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

BIG BOY BLOATER

Date: May 15 2022

Venue: 100 Club

Price: £15.00

The Saturday Night Desperation Shuffle/I Love You (But I Can’t Stand Your Friends)/Oops Sorry/Insanely Happy/She Gets Naked For A Living/Messing With The Booze/Friday Night’s Alright For Drinking/That Ain’t My Name/Every Path Has Its Puddle/Banging My Head Against The Wall/Nasty Little Rash/The Rise Of The Swamp Monsters/Dirty Disco Blues/Get Over That It’s Over/Pills/Robot Girlfriend/Leonard Cohen/Devils Not Angels/It Came Out Of The Swamp

JOHNNY HATES JAZZ

Date: May 12 2022

Venue: Boisdale Canary Wharf

Price: £49

Don’t Say It’s Love/Foolish Heart/New Day Ahead/Magnetized/Wide Awake/I Don’t Want To Be a Hero/Spirit Of Love/Different Seasons/Heart Of Gold/No Mistakes/Don’t Let It End This Way/You Belong To You/Turn Back The Clock/Don’t Stop The Music/Release You/Lighthouse/Shattered Dreams

BRYAN ADAMS

Date: May 11 2022

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Price: £70.00

Is Your Mama Gonna Miss Ya?/Hey Honey – I’m Packin’ You In!/Can’t Stop This Thing We Started/Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven/Not Guilty/Vanishing/House Arrest/Do I Have To Say The Words?/There Will Never Be Another Tonight/All I Want Is You/Depend On Me/If You Wanna Leave Me (Can I Come Too?)/Don’t Drop That Bomb On Me/(Everything I Do) I Do It For You/Kick Ass/Run To You/Shine A Light/Heaven/Touch The Hand/It’s Only Love/On The Road/You Belong To Me/Here I Am/When You’re Gone/Back To You/Rebel/Summer Of ’69/So Happy It Hurts/These Are The Moments That Make Up My Life

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

Date: April 26 2022,

Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Price: £46.50

Stop Messin’ Round/If That Ain’t A Reason/Keep On Lovin’ Me/If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody/Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me/Two Time My Lovin’/Let Me Down Easy/Three Time Loser/Dyin’ To Know/Just Another Word/I’ve Been Loving You Too Long/Let It Burn/Time Has Come/Mud, Honey /Bad Love/Going Home

JOSHUA RADIN

Date: April 25 2022

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall

Price: £25.00

Folk stuff with a strange crowd and even stranger artists who kept banging on about the personal difficulties of lockdown instead of playing anything uplifting for the audience. Tracks may have included…

JOSHUA RADIN

No Envy, No Fear/Only You /New song (currently called You Said)*/Goodbye/Beautiful Day/Hey You/High And Low/I’d Rather Be With You/You Got Growin’ Up To Do

*Quite odd this, on three counts: 1. After releasing over 10 albums, the artist appears incapable of naming his own song. 2. Extraordinary arrogance to play an unfinished item to a crowd instead of playing stuff they know and have come to see. 3. He could have put the naming of the song to a vote and thus involved the crowd in an unforgettable moment when the song eventually gets recorded, if it ever does. Shabby.

RACHAEL YAMAGATA

The only two recognisable tracks were…

You Won’t Let Me/The Way It Seems to Go

The rest was doom-laden introspection played on a keyboard decked out with peculiar fencing and faux flowers.

PAUL YOUNG’S LOS PACAMINOS

Date: April 22 2022

Venue: Half Moon Putney

Price: £20.00

Highway Patrol/Little Sister/Manana/No Seas Tonta Mujer/A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada/Shadows On The Rise/Nothin’ You Can Do/Outside The Law/Raised On Margueritas/Saved/Jump Back Baby/Prairie Serenade/Come A Little Bit Closer/Bitter Blue/Smoke That Cigarette/Battered & Broozed/Belle/Girl From Tennessee/Our Favourite Things/Wooly Bully/La Bamba