Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

And so we reach the first of many Less Than Jake entries. To be precise this is number 21 of 36 (so far). In almost 19 years of going to LTJ shows, there have only been 6 without. 2013 was one of those years, making this gig 14 months since I'd last seen them (not … Continue reading Wednesday 12th February 2014 – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead at Portsmouth Guildhall

Saturday 5th March 2011 – Reel Big Fish w/ The Skints at University of Southampton, Student Union

My memories of this gig are as much about the day as the show itself. Ed and I had long lost touch with our friend from school Darren, known to most as Smiler. We’d seen him a year earlier when we played with Canada Water in Cardiff, where Darren was at University and I guess … Continue reading Saturday 5th March 2011 – Reel Big Fish w/ The Skints at University of Southampton, Student Union

Friday 7th April 2006 – Less Than Jake w/ Boys Night Out and Bullets To Broadway at The Astoria, London

In an odd twist of fate while working on this gig memories projects in calendar date order, I find myself writing about a band on the same day that I'll be seeing them live once again. That band is Less Than Jake. Thanks to a little known disruption called 'the global pandemic' I haven't been … Continue reading Friday 7th April 2006 – Less Than Jake w/ Boys Night Out and Bullets To Broadway at The Astoria, London

Tuesday 24th January 2006 – Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead and Fandangle at Salisbury City Hall

Reel Big Fish toured A LOT in the UK in the 2000’s. For more than a few years straight I saw them at least once a year.  The defining memory from this show however goes to Edward Crawley. He whinged about not being referenced by name in two previous posts, despite being with me at … Continue reading Tuesday 24th January 2006 – Reel Big Fish w/ Zebrahead and Fandangle at Salisbury City Hall

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