Category Archives: Concert

Let’s Rock London – Clapham Common 16th July 2016 (Photos)

After lots of rainy days, we were blessed with the sunshine for this musical trip back to the 80s. It was a brilliant day. Personal highlights were Nik Kershaw (who paid tribute to David Bowie with a cover of Ashes to Ashes – see video at the end of this post), Then Jerico and ABC. The heat took its toll… Read more »

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Elvis Costello – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 11th July 2016

We think that this concert broke me into double digits as far as Elvis Costello gigs go, and not a one of them has been like the other. Monday night was different again. The band delivered the songs in a searing, swaggering fashion with Costello, at times, almost daring the audience to find time to applaud before launching into the… Read more »

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International Pop Overthrow Liverpool 2016

International Pop Overthrow Liverpool is nearly upon us. This will the 14th IPO event in the city and I have not missed one yet. (I’ve even dashed to the venue direct from the airport after a holiday to catch a show). The event rolls up to the Cavern Club and Pub on Mathew Street for eight days and features well… Read more »

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Yes – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 2nd May 2016

As the show opened with a touching tribute to the much-missed¬†Chris Squire, it seemed bizarre that he was still with us when we bought the tickets for this concert. Seeing his bass in the spotlight on the stage while Onwards played over the sound system was moving, as was being aware of the lack of his presence throughout the evening…. Read more »

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Nik Kershaw and Go West with Carol Decker – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 15th November 2015

I realise that quite a lot of my gigs tend to be proggy or rock, but I do like my pop music too. If you took a trip back in time and asked 13/14-year-old me what would be the best gig line up I may have replied with this one. Honestly, I poured over articles in Smash Hits, avidly watched… Read more »

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Donovan – RNCM 17th October 2015

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It had been a while since I’d been to see Donovan, and somehow the 50th Anniversary tour seemed to be the right time to go and see him again. Sat cross-legged on a small stage with Kelly, his guitar, Donovan took us all on a trip back through his career. The first half included some more obscure early stuff, but… Read more »

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Rick Wakeman – Lancaster Priory 16th October 2015

I have fallen a little behind with things, the next couple of posts are a bit of a catch-up. In October, I went off to see Rick Wakeman with my gig buddy Phil. The concert was in Lancaster Priory¬†and was the first of what they hope will be several Prog at the Priory gigs. Gordon Giltrap was the warm-up for… Read more »

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Crosby Stills and Nash – Manchester 21st September 2015

Venue – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Gig Buddies – Stephen and Phil Gig Booty – None, I’m still skint from my last gig! I don’t think I’ve been let down by a CSN live show since the first time I saw them in 1992. Last night was no exception (once the sound settled down after the first song sounding like we… Read more »

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King Crimson – Salford 11th September

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Venue – The Lowry, Salford Gig Buddies – None. Gig Booty – Two shirts, a tour book (with two CDs) and a badge set. I still feel like I’m struggling to find the right words to describe the experience but here goes – I’ll be honest, it had never crossed my mind that I’d have a chance to seen Crimson… Read more »

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