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 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 193: Balaam & The Angel / Stella Madris / Zion – The Water Rats, 30th December 1994

It was the day before New Years Eve, the final Friday of 1994, and my last gig of a very eventful year. Loads of us were meeting up at Full Tilt in the Electric Ballroom (Camden) later to dance the night away but a few of us started out at the Water Rats in Kings … Continue reading GIG 193: Balaam & The Angel / Stella Madris / Zion – The Water Rats, 30th December 1994

GIG 141: CNN / Casino – The Water Rats, 9th December 1993

Formed in 1992 by David Tomlinson (vocals), Tim Bricheno (guitar; ex-All About Eve/Sisters of Mercy), and Neill Lambert (drums) CNN was a band that I'd been following for the last year and had picked up all the singles they'd released to date. I was really keen on seeing them live so when they played the … Continue reading GIG 141: CNN / Casino – The Water Rats, 9th December 1993