Sunday, October 13, 2019

Rhino's Revenge - Saturday 12th October - Half Moon, Putney

One Liner: A tribute evening celebrating the life of Quo legend Rick Parfitt. "State of Quo" opened the evening to a packed house with Rhino's Revenge as headliners. Excellent from start to finish!

Setlist
Two Way Traffic 
Belavista Man 
Secretary
Gravy Train 
Busy Doing Nothin'
One Note Blues
Obstruction Day 
Old Time Rock & Roll 
Get Out of Denver 
Cougar
Before You Accuse Me (Jim Kirkpatrick on vocals)
Mony Mony
Jungle Love
The Madness 
This Is Me 
The Strange One
Lucinda
Never Too Old (To Rock 'n' Roll)
My Name Is Stan
Bad News 
Jam Side Down 
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Paper Plane (with "State of Quo")
Back in the U.S.S.R. 
Once Bitten Twice Shy 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Danny & Luke (Thunder) - Wednesday 9th October - St Albans Arena

One Liner: Theatre show Q&A hosted by Mick Wall (one of my most-seen "artists" this year) interspersed with some excellent acoustic version of Thunder tracks. Featured an unscheduled appearance from drummer Harry James.

Setlist
Backstreet Symphony
Low Life in High Places
Does It Feel Like Love?
A Better Man
Amy's on the Run
The Devil Made Me Do It
Like a Satellite
Serpentine
Love Walked In

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Scouting For Girls - Tuesday 1st October - Fighting Cocks, Kingston

One Liner: Small pub gig and Q&A session with 2 of the boys from SFG in support of their new album. Another excellent Banquet records show and great to meet and chat with Ray and Greg afterwards.

Setlist
Heartbeat
Grown Up
Posh Girls
The Trouble With Boys
This Ain't a Love Song
Dancing With You
She's So Lovely
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lots of Q&As




Friday, September 27, 2019

Thunder - Thursday 26th September - The Garage, Highbury & Islington

One Liner: Amazingly hot gig in a small venue for the classic rockers. One -off show to celebrate their new Greatest Hits album. Did I mention how hot it was?

Setlist
Loser
River of Pain
Higher Ground
On the Radio
Low Life in High Places
Wonder Days
The Devil Made Me Do It
In Another Life
The Thing I Want
Backstreet Symphony
Love Walked In
I Love You More Than Rock 'n' Roll
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She's So Fine
Dirty Love

Friday, September 20, 2019

T'Pau - Thursday 19th September - Royal Vauxhall Tavern

One Liner: An all too short acoustic set at the legendary South London venue.

Setlist
Heart And Soul
Island
Valentine
I Will Be With You
Secret Garden
Wing and a Prayer
Read My Mind
Nowhere
Bridge of Spies
China in Your Hand
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Made of Money (with "Gimme Shelter" snippet)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Belinda Carlisle - Wednesday 18th September - Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke

One Liner: Belinda's first night of the tour celebrating 30 years since the release of her "Runaway Horses" album. Beautifully performed with excellent vocals and setlist choice. Glad to have decent 3rd row seats for this one.

Setlist
Runaway Horses
(We Want) The Same Thing
Whatever It Takes
I Get Weak
Circle in the Sand
Deep Deep Ocean
Fool For Love
Vision of You
La Luna
Summer Rain
Our Lips Are Sealed
Mad About You
Valentine
Leave a Light On
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Live Your Life Be Free
(It's Too Real) Big Scary Animal
Heaven Is a Place on Earth
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Shades of Michaelangelo

Monday, September 16, 2019

Johnny Warman - Sunday 15th September - Cheam Food and Drink Festival

Stage View from The Sutton Guardian
One Liner: A scarcely believable 17,000 people turned up to the Food and Drink Festival in Cheam Park. Many would have seen or heard Johnny Warman as the headline music act. We were towards the back, but Johnny sounded in good form ripping through the best of his 60's and 70's revue. Even finishing (surprisingly) with Hi Ho Silver Lining.

Setlist
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https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17916991.17-000-turn-cheam-food-drink-celebration/


Sunday, September 15, 2019

SAS Band - Saturday 14th September - Shepherd's Bush Empire

One Liner: Spike's All Star band celebrate their 25th Anniversary. I'm a big fan of the concept, but have to say the guests and the songs they sing are becoming a little familiar.  After a very slow start, things got more energised when Toyah appeared and "surprise" guest Roger Taylor sang some unexpected tunes, but somehow this wasn't as fun as it should have been.

Setlist
The Jam
Don't Stop Me Now (Patti Russo)
Unchain My Heat (Patti Russo with Laurie Wisefield)
Battle Without Honour or Humanity (Hotei)
Freedom in the Dark (Hotei)
Since You Been Gone (Kip Winger with Neil Murray)
I'm in Love With My Car (Kip Winger)
Suffragette City (Toyah)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Toyah / Justin Hawkins)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Justin Hawkins)
I Want It All (Justin Hawkins)
For Your Love (Graham Gouldman)
Dreadlock Holiday  (Graham Gouldman)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Madeline Bell)
Melting Pot (Madeline Bell)
Heroes (Roger Taylor)
Under Pressure (Roger Taylor / Justin Hawkins)
Rock and Roll (Roger Taylor)
29 Riff Overture
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Ensemble)
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With a Little Help From My Friends (Ensemble)

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Glitter Band / Slady - Saturday 31st August - Dublin Castle, Camden

One Liner:  Slady (all female Slade tribute) had a guest (male) drummer and exceeded all expectations - they were really good. The Glitter Band were not the version we had seen previously with a decent vocalist (John Springate). This was John Rossall's version. Whilst a key member back in the early 70's, John played trombone - and there's a reason for that I'd suggest. A fun singalong due to the crowd, but otherwise not great.

Setlist
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Monday, August 05, 2019

Tyla's Dogs D'Amour - Sunday 4th August - The Lexington, Angel

One Liner: Very enjoyable show from the Black Country rocker and chums. The Lexington was a new venue for me and it was one of the shows where not knowing 90% of the songs made little difference to how enjoyable it was. Most of the people standing around us seemed to know every word to every song, so someone out there must have the setlist!?

Setlist
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