All the bands I have ever seen...

This is something that I should probably have done years ago given the ball ache I’ve had compiling this list now. It’s highly unlikely that anyone will find it remotely interesting either (I got a bit bored halfway through myself...) but here you go anyway...a list of (most of) the gigs I’ve been to (or at least the ones I can remember).

1988
OCTOBER
Marc Almond / Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls @ The Powerhouse...ahh bless me...my first proper gig. I was only 6...ish - 9th

1992
APRIL
The Beautiful South / Blammo @ Brighton Event – 29th
Brighton Jazz Bop – Galliano / Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers and others...-?
Marc Almond (12 Years of Tears) @ Nottingham - ?
JULY
James / PiL @ Alton Towers - 4th
AUGUST
Madness / Flowered Up / Ian Dury and the Blockheads @ Finsbury Park, 9th August

1993
APRIL
Suede / These Animal Men @ The Hummingbird -7th

1994
FEBRUARY
Elastica + support @ Edwards No.8 - ?
OCTOBER
Blur / Pulp @ Aston Villa Leisure Centre – 5th

1995
JANUARY
Lightning Seeds / Cast @ Edwards No.8 – 31st January
MARCH
Supergrass / Bluetones @ Edwards No.8 – 2nd March
Freak Power @ The Foundry – 7th
Sparks @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall - 18th
APRIL
Ten Benson + support @ The Flapper – 4th
MAY
Marc Almond @ The Foundry – 18th
OCTOBER
Edwyn Collins @ Wulfrun Hall – 27th
NOVEMBER
The Human League + guests@ Civic Hall – 12th
Whale / Placebo @ The Foundry – 16th
Paul Weller @ Aston Villa Leisure Centre – 18th

1996
Unknown gig dates this year:
Ben Folds Five @ The Foundry
Gretschen Hofner @ The Hare & Hounds
MARCH
My Life Story + guests @ Wulfrun Hall – 15th
Lush @ The Foundry – 20th
Dubstar + guests @ Wulfrun – 25th
APRIL
High Llamas / Labradford @ Jug of Ale – 21st
MAY
Catatonia / Space @ Flapper & Firkin – 5th
The Divine Comedy @ Jug of Ale – 14th
Manic Street Preachers @ Civic Hall – 25th

1997
MARCH
Spearhead @ The Foundry – 25th
APRIL
Erasure / Heaven 17 @ NEC Birmingham - 6th
JULY
Mickey Greney / Carina Round @ Ronnie Scott's - 21st? (pretty sure I was at this gig)
AUGUST
India Five O – John Peel / Black Star Liner / Cornershop / Talvin Singh @ The Custard Factory – 15th
The Verve + guests @ Civic Hall – 13th
Heaven 17 @ Jaffa Cake (Edinburgh Festival) – 25th
Tindersticks @ Edinburgh Festival – 26th?
OCTOBER
Stereolab + guests @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 1st
Bentley Rhythm Ace / Les Rhythm Digitales @ Birmingham Que Club – 23rd

1998
JANUARY
Midget / Glitterbox / Idlewild @ Flapper & Firkin – 15th
Catatonia + guests @ Wulfrun Hall – 18th
NME Tour ft Stereophonics + guests @ Wulfrun Hall – 22nd
FEBRUARY
Strangelove / Simon Warner @ The Ballroom (Nottingham) – 7th
Primal Scream + guests @ Birmingham Que Club – 13th
Montrose Avenue + support @ The Flapper & Firkin – 21st
Cornershop @ Wulfrun Hall – 25th
MARCH
Spritualized / Acetone @ Birmingham Que Club – 20th
Radio 1 on Tour - Catatonia / Travis / Idlewild @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 25th
APRIL
Dust Junkys / Bullyrag @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 14th
Arab Strap + support @ Flapper & Firkin – 23rd
OCTOBER
Fun Lovin’ Criminals @ Aston Villa Leisure Centre – 14th
NOVEMBER
Bjork @ Symphony Hall – 27th
DECEMBER
Culture Club / The Human League / ABC @ NEC – 10th
Miles Hunt + Malcolm Treece @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 18th

1999
JANUARY
NME Brat Bus Tour – Heavy Stereo / Cardigans / Bluetones / Fluffy @ Wulfrun Hall – 19th
FEBRUARY
The Creatures @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 21st
MARCH
BIS / Velocette / Brassy @ Flapper & Firkin – 23rd
APRIL
Add N to (X) / Hovercraft / Appliance @ Flapper & Firkin – 26th
Hurricane # 1 + guests @ Flapper & Firkin – 29th
MAY
Twist / King Adora @ Flapper & Firkin – 1st
The Fall @ The Foundry – 5th
Marc Almond @ Theatre Royal Nottingham – 30th
JULY
Hot Potato Club Night ft DJ Jarvis Cocker @ The Medicine Bar – 25th
DECEMBER
Buzzcocks @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 19th

2000
FEBRUARY
Moby @ Wulfrun Hall – 9th
Dr John @ Alexandra Theatre – 26th
MARCH
Macy Gray / Black Eyed Peas @ The Brighton Centre – 26th
DECEMBER
The Wonderstuff @ Dudley JB’s – 10th
Primal Scream + guests @ Birmingham Academy (BA) – 20th

2001
MARCH
Soft Cell @ Ocean Hackney – 17th
Starsailor @ BA2 – 25th
MAY
All About Eve @ Ronnie Scott's - 6th
Muse + guests @ BA – 23rd
Acid Mothers Temple @ The Flapper & Firkin – 29th
JUNE
The Strokes @ BA2 – 26th (postponed?)
JULY
Carina Round / Tinkerbell / Jack Rubinacci @ Ronnie Scott's - 29th
AUGUST
V2001 – Kylie Minogue / Red Hot Chilli Peppers @ Weston Park – 18th - 19th
SEPTEMBER
Save Ferris / Lightyear / Lubby Nugget @ Birmingham Irish Centre – 11th
Pulp @ BA – 28th
The Charlatans @ BA – 29th
Super Furry Animals + guests @ BA – 30th
NOVEMBER
Basement Jaxx @ BA – 1st

2002
FEBRUARY
The Hives / Randy / Sahara Hot Nights @ BA 2 – 8th
The Strokes @ BA – 24th
APRIL
Gomez + guests @ BA – 22nd
JUNE
Macy Gray + guests @ BA – 4th
AUGUST
The Pattern / The Beatings / Har Mar Superstar @ BA2 – 21st
Von Bondies + guests @ BA2 – 30th
SEPTEMBER
Love ft Arthur Lee @ BA2 – 1st
Elvis Costello / Chris Difford @ BA – 12th
The Bellrays + guests @ BA2 – 18th
OCTOBER
Supergrass + guests @ BA – 21st
Morrissey + guests @ BA – 30th

2003
JANUARY
NME Awards Tour 2003 ft The Thrills / Interpol / The Polyphonic Spree / The Datsuns @ BA – 28th
FEBRUARY
Teenage Fanclub + guests @ BA2 – 13th
MARCH
Jurassic 5 / Cut Copy @ BA – 7th
Jimmy Cliff + guests @ BA – 24th
MAY
Electric 6 + guests @ BA2 – 11th
JUNE
The Kills + guests @ BA – 13th

2004
JANUARY
My Chemical Romance @ Bar Academy – 24th
NME Awards Tour ft Funeral For A Friend / The Rapture / Von Bondies / Franz Ferdinand @ BA – 27th
FEBRUARY
Scissor Sisters + Har Mar Superstar @ BA2 - 8th
Dogs Die In Hot Cars + guests @ BA3 - 10th
APRIL
Duran Duran / Scissor Sisters @ NEC - 25th
OCTOBER
The Wonder Stuff + guests @ BA – 8th
DECEMBER
The Dresden Dolls + guests @ The Medicine Bar – 9th
Coldrice New Years Eve Party ft Copter / The Big Bang @ BA – 31st

2005
JANUARY
Adam Green + guests @ Bar Academy – 26th
Editors / Needless Alley @ The Flapper & Firkin - 28th
FEBRUARY
REM + guests @ NEC Arena – 23rd
MARCH
The Rakes + guests @ Bar Academy – 22nd
Pink Grease / Protocol @ Bar Academy – 29th
APRIL
Coldrice Salutes The Blues! ft T Model Ford @ Bar Academy – 9th
Kaiser Chiefs + guests @ BA – 15th
Glen Tilbrook / Jim Bianco @ The Abbey Pub (Chicago) – April 20th
Memphis in May Festival - Jerry Lee Lewis / WAR / The Killers / Mavis Staples / Billy Idol / Phish / Lisa Marie Presley @ Memphis – April sometime
Muck Sticky @ A square somewhere in Memphis – April sometime
MAY
The Go Team + guests @ BA2 – 8th
JUNE
Twisted Folk Tour ft Vetiver / Micah P Hinson / Currituck Co@ BA2 – 11th
SEPTEMBER
The Infadels + guests @ Bar Academy – 26th
The Research / Piskie Sits / The Ripps @ Bar Academy – 27th
NOVEMBER
Kid Carpet + guests @ Bar Academy
Gogol Bordello + guests @ Bar Academy – 29th
DECEMBER
Nigel Clark + guests @ Bar Academy – 13th

2006
MARCH
Jack Johnson / ALO @ NEC - 1st
Good Shoes / Rumble Strips @ Bar Academy – 26th
APRIL
The Slackers / Big Hand @ Bar Academy – 9th
MAY
Mystery Jets / Spinto Band @ BA2 – 5th
Absentee + guests @ Bar Academy – 6th
Tilly & the Wall + guests @ Bar Academy – 16th
AUGUST
Cud – August 16th @ Barfly
Jeffrey Lewis / NY Howl / Faceometer @ Jug Of Ale – 24th August
The Grates / The Hot Puppies @ Birmingham Bar Fly – 27th August
Michael Franti &  Spearhead @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 31st August
SEPTEMBER
Moseley Folk Festival 2nd/3rd
Pentangle / Andy Votel / Seth Lakeman / Nick Harper / The Toy Hearts / Vijay Kishore
The Destroyers (vs Mitchell and Kenyon) @ Curzon Street Station – 9th
The Destroyers @ Artsfest 10th
The Pipettes / The Hot Puppies @ BA2 – 20th
OCTOBER
PTV3 / Pram / The Courtesy Group @ Barfly – 6th
Vincent Vincent & The Villains / Hufdis Huld / Second Sun Rising @ Jug of Ale – 16th
Coptor / The Grease Monkeys / The Sugars / The Dexateens / Dan Sartain / Swampmeat / The Big Bang @ somewhere in Digbeth – 21st
The Long Blones / 1990’s / Monkey Swalows The Universe @ BA2 – 28th
NOVEMBER
The Gossip / Comanechi / Panther @ BA2 – 2nd
Luke Haines / Lisa Lindley Jones @ Bar Academy – 8th
Dufus / Mr Bones and the Dreamers @ Jug of Ale – 12th
Bromheads Jacket / Oxford Glamour Models @ Barfly – 22nd
Jeffrey Lewis Band / Kate Goes / Deadly Long Legs / Let’s Wrestle @ Bar Academy – 25th
The Rumble Strips / The Answering Machine @ Bar Academy – 29th
DECEMBER
Captain / Polytechnic / Envy & Other Sins @ Barfly – 1st
Men Women and Children / Kill The Arcade / Montana @ Barfly – 2nd
Misty’s Big Adventure / ZX Spectrum Orchestra @ Glee Club – 6th
Billy Bragg / Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. @ BA – 13th
Fyfe Dangerfield / Godfrey Salter and his Invisible Ducks @ Glee Club – 17th

2007
JANUARY
Electric Animals / Nigel Clark / Love Bites @ Barfly – 12th
The Wombats / The Lights / Curzon Circle @ Barfly – 14th
Ghosts / Prospect Lane / The Hoi Poloi / Ben Calvert @ Barfly – 17th
The View / Ripcord @ Barfly – 24th
Pop Levi / Hot Machine @ Bar Academy – 29th
FEBRUARY
Foals / The Ripps / Linear / Mary Luxembourg and the Black Bats @ Sunflower Lounge – 9th?
Crass Communication / The Hussy’s / Adventure Club @ Barfly – 13th
Union of Knives / 35 Seconds / Grandscope / Selotape @ Barfly – 22nd
Mika / Leon Jean Marie @ Barfly – 23rd
Forward Russia / Men Women & Children @ BA2 – 24th
Tilly & The Wall / The Little Ones @ Bar Academy – 25th
MARCH
Los Campesinos! / Sky Larkin / Johnny Foreigner / Kate Goes @ Barfly – 2nd
Gallows / The Scare @ Bar Academy – 4th
Gruff Rhys / Voice of the Seven Woods / 9 Bach @ Glee Club – 6th
Fillmore Gears / Prospect Lane / Smart Soutane @ Bar Academy – 9th
Pull Tiger Tail / Ali Love / I Say Marvin @ Barfly – 13th
The Sounds / Under The Influence / Low vs Diamond @ Bar Academy – 20th
Misty’s Big Adventure / Poppy and the Jezebels @ Glee Club – 27th
APRIL
Indigo Moss / Dan Whitehouse @ Glee Club – 10th
The Archer Home / Vix n’the Kix / Reverie Strings @ Sunflower Lounge – 11th
Miles Hunt / Reverie Strings @ Barfly – 21st
The Officers / The Priory @ Barfly 21st / 22nd
Bobby Conn / Last Man Standing @ Glee Club – 29th
MAY
The Ganders / The Riptides / Strangeways @ The Flapper – 11th
Julian Cope / Dan Whitehouse @ Glee Club – 16th
The Great Escape 17th – 19th
Day One – Eternal Erection / Peggy Sue & The Pirates / Peter Van Poel / 586 / Les Breastfeeders / The Foals / Gallows
Day Two – Fat Boy Slim in conversation with Rob Da Bank / Barbara Carlotti / Emily Loizeau / Howard Marks in conversation with Shaun Ryder / Young Soul Rebels / The Pistolas / Sex Panther / Help She Can’t Swim / Johnossi / The Hat / Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
Day Three – Rattatag / Die!Die!Die! / BIB / Tiger Force / Shrag / MIT / Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip / Bonde de Role / Kate Nash / Mr Hudson & The Library / Spleen / Lethal Bizzle / Blak Twang
Candie Payne / The Draytones @ Bar Academy – 22nd
Datarock / Velofax / Ottogono / Annuals @ Rainbow then Barfly – 25th
The Rumble Strips / The Little Ones / Pull Tiger Tail / Blood Red Shoes @ BA2 28th
JUNE
Mr Derry / The Gravity Crisis / Untitled Musical Project / Zebedy Rays @ Flapper – 1st
Seasick Steve / Duke Garwood @ MAC (outdoors) – 2nd
Glastonbury
CUD / Ned’s Atomic Dustbin / Kid Harpoon / Guilty Pleasures (featuring The Magic Numbers /Tim Burgess / Les from the Bay City Rollers and Suggs) / Lily Allen (with Lynville Golding and Terry Hall) / !!!
Rootsville – Birmingham Community Gospel Choir / Chrissy Van Dyke / Soweto Kinch / The Young Zulu Warriors / The Dholblasters / The Inspiral Carpets / The Ripps / Dandi Wind
JULY
Tokyo Police Club / Destroy Cowboy / The Indigos @ Barfly – 4th
Shiney Toy Guns / Neon Plastix / Trailer / Sevenball @ Barfly – 23rd
Lo-Fi-Fnk / Johnny Foreigner @ The Rainbow – 31st
AUGUST
Copter / Beestung Lips / Swampmeat / Velvet Texas Cannonball @ The Rainbow – 9th
Moseley Festival @ Moseley Private Park – 11th
David Garside / Little Sister / Ben Calvert / Allies / The Celturian / Just Us / 360
The Brascoes / Escobar / The Vehicles / The Mannequin Republic @ The Rainbow – 17th
MC Devvo / Hot Spunk / Crystal Castles @ Barfly – 18th / early 19th
DeVotchKa @ BA2 – 21st
Brite Lights / Prospect Lane / The Policy / Guile @ The Rainbow – 31st
SEPTEMBER
Billy Bob Thornton @ Slims (San Francisco) – c. 9th
Love (Cirque show) @ The Mirage (Las Vegas) – 13th
PTV3 @ BA2 – 18th
Blood Red Shoes / The Ghost of a Thousand @ Bar Academy – 19th
OCTOBER
Stars / Lily Fraser @ Barfly – 1st
The Puppini Sisters / Patti Plinko and her Boy – 2nd
Finding Calcutta / Reverie (Strings) / Le Retrouvailles / Little Palm @ The Rainbow – 5th
Thomas Dolby @ BA2 – 8th
The Others / The Motive / Geezer / Bootleg Poets @ The Rainbow – 12th
The Bourgeois Four / Ill Ease / Fade To Sepia @ The Actress & Bishop – 13th
Pram / Modified Toy Orchestra / Shady Bard @ Town Hall – 15th
The Rumble Strips / The Answering Machine @ BA2 – 16th
And What Will Be Left Of Them? / Liner / Dead World Leaders / Shocked Elevator Family @ The Rainbow – 19th
Flamboyant Bella / Big Ice Gem / Bi-Polar Baby @ Bar Academy – 21st
Oneyesblue / The Allies / Honeytrap / All Your Peers @ The Rainbow – 26th
Shy Child / We Smoke Fags @ Bar Academy – 28th
NOVEMBER
Gigbeth – Nizlopi / Achanak / Soweto Kinch @ Digbeth High Street – 1st
Destroy Cowboy / Guile @ Barfly – 2nd
BC Camplight / Dan Whitehouse @ Glee Club – 5th
The Foxes / The Will To Rally / Killerapollo @ The Rainbow – 9th
Jeffree Star / My Passion @ Bar Academy – 14th
Guile / The Hoi Polloi / Blisst / Telegramme @ The Rainbow – 16th
The Fall / Miss Halliwell @ Barfly – 22nd
The Dirty Backbeats / The Velvet Texas Cannonball / Mills and Boon / The Fake Tracies / Burnst @ The Rainbow – 23rd
Chris Tye / Leitmotif / Jodi Lawrence / Vix n’the Kix @ The Rainbow – 30th
DECEMBER
Marc Almond / Lee Griffith @ BA2 – 1st
Destroy Cowboy / Grandscope / This Machine is Off / The Dogfight Revolution @ The Rainbow – 7th
The Scarlet Harlots / The Allies / Prospect Lane / The Bourgeois Four @ The Rainbow – 14th
Carina Round / Lupen Crook and the Murderbirds / Tom Bellamy @ Bar Academy – 10th
The High Society / Trust My Dishonour / The First Seven @ The Rainbow – 21st

2008
JANUARY
Electric Animals / Murdoch / The Archives / Soldier @ The Rainbow – 18th
Yeti / The Foxes / The Allies @ The Barfly – 24th
The Allies / The Vehicles / The Leonards @ The Rainbow – 25th
Stars / Apostle of Hustle / Destroy Cowboy @ Barfly – 28th
FEBRUARY
Kate Goes / Vix n’the Kix / Bom & His Magic Drumstick / Anyone for Shark @ The Rainbow – 1st
This Love Affair / Liner / The Lionhearts / New Street Adventure @ The Rainbow – 8th
Late of the Pier / Video Nasties / Slagsmalsklubben @ Bar Academy – 16th
Elle S’appelle / Go faster >>> / Sunset Cinema Club @ Barfly – 19th
XX Teens / The Courtesy Group / Magnifikatz / Betty and the ID
The Anomalies / Old School Tie / 360 / Prospect Lane @ H & H (Hare and Hounds) – 29th
MARCH
MGMT / Virgin Passages @ Bar Academy – 3rd
Yeasayer / Everett @ Bar Academy – 5th
Einstellung / Kyte / Dead Fish / IO / Windscale @ The Rainbow – 7th
Cud / Big Ice Gem @ Barfly – 8th
She’s a Kamikaze Machine @ Barfly – 8th/9th
Duffy @ Glee Club – 11th
The Indigos / My Device / The Joe Fox Band / Strangetime @ The Rainbow – 14th
Cut Off Your Hands / Sunset Cinema Club / William / Mayday @ The Yardbird – 19th
Dodgy / Mark Morris / Misty’s Big Adventure @ BA2 – 25th
Mirror! Mirror! / Ok Tokyo / The Vehicles / Your Biggest Fanclub @ The Rainbow – 28th
APRIL
Holy Fuck / Free Blood @ Barfly – 3rd
Die!Die!Die! / Wander Phantom / Cromwell’s League / Theatre of the Absurd @ The Rainbow – 4th
DeVotchKa @ BA2 – 8th
Sheelanagig @ The Yardbird – 8th
The High Society / The Dirty Riffs / AFD Shift / DRAG / Trust My Dishonour @ The Rainbow – 11th
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings @ The Yardbird – 13th
Alphabeat / Leon Jean Marie @ Bar Academy – 22nd
Billy Bragg / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Chris Wood @ The Town Hall – 25th
Seth Lakeman / Tuung / Sharron Kraus @ The Town Hall – 26th
MAY
Vampire Weekend / White Williams @ BA2 – 2nd
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip / Gideon Conn / Producers With Computers / Polar Bear @ BA2
The Anomalies / Prospect Lane / Old School Tie / Geezer @ The Cross (Moseley) – 9th
The Great Escape Festival -15th – 17th
Day One – Doll & the Kicks / Official Secrets Act / Eugene McGuiness / Sometime / AA Bondy / Okkervil River / Arun Gosh / Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee
Day Two
Rosie Oddie / In conversation – Dave Ball, Richard Norris, Phil Hartnoll/ In conversation – David Quantick and Seymour Stein / Drums of Death / Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya / Jennifer Gentle / Bishi
Day Three
The Young Republic / Vola and the Oriental Machine / Levelload / Bo-Peep / Bon Iver / Glasvegas / Nils Bech
The Siege / Bryn Christopher / Jamie Croft / Only The Good @ The Flapper – 23rd
Santogold @ Bar Academy – Bar Academy – 26th
Guile / Mr Derry / Dogfight Revolution / Funhouse Robots @ The Rainbow – 30th
JUNE
This Love Affair / All Your Peers / Rase / Laredo @ The Rainbow – 6th
Robyn / Sam Sparro @ BA – 7th
Riot Night / Mutablis / In the Back of the Real @ The Custard Factory – 10th
Old School Tie / The Hoi Polloi / Talk / Colonel Fabien @ The Rainbow – 20th
The Retro Spankees / Kate Goes / Anyone For Shark / Finding Calcutta / Tom Peel @ The Rainbow – 28th
JULY
The Presets / Deluka @ The Rainbow – 2nd
Supersonic Festival - 11th – 13th
Day One
Cutting Pink With Knives / Dokkebi Q / Bogulta / Dalek
Day Two
Cath and Phil Tyler / Black Sun / The Owl Service / The Courtesy Group / Justice Yeldham / Efterklang / Oxbow / Fuck Buttons / Battles / Harvey Milk
Day Three
Max Tundra / Parts and Labor / Earth / Fucked Up / Kikuri / Gravetemple / Harmonia
Velvet Texas Cannonball / Burnside / Telegramme / The Archives @ The Rainbow – 18th
Jose Vanders / Little Palm / Gemma Quarterman @ The Rainbow – 21st
Toby Goodshank / Gary Nock and his Band / Dizzy Spells Martian / Jamie Croft @ The Rainbow – 24th
AUGUST
The Big Chill Festival
Jamie Woon, Jim White, Son of Dave, Martina Topley-Bird, Pama International, a bit of Roison Murphy, The Irresistble Force, Lykke Li, The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Fujiya & Miyagi, a bit of The Mighty Boosh, a bit of 'Still Black, Still Proud', a bit of Trentmoller, Norman Jay, Orcestra Baobab, Jilted John , Imagined Village (featuring the lovely Eliza Carthy), Camille and Leonard Cohen
The Crimes / The Hot Monocles / The Cubans / Danny’s Last Dance @ The Rainbow – 8th
Untitled Musical Project / Your Biggest Fanclub / Sabotage Left / Theatre of the Absurd @ The Rainbow – 22nd
Barnesy / Long Road Ghosts / Dastards / The Red Caps / Old School Tie / 360 @ The Sound Bar – 23rd
Moseley Folk Festival -29th – 31st
Vijay Kishore/Gemma Quarterman / Ben Calvert / Peter Moran /Chris Wood / Lucy and the Caterpillar / The Accidental/Albino / Kinkajou /The Destroyers / Chris T-T/Waterson: Carthy /Ian Campbell/Seth Lakeman
SEPTEMBER
Rose McDowell / Gemma Quarterman @ The Sound Bar – 3rd
Rogue States / This Beautiful Thief / The Likely Lads @ The Rainbow – 8th
The Dizzolvers / The Fighting Cocks / Streetsoul Productions @ The Rainbow – 26th
OCTOBER
The Bureau @ The Sound Bar – 3rd
Ladyhawke / Deluka / Death Ohh Eff / Electrilickers @ The Rainbow – 6th
Glenn Tilbrook / Emily Maguire @ The Glee Club – 21st
The Allies / Mr Derry / The Jaayz @ The Rainbow – 31st
NOVEMBER
Dr Dog / Wye Oak @ The Glee Club – 3rd
Neon Neon / Yo Majesty @ The Glee Club – 10th
Monotonix / Mirror! Mirror! / Black & Reds @ The Rainbow – 12th
Baby Dee / Paul Curreri / Black Carrot @ The Glee Club – 27th
DECEMBER
Shit and Shine / The Courtesy Group / Mills & Boon @ The Rainbow – 1st
TV On The Radio / The Big Pink @ The Academy – 7th
The Puppini Sisters @ The Town Hall – 10th
Envy & Other Sins / The Heathers / Mr Bones and the Dreamers / Tom Peel @ The Rainbow – 18th
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster / The High Society / The Indigos @ The Rainbow – 20th

2009
JANUARY
The Voluntary Butler Scheme / The Lights / LP45 / Beneva @ The Rainbow – 9th
Ugly Duckling / Jim Screech / Unfriendly Neighbours @ The Rainbow – 14th
Heloise and the Savoir Faire / Hitchcock / The Riptides / 10 Guitars @ The Rainbow – 30th
FEBRUARY
The Crimes / La Roux / The Electrilickers / Death Ohh Eff @ The Rainbow – 6th
The Coast / All Your Peers / The Heathers / Tom Peel @ The Rainbow – 13th
Velvet Texas Cannonball / Silence Is Dead / Jensen and the Interceptors @ The Rainbow – 20th
Joss Stone / Adam Isaac @ The Rainbow – 23rd
Anyone For Shark / The Ladders / 360 / The Traps @ The Rainbow – 27th
MARCH
Marmaduke Duke / Airship @ The Rainbow – 2nd
Ipso Facto / Hatcham Social / Poppy and the Jezebels @ The Rainbow – 4th
Miss Halliwell / King of Conspiracy / Dead Fish / The Concept : Mk @ The Rainbow – 7th
The Rumble Strips / Wet Paint @ The Rainbow – 9th
The Foxes / The Turns / The Vehicles / The Carpels @ The Rainbow – 12th
Finley Quaye / Burnside @ The Rainbow – 19th
Barrington / Colonel Fabien / Is I Cinema @ The Rainbow – 20th
Frankmusik @ a shop in Birmingham (Candy something or other...) – 29th
Gary Go / VV Brown / Elviin @ The Glee Club – 31th
APRIL
The Anomalies / Old School Tie / The Suit @ The Rainbow – 3rd
Gemma Quarterman / The Haiku / Small Blue Fish / The Great Plain @ The Island Bar – 14th
Bombay Bicycle Club / tantrums / Black Market Empire @ The Rainbow – 18th
The Virgins / Amazing Baby / Chew Lips @ The Rainbow – 21st
Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet @ The Symphony Hall – 24th
MAY
Die!Die!Die! / Sabotage Left / Vinny and the Curse / Black Heart Generator @ The Rainbow – 1st
Navvy / Poppy and the Jezebels / Tempting Rosie / Panda Pop Culture @ The Rainbow – 4th
The Heathers / Hitchcock / 10 Guitars @ The Rainbow – 8th
The Great Escape Festival 2009, Brighton – 14th-16th
Day One : Panama Kings / Apples / Hjaltalin / The Invisible / Cocknbullkid / Killa Kella / Fandeath
Day Two : Turbowolf / Tom Allalone and the 78’s / The Alexandria Quartet / Advaita / Medusa / Rainbow Arabia / Duchess Says / The John Steels Singers / Bang Bang Eche / The Miserable Rich / 80Kidz / Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
Day Three : Bang Bang Eche / Conan Mockasin / Babyshambles / Ben Kweller / Banjo or Freakout / Three Trapped Tigers / School of 7 Bells / White Denim
Seth Lakeman / Megson / Nancy Elizabeth @ The Symphony Hall – 17th
Vivian Girls / Male Bonding / The Deadlights @ The Rainbow – 19th
Antony & the Johnsons @ The Symphony Hall
Mr Hudson / MPHO / Alan Pownall @ The Rainbow – 23rd
Dan Smith / LP45 / Get Frank @ The Rainbow – 29th
JUNE
The Flyover Show @ under a flyover in Hockley – 13th Soweto Kinch / Tan / Jonzi D / Tumi / Spokinn Movement / Natty / MC Bashy / Ty / Robert Mitchell and Corey Mwamba
JULY
Cornbury Festival @ Charlbury – 10 - 12th
Day One : The Boy Least Likely To / Dodgy / The Magic Numbers / Sharleen Spiteri / The Damned / Scouting For Girls
Day Two: 3 Daft Monkeys / The New Forbidden / The Lightning Seeds / Mary Couglan / Peatbog Faeries / The Sugababes
The Temper Trap / I Thee Lothario / Black Market Empire @ The Rainbow – 14th
D’espairsRay / Heaven’s Basement @ The Rainbow – 16th
Kid British / The Anomalies / Tempting Rosie @ The Rainbow – 20th
Hjaltalin / Mr Bones & the Dreamers / 51 Breaks / This Beautiful Thief @ The Rainbow – 24th
Emiliana Torrini / Island Line @ The Glee Club – 28th
Cornershop @ BA2 – 31st
AUGUST
The Big Chill Festival 2009 7-9th
United Vibrations / John Cooper Clarke / GaBle / Alice Russell / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / David Byrne / Erik Truffaz / The Leisure Society / Sweet Billy Pilgrim / James Yuill / Wildbirds and Peacedrums / Basement Jaxx / Sons of Arqa / Pharoah Saunders / Max Romeo / Penguin Cafe / Bonobo / Chrome Hoof / Tom Brosseau / Oren Marshall / Edward II / Sneaky / Andrew Bird / Rodriguez / Amadou & Mariam / Broken Records / Aruba Red / Telepathe
Talks: Michael Lang (Woodstock founder) / Simon Gandolfi
Pull Tiger Tail / The Vehicles / Black Market Empire @ The Flapper – 19th
Dirty Rapture / Dale Tomkins / The Dirty Knecks / All The More @ The Actress & Bishop – 28th
SEPTEMBER
Moseley Folk Festival 2009 4th – 6th
Day One: Ben Calvert / Fancy Toys / Circulus / Rose Ellinor Dougal / Frida Hyvonen / St Etienne
Day Two: Pritam Singh / The Demon Barber Roadshow / Beth Jeans Houghton / Drever, McCusker / Woomble / Comus / Beth Orton
Day Three: Wizz Jones / Jim Moray / The Bad Shepherds / Carthy and Swarbrick / Jethro Tull
Also saw over the three days: Mary Hampton / The Pastels and Tenniscoats / Jackie Oates / Vetiver / Wolf People / Kelli Ali / Hunter Robinson / Cara Dillon / Ella Edmondson / Mama Matrix
Kyle Audlist / Cookin’ On 3 Burners @ The Yardbird – 11th
ArtsFest 2009 – Anthony Joseph and the Spasm Band
The Lemonheads @ The Irish Centre – 15th
Alela Diane / Laura Gibson @ The Town Hall – 16th
OCTOBER
Zu / Beestung Lips / Das Bastard @ The Rainbow – 2nd
General Fiasco / The Onlookers / The Fall, The Rise @ BA3 – 4th
Doll & the Kicks / The Lights / Drunk Lovers / Saints and Sinners @ The Hare & Hounds – 5th
Bollywood Steps @ Victoria Square – 8th
The Destroyers / The Toy Hearts / The Old Dance School @ The Town Hall – 11th
The Slits / PENS / The Courtesy Group @ The Rainbow – 14th
The Miserable Rich / Babel / The Random Family @ The Glee Club – 15th
Nine Black Alps / Sucioperro / Black Market Empire @ The Hare & Hounds – 19th
The Twilight Sad / Mutineers / Goodnight Lenin @ The Hare & Hounds – 26th
Everything Everything / Findo gask / Fix Monday @ The Flapper – 28th
Marc Almond / Baby Dee @ The Alexandra Theatre – 29th
Delphic / Two Door Cinema Club / Old School Tie @ The Rainbow – 30th
NOVEMBER
The Sunshine Underground / Andre Aristotle @ The Hare & Hounds – 16th
CHEW LiPS / I Thee Lothario / 51 Breaks @ The Flapper – 24th
The Heavy / At The Zoo / Smiley Mic @ The Rainbow – 27th
DECEMBER
Paloma Faith / Josh Weller @ BA2 – 3rd
Chris Wood’s Handmade Life @ Moseley All Services Club – 4th
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart / Depreciation Guild / Little Palm @ BA2 – 5th
Marilyn Manson / esOterica @ BA 13th
The Raveonettes / The Northwestern @ The Hare & Hounds – 17th

2010
JANUARY
The Imagined Village / Chris Wood @ The Town Hall – 21st
FEBRUARY
Hot Club De Paris / TANTRUMS / Barnsey @ The Rainbow – 8th
NME Awards Tour 2010 – The Maccabees / Bombay Bicycle Club / The Big Pink / The Drums @ BA – 11th
The Scholars / Chapel Club / The Naked Youth @ The Flapper – 13th
Hot Chip / Casiokids / Grosvenor @ BA – 20th
First Aid Kit / Goodnight Lenin / Jodie and the Jet Plane @ The Rainbow – 22nd
MARCH
Los Campesinos! / Swanton Bombs / Islet @ The Rainbow – 1st
Girls / Spectrals / Circus Town @ The Hare & Hounds – 3rd
The Miserable Rich / Dan Whitehouse @ The Glee Club – 4th
The XX / These New Puritans / Glasser @ BA2 – 5th
I Thee Lothario / Isolated Atoms / 51 Breaks / Corelli @ The Sound Bar – 13th
Vix n’the Kix / Kat Vipers / Little L @ The Hare & Hounds – 15th
The Joy Formidable / Baddies / Airship @ BA3 – 20th
Mamas Gun / Arabella / 1EYE @ BA3 - 23rd
Dan Le Sac vs Scoobius Pip / B Dolan / Sound of Rum @ BA2 – 26th
APRIL
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam @ BA3 – 6th
King Adora / Vinny and the Curse @ The Hare and Hounds – 7th
La Brass Banda / Fistful of Dynamite / Gurdan Thomas @ The Hare and Hounds – 15th
Kate Nash / Brigette Aphrodite @ The Hare & Hounds – 17th
Robyn Hitchcock / Mike Heron and Georgia Seddon @ BA2 – 18th
Boy George @ Town Hall – 19th
Patrick Duff @ The Hare & Hounds – 22nd
Lucky Soul / Fix Monday / China Red (didn’t appear due to volcanic ash...) @ The Flapper – 24th
Fool’s Gold / Tempting Rosie / The Flying Nines @ The Rainbow – 27th
Darwin Deez / Goodnight Lenin @ The Hare & Hounds – 29th
MAY
The Bluetones / Apples / Black Market Empire @ BA2 – 3rd
John Fell / I Thee Lothario @ The Sound Bar (for my...ahem...40th birthday party) – 9th
Flight of the Conchords @ NIA – 11th
Grace and Danger (the songs of John Martyn) @ Town Hall ft Danny Thompson / Eddi Reader / Scott Matthews / Ian McNabb / Beverley Martyn – 14th
Goodnight Lenin @ Symphony Hall Bar – 15th
The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble @ Town Hall – 15th
Fuzzbox / [dweeb] @ The Academy – 22nd
Dan Sartain / The Rivers Presley Set @ The Hare & Hounds – 27th
Arcadian Kicks / Shackletons / I Thee Lothario / King Singh and Grease Boy – 29th
The Flyover Show 2010 @ a flyover in Hockley
Soweto Kinch / Dreemz / RPM / Roxxxanne / Judy’s House / Janet Kay / Eska Mtungwazi / Ms Dynamite
JUNE
Villagers / John Fell @ The Glee Club – 1st
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster / Bad For Lazarus / Black Fangs @ The Hare & Hounds – 2nd
The Miserable Rich / Dan Whitehouse / Adelaide’s Cape @ The Glee Club – 10th
Band of Horses / Darker My Love @ Wulfrun Hall – 14th
JULY
Mostly Jazz – 3rd - 4th
Day One: Groove Cartel / The Get Up / Jodi Anne Bickley / Led Bib / Nick Pride & the Pimptones / Polar Bear / The James Taylor Quartet / Quantic and his Combo Barbaro / Sun Ra Arkestra
Day Two: Andy Hamilton / The Bright Size Gypsy’s / Cymande / Portico Quartet / Sara Coleman / Courtney Pine
Polly & the Billets Doux/ Adelaide’s Cape / Dan Whitehouse @ The Hare & Hounds – 5th
First Aid Kit / Goodnight Lenin / Mr Bones & the Dreamers @ The Hare and Hounds – 15th
Mighty Mighty @ Warley Woods Party in the Park – 18th
Soil & Pimp Sessions @ The Hare & Hounds – 21st
William Control / Octane Ok / Elmo Sexwhistle / Obscure Pleasures @ The Flapper – 22nd
Chapel Club / Dead Lights / Victories At Sea @ The Flapper – 23rd
Bears House @ The Mac ft Polar Bear/ Barnsey / Eliza Little / Jodi Anne Bickley / LCB / Matt Windle / Kim Trusty – 31st
AUGUST
The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ The Hare & Hounds – 4th
Goodnight Lenin / Boat To Row / The Young Runaways / Jodi Anne Bickley @ The Hare & Hounds – 6th
Ugly Duckling / Kinny / Smiley Mic / DJ Mylz @ The Hare & Hounds – 25th
I Blame Coco / The Traps @ The Hare & Hounds – 26th
SEPTEMBER
Moseley Folk Festival 2010
Day One: Ben Calvert / Matthew P / Sparrow & the Workshop / Vadoinmessico / Erland and the Carnival / Hannah Peel / Fyfe Dangerfield / Turin Breaks / Divine Comedy
Day Two: Lisa Knapp / Alasdair Roberts / Johnny Flynn / Malpas / Spider John Koerner / The High Llamas / The Low Anthem / Goodnight Lenin / Donovan
Day Three: Sam Walter / Martin Simpson / Little Sister / The Destroyers / John Renbourn / Urban Folk Quartet / Lunasa / Rainbow Chasers / The Unthanks / The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
ArtsFest 2010
Goodnight Lenin / Tempting Rosie / The Heels / The Arcadian Kicks / The Black and Reds / The Twang
Gong / Nik Turner’s Space Ritual @ HMV Institute – 20th
Paul Heaton / Liam Frost @ The Glee Club – 26th
NME Tour ft The Joy Formidable / Chapel Club / Flats @ BA2 – 27th
Mark Ronson and the Business International (with Duran Duran) / Rose Ellinor Dougal @ The HMV Institute – 28th
OCTOBER
O. Children / At The Zoo @ The Flapper – 1st
Islet / Ace Bushy Striptease / This Is Sinister @ The Flapper – 2nd
Delays / 51 Breaks / Jamie Clayton @ Glee Club - 5th
Hurts / Performance @ HMV Institute - 7th
Doll & the Kicks / Little L @ The Flapper - 9th
Arrested Development @ The HMV Institute - 14th
Marina and the Diamonds / Cocknbullkid @ The Town Hall - 23rd
Egyptian Hip Hop / Tantrums / Go The Length? @ The Flapper - 28th
Turn Off The Sun / Wilder / (silver) souvenirs @ The Flapper - 30th
NOVEMBER
Foxy Shazam / Eureka Machines / The Mannequin Republic / Wiseacre @ The HMV Institute - 4th
The Irrepressibles / Jo Hamilton / Thomas Truax @ St Martin's Church - 10th
Patrick Duff / Kieran Goddard / Dust Motes @ Hare & Hounds - 11th
Trash Talk / Cerebral Ballzy / Turnball AC's / Kafka @ HMV Institute - 18th
Heaven 17 @ HMV Institute - 26th
DECEMBER
The Jolly Boys @ The HMV Institute - 16th
The Pogues / Sparrow and the Workshop @ The Academy - 18th

2011
JANUARY
My Jerusalem / The Last Republic / BabyTwin @ The Flapper - 15th
Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel / Ben Calvert and Hannah Lawson @ The Actress and Bishop - 20th

FEBRUARY
CW Stoneking / Brownbird Rudy Relic @ The Academy - 5th
Imelda May / The Toy Hearts @ The HMV Institute - 8th
The Go Team / The Soundcarriers @ The HMV Institute - 10th
Florrie / Vs / The Light Cascades / Zu Zu @ The HMV Institute - 12th Gay For Johnny Depp / The Computers / For Eyes / DIAMONDS @ The Flapper - 23rd
Gruff Rhys / Y Niwl @ The Glee Club - 26th

MARCH
Fujiya & Miyagi / Mirrors / Free School @ The Hare & Hounds - 2nd
The Decemberists / Blind Pilot @ The Institute - 7th
Blancmange @ The Academy - 11th
360 @ The Yardbird - 19th
The Irrepressibles / Sarah Johns Music Party @ The Town Hall - 22nd

APRIL
Fyfe Dangerfield / Lulu and the Lampshades / Boat To Row / The Young Runaways / Timothy Parkes @ Ikon Eastside - 9th
The Guillemots @ Ikon Eastside - 10th
The Mummers / Bluebeat Arkestra / Evil Alien (debut live show) @ HMV Institute - 15th
Steve Cradock / Black Market Empire / Little Liam - @ HMV Institute 20th
Saint Saviour / Dimbleby & Capper @ Academy - 27th

MAY
The Icicle Works @ Academy - 7th
Frankie and the Heartstrings / Let's Buy Happiness @ The Hare & Hounds - 10th
Anna Calvi / Grouplove / Big Deal @ Academy - 11th
Real Fur / The Castillians @ Selly Soak Launderette - 12th
Florrie / The Light Cascades (Safari Funk Party) @ Academy - 13th
Snoop Dogg @ HMV Institute - 16th
Warpaint / Connan Mockasin @ HMV Institute - 18th

JUNE
Adam Ant / Krakatoa @ Academy - 1st
James Blake / Cloud Boat @ HMV Institute - 8th
Rich Batsford / Jules Gray @ MAC - 11th
Jim Jones Revue / Lewis Floyd Henry @ Academy - 16th

JULY
Mostly Jazz Festival - Friday 1st The Mouse Outfit / Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra / Brandt Brauer Frick / Alternative Dubstep Orchestra / Alice Russell / The Cinematic Orchestra
Saturday 2nd - Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes / Birmingham Jazz Youth Ensemble / Milestones / Lluis Mather & Noose / Dele Sosimi / Manouche / Matthew Herbert Big Band
Sunday 3rd - The Paris 1940's / Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra / Pigbag / Smoove & Turrell / Brassroots / Oya Batucada / Booker T / Ray Antrobus / Jodi Anne Bickley
Neema / Little Palm @ Academy - 8th
Frankmusik @ The Rainbow - 13th
Ibrahim Aziz / Dalbir Singh Rattan @ Warley Woods - 17th
Tom Tom Club @ HMV Institute - 19th
Speak Up featuring Hayley Francis / Matt Windle / Jodi Ann Bickley / Kim Trusty / Tantrums / Gregory Anchorman / Mahalia / Zak Morrison / Inua Ellams @ Bulls Head - 20th
Off The Cuff Day One - Johnny Foreigner / Tubelord / Shoes and Socks Off / Pandas and People @ The Flapper
Goodnight Lenin / The Travelling Band @ MAC - 21st
Off The Cuff Day Three - Dananananaykroyd / The Computers / Tall Ships / Flash Guns / Venice Ahoy / Talons / Victories At Sea / Peace / Pharoahs / Death Ohh Eff @ The Flapper - 22nd
Bearwood Shuffle @ Lightwoods Park Bandstand - 31st

AUGUST
Big Chill Festival 4th-7th
James Blake / Mahala Rai Banda / Electralene / Fenech Soler / Zola Jesus /Ladi 6 / Aerial Pink / Wild Beasts / Neneh Cherry / Hercules & Love Affair / Empire Of The Sun / Chemical Brothers / Dionne Bromfield / Crystal Fighters / Bullitts / Janelle Monae / Metronomy / Jessie J / Kanye West / About Group / Steel Pulse / Norman Jay / Femi Kuti / Robert Plant and Band of Joy / Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Wilderness Festival 12th-14th
Hayseed Dixie / CW Stoneking / Toots and the Maytals / Gogol Bordello / Robyn Hitchcock / Daniel Johnston / Guillemots / Laura Marling / Mercury Rev / Antony and the Heritage Orchestra

Flyover Show 20th
Omar/Goldie/Julian Joseph/Jay Phelps/Juice Aleem/Why G/Try My Angle/B City Collective/Getts/Goldie's Band

Cults / Fanzine / HEARTS @ Hare & Hounds - 24th

SEPTEMBER
Moseley Folk Festival Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th
Friday - Mariners Children / Crystal Fighters / Villagers / Malpas / Gruff Rhys / Tom Martin / Badly Drawn Boy
Saturday - Ben Calvert and the Swifts / Oh Ruin / Luke Concannon / Mike Chapman / The Cribbler / Willy Mason / The Staves / The Bees / Pram / Tinariwen
Sunday - Bellevue Rendezvous / Sam Lee / Jim Moray / Ebenezer Pentweazle / Scott Matthews / Stornaway / Billy Bragg
Arts Fest - Romans / Guillemots
Brian Wilson @ Symphony Hall - 14th
Bearwood Shuffle @ Lightwoods Bandstand - 18th

OCTOBER
TEETH / Seams / Neon Asylum @ Vudu - 3rd
Wolf Gang / S.C.U.M @ Academy - 7th
Oxjam Brum Takeover ft Louise Petit / Young Runaways / Violet / Conquistadors / God Damn / Romans - 15th
Lite / Maybeshewill / IO / Dying Giant @ The Flapper - 16th
Miles Kane / Folks @ HMV - 18th
Michael Kiwanuka / Vijay Kishore / Tara Chinn @ The Yardbird - 25th
Man Like Me / HEARTS / Resistant Regime @ Rainbow - 28th

NOVEMBER
Magazine / In Fear Of Olive @ HMV Institute - 8th
Wild Beasts / Braids @ HMV Institute - 10th
Thomas Dolby / Aaron Jonah Lewis - 13th
Buddy @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 14th
Wire / Talk Normal @ HMV Institute - 15th
Lana Del Rey / Jake Bugg / Seye @ HMV Institute - 17th
Mamas Gun / Arabella @ Academy - 18th
Vintage Trouble / Kill It Kid @ Academy -22nd
The Nutcracker @ The Hippodrome - 25th (okay so it's a ballet not a band)

DECEMBER
Goodnight Lenin / Paul Murphy @ Birmingham Cathedral - 3rd
Grease @ New Alex - 7th
Circulus / The Burdock Band @ Moseley All Services Club - 16th
The Dirty Old Folkers / Sylvia @ Hare and Hounds - 22nd

2012

JANUARY
Vin Garbutt / Jess Morgan @ The Red Lion - 11th
M83 / Porcelain Raft @ HMV Institute - 21st
Capital Sun / The Tone Thieves / Chris Whiting Band @ Rainbow - 28th

FEBRUARY
Kaiser Chiefs / All The Young / Club Smith @ Academy - 3rd
George Barnett @ Yardbird - 12th
Outfit / Swim Deep / The Mighty Young @ The Rainbow Warehouse - 18th
Pulled Apart By Horses / The Computers @ HMV Institute - 20th
Pete Williams @ The Glee Club -21st

MARCH
Producers @ The Crossing - 6th
The Stranglers / The Popes @ The Academy - 10th
Summer Camp / Fixers @ The Rainbow - 14th
Liz Green / Dan Whitehouse @ The Glee Club - 22nd

APRIL
Mystery Jets / PEACE @ The Rainbow, Wednesday - 4th
The Monochrome Set / The Chinese Burn Society - 9th
Laibach @ HMV Institute - 11th
Busdriver / Abes Oddysee @ The Rainbow - 20th
Dancing In The Streets @ The Alex - 23rd

MAY
Team Me / Phil Gibbs Band @ The Rainbow - 1st
Alabama Shakes / Childhood @ HMV Institute - 11th
Friends/AlunaGeorge @ Academy 2 - 12th
Morten Harket / Songdog - Symphony Hall - 14th
Pond / Swim Deep @ Hare and Hounds - 20th
Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six / Alabaster de Plume @ Hare and Hounds - 24th
King Charles / Beta Blocker and the Body Clock / King of Cats @ Academy - 28th
Gary Numan / Officers @ HMV Institute - 31st

JUNE
Django Django / NZCA/Lines @ Academy -  6th
The Milk / George Barnett and the Ninth Wave / Phil Gibbs Band @ The Hare and Hounds - 13th
The Irrepressibles / Noblesse Oblige @ The Rainbow - 20th
Editors / PEACE / Free School @ HMV Institute - 27th
Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival @ Moseley Park - Day One Friday 29th - Maylight / Free School / Gilles Peterson / Paper Tiger / Introducing presents Endtroducing / Bad Bad Not Good / Ghost Poet / Troumaca / Roots Manuva
Day Two Saturday 30th - Rotunda of Wonder / Coleman Brothers / Electric Swing Circus / Bongolians / Speedometer / Federation of the Disco Pimp / Odyssey / Craig Charles DJ set / The Family Stone

JULY
Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Day Three Sunday 1st July - Andy Hamilton / Steve Ajao / Zoe Rahman Quintet / Husk / Neil Cowley Trio / Soweto Kinch / Fred Wesley & the New JB's / George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic
42nd Street @ New Alex Theatre - 10th
The Will Johns Band @ The Garden House - 14th
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys @ The Botanical Gardens -15th
Pure Love / Chain Of Flowers @ The Glee Club - 18th
Madonna @ NIA - 19th
Jamaican 50th Anniversary Concert @ Symphony Hall ft Jaki Graham, Benjamin Zephaniah, Beverley Knight, Count Prince Miller, Musical Youth...

AUGUST
Wilderness Festival Day One 9th August - Mal Webb / King Charles / Lianne La Havas / Crystal Fighters / Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Day Two 10th August - Alphabet Backwards / Jake Bugg / Mahalia / Stornoway / Natty Congaroo and his Flames of Rhythm / Rodriguez and Gabriela / Ondrey Havelka and the Melody Makers / City Shanty Band
Day Three 11th August - Michael Tyack / Sheppard / Shirt Tail Stompers / Grant Lee Buffalo / Giant Giant Sand / Miserable Rich / Spiritualized / Wilco / Asian Dub Foundation
V Festival 18th/19th August Day One - Dodgy / Tulisa / Olly Murs / Shed Seven / Madness / Tom Jones / Frank Turner / Human League / Tinie Tempah / Noah and the Whale / Happy Mondays / Killers
Day Two - The Proclaimers / Inspiral Carpets /Random Impulse / Gabrielle Aplin / Childish Gambino / The Charlatans / Maverick Sabre / Ting Tings / Labrinthe / Rizzle Kicks / The Gossip / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / Friendly Fires / Stone Roses
Moseley Folk Festival Day One 31st August - Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch / Fyfe Dangerfield (in a shed) / Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny / The Young Runaways / Ben Calvert / The Guillemots / Echo and the Bunnymen

SEPTEMBER
Moseley Folk Festival Day Two 1st September - The Terrapins / Ellen and the Escapades / Revere / Mickey Greaney Band / Little Sister / Cannon Street / Goodnight Lenin / Julian Cope / Jonathan Wilson / Red Shoes / Roy Harper
Day Three 2nd September - Sunjay Brayne / Emily Portman / Spiro / Kawa Circus / Jackie Oates / The Long Notes / Merrymouth / Katherine Priddy / Wooden Horse / Village Well / Steeleye Span
ArtsFest 8th/9th - Black Voices / 360 / Reverie Strings / The Carpels / Sally Sunbeam / The Young Runaways / Genius Collective and a few more I've forgotten 'cos I had some cider...and red wine...and the sun was shining...
Dexys @ The Symphony Hall - Wednesday 12th
The Catharsis / Black Shapes / Sexwolf @ The Actress and Bishop - Thursday 27th
Marc Almond / Baby Dee @ The Symphony Hall - Friday 28th

OCTOBER
Michelle Shocked @ Hare and Hounds - 10th
Oxjam Brum Takeover - Keziasoul / Cannon Street / Paul Murphy storytelling / Killing Fields of Ontario / Anushka / Tom Peel / Polarbear - 13th
Howler / The Cast Of Cheers / Gross Magic @ HMV Institute - 22nd
Sparks @ HMV Institute - 23rd
Seth Lakeman @ Town Hall - 25th
Heaven 17 @ O2 Academy - 30th

NOVEMBER
Savages / Victories At Sea @ The Rainbow - 6th
Hooded Fang / Don't Move! / Jack The Lad @ The Hare and Hounds - 7th
Saint Saviour / Young Man / Greg Bird and Flamingo Flame @ The Hare and Hounds - 13th
Jodi Anne Bickley's Brain Fundraiser featuring Polarbear and John Berkavitch, Frank Thomas, Rachel Rose Reid, Tom Peel, Dub Mafias Eva and Matt w/ Mr Woodnote, Bridget Minamore, Musa Okwonga and Sean Mahoney, Nichol Keene - 14th 
Fucked Up / Fair Ohs / Them Wolves @ The Rainbow - 15th 
Wooden Horse @ The Kings Heath Kitchen Garden Cafe - 18th 
American Idiot @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 26th 

DECEMBER 
Goodnight Lenin / Dan Whitehouse @ Birmingham Cathedral - 1st 
Pete Williams / Daytona Lights @ The Hare and Hounds - 13th 
Castrovalva / Exit International / Mount Fuji / Wrestling @ The Sunflower Lounge - 15th
9-5 @ The Alex - 19th 
George Barnett and the Ninth Wave / Jack The Lad @ The Sunflower Lounge - 29th 

2013

JANUARY
The Computers / The Mighty Young @ The Sunflower Lounge - 25th 
Rocky Horror Show @ New Alexandra Theatre - 28th 

FEBRUARY
Michael Chapman / Thurston Moore @ The Glee Club - 8th 
Everything Everything / Outfit @ The Institute - 12th 
Darwin Deez / Electric Guest @ O2 Academy - 13th 
Dutch Uncles / Coves / Victories At Sea @ Hare and Hounds - 15th 
Patrick Duff / Gerard Starkie / Chris Tye (with Jayne Powell) @ The Yardbird - 17th 
Of Monsters and Men / Mugison @ The Institute - 26th 

MARCH
San Cisco / The Lights @ The Institute - 2nd 
Layers / Scholars / This Is Sinister @ The Sunflower Lounge - 12th 
Claudia Brücken @ O2 Academy - 13th 
Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ The New Alex - 20th 
Andy Hamilton Tribute Night @ Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks - 28th 
Miss Halliwell / BiD! / Cities Prepare For Attack! / Adam Beckley - 29th 

APRIL 
Brum Notes presents Heavy Waves / Grafham Sailing Water Club / Laced / These Kings @ The Bulls Head - 4th 
Bromheads / The RebelBeats @ The Rainbow - 15th 
Rumba de Bodas / DAMBA @ Hare and Hounds - 18th 

MAY
John Grant / Asgeir Trausti @ The Institute - 9th 
Tom Copson / Patrick Duff @ The Flapper - 12th 
Funke and the Two Tone Baby / Sam Sallon @ Ort Cafe - 16th 
Public Service Broadcasting / The Grafham Water Sailing Club @ The Institute - 18th 
Skaters / Dumb / George Barnett @ The Rainbow - 19th 
Tribes / Superfood / The Brute Chorus @ The Institute - 23rd 
Goodnight Lenin / Howie Payne @ The Old Rep - 31st 

JUNE 
Brothers of Caedmon / River Street @ The Yardbird - 2nd 
Carnaby Street @ The Alex - 3rd 
Bearwood Shuffle V ft Moselele / Amelia Wallace / Tempting Rosie / Paul Murphy / Gucci Pimp @ Lightwoods Park - 9th 
Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Los Lobos @ LG Arena - 11th 
Rainy Days and Mondays @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 15th 

JULY 
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival - 5th - 7th 
Day One
Antelope / Alternative Dubstep Orchestra / BJ Smith / Hiatus Kaiyote / Greg Bird / Troumaca / Stubborn Heart / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Yes King / Bonobo - 5th
Day Two - Dubcherry / The Bluebeat Arkestra / Leigh Coleman / The Haggis Horns / Jeramiah Ferrari / Smoove and Turrel / The Soul Circle Gang / The Fantasy Funk Band / The Blockheads / Craig Charles / Candi Staton - 6th 
Day Three - Stella Roberts Band / The Initiative / GOGO Penguin / Snarky Puppy / Soul II Soul / Lokkhi Terra / Chic - 7th 
The Jazz Ramblers @ Lightwoods Park - 9th 
Lewis Floyd Henry @ Church Street Square - 10th
The Lamours @ Botanical Gardens - 12th 
Warley Woods Picnic in the Park - 14th
Amanda Palmer and the GTO / Bitter Ruin / The Simple Pleasure / Jherek Bischoff @ The Institute - 16th 
One Beat Saturday featuring (deep breath...) Boat To Row/JAWS/Dumb/Wide Eyed/Velvet Texas Cannonball/Grafham Water Sailing Club/Racing/Youth Man/Ian Bowkett/Bad Moon/Sugar/These Kings @ mac - 20th July 2013
Indietracks 2013 Day One - 26th 
Big Waves / The Tuts / bis
Day Two - 27th 
Jupiter In Jars / Tunabunny / Pale Spectres / The Understudies / Milky Wimpshakes / The Magic Theatre / Wave Pictures / Cars Can Be Blue / Pastels / The Brilliant Corners / Camera Obscura 
Day Three - 28th 
The Beautiful Word / Flowers / Kid Canaveral / The Lovely Eggs / The Wake / Helen Love 

AUGUST 
David Byrne and St Vincent @ Symphony Hall - 28th 
Moseley Folk Festival - Day One - Abie's Miracle Tonic/Forestears/Philip Henry and Hannah Martin/The Travelling Band/Tom Peel/The Leisure Society/Goodnight Lenin/Ocean Colour Scene - 30th 
Day Two - Ottersgear/The Barr Brothers/Cannon Street/ Jack Savoretti/Global Folk/The Staves/Efterklang/British Sea Power/Edwyn Collins

SEPTEMBER 
Moseley Folk Festival - Day Three - The Cadbury Sisters/Tir na nOg/Sam Walter/David Campbell/Kathryn Priddy/Dan Whitehouse/Kate Rusby/Lucy Rose/Dirty Old Folkers/The Dublin Legends - 1st 
International Cassette Store Day @ Swordfish Records (ft Oliver Rudge/Drakelow/Tom Peel/Cannon Street/Midnight Bonfires) - 7th 
The Legend of Mike Smith @ The REP - 16th 
Layers / Dead Sea Skulls / Mutes @ Academy 3 - 20th 
Thomas Dolby (The Invisible Lighthouse tour) @ MAC - 21st 
Live_Transmission (with The Heritage Orchestra, Matt Watkins and Scanner) @ Symphony Hall - 28th 

OCTOBER
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires @ Hare and Hounds - 11th 
Oxjam Brum featuring Rick Wellings / The Emmanuelites / Call Me Unique / Drakelow / Racing / I Am Anushka / Layers / Table Scraps / Youth Man / God Damn - 12th 
Paul McCartney...seriously...PAUL MCCARTNEY...@ Maida Vale, 6 Music - 16th 
PINS / September Girls / Youth Man @ Bulls Head - 16th...two gigs, two cities, one day. Oh my aching everything...worth it though.  
The Irrepressibles @ Birmingham and Midland Institute - 18th 
Norman Watt-Roy / Wilko Johnson / Jay Tamkin @ Hare and Hounds - 22nd 
London Grammar / SIVU / Jaymes Young @ Academy 2 - 23rd 
Euros Childs / Laura J Martin / The Wellgood @ The Hare and Hounds - 29th 

NOVEMBER 
Sweet Baboo / Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern / Rick Wellings @ The Hare and Hounds - 6th 
Mott The Hoople / Del Bromham @ The Symphony Hall - 11th 
Boy George / The Featherz @ The Glee Club - 12th 
Har Mar Superstar / Lizzo / Racing @ Hare and Hounds - 14th 
All Years Leaving Festival Day One ft Dutch Uncles / Frankie and the Heartstrings / Boat To Row / Kins / Hoopla Blue @ The Hare and Hounds - 15th 
All Years Leaving Day Two ft Victories At Sea / Best Friends / Wide Eyed / His Clancyness / Sky Larkin / Distophia / Yuck – 16th  
Untitled Musical Project / Youth Man / Tales @ The Sunflower Lounge - 23rd 
Summer Camp / Fryars @ Hare and Hounds - 24th 
The 58s Blues Band @ Asylum 2 Big Bear Records 45th Birthday Party - 29th 

DECEMBER 
Haim/Saint Raymond @ The Institute - 5th 
Thriller Live @ The ICC - 17th 

2014 

JANUARY
Three Steps To Heaven @ The New Alex - 13th 
Connan Mockasin / Teleman @ The Hare and Hounds - 23rd 
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip / Itch / Sarah Williams White @ The Institute - 25th 
John Newman / Lolo @ The Institute - 29th 

FEBRUARY 
Some Girl I Used To Know @ The Alex - 10th 
Heaven 17 @ Town Hall - 14th 
Radkey/Turbogeist/Lyger - 24th 
Miss Halliwell / Big Bren's Combo / The Dollcanoes / D.N.P @ The City Tavern - 28th 

MARCH
Temples / Childhood / Dark Bells @ The Institute - 4th 
Chvrches / SOAK @ The Institute - 10th 
ABC perform Lexicon of Love @ Symphony Hall - 28th 

APRIL 
West Side Story @ The New Alex - 2nd
Table Scraps / Adore / Female Smell / The Double Happy / IONS, @ Muthers Studio - 5th  
Goodnight Lenin / Dan Whitehouse @ The Prince of Wales - 17th 
Record Store Day ft Matthew Edwards / Drakelow / Charlotte Carpenter @ Swordfish Records - 19th 
20th Century Boy @ The Alex -28th 

MAY 
Lightwoods Park Mayday Festival ft Pete Williams and Musical Youth - 6th 
Music By The Canal ft Raju Mali, Amerah Saleh and Alisha Yasmin Kadir - 10th 
Rock of Ages @ The Alex - 12th 
Prince @ The LG Arena - 15th 
The Correspondents / The Fire Beneath The Sea @ The Institute - 17th 
Courtney Barnett / Honeyblood @ The Hare and Hounds - 18th 
White Denim / Deathcrush @ The Glee Club - 26th 

JUNE 
Sunday Xpress ft Miss Halliwell and Derrick D and the Backbones @ The Adam and Eve - 1st 
Lunar Festival - Temples, Donovan, Arthur Brown, Polyphonic Spree etc @ Umberslade Park - 6th-8th  
Bearwood Shuffle ft Sam Boswell, Blue Notes (Junior and Senior), Danatanna, Kouben, Beetfreaks, Atlantic Players @ Lightwoods Park - 15th 
Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox @ Institute - 16th 
Dexys @ Kasbah (Coventry) - 25th 
Larkin Poe / Jayne Powell and Chris Tye @ The Hare and Hounds - 30th 

JULY
Annie Get Your Gun @ The Alex - 1st 
Midnight Bonfires @ BCU Parkside - 9th 
Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul 11th - 13th Day One -Free School, Albare, Sons of Kemet, The Peaky Blinders, Kraak and Smaak, Radio Riddler, Omar Souleyman, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Fun Lovin' Criminals 
Day Two - Atlantic Players, The Heels, Lack Of Afro, Alexia Coley, Myron and E, Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers, King Khan and the Shrines, Cody Chesnutt, Craig Charles, Ibibio Sound Machine, Mavis Staples
Day Three - Ray Harris, London Afrobeat Collective, Sara Coleman, The Heliocentrics, Reed Bass, Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion, Trope, Courtney Pine, The Young Pilgrims, The Family Stone 
Dan Whitehouse / Vix and her Mischiefs @ Glee Club B-side Brum thingy - 16th 
Kiran Leonard / The Shalfonts / Tom (aka Top) Peel @ The Hare and Hounds - 16th 
Mistys Big Adventure @ Symphony Hall Foyer - 22nd 
Hall and Oates / Longfellow @ Symphony Hall - 22nd 
Budapest Ragtime Band @ Lightwoods Park - 23rd 
Indietracks 2014 @ Midland Railway Centre - 25th -27th 
Day One - Teen Canteen, Spearmint, The Chills, Allo Darlin' 
Day Two - Ace City Racers, MJ Hibbert and the Validators, Thee AHs, Laura J Martin, The Blue Minkies, The Spook School, Joanna Gruesome, The Popguns, Gruff Rhys
Day Three  - Axolotes Mexicanos, Totem Terrors, No Ditching, Watoo Watoo, The Wendy Darlings, Bordeauxxx, Liz Hunt and Harri Davidson, Cosines, The Flatmates, Sweet Baboo, Mega Emotions, Withered Hand, The Hidden Cameras 

AUGUST 
Seth Faergolzia / Michael Stork / Alderman / Hawk @ The Dark Horse - 20th 
Moseley Folk Festival Day One - 29th - Steady Hands / Martha Tilston and the Scientists / Samantha Crain / Tom Peel / Thurston Moore / Jimi Goodwin / Midnight Bonfires / Johnny Marr 
Day Two - 30th - The Rails / Chicken Bone John / Jocie Adams / Boat To Row / Boo Hewerdine / Woods / Stealing Sheep / Olaf Arnalds / The Felice Brothers / Dan Whitehouse / Richard Thompson  
Day Three - 31st - Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls / Cannon Street / Lisa Knapp / Georgia Ruth / Old Dance School / Katherine Priddy / Sam Walter / Zervas and Pepper / The Waterboys

SEPTEMBER 
Roland Gift / John Simmit @ Hare and Hounds - 3rd
Rudy's Rare Records @ The REP - 9th 
Avenue Q @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 16th 
Blockbuster The Musical @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 23rd 
July Talk / Hidden Charms @ The Institute - 29th 

OCTOBER 
Miss Halliwell/Is I Cinema/The Prodigal Scum @ The Bear - 4th 
Norman Watt-Roy and Friends / The Standard Lamps @ The Hare and Hounds - 15th 
Holly Johnson @ The Institute - 19th 

NOVEMBER 
Motorhead / The Damned @ NIA - 6th 
My Darling Clementine @ The REP - 10th 
Kate Tempest / Loyle Carner and Rebel Clef / Mahalia @ The Hare and Hounds - 16th 
John Grant and the Royal Northern Sinfonia @ Birmingham Town Hall - 25th 

DECEMBER 
Saint Saviour / Bill Ryder-Jones @ The Hare and Hounds - 8th

2015

FEBRUARY 
Spamalot @ The New Alex Theatre - 2nd
Miss Halliwell / The Crooked Hooks / The Nature Centre @ Sandwell Snooker Centre - 17th 

MARCH 
Chic @ Academy Birmingham - 25th 

APRIL 
Pete Williams @ The REP - 10th 
Marc Almond / Stephen Langstaff and Satin Beige @ The Town Hall - 17th 
Record Store Day - Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls @ Swordfish Records - 18th 
The Producers @ The New Alex Theatre - 20th 

MAY 
Goodnight Lenin / John McCullagh and The Escorts @ The Rainbow - 1st 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ The New Alex Theatre - 6th 
Voca People @ The New Alex - 21st 

JUNE 
Young Fathers / Kojay Radical @ Hare and Hounds - 3rd 
Lunar Festival 5th - 7th Day One - Hoopla Blue / The Drink / Zervas and Pepper / Allah-Las / Claudio Simonetti's Goblin / The Fall / Tinariwen 
Day Two - Plank / Jane Weaver / Syd Arthur / My Brightest Diamond / The Pretty Things / Wiko Johnson / Public Service Broadcasting 
Day Three - Whispering Knights / Follakazoid / Radiophonic Workshop / Julian Cope / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Bootleg Beatles 
The Rumblestrutters @ Le Monde - 18th 
Nightingales / The Courtesy Group / The Nature Centre @ The Edge - 28th 

JULY 
Saxitude / Rebecca Downes @ Brum City Centre - 4th 
Warley Woods Picnic In The Park @ Warley Woods - 5th 
Pete York's Big 5 @ The White Horse - 6th  
Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul 
DAY ONE - Friday 10th July 
Namiwa Jazz / Lumi HD / The Mouse Outfit / Amy Fitz Doyley / The Milk / KIOKO / Soil and Pimp Sessions / The Pharcyde / Free School / Public Enemy 
DAY TWO - Saturday 11th July 
Steve Ajao Blues Giants / Tiro Lark / The Gene Dudley Group / The Atlantic Players / The Ephemerals / New Street Adventure / Hackney Colliery Band / The Filthy Six / Cymande / Craig Charles / Roy Ayers 
DAY THREE - Sunday 12th July 
Jazzlines Ensemble / Mahalia / Steve Tromans Axis Point / Baila La Cumbia / Urban Soul Family / Sid Peacock and Surge Orchestra / Rachel Cohen Quartet / Tenors of Kalma / Hansu Tori / The James Hunter Six / Delta Autumn / Gregory Porter 
Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Inala @ The New Alex Theatre - Monday 29th 

AUGUST
Goodnight Lenin / Hoopla Blue / Chartreuse @ The Hare and Hounds - 6th 
Duran2 @ The Botanical Gardens - 16th 
Love Me Tender @ The New Alexandra Theatre - 24th 

SEPTEMBER 
Moseley Folk Festival - 4th - 6th 
DAY ONE - 4th 
The Pictish Trail / Ministry For The Interior / The Lost Brothers / Scott Matthews / The Vyrll Society / Blossoms / Anna Calvi / Du Blonde / Spiritualized 
DAY TWO - 5th 
Wooden Arms / Abi Budgen / Eliza Shaddad / Sivu / Olivia Chaney / Houndstooth / False Lights / The Cadbury Sisters / Dawes / Stick In The Wheel / Gaz Coombes / The Merrylees / Idlewild  
DAY THREE - 6th 
Michael King / Aaron Fyfe / Peacock Angell / David Campbell / Stephen Steinbank / Twelfth Day / Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick / The Unthanks / The Polyphonic Spree / Goodnight Lenin / The Monkees 
King Crimson @ Symphony Hall - 14th 

OCTOBER

Moving...what a ball ache...

NOVEMBER 

Shit Present (one song...) / Young Adventurers / Will Rene / Honey Pot @ The Cavern, Exeter - 5th
Jim Causley @ The Beehive, Honiton - 7th  

DECEMBER 
Semi-Toned / Orchard Harmony @ St Mary's Church, Whimple - 5th 

JANUARY 2016
Taking the Mic @ Exeter Phoenix...featuring all sorts of people, headliner Anna Marie Waite - 20th 

FEBRUARY 
Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) / Sweet Black Angels @ The Beehive, Honiton - 6th 
Taking the Mic @ Exeter Phoenix...featuring all sorts of people again...informative eh? - 18th 

MARCH 
Field Music / The Drink @ Exeter Phoenix - 5th 

APRIL
Jungle Book @ Exeter Northcott Theatre - 26th  

MAY
American Idiot @ Exeter Northcott Theatre - 18th 
Avenue Q @ Exeter Northcott Theatre - 31st 

JUNE
Dawlish Music Festival - 25th 

JULY
Let's Rock Exeter ft The Human League/Rick Astley/Roland Gift/Kim Wilde/Tiffany/T'Pau/Bucks Fizz/Heaven 17/Odyssey/Dr and the Medics/ Alexander O'Neal/The Beat - 2nd
Lou Rhodes @ Rise Records, Bristol - 22nd
By The Rivers / The Showhawk Duo / Keston Cobblers Club / Anteros / Rachel Clark / Melody Causton / Sofii Negus @ The Passenger Shed, Bristol - 22nd 

AUGUST 
Beautiful Days Festival @ Escot Park 19th - 21st 
DAY ONE - The Damned / Ezra Furman / Gentleman's Dub Club / (a bit of rews) / Phil Kay / Billy Bragg 
DAY TWO - UK Feds / Hollie Cook / Josephine and the Artizans / Terrorvision / Reef / The Proclaimers / James 
DAY THREE - The Rev Hammer Group / Oh My God! It's The Church / Ibibio Sound Machine / Mariachi El Bronx / The Coral / Dele Sosimi 

There are, inevitably, some gaps in this list caused by my failing memory. Here are some of the gigs that I can remember going to...but can’t remember when. Any ideas?


JTQ / Big Boss Man @ some bar in Birmingham...late 90’s...the bar seemed to shut after about three days ...it was near The Foundry.

Quantic Soul Orchestra @ The Hare and Hounds

Edwards No. 8

Credit To The Nation / Collapsed Lung / Bullets and Blue Eyes
The Voodoo Queens + support

Coldrice Nights

I was a semi regular at Coldrice’s legendary Bar Academy gigs around 2002 –2004 and here are just a few of the bands I can remember seeing play...again the dates escape me:

David Viner
Monsieur Jeffrey Evans
The Priscillas
Guitar Wolf
The Bassholes
Copter
The Big Bang
Bob Log III
The Woggles
Les Georges Leningrad
The Rogers Sisters
T-Model Ford

Ronnie Scotts

I attended these gigs at Ronnie Scotts (now a strip joint) in Birmingham (and a few others between 1993 and 2002...but lord knows when):

Black
Des'ree
Peter Green Splinter Group
Magnetic Fields
Mark King (Level 42)
Belinda Carlisle
Honor Blackman
Carmel
Mari Wilson
The Manfreds
Nigel Kennedy
Medieval Babes
George Melly
Neil Innes

NB: My thanks to the lovely Russ L for filling in some of the gaps here!

Medicine Bar

Selfish Cunt
Lydia Lunch
Selfish Cunt / Martini Henry Rifles

The Rainbow

Kimya Dawson (a memorable gig in the front bar from 2004?)

The Jug of Ale


A couple of awesome anti folk nights featuring Major Matt and co...sometime 2003 / 2004?

Misty’s Big Adventure

I’ve seen this band oodles of times but I’m buggered if I can remember the early dates. The first time was at The Flapper & Firkin though...at the time of their first self released album (you know...the one with My Vegetable Friend on it).

Glastonburys

Oh so many Glastonburys...1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007...and 2010...but I only saw a car park that year. Nice.