My Ten Favourite Gigs

1) The black crowes- wolverhampton civic hall – 1997
I have been a black crowes fan all my life and are one of the best bands I have seen live. This was on the three snakes and one charm tour and they were really on form.
2)Pearl Jam – Manchester evening news arena. august 17, 2009
My favourite band and my biggest inspiration. I saw them first in 2000 at the same venue and really enjoyed that gig, but 2009 was a special moment, feeling emotional and singing along with alive, unforgettable.
3) Tinariwen – womad festival, reading 2004
With two friends, we really felt we had been transported to the desert, one of the best bands in the world.
4) Oysterband, cambridge folk festival, 1999
Really enjoyed this gig. the band were on good form.
5) AC/DC – nec, birmingham , 2000
After listening to AC/DC all my life, I was really looking forward to this gig and was not disappointed. Played all the classics, brilliant.
6) Return to the source, brixton academy, london 1998
An all night party of psychedelic trance and ambient sounds, danced all night.
7) Rachid Taha, Womad, Wiltshire 2008
Really good atmosphere and life affirming set, crowd were great.
8) Altaikai , Womad 2008
A throat singing band from mongollia, brought to tears by their honesty and connected to the sounds of their natural world.
9) Apache Indian – musicport festival, Whitby 2006
Really good atmosphere, danced through the whole gig.
10) Grooverider. Phoenix festival, near stratford. 1996
Went to this festival with friends from college and spent most of the time in the dance tent, with grooverider, a drum and bass artist, being my favourite.