Gig List for 1995

NumberBand(s)VenueDateRatingComments
2900 Tom Robinson Band + TV Smith + Martyn Joseph Wandsworth Town Hall, London 29.12.1995 9,5 invite only show for his mailing list .Tom was on stage all the time helping out with both short support sets and then TRB did a brilliant 90 mins of the best songs in his career .all 
2899 Alan Price Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 27.12.1995 8,5 Freezing night meant a low turn out .played some Animals hits and covers  
2897 Tony Hadley  Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 21.12.1995 9,25 Really good 1 hour 50 mins set of Spandau hits , solo material and covers  
2898 Madness Wembley Arena , London 22.12.1995 9,5 non stop Madness hits show for 1 hour 35 mins in this great xmas atmosphere 
2896 Sparks + Billie Ray Martin Kentish Town Forum , London 20.12.1995 9,75 Totally fantastic 1 hour 45 mins set of old and new material with hi energy mix  
2895 Naughty By Nature  Subterania , London 19.12.1995 8,5 one of americas top hip hop acts . good 90 mins but the best bit was the crowd rapping competition , 
2894 Nick Lowe  Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 18.12.1995 90 mins set of oldies , newies and some covers in a country style , 
2893 Stranglers + Smalltown Heroes Clapham Grand , London 15.12.1995 9,5 new singer has settled in well .90 mins set of mainly older material .JJ roaring bass as ever was great . 
2892 Marc Almond Shepherds Bush Empire,London 14.12.1995 9,5 Excellent 2 hour glam set with lots of male and female dancers , 
2891 Blue Oyster Cult Kentish Town Forum,London 13.12.1995 9,25 Not as heavy rock as they once were but they still have 3 original members for this 1 hour 50 mins set .Only UK show for their 25th anniversary .Good mix of old and hew material , 
2890 Dave Vaniums Phantoum Chords + Captain Sensible  Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 09.12.1995 great double bill featuring 2 members of The Damned .Captain did a chaotic 45 mins of Damned and solo stuff .Vaniums band did an hour set of his rockabilly material but sadly there was no Damned reunion on the stage at end 
2889 Human League Shepherds Bush Empire,London 06.12.1995 9,5 back in London by public demand following the success last month of the Royal Albert Hall shows .The same 90 mins set but still superb , 
2888 Howard Jones  Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 30.11.1995 amazing start here when during the second song a women walked on to the stage and smacked Howard full in the face which clearly shocked The bouncers then threw her out .him.Just him and his piano tonight against the full band he had recently at The Mean Fiddler show but still lots of hits , 
2887 Gilbert O Sullivan Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 29.11.1995 "nice to see him back on stage for this 1 hour 45 mins enjoyable set that inc hits like Claire and Get Down 
2886 Rod Stewart Wembley Arena , London 28.11.1995 9,75 4th of 5 wembley arena shows on this tour performed in the round .Fantastic atmosphere for this 2 hours 15 mins set with so many great songs and his huge stage personality 
2885 M People Royal Albert Hall , London 24.11.1995 9,5 First of 3 sold out RAH shows .When this tour arrived M People have had a dozen top 40 hit singles .Fantastic 90 mins dance atmosphere .Heather Small superb on vocals 
2884 Blameless Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 23.11.1995 7,5 some nice distorted guitar in a fairly average 45 mins set , 
2883 Roxette + Paul Carrack Shepherds Bush Empire,London 16.11.1995 9,25 Invite only show via Capital Radio Paul Carrack did a good 30 mins set .Roxette did a 65 mins greatest hits set of their catchy pop rock songs , 
2882 Human League Royal Albert Hall , London 15.11.1995 9,5 First UK tour for 7 years .Great seats down the front for this excellent 90 mins greatest hits set , 
2881 David Bowie + Morrissey Wembley Arena , London 14.11.1995 First of 4 wembley arena shows for this very interesting double bill .Morrissey did a good but not great set .Even though Bowie did warn everyone there would only be 3 or 4 old songs in the set this was the wrong venue to do that kind of set to be honest , 
2880 Young Gods Kentish Town Forum , London 11.11.1995 75 mins set that was pretty boring , 
2879 Black Sabbath  Shepherds Bush Empire, London 10.11.1995 9,5 even without Ozzy on vocals those classic rock songs and some amazing guitar riffs from Tony Iommi are mega , 
2878 Joyce Sims Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 09.11.1995 8,5 enjoyable 70 mins soul set that included her hit singles , 
2877 Kim Fowley + BMX Bandits Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 03.11.1995 bizarre to see this legendary song writer and manager of 1970s female rockers The Runaways in Harlesden .under rehearsed set but great fun , 
2876 Motorhead + Cathedral Kentish Town Forum , London 02.11.1995 9,5 Motorhead as usual did a superb 85 mins of hard rock anthems old and new  
2875 Soul Collective + Blow + Scrap Iron Scientists Garage , London 31.10.1995 S I Scientists did a superb 30 mins set Blow were ex Little Angels and they did an ok rock set .Soul Collective did a really good 80 mins of power riffing 
2874 Nils Lofgren Clapham Grand , London 26.10.1995 8,5 nice long 2 hour set but it only really got going in the last hour , 
2873 Billie Ray Martin Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 24.10.1995 8,5 great white female soul voice , 
2872 Christy Moore + Eleanor Shanley Clapham Grand , London 19.10.1995 9,5 Christys Live At The Dublin Point was one of the best sellers this year in Ireland , Fantastic songs mostly based on Irish themes and places. 
2871 Paul Brady + Sinead Lohan Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 18.10.1995 Eric Clapton was next to me watching support did a really good set Paul Brady did a 1 hour 45 mins set of quality songs with great lyrics , 
2869 China Black Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 11.10.1995 8,5 enjoyable 55 mins set of pop soul that included his 3 hit singles , 
2870 Jimmy Somerville + Jilly Clapham Grand , London 12.10.1995 First UK tour for 3 years .70 mins set of Communards and Bronski Beat hits mixed in with some of his cover versions 
2868 Temptations Clapham Grand , London 03.10.1995 feat original member Dennis Edwards enjoyable songs and crowd partipation 
2867 Gavin Friday Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 02.10.1995 8,5 interesting 90 mins set of monotone singing and silly dancing , 
2866 Pogues (without Shane ) Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 29.09.1995 9,25 sold out 95 mins show of old and new material that the crowd really loved , 
2864 Green Day + Riverdales  Brixton Academy , London 21.09.1995 9,25 great 65 mins of catchy american punk smashed up equipment at the end , 
2865 Alanis Morissette Subterania , London 28.09.1995 9,5 Sold out one off debut UK club show .current single is the fantasic You Oughta Know she has the lot .lyrics,looks, attitude .She comes on in a wig then tears into a stunning 70 mins set of great tunes and mad dancing .the drummer was Taylor Hawkins who soon after joined The Foo Fighters. 
2863 Joan Armatrading Royal Albert Hall , London 20.09.1995 9,25 "really good 1 hour 45 mins set slower paced hits then newies then uptempo hits and a superb Willow 
2862 Babes In Toyland Garage , London 19.09.1995 sold out but not to my liking , 
2861 Blur  Oscars , The Pier , Clacton 17.09.1995 9,75 "part of a week long tour of seaside venues .so hot inside they had to open exit doors behind the stage which meant you could see the ocean while the band were on stage . Blur did a superb 85 mins set in the week that ""Country House"" was no 1 in charts . 
2860 Counterfeit Stones  Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 16.09.1995 9,5 90 mins of classic stones tracks with really funny stage banter , 
2859 Midge Ure  Garage , London 15.09.1995 8,5 80 mins acoustic set and played some Ultravox hits which were good , 
2858 D Angelo Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 14.09.1995 up and coming from USA whose 60 mins RnB set brought the house down 
2857 Abbamania + The Royal Family + Beatlemania Docklands Seafood Festival London 09.09.1995 3 tribute bands , beatles were ok .queen were pretty good but the abba tribute was easily the most fun , 
2856 Blind Melon Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 08.09.1995 apart from a couple of really good songs I thought they were average 
2855 Metallica + Therapy + Skid Row + Slayer  Monsters Of Rock Festival Donnington Race Track , UK 26.08.1995 9,75 Slayer and Therapy were boring .Skid Row did a really good 50 mins .Metallica did a superb 2 hours 20 mins set of heavy tunes with great riffs and fantastic drumming , 
2854 Fabulous Thunderbirds Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 25.08.1995 8,5 texas bar room blues with superb mouth organ playing , 
2853 Mudhoney + Paw Garage , London 24.08.1995 8,5 warm up show for Reading Festival both bands did grunge sets , 
2852 Carter TUSM + We Know Where You Live Garage , London 23.08.1995 9,25 support feat ex members of Wonder Stuff .Carter did a really lively 70 mins 
2851 The Creation + These Animal Men Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 22.08.1995 8,5 The Creation feat a couple of members from the original 1960s line up 
2850 Jimmy Barnes Clapham Grand , London 21.08.1995 8,5 85 mins full throttle set but not as good as his last shows over here 
2849 Jayne Countys Electric Chairs + Broad Church Bottom Line , London W12 17.08.1995 9,5 really good ska rock support Jayne County was great . 55 mins set full of trashy talk and crazy songs , 
2848 Filter Garage , London 15.08.1995 features ex members of Nine Inch Nails debut UK show really good rockin 50 mins set , 
2847 Craig McLachlan Borderline , London 11.08.1995 8,5 80 mins set from this aussie soap star some mundane songs but some nice guitar playing and his fun stage manner made it a decent gig overall , 
2846 Bi Jovi Red Lion Pob , Brentford , Middx 10.08.1995 nice to hear those great Bon Jovi songs but the singer was a bit too average , 
2845 Trextasy  Red Lion Pub , Brentford ,Middx 03.08.1995 9,5 Fantastic 85 mins set of Bolan tracks .This was a very special show as this was one of the few gigs where they had a Gloria Jones lookalike and soundalike with them on stage for backing vocals , 
2844 Tony Hadley Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 31.07.1995 9,5 Surprisingly excellent show with a 2 hour set of Spandau classics with solo material and cover versions , 
2842 Kirsty McColl Clapham Grand , London 21.07.1995 8,5 some good songs in the 80 mins set , 
2843 Terence Trent DArby Shepherds Bush Empire,London 26.07.1995 9,25 2 hour set with no support .that great voice is still intact , 
2841 Del Amitri Hammersmith Apollo , London 20.07.1995 8,5 The first 45 mins was really boring but the next 45 mins of hits was good , 
2839 Mike And The Mechanics Shepherds Bush Empire,London 18.07.1995 9,5 90 mins set of quality pop rock songs with great vocals from all vocalists , 
2840 Rolling Stones + Reef Brixton Academy , London 19.07.1995 10 Spent over 2 hours in the queue yesterday to get these prized tickets and what a fantastic show it was .The sound quality was perfect for the 2 hours 10 mins set that was slightly different to Wembley Stadium shows .I was 10 feet from the stage .Mega , 
2838 Randy Crawford Clapham Grand , London 17.07.1995 Fantastic sweet soul voice , 
2837 Bodycount feat Ice T + Pitchshifter + Scrap Iron Scientists Clapham Grand , London 14.07.1995 9,5 both supports were pretty good but Ice T really did the most amazing hard rock thrash set I have ever seen , 
2836 EMF Subterania , London 13.07.1995 9,25 warm up show for Phoenix Festival really good 65 mins set full of energy with great finale of Unbelievable and encores of Search And Destroy and Im A Believer 
2835 Mary Coughlan Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 12.07.1995 really good bluesy set from this Irish singer in the Janis Joplin mould , 
2833 Public Enemy Kentish Town Forum, London 10.07.1995 9,25 90 mins set of old and new material .Chuck D made loads of info raps , 
2834 Rolling Stones + Black Crowes  Wembley Stadium , London 11.07.1995 9,75 Rolling Stones did a brilliant show lasting 2 hours 15 mins playing songs from all their 30+ years together .Fantastic large video screen above the stage with fireworks and inflatables , 
2832 Mike Peters  Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 05.07.1995 9,5 Second show lasted 1 hour 45 mins .just a man and his guitar featuring loads of classic Alarm anthems , 
2831 Mike Peters  Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 04.07.1995 9,5 First show lasted 1 hour 35 mins set , 
2830 Damned + Zodiac Mindwarp Kentish Town Forum , London 01.07.1995 9,5 nice to see Zodiac back on the stage again for a good 35 mins set .Great Damned set of old and new with a great finale of Smash It Up 
2829 Craig Mack Subterania , London 29.06.1995 7,5 only UK show by this New York rapper only on stage for 30 mins , 
2828 Jason And The Scorchers Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 28.06.1995 9,25 really good uptempo country rock , 
2827 Ramones + Anti Nowhere League Astoria , London 27.06.1995 9,5 Ramones did a 75 mins set that is getting faster and faster  
2826 Bon Jovi + Van Halen + Thunder + Ugly Kid Joe  Wembley Stadium , London 25.06.1995 9,75 Van Halen did a great 75 mins set .Did some early material as well .Bon Jovi did a 2 hours 30 mins set to confirm they are one of the biggest and best live rock bands on the planet  
2825 Bon Jovi + Van Halen + Thunder + Ugly Kid Joe  Wembley Stadium , London 23.06.1995 9,75 ugly kid joe did a fun filled 30 mins set thunder did a 50 mins set but should have stuck to a greatest hits set 
2824 LA Doors Mean Fiddler, Harlesden,London 22.06.1995 8,5 2 hour set with a great light show , 
2823 Evan Dando Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 21.06.1995 8,75 sold out 70 mins acoustic set , 
2822 Tricky + Gene + Spearhead + Cornershop Astoria , London 20.06.1995 8,5 4 band Glastonbury Festival showcase gig arranged by NME but none of the bands seemed that special to me , 
2820 African Headcharge Subterania , London 15.06.1995 8,5 nice 75 mins reggae vibe , 
2821 Rod Stewart + Mike And The Mechanics Wembley Stadium , London 17.06.1995  support were really good Rod and band with 22 piece orchestra did a great 2 hours 10 mins set , 
2819 ALT feat Tin Finn + Liam OMaonlai + Andy White Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 12.06.1995 8,5 swopped vocals each song but Liams passion and the couple of Hothouse Flowers songs were best tonight , 
2818 Big Country + Buzztonic Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 08.06.1995 9,25 low key warm up show for Fleadh Fest BC just been dropped by their record company and struggling to convince fans with new material but those old hits are still great live as usual , 
2817 Jimmy Barnes + Diesel Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 01.06.1995 9,25 a packed sold out show and very loud .Jimmy Barnes did a really good 75 mins set of old and new material , 
2815 Chelsea Garage , London 23.05.1995 8,75 65 mins set from these punk rockers 
2816 Brian Setzer Orchestra Kentish Town Forum , London 31.05.1995 9,5 one off UK show .Fantastic 90 mins set with his 16 piece big band with a few Stray Cats classics thrown in as well , 
2814 Black Crowes Pantages Theatre , Los Angeles 18.05.1995 9,25 what a fantastic old theatre similar to Hammersmith Odeon / Apollo with downstairs and upstairs seating .Crowes did a great blues rock set , 
2813 James Cotton House Of Blues , Los Angeles 17.05.1995 enjoyable set but we only went as he was support to Page and Plant last night and we were hoping they might come on for a couple of songs /did not/ 
2812 Jimmy Page And Robert Plant  The Forum , Los Angeles 16.05.1995 9,5 set lasting over 2 hours in this legendary venue from these two Led Zep legends  
2811 Slashs Snakepit + Brother Cane  The Palace , Los Angeles  13.05.1995 90 mins solo show in a great venue 
2810 China Black Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 26.04.1995 enyoyable 65 mins of pop soul 
2808 Deana Carter  Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 24.04.1995 8,5 lovely country lyrics and steel guitar , 
2809 Dionne Farris Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 25.04.1995 8,5 good 80 mins set from this former member of Arrested Development 
2807 Janet Jackson + MN9 Wembley Arena , London 20.04.1995 9,75 another fantastic JJ live production with 12 piece band and 10 dancers along with loads of costume changes and loads of really great songs .non stop energy and visually superb , 
2806 Janet Jackson + MN8 Wembley Arena , London 19.04.1995 9,75 so good I went back for another dose , 
2804 Chris Whitley Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 17.04.1995 8,75 neat indie guitar tunes with some great bottleneck guitar playing , 
2805 Buzzcocks Camden Palace , London 18.04.1995 9,5 low key secret club show .55 mins back to basics set .loads of old anthems but because of some dodgy sound not their best gig , 
2803 China Crisis Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 13.04.1995 pleasant semi acoustic set and it was nice hearing all of their hits again , 
2802 Keziah Jones  Subterania , London 10.04.1995 trendy crowd for this hour set of funk rock similar in style to Livin Color , 
2801 Dream Warriors Subterania , London 05.04.1995 rap vocals with some soul and ragga , 
2800 Dick Dale + Biobollix Garage , London 29.03.1995 venue was decorated in 1960s style with palm trees and go go dancers .90 mins of mainly instrumentals , 
2799 Simple Minds + Surfing Brides Wembley Arena , London 27.03.1995 9,75 support were really good with the great tune Everythings Fine Simple Minds still have those big arena anthems that really do rock the house . 
2798 Sparks Kentish Town Forum , London 25.03.1995 9,75 pretty much the same show as the Bush Empire gig a few months ago .non stop hi energy mix to old hits and the new material is really good as well , 
2797 Adam Ant Shepherds Bush Empire, London 23.03.1995 9,75 amazing that these are his first UK shows since 1985 Live Aid show as he has been off making feature films .2nd of 3 sold out Bush Empire Marco on guitar and loads of screamingshows .girls and twin drums just like old days .Really good 1 hour 40 mins set , 
2796 Kris Kristofferson Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 20.03.1995 8,5 bizarre seeing this country legend in Harlesden but he a good 2 hour set , 
2795 Stiff Little Fingers + Mike Peters  Kentish Town Forum , London 18.03.1995 9,75 Mike Peters did a great 30 mins and SLF did a storming 80 mins set .This line up of SLF inc Jake Burns Dave Sharp/Alarm/+ Bruce Foxton/Jam/ 
2794 Foreigner + Doobie Brothers  Wembley Arena , London 16.03.1995 9,75 great rock double bill .Doobie Brothers did a good hour set .Foreigner did a really superb 90 mins set of their catchy rock songs , 
2793 Australian Pink Floyd Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 15.03.1995 really good 2 hour Floyd tribute with first set the lesser known tracks and second set was the big Floyd songs , 
2791 The Fall + Voodoo Queens Kentish Town Forum , London 10.03.1995 whlle the band made some nice noises Mark Smith was totally out of it and the vocals were terrible , 
2792 Siouxsie And The Banhees + Goya Dress Kentish Town Forum , London 12.03.1995 9,5 last show of european tour .I always love seeing this band play.85 mins set of old and new material , 
2789 Brian Kennedy Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 06.03.1995 8,5 enjoyable 90 mins set , 
2790 Gravediggaz Camden Palace , London 07.03.1995 8,5 great rap trio but a short 45 mins set , 
2788 Prince Wembley Arena , London 05.03.1995 9,5 3rd of 5 wembley arena Prince shows .he played a lot of newer funk songs and left out a lot of Purple Rain songs .2 hour set but our seats were crap , 
2787 Wayne Kramer Garage , London 02.03.1995 really good 70 mins set with great encore of Kick Out The Jams 
2786 Spike /Quireboys/ and Darryl /Dogs DAmour/ Mean Fiddler,Harlesden, London 01.03.1995 8,75 60 mins of blues covers and 4 Quireboys oldies 
2785 Echobelly + Dodgy + Skunk Anansie + Reef Astoria , London 27.02.1985 8,75 tv recording of 4 up and coming acts .Echobelly and Skunk were the best , 
2784 Chuck Berry  Clapham Grand , London 24.02.1985 9,5 60 mins set with no encore but this was quality from this rock n roll legend, 
2781 Godfathers + Speedway Garage , London 14.02.1995 9,75 stunning 80 mins set from one of the the countrys best live bands , 
2782 Richie Havens  Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 16.02.1995 only warmed up in the last 20 mins , 
2783 Kirk Brandons 10:51  Subterania , London 23.02.1995 Spear Of Destiny singer with yet another band . 70 mins set and fair play he still has that punk style snarl , 
2780 Drizabone Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 10.02.1995 up and coming pop soul , 
2778 Bryan Ferry Hammersmith Apollo , London 07.02.1995 9,5 sold out 90 mins set of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry classics . Cool , 
2779 Mike Peters  Garage , London 09.02.1995 9,75 stunning show lasting 2 hours 25 mins full of rousing Alarm anthems , 
2776 Bootsys Rubber Band  Clapham Grand , London 03.02.1995 9,25 Fantastic 1 hour 50 mins set of funk from George Clintons old bass player , 
2777 Siouxsie And The Banshees + Disco Inferno Shepherds Bush Empire ,London 04.02.1995 9,5 crap support but The Banshees did a stunning 90 mins set of old and new , 
2775 Mavis Staples Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 02.02.1995 8,5 Still signed to Prince record label .80 mins set of originals and covers , 
2774 The Sultans Of Ping Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 28.01.1995 Really good 80 mins set with singer an irish version of Iggy Pop , 
2773 The Men They Couldn’t Hang + Blaggers Ita  Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 27.01.1995 8,25 loyal sold out crowd but always seem to be in shadow of Shane and Pogues 
2772 World Of Leather Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 26.01.1995 low turn out for this 60 mins set , 
2771 Edwin Starr Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 20.01.1995 8,5 90 mins of good time soul , 
2770 Lisa Germano + Tim Keegan Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 17.01.1995 lots of swearing in the 55 mins set , 
2769 Wolfgang Press + Dust Brothers / Chemical Brothers / Jazz Cafe , Camden , London 11.01.1995 8,5 support stole the show . Soon after this gig Dust Brothers had to change their name to The Chemical Brothers  
2768 Damned Powerhaus , London 09.01.1995 9,75 Best gig I have seen Damned for ages .Kris Dollimore (ex Godfathers) on guitar .Great punk atmosphere . Loads of great songs with a stunning encore of Pretty Vacant and Smash It Up mega stuff .