Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1999

Gigography 1999

Getting there with Paul's gig history now, all the gigs I remember going 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 added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, and a box of old concert tickets + stuff from Mum + Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a lot 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 geeky, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

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

Mon Dec 20 1999


The Brighton Centre Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2GR

Fri Dec 10 1999

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Sat Nov 13 1999

Super Furry Animals

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Wed Nov 03 1999


Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

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

Thu Oct 21 1999

Bernard Butler

Sound Republic Leicester Square, London

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

Thu Oct 07 1999

Arab Strap

Uni 18A Ebury Street, London, SW1W 0LS

Thu Sep 23 1999

Robyn Hitchcock

Dingwalls Camden Lock, London NW1 8AL

Wed Sep 22 1999

Reading Festival 1999

Reading Festival Reading, Berkshire

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…

Fri Aug 27 1999


Goldsmiths College Union Building, Dixon Road, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

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…

Thu Aug 26 1999


Hylands Park Chelmsford

I remember Mel C and James Brown, but no-one who was any good. Did not pay to get in, I think I was back working with NME again. Maybe the time we…

Sat Aug 21 1999


Sound Republic Leicester Square, London

XFM related…

Sun Aug 08 1999


Walpole Park Mattock Lane, Ealing, London

Ed Byrne and Rob…

Thu Jul 29 1999


Wyndhams Theatre Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

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

Mon Jul 26 1999

Glastonbury 1999

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset

I only remember REM I hope i wrote more on popex at the time that I can find later... Was this the one where Stewart Lee's gig was a bit ruined by a…

Wed Jun 23 1999

Super Furry Animals

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Lunchtime recording for Japanese…

Sat Jun 19 1999


Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

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

Thu May 13 1999


The Scala 275 - 277 Pentonville Road, London N1

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

Wed May 12 1999


Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT

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

Sun May 09 1999

Bowlie Weekender

Camber Sands Camber Sands Holiday Centre, New Lydd Road, Camber Sands, Nr. Rye, Sussex TN31 7RL

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

Fri Apr 23 1999


Forum The Kentish Town Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY

A work freebie from NME, we nearly didn't get in because I couldn't prove I was who I was claiming to be (I wasn't). I basically put a bribe in the…

Thu Mar 25 1999