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  • Saturday 25 May 2024.

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    Saturday 25 May 2024. UK SUBS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Punk legends play their biggest ever London show for many years , to celebrate frontman Charlie Harper's 80th birthday....yes 80!. I ...
  • Thursday 23 May 2024.

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    Thursday 23 May 2024. I went to three events tonight. 6pm to 7pm. CONCOURS ON SAVILE ROW, Mayfair , London W1. This was Day 2 of this two day annual event. Launched in 2022, the Concours on Savi...
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024

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    Tuesday 21 May 2024. ERIC CLAPTON + ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW live at The Royal Albert hall. I am back to see the second of E.C. four shows here. Again it is totally rammed sold out. AFW and band playe...
  • Friday 17 May 2024

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    Friday 17 May 2024. ZAYN MALIK live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Zayn Malik has announced his first ever solo gig. Malik, who left One Direction in 2015 and will release his fourth solo album Room Un...
  • Wednesday 15 May 2024.

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    Wednesday 15 May 2024. BLACK CROWES live at Hammersmith Apollo. I have seen them over a dozen times before, with the first two times at Hammersmith Odeon ( this same venue) in 1991. Also various c...
  • Monday 13 May 2024.

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    Monday 13 May 2024. TEDDY SWIMS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Teddy plays the first of his three sold out shows at this venue , on his UK leg of his world tour. American singer -songwriter started...
  • Saturday 11 May 2024.

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    Saturday 11 May 2024. THE USELESS HOTLINE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. TikTok stars Max and George Clarke take their Spotify chart-topping podcast, The Useless Hotline out on the road. In their ...
  • Thursday 09 May 2024.

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    Thursday 09 May 2024...I went to two events tonight.. 6pm to 7pm.. TOUILS - private view - Maddox Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street , Mayfair , London W1. Around 100 smart art folks at this cool gallery...
  • Tuesday 07 May 2024.

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    Tuesday 07 May 2024. BLACK KEYS live at Brixton Academy. Black Keys play the first of three shows at Brixton, on their European Tour to promote their 12th album. ' Ohio Players ' is the twelfth stu...
  • Sunday 05 May 2024.

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    Sunday 05 May 2024. PINK MARTINI live at The Royal Albert Hall. Pink Martini is an American band founded in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon. Group members call it a little orch...
  • Friday 03 May 2024.

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    Friday 03 May 2024. THE MEMBERS live at The 100 Club. The Members play a special show to launch their new studio album ( their 8th) ' Greetings From Nowhere'....which features legendary bass player...
  • Wednesday 01 May 2024.

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    Wednesday 01 May 2024. I went to two events tonight. 6.15pm to 7pm. JD MALAT GALLERY - private view - 30 Davies Street , Mayfair, London W1. Around 100 folks at this cool gallery space. 'Above t...
  • Saturday 27 April 2024

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    Saturday 27 April 2024. THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG live at Shepherds Bush Empire. TMTCH play a special 40th anniversary show n tour. Founded in 1984, TMTCH gained a passionate national following w...
  • Thursday 25 April 3024.

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    Thursday 25 April 2024 I went to two events tonight. 6pm to 7pm. N.DASH - private view- Levy Gorvy Dayan Gallery, 35 Dover Street, Mayfair , London W1. Lvy Gorvy Dayan has announced the relocati...
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024.

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    Tuesday 23 April 2024. LAINEY WILSON live at The Forum. 31 year old American female country music singer-songwriter plays the first of two sold out shows at this London venue on her UK tour. Wilson...
  • Saturday 20 April 2024.

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    Saturday 20 April 2024. CYMANDE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Cymande are a British funk group that was originally active in the early 1970s. The band name derives from a calypso word for "dove", w...
  • Thursday 18 April 2024.

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    Thursday 18 April 2024....I went to two events today... EXPERIENCE SALON PRIV LONDON www.salonprivelondon.com - Visit their website here for more info and to buy tickets Salon Privé London:...
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024.

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    Tuesday 16 April 2024. HOLLOW COVES live at The Forum. Aussie indie folk group built around the talents of singer and songwriters Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins, Hollow Coves employ a rich amalgam o...
  • Sunday 14 April 2024.

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    Sunday 14 April 2024. P1 with MATT AND TOMMY live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Matt and Tommy are two diehard F1 fans, here to bring you all the latest news, reaction, predictions and opinions from t...
  • Friday 12 April 2024.

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    Friday 12 April 2024....6.50pm to 11.20pm... VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS at The Islington Academy. Feat SHAM 69 + RUTS DC + THEATRE OF HATE + TOYAH WILLCOX + JIM JONES + SAFFRON from REPUBLICA + CHRIS SPEDD...
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024.

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    Wednesday 10 April 2024. I went to two events tonight. 6.15pm to 8pm . THE HOUSE OF FINE ART - private view - 11 Bruton Street , Mayfair, London W1. HOFA Gallery and Fellowship AI platform daily...
  • Monday 08 April 2024.

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    Monday 08 April 2024....6.30pm to 9.30pm... SHANGHAI NOIR - showcase - Old Westminster Fire Station, 4 Greycoat Place , Victoria, London SW1. What happens when you inject a little piece of Chinatow...
  • Friday 05 April 2024.

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    Friday 05 April 2024. STAYING RELEVANT live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks take their chart-topping podcast Staying Relevant on tour. During the show, as well as learning firs...
  • Tuesday 02 April 2024.

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    Tuesday 02 April 2024. PAUL WELLER live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Paul Weller plays a special warm up show , that sold out pronto, prior to his UK tour. I was lucky to see Paul fronting The Jam a ...
  • Friday 29 March 2024.

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    Friday 29 March 2024. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN live at The Roundhouse. Scottish indie-rock legends play the first of two shows at this venue on their UK & European 40th anniversary tour .The Reid br...
  • Wednesday 27 March 2024.

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    Wednesday 27 March 2024. TAKING BACK SUNDAY live at The Forum. Long Island New York Rockers are promoting their 8th studio album, called '152' that was released in 2023. Their first album was relea...
  • Monday 25 March 2024.

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    Monday 25 March 2024. 10cc live at The Royal Albert Hall. Their run of mid-70s hits were bona fide, pop-literate, soft-prog gold. They are touring to promote a massive 145-track, 14-disc, all the a...
  • Saturday 23 March 2024.

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    Saturday 23 March 2024. MR .BIG live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Mr.Big bring their ' The Big Finish' 2023/2024 World Tour to the UK....last year the band played 11 sold out nights at the famous Budok...
  • Friday 22 March 2024.

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    Thursday 21 March 2024. An excellent triple bill of classic rock bands. ​JUDAS PRIEST live at Wembley Arena. with special guests SAXON and URIAH HEEP. This is the last date on their six date...
  • Thursday 21 March 2024.

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    Wednesday 20 March 2024. THE WHO with orchestra + SQUEEZE live at The Royal Albert Hall. This was show number three of the seven TCT RAH shows . I am back to see this great double bill for the seco...
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024.

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    Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Royal Albert Hall. The legendary Night Of Comedy will be back at the Hall with host Kevin Bridges, sets from Rob Beckett, Paul Chowdhry, Joe Lycett, Joanne McNally and Seann W...
  • Sunday 17 March 2024.

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    Sunday 17 March 2024. THE PIXIES live at The Forum. American alternative rock legends ,who formed back in 1986, play the second of three sold out Forums, as part of their World Tour. The Pixies wi...
  • Friday 15 March 2024.

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    Friday 15 March 2024. THE PHARCYDE and LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, legendary old school rap group The Pharcyde are back on the road with th...
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2024. GIANT ROOKS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. German indie-rock band Giant Rooks tour their second full-length album, How Have You Been?, the follow-on to their 2020 debut, Roo...
  • Monday 11 March 2024.

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    Monday 11 March 2024...6.45pm to 10.15pm... THE MURPHIA LIST - Sea Containers, London SE1. In the run-up to St Patrick's Day, Hot Dinners website proudly present their 10th annual Murphia List, in ...
  • Saturday 09 March 2024.

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    Saturday 09 March 2024. BRAINSTORM live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Latvian pop-rock band BrainStorm (Prāta Vētra) are coming to the UK to perform songs from their several studio albums. No...
  • Thursday 07 March 2024.

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    Thursday 07 March 2024....I went to three events. 6pm to 7pm. Two gallery private views in the same street. 5 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1. 9 Cork Street , Mayfair , London W1. Lots of cool ar...
  • Monday 04 March 2024.

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    Monday 04 March 2024. SOOSHI MANGO live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Sooshi Mango is an Australian comedy troupe founded in 2015. The group consists of two brothers, Joe and Carlo Salanitri, and their...
  • Friday 01 March 2024.

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    Friday 01 March 2024. RENEE RAPP live at Hammersmith Apollo. Rene Rapp ( age 24 ) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Rapp gained recognition for starring as Regina George in the Broadwa...
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024.

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    Wednesday 28 February 2024. FIZZ live at Shepherds Bush Empire. London act Fizz , not to be confused with Pop act Bucks Fizz. The band's musical style has been described as psychedelic, maximalist,...
  • Tuesday 27 February 2024.

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    Tuesday 27 February 2024. A mad story has come out that an 80 year old woman has been scammed out of 115,000 from someone pretending to be RICHIE BLACKMORE....yes, that RICHIE BLACKMORE. Looks l...
  • Wednesday 21 February 2024.

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    Wednesday 21 February 2024. AITCH live at Shepherds Bush Empire. This was a pre BRITS gig week for War Child charity. AITCH is a 24 year old white rapper from Manchester. His 2022 debut album went...
  • Monday 19 February 2024.

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    Tuesday 19 February 2024. ALICE COOPER plays a six date UK tour in October. To The support act for the two London shows at Hammersmith Apollo on Oct 20 and Oct 21.......is surprise surprise Glen Ma...
  • Saturday 17 February 2024.

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    Saturday 17 February 2024. REND COLLECTIVE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Christian folk rock band from Northern Ireland. They have released several albums. They have also had success in the USA C...
  • Thursday 15 February 2024.

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    Thursday 15 February 2024. NOTHING MORE play Shepherds Bush Empire. Nothing More is an American rock band from San Antonio, Texas. Formed in 2003. They released their sixth album 'Spirits' in 2022....
  • Wednesday 14 February 2024.

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    Tuesday 13 February 2024....I was at two very nice events in SE1 tonight... Several well known faces at both of them. Both events had a massive crowd of around 500 guests. 6.30pm to 8.45pm. YOKO O...
  • Tuesday 13 February 2024.

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    Monday 12 February 2024. PRETTY WOMAN - THE MUSICAL - Wimbledon opening night - New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19. Once upon a time in the late 80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever...
  • Sunday 11 February 2024.

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    Sunday 11 February 2024. COMEDY WAREHOUSE presents Love & Comedy Valentine's Show live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Several black comedians and a white guy perform at this annual event. I have been t...
  • Friday 09 February 2024.

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    Friday 09 February 2024...6.45pm to 8.45pm... UNIT GALLERY - private view - 3 Hanover Square , Mayfair , London W1. This gallery always invites lots of guests so must be easily over 100 folks here....
  • Wednesday 07 February 2024.

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    Tuesday 06 February 2024. 2.15pm to 7pm. ICE GAMING at Excel, London E16. The place the world of gaming goes to do business will welcome the entire industry on 6-8 February at ExCeL London, where 4...
  • Monday 05 February 2024.

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    Monday 05 February 2024. Looks like AC/DC are to announce their first world tour for 8 years. Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground has been booked concerts for July 8, 9, 10. The act has not been conf...
  • Friday 02 February 2024.

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    Friday 02 February 2024. PEYTON PARRISH live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Popular TikTok star from America. Peyton Parrish laid the foundations for his career in 2020 with a cover of My Mother Told M...
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024.

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    Wednesday 31 January 2024....6.45pm to 9pm.... BARBARA KRUGER....private view... THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU. Serpentine Gallery , Kensington Gardens, London. The site-specific exhibi...
  • Monday 29 January 2024.

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    Monday 29 January 2024. I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY : THE SAW MUSICAL - London Opening Night - live at The New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19. I Should Be So Lucky is a brand new jukebox musical featurin...
  • Saturday 27 January 2024.

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    Saturday 27 January 2024 Happy Birthday to NICK MASON who is 80 today. See my Facebook page for a photo of us together. ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- ...
  • Thursday 25 January 2024.

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    Wednesday 24 January 2024....5.15pm to 8pm... The MARK KNOPFLER Guitar Collection , Christie's , King Street , St James's , London SW1. Christies is honoured to bring to auction guitars from the...
  • Sunday 21 January 2024.

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    Sunday 21 January 2024. Big family lunch party to celebrate my mum's 90th birthday. ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ Saturday 20 January 2024. ...
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024.

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    Tuesday 16 January 2024. Family celebrations today as my dear mum is 90 today. Her dementia is getting worse , but she is hanging in there. See my Facebook page for some photos. ------------------...
  • Saturday 13 January 2024.

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    Friday 12 January 2024. ANNIE NIGHTINGALE R.I.P. Veteran BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Nightingale has died, aged 83. The radio star, who was the stations first-ever female presenter, died on Thursd...
  • Thursday 11 January 2024.

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    Wednesday 10 January 2024. Happy Birthday to ROD STEWART who is 79 today. Raysgigs was the first place that mentioned Rod reuniting with The Faces...although it took several years to actually happen...
  • Tuesday 09 January 2024.

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    Tuesday 09 January 2024. Happy Birthday to JIMMY PAGE who is 80 today. Happy Birthday to DAVID JOHANSEN who is 74 today. ----------------------------------------- ---------------------------------...
  • Friday 05 January 2024.

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    Wednesday 03 January 2024. BBC1 10.45pm - RAYE live at The Royal Albert Hall 2023. I was at this really good sold out show , where Raye was backed by a full orchestra. -----------------------------...
  • Monday 01 January 2024.

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    Monday 01 January 2024. HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. Here are my Top 20 gigs of the year which was full of great shows. I went to 189 gigs in 2023 , which brings my gig total to 7561 since Sept 197...
  • Friday 29 December 2023

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    Friday 29 December 2023. FREE ENTRY gig at The Cavern , Raynes Park , London SW20. HEAVY METAL KIDS (who still feature two original members on drums and guitar) . I saw Heavy Metal Kids in the 197...
  • Sunday 24 December 2023.

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS GREETINGS to all visitors to this website. Saturday 23 December 2023. The West End is buzzing with locals and tourists. 6pm.... Getting out at Tottenham Court Road station is enjoya...
  • Wednesday 20 December 2023.

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    Wednesday 20 December 2023....I went to two events tonight.... 6.15pm to 8.30pm. Guess Who's Sleighing It For Christmas - private view - Flannels, 161- 167 Oxford Street ,London W1. Ground floor ...
  • Monday 18 December 2023.

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    Monday 18 December 2023. GEDDY LEE - MY EFFIN' LIFE - IN CONVERSATION at The Barbican , London. This is part a five-date UK tour where Geddy Lee the singer/bassist of legendary prog-rockers Rush i...
  • Thursday 14 December 2023.

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    Thursday 14 December 2023....3pm to 6pm.... IMMEDIATE MEDIA AWARDS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Around 500 guests here seated in the stalls and Level 1. Staff are here from all their offices arou...
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023.

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    Wednesday 13 December 2023. Another sad death to report. JEFFREY FOSKETT has died of thyroid cancer , age 67 . He was a big part of The Brian Wilson Band and The Beach Boys over recent years, as he...
  • Saturday 09 December 2023.

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    Saturday 09 December THE WONDER STUFF live at Shepherds Bush Empire. The band scored one UK number 1 single, their release of "Dizzy" with comedian Vic Reeves, four x Top 10 single hits, and three ...
  • Thursday 07 December 2033.

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    Thursday 07 December 2023. AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD live at Hammersmith Apollo. I have seen this top notch Pink Floyd tribute several times. First time was back in 1993 at Subterania, West London. Th...
  • Tuesday 05 December 2023.

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    Tuesday 05 December 2023. SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR live at Hammersmith Apollo. Sophie brings her Kitchen Disco on tour. It became very popular online during the COVID lockdown. Expect a nice mix of sol...
  • Saturday 02 December 2023.

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    Saturday 02 December 2023. ROACHFORD live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Roachford presents ' A Soul Christmas Evening'. I have seen Roachford several times on stage, both as a solo artist and with Mike...
  • Thursday 30 November 2023.

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    Thursday 30 November 2023....I went to two events today.. 1pm to 4.30pm. 35th WILLIAM HILL Sports Book of The Year, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly , London W1. Maybe 100 guests max at this afternoon event...
  • Tuesday 28 November 2023.

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    See my Facebook page for some old photos Four of me in Oct 1977 age 18 in my Sex Pistols punk attire. Three photos i took at a special gig at The Electric Ballroom where Sid Vicious and Glen Matlock...
  • Sunday 26 November 2023.

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    Sunday 26 November 2023 CIGARETTES AFTER SEX live at Hammersmith Apollo. This is the last of their THREE sold out shows at this venue. I saw them play a good show at Shepherds Bush Empire on their ...
  • Friday 24 November 2023.

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    Friday 24 November 2023. ASAF AVIDAN live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Five years since his last solo performance, Asaf Avidan (now aged 43) will be returning to the stage alone for the Ichnology Solo...
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023.

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    Wednesday 22 November 2023. HOT MILK live at The Forum. Hotly tipped for success Manchester band are touring their debut album, ' A Call to the Void' which went to number 40 in the UK charts. The...
  • Sunday 19 November 2023.

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    Sunday 19 November 2023. ED SHEERAN live at The Royal Albert Hall. Probably the biggest live solo male act in the world right now. Worldwide stadium act Ed Sheeran plays the second of two intimate ...
  • Friday 17 November 2023.

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    Friday 17 November 2023. ELIZA live at The Forum. A new name and direction for Eliza Doolittle. She took a few years off after her second album , and is currently touring to promote her fourth stud...
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023.

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    Wednesday 15 November 2023....Three events tonight for me. 5.30pm to 6.10pm. TOM FAULKNER - drinks reception - 28 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1. It's that time of year when the main shopping ar...
  • Sunday 12 November 2023.

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    Sunday 12 November 2023. CLIFF RICHARD live at Hammersmith Apollo. I am back to see Cliff for the second time. Pretty much the same show as the night before. An incredible 14 number one UK hits in...
  • Thursday 09 November 2023.

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    Thursday 09 November 2023. THEE SACRED SOULS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. This show is the last date on their European Tour. In May 2023 they were on Jools Holland BBC tv show. Thee Sacred Souls...
  • Tuesday 07 November 2023.

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    Tuesday 07 November 2023. CLOWN CORE live at The Forum. American masked duo perform electro- jazz metal tunes from their four albums. This was their only English show on their European Tour. -----...
  • Saturday 04 November 2023.

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    Saturday 04 November 2023. LEVEL 42 + THE CHRISTIANS live at Hammersmith Apollo. This is the last show on their UK tour. Both bands had hits in the 1980s and 1990s. Just to give you an idea of how...
  • Thursday 02 November 2023.

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    Thursday 02 November 2023. 6.30pm to 11pm. DOMUS SHOWROOM OPENING PARTY - 23 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell , London EC1. A stunningly designed huge contemporary space of over 2300 sq ft, which...
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023.

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    Tuesday 31 October 2023. I went to two events tonight. 6.45pm to 9pm. BURMA TO MYNAMAR - private view - British Museum, London WC2. Over 200 guests here in their stunning reception area. A casual...
  • Monday 30 October 2023.

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    Sunday 29 October 2023. REGENESIS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. ReGenesis are proud to present The Last Supper, a show featuring the very best of Early Genesis, with one or two genuine surprises ...
  • Thursday 26 October 2023.

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    Thursday 26 October 2023. I went to two events tonight...gallery then EUROPE gig See my Facebook page for photos and videos. 6.30pm to 8.45pm. MADDOX GALLERY - new gallery launch party - 12 Berke...
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023.

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    Tuesday 24 October 2023. ROYAL BLOOD live at Hammersmith Apollo. A sold out show to promote their fourth studio album. All four of their albums have made number 1 in the UK charts. Royal Blood are...
  • Saturday 21 October 2023.

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    Saturday 21 October 2023. TOYAH & ROBERT'S SUNDAY LUNCH live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp bring their Sunday lunchtime fun YouTube music video clips of well known rock an...
  • Thursday 19 October 2023.

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    Thursday 19 October 2023 THE ROCK ORCHESTRA BY MOONLIGHT live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Eleven classical musicians, breathing beautifully dark energy into legendary Rock & Metal tracks. Bathed in a ...
  • Tuesday 17 October 2023.

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    Tuesday 17 October 2023. I went to two events at famous London five star hotels. 6.30pm to 8pm. PRIVATE VIEW - Like Paradise - Claridge's Hotel ArtSpace, Mayfair, London W1. Around 150 guests her...
  • Saturday 14 October 2023.

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    Saturday 14 October 2023. PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT love at Hammersmith Apollo. Bass playing legend from Joy Division and New Order and his band are set for their biggest ever London live date performi...
  • Thursday 12 October 2023

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    Thursday 12 October 2023. KKs PRIEST live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Ex Judas Priest guitar legend KK Downing will play a set of Judas Priest classics along with solo material. KK Downing is now age...
  • Tuesday 10 October 3023.

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    Tuesday 10 October 2023. BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Black Country, New Road (commonly abbreviated to BCNR or BC,NR) are an English art rock and post-rock band formed in Ca...
  • Saturday 07 October 2023.

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    Saturday 07 October 2023. THEN JERICO live at Islington Academy. They had two Top 20 hits in 1987 with ' The Motive' and ' The Big Area'. I have seen them live around a dozen times since 1987 when ...
  • Thursday 05 October 2023.

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    Thursday 05 October 2023. NIK KERSHAW live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Nik Kershaw was very popular in the the mid 1980s. I worked all SIX shows front stage security for his six Hammersmith Odeon sho...
  • Tuesday 03 October 2023.

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    Tuesday 03 October 2023. GRACIE ABRAMS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Popular American singer- songwriter plays the first of two sold out shows at this venue , to support her debut album 'Good Ridda...
  • Saturday 30 September 2023.

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    Saturday 30 September 2023. PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED live at The Forum. Punk legend JONN LYDON & PIL play the last date of their U.K. tour, before they head into mainland Europe. Public Image Ltd. (PiL...
  • Thursday 28 September 2023.

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    Thursday 28 September 2023....I went to three events tonight... 6pm to 6.40pm HOFA GALLERY - private view - 11 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London W1. Pioneering London-based contemporary art gallery, ...
  • Tuesday 26 September 2023.

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    Tuesday 26 September 2023....I went to two events today... 5pm to 7.30pm. International Security Expo 2023 at Olympia, West London. The doors to International Security Expo 2023 opened today, with ...
  • Sunday 24 September 3023.

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    Saturday 23 September 2023. While huge current artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Harry Styles etc can sell out stadiums worldwide in a blink of an eye, there are other big names who sometimes stru...
  • Thursday 21 September 2023.

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    Thursday 21 September 2023. MICKY FLANAGAN live at Hammersmith Apollo. Very popular Cockney comedian plays the second of two sold out pronto shows at this venue. This is part of the second leg of h...
  • Wednesday 20 September 2023.

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    Wednesday 20 September 2023. Was it really 47 years ago.....I was there as an excited 17 year old... There is a photo of the gig hanging on the back wall of the show with my face in it. Thousands s...
  • Saturday 16 September 2023.

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    Friday 15 September 2023 MARC BOLAN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT at Shepherds Bush Empire. The number one Marc UK tribute act TREXTASY will be play their tribute to this glam rock legend. They w...
  • Thursday 14 September 2023.

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    Thursday 14 September 2023....I went to two events tonight... 6pm to 8.15pm INCA - showcase - 8/9 Argyll Street, London W1. This basement venue next to The Palladium has had many different names ov...
  • Tuesday 12 September 2023.

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    Tuesday 12 September 2023....6.45pm to 10pm... REBEL - 30 YEARS OF LONDON FASHION - launch party - The Design Museum, West London. The show will feature nearly 100 innovative fashion looks from grou...
  • Monday 11 September 2023.

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    Sunday 10 September 2023...2pm to 8pm... A nice full day out in WINDSOR including a press preview of a new restaurant. The tourists are still everywhere and a nice shopping centre full of quality st...
  • Saturday 09 September 2023.

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    Saturday 09 September 2023. PAUL TAYLOR live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Paul Taylor (aged 38 ) is a British-Irish comedian.He moved to Paris in 2009 and started doing stand-up in 2013. Paul Taylor is...
  • Tuesday 05 September 2023.

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    Monday 04 September 2023....I went to two events tonight... 6pm to 8.15pm. THE ENDORPHIN SHOP - launch party - Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1. Feel good TV personality Fre...
  • Sunday 03 September 2023.

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    Sunday 03 September 2033. Happy Birthday to SEX PISTOLS guitar hero STEVE JONES who is 68 today. Tony James has hinted there will be more Generation Sex shows in 2024. ---------------------- -----...
  • Thursday 31 August 2023.

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    Wednesday 30 August 2023...11.30am to 5.30pm...opening day... Wed 30 Aug to Sat 02 Sept - SALON PRIVE presents Concours dElgance at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is in the glorious countryside l...
  • Tuesday 29 August 2023.

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    Tuesday 29 August 2023. Another chance to see this classic mockumentary film from 1984. BBC1 11.40pm - THIS IS SPINAL TAP I have seen them play rare shows at The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena...
  • Saturday 26 August 2023.

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    Saturday 26 August 2023. BOYCE AVENUE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Boyce Avenue is an American cover band that was formed in Sarasota, Florida by brothers Alejandro Luis Manzano, Daniel Enrique Ma...
  • Wednesday 23 August 2023.

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    Wednesday 23 August 2023. 66 mins of classic VAN HALEN from The 1984 Monsters of Rock Festival has appeared on YouTube. I was at this show , that was the last in the UK with David Lee Roth as their ...
  • Sunday 20 August 2023.

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    Sunday 20 August 2023. Women's World Cup Football Final in Australia. SPAIN 1 ENGLAND 0 ...live on tv from 11am. Over 10 million folks are expected to watch it live on tv in the UK. Spain were the...
  • Thursday 17 August 2023

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    Thursday 17 August 2023....3.45pm to 7.45pm... RACING LEAGUE at Royal Windsor Racecouse, Berkshire. Jockey Frankie Dettori retires this season after a stunning career. See him here on one of his la...
  • Monday 14 August 2023.

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    Monday 14 August 2023. HANS ZIMMER is part of a group that has bought the BBCs storied Maida Vale recording studio, apparently saving it from closure. The BBC did not disclose the sale price in its ...
  • Thursday 10 August 2023.

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    Wed 02 Aug 2023 to Wed 09 Aug 2023 - I will be up in Blackpool for a week. Thursday 03 August to Sunday 06 August 2023 - REBELLION FESTIVAL is held in Blackpool. The UKs biggest punk festival , whic...
  • Sunday 30 July 2023.

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    Saturday 29 July 2023. PULP live at Hammersmith Apollo. Brit-Pop legends Pulp are back in London to play the second of two shows at this venue. On the back of the success of their outdoor Finsbury ...
  • Friday 28 July 2023.

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    Friday 28 July 2023. BEBE REXHA live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Global hitmaker Bebe Rexha announces that she'll be bringing her 'Best F'n Night of My Life' tour to the U.K. Bebe Rexha has seen succ...
  • Wednesday 26 July 2023.

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    Wednesday 26 July 2023. Another great singer sadly passes...R.I.P. Irish singer and activist SINEAD O'CONNOR has died at the age of 56. In a statement, the singer's family said: "It is with great s...
  • Sunday 23 July 2023.

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    Sunday 23 July 2023. JON ANDERSON live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Jon Anderson plays the second of two shows at this venue. I went back to see it again. Level 3 is pretty empty so 100 plus tickets ...
  • Thursday 20 July 2023.

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    Thursday 20 July 2023...I went to two events today... 1.30pm to 4.30pm. FAZENDA - press preview - 100 Bishopsgate , (near Liverpoool Street station ) London EC2. Following restaurants like Six by N...
  • Tuesday 18 July 2023.

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    Tuesday 18 July 2023...6pm to 9pm... TAIWAN TOURIST BUREAU - showcase - Hammersmith , London W6. Around 70 or 80 guests here. Taiwan are always inviting me to their events as they kindly gave me a ...
  • Sunday 16 July 2023.

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    Sunday 16 July 2023. Very sad news that French singer & actress JANE BIRKIN has died aged 76. A photo of me with her taken in Chelsea in 2019 is on my Facebook page. ----------------------------- ...
  • Monday 10 July 2023.

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    Sunday 09 July 2023....I went to two events today... 2pm to 6.45pm. JACKIE ST CLAIR and husband CARL summer garden party, Holland Park, London W14. Ex Page 3 girl who dated Prince and Simon Cowell ...
  • Saturday 08 July 2023.

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    Saturday 08 July 2023. BLUR play the first of two massive shows at Wembley Stadium. The outing will see Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree come together as Blur to perform thei...
  • Thursday 06 July 2023.

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    Thursday 06 July 2023....2pm to 10.45pm... SOHO HOUSE FESTVAL, Gunnersbury Park, London W3. IF ONLY ALL FESTIVALS WERE LIKE THIS ONE. Soho House members club host their annual party. Around 7000...
  • Tuesday 04 July 2023.

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    Tuesday 04 July 2023. THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL live at The Forum. They were the band that were playing The Bataclan in Paris in 2015 during a terrorist attack. Singer Jess Hughes, said the gig sho...
  • Sunday 02 July 2023.

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    Sunday 02 July 2023. BILLY F. GIBBONS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Billy is the 73 year old rock legend who is the guitarist and singer in ZZ Top. Billy is playing a full UK & European Tour. Bil...
  • Thursday 29 June 2023.

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    Thursday 29 June 2023....I went to two events tonight... 6.15pm to 7.15pm. BARBICORE by Emma Gibbons - private view - ME Hotel , Aldwych, London WC2. Around 150 guests in the foyer of this plush ho...
  • Sunday 25 June 2023.

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    Sunday 25th June 2023. ELTON JOHN @ GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL on BBC tv....should be an emotional watch... Elton John plays his last UK show on his mammoth 330 plus date world tour. Elton has said this ...
  • Wednesday 21 June 2023.

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    Tuesday 20 June 2023....7.15pm to 10.45pm.... NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - re-opening party - St Martin's Place, London WC2. National Portrait Gallery, one of Londons most high-profile museums, will...
  • Monday 19 June 2023.

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    Monday 19 June 2023...3.15pm to 8.15pm... GOFF'S LONDON SALE, Perks Field, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8. Goffs has been Irelands number one horse sales auction house for the last 150 years....
  • Saturday 17 June 2023.

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    Saturday 17 June 2023. DEPECHE MODE live at Twickenham Stadium. Depeche Mode play their only UK show on their European stadium tour. The venue website says it is sold out...55,000 tickets sold. De...
  • Thursday 15 June 2023.

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    Thursday 15 June 2023...I went to two events tonight... 6.15pm to 9.30pm. SUMMER GARDEN PARTY , Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair, London W1. Around 500 Mayfair residents and their guests are in this l...
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023

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    Tuesday 13 June 2023...I went to two events tonight... 6.15pm to 8.15pm. YUCATAN - showcase - The Mexican Embassy, 8 Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1. Yucatn, the Mexican state, is known for i...
  • Sunday 11 June 2023.

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    Sunday 11 June 2023 INDOCHINE live at The Roundhouse. For over 40 years, French icons, Indochine , have led the crest of a musical wave with their unique style of genre and generation defying perfor...
  • Friday 09 June 2023.

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    Thursday 08 June 2023...I went to two events tonight... SISTER SLEDGE + THE REAL THING live at The Royal Albert Hall. Sister Sledge will play hits like Lost In Music, Thinking Of You, We Are Fam...
  • Wednesday 07 June 2023.

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    Wednesday 07 June 2023....I went to two events today. 6.45pm to 9.30pm COUNTRY & TOWNHOUSE Magazine Party at The Rosewood Hotel , Holborn, London WC1. Always nice to be at this luxury five star hot...
  • Tuesday 06 June 2023.

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    Had some important things to attend to the past few days, so was too busy to write the following six gigs in six days reviews or look at the 600 plus emails that arrived...but will gradually get arou...
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023.

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    Tuesday 30 May 2023. SPARKS live at The Royal Albert Hall. Sparks play the second of two sold out shows at this iconic venue. I am nearer the stage tonight, a bit side on, but very close to the sta...
  • Friday 26 May 2023.

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    Friday 26 May 2023...I went to two events tonight... 7pm ROSE - press/vip night - Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2. I arrive at the venue and pop up to the circle bar and it was great t...
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023.

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    Tuesday 23 May 2023. A TRIBUTE TO JEFF BECK live at The Royal Albert Hall. I am back again to see the second of these two special nights here. Legendary live music booking agent Rod MacSween (KISS ...
  • Sunday 21 May 2023.

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    Saturday 20 May 2023. STEEL PANTHER + WINGER live at The Forum. Steel Panther are playing a UK tour...this London show sold out two months in advance. They will be promoting their sixth album 'On...
  • Thursday 18 May 2023.

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    Thursday 18 May 2023. MIKE + THE MECHANICS live at The Royal Albert Hall. A prestigious London show on their massive UK Tour. For this tour they will be joined by Nic Collins (son of Phil) on drums...
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023.

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    Tuesday 16 May 2023...6.45pm to 11pm... 20 BERKELEY - launch party - 20 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1. What they are saying... It's taking over a space on the corner of Berkeley Street and be...
  • Sunday 14 May 2023.

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    Sunday 14 May 2023. HOTHOUSE FLOWERS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock band that combine traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel and rock. Formed in...
  • Thursday 11 May 2023.

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    Thursday 11 May 2023...7pm to 10.15pm... FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS at Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange, Bank, London EC3. This was the 11h anniversary of these awards, and i have been ...
  • Tuesday 09 May 2023.

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    Tuesday 09 May 2023. I went to two events related to London Craft Week - 09 May to 14 May. Every evening a few venues are showcasing. 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Multi-artist - private view - 4 Cromwell Pla...
  • Tuesday 02 May 2023.

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    Monday 01 May 2023. DURAN DURAN live at The 02 Arena. Duran Duran play the first of two shows at The 02 Arena on their UK arena tour. They will be promoting their 15th studio album 'Future Past'. ...
  • Sunday 30 April 2023.

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    Sunday 30 April 2023. My friend London based French singer ANNE PIGALLE has brought out a short film 16 mins film that is based around the history of Soho....The Soho Connection....check it out on Y...
  • Thursday 27 April 2023.

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    Thursday 27 April 2023....I went to two events tonight... 7.30pm to 8pm. BRIAN ARIS - celebrating George Michael - book launch at Proud Galleries, London WC2. Celebrity photographer Brian Aris, has...
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023.

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    Tuesday 25 April 2023. Punk icon SIOUXSIE SIOUX has a finally announced a London show on her summer European Tour. Siouxsie plays The Troxy , East London on 07 Sept 2023. --------------------------...
  • Friday 21 April 2023.

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    Friday 21 April 2023. DICK AND DOM live at Shepherds Bush Empire. A throwback for 90s and early-00s kids, Dick & Dom (of Da Bungalow fame) are back with a live tour, resurrecting favourite parts of ...
  • Thursday 20 April 2023.

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    Wednesday 19 April 2023....5.15pm to 10.30pm... OXO2 - showcase - Level 2 , Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1. Event management company CAMM & HOOPER are showcasing at this iconic buil...
  • Tuesday 18 April 2023.

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    Tuesday 18 April 2023...4pm to 8.30pm... Today was the opening day for THE LONDON BOOK FAIR at Olympia. The London Book Fair is an annual book-publishing trade fair. It is a global marketplace for ...
  • Sunday 16 April 2023.

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    Sunday 16 April 2023. WILLIE NILE live at The 100 Club. 74 year old New Yorker is back for another UK tour. Willie has recorded 14 albums since 1980. Check out his classic track 'One Guitar' on Yo...
  • Friday 14 April 2023.

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    Friday 14 April 2023. THE JAYHAWKS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. The Jayhawks are playing a UK & European Tour, before their massive summer tour of North America. They are an American alternative ...
  • Wednesday 12 April 2023.

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    Wednesday 12 April 2023. BIG THIEF + L'RAIN live at Hammersmith Apollo. BIG THIEF play the second of their two shows at this venue, on their UK & European Tour. ---------- Like last night , it is ...
  • Tuesday 11 April 2023.

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    Tuesday 11 April 2023. Public Image Ltd. (PiL) have decided to continue plans to announce their 11th studio album and first album in 8 years, End of World, today, following the sad passing of John's ...
  • Friday 07 April 2023.

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    Thursday 06 April 2023...7pm to 11pm.... VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Compere is Beki Bondage. Featuring a special one-off LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH with ex Hanoi Rocks frontman...
  • Thursday 06 April 2023.

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    Wednesday 05 April 2023. BBNO$ live at Shepherds Bush Empire. BBNO$ (pronounced "baby no money"), is a 27 year old Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his 2019 single "Lala...
  • Monday 03 April 2023.

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    Monday 03 April 2023. TORI AMOS live at The Royal Albert Hall. Tori Amos ( now aged 59 ) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano voca...
  • Friday 31 March 2023.

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    Friday 31 March 2023. SPACE live at Islington Academy. Space had several x Top 40 hits in the UK, in their 1990s heyday, and two hit albums, 'Spiders' from 1996 which when to number 5 in the charts...
  • Wednesday 29 March 2023.

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    Wednesday 29 March 2023. ENDY CHOW (now aged 43) live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Endy Chow is a Hong Kong actor, singer and songwriter. Over the past 20 odd years he has appeared in many films, many...
  • Sunday 26 March 2023.

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    Sunday 26 March 2023. 2023 Teenage Cancer Trust shows continue at The Royal Albert Hall this week. I have been to at least one TCT RAH show every year since the first event, which was in 2000. Sund...
  • Friday 24 March 2023.

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    Friday 24 March 2023....6.15pm to 11.30pm... PLATFORM - launch party - Unit 40, 1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14. Platform, the gaming and esports bar in London, opens its second site in ...
  • Sunday 19 March 2023.

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    Sunday 19 March 2023. MORRISSEY live at Hammersmith Apollo. Moz plays his only UK show on his seven date European Tour. I never saw The Smiths live as i was always working front stage security at H...
  • Friday 17 March 2023

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    Friday 17 March 2023. TURIN BRAKES live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Turin Brakes are an English band.They had a UK top 5 hit in 2003 with their song "Painkiller (Summer Rain)". Since starting out in 1...
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023.

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    Wednesday 15 March 2023. SLEEPING WITH SIRENS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. American rock band from Florida are promoting their seventh studio albums 'Complete Collapse', which was released on 14...
  • Monday 13 March 2023.

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    Sunday 12 March 2023. The 95th Academy Awards (The Oscars) are held in Los Angeles, USA. Live on SKY tv in the UK....Arrivals from 11pm...Ceremony from around midnight... Monday morning tv will be ...
  • Saturday 11 March 2023.

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    Saturday 11 March 2023 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE live at The Roundhouse. Welsh heavy metal band are tonight playing the final show of their massive six week UK & European Tour to promote their self-...
  • Thursday 09 March 2023.

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    Thursday 09 March 2023...I went to two events tonight... 5.30pm to 7.45pm. MARUGAME UDON - launch party - 449 The Strand, London WC2. A great location near Trafalgar Square, and opposite the McDona...
  • Monday 06 March 2023.

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    Monday 06 March 2023...7.15pm to 10.15pm... THE AUCTION at Christies, King Street, St James's, London SW1. Celebrate 40 years of Terrence Higgins Trust (AIDS Charity) as they showcase world-class au...
  • Thursday 02 March 2023.

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    Thursday 02 March 2023...I went to two events today... 3pm matinee show. MAMMA MIA! live at The Novello Theatre,Aldwych, London WC2. I first saw this great musical based on the music of Abba over 1...
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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    Tuesday 28 February 2023. JESSIE J live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Back again to see Jessie J at this venue. Another totally rammed sold out show. This was my SIXTH show in SIX days ( five differen...
  • Sunday 26 February 2033.

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    Sunday 26 February 2023. BLACK STAR RIDERS + MICHAEL MONROE + PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS A great three band rock package plays Shepherds Bush Empire as part of their UK tour. I have seen all ...
  • Friday 24 February 2023.

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    Friday 24 February 2023....I went to two events today... LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW is held at Olympia,West London. Friday 24th February: 12pm 7pm Saturday 25th February: 10am 7pm Sunday 26th Feb...
  • Tuesday 21 February 2023.

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    Tuesday 21 February 2023. DYLAN live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Female singer Dylan is playing the second sold out night at this London venue, on her UK tour. Dylan real name is Natasha Woods....too...
  • Saturday. 18 February 2023.

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    Friday 17 February 2023. GLEN MATLOCK & HEAVY FRIENDS live at Nells, West Kensington. I have seen Glen many times as a solo artist and many times with The Sex Pistols along with his stints with Th...
  • Thursday 16 February 2023.

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    Thursday 16 February 2023....6.45pm to 10.15pm... BEYOND THE STREETS - opening launch party - Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London SW3. A massive event as over 1000 folks on the guest list tonight. Gue...
  • Monday 13 February 2023.

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    Monday 13 February 2023. JAACKMAATE : Happy Hour Live - The Round Sheep Tour live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Happy Hour is the most popular British podcast on Spotify. The show will feature plenty o...
  • Friday 10 February 2023.

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    Thursday 09 February 2023. FRANK TURNER & The Sleeping Souls live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Celebrating Xtra Mile Recordings 20th Anniversary - one of the gigs for The BRIT AWARDS week. All proce...
  • Wednesday 08 February 2023.

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    Wednesday 08 February 2023....6.45pm to 9.15pm... DONATELLO : Sculpting the Renaissance - private view - Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7. Arguably the first blockbuster of the year, this is the...
  • Monday 06 February 2023.

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    Monday 06 February 2023. The amazing rise and rise of HARRY STYLES who started life in a manufactured boy band by Simon Cowell and has just won the main Grammy Award in Los Angeles for Album of T...
  • Friday 03 February 2023.

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    Friday 03 February 2023. Celebrities and rock royalty have turned out in their droves to pay their final respects to guitar legend JEFF BECK. The virtuoso was laid to rest at St Marys Church in B...
  • Saturday 28 January 2023.

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    Saturday 28 January 2023. BLACK FLAG live at The Forum. Black Flag is an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by GREG...
  • Friday 27 January 2023.

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    Thursday 26 January 2023....6.15pm to 9.15pm... Venue showcase. ST JOHNS CHURCH, 73 Waterloo Road,Waterloo, London SE1. This church dates back nearly 200 years. It is situated on the roundabout op...
  • Monday 23 January 2023.

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    Monday 23 January 2023....6.15pm to 8.45pm... Burns Week celebration & venue showcase. THE CALEDONIAN CLUB, 9 Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1. The last time I was at this venue for an event wa...
  • Friday 20 January 2023.

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    Friday 20 January 2023. Happy Birthday to PAUL STANLEY from KISS who is 71 today. Paul is an American musician who is the co-founder, frontman, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the hard rock...
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023.

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    Wednesday 18 January 2023. WALLOWS live at Hammersmith Apollo. On 06 Jan , Wallows have decided to move their Brixton Academy show to Hammersmith Apollo, on the same day as they are not risking Th...
  • Monday 16 January 2023.

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    Monday 16 January 2023. BRIXTON ACADEMY enquiry today about their live music license. Looks like the venue will remain closed for at least another three months, until 17 April at least. This means ...
  • Thursday 12 January 2023

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    Wednesday 11 January 2023...2.30pm matinee show..... JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at Panto The London Palladium has been confirmed. Londons best-loved panto will feat...
  • Tuesday 10 January 2023.

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    Tuesday 10 January 2023. CHASE ATLANTIC live at Hammersmith Apollo. Australian act play the second of three sold out shows at Hammersmith Apollo. These shows were moved from Brixton Academy, due to...
  • Monday 09 January 2023.

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    Monday 09 January 2023. John Lydons PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED (PIL) make an announcement today. This is certainly an odd one. PIL be competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023 with their new sin...
  • My Best Gigs Of 2022.

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    Wednesday 04 January 2023. Happy New Year to everybody. 2022 was a great year for live music after it bounced back from that awful covid mess. I went to 187 live music events in 2022. Brings my gi...
  • Tuesday 03 January 2023.

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    Tuesday 03 January 2023. Happy New Year to everybody. 2022 was a great year for live music after it bounced back from that awful covid mess. I went to 187 live music events in 2022. Brings my gig ...
  • Monday 02 January 2023.

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    Monday 02 January 2023. Congratulations to BRIAN MAY who has been knighted as a Sir. --------- PRINTWORKS NYEVE and NYDAY DANCE EVENTS, Canada Water, East London. PRINTWORKS and sister venue BEAM...
  • Friday 30 December 2022.

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    Friday 30 December 2022. Exclusive news to this website. Brixton Academy is closed until at least until 16 Jan , due to serious crowd trouble, but it looks like most of the shows will be moved to H...
  • Friday 23 December 2022.

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    Thursday 22 December 2022. All shows at Brixton Academy from now to 16 Jan 2023 (at least) have been postponed or cancelled. BRIXTON ACADEMY has had its licence suspended after two people died (in...
  • Tuesday 20 December 2022.

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    Tuesday 20 December 2022. THE HORNE SECTION END OF YEAR BASH is live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Alex Horne brings his current Channel 4 tv series to the stage. About The Horne Section... Alex is th...
  • Sunday 18 December 2022.

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    18 Dec 2022 - RONNIE BIGGS passed away nine years ago today. I went to his book launch a couple of years before his death. 17 Nov 2011....11am to 3.30pm. Press conference and party for the updated ...
  • Friday 16 December 2022.

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    Thursday 15 December 2022....I went to two events tonight. 12.45pm to 7pm. JACKIE ST CLAIR and Husband Carl - Christmas Lunch Party - Holland Park, London W14. Ex Page 3 girl from the 1980s/1990s a...
  • Wednesday 14 December 2022.

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    Tuesday 13 December 2022...6pm to 10pm... HOXTON HOTEL opening launch party at 65-69 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12. This is the fourth Hoxton Hotel in London, and their twelfth worldwide. It wil...
  • Monday 12 December 2022.

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    Sunday 11 December 2022. STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL live at Shepherds Bush Empire. As it will be an older crowd, the stalls will be seated for this show. i was at his show at this venue last year...
  • Saturday 10 December 2022.

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    Saturday 10 December 2022. World Cup 2022 Quarter-Final Megaclash. ENGLAND 1 FRANCE 2 ...live on ITV 7pm... Harry Kane missed a penalty near the end, to draw the levels level, so England go home. ...
  • Thursday 08 December 2022.

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    Thursday 08 December 2022. THE MYSTERINES live at The Forum. The Mysterines are a British alternative rock band from Liverpool and the Wirral comprising Lia Metcalfe (vocals and guitar), George Fava...
  • Wednesday 07 December 2022.

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    Tursday 06 December 2022. A nice three band rock package are touring the UK together. DEAD DAISIES + FM + GRAHAM BONNET BAND live at The Forum. The current Dead Daisies line-up is... David Lowy ...
  • Sunday 04 December 2022.

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    Sunday 04 December 2022...live on ITV at 7pm.. World Cup 2022 Last 16 Game. ENGLAND 3 SENEGAL 0 After a dodgy first 30 mins, it ended being a fairly easy England win. England now play the very for...
  • Saturday 03 December 2022.

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    Friday 02 December 2022. SIR PETER BLAKE 90th Birthday Concert at The Royal Festival Hall. To mark Sir Peter Blakes 90th birthday year, Paul Weller curates a line-up featuring Roger Daltrey, Baxter...
  • Friday 02 December 2022.

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    Thursday 01 December 2022...I went to two events today... 1pm to 4pm. 34th WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD at BAFTA , 195 Piccadilly, London W1. Around 100 guests here for this prestigio...
  • Wednesday 30 November 2022.

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    Wednesday 30 November 2022. Shock news to hear of the death of CHRISTINE McVIE from Fleetwood Mac. Lucky to have seen Fleetwood Mac several times , without and with Christine. I have put a nice pho...
  • Monday 28 November 2022

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    Sunday 27 November 2022. POPPY live at Shepherds Bush Empire. 27 year old American female singer-songwriter is promoting her fourth album "Flux". Poppy's musical style has been described as pop, he...
  • Thursday 24 November 2022.

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    Thursday 24 November 2022...6.15pm to 10pm... Showcase - BISHOP'S PALACE, Hatfield House, Herts. Closer than you would think ,as only 30 mins from Kings Cross train station. It started off with a g...
  • Monday 21 November 2022.

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    Sunday 20 November 2022. BRET McKENSIE live at Shepherds Bush Empire...no support act at this show. Bret McKenzie (age 46 ) is a New Zealand musician, comedian, music supervisor, and former actor. ...
  • Friday 18 November 2022.

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    Friday 18 November 2022...5.15pm to 1am. BARRIO COVENT GARDEN - launch party - Parker Street, Covent Garden, London. Barrio Bars presents the newest (their fifth) member of the familia BARRIO COVENT...
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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    Wednesday 16 November 2022...5.15pm to 10pm... PARADISE GREEN - launch party - 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2. It's been a busy few weeks for Aussie-inspired cafe group Daisy Green. Hard on the heels o...
  • Monday 14 November 2022.

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    Monday 14 November 2022. Tonight was my first evening indoors for three weeks. Normal service will resume Tuesday. ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Sund...
  • Thursday 10 November 2022.

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    Thursday 10 November 2022....I went to three events tonight... 6pm to 7.30pm ADAM DOBBY - private view - D Contemporary Gallery , 23 Grafton Street , Mayfair, London W1. Photographer ADAM DOBBY is ...
  • Tuesday 08 November 2022.

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    Tuesday 08 November 2022...I went to two events tonight... 2.45pm to 6.15pm WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2022 is held at Excel, East London. This was Day 2 of the 3 days here for this event, and my first ti...
  • Monday 07 November 2022.

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    Sunday 06 November 2022. UGLY KID JOE + MASSIVE WAGONS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Rock is alive and well, as Ugly Kid Joe and Massive Wagons have just announced a huge co-headline UK tour inclu...
  • Saturday 05 November 2022.

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    Friday 04 November 2022. LIGHTNING SEEDS + BADLY DRAWN BOY play Shepherds Bush Empire. Lightning Seeds had 14 x Top 40 hits in the UK , including a number one with "Three Lions". Lightning Seeds re...
  • Thursday 03 November 2022.

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    Thursday 03 November 2022. THE RASMUS live at The Forum. Finnish rock band who have released 10 studio albums. I saw them play the once before back in 2004. They had their two biggest hits in 2004...
  • Monday 31 October 2022.

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    Monday 31 October 2022....I went to two events tonight. 6pm to 7.30pm. THE ART OF MOTORING - private view - Sotheby's , 34 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1. First held in 2015 the annual Art of...
  • Saturday 29 October 2022.

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    Saturday 29 October 2022. THE DAMNED live at Hammersmith Apollo. Saturday: Special guests - Rezillos + TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers + Smalltown Tigers. The atmosphere didn't seem as good as the o...
  • Thursday 27 October 2022.

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    Thursday 27 October 2022....I went to two events tonight... 6pm to 7.45pm ICELANDAIR "AROUND THE CORNER" - private view - Phonica Records, 51 Poland Street , London W1. We are in the large basement...
  • Tuesday 25 October 2022.

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    Tuesday 25 October 2022. PAVEMENT live at The Roundhouse. PAVEMENT play the last of their four sold out shows at The Roundhouse. This was my second time seeing them here. No surprise that NME.COM ...
  • Sunday 23 October 2022.

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    Saturday 22 October 2022. CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Christone is a 23 year old rising blues guitarist from America. On July 23, 2021 Ingram released his second reco...
  • Thursday 20 October 2022.

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    A great triple bill of BILLY IDOL + KILLING JOKE + TOYAH are touring the UK in October. All three acts that have all been around for over 40 years. I have seen all three of them many times. Televis...
  • Tuesday 17 October 2022.

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    Tuesday 17 October 2022. WILKO JOHNSON BAND live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Blues rock guitar legend Wilko , has survived his cancer scare , and is still playing at age 75. I was lucky to see Dr Fee...
  • Sunday 16 October 2022.

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    Sunday 16 October 2022. DINOSAUR JR live at The Forum. They have released a dozen albums since 1985. They influenced many grunge rock bands back in the late 1980s. They are led by J Mascis, who i...
  • Saturday 15 October 2022.

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    Friday 14 October 2022...3.30pm to 5pm... BATTERSEA POWER STATION - official opening day - London SW8. I spent five great years (1993 to 1998) working in Nine Elms and used to drive past Battersea ...
  • Thursday 13 October 2022.

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    Thursday 13 October 2022....I went to two events tonight... 6.30pm to 9pm...private view... MONEYGAME by ELIZABETH WATERMAN at Boogie Wall Gallery, 193 Piccadilly, London W1. There are 11 black and...
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022.

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    Wednesday 12 October 2022. In celebration of National Album Day, they have released a nice list of the Top Selling UK Debut Albums. 1.Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf (1977) 2.Back To Bedlam - James Blu...
  • Saturday 08 October 2022.

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    Friday 07 October 2022. MAXIMO PARK live at The Roundhouse. Maxmo Park are an English alternative rock band, formed in 2000 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The band consists of Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan ...
  • Wednesday 05 October 2022.

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    Tuesday 04 October 2022...I went to two events in South Kensinton tonight... 6.15pm to 7pm. MULTI-ARTIST - private view - 4 Cromwell Place Gallery, South Kensington, London SW7. This huge gallery s...
  • Tuesday 04 October 2022.

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    Monday 03 October 2022. BMI LONDON AWARDS at The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2. Always nice to be at this famous five star hotel. ELLIE GOULDING received the BMI Presidents Award and Nigerian si...
  • Monday 03 October 2022.

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    Sunday 02 October 2022. LUCKY DAYE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Lucky Daye is a 37 year old R & B singer-songwriter for America, who is touring the UK & Europe. His second album," Candydrip " was...
  • Thursday 29 September 2022.

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    Thursday 29 September 2022...I went to two events tonight... 6.15pm to 7.30pm. BEAT LONDON - showcase - 48 Margaret Street, London W1. This basement club is just a couple of minutes from Oxford Cir...
  • Tuesday 27 September 2022.

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    Tuesday 27 September 2022....I went to three events today... 3pm to 6pm INTERNATIONAL SECURITY EXPO at Olympia, West London. Bringing together all corners of the security industry, International Se...
  • Sunday 25 September 2022.

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    Sunday 25 September 2022. COMEDY WAREHOUSE SPECIAL live at Shepherd's Bush Empire. Several black comedians will play short sets throughout the evening. I have seen this event a couple of times befo...
  • Wednesday 21 September 2022.

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    Wednesday 21 September 2022...6.45pm to 9pm... HALLYU! THE KOREAN WAVE - private view - The V & Museum , South Kensington, London SW7. Around 500 guests are here, including many from Korea. I have ...
  • Thursday 15 September 2022.

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    Thursday 15 September 2022...I went to two events in Paddington today. 6.30pm to 9.30pm... PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL - summer party - Huckster, 4 Kingdom Street, Paddington, London W2. One of those hidde...
  • Monday 12 September 2022.

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    Sunday 11 September 2022....I went to two events today... 3.45pm to 4.30pm EPIC BURGERS - press preview - Crown Buildings, 4 The Green, Chingford, London E4. This recently opened restaurant does a ...
  • Saturday 10 September 2022.

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    Saturday 10 September 2022. COCK SPARRER live at The Roundhouse. Cock Sparrer play the second of two special shows at The Roundhouse. They rarely play London, and usually stick to playing The Rebel...
  • Thursday 08 September 2022.

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    Thursday 08 September 2022. Very sad news that QUEEN ELIZABETH II has died aged 96. She was a pretty amazing woman , who was much loved by everyone. An incredible reign as Queen for over 70 years. ...
  • Tuesday 06 September 2022.

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    Tuesday 06 September 2022...I went to two events today... 3pm to 5.15pm. SPECIALITY FINE FOOD FAIR at Olympia, West London. This was the second and final day of this two day event. It is billed as...
  • Sunday 04 September 2022.

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    Saturday 03 September 2022. THE FOO FIGHTERS & FRIENDS live at Wembley Stadium. This is a Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert. The Foo Fighters drummer Taylor sadly passed away in March 2022. I saw Tay...
  • Friday 02 September 2022.

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    Friday 02 September 2022....Ladies Day...11am to 5.30pm... I went back again to SALON PRIVE at Blenheim Palace. Each day is slightly different. Today is Ladies Day , so there are many more females ...
  • Saturday 03 September 2022

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    Wed 31 Aug to Sun 04 Sept - SALON PRIVE presents Concours dElgance at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is in the glorious countryside location of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Celebrating 17 consecutive...
  • Tuesday 30 August 2022.

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    Tuesday 30 August 2022. BRIGHT EYES live at Hammersmith Apollo. Bright Eyes was founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. The American indie-rockers have released ten studio albums ...
  • Sunday 28 August 2022.

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    Sunday 28 August 2022...I went to two events today... 1.30pm to 6.45pm THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL returns to West London. It was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. Dancers, steel bands, sound ...
  • Saturday 27 August 2022.

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    Friday 26 August 2022. JEAN PAUL GAULTIER'S Fashion Freak Show will be returning to London this summer. The hit production, which was seen at the Southbank Centre in 2019, will run at the iconic nor...
  • Wednesday 24 August 2022.

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    Wednesday 24 August 2022...6pm to 9.45pm... THE BREWERY - summer garden party - 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1. This popular events space is just around the corner from The Barbican. I have been he...
  • Monday 22 August 2022.

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    THE REWIND SOUTH FESTIVAL is held at Henley-On-Thames. It is mainly a festival for 1980s acts, but also a couple from the 1970s and 1990s. Sat 20 Aug - HOLLY JOHNSON + LEVEL 42 + BELINDA CARLISLE + ...
  • Thursday 18 August 2022.

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    Wednesday 17 August 2022. COLDPLAY are now playing a staggering SIX massive shows at Wembley Stadium in August 2022. Part of a massive world tour of stadiums, that could be the biggest grossing tour...
  • Tuesday 16 August 2022.

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    Tuesday 16 August 2022....I went to two venue showcase events tonight. 5pm to 5.45pm AQUA NUEVA , 5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London W1. This tardis of a venue is directly opposite The London Pall...
  • Sunday 14 August 2022.

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    Saturday 13 August 2022. I will be drumming with my band GUN CONTROL as we play our first gig in Shepherds Bush for 40 years. SHAKE SOME ACTON has moved from Acton to Shepherds Bush. Escape Bar, 17...
  • Friday 12 August 2022

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    Friday 12 August 2022. SCORPIONS Release New Single 'Hammersmith'. Legendary German hard rockers SCORPIONS have just released a new single, "Hammersmith", through Universal Vertigo. Hammersmith is ...
  • Tuesday 09 August 2022.

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    This is going to be a great few days this weekend...SEE YOU THERE... So many great bands each night that i have seen before over the years. Thurs 04 Aug to Sun 07 Aug - REBELLION FESTIVAL is held in...
  • Tuesday 02 August 2022.

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    Tuesday 02 Aug 2022. A full house of 88,000 at Wembley Stadium saw England's fantastic win at The Women's Euros 2022 Final. Film director Gurinder Chadha links her 2002 classic film "Bend It Like Be...
  • Saturday 30 July 2022

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    Friday 29 July 2022...5pm to 5.45pm...preview open day.... BONE DADDIES - 1a Philimore Gardens, off Kensington High Street, London W8. Note - This building used to be BILL WYMAN'S Sticky Fingers Res...
  • Thursday 28 July 2022.

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    Thursday 28 July 2022...7pm to 10pm... GUN CONTROL with me on drums had a rehearsal in North Acton. We ran through our 10 song setlist three times. We will have a stand-in singer for our gig in S...
  • Sunday 24 July 2022.

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    Saturday 23 July 2022....7.30pm show... SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL live at Hammersmith Apollo. I am back to see this great musical a second time. Looks pretty full again, even though seats in front s...
  • Friday 22 July 2022.

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    Friday 22 July 2022. GUNS 2 ROSES live at Sub 89, Reading. The UKs top GNR tribute band play this all standing 600 capacity club venue near Reading train station. I saw Guns 2 Roses back in 2005 at...
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022.

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    Wednesday 20 July 2022. JUANES live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Juanes, is a Colombian musician who was a member of the rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fja...
  • Monday 18 July 2022.

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    Monday 18 July 2022. MODEST MOUSE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Indie-rock band from North America who have released several albums over the past 25 years. ------------------- Level 3 is half emp...
  • Sunday 17 July 2022.

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    Sunday 17 July 2022. One of the greatest gigs i ever saw was 26 years ago today. 17 July 1996 - THE SEX PISTOLS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. I saw them five times on their Filthy Lucre reunion to...
  • Friday 15 July 2022.

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    Thursday 14 July 2022. THE STRUTS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Modern day glam rockers are playing a UK tour between European Festival dates. Dave Grohl called them "the best support band The Foo...
  • Thursday 14 July 2022.

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    Wednesday 13 July 2022...I went to two theatre events today. MATINEE From 04 July 2022 - Broadway star FELICITY BOSWELL replaces B