GIG 286: Send No Flowers / Kerbdog / Feeder – The Water Rats, 16th May 1996

It was my birthday so what better way to celebrate than to go to a gig with friends. The gig in question was in the tiny backroom of The Water Rats in Kings Cross where a trilogy of bands awaited... including a small unknown band opening the proceedings called Feeder. To be brutally honest I … Continue reading GIG 286: Send No Flowers / Kerbdog / Feeder – The Water Rats, 16th May 1996

GIG 285: Clannad / Brian Kennedy – Royal Albet Hall, 14th May 1996

I have always been a massive Clannad fan, ever since the mid-80's when I was first introduced to them - like so many others of my age - through the Robin of Sherwood TV series which they provided the music for. Being big into my fantasy roleplaying games at the time Clannad had also provided … Continue reading GIG 285: Clannad / Brian Kennedy – Royal Albet Hall, 14th May 1996

GIG 284: White Zombie / Stabbing Westward – 10th May 1996

A Friday night trip south of the river to Brixton Academy was in order this evening. White Zombie, one of my favourite bands of the time, were playing and after seeing their fantastic Donnington show (GIG 227) the previous summer I was not wanting to miss a second chance at seeing them. Unfortunately we missed … Continue reading GIG 284: White Zombie / Stabbing Westward – 10th May 1996

GIG 283: Inaura / Children On Stun / Dream City Film Club – The Underworld, 9th May 1996

I remember this gig really well. I'd been given a ticket for it by EMI to see Inaura, a new band for them that was playing a gig to coincide with the release of a single. I already knew Inaura as they'd previously been called Polaroid and had been on a very small indie label … Continue reading GIG 283: Inaura / Children On Stun / Dream City Film Club – The Underworld, 9th May 1996

GIG 282: Joyrider – Camden Palace, 7th May 1996

After the Zoe gig at The Water Rats Michael and I headed the short distance to Mornington Crescent for Camden Palace's Feet First clubnight. This evening's midnight band were Joyrider, whom I'd seen and enjoyed the previous December supporting Therapy (GIG 253). They were a rock band from Northern Ireland who'd released a few singles … Continue reading GIG 282: Joyrider – Camden Palace, 7th May 1996

GIG 281: Zoe / Martyn Swain / Iain Archer / Antsy Horne / Robin Auld – The Water Rats, 7th May 1996

I think we decided to go to this gig on a bit of a whim. It was Tuesday night and we were going to be heading to Camden Palace for their Feet First night later and wanted something to do beforehand. Michael had spotted that Zoe, who had a couple of hits back in 1991, … Continue reading GIG 281: Zoe / Martyn Swain / Iain Archer / Antsy Horne / Robin Auld – The Water Rats, 7th May 1996

GIG 280: Charlie’s Angels – Camden Palace, 30th April 1996

Charlie's Angels were a short-lived indie-pop band in the mid-90's. They released three singles, an album, and a compilation album and managed to get on some TV shows and even supported PJ & Duncan (better known these days as TV personalities Ant & Dec) at The Royal Albert Hall. I had their singles - one … Continue reading GIG 280: Charlie’s Angels – Camden Palace, 30th April 1996

GIG 278: Mice / The Heads – Dingwalls, 23rd April 1996

Mice were formed in 1995 after All About Eve broke up. The band consisted of former Eve members Julianne Regan and Mark Price, ex-Powder bassist Tim McTighe and ex-Levitation guitarist Christian Hayes. They released three singles and one album, but ended up seperating in 1997 after their record label went bust owing them money. I … Continue reading GIG 278: Mice / The Heads – Dingwalls, 23rd April 1996