Mood Music

Last night I went to see the last date on Miracle Fortress’s tour, at 93 Feet East, a tiny little venue next to the Pink Bar on Brick Lane in London’s east end. The night started with support from the Swanton Bombs – just a guitarist and drummer who are obviously just at the start […]

True Colors

Last night I was very fortunate to be able to see Cyndi Lauper at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Wow. What a performer she is. First things first though – normally support acts are a little disappointing, and I wonder whether artists choose fairly mediocre support to make them look good, but not this time. The […]

“We’re in a Spandex spiral vortex”


Late this week I went to see the B52s play at the Roundhouse near Camden Town, as part of their new tour. Many moons ago, in September 2001, we had tickets to see them at the Hammersmith Apollo but, as you may remember at the time, due to the sad events that took place few […]

Tom’s Diner Bijou Little Nightclub


Tonight turned out to be interesting – a last minute opportunity to have dinner and see Suzanne Vega at the Pigalle Club on Piccadilly in London. It was an early start, getting into the club for about 6:30pm for dinner at 7. A rather strange little place, like some finely preserved throw back from the […]

What are Words Worth?


Friday saw another visit to Massive Attack’s Meltdown, this time to see Tom Tom Club and the Gang of Four at the Royal Festival Hall. Tom Tom Club were on top form, performing their big hit, ‘Wordy Rappinghood’ and also in their set was a version of Hot Chocolate’s ‘Sexy Thing’. They were very energetic […]

Completely ‘Overpowered’


On Saturday evening I went to see Roisin Murphy at the Roundhouse in Camden Town. It’s probably best to start by mentioning something about the venue. The Roundhouse started life as a railway engine shed in 1846, but when I first moved to London many moons ago and lived in Camden Town it was a […]

Pure Goldfrapp

Tonight I got a late Christmas gift – a ticket to see Goldfrapp at the Union Chapel, Highbury. They were amazing. The band arrived on stage wearing all white, accompanied by a string section and a harpist, shortly followed by Alison Goldfrapp wearing a pink babydoll nightie (yes, really!). The set started with a number […]