Music

I love music. I like to play guitar, occasionally piano and on rare occasions my Bulgarian bagpipes. I have a Yamaha F310 acoustic guitar, a Martin DCX1AE acoustic guitar and a Fender American Standard Stratocaster Sunburst, as well as a Yamaha PSRE363 keyboard, plus some Bulgarian bagpipes still smelling of dead sheep!

Here is work in progress but I have attempted to list all the live gigs I have ever been to:

LIST OF LIVE GIGS ATTENDED

Freddie and the Dreamers – in Panto “Cinderella”, Gaumont Theatre, Doncaster, UK  – 26 December 1966
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/pantomime-cinderella-doncaster-1966-218725245

Def Leppard – Sheffield Show 29, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, UK  – 1 September 1979

The Ramones – Top Rank Suite, Sheffield, UK  – 3 February 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ramones/1980/top-rank-suite-sheffield-england-53d5db79.html

Genesis – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 17 April 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/genesis/1980/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-5bdf4370.html

Mike Oldfield – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 24 May 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mike-oldfield/1980/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-7bd142d8.html

UFO – Sheffield City Hall, UK- 28 January 1980 or 25 October 1980 or 21 January 1981 (can’t remember which?)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ufo/1980/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-bd83522.html

Gerry Rafferty – Sheffield City Hall, UK – 12 April 1980
https://sheffieldmusicarchive.co.uk/sheffield-city-hall/sheffield-city-hall-listing/

Whitesnake (with Gary Moore’s G-Force) – Ready an’ Willing Tour – Sheffield City Hall, UK-  1 July 1980

Rory Gallagher – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 25 September 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/rory-gallagher/1980/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-1bf3dde4.html

The Jam – Top Rank, Sheffield, UK – 26 October 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-jam/1980/top-rank-suite-sheffield-england-139a21d9.html

Richard and Linda Thompson – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK  – 23 November 1980
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/richard-and-linda-thompson/1980/crucible-theatre-sheffield-england-bfab1e6.html

Slade – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 20 January 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/slade/1981/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-3bdd94c0.html

Paul Young and the Q-Tips – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 26 January 1981

The Who – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 26 January 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-who/1981/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-23d438e7.html

Pulp – Sheffield Star Search for a Star, YMCA, Sheffield, UK – 28 January 1981

Pulp – Wimpy, Fargate, Sheffield, UK – 24 February or 17 March 1981 ( I don’t remember which date)

Nine Below Zero – University of Sheffield, UK  – 7 March 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-below-zero/1981/the-university-of-sheffield-sheffield-england-b81bdb2.html

Robert Plant and the Honeydrippers – The Limit Club, Sheffield, UK  – 26 May 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/robert-plant/1981/the-limit-club-sheffield-england-73f15a3d.html

Moody Blues – Sheffield City Hall, UK    2 June 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-moody-blues/1981/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-bc5052a.html

Sky – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 7 May 1980 or 22 June 1981 ?

Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton Big Band, George Melly – Capital Radio Jazz and Blues Festival, Knebworth House, Knebworth, UK  – 25 July 1981

Bow Wow Wow – Sheffield City Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK – 2 September 1981
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bow-wow-wow/1981/sheffield-city-polytechnic-sheffield-england-738ae2c1.html

The Blues Band – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, UK – 26 October 1981
https://www.concertarchives.org/concerts/the-blues-band-559549a0-866b-401e-a7bf-f139182d574f

Human League – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, UK  – 26-27 November 1981 (Don’t remember which date?)

10cc – Sheffield City Hall, UK- 20 February 1982
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/10cc/1982/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-4bcb6f6e.html

Pulp – The Limit, Sheffield, UK – 23 February 1982

The Jam – Top Rank Suite, Sheffield, UK  – 29-31 March 1982 (don’t remember which day?)

Meatloaf – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK  – 9 May 1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY9d0r89klI

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK  – 2 June 1982
https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/306767-blues-legends-in-sheffield-in-the-old-days/

J Geils Band – Wembley Stadium, London, UK  – 26 June 1982
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-j-geils-band/1982/wembley-stadium-london-england-33c710b5.html

The Rolling Stones – Wembley Stadium, London, UK  – 26 June 1982
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-rolling-stones/1982/wembley-stadium-london-england-63d6eeff.html

Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages – Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK – 31 October 1982
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/screaming-lord-sutch-and-the-savages/1982/lyceum-ballroom-london-england-5bec1fac.html

The Church – The Venue, London, UK  – 2 December 1982
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-church/1982/the-venue-london-england-63dba247.html

The Kinks – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, UK  – 17 December 1982
https://concerts.fandom.com/wiki/The_Kinks

Jimmy Witherspoon  Leadmill, Sheffield, UK – 23 December 1982

The Damned – Brixton Ace, London, UK  – 30 December 1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gtAcr-awkk

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger – Eastbourne Folk Club, UK – 1983

Tom Robinson Band – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK – 30 April 1983 (or 30 July 1983 or 15 September 1984?)

Santana – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK  – 2-4 May 1983 (Don’t remember which date?)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/santana/1983/royal-albert-hall-london-england-13dbf1d1.html

Nico and John Cooper-Clarke – Brixton Ace, London, UK – 17 May 1983
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nico/1983/brixton-ace-london-england-53808ff1.html

David Bowie – Milton Keynes National Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK  – 1-3 July 1983 (Don’t remember which date?)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/david-bowie/1983/milton-keynes-national-bowl-milton-keynes-england-3d0e9a7.html

Big Country – Sheffield City Hall, UK  – 15 September 1983
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/big-country/1983/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-3b980444.html

Bo Diddley – Dingwall’s, Camden, London, UK  – 23 March or 27 April 1983 or 12 Feb 1984 or 29-30 August 1984 ?

Genesis – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK  – 25-29 February 1984 (don’t remember which day?)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/genesis/1984/nec-arena-birmingham-england-33dc608d.html

Aswad – Jobs for a Change Festival, London, UK  – 10 June 1984
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/aswad/1984/jubilee-gardens-london-england-1b821904.html

Billy Bragg – Jobs for a Change Festival, London, UK  – 10 June 1984
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/billy-bragg/1984/jubilee-gardens-london-england-6b91c22e.html

The Smiths – Jobs for a Change Festival, London, UK  – 10 June 1984
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-smiths/1984/jubilee-gardens-london-england-3d7d573.html

Gil Scott-Heron – Jobs for a Change Festival, London – 10 June 1984
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/gil-scottheron/1984/jubilee-gardens-london-england-3d9f183.html

Pulp – Sheffield Art College, Sheffield, UK – 20 June 1984

Aztec Camera – Dominion Theatre, London, UK  – 16 October 1984
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/aztec-camera/1984/dominion-theatre-london-england-73f27699.html

Nico and John Cale – Town and Country Club, London, UK  – 11 December 1985
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nico/1985/town-and-country-club-london-england-2b945062.html

John Calehttps://www.setlist.fm/setlist/john-cale/1985/town-and-country-club-london-england-73817a0d.html

Jesus and Mary Chain – Octagon Centre, Sheffield University, UK  – 3 February 1986
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-jesus-and-mary-chain/1986/octagon-centre-sheffield-england-63c1b63b.html

Ray Charles – Royal Festival Hall, London, UK  – 17 June 1986
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ray-charles/1986/royal-festival-hall-london-england-2bfe04fe.html
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKUmGcqSB28

The Proclaimers – Octagon Centre, Sheffield University, UK – 4 October 1986
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-proclaimers/1986/octagon-centre-sheffield-england-4b9e6f12.html

Suzanne Vega – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK – 28 May 1987
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/suzanne-vega/1987/sheffield-city-hall-sheffield-england-638ae2ef.html

Velvet Underground – Palac Kultury, Prague, Czech Republic – 13 June 1993
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-velvet-underground/1993/palac-kultury-prague-czechia-bd65946.html

Bon Jovi – Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 May 2008
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/red-hot-chili-peppers/2019/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-1b9f4d1c.html

Christine Aguilera – Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 October 2008
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/christina-aguilera/2008/emirates-palace-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-bc7117a.html

Coldplay – Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 March 2009
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/coldplay/2009/emirates-palace-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-23d2481b.html

The Killers  – Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 8 December 2009
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2009/emirates-palace-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-53d2a365.html

Il Divo – Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 April 2010
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Il-Divo-to-Perform-in-Abu-Dhabi-42-20100304

Femi Kuti – WOMAD Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 April 2010
https://worldmusiccentral.org/2010/04/13/womad-abu-dhabi-2010-headliners-announced/

Hanggai – WOMAD Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 April 2010
https://worldmusiccentral.org/2010/04/13/womad-abu-dhabi-2010-headliners-announced/

Eric Clapton – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 February 2011
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/eric-clapton/2011/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-5bd2331c.html

Paloma Faith – WOMAD Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 April 2011
https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/paloma-faith-baaba-maal-and-toumani-diabate-to-play-womad-abu-dhabi-1.583437

Beady Eye – Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2011
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/beady-eye/2011/flash-forum-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-6bd02612.html

The Rolling Stones – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 February 2014
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-rolling-stones/2014/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-6bc55aee.html

The Who – Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 November 2014
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-who/2014/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-bcd817a.html

Bon Jovi – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 October 2015
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bon-jovi/2015/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-5bf437b8.html

Coldplay – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 December 2016
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/coldplay/2016/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-bfb75d2.html

The Fureys – The Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2016

Richard Cuttler – Open Mic Night, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 February 2018

Sheebah Karungi – Tryp Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 January 2019

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 September 2019
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/red-hot-chili-peppers/2019/du-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-1b9f4d1c.html

Kaiser Chiefs – Club Social Festival 2022, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 October 2022
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/kaiser-chiefs/2022/yas-links-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-23beecd3.html

13Daze – Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 October 2022

Example – Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 October 2022

Breezy Rodio – Buddy Guys Legends, Chicago, USA – 3 February 2023

Guns and Roses – Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 June 2023
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/guns-n-roses/2023/etihad-arena-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-bb94d66.html

Tom Jones – Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 March 2024

Naseer Shamma – Culture Summit 2024, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 March 2024


NOT SURE ON DATES OF THESE GIGS:

Sheffield, UK – between 1978-1982 (unsure on precise dates):

Astral Harp (I was a member of this band, rhythm guitar and vocals) – Fulwood Scout Hut, Sheffield, UK

Astral Harp (I was a member of this band, rhythm guitar and vocals)- Nether Green Methodist Church Hall, Sheffield, UK

Astral Harp (I was a member of this band, rhythm guitar and vocals) – The Hallamshire Hotel, Sheffield, UK, in support to the Ya Yas and Pulp

Christy Moore – Sheffield City Hall, UK

Haze – The Broadfield, Sheffield, UK

Haze – The Hallamshire Hotel, Sheffield, UK

Haze – The Wapentake, Sheffield, UK

Pulp – The Hallamshire Hotel, Sheffield, UK

Pulp – The Limit Club, Sheffield, UK

Pulp – The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK


London, UK – between 1982-1986 (unsure on precise dates):

The Barracudas – Hope and Anchor, Islington, London, UK

?Irish Band – The Victoria pub, Islington, London, UK

Le Mat – Marquee Club, London, UK

Prague, Czech Republic – between 1990-1995 (unsure on precise dates):

Lucie – Lucerne, Prague, Czech Republic

Mo Tucker & Sterling Morrison – The Bunker, Prague, Czech Republic

Sto Zvirat – Malostranska Beseda, Prague, Czech Republic

Vladimir Misik & Etc – Malostranska Beseda, Prague, Czech Republic

Yo Yo Band – Malostranska Beseda, Prague, Czech Republic