I have been keeping this list of gigs I have attended and often written reviews
for friends. It might interest someone so I have decided to put it online. I
have tried to go to a lot of gigs in recent times as that is the only enjoyment
worth aggravating my ME
for but I am afraid it still affects the reviews.

Gigs from late 96 – 97
Gigs in 98
Gigs in 99
Gigs in 2000
Gigs in 2001
Gigs in 2002
Gigs in 2003
Gigs in 2004

GIG LIST

Gigs seen I can’t recall date for

Lou Reed – New York tour
Jethro Tull in Ipswich Twice
Roy Wood – Brentwood Leasure Centre – 1992?

1980

June 9 – Saxon /Tygers of Pan Tang – Ipswich, Gaumont
Oct 13 – Rory Gallagher, Rage – Ipswich, Gaumont
Oct 15 – Hawkwind, Vardis – Ipswich, Gaumont
Oct 21 – Gillan, White Sprit, Quartz – Ipswich, Gaumont
Oct 22 – Motorhead, Weapon – Ipswich, Gaumont
Oct 23 – Ozzy Osbourne, Budgie, Unknown – Ipswich Gaumont
Dec 8 – Saxon, Limelight – Ipswich, Gaumont

1981

Feb 17 – Iron Maiden, Trust – Ipswich, Gaumont
May 15 – Def Leppard, More, Lionheart – Ipswich, Gaumont
Nov 22 – Gillan, Nightwing – Ipswich, Gaumont
Nov 29 – Herb Miller and his Orchestra – Ipswich, Gaumont
Dec 19 – Gillan, Budgie – Ipswich, Gaumont

1982

Dec 16 – Toyah

1983

Mar 21 – UFO, Scrates – Ipswich, Gaumont
Nov 11 – Ozzy Osbourne, Heavy Petting – Ipswich, Gaumont
Dec 7 – Robert Plant – Ipswich, Gaumont

1984

May 29 – Status Quo – Ipswich, Gaumont
Sep 1 – Queen, General Public – Birmingham NEC

1985

May 8 – Rick Wakeman, Clair Hammel – Ipswich, Gaumont
June 22 – Deep Purple, Scorpions, UFO, Meatloaf, Mountain, Mamas Boys,
Blackfoot, Alaska – Knebworth

1986

Feb 21 Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt – Hammersmith Odean
Mar 2 – Ozzy Osbourne, ? (crommm Vince Mat??) – Ipswich, Gaumont
Mar 15 – Moody Blues, ELO, Robert Plant, Big town playboys, Denny Laine, UB40,
Roy Wood, The Fortunes, The AppleJacks,The Rocking Berries, Steve Gibbons Band,
+ Noddy Holder, George Harrison and Mike Sheridan – Birmingham NEC
June 28 – Marrilion, Gary Moore, Jethro Tull, Magnum, Mamas Boys – Milton
Keynes Bowl
Aug 9 – Queen, Big Country, Status Quo, Belouis – Knebworth
Aug 16 – Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Bad News, Warlock -
Donington
Oct 10 – Magnum, FM
Oct 20 – ZZ Top, Terraplane

1987

Mar 3 – Deep Purple, Bad Company – Wembley Areana?
May ? – David Bowie, Wembley Stadium

1989

??? – Wishbone Ash – Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall.
??? – Blues Band – Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall.
??? – Canned Heat – Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall.

1992

Mar – Lou Reed – Wembley Arena

1993

Jun 5 or 6 – Velevet Underground – Wembley Arena

1994

Apr 13 – Black Sabbath,Cinderalla,Godspeed – Hammersmith Odeon
Nov 16 – Rick Wakeman – Alone at last. Harlow Playhouse

1995

Nov 8 – Ozzy Osbourne – Fear Factory – Ipswich. Regent

1996

Feb 24 – Deep Purple – Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 8 – Lou Reed – Hammersmith Odeon
Aug 28 – ELO Part II/Dant’
May 17 – Rick Wakman – Colchester Lesuire World.
Nov 25 – Kiss – Wembley Arena
Dec 13 – Rick Wakeman – Halstead Baptist Church

1997

Feb 27 – Paul Rodgers, ??? The Forum London
Mar 20 – The Roy Wood Big Band – Theatre Royal Norwich
May 3 – Rick Wakeman, English Chamber Choir, English players – Southwark Catherdral.
Jul 10 – Hard Rain – The Oval Norwich
July 22 & 23 – Rick Wakeman – Birmingham Ronnie
Scott’s

July 30 – Son of a Bitch – The Oval Norwich
Sep 12 – Fish – The Oval Norwich
Oct 1 – Hard Rain – The Oval Norwich
Oct 21 – ELO Part II – Ipswich, Regent
Nov 18 – Rick Wakeman – Norwich Theatre
Royal

Dec 4 – Black Sabbath, Fear Factory – Birmingham
NEC

Dec 22 – Roy Wood Big Band,Dr and the Medics,
Trextasy – Thertre Royal Norwich

1998

Feb 7 – UFO / Dirty Deeds – Norwich UEA
Feb 15 – Wishbone Ash – Oval – Norwich
Feb 20 – Blues Band – Ipswich Corn Exchange
Mar 5 – Yes – Hammersmith Apollo
April 10 – Rick Wakeman – Stalham Baptist Church
April 21 – Yes – Brighton – Dome
May 2 – Fish – The Oval
May 31- Rick Wakeman – The Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool

Jun 22- GOWAN – Colchester, Oliver Twist
Oct 14 – Deep Purple – Wembley
Oct 18 – Motorhead – Norwich UEA
Oct 22 – Uriah Heep/Dio – The Forum, Kentish Town,
London

Oct 24 – Praying Mantis – Bears, Epsom, London
Nov 1 – Praying Mantis – Kings Head Putney, London

Nov 3 – Praying Mantis Dean Swift, Commerical Road,
Aldgate East, London

Nov 4 – Praying Mantis – Royal Standard- Walthamstow,
London

Nov 9 – Praying Mantis – Macana, Sendai Japan
Nov 10 – Praying Mantis – Banana Hall, Osaka
Nov 11 – Praying Mantis – Bottom Line, Nagoya
Nov 12 – Praying Mantis – Club Citta, Kawasaki
Dec 1 – Squeeze – Ipswich Regent

1999

Jan 22 – Bob Catley And Emerald Rain – Midway
Park Hotel Castleton

Feb 20 – Blues Band – Ipswich Corn Exchange
Mar 8 – Roy Wood – Norwich Theatre Royal
Mar 10 – Uriah Heep – The Waterfront Norwich
Mar 25 – Kiss, Wembley London
Apr 8 – Porcupine Tree – Colchester Arts Centre
Apr 30 – Lyadrive (Also Blackfoot Sue and Groundhogs)
– Astroia 2, London

May 28 – ELO Part II with the London Philharmonic
Orchestra – Royal Albert Hall

10 Jun – Rick Wakeman – Norwich Cathedral
11 Jun- Rick Wakeman – Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

26 Jul – Praying
Mantis (1981 lineup) – Shebeen, Acton, London

26 Sep – Deep Purple and Friends – Royal Albert
Hall

1 Oct – Amazing Blondel/Annie Haslam/Caravan
14 Oct – Def Leppard – Wembley Arena
21 Oct – Schindler/The Stranglers – Ipswich
Regent

29 Oct – Gary Moore – Norwich UEA
26 Nov – Roy Wood Army Spectacular – Brentwood
Leisure Centre

27 Nov – Jethro Tull – Ipswich Regent
18 Dec – Praying Mantis – 10 Year Party – Dean
Swift

19 Dec – T-Rextasy, BC Sweet and Slade II -
Ipswich Corn Exchange

2000

19 Feb – Blues Band – Corn Exchange, Ipswich
20 Feb – Yes – Royal Albert Hall
6 Mar – Rick Wakeman – Sudbury Quay Theatre
7 Mar – Rick Wakeman – Sudbury Quay Theatre
16 Mar – Rick Wakeman – Spa Pavilion Felixstowe
26 Mar – Gary Moore – Cambridge Corn Exchange
23 Apr – Bob Catley/Native Caine/??? – Chinnery’s
Southend-On-Sea

16 May – Peter Green’s Splinter Group/John Mayall’s
Blues Breakers – Ipswich Regent

18 May – Lou Reed – Royal Albert Hall
19 May – Alarm-2000/Big Country – UEA Norwich
24 May – Blackmore’s Night/Mostly Autumn
– Cambridge Corn Exchange

26 May – Samson/Angel Witch – Astoria 2, London
27 May – Saxon – Astoria 2 London
14 June – Santana – Wembley Arena
20 June – Lynyrd Skynyrd / Company Of Snakes
– Hammersmith Apollo

15 July – Uriah Heep – London Astoria
31 July – Praying Mantis – Dean Swift, Dean Cross
Street, London

1 Aug – Praying Mantis -The Cartoon, London Road,
Croydon

4 Aug – Praying Mantis – Wacken Open Air Festival

26 Aug – Rick Wakeman – Marlborough
5 Sept – Lou Reed – Shepherds Bush Empire
5 Oct – Camel – Waterfront, Norwich
11 Oct – Jeff Healey – Norwich UEA
20 Oct – Hawkwind – Brixton Academy
31 Oct – Praying
Mantis – The Cartoon, Croydon

2 Nov – Praying
Mantis – Dean Swift, London

4 Nov – Praying
Mantis – The Gods Festival Maximes, Wigan

5 Nov – Rick Wakeman – Spa Pavilion Felixstowe
21 Nov – Praying
Mantis – Dean Swift

22 Nov – Praying
Mantis – London Astoria 2

6 Dec – Status Quo – Ipswich Regent
9 Dec – Uriah Heep – Mermaid Theatre
15 Dec – Rick Wakeman -
Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight

2001

23 Feb – Paul Rodgers / Asia – Ipswich Regent
25 Mar – Rick Wakeman – Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
27 Mar – Apocalyptica – Kings College, London
31 Mar – Gary Moore – Ipswich Regent
27 Apr – Erik Norlander/Lana Lane – DeBoerderji, Zoetermeer,
NL

28 Apr – Erik Norlander/Lana Lane/Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon)
– Theatre ‘t Spant, Bussum, NL

28 Apr – Rick Wakeman – Theatre ‘t Spant, Bussum,
NL

6 May – Fish/Skyclad – The Junction, Cambridge
17 May – Rick Wakeman -
Daphne Du Maurier Festival, Fowey, Cornwall

30 Jun – Mostly Autumn – Mean Fiddler, London
5 Jul – Remus Down Boulevard – Walthamstow Standard
27 July – Blues
Band – Christchurch Park Ipswich

11 Aug – Mostly Autumn/Sam Brown – Halesworth
18 Aug – U2/Kelis – Earls Court
31 Aug – Rick Wakeman -
Braintree Institute

20 Sep – Mostly Autumn
– DVD Premier

25 Sep – Mostly Autumn/Blackmore’s
Night – York Opera House

29 Sep – Rick Wakeman and
Friends – The Oakwood Centre Rotherham

27 Oct – Karnataka/John
Sloman – The Mean Fiddler, London

21 Nov – Mostly Autumn
– The Junction, Cambridge

24 Nov – Mostly Autumn/Uriah
Heep – York Opera House

1 Dec – Yes – Brighton Centre
7 Dec – Uriah Heep ‘
Shepherd’s Bush

8 Dec – Mostly
Autumn/Ken Hensley And John Wetton – The Forum Kentish Town London

19 Dec – Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band – Ipswich
Corn Exchange

2002

12 Jan – Mostly Autumn/Karnataka
– Mean Fiddler, London

16 Jan – Dave Gilmour – The Royal Festival Hall,
London

12 Mar – Magnum – Waterfront Norwich
13 Apr – Gabriel/Damian Wilson – Oakwood Centre,
Rotherham

28 Apr – Mostly Autumn/John Young – Cambridge
Junction

5 May – Mostly Autumn – The Waterfront Norwich

17 May – Rick Wakeman/Gina Dootson – Oakwood
Centre Rotherham

27 Jun – Roger Waters – Wembley Arena
13 Jul – Karnataka/Sleeping Giant – Limelight
Theatre Aylsbusy

10 Aug – Gabriel/Mostly Autumn – Halesworth
26 Aug – Sonja Kristina – Astor Theatre – Deal

19 Sep – Deep Purple – Ipswich Regent
28 Sep – Star One Featuring Ayreon – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
29 Sep – Star One Featuring Ayreon – 013, Tilburg
28 Nov – Karnataka/John Lawton Band – Mean Fiddler

2003

4 Apr – The Rubettes/The Sweet – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
19 Apr – The Rubettes/The Sweet – The Orchard, Dartford
21 Apr – Rick Wakeman – Spa Pavilion Felixstowe
22 Apr – Rick Wakeman – Leisure World, Colchester

19 May – Rick Wakeman – Cliffs Pavilion Southend
On Sea

25 May – Mostly Autumn – The Waterfront Norwich
29 May – Rick Wakeman – Fernham Hall, Fareham
30 May – Rick Wakeman – The Cresset, Peterborough

29 Nov – Damian Wilson – Oakwood Centre Rotherham

2004

30 April – Mostly Autumn – Norwich Art Centre
15 May – Karnataka – The Oakwood Centre, Rotherham
12 July – Yes – Braintree, Towerlands Arena
18 Sep – Lana Lane & Erik Norlander Band/Oliver Wakeman Band – Herringthorpe
Leisure Centre, Rotherham
2 Oct – Landmarq/Focus – Oakwood Centre, Rotherham
14 Oct – Mask – Bar-Ginglik, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London

2005-2006

Oh boy I hope I can re-trace these gigs someday. I just don’t have the
time/energy nowadays

2007

20 Jan – Headspace/Landmaq – Herringthorpe Leisure
Centre, Rotherham