Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1994

Gigography 1994

Getting there with my gigography now, a list of every gig I've been to, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I've had since I've been in London, but there's not much from before that - got to get a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got a bundle of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember, and 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 slide though, I'm having fun remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now...

My first gig was in 1987, from then until 1990 it was mostly rock, either around Portsmouth or on trips up to London. Then in 1991 things got more indie, and in 1994 things really seemed to kick off. In 1996 I moved to London (first Waterloo, then Putney in 1998, Ealing in 1999, New Cross in 2000, and Stoke Newington in 2003) and in 2005 I moved back out again, to Folkestone (so that's where the list slows down again). Click on one of those years to see the gigs from that year, though you're more likely to have arrived at those pages than this by googling for gigography...

LOTS missing, it's surprising how many gigs I remember I can find no mention of online. Lots of Under Neath What, Atom Seed and David Devant (favourite bands of various times) to hopefully be unearthed, and what of the classic Supergrass at South Parade Pier? It's documented nowhere Of course Supergrass at South Parade Pier is on Song Kick now. This could turn into an valuable archive...

See links on individual pages to my Folkestone gig history.

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Oasis

and the Bootleg Beatles

Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP
Wed Nov 30 1994

Primal Scream

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

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Tue Nov 29 1994

Reading Festival 1994

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 and Echobelly and 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.

Reading Festival Reading, Berkshire
Sun Aug 28 1994

Shakin' Stevens

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, but this is definitely the

Southsea Common Southsea Seafront, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants
Thu Aug 18 1994

Gosport Festival 94

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 SMASH it was Adorable, 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.

Walpole Park (Gosport) Gosport, Hampshire, UK
Fri Jul 29 1994

Freak Power

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Jul 28 1994

Sultans of Ping

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Jul 21 1994

Dodgy

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Jul 19 1994

Salad

plus Catatonia

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Jul 06 1994

Glastonbury 1994

My first Glastonbury festival, went in my van, hard to fault the lineup on the NME stage... Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Beastie Boys, Bjork, Manics, Radiohead, etc. Britpop-tastic.

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset
Thu Jun 23 1994

The Nubiles

possibly at this one, it rings a bell

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Tue Jun 07 1994

The Farm

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Jun 07 1994

Monsters of Rock

Aerosmith, who I hardly even remember. Possibly Slayer played this year too? Not a great lineup, though the biggest one ever, over two stages. I enjoyed Wildhearts and Terrorvision. Ginger Wildheart threw his guitar into the crowd at the end of their set.

Castle Donington Donington Park Raceway,
Sat Jun 04 1994

Shed Seven

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Tue May 31 1994

Carnival '94

Don't think i was at the '95 event but 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 but guitarist Jimmy Fernandez died a few days before the gig.

Stanmer Park 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG
Fri May 27 1994

Ed Tudor-Pole

Caberet, with Nan Vernon, Wasp Factory, Kevin Eldon, George Egg, Rahmond and Mr Timpkins Revue, The Really Band and compere Lee Hurst

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Fri May 27 1994

Skin

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

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu May 19 1994

Chumbawamba

First of the Portsmouth Venue Campaign freebies helping out on the door. Plus Gunshot, Attilla the Stockbroker, nad Spot the Poet.

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Tue May 17 1994

Everything But The Girl

Promoting Amplified Heart according to NME.

Was it the 15th or 16th of this month?

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Sun May 15 1994

David Lee Roth

High camp at the Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Sun May 15 1994

Sean Meo

Caberet possibly, with Martin Coyote and Paul B Edwards

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Fri May 13 1994

Annie Hates Cordial

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed May 11 1994

Rollins Band

I think this was today but possibly the 3rd

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Mon May 02 1994

Oasis

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

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Mon May 02 1994

The Wonderstuff

Plus The Gigolo Aunts

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Tue Apr 12 1994

The Wildhearts

plus Baby Chaos

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Tue Mar 22 1994

Toyah

Caberet, hosted by Lee Hurst, with TV Smith, Dave Spikey, Pooka, Crisis Twins and almost certainly the Raymond and Mr Timpkins revue. Not sure this date is right, thought they were all on Fridays...

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Mar 22 1994

Soundgarden

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. Think I won tickets from Radio One.

Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT
Sat Mar 12 1994

Therapy?

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Mar 03 1994

Caberet

Desree, John Otway, Lemontrees, Sean Locke, Uncoordinated Juggler and compere Lee Hurst... how did they do all this for a fiver or whatever it was..?

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Fri Feb 25 1994

Gunshot

Not my normal sort of show, but so keen to show how varied my musical tastes were I even bought the t-shirt.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Feb 16 1994

Elastica

with 60ft Dolls. I spun my car in the snow on the way home.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Mon Feb 14 1994

Sultans of Ping

I did see them twice at the Wedge, was this one of them?

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Feb 03 1994

Wishplants

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Sat Jan 22 1994

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