Tinyfish Wibble => Other Bands => Topic started by: Trace on November 05, 2014, 12:53:27 PM

Title: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on November 05, 2014, 12:53:27 PM
Ramblin' Man Fair.
Somewhere in Kent, 25 & 26 July 2015.
Looks like it may be the from the High Voltage people.
Camel, Marillion, Scorpions & Gregg Allman so far announced, but it'll need a lot more to get me interested.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Ash on November 10, 2014, 09:45:10 PM
Maidstone, hours drive.   I am hoping to go to Loreley next July but interesting if I don't.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2014, 05:23:19 PM
Already going to a few next year, but the big one will hopefully be seeing King Crimson. I am prepared to spend a fair bit of time and money making sure I get a decent look at them, although there is a rumour they'll be coming to Cardiff, so that would do it.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2014, 08:29:43 PM
So far...

1) CRS award night to see Jump.  Pallas are playing as well.
2) Prog Dreams back at the Boerderij (Holland's best venue)
3) Jump 20th anniversary gig.

Hopefully Magenta in June; the Arena tour sometime in the spring; Lorelei.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on November 18, 2014, 10:45:10 PM
I've booked tickets for a rock festival in Milan in April.
I enjoyed Firefest in Nottingham and looked around for another similar event.
Milan worked out not much different in cost than a long weekedn in North Wales, so it seemed like a good idea.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on November 19, 2014, 12:20:07 PM
So far got:

Thunder - Hammersmith Feb 14th
Devin Townsend - Royal Albert Hall April 13th

The Devin Townsend are also playing Bristol in March so will probably go to that too

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on November 19, 2014, 12:24:54 PM
Oh you can add the just announced Steve Wilson tour

March 13th at St Davids Hall in Cardiff  :)

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on November 21, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
Stalls Row H ticket acquired  :)

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2014, 06:41:35 PM
I got Stalls tickets but then managed to get two in the front row of Tier 1 (completely unobstructed view). If he's going to make the show even more spectacular I want to have a wider view of it after being in the front row last time in Bristol.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 07, 2015, 10:24:57 PM

That is all

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: A James on February 08, 2015, 03:22:50 PM
I have to see them on the same night as Leon  >:(

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: roger on February 08, 2015, 06:36:58 PM

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on February 08, 2015, 09:36:13 PM
I was at the Bierkeller in Bristol on Friday evening (Inkubus Sukkubus & Cauda Pavonis) and saw a Karnataka gig listed. I may have to investigate, having avoided them since their Summer's End show a few years back.
And Government Mule seem to have added a shepherd's Bush Empire date in May, which could cut my Dames Of Darkness at Bilston attendance from two days to one.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 15, 2015, 05:45:44 PM
I have to see them on the same night as Leon  >:(

Wear a raincoat.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on March 23, 2015, 09:54:56 AM
I did make it to the Karnataka gig at the Bristol Bierkeller on Friday evening. The band played well, and the 'new' singer sounds good, and despite it being her third tour (I think), she still looks very enthusiastic, which is more than can be said for the rest of the band. The venue and audience level may not have been inspiring for the band, because the Bierkeller is a 5-600 capacity room, and there was an audience of about 50. For a band that has played Bristol on the previous tours, this must have been a disappointment.
Compared to the my previous week's gig (Son Of Man at the Devizes Conservative Club), the Bierkeller gig seemed almost low-key.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on March 26, 2015, 10:16:56 AM
I saw Gun on Tuesday night. Wow that brought back memories.
The Camden Underworld was filled with rockers of a certain age singing their hearts out to "Taking On The World", "Word Up", "Steal Your Fire" and the rest of the classics that they played.


Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on April 06, 2015, 06:07:24 PM
French air traffic control permitting, I'm off to Milan this weekend for the Frontiers Rock Festival. Two days of melodic rock & AOR, including FM and Praying Mantis. If it's half as good as last year's Firefest, It'll be wonderful.
The venue looks superb from the photos, and the purchase of a VIP ticket should make things even more comfortable.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on April 06, 2015, 06:39:52 PM
Sounds good, have a great time  :)

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on April 13, 2015, 07:49:51 PM
Frontiers Rock Festival - 11-12th April 2015 - In the middle of nowhere just outside Milan.
The VIP ticket cost a bomb, but it certainly made life easier, all I had to do was l get a taxi to the hotel which was interesting enough (distance from motorway junction to hotel about 50 yards which actually equated to about two miles - even the taxi driver seemed to be doubting his sat-nav). FM played a blinder at the acoustic pre-gig in the hotel - things were looking good.
Saturday, all on to a coach to go to the venue, which is stuck in the mddle of a small industrial estate, but with a great set-up. Basically a small hangar with permanent PA etc .. for live gigs, plus an internal 'restaurant' for food, outside seating area, and grass to relax on between bands, although with 15-20 minute changeovers being the norm, there wasn't much time to relax. Saturday highlights were FM and Eclipse (with Joe Lynn Turner's voice being the day's disappointment), and Sunday saw Pink Cream 69 and Pride Of Lions impressing (POL are the latest band Of Jim Peterik who wrote most of the Survivor material back in their heyday).
All in all it was an excellent weekend, good weather (still warm at midnight), good people, some excellent bands, and the thought that I may just want to do it again next year.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: A James on April 13, 2015, 09:29:05 PM
Sounds great - pity about JLT's voice

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 15, 2015, 08:23:07 PM

Just booked Knifeworld, Leprous, Secret Lazuli, Non secret Lazuli (Waves at Nellie), Y&T, The Watch and noticed that Iamthemorning are guests of Gazpacho in November .


Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Nellie on April 20, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
Yay! Make sure you tell everyone about the Lazuli tour. Tell everyone secretly about the secret gig :-)

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on May 10, 2015, 11:55:36 AM
Dames Of Darkness Festival at the Robin, Bilston, 9th May 2015.
I only attended day 1 (Mr.Forster may well be approaching the venue for a second day as I write this).
It was a day of female fronted bands, many of the symphonic/goth/metal genre (with diversions to pop-ish or doom territory), with some interesting costumes, extensive use of backing tapes, and a pleasantly busy venue. For me, Bad Pollyanna were the band of the day. Another event to put on the list for next year, along with a note to get some more black clothing.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: RobH on July 03, 2015, 01:54:08 PM
I seem to be going to fewer and fewer.  Magenta were excellent as to be expected. 

I'm at Rambling Man in Mote Park later in the month.  This will for me, always be the place where we saw the helicopter land with the Sunday League Trophey back in the late 70s. 

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on July 05, 2015, 09:11:01 PM
Eppyfest next weekend.
Unto Us are playing, but apart from that I have very little idea of what I shall be seeing.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on July 10, 2015, 07:57:41 PM
Enjoy Eppyfest.
I shall be somewhere or other in London Village for Tom Slatter's album launch show.

After that it's a bit of a lull with only one show before it all kicks off in September and I burn a third of my year's leave in October.


Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Trace on July 13, 2015, 09:12:34 AM
Eppyfest was, again, a very interesting event.
Firefly Burning had some odd instrumentation, Trojan Horse tried to demolish the place with a 'Duracell-Bunny-on-speed' performance, Unto Us played a new song, and Stackridge were a bunch of old pros who just seem to enjoy playing live.
Attendance was up on last year (more chairs had to be put out) and from my view, everybody was happy.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Robert on July 14, 2015, 08:05:49 AM
Tom's gig was excellent, apart from some drunken girl making a nuisance of herself. Turned out later she was one of the staff :-/

I was impressed by Tom's total unfazedness in the face of it...

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: RobH on July 31, 2015, 06:50:16 AM
Rambling Man was good fun on Saturday.  Sunday was wet - so wet that I chickened out, but that's not too bad as all the bands I wanted to see were playing on Saturday anyway.

Driving through Maidstone to get there was really easy as there were plenty of marshalls directing traffic.  I followed the line of people into the park and that's where the fun started.  There were numerous queues and no one seemed to know which queue anyone needed to be in.  The first queue was to convert my ticket into a wrist band, then another queue to actually get in, but by this time, the queues had merged into one enormous queue and there was no reason to be in the queue to get a wrist band as you could get this in the queue to get into the park.

The running order was rather odd.  So, in order:

Unto Us put on a creditable performance.  They played three songs - possibly more shorter songs would have been easier, but we know that Huw has a really good voice especially for sad, depressing songs.  In the nicest possible way, of course.

Touchstone played well - I'm not sure about the choices for the set, but they did do their excellent version of Mad World with John Mitchell.

Messenger are a band I've not heard of before.  They played a decent enough set.  I didn't see all of their set as I wanted to watch Blue Oyster Cult on the main stage, but what I did see was pleasant enough even if it didn't make me want to rush out to get their CDs.  Which was just as well as there was no band merchandising in the park.  As far as I could tell, they only had once person in the band who was capable of playing solos, and he alternated between keys and guitar.

Pendragon were next.  Why on earth they were so early, I can't possibly imagine (well, I can actually but this is a public forum).  And I missed the start as I was still at the main stage.  When I got back, I was shocked to see how many people there were, and they got a great reception.  After the last bands on the prog stage, it was great to hear some really good guitar (obviously except John Mitchell with Touchstone).

Haken come next; I disappeared to sit down and read a book.  The noises I got across the fields confirmed I made the right choice.  I returned towards the end of the set and I was shocked to see how few people were there.  Perhaps they were all listening to Saxon.

Anathema alternated between dreary and depressing.  No that's not fair - sometimes they managed to be both dreary and depressing at the same time.  I managed to get through the whole set.  I shan't see them again.  I have a couple of albums - Distant Satellites I find reasonable so I had hoped for more.  So, they have one trick and that is to sing; there is nothing to split up the songs - no interesting guitar or keyboard sections.  It makes them completely one dimensional.

Camel were a revelation to me.  I'd heard of Camel but never listened to Camel.  But they were outstanding and fun.  That will cost me - I will need to go and buy some of their albums.  I ended up standing with Pendragon (not deliberately) to watch the last 30 minutes and Rachel was telling me that Andy Latimer's plating was one of the reasons that both Nick and Peter (Gee) started playing guitar.  You can hear the influence.

It seems that it is happening again next year.  I think I'll go along.  But I hope that they sort out the queues to get in.  I was like no one thought that lots of people would turn up.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: RobH on September 23, 2015, 02:20:26 PM
Is anyone going to Summer's End this year?

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: A James on September 23, 2015, 03:17:03 PM
I will be there, and so will Wilf.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: RobH on September 23, 2015, 07:41:36 PM
It'll be good to see you again.

There's a rugby match in Cardiff on Friday night so it may take longer than usual to get over the bridge.

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: A James on September 24, 2015, 08:15:46 AM
I'm planning on going down on the Thursday and doing some stuff in the Brecon Beacons on the Friday morning, so hopefully I can avoid all that...

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 24, 2015, 06:49:01 PM
We're coming the other way (i.e. out of Cardiff) on the Friday, so hopefully will be OK

Title: Re: 2015 Gigs
Post by: MikeEvs on December 08, 2015, 10:59:09 AM
Got 4 gigs coming up next week

15th Mark Tremonti at O2 academy Bristol
17th Aristocrats at Bierkeller Bristol
19th Nightwish at Wembley Arena
20th Lonely Robot at The Scala

Have photo access for the first two might be doing the third just waiting to hear back  :)

edit: got confirmed I am photographing the Nightwish gig for Prog  :)