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Gigs From History: 2007

Here's all the gigs we played in 2007, 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 6 January 2007 The Loft, Cambridge  (setlist)
Me and Tim were, according to Charles de Fighting Cocks, 'rough as old arseholes - in a good way'. He's right!
Sunday 21 January 2007 The Washington, Sheffield  (setlist)
Penny's Birthday Party - a lovely afternoon down the pub, preceded by some Sheffield Sightseeing.
Sunday 28 January 2007 The Windmill, London  (setlist)
A Let's Go Baboon night with a heap of new songs and STRAP DISASTER!
Saturday 17 February 2007 Fellows Morton and Clayton, Nottingham  (setlist)
Me standing on a stairwell shouting at a room full of people at a birthday party.
Friday 2 March 2007 BB's Social Club, London  (setlist)
Just round the corner from my house, in the back room (sort of) of somebody else's
Saturday 3 March 2007 The Pleasure Unit, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set MJ Hibbett & The Performing Pattisons, out way past their bedtime.
Friday 9 March 2007 Glass Onion, Peterborough  (setlist)
A really lovely night in a pub I'd not been in for eighteen years that was VERY un-Peterborough.
Friday 23 March 2007 De Montfort Student Union, Leicester  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Strange evening of NOSTALGIA and feeling OLD where we did the live DEBUT of Do The Indie Kid and found ourselves mysteriously ejected via. the lifts as soon as the gig was over.
Saturday 24 March 2007 The Portland Arms, Cambridge  (setlist)
Ciarafest 9, with Dooittle, Daniel Flay & Tom Conway - an all round lovely night.
Saturday 24 March 2007 Phoenix FM, Essex  (setlist)
Quick radio session with a small audience inside the building and a slightly larger one passing by outside, doing their shopping.
Thursday 29 March 2007 Jamm, London  (setlist)
Another night at Vic Lambruscco's Cabaret Hour, this time playing with Nathan Penlington.
Monday 2 April 2007 The Social (London), London  (setlist)
A slightly nervous start but a FUN gig, with Michael from Lazarus Clamp and Former Utopia.
Thursday 5 April 2007 The Charlotte, Leicester  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set A very last minute change of venue and change of time meant all sorts of problems.
Friday 6 April 2007 The Union Tavern, London  (setlist)
The Poptimism All-Dayer - a lovely way to spend an afternoon and a LOT of fun doing a totally acoustic singalong.
Friday 13 April 2007 Whitechapel Gallery, London  (setlist)
A Velvet Sheep night where I played a special song about superstitions.
Sunday 22 April 2007 Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
The International Smog Day where we played with Airport Girl, Fight Fire With Water, Former Utopia and others, and did our "unique" version of "Dress Sexy At My Funeral"
Friday 27 April 2007 The Derby Arms, Ramsgate  (setlist)
An ADVENTURE to the birthplace of Frank Muir.
Tuesday 1 May 2007 The Henry Holland, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic A lovely night for a proto-Totally Acoustic gig.
Monday 7 May 2007 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield  (setlist)
Back back again for my traditional afternoon spot at the Fuzz Club BBQ.
Monday 7 May 2007 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield  (setlist)
SESSION for the Shadowplayboys radio show
Tuesday 22 May 2007 Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle  (setlist)
With Jazz Finger, U.R Penetrators and Ian Boddy at the Orange Evolution Festival.
Tuesday 22 May 2007 BBC Radio Cleveland, Middlesborough  (setlist)
Radio Session for Bob Fischer on BBC Cleveland
Sunday 27 May 2007 Firebug, Leicester  (setlist)
A TON of new stuff on a rainy evening.
Friday 1 June 2007 Sumo, Leicester  (setlist)
Set of songs from 78s at the Banana Grove night.
Friday 1 June 2007 Sumo, Leicester  (setlist)
Brief set in the courtyard outside
Saturday 2 June 2007 Carpe Diem, Leeds  (setlist)
With Lusk and Ben Calvert at a Tasty Fanzine night.
Saturday 9 June 2007 LLAMA Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival, Devon  (setlist)
On a stage in a street, working that crowd!
Sunday 10 June 2007 LLAMA Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival, Devon  (setlist)
Very nice, gentle, sitting down set at Woody Bay station, with an audience of toddlers.
Monday 11 June 2007 Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
Playing to the backs of people bowling.
Friday 22 June 2007 The Spitz, London  (setlist)
World Premier of Hey Hey 64K at the Back In Time Live event
Saturday 7 July 2007 Cornbury Festival, Oxford  (setlist)
On the Word stage (eventually) playing Boom Shake The Room on my ukelele.
Sunday 8 July 2007 Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set The Cleator Moor Validators reunite to play Being Happy Doesn't Make You Stupid and Theme From Sparta FC for the first time together in The Live Environment.
Sunday 8 July 2007 Maida Vale Studios, London  (setlist)
Fantastic and STRANGE afternoon playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a couple of hundred other people at a Play It Again event.
Friday 13 July 2007 Lark In The Park, London  (setlist)
The Pop Art Weekender, playing with Gamages Model Train Club, Ten Foot Nun and Pocus Whiteface.
Wednesday 25 July 2007 click for larger versionLee Rosy's Tea Room, Nottingham  (setlist)
A Tasty Fanzine night, with Horowitz, where me and Tom played Totally Acoustically and did THREE encores
Saturday 28 July 2007 click for larger versionThe Midland Railway - Butterley, Derby  (setlist)
A really really nice afternoon with a bunch of people TRAPPED in a train carriage with me.
Sunday 29 July 2007 The Midland Railway - Butterley, Derby  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set BEST GIG EVER! Lovely weekend, lovely people LOVELY NESS!
Sunday 12 August 2007 The Green House Effect, Brighton  (setlist)
With the Lovely Brothers and The Bobby McGees - GRATE bands, GRATE beer, GRATE night!
Friday 17 August 2007 Firebug, Leicester  (setlist)
Lovely evening in Firebug for Glynfest.
Wednesday 22 August 2007 click for larger versionThe Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic First OFFICIAL Totally Acoustic Gig, with Mr Pete Green
Saturday 1 September 2007 Ray's Mum's Back Garden, Stourbridge  (setlist)
An old tradition, gloriously returning.
Sunday 2 September 2007 click for larger versionBloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
Afternoon spot at PopArt's Comic Books all-dayer, featuring FAR too much talk of THE KREE.
Sunday 30 September 2007 Buffalo Bar, London  (setlist)
A rather excellent Lost Music night, playing with Sarandon, Keith John Adams and Navvy.
Saturday 6 October 2007 Fox & Firkin, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Battling with cold, The Cleator Moor Validators play for Koobaid.
Thursday 11 October 2007 Shortfuse @ The Camden Head, London  (setlist)
Ukelele Set at Shortfuse, playing with Hugo Williams (poet) and Barry Jones and Stuart Macleod (off the telly)
Friday 12 October 2007 The Boardwalk, Sheffield  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set The Validators join The Fighting Cocks, for ROCK.
Sunday 14 October 2007 The Waiting Room, Middlesborough  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic set in a veggie restaurant, playing with The Bob Fischer Band
Sunday 14 October 2007 BBC Radio Cleveland, Middlesborough  (setlist)
Short session for Bob Fischer's Gobstopper show
Saturday 27 October 2007 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield  (setlist)
First set of the day, on the main stage
Saturday 27 October 2007 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield  (setlist)
Second gig of the day in the smaller room, and a LOT more fun than on the big stage - this one was GRATE!
Tuesday 30 October 2007 click for larger versionThe Captain's Rest, Glasgow  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic With The Just Joans, Pete Green, and a final song out on the pavement
Wednesday 31 October 2007 click for larger versionThe Castle Hotel, Manchester  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic With The 10p Mixes and Pete Green
Thursday 1 November 2007 The Cornubia, Bristol  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic Final night of the with Pete Green, this time with Rescue Aid Society vs. The Black Terror
Thursday 1 November 2007 BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol  (setlist)
Session for Bristol Uncovered, with a very long interview!
Tuesday 6 November 2007 click for larger versionThe Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with Mr Pete Weiss, a ukelele, and quite a lot of BEER.
Thursday 29 November 2007 Jamm, London  (setlist)
Back at Vic Lambrusco's Cabaret Hour
Friday 30 November 2007 click for larger versionIsland Bar, Birmingham  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Hassle from THE POLICE and then a DELIGHTFUL night of PALS and ROCK, alongside Winston Echo and The Icicles.
Sunday 2 December 2007 click for larger versionThe Red House, Sheffield  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set The Cleator Moor Validators ride again, ROCKING OUT at a Sparklemotion Promotions Pop Show with Nat From Monkey Swallows The Universe, The 10p Mixes, and The Deirdres. GOOD TIMES!
Friday 14 December 2007 The Glebe, Stoke  (setlist)
Brilliant night featuring CURRY, The Deirdres, Horowitz, and a LOT of larking about, including toilet visits, rugby tackles, and BIG singalongs.
Saturday 22 December 2007 Fox & Firkin, London  (setlist)
Gig 60, featuring the Fox's traditional display of Weird Audience Member Trying To Get On Stage.

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