Category Archives: Photos

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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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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Elvis Costello – Liverpool 15th June 2015

Venue – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Gig Buddies – Stephen and Ellie Gig Booty – none, though I was tempted by guitar picks. The ticket said no support, but there was indeed a support band in the form of Larkin Poe. I didn’t see their support slot as I was waiting with Ellie’s ticket to get in. However, they did come… Read more »

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“You better duck down the alley way”

The day after seeing the Bonzos was spent sight-seeing in London and one of the places that Ellie took me to was the location for the Bob Dylan video “Subterranean Homesick Blues” It was filmed behind the Savoy Hotel on a tiny street named Savoy Steps, just off Savoy Hill Road. It was too good a photo opportunity to miss,… Read more »

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Asia – 29th October 2014 – RNCM Manchester

Venue – Royal Northern College of Music Gig Buddy – Emma Gig Booty – A pre-signed photo. First of all I’d like to say how much I love this venue. It has an intimate feel, comfortable seats and even a cafe for pre-gig food. (In fact Geoff Downes was chatting to some friends on the table next to ours in… Read more »

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