Concerts

Nov 122019
 

OMD

Portsmouth Guildhall

12 Nove=ember 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

Encore:

19. Pandora’s Box
20. Electricity

Concerts

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Oct 292019
 

The Cult

Portsmouth Guildhall

29 October 2019

Probably the most “rock” gig I’ve ever been but I was not disapointed.

Very, very load but what a guitar player!.

Always a concern when you see older acts is that the singers 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

Encore:

16. Lil’ Devil
17. She Sells Sanctuary

Concerts

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?

Encore:

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

Concerts

Feb 072019
 

Chvrches

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 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

Encore:

17. The Mother We Share
18. Never Say Die

Concerts Lauren Mayberry

Mar 122018
 

Gary Numan

Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

12 March 2018

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, they 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?

Encore:

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.

Concerts

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

Encore:

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

Concerts

Jun 172017
 

Kraftwerk

Colsoton Hall, Portsmouth

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 did not disappoint, never sure how much they actually play live but that’s not the point. It’s the total visual and sound experience of one of musics great pioneers that counts.

Setlist

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

Encore:

16. The Robots

Encore 2:

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

Dec 022016
 

The Levellers

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!

Setlist

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

Encore:

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

Concerts

Sep 242016
 

Gary Numan

Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

24 September 2016

Just seen my hero the almighty Mr Gary Numan

Certainly one of the best gigs I have seen, he is a legend,

An all round good day after Portsmouth had a good win followed by a few beers.

Terrible support act though !

Set List

01. Replicas
02. Metal
03. Remind Me to Smile
04. Me! I Disconnect From You
05. Films
06. The Joy Circuit
07. You Are in My Vision
08. M.E.
09. I Dream of Wires
10. The Machman
11. Observer
12. I’m an Agent
13. Down in the Park
14. Tracks
15. We Are Glass
16. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
17. Cars
18. I Die: You Die

Encore:

19. We Are So Fragile
20. My Shadow in Vain