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Title: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2013, 11:05:23 AM
Front row balcony (aisle) ticket secured for Yes at Bristol Hippodrome for May 14th 2014 (already have tickets for War Horse and Riverdance in 2014 as well)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: James_H on June 19, 2013, 12:09:01 PM
I might be going to see Mike and the Mechanics?

 ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2013, 12:38:21 PM
Is that to atone for sins in a former life?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: James_H on June 19, 2013, 02:07:14 PM
It's because I have to make up for not seeing Genesis on any of their good tours by taking every possible opportunity to see any of the members live on stage...  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2013, 05:03:44 PM
Hell, I saw them on the Invisible Touch Tour and even I'm not putting myself through The Living Years.  ;)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2013, 08:35:09 AM
Hell, I saw them on the Invisible Touch Tour and even I'm not putting myself through The Living Years.  ;)

Amen brother!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2013, 01:30:48 PM
Also booked for Rick Wakenman doing his Journey To The Centre of the Earth tour in Cardiff next May.

I was able to pick my own seat, and there was no fee for printing my own ticket - Ticketmaster are getting a little better in their old age.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on July 31, 2013, 06:15:37 AM
Another mad gig at sea:

http://www.progressivenationatsea.com/ (http://www.progressivenationatsea.com/)



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on July 31, 2013, 08:49:18 AM
Blimey. Stuck on a boat with Ronnie.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on July 31, 2013, 01:09:55 PM
Just two torpedos...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on August 23, 2013, 06:15:41 PM
Jon Anderson will be joining Transatlantic on the final night for an encore of Yes classics.

It's like the 80s, 90s, 2000s and the last few years never happened  ::)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2013, 06:55:34 AM
Birthdays booked for 2014 - on mine in June we're going to see Verdi's Nabucco at The Millenium Centre (Welsh National Opera) and for Mme Cholet's in September we're going to see Riverdance.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on August 28, 2013, 09:30:18 AM
Is Andrew Roachford still with Mike and the Mechanics?

My ex used to work as a lab assistant in a school in Peckham where the Roachford brothers were pupils. They used to all jam after school :D

Last time we saw him was in a pizza place in Victoria when we were having dinner with my friend and her Malagasy husband. Very bizarre evening but that's another story  ::) ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on August 28, 2013, 10:57:11 AM
Is Andrew Roachford still with Mike and the Mechanics?

Still is according to their website http://mikeandthemechanics.com/


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 01, 2013, 07:40:08 PM
There are interesting words on the street about Celebr8.3!  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 01, 2013, 07:51:00 PM
I wouldn't believe any of them, if I were you.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 02, 2013, 06:49:39 AM
I am concerned that it will become prohibitively expensive if held in Central London - but we will have to see.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on September 02, 2013, 08:56:27 AM
If the venue being considered is the one mentioned at Celebr8.2, it has the advantage of a very large Premier Inn close-by (apparently).


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 02, 2013, 09:04:41 AM
So long as there's somewhere for a Spoon's breakfast too, that might not be so bad, but Central London Premier Inns are minimnum of £60 per night (usually more than that) and Kingston is £30.

I am determined that Mme Cholet aand I will have a nice holiday next year - something we've not managed for too long. I would love to come, but we'll have to see.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 02, 2013, 09:31:02 AM
In case anyone did not see it, Twelfth Night are reforming for Celebr8.3


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on September 02, 2013, 11:18:28 AM
I went to their final ever farewell show less than a year ago.  I have nothing against TN, but I'm not sure of the point really.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Ash on September 02, 2013, 11:19:03 AM
 ::) at TN reforming again.  Unless they do new material - what is the point?




Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 02, 2013, 11:23:49 AM
In case anyone did not see it, Twelfth Night are reforming for Celebr8.3

Much preferred the Cryptic Clues - that would be a bigger draw for me.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Ash on September 02, 2013, 11:25:58 AM
a certain person in the Cryptic Clues is a definite draw for me  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 02, 2013, 12:33:33 PM
Oh, I think it is likely to be the Cryptic Clues version of Twelfth Night.

The 'point' is because Twang and Geoff asked them to, because they wanted a big name to start proceedings this time around - I understand that TN will be playing first on one of the days.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 02, 2013, 01:14:17 PM
If it's Mark Spencer fronting it then it'll be ace.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on September 02, 2013, 05:50:01 PM
Will they be selling the DVD of their final farewell gig?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: James_H on September 02, 2013, 06:46:38 PM
Are Twelfth Night really that much of a big name? They've kind of passed me by completely...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 02, 2013, 07:01:29 PM
You should have been there in the eighties, man...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on September 02, 2013, 07:44:42 PM
You should have been there in the eighties, man...

Between the ages of 4 and 14 I didn't do much gig going.

Twelfth Knight mean nothing to me only know of them because of this forum otherwise I'd never have heard of them


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 02, 2013, 08:11:29 PM
Are Twelfth Night really that much of a big name? They've kind of passed me by completely...
They could probably pull in 150 for something like this, and probably more importantly, people would come along at the beginning of a day to see them.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 02, 2013, 09:41:20 PM
I just found this in a facebook thread

"twelfth night opening with a full set day one galahad opening day 2 full set over the weekend so far Knifeworld Sanguine Hum Mark Spencer I believe Fierce & the dead. Apparantly loads more info to follow"

I don't recall seeing any of that actually announced anywhere.  Come on, get it sorted, chaps !


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: benb on September 02, 2013, 09:41:51 PM
That's not a huge figure is it?(150)
Would be hoping that bands can pull in more than that if booking them imo


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: benb on September 02, 2013, 09:47:54 PM
I hope to be across for next year's festival as i've enjoyed the other 2 but have to wonder if the names mentioned will bring people out in the numbers required to make it pay? Not knocking the bands at all but it seems that a "safe bet" is needed to bring in the crowd that will allow the more unknown(but good)bands to get an audience.On the evidence of last year, Prog fans won't support fairly unknown bands at a festival regardless of how good value it is.An established name seems to be essential although that can probably cause problems for budget? Hope i'm not coming across as negative as i'd love this festival to go from strength to strength & be able to attend every year


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on September 02, 2013, 10:24:36 PM
Maschine have announced that they've been added to Celebr8.3


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 02, 2013, 10:46:16 PM
That's not a huge figure is it?(150)
Would be hoping that bands can pull in more than that if booking them imo
I would not say there are many Prog bands out there who would have a larger dedicated gig-going fanbase than 150 people...that's half the problem.

I believe the idea is to get 150 through the door first thing, rather than 50...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: James_H on September 02, 2013, 11:05:52 PM
It might be a good idea if Celebr8.3 announced that it was happening before bands started announcing that they are playing it... ;)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on September 03, 2013, 06:24:32 AM
Indeed, knowing when it is happening is always useful.

I hope that Twang has a couple of aces up his sleve as the lineup so far leaves me cold. 

Realistically, I'd expect a far bigger turn out the the Magenta/ Touchstone/ Thingy event a couple of weeks later.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 03, 2013, 08:18:11 AM
It might be a good idea if Celebr8.3 announced that it was happening before bands started announcing that they are playing it... ;)

It's coming across as a real dog's dinner at the moment...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on September 03, 2013, 08:25:33 AM
NOTHING is completely confirmed ( apart from Maschine). They want to wait until it is and after Summers End.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on September 03, 2013, 08:28:17 AM
In which case they (and all the bands) should say nothing.

It's coming across as a real dog's dinner at the moment...
Yes


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 03, 2013, 08:31:39 AM
(http://www.askthedogguy.com/wp-content/images/stories/Column/dog-eating.png)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on September 18, 2013, 08:45:09 AM
Anybody fancy another cruise?
From MelodicRock.com:

THE MOODY BLUES ANNOUNCE FINAL LINE-UP FOR THEIR SECOND FAN CRUISE:
 One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Moody Blues, have announced the final line-up for their second fan cruise experience--The Moody Blues Cruise II--departing from Miami, FL. on April 2, 2014 for five days and nights, visiting tropical ports including Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos and Nassau, Bahamas on the spectacular cruise ship, MSC Divina. This year's cruise theme is Return To The Isle of Wight, based on 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, considered to be one of the greatest rock festivals in history and which featured an unforgettable set by The Moody Blues. The band is very pleased to announce that they will be reunited on the same bill--for first time since Isle of Wight--with lead singer, rock icon and friend Roger Daltrey of The Who.
 Daltrey will be performing select material of The Who plus some of his own favorites. With him will be his touring band--featuring Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Devours (drums), Jamie Hunting (bass), Loren Gold (keyboard) and Simon Townshend (guitar)--in this rare North American appearance. The Moody Blues have also announced the addition of Isle of Wight Festival alums Carl Palmer of ELP, Lighthouse and Shawn Phillips, in addition to several notable artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s including The Zombies, The Orchestra starring ELO, Starship and Little River Band.
 Other classic rock performers confirmed include: Strawbs, Joe Williams of TOTO, Glass Hammer, Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Randy Hansen, Eagles Tribute featuring Danny Vaughn, The Prog Rock Orchestra, Heavy Mellow and Mellow Yellow, who will treat fans to special performances at multiple venues aboard the MSC Divina.
 Fans will have access to private concerts, Q&A sessions, Karaoke Bar, special events and activities, while interacting with musical guests that influenced the music of the 70s and beyond. This is not just a "concert cruise." It is a fan experience celebrating the years of incredible music since The Moody Blues' legendary set at Isle of Wight Festival. The Moody Blues Cruise II provides a playground for the serious fan where music and luxury cruising hook up for a vacation of a lifetime. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be available at www.MoodiesCruise.com.



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 18, 2013, 08:53:31 AM
Well, Trace, if you're asking...  ;D  ;)  :-*


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on September 18, 2013, 10:25:12 AM
I don't see IO Earth on the lineup, so I doubt it is actually happening.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 18, 2013, 11:25:39 AM
I don't see IO Earth on the lineup, so I doubt it is actually happening.

Surely for this they would have to be called IO Water or H2O Earth


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on September 18, 2013, 11:53:05 AM
Personally, I was wondering, in line with the IoW 1970 theme, how anybody could re-enact Desolation Row alongside a ship?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 15, 2013, 02:30:12 PM
Pre-ordered the special edition of the next IQ album, which includes a ticket to the gig in London next May.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on October 15, 2013, 03:18:56 PM
That telephone box is going to be mighty crowded :D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on October 15, 2013, 05:16:12 PM
Twang is doing the IQ gig.  I've realized how many of Twang's gigs I'm not going to.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 14, 2013, 10:16:52 AM
Booked Mme Cholet's IQ ticket and two tickets for Steve Hackett, who actually knows where Wales is (take the hint other bands) in Cardiff in October 2014.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Brom on November 14, 2013, 12:44:03 PM
Camel!!!  :)

Cambridge for me, See you there C? ;-)

UK - Sheffield, CITY HALL, Sunday 9th March 2014
UK - Birmingham, TOWN HALL Monday 10th March 2014
UK - Cambridge, CORN EXCHANGE, Tuesday 11th March 2014
UK - Warrington, PARR HALL, Thursday 13th March 2014


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on November 14, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
I must remember to book for Transatlantic.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 14, 2013, 12:51:33 PM
Camel!!!  :)

Another one that has forgotten that Wales exists  :(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 14, 2013, 12:58:09 PM
Camel!!!  :)

Cambridge for me, See you there C? ;-)

UK - Sheffield, CITY HALL, Sunday 9th March 2014
UK - Birmingham, TOWN HALL Monday 10th March 2014
UK - Cambridge, CORN EXCHANGE, Tuesday 11th March 2014
UK - Warrington, PARR HALL, Thursday 13th March 2014

Definitely! I'm in Row 0.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on November 14, 2013, 01:39:43 PM
Tickets for Steve Hackett next year go on sale tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 14, 2013, 03:33:45 PM
Or today if you called St. Davids Hall in Cardiff  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Brom on November 14, 2013, 05:06:41 PM
Camel!!!  :)

Cambridge for me, See you there C? ;-)

UK - Sheffield, CITY HALL, Sunday 9th March 2014
UK - Birmingham, TOWN HALL Monday 10th March 2014
UK - Cambridge, CORN EXCHANGE, Tuesday 11th March 2014
UK - Warrington, PARR HALL, Thursday 13th March 2014



Definitely! I'm in Row 0.

EH!!???  :o Where are the tickets on sale???


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 14, 2013, 05:16:35 PM
I'll PM you a link, Brom.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on November 15, 2013, 08:58:44 AM
Have bought a ticket for Steve Hackett at Hammersmith next November.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 19, 2013, 04:15:12 PM
Squeeeeeeee! - Nine Inch Nails are coming to Cardiff next May. Tickets from NIN.com go on sale tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 19, 2013, 05:27:00 PM
Better still - Jump intend playing in Cardiff next year.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on November 19, 2013, 06:57:55 PM
😄😃😀


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 19, 2013, 07:27:30 PM
😄😃😀
Are you accusing us of being squares?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on November 20, 2013, 05:50:49 AM
I'd love to see Jump again :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2013, 10:27:19 AM
Me too. Will go to their gig if no clash.

Got tix for Nine Inch Nails - more excited than at any other gig sorted for ages.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on November 20, 2013, 11:28:15 AM
😄😃😀
Are you accusing us of being squares?

Oh that's weird, on Tapatalk those were smilies!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on November 21, 2013, 01:42:29 PM
Me too. Will go to their gig if no clash.

Got tix for Nine Inch Nails - more excited than at any other gig sorted for ages.
Is that at the Globe?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2013, 01:49:47 PM
NIN is at the Motorpoint Arena, but in arena terms it is quite small.

I imagine the Jump gig will be at The Globe.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on November 21, 2013, 02:36:44 PM
I like the Globe. Is there a huge prog fan base in Cardiff? How many would attend?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 21, 2013, 04:22:40 PM
A "huge prog fanbase" -  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2013, 04:36:48 PM
I've been to a few gigs of a "prog" slant at The Globe such as agenta, the Touchstone/Reasoning tour, the VHB gig and they were all pretty well attended.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on November 21, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
Is there a hidden agenta ?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2013, 10:46:34 PM
Mmmmm I wonder?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 22, 2013, 12:57:11 PM
This was a lot of disquiet in the Magenta forum about the disquiet of the audience at the Globe.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on November 22, 2013, 01:16:19 PM
Mmmmm I wonder?
;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2013, 01:19:44 PM
This was a lot of disquiet in the Magenta forum about the disquiet of the audience at the Globe.

They shut up when Christina told them to, but it's like every small venue with a bar at the back - people will talk by the bar. Beats me whuy people bother paying to go to gigs when they want to be in a pub, but it's the way of things these days.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on November 22, 2013, 04:28:57 PM
This was a lot of disquiet in the Magenta forum about the disquiet of the audience at the Globe.

They shut up when Christina told them to, but it's like every small venue with a bar at the back - people will talk by the bar. Beats me whuy people bother paying to go to gigs when they want to be in a pub, but it's the way of things these days.
At the Maiden United show I wasn't at this year, Damian asked some noisy talkers to leave. They got their money back.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2013, 01:51:00 PM
I was merching at a Boot Led Zeppelin gig in Reading on Friday night. There was a bunch of suits shouting at each other by the bar and it made me so angry I asked them to lower their voices or leave. They left.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Pedro on November 25, 2013, 10:50:03 PM
There were some loud wassocks at DanFest3 (no, not the bands!). A couple of foreign gents who obviously knew no better and some odd looking cove in a vest and a stetson (he was wearing more than that but those were the distinguising features) he wasn't foreign but he was certainly an arse.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on November 27, 2013, 09:34:20 AM
There were some loud wassocks at DanFest3 (no, not the bands!). A couple of foreign gents who obviously knew no better and some odd looking cove in a vest and a stetson (he was wearing more than that but those were the distinguising features) he wasn't foreign but he was certainly an arse.

They were actually just very very young and very very drunk, they were actually quite sweet and very funny  ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: hoboslobo on November 27, 2013, 10:28:44 PM
The foreign gentlemen had travelled from Poland and were offering to share their bottle of Grants and weed with everyone. I declined ... others did not.

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Title: Re:
Post by: Purrdey on November 28, 2013, 12:55:34 PM
The foreign gentlemen had travelled from Poland and were offering to share their bottle of Grants and weed with everyone. I declined ... others did not.

The one in the vest and stetsun and his little friend were from Halifax I think. They were confusing me with Claire and probably told us six or seven times they're not gay and they were "top and tailing" in the bed...  ::)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 28, 2013, 02:54:04 PM
 :o


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on November 28, 2013, 04:37:02 PM
Six or seven times? Perhaps they should consider it...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on December 17, 2013, 07:55:07 PM
I've just booked for a Riverside gig in Bristol in April.
Combined with a Rockers Reunion gig in Reading in January, Oysterband in Hereford in February, and FireFest in Nottingham in October, this makes 2014 already more planned than any year in my memory.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on December 18, 2013, 01:15:26 PM
I've just booked for a Riverside gig in Bristol in April.
Combined with a Rockers Reunion gig in Reading in January, Oysterband in Hereford in February, and FireFest in Nottingham in October, this makes 2014 already more planned than any year in my memory.

I should pay more attention to these things. I'll book for London and Bilston I expect though I'd quite like to try week of Riverside gigs  :)

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on December 18, 2013, 03:46:03 PM
I've just booked for a Riverside gig in Bristol in April.
Combined with a Rockers Reunion gig in Reading in January, Oysterband in Hereford in February, and FireFest in Nottingham in October, this makes 2014 already more planned than any year in my memory.

I should pay more attention to these things. I'll book for London and Bilston I expect though I'd quite like to try week of Riverside gigs  :)

R

The only reason I knew about the Riverside gig, was because I was half watching the big screen at the Fleece last Thursday as it randomly scrolled through the gigs over the festive season, then put up the Riverside gig for four months time. I only half saw it, and then had to wait for another 20 minutes for it to appear on screen again to confirm what I thought I'd seen.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on December 18, 2013, 04:09:44 PM
Typical, Riverside gig at The Fleece clashes with a Halestorm gig at Bristol Academy I was going to go to.

Maybe if I get photo access for Halestorm I'll just shoot the first 3 songs then get across to The Fleece


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 31, 2013, 02:00:12 PM
The Fleece is pretty handy for the station, so I might well look into the Riverside gig.

2014 already looking good for gigs, NIN is the biggie, but also Rick Wakeman, Yes, Fish and toying with the idea of Cropredy as Marillion are playing there.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on December 31, 2013, 03:42:45 PM
toying with the idea of Cropredy as Marillion are playing there.

With Chas & Dave also on the bill, it should be a good weekend.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on January 04, 2014, 01:11:43 PM
Matt's doing a house gig in southern Hampshire on 1st March.

https://www.facebook.com/events/262549560567276/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming (https://www.facebook.com/events/262549560567276/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming)



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on January 07, 2014, 07:24:45 AM
Rather interesting announcement:

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/lazuli-and-moon-safari-announce-joint-uk-tour/ (http://www.progrockmag.com/news/lazuli-and-moon-safari-announce-joint-uk-tour/)



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on January 07, 2014, 08:35:48 AM
Twang might have let this slip to one or two people.

It should be a cracker though. 


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 07, 2014, 08:52:36 AM
Have put the Cardiff gig in my calendar


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on January 07, 2014, 11:13:20 AM
Rather interesting announcement:

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/lazuli-and-moon-safari-announce-joint-uk-tour/ (http://www.progrockmag.com/news/lazuli-and-moon-safari-announce-joint-uk-tour/)


WooHooooooooo :-)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: James_H on January 07, 2014, 11:25:40 AM
Nellie is my new god.

Clearly this is the best line-up for a tour EVAH!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 07, 2014, 12:11:21 PM
OMG - they are playing Cardiff -YESSSS!

Dame Nellington of Merchshire is indeed a wonder.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 07, 2014, 12:26:21 PM
I hope there will be no problem with me photographing the Cardiff gig 8)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 07, 2014, 01:10:59 PM
I suspect you could get some really good shots from the Balcony in The Globe as well as from down the front. I really like the venue.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on January 07, 2014, 01:22:47 PM
I shall buy tickets as soon as they are available...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on January 07, 2014, 01:33:55 PM
I have started a new thread.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 07, 2014, 01:54:27 PM
I suspect you could get some really good shots from the Balcony in The Globe as well as from down the front. I really like the venue.

I've taken photos from both in the globe depends on how big the crowd is and how easy it is to find space on the balcony although sometime I've just stood at the top of the stairs


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2014, 09:28:06 AM
Sorted out diary last night and there are lots of gigs already - for some reason May is getting crowded again.

Sadly it looks like I won't be able to do Summers End and Celebr8 is looking very unlikely.  :'(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on January 10, 2014, 09:50:42 AM
 :(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on January 10, 2014, 09:59:36 AM
I've got Summer's End on my list, but with FireFest already booked for October, it could cramp the spending a bit.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 10, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
I've never really got into the summers end habit so it will depend upon who is playing and I likely won't be there for the whole weekend.

Celebr8 is not looking likely lineup isn't aimed at me and as I found last year I was tired and had lost interest by the end of Sunday which finished with two bands I wasn't familiar with


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on January 10, 2014, 12:20:32 PM
The only bands playing at Celebr8 that interest me at all are TFATD and TN.  I've seen TN enough times, and really a comeback gig after 18 months is rather odd.  TFATD play enough so I can catch them for many less £s.  There is no possibility of me parting with money for this.

Summer's End is interesting.  Lambsie is saying that the dates are fixed but not the location.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on January 10, 2014, 12:52:31 PM
I don't know what I am going to do with gigs in 2014...I wasted a lot of money last year on gigs I never got to, and I do need to work out what time I have available for everything I want to do.

There are some bands I will always want to see, though, so maybe I just need to be more selective.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Pedro on January 10, 2014, 01:15:35 PM
"SE X" 26/27/28 September but not at the "usual" place, apparently.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on January 10, 2014, 01:47:39 PM
Being moved to Soho.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on January 10, 2014, 02:24:31 PM
"SE X" 26/27/28 September but not at the "usual" place, apparently.

I already have a sizeable amount of money tied up in Firefest, so if I can't commute to Summer's End, that may get deleted from my list. Like several rock festivals, Firefest had the dates, ticket details, and bands announced before Christmas. In the past I would have said that was ridiculous for an October festival, but already it's sold over 50% of it's tickets, and it got in early and got my money.



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on January 10, 2014, 02:38:11 PM
Everyone seems to be announcing November dates at the moment...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 10, 2014, 05:27:13 PM
I don't know anything about Summer's End that I didn't read here but I've come to trust Lambsie to put on a great festival and will try to go. But if it is in a silly place then that might become difficult. Yes it's a pain driving into Lydney each day from the edge of Gloucester but if you have to do it that way there are a lot of cheapish hotels. Plus there is Whitemead etc. They could easily move it to somewhere that is great for the festival holders but rubbish for punters staying overnight(s).

Speaking of which (ahem). The only bands I'm bothered about so far for Celebr8 Part Trois are Maschine and TN. So I might do a day-trip if they are both on the same day, but at the moment I need more bands to be announced to make me deal with the hassle of a weekend in the middle of London.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 11, 2014, 08:36:30 AM
I'm hoping there will be a killer gig that everyone is going to sometime that I will also be unable to miss. Otherwise some of you guys are going to have to start visiting me in Cardiff *waves spare NIN ticket*


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on January 11, 2014, 05:07:43 PM
The only band that would probably get everyone there is Tinyfish.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on January 11, 2014, 05:11:17 PM
Booked for the "Stabbing A Dead Horse (Slight Return)" in Camden on the 2nd Feb.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Dave J on January 11, 2014, 09:59:31 PM
Could do with SE X being a different weekend as I've already paid for my ticket for Raiders v Dolphins at Wembley on the 28th. Still, depending on the line up I can always do Friday and Saturday and come back Sunday morning.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 11, 2014, 11:07:59 PM
Oh yeah I have a ticket for that game too, didn't realise the date. So there's another reason I wouldn't be at SE X.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on January 12, 2014, 06:58:18 PM
Booked for the "Stabbing A Dead Horse (Slight Return)" in Camden on the 2nd Feb.

I doubt that I'll be able to get to this one.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on January 12, 2014, 10:40:21 PM
Booked for the "Stabbing A Dead Horse (Slight Return)" in Camden on the 2nd Feb.

I doubt that I'll be able to get to this one.

That's Superbowl night and I'm planning on watching the game from the comfort of my own home with a few beers and  the following day already booked off work


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on February 01, 2014, 02:55:35 PM
Fairport Convention - Tewkesbury Roses Theatre, 31st January 2014.
After the time-warp of the Rocker's Reunion a couple of weeks ago, last evening it was another trip into the past - almost. I haven't seen Fairport in over twenty years, and omens weren't good when the first person I noticed inside the venue was bass player Dave Pegg with his arm in a sling. Inside the hall itself, it was odd almost feeling young, I was definitely in the youngest 20% of the audience, obviously many of the rest have got old with the band. The venue itself was sold out for this gig, and another thing that I'm not used to was every seat being filled for the support act, who was a singer-guitarist called Edwina Hayes. She played a short set of three of her own songs, then a Randy Newman tune, and then was joined by Fairport for a Nanci Griffiths song. Exit Edwina, and Fairport just stayed on stage and played their first set. Dave Pegg was indeed absent from the playing line-up, although he did appear through the evening for some vocal duties, and had called on son Matt to deputise. It's fair to say that it's a long time since Fairport have been cutting edge, and there is a definite 'comfy' feel to a lot of their material, but the songs do shine at times, and every so often they do let rip (a run through a lengthy instrumental Dirty Linen being an example). There is also no problems in trying new songs in the live setting, which this evening included at least two 'band' songs and one from a Chris Leslie solo album. In total, Fairport played for about two hours in two sets, with songs from the new, to some from as far back as 1969, and finished with 'Meet On The Ledge'. A good evening in fact, and the only minor mark-down was some of the oddest vocal phrasing that I've ever heard on 'Who Knows Where The Time goes'. I may not leave it so long before seeing them again.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 02, 2014, 06:01:21 PM
I think I've arrived at the Barfly before some of the StabDeadHorse bands. Wonder how long soundcheck will take tonight?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on February 03, 2014, 11:53:38 AM
It was a jolly good gig. Everyone was splendid :-)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on February 03, 2014, 05:41:04 PM
Hunter and the Bear at Borderline on Thursday
http://youtu.be/zvl9FWayqLw
http://youtu.be/ko67VfybOVU

nice bunch of Scottish boys
http://www.hunterandthebear.co.uk/

tube strike is a bit sucky but should still be able to get there



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on February 03, 2014, 06:15:54 PM
Panic Room launch gig on Friday.

I hope to get to the Turks to see Jane Setter's covers band on Saturday.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on February 03, 2014, 09:29:53 PM
VHB supporting The Wildhearts in Brixton the Thursday before the easter hols YAYAYAYAYAY! Except George is flying to Nepal that night so she's gutted  :(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on February 03, 2014, 09:33:21 PM
Gazpacho are playing the Islington Academy earlier that week with a new band featuring the main guy from Crippled Black Phoenix in support.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on February 03, 2014, 09:45:16 PM
Gazpacho are playing the Islington Academy earlier that week with a new band featuring the main guy from Crippled Black Phoenix in support.

Got tickets for that two weeks ago, get with the program James  :D

George has just helpfully pointed out that Hunter and the Bear is on 6th MARCH  ::)

Anyway, that means I can go to Rachel Sermanni in Union Chapel - tube strikes suck but I can do DLR and Overground so should be OK.
http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/6-feb-14-rachel-sermanni-union-chapel/


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on February 08, 2014, 02:35:14 PM
Panic Room were suitably wonderful yesterday.  The venue was itself special, a converted church in central Cardiff.  We all picked up a goodie bag (album, t-shirt, fridge magnets, poster, chocolate).  There were tables scattered around the floor with floating candles.  The tiered searing was not used.

The band played about an hour acoustically - except Yatim who played 4string e-bass, and Adam O'Sulivan switched between acoustic and e-guitar.  Jon had a grand piano.  The songs just flowed.  AMH suggested that they may do an acoustic recording.  I don't understand why they don't have at least one live album already.

Then we got to listen to the album over the PA.  The last album had loads of strings, but not this one.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 08, 2014, 03:14:59 PM
It was a jolly good gig. Everyone was splendid :-)
For some reason The Fierce And The Dead looked much better in black and white. Trojan Horse and Knifeworld are mostly in colour.

Just a few examples.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/12383823695_472442a9fa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383823695/)
The Fierce And The Dead 1M1A9202 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383823695/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr
If I trusted myself not to cock it up I'd 'shop out the mic and Kev's hand to just leave it Purest Matt: The man in the smoke.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/12383829215_81db7e953d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383829215/)
The Fierce And The Dead 1M1A9184 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383829215/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/12384448554_99bc78550b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384448554/)
Trojan Horse 1M1A9116 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384448554/) on the set of a sci-fi movie by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/12384214395_cb75c696fc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384214395/)
Trojan Horse 1M1A9075 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384214395/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/12389809673_105e16ea49.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389809673/)
Knifeworld 1M1A9236 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389809673/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2812/12389950394_13d8a8beb1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389950394/)
Knifeworld 1M1A9275 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389950394/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 10, 2014, 08:17:40 AM
If I trusted myself not to cock it up I'd 'shop out the mic and Kev's hand to just leave it Purest Matt: The man in the smoke.

If you wanted to send me the large version I'll happily give it a go.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 10, 2014, 10:13:57 AM
If I trusted myself not to cock it up I'd 'shop out the mic and Kev's hand to just leave it Purest Matt: The man in the smoke.

If you wanted to send me the large version I'll happily give it a go.
PM me your email and the max file size you can accept and I'll send you the raw zipped into as many parts as needed.

Cheers


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 10, 2014, 10:26:58 AM
Beasto Blanco were just amazing last night, I'm still on a high from it. Chuck Garric is a great front-man and had to be not to get upstaged by Calico Cooper. She cavorted about in thigh-length boots, a bikini and not much else and she spent the evening acting like she'd just escaped from her Daddy's Own Insane Asylum.
They obviously didn't sell many tickets because the show was moved upstairs to the Academy2 Islington which isn't much bigger than the Peel.

Photos at some point.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: mattstevens on February 10, 2014, 05:05:21 PM
It was a jolly good gig. Everyone was splendid :-)
For some reason The Fierce And The Dead looked much better in black and white. Trojan Horse and Knifeworld are mostly in colour.

Just a few examples.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/12383823695_472442a9fa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383823695/)
The Fierce And The Dead 1M1A9202 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383823695/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr
If I trusted myself not to cock it up I'd 'shop out the mic and Kev's hand to just leave it Purest Matt: The man in the smoke.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/12383829215_81db7e953d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383829215/)
The Fierce And The Dead 1M1A9184 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12383829215/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/12384448554_99bc78550b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384448554/)
Trojan Horse 1M1A9116 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384448554/) on the set of a sci-fi movie by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/12384214395_cb75c696fc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384214395/)
Trojan Horse 1M1A9075 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12384214395/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/12389809673_105e16ea49.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389809673/)
Knifeworld 1M1A9236 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389809673/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2812/12389950394_13d8a8beb1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389950394/)
Knifeworld 1M1A9275 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/12389950394/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

R

These are amazing!!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 11, 2014, 12:02:48 AM

These are amazing!!
Cheers dude. Glad you like them.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on February 12, 2014, 03:46:12 PM
Was supposed to be going to see Godsticks in Cardiff tonight but aside from trying to shake a cold and not wanting a late night it's also a bit stormy outside and I don't want to travel to Cardiff and then find a tree has fallen on the train tracks and I can't get home


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on February 12, 2014, 05:15:48 PM
It is a tad breezy. The motorcycle ride home from work today was "interesting", most of it at an odd angle of lean.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 13, 2014, 08:42:57 PM
I also had to miss Godsticks last night, even though I wasn't as far from the gig as Mike it was still a bit risky going out in that weather whatever transport I'd have chosen.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 25, 2014, 12:32:25 PM
Finally got Lazuli/Moon Safari tickets. While I was at it, I got our Fish tickets for May and tickets to see The Orb in Cardiff in October - they were great when we saw them in June last year.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on February 26, 2014, 12:48:42 PM
Oysterband at the Hereford Courtyard Theatre this evening. Another seated gig. I really must get to some rock gigs soon.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on February 26, 2014, 03:52:57 PM
Finally got Lazuli/Moon Safari tickets. While I was at it, I got our Fish tickets for May and tickets to see The Orb in Cardiff in October - they were great when we saw them in June last year.
Make sure you tell everyone at work to go to the Lazuli/Moon Safari gig, too.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on February 26, 2014, 05:34:54 PM
I got tickets for Union Chapel acoustic show from Katatonia  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 27, 2014, 08:47:56 AM
Make sure you tell everyone at work to go to the Lazuli/Moon Safari gig, too.

I've certainly promoted it to my fellow progster at work (there's just the one).


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 08, 2014, 12:18:36 PM
I had a good time at the Caravan gig last night. They played many of the usual old classics but also about half of their new album - which completely sold out at the merch stand, otherwise I'd have probably bought it.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on March 09, 2014, 10:07:23 AM
It looks like I'm going to see The Pretty Things at Frome next weekend. Another band I never expected to see, but I've been asked to act as road crew* for The Worried Men who are on first. With a set by Del Bronham in between those two bands, it should be a good evening.
*Road crew in this case means nothing technical, just getting The Worried Men's kit off the stage in no time flat to allow minimum changeover delay.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on March 10, 2014, 08:05:43 AM
I've just booked to see CBP in London.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on March 10, 2014, 08:07:30 AM
I need to see if I am around for that one.  I will be away on a training course when Gazpacho are playing London  >:(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on March 12, 2014, 10:04:30 AM
Umphrey's McGee have just announced three dates in June at the Brooklyn Bowl In London, but do I really want to find a way of getting to Greenwich.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on March 12, 2014, 07:47:20 PM
I've just booked to see CBP in London.

CBP??


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on March 13, 2014, 07:37:31 AM
Crippled Black Phoenix.  The new album is out very soon as well.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on March 13, 2014, 09:49:26 AM
I read that Transatlantic were selling tshirts for £30 last night  :o


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 13, 2014, 10:14:01 AM
I read that Transatlantic were selling tshirts for £30 last night  :o
£25 and £30 for the shirts IIRC. I didn't get one.
More for the hoodies. I didn't buy one of those either.
A cymbal as used by Portnoy for the recording was on sale for £500. I certainly didn't buy that.

The show was great. Maybe not quite as great as last time for the Whirlwind tour but still really good. The crowd noticably livened up when they played a cut-down version of the Whirlwind.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on March 13, 2014, 12:16:24 PM
£25 or 30 is an appropriate amount for selling t-shirts.  I understand the economics of trying to break even on tours, but this is just too much.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Dave J on March 13, 2014, 02:44:01 PM
They weren't even selling merch in the balcony.

Thought the sound was a bit muddy at times and playing all the new album which while good is IMO their weakest to date is probably why the older stuff went down better. Still a quality band though.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 14, 2014, 09:50:58 PM
Ted did look bored at times though. He was the same for the Spock's Beard show last year which, as I recall, didn't go down too well among some of the fishtank.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on March 16, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
The Pretty Things - Frome Cheese & Grain, 15th March 2014.
The Pretty Things are one of those bands that I never expected to see live (or that could say alive), but with a 50th anniversary tour underway, and the chance of a free ticket, this was too good to miss.
First off, get there early, load-in the Worried Men's gear, and be pleasantly surprised that today's bass player is somebody i've not seen for a couple of years and is more normally found on the West Midlands / South Wales scene, and he's good. And then after a soundcheck, it's the long wait for the doors to open, during which we realise that they've spent a bit of money on the venue. Some of it looks well up-to-date, and hopefully they've got the money to complete the job.
Ten minutes after the doors open, the Worried Men take the stage for 40 minutes of rocked-up blues, which seemed to go down well with the couple of hundred people in attendance. Well enoough to get an encore, for which thay were joined by Del Bromham to run through 'Roadhouse Blues'. Great, get the gear off stage, and it's time to relax.
Del Bromham was playing a solo set as the middle part of the evening. He could be described as one of the main reasons I got interested in this music lark, so I was looking forward to seeing him in a lone setting, rather than with Stray. I already knew he was a rather good guitarist, and chatting to him before the gig, I was glad to find him thoroughly likeable. His relatively short set was a masterclass in getting some very electric sounds from an acoustic guitar, while playing some good old blues, and then he made my evening by playing 'Around The World In 80 Days' from the first Stray album, which I never thought I'd hear live.
And then it was the Pretty Things. I have to admit, that apart from vocalist Phil May, I have no idea if anybody else is an original member (although one guitarist certainly looks like he could be), but they do make a good noise. They played a mixture of old r'n'b stompers and tracks from SF Sorrow. I thought they'd need keyboards for the Sorrow tracks, but the guitarists made the correct sounds without much trouble which was impressive.
After nearly an hour of the Pretty Things set, the pain was beginning to kick in, so I decided to make a run for home, quite certain that there were no more surprises to come (until I get told otherwise).
One piece of news from the evening - there is a Pink Fairies line-up going on tour in June, which should be interesting.



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on March 17, 2014, 12:17:43 PM
The Devin Townsend Project are playing two warm up shows prior to Sonisphere

3rd July Nottingham Rock City
4th July The Assembly Leamginton Spa

I've just bought a ticket for Nottingham


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 24, 2014, 01:04:18 AM
Just back from seeing Tragedy, the All-Metal tribute to the Bee Gees.

It's going to be some time before my grin stops hurting. That was so much fun.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on March 26, 2014, 09:51:53 AM
I've just seen the line-up listed on the Riffs site for the Credo / Simon Godfrey gig on Saturday evening. I think the venue will be filled by bands alone, even before any audience get in.
And Riffs have got a Lifesigns gig as a tour warm-up this evening, which I may pop along to.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Ash on March 26, 2014, 02:02:33 PM
and all for a tenner!  I am looking forward to it  :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: A James on March 26, 2014, 07:22:15 PM
I have the children and a meal out with my parents or I might actually have dragged myself along on Saturday.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on March 27, 2014, 12:54:02 PM
Lifesigns – Riffs Bar, 26th March 2014

I only noticed this gig was on because I was checking on details for Credo on Saturday, and wasn’t sure to go or not. To be perfectly honest, the Lifesigns album is good background music, although it doesn’t seem to have enough songs for me, but in the hope that some welly may be supplied live, I decided to go. And I’m glad I did. The first person I saw as I walked through the door was a mate from Swindon who I’d not seen for a while, so an up-date on his bands was in order, and then RobH wandered over. Rob was there as a ‘trial run’ for the Saturday gig, and brought Simon with him, although Simon seemed to be constantly distracted by one muso or another for most of the evening.
And Lifesigns?  They were surprisingly good. With only 55 minutes on the album, they needed some old John Young Band tunes and at least one new song to complete a full set, which on this occasion was split in two. Don’t ask me what the songs were, because I don’t know the names, but it did seem to be first set of longer ‘soundscape’ numbers, and the second set more poppy and accessible, although John Young’s voice could be a bit stronger to get the best effect on these songs. Backing vocals from the bass player was a great help here, and he provided a visual aspect to the band, who were otherwise pretty static. Apparently he’s one Jon Poole, ex-Cardiacs (amongst many others), and it looked as if he desperately wanted to jump around, but the music didn’t really suit that sort of activity. By the end of the second set, I think we’d been sucked into the sound being played and were enjoying ourselves, although John Young could work on his stage-craft a bit – his sudden ends of each set were almost bizarre.
For a band who’s album I don’t really like, it was a far better than expected evening.



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 30, 2014, 02:40:01 PM
Just back from seeing Tragedy, the All-Metal tribute to the Bee Gees.

It's going to be some time before my grin stops hurting. That was so much fun.

R

Photos now up.
This gives a taste (ahem!) of what to expect from the show.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/13509232103_bde0291f90.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mzLm3T)

Confetti was everywhere. (For bonus points look for the t-shirt)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/13509016723_b9018e715a.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mzKf2r)

Pink ukulele flying-vee solo!!!
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/13508676593_9658ed395b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mzHuV8)

It's rare to see people put in the effort to look the part these days.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/13508582964_73c78892d3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mzH25Q)

The rest are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/sets/72157643159417803/

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on April 03, 2014, 08:29:59 PM
Hey, he's nicked my hat :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 04, 2014, 09:15:45 AM
Hey, he's nicked my hat :)
Obvious now you mention it. I hadn't noticed before now.

I'm trying to think of classic disco numbers you could add to your set  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 04, 2014, 11:12:03 AM
Marillion Xmas dates announced - we'll be going to The Forum on 11 December.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on April 05, 2014, 11:58:18 AM
I am putting together my Captain & Tenille set as we speak  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: roger on April 05, 2014, 03:53:48 PM
Muskrat love.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 07, 2014, 01:24:07 PM
Riverside were great on Friday. I'm off to see them again in a little while.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on April 07, 2014, 06:58:29 PM
They were amazing indeed!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 07, 2014, 08:17:35 PM
Riverside were great on Friday. I'm off to see them again in a little while.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

R

Hopefully they'll be good tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 08, 2014, 08:23:34 AM
I might have a 3 gig weekend, photographing Journey, Europe and FM on Friday, Within Temptation & Delain at Wembley Arena on Saturday and Panic Room at the Globe on Sunday. 

I will see how I feel when I get back from London on Sunday and decide about going to Cardiff.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 09, 2014, 07:47:23 PM
Riverside were excellent at the Fleece in Bristol, although they seemed puzzled by the pillars throughout the venue (including on the stage). There was a very good crowd in the venue, and Riverside have promised to come back on the next tour, time will tell.
However, thanks to various highways departments, I missed the support band. What should have been a simple 60 minute journey to Bristol, ended up taking the best part of two hours, due to a series of un-announced road closures. The return journey wasn't any better. Diverted on the way out of Bristol (M32 closed), the first diversion sign was the only one I saw, so I headed for an alternate route, only to find that being dug up and time-delay traffic signals in place, and another road closed soon after that. They must all have decided that the best time to dig up roads was on a "quiet" Tuesday night.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 10, 2014, 01:17:02 PM
Riverside were excellent at the Fleece in Bristol, although they seemed puzzled by the pillars throughout the venue (including on the stage). There was a very good crowd in the venue, and Riverside have promised to come back on the next tour, time will tell.
However, thanks to various highways departments, I missed the support band. What should have been a simple 60 minute journey to Bristol, ended up taking the best part of two hours, due to a series of un-announced road closures. The return journey wasn't any better. Diverted on the way out of Bristol (M32 closed), the first diversion sign was the only one I saw, so I headed for an alternate route, only to find that being dug up and time-delay traffic signals in place, and another road closed soon after that. They must all have decided that the best time to dig up roads was on a "quiet" Tuesday night.


That's a shame. Votum were OK. They were a little better on Monday than last Friday - they just seemed more confident and relaxed.
However Riverside were a major step above Friday's performance - in hindsight what I thought was a great show in London was relegated to more of a 'solid 6 out 10'. On Monday there was nearly a mosh pit in one corner which is crazy for a prog gig at the Robin.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 12, 2014, 12:00:30 AM
Enjoyed FM, Europe and Foreigner tonight.

From a photography point of view I think I'm going to stick to photographing shows at Colston Hall that aren't all seating. In the all seating configuration the seats go all the way to the front so there's no photo pit. So you end up having to shoot from the sides of the front stalls seating as there's no room in front of the front row and obviously they don't want you standing taking photos in front of a seated audience.

Got told when I arrived by the head of security that I could photograph the first 3 songs from FM, the first 4 songs of Europe and the first 5 of Foreigner. Which was what I'd been told by email yesterday due to the fact that Mick Jones doesn't take to the stage until the 5th song.

Just before Foreigner came on we were told we could only photograph songs 3-5 of Foreigners set, ok this is a bit strange but at least it's 3 songs.  However as previously mentioned we shooting from the side of a seated audience and audience that remained seated for songs 1 and 2 of Foreigners set only to stand up on mass at the start of song 3 when told it was ok to do so by Kelly Hansen (cheers for that Kelly) this made it a real struggle to get any sort of viewpoint to get good photos of Foreigner.  My photos are still downloading and rendering previews so we'll see if I got any usable ones , I think I might have found a workable sport before the end of song 5.

I had a seat in row E of the front stalls, while I was waiting to head into the venue I saw a tweet from Nathan James (Inglorius, Trans Siberian Orchestra singer) saying he was heading out to a gig and included a photo of him.  Before FM came on I went to my seat and left my empty camera bag and hoodie on my seat.  When I went back to the seat, after the first 3 songs of FM's set, sitting directly behind me in row F was someone who looked a lot like Nathan James. I pulled up his tweet again on my phone and looked at the photo but I wasn't sure so didn't bother asking if it was him.

Turns out it was as he later tweeted he'd been to see Foreigner, I asked him if he'd been sat behind me and he confirmed that it was and that he'd seen me.

Before the gig I tweeted that this was the first gig I'd been too at Colston Hall where I hadn't seen any familiar faces in the audience, so it obviously wasn't a prog gig (although we did get a keytar during FM's set). Turns out this wasn't true as I later bumped in to someone I know from Reasoning gigs, although I did get his name wrong to start with, oops!

I only saw about 5 songs of FM's set but I enjoyed what I saw before heading to the bar to get a diet coke.  Europe we probably the most enjoyable band to photograph of the night.  Joey Tempest is a great front man and really throws some shapes for the photographers, including looking right at me and pointing at one point (I really hope I got that shot in focus!). Rather than return to my seat after photographing the first 3 songs I stood at the side where I'd been photographing from as security were quite content to leave me stand there as long as I didn't take anymore photos.

Foreigner played just short of a two hour set playing from 9:20pm to 11:15pm with an encore break and drum and keyboard solos.  My favourite song of their set was Juke Box Hero and we got all the hits you'd expect to hear in a Foreigner set.  Kelly Hansen stage manner reminded me of Steven Tyler  from Aerosmith he even looks like a not quite as thin, haven't done as many drugs version of Tyler. All in all I enjoyed their set they finished on Hot Blooded and knowing this was the last song I slipped out just before the end to avoid the crowds on the way out.

I'm going to select and edit some photos to send off to the people I need to supply photos two (one PR company and 2 reviewers).  None of them need the photos till tomorrow but I'm choosing to stay up late and get this done tonight rather than have to get up early tomorrow morning to do it.

I'm off to London tomorrow afternoon to see Within Temptation and Delain at Wembley Arena, so Ill try and sleep in as late as I possibly can and also get some sleep on the train from Bristol to London.

I doubt I'll get around to it tonight but possibly sometime tomorrow there will be a blog post with photos up at http://mikeevstog.wordpress.com/

PS I'm back on instagram and I've been adding some photos here of this weekend away , the train station sign, my hotel, my pass from tonight, my weapons of choice (my camera's) and that sort of thing anyway their here if you want to take a look and I'll try and add a few more interesting shots of this weekend as I go http://instagram.com/mikeevsphoto


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2014, 06:19:43 AM
Thanks Mike - I enjoyed reading that :-)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 12, 2014, 09:50:40 AM
eek just  read that back, mistake all over the place.  I guess I was a bit tired :D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 12, 2014, 10:21:51 AM
I've blogged some photos wp.me/p11dTQ-7M (http://wp.me/p11dTQ-7M)

More to come...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: roger on April 12, 2014, 03:10:13 PM
Some great shots, Mike!!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 13, 2014, 01:41:36 AM
Thanks Rog :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 13, 2014, 12:12:40 PM
You still got some decent shots Mike, despite the shooting location.
I've still not finished going through the shots from the Riverside show on Monday. I find that my rate of progress is one of those things where the mood I'm in matters far more than the time I have available.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 13, 2014, 01:02:25 PM
Thanks Rick  :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 14, 2014, 12:53:59 PM
A review of the gig including photos by me http://rockunited.com/foreigneruk14.htm


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 14, 2014, 11:00:21 PM
I like the one of Joey stretching his hand out to you.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 16, 2014, 09:38:09 AM
I like the one of Joey stretching his hand out to you.

I have a  series of about 10-15 photos him doing that with different expressions, the one that's in that review is probably the best.

I got lucky as he spotted my camera and just stayed looking at me for a few seconds, he's a great front man and a joy to photograph


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 16, 2014, 11:09:59 AM
I've updated the blog with a few more photos

http://wp.me/p11dTQ-7M


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 18, 2014, 07:54:59 AM
Feast Of Fiddles - Tewkesbury Roses Theatre - 17th April 2014
I've seen these tours listed for years, and finally bought a ticket, not really knowing what to expect. And I certainly didn't expect the horde that took to the stage at the start of the evening. This band certainly isn't going to play small arts centres. The front line alone consisted of 7 fiddle players and an accordion player, with a full 5-piece rock band as back-up. I recognised Phil Beer from Show Of Hands, Chris Leslie from Fairport Convention, and Peter Knight from Steeley Span, plus Dave Mattacks on drums, but the other players were unknown to me. They started the gig with a Led Zep song, followed by some folky tunes, and then most of the players left the stage. For the next fifty minutes or so, the fiddle players then almost played in a revue format, some with the backing band, some without, playing basically solo songs, before the full line-up returned to the stage to finish the first set with a run through of the theme from the Magnificent Seven (with added folky bits).
For the second set, the full band stayed on stage the whole time, with the star players taking it in turns to lead the whole ensemble through tunes. Most of the backing band also got some solo spotlight, which was good, and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves on stage. It was also interesting to see the guy from the Battlefield Band (name admittedly forgotten) playing a twin-next bouzouki, which is not something you see every day. After a 75-minute second set (including encore), it was time to end the evening with applause and a mass bow from the band.
This was a definite folk-rock show, and considering all the fiddles, it didn't sound anywhere near as cacophonous as many people would think it should. The Roses Theatre was sold-out for the event, lots of CDs were sold, and everybody seemed to leave very happy. I may even be tempted to try to go see the next tour.



Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 19, 2014, 07:52:32 PM
I've uploaded more photos of Foreigner, Europe and FM to this Flickr Set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/sets/72157644155828604/)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/13939849884_7ccae9c3f1.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nePnHo)

Foreigner (https://flic.kr/p/nePnHo) by MikeEvstog (https://www.flickr.com/people/51726741@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/13939426873_a1a199100d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/neMcY6)

Europe (https://flic.kr/p/neMcY6) by MikeEvstog (https://www.flickr.com/people/51726741@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: roger on April 20, 2014, 11:16:09 AM
awesome.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 23, 2014, 12:00:19 PM
Yay - got tickets to see Peter Gabriel in Cardiff. Bit pricey for a home gig, but a lot less than going somewhere else.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 27, 2014, 11:18:52 AM
Jump's acoustic show in the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay was wonderful. JDJ is such a wonderful storyteller and the band was both relaxed and together. Nice to see friends there as well, including Bo and Claire.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 27, 2014, 06:08:15 PM
Ravens & Lullabies tonight in Swindon.
I wonder if Mr.Giltrap is going to look more confident with a couple more electric gigs done, or look as confused as he sometimes did at Summer's End.
 


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 28, 2014, 08:54:09 AM
Ravens & Lullabies in Swindon.
Not a huge crowd, but a really good atmosphere. It was "end-of-tour" and the band were in playful mode. A bit less me-me-me from Oliver Wakeman, the normal slightly disorganised Paul Manzi, and a cheerful Gordon Giltrap. The extra couple of gigs have obviously done the band good, and the playing was excellent.
I wasn't sure after the Summer's End show, but it would be a pity if this was the last R&L show.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on April 28, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
Ravens & Lullabies in Swindon.
Not a huge crowd, but a really good atmosphere. It was "end-of-tour" and the band were in playful mode. A bit less me-me-me from Oliver Wakeman, the normal slightly disorganised Paul Manzi, and a cheerful Gordon Giltrap. The extra couple of gigs have obviously done the band good, and the playing was excellent.
I wasn't sure after the Summer's End show, but it would be a pity if this was the last R&L show.

That was, apparently, the last show which is why it was so disappointing that the numbers were so low for the whole tour. I reckon that production should be in theatres not tiny venues.
Loved George Wilding in support as well.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 28, 2014, 06:59:45 PM
Ravens & Lullabies in Swindon.
Not a huge crowd, but a really good atmosphere. It was "end-of-tour" and the band were in playful mode. A bit less me-me-me from Oliver Wakeman, the normal slightly disorganised Paul Manzi, and a cheerful Gordon Giltrap. The extra couple of gigs have obviously done the band good, and the playing was excellent.
I wasn't sure after the Summer's End show, but it would be a pity if this was the last R&L show.

That was, apparently, the last show which is why it was so disappointing that the numbers were so low for the whole tour. I reckon that production should be in theatres not tiny venues.
Loved George Wilding in support as well.

George Wilding - thanks for that, we didn't catch his second name. A couple of very interesting songs in his set.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: mattstevens on April 28, 2014, 08:20:18 PM
Ravens & Lullabies in Swindon.
Not a huge crowd, but a really good atmosphere. It was "end-of-tour" and the band were in playful mode. A bit less me-me-me from Oliver Wakeman, the normal slightly disorganised Paul Manzi, and a cheerful Gordon Giltrap. The extra couple of gigs have obviously done the band good, and the playing was excellent.
I wasn't sure after the Summer's End show, but it would be a pity if this was the last R&L show.


Strange, i thought these dates would be rammed. Oliver and Gordon are lovely fellas.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on April 29, 2014, 06:20:45 AM
Ravens & Lullabies in Swindon.
Not a huge crowd, but a really good atmosphere. It was "end-of-tour" and the band were in playful mode. A bit less me-me-me from Oliver Wakeman, the normal slightly disorganised Paul Manzi, and a cheerful Gordon Giltrap. The extra couple of gigs have obviously done the band good, and the playing was excellent.
I wasn't sure after the Summer's End show, but it would be a pity if this was the last R&L show.


Strange, i thought these dates would be rammed. Oliver and Gordon are lovely fellas.

I don't know what his fans thought of the R&L album and reports from the Summers End show, but I really thought there would be more Giltrappists at the Swindon gig.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MarkS on May 04, 2014, 08:49:57 AM
Just saw Yes and they were surprisingly good.  Jon Davison seems to have revitalized the band, songs are now being played at correct tempo. Going for the one was the highlight for me


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 04, 2014, 07:00:48 PM
IQ in Islington last night were excellent.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 06, 2014, 12:27:00 PM
They sure were and it was good to see those of this parish there.  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on May 07, 2014, 09:47:21 PM
Indeed. Sorry I missed you Freddie but I think I was a bit late  :-[


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on May 17, 2014, 08:16:20 AM
From Beyond the Redshift, these guys opened and I can't stop listening to them  ;D
http://www.pglost.com/


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 21, 2014, 10:29:06 AM
Nine Inch Nails in Cardiff tonight. Not sure how it's going to be. To be completely truthful I am going to see them to tick them off the list, but I believe they are an impressive live band and it'll be fun to meet up with Mike Evans for a gig again.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on May 21, 2014, 08:38:47 PM
In addition to Summers End, i've booked a ticket for Eppyfest in Stroud. Conversations at the Trinity event suggest the headliners Flutatious should be worth seeing, and it's my chance to see The Fierce And The Dead, all within a few miles of home.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 16, 2014, 08:55:17 AM
Feck feck feck - Jeff Lynne/ELO are playing Hyde Park on the day I get back from holiday and I don't think I will be able to make it. They are the one bucket list band I have left, although I did see ELO II with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra many years ago.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Purrdey on June 19, 2014, 06:46:26 PM
I'm going to Hebcelt festival in July, very much looking forward to this adventure (not so much the driving though)
http://www.hebceltfest.com/festival/programme/

Pretty folky stuff but I've never been to the Hebrides and haven't camped for many years.

Particularly looking forward to Rachel Sermanni, Michael Cassidy, Hunter & the Bear, This Silent Forest and discovering lots of new music. Big Country headlining Friday and The Levellers on Saturday.

Hope the weather's good!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on July 06, 2014, 10:25:17 AM
EppyFest 3 - Stroud Lansdown Hall, 5th July 2014.
This must be what they term a boutique festival. I think the audience only rose above the 50 mark during The Fierce & The Dead's set, and that was because there were two other bands watching. For those who attended Winter's End a few years ago, EppyFest was held in the same hall, although it seemed a bit larger than my memory recalled, possibly because it was never blacked out (most bands played in natural -and hot - daylight), and possibly because there were chairs for almost everybody in attendance.
After the traditional festival late start, I Am Your Autopilot got the music underway. Playing in semi-acoustic, drummer-less trio format, they were pleasantly under-stated, while still being rocky enough to keep my attention. And then they played a Klaatu song, not 'Calling Occupants...', which is always a plus point for me.
Second up were The Fierce & The Dead. This was the first time I'd seen Matt in band format, and I was interested in how it would work. I didn't need to worry, it was the same sort of Matt, with added band, layering riffs and melodies over a solid rhythm section (including a stand-in drummer - amazing). The finale was standard Matt as well, as he jumped from the stage, having inadvertently wrapped his guitar strap around a microphone and stand, which also therefore left the stage - cue chaos and confused looks. Good gig so far.
I have to admit, Thumper Monkey were a bit of a disappointment. After Summer's End, I was expecting a bit more of a powerful performance. The bass player was still interesting to watch, the keyboard player was still humourous, and they were still rhythmically all over the place, it just didn't seem to work on the day.
Half-time. Some of the audience had booked a festival-supplied meal in the gallery downstairs, while the rest of us were ejected to sample the delights of Stroud.
One hour later, the music resumed with Andy Pickford. Another name new to me. Forty-three minutes of one man occasionally prodding his keyboard. Let's say it was not visually stimulating. The music was quite good, but it didn't really seem to need to be 'live'.
The name Henry Fool also meant nothing to me. I really should read the magazines more diligently, then I'd have known I was going to see Tim Bowness. Having said that, I think they only played two Henry Fool songs, the rest of the set being NoMan or Tim Bowness solo material. It was a good proggy set, although I could have done without the somewhat discordant sax honking. Lambsie's comment on the other hand was "I love that jazzy s**t". Another interesting band.
The headliners were Flutatious. I'd gathered opinion on them from informed sources, listened to a couple of songs on their website, and they didn't disappoint. Mostly instrumental, they reminded me of a more muscular dance-y Ozrics, with added fiddle. Possibly the perfect Stroud or festival band. They even got a few people dancing and I bought some CDs. Excellent end to a good day.
I didn't know what to expect when I booked my ticket for EppyFest. I was surprised by the audience numbers. I only knew half of the bands, and knowing what the organiser plays on his Epileptic Gibbon podcast, it could have been a car-crash to my ears. It actually ended up being thoroughly enjoyable and friendly day, but if the organiser breaks even I'll be very surprised. Roll on next year.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: gr8gonzo on July 06, 2014, 02:54:52 PM
Jem Godfrey, Andy Edwards & Steve Lawson are doing an improv gig 10 August.

http://www.stevelawson.net/upcoming_gigs/ (http://www.stevelawson.net/upcoming_gigs/)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on July 09, 2014, 05:35:09 PM
In case anyone does not know:

Quote
As you know ‘Alchemy’ is coming to London this summer for its first ‘Off West End’ appearance.

The shows will take place over five days… 12th – 16th August, with an additional matinee performance on the 16th.
The venue is the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, SW1Y 6ST
Nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus.

Please do come along if you can.

Tickets cost £22 (£18 concessions), but there is an ‘early bird’ offer until July 12th where the tickets can be purchased for £17.

There are only a few left for the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, so don’t wait too long.

Tickets can be bought by following the link:

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/jermynstreettheatre/list.aspx?tagref=45

Or ring the box office:
020 7287 2875

Why not check out our latest video clip at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSlp6B_ek2E&feature=youtu.be

More information regarding ‘Alchemy’ can be found at:

alchemythemusical.com

See you there!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on September 05, 2014, 05:21:36 PM
I've bought tickets for two gigs in 2015 :)

Thunder at Hammersmith in March and Devin Towensend project at the Royal Albert Hall in April.

Saw Devin's Casualties of Cool gig at Union Chapel last night really enjoyed it. Che Amiee Dorval has an amazing voice.

As ticket for the RAH gig went on sale this morning and I was still in London I went to the box office and bought my ticket there, which given some of the comments I read later on facebook from people buying online it seems like it was a very good idea  :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on September 18, 2014, 08:30:57 AM
God damn Spock's Beard were good last night. I've still got that post-gig buzz going on...

After the disappointment of last years shows I wasn't sure whether to go or not. The band worked really well together, Ted was obviously having fun (apart from sweating his clothes to his skin).

There were a few technical gremlins but nothing to spoil things.

I wish I could see them in London tonight.

R


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on September 23, 2014, 09:35:02 PM
Going to see Al Di Meola at Ronnie Scott's on October 14th  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: roger on September 24, 2014, 12:17:26 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 24, 2014, 11:37:38 AM
Finally got round to getting my ticket for Opeth in Bristol.

Might even be dragging Mme Cholet along to Pineapple Thief at The Fleece in December - for once she asked "what is this" without it sounding like it was missing the wordds "the hell".


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on September 24, 2014, 02:14:55 PM
If the trains behave themselves, I'm unexpectedly going to see Kate Bush tonight...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on September 24, 2014, 02:15:34 PM
Also booked for Show of Hands in November...


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 24, 2014, 02:27:54 PM
If the trains behave themselves, I'm unexpectedly going to see Kate Bush tonight...

Goodness - that's a nice unexpected - hope trains are well-behaved an you enjoy the show.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on September 24, 2014, 03:19:33 PM
Finally got round to getting my ticket for Opeth in Bristol.

Might even be dragging Mme Cholet along to Pineapple Thief at The Fleece in December - for once she asked "what is this" without it sounding like it was missing the wordds "the hell".

I should have got tickets for Opeth but didn't get around to it and now I'm going to see Al Di Meola just a few days later I don't think I'm going to go to Opeth this time around.  I've seen them on their last few tours so I'm not overly concerned about missing them this time, I'm sure they'll be back.

Al Di Meola I've never seen despite having a large collection of his CD's so I'm really looking forward to that  :)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on September 25, 2014, 08:47:14 AM
Also booked for Show of Hands in November...

They're playing Cheltenham Town Hall on that tour. It's a lovely venue, with generally a really bad sound.
I may get a ticket and hope it sounds better in the room with only a few acoustic instruments being used.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on September 25, 2014, 08:47:22 AM
If the trains behave themselves, I'm unexpectedly going to see Kate Bush tonight...

Goodness - that's a nice unexpected - hope trains are well-behaved an you enjoy the show.

It all went very well and I had a fabulous time thanks to @WhiteRhinoTea :-)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on September 25, 2014, 08:48:33 AM
Also booked for Show of Hands in November...

They're playing Cheltenham Town Hall on that tour. It's a lovely venue, with generally a really bad sound.
I may get a ticket and hope it sounds better in the room with only a few acoustic instruments being used.


This will be the third time I've tried to see them. First time, work exploded, second time I was too ill.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 25, 2014, 11:52:39 AM
I should have got tickets for Opeth but didn't get around to it and now I'm going to see Al Di Meola just a few days later I don't think I'm going to go to Opeth this time around.  I've seen them on their last few tours so I'm not overly concerned about missing them this time, I'm sure they'll be back.

I'm really only going as it's Bristol on a Friday night in a venue with a 10pm cerfew and Mme Cholet can pick me up from the station before midnight.

I am really enjoying the new album, but they aren't a band I would go all the way to London for. Those are getting fewer and further between, although I am going up for the Steve Rothery band gig in November and the Marillion gig in December.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Nellie on October 03, 2014, 10:19:18 AM
If I can get a sitter, I might come to this wiv my mate.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Trace on October 27, 2014, 05:00:59 PM
Firefest 2014 - Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014.
I've just got back from this festival, and although not prog, it was worthy of comment.
Each day the venue opened in time to get 1000 people inside the venue just before the first band started, and that band started at the advertised time.
Seven bands each day, starting with a 40 minute set for the daily openers and incresing to an hour for for the 'guest' slot followed by 90 minutes for the headliner each day, and changeovers achieved normally in the 20 minute range, and the evening finished at 10:00pm each day. All very impressive. I know that melodic rock bands generally play relatively short songs, but every band still seemed to be happy to get on stage, play their allotted time, and get off again. There didn't seem to be any over-runs at all. This may be because there is now a circuit of festivals for these bands to play and everybody seems to know what is required.
As for the bands, H.E.A.T were very impressive as Friday headliners, and it was good to see Shy again (after a 30 year gap). Pretty Maids were the biggest surprise on Saturday - some album buying required I think. Sunday was the last day of the Final Fling (Firefest is calling it a day after 11 years) and was bound to be good, but the final trio of Coney Hatch, Autograph (UK debut gig - only about 30 years late) and Danger Danger waould be hard to beat anywhere.
Now, where am i going to see these sorts of bands next year?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 28, 2014, 11:13:44 AM
Ecelectic end of the week. Thursday is Steve Hackett at the St Davids Hall in Cardiff, then back to the same venue on Friday (mostly to avoid trick or treaters) for £5 seats behind the orchestra for Beethoven's 5th (the music not the film)


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: roger on October 29, 2014, 12:55:03 AM
School concerts this week.  My middle school kids are singing Bohemian Rhapsody, so I'm keeping the prog on....


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on October 29, 2014, 11:08:37 AM
Steve Hackett AND Knifeworld on Saturday!


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 29, 2014, 01:57:22 PM
How is that even possible?


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on October 30, 2014, 12:18:23 PM
Right here we go....

Sat 1Nov - Steve Hackett
Sun 2Nov - Luna Rossa
Sat 8Nov - Pendragon
Sat 15Nov - Ray Wilson
Sun 16Nov - RPWL
Sat 22Nov - Larry Miller
Fri 28Nov - Show of Hands
Sat 29Nov - Lazuli/Moon Safari
Sat 6Dec - Alchemy
Fri 12Dec - Touchstone

and rest


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Robert on November 01, 2014, 08:11:46 AM
How is that even possible?

The answer is now, it isn't :-/ Knifeworld were supposed to be on at 4pm at this festival in Camden, but have been moved out to 7pm, so I can't see them :-(


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 03, 2014, 11:34:10 AM
Botheration.

November is a slightly busy month for gigs.

Saturday is the Steve Rothery Band in London, then we have Lifesigns and Lazuli/Moon Safari coming to Cardiff.

After that there's just Marillion in December and I think that's it for the year.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 03, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
Hackett - excellent, but I'd expect nothing less - I would have preferred fewer of the older songs and played something from W&W - Your Own Special Way, for example.  And we didn't get anything after that unlike other venues:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SsfO5ilk7hM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SsfO5ilk7hM)

Luna Rossa - acoustic evening with harp, double bass - and a small but considerate crowd.  I do like songs stripped back, and as with everything that they do, it worked really well.  I'll look forward to getting the album.

Next up - Pendragon.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: Ash on November 10, 2014, 09:46:11 PM
Pendragon were brilliant on Sat.


Title: Re: 2014 gigs
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2014, 08:26:41 PM
Pendragon were terrific.

Claire, Hannah, Bo, David and I did a mad mini-tour of the Netherlands.  Saturday evening was the Boerderij to see Ray Wilson who was absolutely stunning - definitely top 6 gigs of the year.  Sunday afternoon we saw RPWL in Den Bosch - the last time that they're doing the Wanted show and it was excellent.  Poor Yogi could barely talk by the end, but they did manage the encore of Roses, which is a song that carries a lot of meaning with me.

Next up - Larry Miller to purge myself of prog.