The List

I get around and I’ve seen my fair share of gigs, so much so that I keep a list of each one. This doesn’t include local acts, just those that I’ve paid to be in the presence of.

Some of them have been brilliant and some have been down right terrible but you know what? I’d rather remember those ones more. The ones where I can see chance of improvement, decide what I want from a show and search until I find it.

Forgetting is no fun.

So, take a deep breath and take it all in, here comes the list (in no particular order):

Turbowolf Jack Penante Goldheart Assembly
Postmodern Jukebox Florence and The Machine Local Natives
The Cribs Jamie T Los Campesinos
The Enemy Bombay Bicycle Club Billy Talent
Oasis Vampire Weekend Pulp
Kasabian Yeah Yeah Yeah’s The Strokes
Twisted Wheel Ian Brown Muse
Kings of Leon Passion Pit Young Knives
Trivium Queens of The Stone Age The Streets
Iron Maiden The Wombats Death from Above 1979
Pendulum Elliot Minor We Are The Ocean
Ocean Colour Scene Biffy Clyro Taking Back Sunday
We Are Scientists Doctor & The Medics Fucked Up
Kaiser Chiefs Hot Chip Offspring
Tenacious D Glasvegas Deftones
Babyshambles The Thermals Miles Kane
The Killers Kid British Frankie & The Heartstrings
Last Shadow Puppets Joe Carnell and The Book Club White Lies
Frank Turner Eagles of Death Metal White Denim
Bloc Party The Futureheads Beady Eye
Fratellis The Libertines Tom Vek
Editors Arcade Fire Tim Minchin
Raconteurs Guns and Roses The National
Dirty Pretty Things Weezer Madness
Plain White Tee’s Limp Bizkit 2 Door Cinema
Artic Monkeys

Reverend & the makers

Cypress Hill Seasick Steve
Radiohead Dizee Rascal Pigeon Detectives
Fightstar Gaslight Anthem Dizraeli & The Small Gods
Prodigy Modest Mouse Bright Eyes
Courteeners Yeasayer Manchester Orchestra
The Rakes Gogol Bordello Jonny & Jenny
Maximo Park NOFX Civil Wars
Enter Shikari Blink 182 Black Keys
The Horrors Get Cape, Wear cape, Fly Band of Skulls
Metric Mystery Jets Gillian Welch
Little Boots Joy Formidable Ryan Adams
Patrick Wolfe Mumford and Sons Spiritualized
Tame Impala Royal Blood The Pogues
John Cooper Clarke Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats Squeeze
AC/DC Vintage Trouble

Some of these I’ve seen numerous times. I don’t hide the fact that Ocean Colour Scene are one of my favourite bands and together with my Dad, have been to far too many shows and heard the same songs. In truth, I bloody love them.


That’s the list so far….

Let me know who you’ve seen from this list and who you’re excited to see.