Nov 122019
 

Concerts

OMD

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

Encore:

19. Pandora’s Box
20. Electricity

Oct 292019
 

Concerts

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

Encore:

16. Lil’ Devil
17. She Sells Sanctuary

Nov 132018
 




Just seen my favourite comedian Dave Gorman at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Always difficult to describe a Dave Gorman show to anyone who hasn’t seen him as there are no jokes as such (apart from the best giraffe joke ever) more observations on life given as a PowerPoint presentation.

His unique style and for me, the lack of political bias is what makes him the best comedian around.

Support act of Nick Doody was also very good.

Nov 092017
 

Concerts

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.

Dec 022016
 

Concerts

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

May 272016
 

Concerts

Adam Ant

Guildhall, Portsmouth

27 May 2016




Saw the rather good Adam Ant at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Always a bit of a concern when you see the “old-timers” trying to relive their youth but he was good, only the poor sound system which made his vocals indistinct marred the performance.

Personally, I only knew about 1 in 4 of the songs but still a good show

Set List

01. Dog Eat Dog
02. Antmusic
03. Feed Me to the Lions
04. Los Rancheros
05. Ants Invasion
06. Killer in the Home
07. The Magnificent Five
08. Don’t Be Square (Be There)
09. Jolly Roger
10. The Human Beings
11. Beat My Guest
12. Christian D’or
13. Stand and Deliver
14. Press Darlings
15. Vive Le Rock
16. Cartrouble
17. Desperate But Not Serious
18. Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His Face)
19. Lady
20. Fall-In
21. Goody Two Shoes
22. Prince Charming

Encore:

23. Get It On
24. Red Scab
25. Physical (You’re So)