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Gigs From History: 2009

Here's all the gigs we played in 2009, 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.

Tuesday 13 January 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with Orange Nichole and Superman Revenge Squad
Tuesday 20 January 2009 The Camden Rock, London  (setlist)
Lovely night for Mr C Flower's birthday, with George Death, Cracktown and Leevilee.
Friday 6 February 2009 The Criterion, Leicester  (setlist)
My Exciting Life In ROCK SELLOUT show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
Saturday 7 February 2009 The Criterion, Leicester  (setlist)
My Exciting Life In ROCK NEARLY sells out again at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
Thursday 19 February 2009 Komedia Brighton, Brighton  (setlist)
With The Lovely Brothers and The Bobby McGees.
Tuesday 24 February 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with 'Wiffle Lever To Full' author Bob Fischer and the lovely Tim Eveleigh.
Sunday 1 March 2009 The Salmon & Compass, London  (setlist)
Co-hosting the Pop Quiz with Mr S Hewitt - featuring Ukelele Intros!
Tuesday 10 March 2009 The Green Dragon, London  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet The international world premier (sort of)
Friday 13 March 2009 The Boathouse, Cambridge  (setlist)
Slightly disappointing return to Cambridge.
Sunday 22 March 2009 The Salmon & Compass, London  (setlist)
My Exciting Life In ROCK at The Hangover Lounge
Saturday 28 March 2009 Private Function, Sheffield  (setlist)
Paul's birthday party
Sunday 29 March 2009 The Hope, Brighton  (setlist)
One audience member (Jimmy) and a GRATE set by The Fighting Cocks.
Tuesday 31 March 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with The Gresham Flyers and George Death
Friday 3 April 2009 The White Star, Stoke  (setlist)
My Exciting Life In ROCK hits Stoke!
Thursday 30 April 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with The Lime Chalks and The Fighting Cocks.
Sunday 3 May 2009 Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
Singing 'Do You Remember The First Time' with the (Brit)PopArt Allstars.
Monday 4 May 2009 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield  (setlist)
Afternoon slot BATTLING girls dressed as sheep and BABIES.
Saturday 9 May 2009 The Fly, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Fantastic night launching 'Regardez, Ecoutez et Repetez' with Typewriter and The Kiara Elles.
Saturday 16 May 2009 Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project, Brighton  (setlist)
My Exciting Life In ROCK coming to a fitting end, performing to juvenile delinquents in a Forest Clearing.
Friday 22 May 2009 Mother's Ruin, Bristol  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set With The Brazen and Horowitz. And BIG JEFF.
Saturday 23 May 2009 The Criterion, Leicester  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Validators + Beer Festival = GOOD TIMES
Sunday 24 May 2009 click for larger versionThe Wilmington Arms, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set LostMusic night with Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring and Royal Trumpets
Monday 25 May 2009 click for larger versionThe Packhorse, Leeds  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set With The Pete Green Corporate Juggernaut and Bees Niece. Also, tasty Tetley Bitter?!?
Tuesday 26 May 2009 click for larger versionThe Stockroom, Sheffield  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Final night of the RER Tour, with The Rocky Nest and The Pete Green Corporate Juggernaut.
Friday 5 June 2009 click for larger versionThe Buffalo Bar Cardiff, Cardiff  (setlist)
Loose night, with Misty's Big Adventure and Brian Jacket Letdown.
Sunday 7 June 2009 An Attic, London  (setlist)
Lovely afternoon in a Steve Lamacq's attic!
Saturday 13 June 2009 click for larger versionSunflower Lounge, Birmingham  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set An addendum to the official RER tour.
Thursday 18 June 2009 click for larger versionChinnery's, Southend  (setlist)
Anti-Folk night at the Southend Fringe
Friday 19 June 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
My birthday party!
Friday 26 June 2009 The Flying Duck, Glasgow  (setlist)
Playing behind a pillar at The Pinups Festival, followed by DJ ACTION.
Saturday 4 July 2009 Enginuity, Shropshire  (setlist)
Craig and Gemma's wedding!
Thursday 9 July 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic 'Dress Rehearsal' for 'Dinosaur Planet'
Thursday 16 July 2009 click for larger versionLee Rosy's Tea Room, Nottingham  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet first proper preview!
Tuesday 21 July 2009 The Wilmington Arms, London  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet Official Launch Gig with a co-headlining set by Chris T-T performing improvised piano instrumentals!
Thursday 23 July 2009 click for larger versionFirebug, Leicester  (setlist)
Indietracks warm-up, with The Crookes and Rose Elinor Dougall .
Sunday 26 July 2009 click for larger versionThe Midland Railway - Butterley, Derby  (setlist)
Hottest gig EVER in a RAMMED train carriage at Indietracks
Thursday 30 July 2009 click for larger versionThe Southside Cavern, Stockholm  (setlist)
My first Swedish gig, with Johan Hedberg and Let's Whisper.
Tuesday 4 August 2009 The Green Dragon, London  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet An abbreviated version, alongside Liz Crawford and Superman Revenge Squad.
Friday 7 August 2009 click for larger versionMedina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet First night at The Fringe - about 20 people including two very small children who enjoyed the evisceration then went to sleep and one Bright Young Lad who DEMANDED a sequel.
Saturday 8 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet 8 people, some slight gabbling!
Sunday 9 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet About 50 people in for the best one so far, MUCH LARFS!
Monday 10 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet Nervous about the press for this one and ended up doing two songs the wrong way round. Needn't have worried so much - the teenager who came to see it doesn't seem to have bothered writing it up!
Wednesday 12 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet One of the most precise, also SOBER performances, tho i got a bit distracted.
Thursday 13 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet Disastrous missing out of TEN WHOLE MINUTES narrowly averted, otherwise lots of fun.
Friday 14 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet First afternoon show with not many in and no drinking beforehand made it a bit heavy going.
Friday 14 August 2009 The Newsroom, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Lovely opportunity to do some non-Dinosaur songs in the middle of all this!
Saturday 15 August 2009 Medina, Edinburgh  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet Saving the best for last, a GRATE night featuring The Space Dinosaur Hornpipe!
Sunday 23 August 2009 The Lexington, London  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet Post-Edinburgh 'Lap Of Honour' at The Hangover Lounge.
Saturday 29 August 2009 Ray's Mum's Back Garden, Stourbridge  (setlist)
Dinosaur Planet HIBBETTFEST!
Tuesday 6 October 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with Gavin Osborn and Winston Echo
Thursday 8 October 2009 Phoenix FM, Essex  (setlist)
Interview and live session of The Mixtape with Mr Eddie Curry
Saturday 10 October 2009 click for larger versionBloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London  (setlist)
World International John Peel Day, with Tender Trap, Beatnik Filmstars and LOADS more playing all day.
Thursday 22 October 2009 Jamm, London  (setlist)
How Does It Feel Presents, with Tender Trap, Leaving Mornington Crescent and Hissing At Swans (feat. T Pattison on drums!)
Sunday 25 October 2009 Firebug, Leicester  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Very enjoyable 80% Validators gig as part of Oxjam.
Thursday 29 October 2009 The Shakespeare, Sheffield  (setlist)
Penny's leaving do
Friday 30 October 2009 click for larger versionBuffalo Bar, London  (setlist)
Pic'n'Mixx night with The Lovely Eggs, The School, The Grave Architects, and The Peryls
Tuesday 3 November 2009 The Green Dragon, London  (setlist)
Freedom of Expression, with Andy Glancy, Jenny Lockyer and Will Stevens
Friday 6 November 2009 The Queen Of Hoxton, London  (setlist)
Playing 'Glory Days' and... er... 'Boom Shake The Room' in a Bruce Springsteen Covers Band!
Thursday 12 November 2009 click for larger versionBang Bang Club, Berlin  (setlist)
First date of our German tour, with Michael Knight.
Friday 13 November 2009 click for larger versionOstpol, Dresden  (setlist)
Middle night of the tour with lots of dancing and singing along.
Saturday 14 November 2009 Kim's Bar, Berlin  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Final night, with a short solo set before a 'stripped down' Validators section. Then BEER.
Thursday 19 November 2009 click for larger versionThe Half Moon, London  (setlist)
A KRAZY night with San Leon, The Kabeedies, and The Television Personalities.
Tuesday 24 November 2009 The Green Dragon, London  (setlist)
Hosting at Freedom Of Expression for Mr T Eveleigh's birthday
Friday 27 November 2009 The Slaughtered Lamb, London  (setlist)
DJ Set at Scared To Dance, featuring insufficient Vampire Weekend.
Saturday 28 November 2009 The Windmill, London  (setlist)
A VERY rainy night briefly pretending to be George Michael at The Maps Magazine Christmas Party.
Tuesday 1 December 2009 The Lamb, London  (setlist)
Totally Acoustic with Simon Fox and Pete Green
Sunday 13 December 2009 The Hope & Anchor, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set The PopArt Christmas Party, where Tim battled MANFULLY without a bass drum pedal and then we had a Christmas Curry!
Thursday 17 December 2009 The Wilmington Arms, London  (setlist)
Validators Full Band Set Damnably Christmas Party with Rob Airport Girl, Mordros, and Former Utopia.
Saturday 19 December 2009 click for larger versionThe Jericho Tavern, Oxford  (setlist)
Cold but fun end to the decade, with Superman Revenge Squad, Project Adorno and LOADS of others.

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