Radical Dance Faction/Culture Shock/Back to the Planet – The Fleece, Bristol

We headed over to The Fleece for a chance to relive my youth.

The first band up were Back to the Planet who I last saw around 25 years ago, and they were superb. Plenty of old favourite tracks, plus a few newer ones which sounded just as good.

Next up were Culture Shock who I last saw nearly 29 years ago, back in 1989, at what was meant to be their last ever gig, they were even better than I remembered. They play locally occasionally, I need to make more of an effort to catch them again.

Last on were Radical Dance Faction who I last saw supporting Culture Shock in 1989 and I didn’t really like them then, time hasn’t really change my opinion much. We stayed for the first few tracks then decided to head home.

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New Model Army – Rock City, Nottingham

New Model Army.

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Another year, another pilgrimage to Rock City for the annual New Model Army pre-Christmas gig. An interesting set list this year, with a few songs I’ve not heard live before.

Long Goodbye
Running in the Rain
All Of This
Strogoula
After Something
Inheritance
Over the Wire
Courage
Modern Times
Eleven Years
Ballad of Bodmin Pill

Angry Planet
Lights Go Out
Innocence
Winter
Prayer Flags
Ambition
Ghosts
Higher Wall
March in September
Island
Summer Moors
Born Feral
Eyes Get Used to the Darkness
Poison Street
225

Vagabonds
Get Me Out
Believe It
Purity
Betcha

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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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