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 4th February 2011 – The Hold Steady w / Wintersleep at University of Southampton Student Union

In mid 2010 I developed some health issues, possibly stress induced. This, in turn, caused me to suffer from anxiety and depression that lasted throughout the rest of the year. As anyone who has been through anything like this will know, it’s a vicious cycle. I include this here for context because I think this … Continue reading Friday 4th February 2011 – The Hold Steady w / Wintersleep at University of Southampton Student Union

Thursday 18th January 2007 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly w/ Walter Schreifels at University of Southampton Student Union

This show was my second time seeing Get Cape. I’d been introduced to his music about three months earlier when we bought last minute tickets outside the venue for his show at Bridport Arts Centre (why we were in Bridport on a chilly October night is probably a story for another time). I wasn’t really … Continue reading Thursday 18th January 2007 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly w/ Walter Schreifels at University of Southampton Student Union