Toyah

I went to see Toyah in concert the other day, playing at The Fleece in Bristol. "Anthem" was the second album I ever bought, back in 1981, but I've never see her play live before. I was in two minds about whether to go but a couple of colleagues saw her last year and said she was really good - and they were right, it was an excellent show. I took a some photos, just with the compact camera, some of which came out pretty well. I reckon I could have taken some pretty good shots with the SLR but venues don't like you using them. I also took some of one of the support acts (Alexa de Strange) as their guitarist was throwing some rock and roll shapes in front of me. ...
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Richard Hawley

We went to see Richard Hawley at the Colston Hall in Bristol last night - I'm not that familiar with his music, but have liked the bits that SWMBO has played, and got tickets on the basis that she'd like to see him. Oh boy, what a good decision that was - a really good concert, and the loudest I've been to for a while. It's sort of hard to describe his music, they're often really nice gentle love songs but with searing guitar solos and occasional interludes of fantastic guitar and bass noise. One of the better gigs I've been to, and even better because it was a pleasant surprise. Thanks to the really rather good Ents24 website, I was very on the ball with regard to tickets, and we were in the middle of the front row of the balcony - a great view. So I took the little compact and took a few photos - I don't think Richard Hawley really...
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