Friday, 30 December 2011


2011 afforded me a chance to see several of my favourite people live, picking out highlights is difficult.

Looking back I experienced my best gig of the year way on back in January. The 50th Anniversary and Final Night of the Jacqui and Bridie Folk Club at the Liverpool Philharmonic was phenomenal.

I can’t say I explored a lot of new music this year, just stuff that was new to me. The exception was Matt Stevens and The Fierce and The Dead whose output has been the soundtrack to most of my writing and other work on the computer.

Of course May saw the International Pop Overthrow in Liverpool. I adore this event. I get to be surrounded by some of my favourite musically talented people, all of whom are amazingly lovely as well. Roll on the 2012 event!

Events are already booked for next year (see the sidebar for my upcoming giggage) and hopefully I will be posting here more often too.

Happy New Year.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Festive Quo - 6th December 2011 Liverpool Arena.(Videos and link to photos)

Kim Wilde, Roy Wood, Status Quo all the one show. A fun way to end the year!
Sadly the Echo Arena really lives up to it's name which seriously affects the sound at times.
My photos from the gig can be seen at flickr here.

Kim Wilde - You Came

Roy Wood - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday!

Status Quo - Something 'Bout You Baby I Like & The Wanderer

Deep Purple 29th November Manchester Arena. (Pics and video)

The support was Cheap Trick who had the power switched off on them, presumably for over running.

Deep Purple were excellent, and the orchestra rounded out the sound very well, We had side seats so probably didn't get the full effect.

Click photo above to go to the flickr set for this gig.

Friday, 23 December 2011

An apology

I fell behind on my live reviews for the end of the end of the year I'm afraid. It was due to a combination of a stinking cold followed by being thrown headlong into the festive season.

I'll post photos and video from the Deep Purple and Status Quo gigs later and then it will be time for the ubiquitous end of year round up post.

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