May 012022


Gary Numan

Brighton Centre, Brighton

01 May 2022

Gary Numan is back at the bigger Brighton Centre as opposed to the usual Brighton Dome, not sure this was an improvement as I quite like the Dome as a venue.

Musically the sound was immaculate, producing a very “heavy” sound, unfortunately, it was slightly lacking in the vocals. Not sure if this was dues to the sound of the venue or the strain in his voice of Gary himself.

Even with this shortcoming, it was still a very enjoyable gig.

Set list.

01. Intruder
02. Me! I Disconnect From You
03. Everything Comes Down to This
04. The Gift
05. Metal
06. The End of Things
07. Is This World Not Enough
08. Films
09. Pure
10. Resurrection
11. Down in the Park
12. And It Breaks Me Again
13. Dead Sun Rising
14. Cars
15. My Name Is Ruin
16. Love Hurt Bleed
17. The Chosen
18. Remind Me to Smile


19. The Fall
20. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

Dec 152021



O2 Guildhall Southampton

15 December 2021

Well with the dreaded plague of “unknown” origin there has been little activity on the concert front and with another impending lockdown, this might be the last for a while.

I will admit I hadn’t read much about this concert beforehand and assumed it was promoting a new album when it was in fact celebrating 30 years of “Levelling The Land” which made it even better.

Still, without doubt, one of the best live bands around

Set list.

01. One Way
02. The Game
03. Fifteen Years
04. The Boatman
05. Liberty Song
06. Far From Home
07. Sell Out
08. Another Man’s Cause
09. The Road
10. Riverflow
11. Battle of the Beanfield
12. Hope Street
13. Generation Fear
14. Food Roof Family
15. Truth Is
16. Carry Me
17. Cholera Well


18. Our Future
19. What a Beautiful Day
20. The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Feb 222020


Midge Ure

Theatre Royal, Brighton

22 February 2020

Midge Ure doing the whole of Vienna and selections of Visage, what more could an 80s fan like me want?

Midge did not disappoint but the seating could have been better.

A fairly drunken weekend was undertaken which included an argument with a guy sat in front of me because I was apparently talking too much during the support act but these things happen.

Set list.

01. Yellow Pearl
02. Visage
03. Blocks on Blocks
04. The Dancer
05. In the Year 2525
06. Mind of a Toy
07. Glorious
08. Fade to Grey
09. Astradyne
10. New Europeans
11. Private Lives
12. Passing Strangers
13. Sleepwalk
14. Mr. X
15. Western Promise
16. Vienna
17. All Stood Still


18. Passionate Reply
19. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
20. The Voice
21. Hymn

Nov 122019



Portsmouth Guildhall

12 November 2019

Been a long time since I’ve seen OMD, over 30 years since they have played Portsmouth but they didn’t disappoint.

An ill Paul Humphreys meant that Souvenir had to be sung by Andy McCluskey but his effort was fine.

A few songs from the later albums I didn’t know, maybe it’s time I caught up.

Set list.

01. Stanlow
02. Isotype
03. Messages
04. Tesla Girls
05. History of Modern (Part 1)
06. If You Leave
07. Souvenir
08. Joan of Arc
09. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
10. Statues
11. Almost
12. Don’t Go
13. So in Love
14. Dreaming
15. The Punishment of Luxury
16. Locomotion
17. Sailing on the Seven Seas
18. Enola Gay


19. Pandora’s Box
20. Electricity

Oct 292019


The Cult

Portsmouth Guildhall

29 October 2019

Probably the most “rock” gig I’ve ever seen and I was not sure it would be my thing but what a great time was had by all.

Very, very loud but what a guitar player!.

Always a concern when you see older acts is that the singer’s voice may have gone but no worries here.

Set list.

01. Sun King
02. Wild Flower
03. Automatic Blues
04. American Horse
05. Sweet Soul Sister
06. New York City
07. Edie (Ciao Baby)
08. Soul Asylum
09. Rain
10. Spiritwalker
11. The Phoenix
12. Rise
13. American Gothic
14. Fire Woman
15. Love Removal Machine


16. Lil’ Devil
17. She Sells Sanctuary

Oct 052019


Gary Numan

02 Guildhall, Southampton

5 October 2019

Another trip to see Gary Numan and once again he didn’t disappoint.

Celebrating 40+ years in music we got some old classics including That’s To Bad and My Shadow In Vain which I don’t think I’ve heard live since the 80s and Stories which I can’t recall him ever doing live.

He was even more chatty than normal and introduced a new song in Intruder which sounds great.

Support was by Kanga who was better than most.

Great gig

Set list

01. My Name Is Ruin
02. I Die: You Die
03. That’s Too Bad
04. Stories
05. Metal
06. Absolution
07. Films
08. Down in the Park
09. The Promise
10. Cars
11. Here in the Black
12. Me! I Disconnect From You
13. The Fall
14. A Prayer for the Unborn
15. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?


16. My Shadow in Vain
17. Remind Me to Smile
18. Intruder
19. Jo the Waiter

Feb 072019

Concerts Lauren Mayberry


Alexandra Palace, London

7 February 2019

My first sample of Chvrches live and a good experience.

Was worried about an overdose of politics but we got none and just a rather chatty and fun Lauren Mayberry in a nice dress.

Sound wasn’t great with bass that could give you a concussion.

Set List

01. Get Out
02. Bury It
03. Gun
04. We Sink
05. Graffiti
06. Graves
07. God’s Plan
08. Under the Tide
09. Miracle
10. Science/Visions
11. Really Gone
12. Deliverance
13. Forever
14. Recover
15. Leave a Trace
16. Clearest Blue


17. The Mother We Share
18. Never Say Die

Dec 162018

My 4th trip to see the “big” show (I don’t count the mini version in London) and it did not disappoint.

This time it was once again at the Brighton Centre.

No weak links this time like Marti Pellows terrible performance and apart from a small wardrobe malfunction with Carrie Hope Fletchers dress it appeared to go okay although the ghost levitation was missing but I read this had not worked on opening night so maybe it was dropped from the show.

Hopefully it will not be the last time I see the show.

Mar 122018


Gary Numan

Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

12 March 2018

The return leg of his 2017 tour and Gary Numan opens at the Pyramid Centre.

As per usual the legend does not disappoint, nice to see This Wreckage get a play as well.

No appearance of his daughter this time on My Name Is Ruin as she did at Brighton, I guess she has to go to school occasionally.

A very good support act in the form of Nightmare Air, will require some looking up.

Set List

01. Ghost Nation
02. Halo
03. Me! I Disconnect From You
04. Bed of Thorns
05. Down in the Park
06. Pray for the Pain You Serve
07. Here in the Black
08. Haunted
09. The Fall
10. Mercy
11. Love Hurt Bleed
12. My Name Is Ruin
13. Cars
14. When the World Comes Apart
15. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?


16. This Wreckage
17. Metal

Nov 092017


Midge Ure

Portsmouth Guildhall

9 November 2017

After a support act of Altered Images and to a lesser extent The Christians it was down to Midge Ure to headline.

This was the first time I had seen Midge Ure as a solo act having seen him many times as part of Ultravox and he did not disappoint going through some of the classic Ultravox songs and from his solo career.

The guy can sure play guitar and still has a great vocal range.

Oct 162017


Gary Numan

Brighton Dome

16 October 2017

The return of Gary Numan to the south coast last night to promote his most successful album of recent years Savage

Great concert as per usual, including his daughter Persia taking the stage for backing vocals on My Name Is Ruin.

Didn’t see the support act this time

Set List

01. Ghost Nation
02. Metal
03. The Fall
04. Remind Me to Smile
05. Bed of Thorns
06. Dead Sun Rising
07. Down in the Park
08. Pray for the Pain You Serve
09. Here in the Black
10. Mercy
11. Love Hurt Bleed
12. My Name is Ruin
13. Cars
14. When the World Comes Apart
15. A Prayer for the Unborn


16. I Die: You Die
17. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

Jun 172017


Colson Hall, Bristol

17 June 2017

Not seen Kraftwerk since the Computer World tour of 1982

Tickets sold out very quick but we managed to get in at Bristol on an absolutely glorious day. Plenty of drink before hand, a necessity as we were going dressed up in traditional red shirt and ties.

Kraftwerk were visually impressive, never sure how much they actually play live but that’s not the point. It’s the total experience of one of musics great pioneers that counts.


01. Numbers
02. Computer World
03. It’s More Fun to Compute
04. Computer Love
05. The Man-Machine
06. Spacelab
07. The Model
08. Neon Lights
09. Autobahn
10. Airwaves
11. Intermission / News
12. Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
13. Electric Cafe
14. Tour De France / Prologue / Etape 1 / Chrono / Etape 2
15. Trans Europe Express / Metal on Metal / Abzug


16. The Robots

Encore 2:

17. Aerodynamik
18. Planet of Visions
19. Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Music Non Stop


Dec 022016



Portsmouth Guildhall

2 December 2016

Been a few years since I’ve seen the Levellers and don’t really listen to their music that much so not sure what to expect when I went last night.

As a live act they are awesome, apart from the leftie political intro I enjoyed every minute.

Almost worth missing Janet Devlin for….almost

Didn’t see any of the support acts and it was damn cold going home!


01. One Way
02. The Game
03. Fifteen Years
04. The Boatman / Boatman Jig
05. Liberty Song
06. Far From Home
07. Sell Out
08. Another Man’s Cause
09. The Road
10. The Riverflow
11. Battle of the Beanfield
12. This Garden
13. The Shame
14. Truth Is
15. Carry Me
16. The Cholera Well


17. Julie / The Flowers of the Forest / The Crags of Stirling
18. Beautiful Day