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Gigs From History: 2000

Here's all the gigs we played in 2000, along with any details of the night I can remember. If there's a blog entry you can click on the date to read it.

Saturday 19 February 2000 The Boardwalk, Sheffield
Playing and compereing at Pop-A-Go-Go. This was the day I happened to sing 'Bands From London' just after Vyvyan had been on
Tuesday 21 March 2000 The Charlotte, Leicester  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set With Johnny Domino on the Players With Words tour.
Monday 27 March 2000 Fair & Firkin, Nottingham
Validators Full Band Set Johnny Domino go down well, we get largely ignored.
Tuesday 4 April 2000 Bull & Gate, London
Validators Full Band Set A radio session at ICR then a smashing gig - Frankie Machine switches to bass for the first time. Still on tour with Johnny Domino, by the way.
Tuesday 4 April 2000 IC Radio, London
Validators Full Band Set Radio session before our Bull & Gate gig
Monday 10 April 2000 Victoria Inn, Derby
Validators Full Band Set The end of the tour with Johnny Domino, seen by eight people on this night.
Monday 24 April 2000 Star & Garter, Manchester
I played 'Seymour Stein' - it wasn't a good idea, but the rest of the gig was lovely.
Thursday 27 April 2000 Victoria Inn, Derby
Validators Full Band Set Supporting Half Man Half Biscuit!
Sunday 30 April 2000 BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol
My first radio session with Gary Smith, then at The Eagle ("The REAL Alternative").
Thursday 11 May 2000 The Charlotte, Leicester
Validators Full Band Set Supporting Half Man Half Biscuit AGAIN! This time we learned up 'Quality Janitor', and the audience liked us a bit more.
Thursday 18 May 2000 BCB Radio, Bradford
Session for the Tim Eames show, where I played The Chemistry Experiment, Frankie Machine, and Mambo Taxi, and got shown the TRUTH about commercial radio!
Tuesday 13 June 2000 CCAD Radio, Middlesborough
Session at a College in Middlesborough. The only people in the building were us!
Saturday 1 July 2000 Jug of Ale, Birmingham
My friend Mark Guest turned up, and put his name at the top of a list that already said 'Mark - Guest'. Spooky eh?
Wednesday 19 July 2000 Cable Radio, Brighton  (setlist)
Radio Session with Melita Dennet, on the day of The Queen Mother's Birthday Parade
Monday 7 August 2000 Bull & Gate, London  (setlist)
First live showing for 'Symbol Of Our Nation' and I nearly missed my train home afterwards.
Saturday 23 September 2000 Roundhay Park, Leeds
Tim & Emma's wedding, featuring Surprise Song!
Saturday 7 October 2000 The Scala, London
Scalarama all dayer - lots of encounters, nearly a fight, I was too scared to say hello to Martin Carr but not too scared to throw a glass at The Architect Of Romo when he was heckling me.
Monday 16 October 2000 The Blessington Carriage, Derby
The Company Song and a general Singalong at the AAS AGM.
Thursday 26 October 2000 The Boardwalk, Sheffield
The trains were all broken and I nearly missed this one. All was well in the end, and me and Mr Whitaker went dancing afterwards. For more details, see On The Road On Broken Rails.
Wednesday 1 November 2000 Jug of Ale, Birmingham
The bloke from Ocean Colour Scene watched me for a bit through a window and the band on afterwards said 'Be quiet and listen - this is FOLK music!'. For more details, see On The Road On Broken Rails.
Monday 6 November 2000 The Charlotte, Leicester
Supporting Martin Carr - we both played 'Lazarus'! For more details, see On The Road On Broken Rails.
Tuesday 7 November 2000 Bull & Gate, London
With Foam. Epochal night for me as I was bought a beer by The Froth On My Pint. For more details, see On The Road On Broken Rails.
Thursday 9 November 2000 The Old Angel, Nottingham
With Steve From The Chemistry Experiment and Frankie Machine. Featuring only live appearance of 'The Only Thing'. For more details, see On The Road On Broken Rails.
Wednesday 29 November 2000 click for larger versionThe Charlotte, Leicester
One-off Voon Reunion for Dave Dixey's 40th Birthday
Saturday 23 December 2000 Cybershack Webcafe, London
Christmas with The Computer Crowd - everyone was sitting on their own, some of them were playing Solitaire.

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