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: February 12 2024

Venue: Camden Electric Ballroom

Price: £22.00

Can’t Find The Brakes/California Dreamin’/Heartbreaker/Get A Little High/Scars/Dirty Mind/Tied Up/Coming Home (Ballad Of The Shire)/Honky Tonk Women/Don’t Put Out The Fire/Let’s Go Crazy/Roam/The Wire/Another Last Time/When I’m Gone/Won’t Take Me Alive/Rolling 7s


Date: January 31, 2024

Venue: O2 Academy Islington

Price: £25.00

I Wanna See The Light/Damage/Killed By Cobain/This World/Erroll Flynn/Quiet Life/The First Day/I’m The One You Want/Nobody Cares/Lying To Myself/Watch The Sun Go Down/A Better Man/Go With The Flow/Lola

Hillbilly Vegas

Mason Jars And Moonlight/Steady At The Wheel/High Time For A Good Time/Something Crazy/Long Way Back/Down The Honky Tonk /Let It Ride/Shake It Like A Hillbilly


Date: January 20 2024

Venue: The Forge

Price: £33.00

Hide Away/Born Under A Bad Sign/Crosscut Saw/Watch Yourself/Going Down/I’m Ready/She Caught The Katy (And Left Me A Mule To Ride)/Woman Across The River/Get Out Of My Life, Woman/Remington Ride/Just A Little Love/Now I’ve Got A Woman/Same Old Blues/Help The Poor/See See Baby/The Hunter/You Upset Me Baby/The Thrill Is Gone/Rock Me Baby/Sweet Home Chicago/Caldonia


Date: January 5 2024

Venue: 100 Club

Price: £14.00

Prisoners/Live At The Marquee/King L/Jimmie Jones/Wonderland/Daylight Titans/In Babylon/Crazy/Waiting For The Weekend/Cold War/Somehow/Together/Bunkers/Trains/Turning Japanese/Letter From Hiro/News At Ten/Here Comes The Judge


Date: December 21 2023

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall

Price: £35.00

Action/New York Groove/Empire State Of Mind/Hell Raiser/Burn On The Flame/The Six Teens/Don’t Bring Me Water/Changes/Co-Co/Funny Funny/Poppa Joe/Everything/Circus/Set Me Free/Teenage Rampage/Wig Wam Bam/Little Willy/Love Is Like Oxygen/Fox On The Run/Blockbuster/The Ballroom Blitz

Sari Schorr & Jim Kirkpatrick

Freedom/Back To L.A./King Of Rock And Roll/Where Have You Been My Friend/Turn The Radio On/Damn The Reason/Beautiful/Valentina/Down Down


Date: December 9 2023

Venue: Roundhouse

Price: £37.50

Black Shuck/Get Your Hands Off My Woman/Growing On Me/The Best Of Me/Makin’ Out/Givin’ Up/Love Is Only A Feeling/Stuck In A Rut/How Dare You Call This Love?/Street Spirit (Fade Out)/Holding My Own/Friday Night/Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)/The Immigrant Song/I Believe In A Thing Called Love/I Love You 5 Times/Love On The Rocks With No Ice

Ed Sheeran

Shivers/Thinking out Loud/Bloodstream/Don’t/No Diggity/Shape Of You/Bad Habits

Dave waves…

Bad Nerves

Don’t Stop/Baby Drummer/Palace/Terminal Boy/Radio Punk/Electric 88/USA/Can’t Be Mine/Last Beat/Mad Mind/Dreaming


Date: December 5 2023,

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall

Price: £46.00

Screaming Hallelujah/Faded Black Tattoo/Take It Through The Night/We Won’t Get Out Alive/Let’s Turn This Back Around/The Weather Left To Go/No Fool Like An Old Fool/Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around/Midnight Rider/Gonna Find What’s Killing Me/Own It /I Want You To Want Me /The Ride/Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)/Let The Light Shine Over You/American Girl


Date: December 4 2023

Venue: Kentish Town Forum

Price: £51.40

It (’s A Monster)/Decadence Dance/#Rebel/Rest In Peace/Hip Today/Teacher’s Pet/Flesh ‘n’ Blood/Wind Me Up/Kid Ego/We Will Rock You/Play With Me/Other Side Of The Rainbow/Hole Hearted/Cupid’s Dead/Am I Ever Gonna Change/Thicker Than Blood/Midnight Express/Hurricane/More Than Words/Banshee/Take Us Alive/That’s All Right/Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee/Get The Funk Out/Small Town Beautiful/Song For Love/Rise

Living Colour

Rock And Roll/Ignorance Is Bliss/Type/Memories Can’t Wait/Open Letter (To A Landlord)/Love Rears It’s Ugly Head/White Lines (Don’t Do It)/Apache/The Message/Time’s Up/Cult Of Personality


Date: December 1 2023

Venue: 229 Great Portland St

Price: £35.60

Nine Below Zero

Eleven Plus Eleven/Three Times Enough/I Can’t Help Myself/Can I Get A Witness/Stone Fox Chase/Down In The Dirt Again/Don’t Point Your Finger At The Guitar Man/Treat Her Right/High Temperature/I Wanna Be A Wannabe/Ridin’ On The L & N/Around And Around/Hoochie Coochie Coo/Homework/Hit The Road Jack/Wooly Bully/Watch Yourself/Route 66

Dr Feelgood

Drives Me Wild/No Mo Do Yakamo/I Can Tell/Mary Ann/All Through The City/Damn Right I Do!/You Don’t Love Me/Keep It Undercover/Back In The Night/Roxette/If My Baby Quits Me/Milk And Alcohol/See You Later Alligator/Going Back Home/Down At The Doctor’s/Give Me One More Shot


Date: November 30, 2023

Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Price: £45.20

Into The Arena/Cry For The Nations/Doctor Doctor/Looking For Love/Lights Out/Red Sky/Shoot Shoot/Emergency/On And On/Let It Roll/Attack Of The Mad Axeman/Natural Thing/Armed And Ready/Let Sleeping Dogs Lie/Desert Song/Rock Bottom/Too Hot To Handle/Only You Can Rock Me