Tuesday 12th February 2019 – CHVRCHES w/ Let’s Eat Grandma at O2 Academy Bournemouth

It’s crazy that it took 6 years for me to see my favourite band of the 2010’s, and when the opportunity finally worked out, it was on my own doorstep. I could write this whole post about why I love CHVRCHES so much, but I’m going to attempt to reign it in and focus on … Continue reading Tuesday 12th February 2019 – CHVRCHES w/ Let’s Eat Grandma at O2 Academy Bournemouth

Friday 1st February 2019 – Frank Turner w / Jimmy Eat World and Grace Petrie at Bournemouth International Centre

The first time I saw Frank play (other than with Million Dead) was at the smallest venue in Bournemouth, 13 years later he was back to headline the biggest.  I didn’t make it in time for Grace Petrie, but was, of course, ready and waiting to see Jimmy Eat World. It’s always a novelty when … Continue reading Friday 1st February 2019 – Frank Turner w / Jimmy Eat World and Grace Petrie at Bournemouth International Centre

Monday 21st February 2011 – Frank Turner w/ Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

At the time of writing Frank Turner is number one in the UK album charts with his ninth studio album, FTHC. Not only is this a fantastic achievement for any artist, but also a very unique one for someone this far into their career. Well deserved either way and a great album regardless of the … Continue reading Monday 21st February 2011 – Frank Turner w/ Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Monday 19th January 2009 – Kris Roe (The Ataris) w/ Canada Water at iBar, Bournemouth

This was a special show. The Ataris’ So Long, Astoria is one of my favourite albums of all time and easily a Top 5 from the 2000’s decade. Tom Clarke and Mark Davis definitely knew this and when they got the opportunity to put on a Kris Roe solo acoustic show playing SLA in it’s … Continue reading Monday 19th January 2009 – Kris Roe (The Ataris) w/ Canada Water at iBar, Bournemouth

Saturday 31st March 2007 – Fall Out Boy w/ Shiny Toy Guns and Cobra Starship at Bournemouth International Centre

In the space of three years Fall Out Boy went from an obscure band my girlfriend of the time was into, to packing out venues for an arena tour. Time moved much slower for me at this age and a year felt like a more significant amount of time to these days where three years … Continue reading Saturday 31st March 2007 – Fall Out Boy w/ Shiny Toy Guns and Cobra Starship at Bournemouth International Centre

Monday 5th February 2007 – Capdown w / Howards Alias and Desperate Cycle at The Consortium, Bournemouth

This post is dedicated to my friend Greg Hague. A man who has seen some of the biggest names of all time perform live. Phil Collins, Meatloaf (RIP), U2.. and yet I know, with some certainty, he would trade the lot for another Capdown show. Greg saw that 'When We Were Young’ festival poster last … Continue reading Monday 5th February 2007 – Capdown w / Howards Alias and Desperate Cycle at The Consortium, Bournemouth

Sunday 25th January 2004 – Jesse James w/ My Dad Joe, Mr Miagi and None The Wiser at Mister Smiths, Bournemouth

This was an important show for a few reasons. Until this point I’d only been to gigs in big venues (or in one case, the attic of our school’s historic manor house building). This was my first ‘local’ show, in a local venue, put on by a local promoter, with local supports, for local people. … Continue reading Sunday 25th January 2004 – Jesse James w/ My Dad Joe, Mr Miagi and None The Wiser at Mister Smiths, Bournemouth