Paul Draper at the Manchester Ritz and Electric Brixton, 1st and 8th March 2018

In a few weeks’ time on this blog, I will reach gig no.11 of All The Gigs Of My Life,  a truly astonishing night that completely turned my little music-obsessed world around: my first ever Mansun gig in April 1997. But for now, I have my 149th and 150th gigs to talk about, and they… Read More Paul Draper at the Manchester Ritz and Electric Brixton, 1st and 8th March 2018

All the gigs of my life: Gig 8 – My Life Story / Orlando, Friday, February 14, 1997, ULU

My first gig as a Proper Londoner, living and working in the city I’d dreamed of for years, was to see the flamboyantly orchestral My Life Story. But it was the support band I really wanted to see that might, a band I thought, for a few glorious weeks, were going to become my New… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 8 – My Life Story / Orlando, Friday, February 14, 1997, ULU