Richard Thompson – Colston Hall, Bristol

Another solo outing for Richard Thompson tonight in support of two recent acoustic albums. A superb evening only slightly spoiled by the worlds most annoying woman who kept screaming requests for Beeswing, and them yelped uncontrollably when he relented and played it as the first encore.

Gethsemane
The Ghost Of You Walks
Crocodile Tears
Meet on the Ledge
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Valerie
Persuasion
Uninhabited Man
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Hots for the Smarts
Beatnik Walking
They Tore The Hippodrome Down
Push and Shove
Wall of Death

Beeswing

Devonside
From Galway to Graceland

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VC Walcot Hill Climb 2017

VC Walcot Hill Climb, 2017

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Half Man Half Biscuit – Komedia, Bath

Support tonight came from John MOuse who were interesting in a noisy quirky sort of way.

HMHB were appearing as a power trio tonight, Ken being absent due to illness. This mean Neil had to fix Nigel’s technical issues, it didn’t seem to slow them down though. The cover tonight was Rhinestone Cowboy, worryingly I seemed to know most of the words.

It’s a shame that the poor excuse for security at Komedia felt the need to stand right in the middle of the dance floor by the stage and glare at people who had the audacity to dance.

Venus In Flares
Petty Sessions
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is The Light Of An Oncoming Train
Bob Wilson Anchorman
Reflections In A Flat
Running Order Squabble Fest
Look Dad No Tunes
When The Evening Sun Goes Down
Paintball’s Coming Home
On Reaching The Wensum
Restless Legs
Quality Janitor / The Unfortunate Gwatkin
For What Is Chatteris?
National Shite Day
We Built This Village On A Trad Arr Tune
Time Flies By (When You’re A Driver Of A Train)
Dead Men Don’t Need Season Tickets
Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools
I Saw Her Standing There / Where Is My Mind?
Tommy Walsh’s Eco House
A Man Of Constant Sorrow, With a Garage In Constant Use (work in progress)
The Trumpton Riots
All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
Everything’s AOR

Fuckin’ ‘Ell It’s Fred Titmus
Rhinestone Cowboy
Joy Division Oven Gloves

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Orange

Stooge Mk3

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Shuttleworth – July 2017

Shuttleworth July 2017

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Shuttleworth – June 2017

Shuttleworth June 2017

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Tour Series Round 6, Bath – 20th May 2017

The Fujifilm X100 isn’t the obvious camera to use when taking photos of cycle racing, but I gave it a go.

Tour Series -  Bath, May 2017

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Shuttleworth – May 2017

Shuttleworth May 2017

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New Model Army – The Roadmender, Northampton

It’s been 3.5 years since I was last at The Roadmender, this is the 5th time I’ve seen New Model Army there, and I believe the 26th time I’ve seen them as a full band. As always it was a superb gig, but a little bit warm and sticky.

R&R
Winter
Here Comes the War
Strogula
The Charge
Angry Planet
Born Feral
Eyes Get Used to the Darkness
No Pain
Die Trying
Did You Make it Safe?
Burn the Castle
Devil
51st State
Between Dog and Wolf
Get Me Out

Poison Street
My Country
Green and Grey

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Half Man Half Biscuit – The Empire, Coventry

It was a wet and miserable trip up to Coventry, although Half Man Half Biscuit were there to save the day. They ambled on stage to “Mouldy Old Dough” by local band Lieutenant Pigeon, and proceeded to play and chat for the best part of two hours.

Hedley Verityesque
Fuckin’ ‘ell it’s Fred Titmus
Tonight Matthew I’m Going to be with Jesus
Running Order Squabble Fest
Old Age Killed my Teenage Bride
Totnes Bickering Fair
Bad Review
Joy in Leeuwarden (We are Ready)
San Antonio Foam Party
When the Evening Sun Goes Down
Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
Gubba Look-a-Likes
All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
“Bat Walks”
The Bane of Constance
Lark Descending
For What is Chatteris
The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman
Rock and Roll is Full of Bad Wools
We Built This Village on a Trad. Arr. Tune
Everything’s A.O.R.
Trumpton Riots
Vatican Broadside
National Shite Day
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Is the Light of an Oncoming Train)

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
Outbreak of Vitas Gerulatis
Time Flies By (When You’re the Driver of a Train)
Joy Division Oven Gloves

Given the date it’s a shame they didn’t play Epiphany.

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