Category Archives: Gigs

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 … Continue reading

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New Model Army – Rock City, Nottingham

New Model Army. A post shared by Rich Wood (@bigrichwood) on Dec 23, 2017 at 2:21pm PST Another year, another pilgrimage to Rock City for the annual New Model Army pre-Christmas gig. An interesting set list this year, with a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Model Army – Rock City, Nottingham

I think this is the 5th year at Rock City for the pre-christmas gig. Hopefully next year will make 6. Better Than Them Higher Wall Lights Go Out No Greater Love Into the Wind Strogoula Stranger Beginning Winter White Light … Continue reading

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Levellers – O2 Academy, Bristol

One Way The Game Fifteen Years The Boatman Liberty Song Far From Home Sell Out Another Man’s Cause The Road The Riverflow Battle of the Beanfield This Garden Belaruse Truth Is Carry Me The Cholera Well Julie Beautiful Day What … Continue reading

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New Model Army – Cheese and Grain, Frome

Burn the Castle Whitelight Winter Part the Waters Eyes Get Used to the Darkness Fate Devil Angry Planet Drifts Born Feral Die Trying Purity Stormclouds 51st State High Wonderful Way to Go Echo November Christian Militia Poison Street Vagabonds Get … Continue reading

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Half Man Half Biscuit – O2 Academy, Bristol

A Half Man Half Biscuit gig is the only occasion where I’ll wear something resembling a football shirt. Thanks to my Dukla Prague away kit I got asked by the barmaid if I’d been to Prague, I had to explain … Continue reading

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