1994 Gigography of Paul Clarke

PaulyGigography ≫ 1994

Getting there with my gig history now, all the gigs I remember going to, from 1987 up to about now. It's an obvious step from my Best gigs of all time post. Well that's the theory, so there's A LOT missing. I have added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, + a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll prob'ly stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a stack missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME and Popex years and that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now[^But I've lost the bag of tickets before I scanned them all in!]...

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Oasis @ Southampton Guildhall

and the Bootleg Beatles…

Wed Nov 30 1994

Primal Scream @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Think I have the date right, sure it was the day before Oasis.…

Tue Nov 29 1994

Sawdoctors @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Sort of folky thing, I'm sure I attended this one. Definitely came to see them here once at the start of the '90s with Nick Palmer from Nixdorf!…

Sat Nov 19 1994

Reading Festival 1994 @ Reading Festival

Just went for the day, and we picked the worst day by far looks like, Red Hot Chili Peppers disappointed. I remember They Might Be Giants + Echobelly + Ginger Wildhearts playing with a broken arm.Look at the lineups on the other days :-( I remember picking this day because it was the most rock.…

Sun Aug 28 1994

Shakin' Stevens @ Southsea Common

Portsmouth Festival / Heineken Festival, a freebie, Chris Wilson's birthday. The Pogues also played on the Sunday, I think it was without Shane McGowan though.I may have listed Shakin' Stevens on another date, so this is definitely the…

Thu Aug 18 1994

Gosport Festival 94 @ Walpole Park (Gosport)

Wedding Present + Credit To The Nation + Senseless Things. I know I went, I seem to remember one band did not though. One more band advertised somewhere, ah not S⁎M⁎A⁎S⁎H^S⁎M⁎A⁎S⁎H were to pull out of the same festival in 1995, no wonder I mixed them up.] it was Adorable[^That is the name of the band.], think it was them that did not show, were they replaced by someone? Not the Walpole Park in Ealing!Just found this advertised in an [NME of 9/7/94 too.…

Fri Jul 29 1994

Freak Power @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Mat Welcome + Parrot, cabaret night, I went to a lot of these.Freak power was one of Fatboy Slims bands of course.Details from an ad in Insomnia, local student mag of the time.…

Thu Jul 28 1994

Sultans of Ping @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Thu Jul 21 1994

Dodgy @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Tue Jul 19 1994

Salad @ The Wedgewood Rooms

plus Catatonia. We liked Salad + saw them quite a few times. I didn't like Catatonia as much so they did crop up quite a lot.…

Wed Jul 06 1994

Glastonbury 1994 @ Glastonbury

My first Glastonbury festival, did we go in my van? Or was this the one where I had a last minute bad back + Ro drove in his Volvo?Hard to fault the lineup on the NME stage... Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Beastie Boys, Bjork, Manics, Radiohead, etc. Britpop-tastic.…

Thu Jun 23 1994

The Farm @ The Wedgewood Rooms

With support from The Iliad, I don't really remember either.…

Tue Jun 07 1994

Monsters of Rock @ Castle Donington

Aerosmith, who I hardly even remember. Not a great lineup, though the biggest one ever, over two stages. I enjoyed Wildhearts + Terrorvision. Ginger Wildheart threw his guitar into the crowd at the end of their set.Aha:Main stage:AerosmithExtremeSepulturaPanteraTherapy?Pride & GlorySecond Stage:The WildheartsTerrorvisionSkinBiohazardCry of LoveHeadswimI went with a friend from work, we slept briefly in my van so I think I forgot my sleeping bag. Think I got up early again very knackered to drive home.…

Sat Jun 04 1994

Shed Seven @ The Joiners

Plus Baby Chaos. This was ace, Chrissy + I went.Saw Dub War some time about now at this venue, + I know they toured with Shed Seven so not sure it was this one...…

Tue May 31 1994

Carnival '94 @ Stanmer Park

Don't think i attended the '95 event so I was definitely at this one, Inspiral Carpets + Boo Radleys + Elastica + Terrorvision + Chumbawamba + Dodgy + Gunshot + more.Looks like Pop Will Eat Itself pulled out on the day because of technical problems. God Machine were also due to play so guitarist Jimmy Fernandez died a few days before the gig.I originally had this down as the 27th, so found the ticket now + that sorts out a clash. I think it was a multi day event (one day jazz, one day dance, one day indie) and I only went to this day.…

Sat May 28 1994

Ed Tudor-Pole @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Cabaret, with Nan Vernon, Wasp Factory, Kevin Eldon, George Egg, Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue, The Really Band + compere Lee Hurst. We went to this every month for a while. What a bargain for £7 how did they do it? I think the earlier ones were only a fiver. Wasp Factory were managed by Eddie Izzard I think. Kevin Eldon + George Egg are proper comedy names I'd love to see again now, reading this a quarter of a century later.…

Fri May 27 1994

Skin @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Not her from Skunk Anansie, a rock band of this name…

Thu May 19 1994

Chumbawamba @ The Wedgewood Rooms

First of the Portsmouth Venue Campaign freebies helping out on the door (first one I attended, not their first one). Plus Gunshot, Attilla the Stockbroker, and Spot the Poet.…

Tue May 17 1994

David Lee Roth @ Portsmouth Guildhall

High camp at the Guildhall. Part of the Whole World Tour. I don't remember who the special guests were.…

Sun May 15 1994

Sean Meo @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Cabaret possibly, with Martin Coyote and Paul B Edwards…

Fri May 13 1994

Annie Hates Cordial @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Plus Freaks Of Desire, Local!I must have a ticket or a mention in my fanzine of this, so also just found it in NME listings for this week.…

Wed May 11 1994

Rollins Band @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Plus support from DigI originally had this down as the 2nd so I went to Oasis that day.Don't remember this one clearly, though I do remember seeing Henry Rollins spoken word around this time too.…

Tue May 03 1994

Oasis @ The Wedgewood Rooms

I attended this one. These "oasis" are going to do well for themselves I think. Ones to watch.…

Mon May 02 1994

Terrorvision @ Portsmouth Pyramids

With Mutha's Day Out + Valve. I'm sure the last Portsmouth Venue Campaign show that I did was Terrorvision, so these dates don't line up at all. Terrorvision must have played the Pyramids more than once. Aha, the last one I went to was Terrorvision and it was in July 1996!…

Sun May 01 1994

The Wonderstuff @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Plus The Gigolo Aunts.At the time a record price paid for a gig as I bought an extra one from a tout for friend Sophie who was visiting that day.…

Tue Apr 12 1994

Toyah @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Cabaret, hosted by Lee Hurst, with TV Smith, Dave Spikey, Pooka, Crisis Twins and almost certainly the Raymond and Mr Timpkins revue. Originally I'd this down as the 22nd for some reason. I always get the dates wrong on these cabaret gigs, on a lot of my gigs actually. Cannot find anything out about the Crisis Twins, but Dave Spikey is one of the writers of Phoenix Nights.…

Fri Mar 25 1994

The Wildhearts @ Portsmouth Pyramids

plus Baby Chaos. Another one I don't remember. Think I worked / volunteered at it.…

Tue Mar 22 1994

1st National VolksWorld Show

A VW show at Sandown Park. More sedate than a lot of them, I think a lot of it was indoors. VolksWorld was the magazine I used to subscribe to. The VW Beetle was gone by this stage so must have gone in the VW Camper.…

Sat Mar 19 1994

Soundgarden @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Superunknown warm up show at Shepherds Bush... pretty huge venue for a warm up show now I come to think of it. First gig at the reopened venue I think, so a special gig to relaunch the venue rather than just a warm up show for Soundgarden. Sure I won tickets from Radio One.Plus Spoon Man, some sort of spoon based street artist.Drove up in the beetle, and I remember taking the distributor cap off when I parked it, super advanced security measure. Where did I park it though? Near Shepherds Bush? No idea.I did win tickets! Don't remember this gimmick of the venue not being announced in advance.…

Sat Mar 12 1994

Therapy? @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Another Portsmouth Venue Campaign show.That question mark does not indicate uncertainty on my part (though I know there is a lot of that in this gigography) it is part of the band's name.[^As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.]…

Thu Mar 03 1994

Cabaret @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Desree, John Otway, Lemontrees, Sean Lock[^Now did they misspell this as Sean Locke originally or was it just me? Aha, it was them (or possibly him) as that's how it is spelled on the ticket.], Uncoordinated Juggler + compere Lee Hurst... how did they do all this for a fiver or whatever it was..?Aha it was six quid. Still!…

Fri Feb 25 1994

Elastica @ The Wedgewood Rooms

with 60ft Dolls. I spun the beetle in the snow on the way home.Valentines day, out alone, of course.…

Mon Feb 14 1994

Sultans of Ping @ The Wedgewood Rooms

I did see them twice at the Wedge. Found the ticket now.…

Thu Feb 03 1994

Cabaret with Sam Brown @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Compered by Lee Hurst and featuring Sam Brown, Tommy Cockles (Simon Day), Steve Gribbin, Sidi Bou Said, The Four Chaps and possibly more. Think this was the first of the monthly cabaret nights that we went to. £6 to get in, bargain. Who were the special guests? I think Raymond And Mr Timpkins Review were also on the bill.I am an idiot and transcribed the date incorrectly, *I think* I was at Echobelly in Southampton on the 22nd...…

Fri Jan 28 1994

Wishplants @ The Joiners

With Echobelly. Saw them here this year, was it this night though^Losing faith in this, would I have come to the Joiners this early in britpop times? This was before even Oasis played here. Maybe I saw them here in 1995.]? I thought [Echobelly headlined the night Chris and I went. https://www.echobelly.com has it this was the only time they played the Joiners though[^Removed old echobelly.com/gigs/gigs-archive/ link here.]. I also had it I was at a cabaret too on this date, but realise now I had the date of that wrong.…

Sat Jan 22 1994