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Welcome to FlyingVs.com.

Over 650 gigs. 100+ venues. Over a thousand bands. Rock on.

I have been going to gigs for over 40 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.

SQUEEZE/HEAVEN 17

Date: November 7 2019

Venue: Indigo2

Price: £39.50

Footprints/Big Beng/Hourglass/Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)/Up The Junction/King George Street /Mumbo Jumbo Cradle To The Grave/The Day I Get Home/Someone Else’s Heart/Is That Love/Third Rail/Please Be Upstanding/In Quintessence/Slap And Tickle/Labelled With Love/Love’s Crashing Waves/Tempted/Cool For Cats/Another Nail In My Heart /Goodbye Girl/Annie Get Your Gun/Take Me I’m Yours/Black Coffee In Bed

HEAVEN 17

Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry/(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang/Play To Win/Come Live With Me/You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’/Let Me Go/Penthouse And Pavement/Temptation

RIVAL SONS

Date: November 3 2019

Venue: Brixton Academy

Price: £27.00

RIVAL SONS

The End Of Forever/Secret/Pressure And Time/Sleepwalker/Memphis Sun/Tied Up/My Nature/Look Away/Too Bad/Where I’ve Been/Feral Roots/Open My Eyes/Electric Man/Shooting Stars/Do Your Worst/Face Of Light/Keep On Swinging

THE RECORD COMPANY

On The Move/Baby I’m Broken/Make It Happen/Rita Mae Young/Give It Back To You/Turn Me Loose/Off The Ground/Life To Fix/I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now)

JAMES MORRISON

Date: October 29 2019

Venue: Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall

Price: £49.50

Under The Influence/Nothing Ever Hurt Like You/Feels Like The First Time/Undiscovered/Power/I Won’t Let You Go/I Still Need You/Cross The Line/With A Little Help From My Friends/Broken Strings/So Beautiful/If You Don’t Wanna Love Me/My Love Goes On/Glorious/You Give Me Something/You Make It Real/Slowly/Wonderful World

PETE WAY BAND

Date: October 24 2019

Venue: Camden Underworld

Price: £22.00

You And Me/American Kid (What A Shame)/Shoot Shoot/Might As Well Go Drinking/Narcotics/Heartache/Crazy/Too Hot To Handle/Only You Can Rock Me/Doctor Doctor

The strangely unused mandolin…

JAWBONE

Date: October 16 2019

Venue: Water Rats, Kings Cross

Price: £15.00

Leave No Traces/Get What You Deserve/When Your Gun Is Loaded/Bet On Yesterday/Rag Mama Rag/Rolling On The Underground/Miss Feelgood/Sit Round The Table/The Last Man Standing/Family Man/Two Billion Heartbeats/The Years Used To Mean So Much/Big Old Smoke

JOHN MAYER

Date: October 13 2019

Venue: O2 Arena

Price: £80.00

Helpless/Belief/Who Says/Love On The Weekend/I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)/Changing /Waitin’ On The Day/In The Blood /I Guess I Just Feel Like/Edge Of Desire

In Your Atmosphere/Daughters/Free Fallin’/Neon/Moving On And Getting Over/Rosie/Stop This Train/The Age Of Worry/Why Georgia/Carry Me Away/Slow Dancing In A Burning Room/Waiting On The World To Change/Gravity/New Light

BLACK STAR RIDERS

Date: October 12 2019

Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Price: £34.00

Another State Of Grace/The Killer Instinct/All Hell Breaks Loose

Testify Or Say Goodbye/Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down

Ticket To Rise/Hey Judas/In The Shadow Of The War Machine

Soldierstown/Why Do You Love Your Guns?/Blindsided/Bloodshot

Ain’t The End Of The World/When The Night Comes In

Underneath The Afterglow/Dancing With The Wrong Girl

Kingdom Of The Lost/Finest Hour/Bound For Glory

STATUS QUO/BANANARAMA

Date: September 15 2019

Venue: Hyde Park

Price: £0.00

STATUS QUO

Caroline/Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like/Rain/What You’re Proposin’/Down The Dustpipe/Wild Side Of Life  Railroad/Again and Again/Mystery Song/Liberty Lane/In The Army Now/Roll Over Lay Down/Down Down/Whatever You Want/Rockin’ All Over The World

BANANARAMA

Stuff Like That/I Heard A Rumour/He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’/Cruel Summer/Looking For Someone/Robert De Niro’s Waiting/Love In The First Degree/Venus

LIL’ JIMMY REED

Date: July 31 2019

Venue: Blues Kitchen Camden

Price: £5.75

I Love You Baby/TV Mama/Hoochie Coochie Man/Big Boss ManHow Blue Can You Get?/Honest I Do/Love Her With A Feeling//Come On Baby/Come Rest With Me/I’m In Love With You/The Things (That) I Used To Do/Mustang Sally

ZZ TOP

Date: July 12 2019

Venue: Wembley Arena

Price: £65.00

ZZ TOP

Got Me Under Pressure/I Thank You/Waitin’ For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago/Gimme All Your Lovin’/Pearl Necklace/I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide/I Gotsta Get Paid/My Head’s In Mississippi/Sixteen Tons/Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers/Just Got Paid/Sharp Dressed Man/Legs/La Grange/Tush/Jailhouse Rock

JIMMY BARNES

I’m In A Bad Mood/I’d Die To Be With You Tonight/Working Class Hero/Lay Down Your Guns/Shutting Down Our Town/Flame Trees /Ride The Night Away/Khe Sanh /Working Class Man