Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1999

Gigography 1999

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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Ha, AWFUL christian rock. I was accompanying a friend who was reviewing or something.

Mon Dec 20 1999


Fri Dec 10 1999

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Sat Nov 13 1999

Super Furry Animals

Wed Nov 03 1999


Camden Crawl type thing, can't remember where we went or who we saw right now.

Thu Oct 21 1999

Bernard Butler

Free gig, recorded for XFM. Beset by tech problems, I think Bernard kicked the barrier down in frustration.

Thu Oct 07 1999

Arab Strap

Thu Sep 23 1999

Robyn Hitchcock

Wed Sep 22 1999

Reading Festival 1999

Blur headlined, not a very strong lineup I don't think. I was working mostly, and managed to lose my first mobile phone that work lent me.

Fri Aug 27 1999


Reading warmup, got very drunk on vodka red bulls, fell in a bush,and you can see me on the South Bank Show Special that was filmed there. Off to Reading the next day.

Definitely one of my favourite ever gigs.

I heard about tickets somehow and Clare (who was a student at the time and lived in New Cross went and got the tickets. Was a lot easier than a warm-up gig like this might have been these days!

I was working at at the time and was heading off to Reading the next day. Not sure if I lost my laptop or phone at the gig or if I lost them at the festival over the next few days. One or the other thoug, was a chaotic time.

We had a few drinks before the gig...

Thu Aug 26 1999


I remember Mel C and James Brown, but no-one who was any good.

Sat Aug 21 1999


XFM related show.

Sun Aug 08 1999


Ed Byrne and Rob Newman

Thu Jul 29 1999


A play, a birthday treat, long running, had Art Malik in it and it was Frank Skinner's first night.

Mon Jul 26 1999

Glastonbury 1999

I only remember REM I hope i wrote more on popex at the time that I can find later...

Wed Jun 23 1999

Super Furry Animals

Lunchtime recording for Japanese TV

Sat Jun 19 1999


MTV Five Night Stand... wish I could find more details of these online, I know the support acts were good too.

Thu May 13 1999


Wed May 12 1999


MTV Five Night Stand, would have been a few other bands on the bill... broadcast on MTV from May 17 to May 23, 1999.

Sun May 09 1999

Bowlie Weekender

Belle and Sebastian etc, the forerunner to All Tomorrow's Parties. Got very drunk.

Fri Apr 23 1999


A work freebie, we nearly didn't get in because I couldn't prove I was who I was claiming to be (I wasn't). A charity contribution sorted it out...

Thu Mar 25 1999