/Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)/Reach Out I’ll Be There/Standing In The Shadows Of Love/I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)

THE TEMPTATIONS

Get Ready/The Way You Do The Things You Do/Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)/I Wish It Would RainJust My Imagination (Running Away With Me)/Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone/I Can’t Get Next To You/Is It Gonna Be Yes Or No/Treat Her Like A Lady/Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now/My Girl

ODYSSEY

Native New Yorker/Sooner Or Later/Use It Up And Wear It Out/If You’re Looking For A Way Out/Inside Out/New York City/Going Back To My Roots

RICHARD MARX

Date: October 3 2022

Venue: Union Chapel

Price: £36.00

Endless Summer Nights/Take This Heart/Satisfied/Keep Coming Back/The Way She Loves Me/Same Heartbreak, Different Day/My Confession/When You Loved Me/Hazard/Chains Around My Heart/The Way We Are/Through My Veins/Always/Too Late To Say Goodbye/Shame On You/Front Row Seat/You Never Take Me Dancing/Edge Of A Broken Heart/This I Promise You /Hold On To The Nights/Now And Forever/Angelia/Should’ve Known Better/This One/Don’t Mean Nothing/Right Here Waiting

PARCELS

Date: September 30 2022

Venue: Brixton Academy

Price: £23.00

Lightenup/Gamesofluck/Comingback/Tieduprightnow/Theworstthing/Shadow/Lord Henry/Overnight/Groovejet/Euphoric Outro/Bemyself/Light/Famous/Once/IknowhowIfeel/Hideout/EDM/Somethinggreater/Free

THE BLACK CROWES

Date: September 26 2022

Venue: Brixton Academy

Price: £69.00

Twice As Hard/Jealous Again/Sister Luck/Could I’ve Been So Blind/Seeing Things/Hard To Handle /Thick N’ Thin/She Talks To Angels/Struttin’ Blues/Stare It Cold/No Speak No Slave/Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone/Thorn In My Pride/Wiser Time /Sting Me/Remedy/God’s Got It