Welcome to FlyingVs.com.

Over 750 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:



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


Date: August 28 2023

Venue: Battersea Park

Price: £30.00

When A Woman/Give Me A Little More Time/Sunshine/Take A Minute /Put Up A Fight/I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)/Free/Teardrops/Young And Crazy/Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (To Make Me Smile)/Rise/Out Of Reach/Fast Car/Dreams


Date: August 3 2023

Venue: Electric Brixton

Price: £27.50

Run Like The River/Blues Hand Me Down /Doin’ What You Were Doin’/You Already Know/Not The One/Holla!/Who I Am/The Love That Once Lingered/Total Strangers /Higher Ground/Gracefully/Repeating History/Knock Me Out/White Rabbit


Date: July 26 2023

Venue: The Forge Camden

Price: £22.40

Sleeping For Years/Save Me/I Can’t Take No More/Black Snake/VUG/Don’t Lose Your Mind/Break The Ice/The Price/Decision/Indecision/Death Walks Behind You/A Spoonful of Bromide Helps The Pulse Rate Go Down/Devil’s Answer/Head In The Sky/Tomorrow Night/Breakthrough


Date: July 25 2023

Venue: Sound @ The Cumberland Hotel

Price: Free

Ghost Of John/Harlem River Blues/Man In The Hat/Two Days’ Drive/The Seaview Inn/Campfire Song/The Gambler/Taco Moon/Last Time I Cry/Prodigal Son/Weekend Cowboy

The County Affair/The Waitress/Off The Grid/Bourbon Breakfast/Man In The Hat/Long Long Road/Taco Moon/Go Tell Your Father/Harlem River Blues/Weekend Cowboy/Irish Born American Made


Date: July 7 2023

Venue: Hyde Park

Price: £89.95

My Life/Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)/The Entertainer/Vienna/Zanzibar/Start Me Up/An Innocent Man/The Longest Time/Don’t Ask Me Why/New York State Of Mind/Allentown/Always A Woman/Sometimes A Fantasy/Only The Good Die Young/The River Of Dreams/Nessun Dorma/Scenes From An Italian Restaurant/Piano Man/We Didn’t Start The Fire/Uptown Girl/It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me/Big Shot/A Hard Day’s Night/You May Be Right

Daryl Hall

Maneater/Dreamtime/Family Man/Out Of Touch/Method Of Modern Love/I’m In A Philly Mood/Everytime You Go Away/Sara Smile/I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)/Rich Girl/You Make My Dreams


Date: July 5 2023

Venue: 100 Club

Price: £27.50

Whiskey Man/Bounty Hunter/Gator Country/It’s All Over Now

Totally shit, late and too loud. Left after 4 tracks…

Sons Of Liberty

Don’t Hide Behind Your Weakness/Beef Jerk Boogie/Ruby Starr

Didn’t know they were so missed half of it…


Date: July 3 2023

Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Price: £58.20

Got Me Under Pressure/More?More?More/Rollin’ and Tumblin’/Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers/The Devil Is Red/Gimme All Your Lovin’/Treat Her Right/Got Love If You Want It/Blue Jean Blues/Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’/Foxy Lady/West Coast Junkie/Sharp Dressed Man/Thunderbird/Brown Sugar/Tube Snake Boogie/La Grange


Date: June 30 2023

Venue: Hyde Park

Price: £70.00

Guns N Roses

It’s So Easy/Bad Obsession/Chinese Democracy/Slither/Mr. Brownstone/Welcome To The Jungle/Reckless Life/Double Talkin’ Jive/Pretty Tied Up/Hard Skool/Absurd/Estranged/Live And Let Die/Rocket Queen/Down On The Farm/You Could Be Mine/T.V. Eye/Anything Goes/Civil War/Slash Solo/Sweet Child O’ Mine/November Rain/Patience/Coma/Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door/Nightrain/Don’t Cry/Paradise City

The Pretenders

Losing My Sense Of Taste/Turf Accountant Daddy/Kid/Time The Avenger/Talk Of The Town/Middle Of The Road/Hymn To Her/Back On The Chain Gang/Thumbelina/Let The Sun Come In/Junkie Walk/Don’t Get Me Wrong/Cuban Slide/Tattooed Love Boys/I’ll Stand By You/Mystery Achievement

The Darkness

Growing On Me/Motorheart/Heart Explodes/Solid Gold/Love Is Only A Feeling/Japanese Prisoner Of Love/Get Your Hands Off My Woman/Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)/I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Dirty Honey

Can’t Find The Breaks/California Dreamin’/Heartbreaker/Dirty Mind/The Wire/Don’t Put Out The Fire/Another Last Time/Won’t Take Me Alive/When I’m Gone/Rolling 7s

The Dust Coda

Jimmy 2 Times/Limbo Man/Breakdown/Demon/Love Sick/Road To Hell


Date: June 1 2023

Venue: Indigo2

Price: £52.00

Fresh/Misled/Too Hot/Joanna/Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)/Let The Music Take Your Mind/Open Sesame/Funky Stuff/Jungle Boogie/Hollywood Swingin’/Summer Madness/Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh, La, La La)/Cherish/Ladies’ Night/Get Down On It/Celebration


Date: May 27 2023

Venue: Indigo2,

Price: £52.00

Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)/Dead Ringer For Love/Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through/It’s All Coming Back To Me Now/I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)/Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire)/Bat Out Of Hell/Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad/Heaven Can Wait/You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)/All Revved Up With No Place To Go/Paradise By The Dashboard Light/For Crying Out Loud/Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul