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concerts i have seen

this is accurate as i have been able to make it, but some shows must be missing, some dates, or even years are guesses.
exceptional performances are in bold. exceptionally bad performances are in red.

1980
thin lizzy - 10 may, queens hall, leeds - http://www.thinlizzyguide.com/tours/dates/1980/800510.htm
rush - 15 june, queens hall, leeds - http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/rons/ron.php?f=11_PermanentWaves
ufo, 11 october, queens hall, leeds

1981
black sabbath, max webster, a2z, 12 january, queens hall - http://www.black-sabbath.com/tourdates/1981.html
whitesnake, billy squire - queens hall, leeds
monsters of rock II, ac/dc, whitesnake, blue oyster cult, slade, blackfoot, more (bands name) -
22 august 1981, castle donnington race track - http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/donington-1981.html
steve hackett - 9 october, university, york - http://www.stevehackett.de/html/tour/cured.html
rush - 9 november, bingley hall, stafford

1982
camel - 27 may, sheffield city hall
queen, joan jett and the blackhearts, teardrop explodes, heart - 5 june, elland road, leeds
theakstons music festival, jethro tull, lindisfarne, blues band, huang chung, marillion, ralph mctell, nicol and swarbrick -
27/8 august, nostel priory, wakefield, yorkshire
genesis - 23 september, queens hall, leeds
tangerine dream - 4 november, sheffield city hall
e.l.o. - wembley arena
lindisfarne - university, york.
whitesnake - 18 december, queens hall, leeds

1983
marillion, peter hammill - 13 april, sheffield city hall
peter gabriel - hammersmith odeon
twelfth night - leeds
haze - numerous times at bay horse, and once at the spotted cow, york between 1983-85

1984
marillion - 11 february, leeds uni
camel - 6 may, manchester apollo
roger waters (with eric clapton on lead guitar) - nec, birmingham
dave brubeck quartet - manchester opera house
twelfth night - 1 november, manchester apollo

1985
supertramp - nec, birmingham
iq, magnum - manchester apollo
pentangle (with jaqui mcshee, and bert jansch) - manchester

1986
marillion - 29 january, sheffield city hall
courtney pine - leadmill sheffield
tangerine dream - 14 march, manchester apollo
bruford's earthworks - bloomsbury theatre, london
barbara thompson - leadmill sheffield

1987
bruford's earthworks, michael nyman - 5 january, qeh, london
iq - marquee club
naidems ghost (pete nichols) - marquee club
jazz warriors - london
wayne shorter, tommy chase quartet - 4 april, camden jazz festival, town and country club, camden, london
courtney pine - corn exchange, cambridge
peter gabriel - earls court
miles davis - qeh london
art blakey and the jazz messengers - camden underworld
wynton marsellis quintet, courtney pine quartet - 23 july, rfh, london
dead can dance - 9 august, town and country, camden
tommy chase quartet - several times
harold budd, michael brook, laarji, roger eno - opal evening
18 november 1987, shaw theatre, london - 1/2 mile from king cross station, on the night of the fire.
p.i.l. - 4 november, national kilburn
the enid - 6 november, hammersmith odeon
jethro tull - 7 november, hammersmith odeon
bruford's earthworks - 10 november, half moon theatre, docklands jazz festival
loose tubes - 12 november, half moon theatre, docklands jazz festival
dead can dance, ar kane - 29 november, saddlers wells, london
sting - 15-20 (1 time)december, wembley arena, london

1988
tommy chase quartet - several times
art blakey and the jazz messengers - ronnie scotts, london (twice)
camden jazz festival, danny thompson's whatever, nana vasconcelos, andy sheppard - 19 march, town and country, camden
steve hackett acoustic solo - 10 may, corn exchange, cambridge
david sylvian - 28 may, hammersmith odeon, london
david sylvian - 30 may, hammersmith odeon, london
jane siberry - 27-29 july (1 time) - ica, london
pink floyd - 6 august, wembley stadium
the enid - 5 november, dominion, london
barbara thompson's paraphernalia - 7, or 8 november, riverside, london*

1989
art blakey and the jazz messengers - ronnie scotts, london
peter hammill - 21 april, royalty theatre, london
dead can dance - 30 april, town and country, camden
miles davis - 11 july, qeh, london
anderson, bruford, wakeman, howe - 28 october, wembley arena
big country - scarborough

1990
michael nyman & blanescu quartet - 16 february, qeh, london
peter hammill - 21 february, irish centre, leeds
miles davis - hammersmith apollo
tommy chase quartet - hull (had hammond player in band)
tangerine dream - 26 october, hammersmith odeon
suzanne vega, brian kennedy - between 28 may, 2 june, 1 time, dominion theatre, london

1991
miles davis - rfh, london
rickie lee jones - rfh, london
jethro tull - city hall hull
brian kennedy - london

1992
miles davis tribute band, wayne shorter, herbie hancock,dave holland, tony williams, wallace roney - royal albert hall
rush - 18 april, wembley arena

1993
u2, bjork, stereo mcs - wembley arena
sylvian & fripp - royal albert hall, london*

1994
rickie lee jones - london
david sylvian - q.e.h, london

1995
killing joke - 9 february, shepherds bush empire
king crimson - royal albert hall
michael nyman band - 13 april(?), rfh, london
laurie anderson - sometime in the 90s (i think) probably The Barbican.

1996
michael nyman - 30 january, rfh, london
peter hammill and band - 17 may, barbican, london
underworld - brixton academy
orbital - 9 may, royal albert hall, london
king crimson - 30 june, shepherds bush empire
earth energy festival, orbital, jah wobble raiders of the heart, nightmares on wax, spooky - 3 august, croyden park, south london
tangerine dream - 30 november, shepherds bush empire

1997
michael nyman band, gattaca ost performance - 13 may, rfh, london
william orbit's strange cargo - astoria, london
tribal gathering, kraftwerk, orbital, empirion, daft punk, eddie izzard - 25 may, luton hoo, england
phoenix festival, david bowie*, orbital, james taylor quartet, faith no more, texas, 19 july sun(only)
david bowie - shepherds bush empire
the prodigy - battersea power station

salomon orchestra - many times between 1997 and 2001, inc, korngold 1st, porgy and bess - with willard white (rfh), rhapsody in blue - with wayne marshall

1998
projekct two - jazz cafe, camden
projekct four - jazz cafe, camden*
kenny garrett quartet with kenny kirkland - jazz cafe, camden
yes - royal albert hall
front 242 - shepherds bush empire, london
jethro tull - shepherds bush empire, london
depeche mode - wembley arena, london

1999
underworld - astoria london.
john barry and the english chamber orchestra - 18 april, royal albert hall. london
orbital - 8 march, preview of 'middle of nowhere' mtv competition winner, live performance was cancelled, but there were djs there.
orbital - 27 march, brixton academy, london
orbital - 24 april, peel sessions live, q.e.h.
glastonbury festival, 25-27 june. r.e.m*, underworld, orbital, mercury rev, lenny kravitz, bjorn again, barenaked ladies, hole, bush, al green, cadigans, blondie .
proms - 4 concerts, inc, waltons 1st, pictures at an exhibition (mussorgsky, orch ravel) enigma variations (elgar) & henry v suite (walton)
porcupine tree - 8 november, scala london
nine inch nails - 9 december, brixton academy

2000
barenaked ladies - royal albert hall
king crimson - shepherds bush empire
porcupine tree - 31 may, scala london
glastonbury festival, 23-25 june. nine inch nails, willie nelson, rolf harris, moloko, leftfield, morcheeba, happy mondays, david gray, david bowie*, moby, etc.
proms - holst planet suite
orbital - 26 october hammersmith palais, london
mercury rev - shepherds bush empire

2001
orbital - 5 may, octagon, sheffield,
orbital - 17 may, corn exchange, cambridge
porcupine tree - 11 may, shepherds bush empire
gary numan - ocean, london
william orbit - 18 october, barbican, london
orbital - 15 november, brixton academy, london (?)

2002
peter hammill - 15 june, evening performance, lyric theatre london
orbital - 22 june, somerset house, london
david bowie, suede, divine comedy - 10 july, manchester cricket ground, move festival.
porcupine tree, adom - shepherds bush empire
robert plant and the strange sensation, tinawaren -10 july, astoria london
robert plant and the strange sensation, arthur brown - 17 october, leeds university
adom - camden
underworld, octagon sheffield.
suede - shepherds bush empire
gary numan - shepherds bush empire

2003
david bowie - wembley arena
peter hammill - 2 february, qeh, london (with vdgg all guesting for encore)
coldplay, feeder, echo and the bunnymen -17 april, earls court, london
t in the park, r.e.m., underworld, the darkness, gus gus, john squire, röyksopp, the cardigans, green jelly, flaming lips, supergrass -
12 july, balado scotland
underworld, somerset house, london
leeds festival, aphex twin, janes addiction, slipknot, incubus, the offspring, the prodigy, the vines, spiritualized, muse, pulp, white stripes
janes addiction - hammersmith apollo
plaid, luke vibert, cassette boy - electroworks, camden
radiohead - m.e.n., manchester

2004
karftwerk - 20 march, brixton academy, london
mark kozelek (sun kil moon) - 9 june, scala london
orbital - 25 june, brixton academy, london
yes - 19 june, m.e.n., manchester
kid 606 - brudnell, leeds
prefuse 73 - brudnell, leeds
rush - m.e.n., manchester

2005
r.e.m. - 21 feb - cancelled show, 4 songs acoustically - hallam stadium, sheffield
dead can dance - 7 april, forum,camden*
van der graaf generator - 6 may, qeh, london*
radio massacre international - 10 june, brudnell leeds*
r.e.m. - 15 june, hallam stadium, sheffield
r.e.m, ? june stadium, hull
van der graaf generator - 9 july, de montfort hall, leicester
nine inch nails - 11 july, apollo manchester
van der graaf generator - 13 november, bridgewater hall, manchester
robert plant and the strange sensation - 4 december, hammersmith palais

2006
free system projekct - 10 june, space centre, leicester*
tool - 14 june, hammersmith apollo
radio massacre international and ian boddy - space centre, leicester
hampshire jam, redshift*, fanger and schönwalder, volt, - october, liphook, hampshire
killing joke - leeds uni.
peter hammill - 6 october, sage, gateshead
radiohead - empire ballroom, blackpool - 13 may

2007
jethro tull - st georges hall, bradford
van der graaf generator - 16 april, barbican, london
porcupine tree - 22 april, rock city, nottingham
lisa gerrard - 29 april, shaftsbury theatre, london
tool - m.e.n, manchester
wild in the country, underworld, hot chip, sascha & john digweed - 20 june, knebworth house
rush - 6 october, hallam stadium, sheffield
underworld - 16 october, manchester apollo*
david sylvian - november, bridgewater hall, manchester
porcupine tree - 9 december, leeds uni

2008
underworld - 28 february, roundhouse london*
underworld - 29 february, roundhouse london*
van der graaf generator - 27 april, royal northern college of music, manchester
jean michel jarre - 28 april, manchester opera house
free system project - 17 may, st john's baptist church, leicester*
nina nastasia - brudnell leeds
hampshire jam - redshift*, free system projekt, ian boddy, airsculpture, etc. 15 november, liphook, hampshire

2009
ac/dc m.e.n, manchester, 21 april, tue
jean michel jarre - m.e.n, manchester, 24 may, sun
orbital - leeds academy, 11 june, thu
kraftwerk - manchester velodrome, 2 july, thurs
nine inch nails & janes addiction - m.e.n. manchester, 14 july, tue
mark kozelek - st. phillips church, manchester, 20 july, mon
pearl jam - m.e.n. manchester, 17 august, mon*
porcupine tree - hammersmith apollo, 9 october fri
hampshire jam - liphook, hampshire, 31 october sat
seasick steve - o2 academy leeds, 5 november
gary numan - sheffield, corporation, 20 november fri
gong - academy2, manchester, 21 nov sun
yes - apollo, manchester, 22 nov sun*
gary numan - o2 academy leeds, 24 nov wed
echo and the bunnymen - o2 academy leeds, 15 dec

2010
jethro tull - york theatre royal
mark kozelek - union chapel, london
hampshire jam, redshift etc. - liphook, hampshire
steve hackett - holm firth picturedome, 26 nov.

2011
van der graaf generator - academy 3, manchester,26 march
rush - m.e.n. arean manchester, 19 may
iq - the assembly, leamington spa, 25 june
mark kozelek - st annes church, manchester, 8 august

2012
steven wilson - shepherds bush empire, london, 15 may
pearl jam - m.e.n. manchester - 20 june*

2013
steve hackett, hammer smith apollo - 10 may*
rush - m.e.n. manchester 22 may

2014
steve hackett - barbican, york, 26 oct

2015
underworld (dubnobasswithmyheadman tour),albert hal, manchester - 13 march
steven wilson - bridgewater hall, manchester - 14 march
ian anderson - jethro tull the rock opera - barbican, york - 12 sept

2018
roger waters - m.e.n. arena manchester - 3 july

* released officially in full, or part of an official live album.

there are probably a few i have forgotten, and some dates are a bit random, but that is pretty much the gigs i have seen.

most seen artists.

orbital - 14 times
peter hammill - 13 including vdgg, 8 times solo
underworld - 11 times
tommy chase quartet - about 10 times
haze ? times 1983-5, pub band does not really count.
salomon orchestra ? times 1997-2001, my partner ali, lead the front bench of violas, much of the time.
porcupine tree - 6 times
jethro tull - 6 times
rush - 6 times
van der graaf generator - 6 times
davis bowie - 5 times
david sylvian - 5 times
miles davis - 4 times
art blakey and the jazz messengers - 4 times
dead can dance - 4 times + lisa gerrard 1 time
tangerine dream - 4 times
mark kozelek - 4 times

shows i have had tickets to but not made.

reading festival 1984
david bowie - m.e.n. manchester 1995 - cancelled
hampshire jam 2007
thin lizzy - leeds 2011
steven wilson - manchester 2013
dead can dance - london 2012
arc - liverpool 2014

stand up comedians and raconteurs I have seen - date are best guess.

dave allen 1987
julian clary/the joan collins fan club - several times including fanny the wonderdog's final appearance 1987-1991.
ben elton 1989
rick mayal 1989
peter ustinov 1995
alan davies 1998
eddie izzard 1999 as well as at the tribal gathering 1997.
mark steele 2008
jimmy carr - 2010
sean locke 2010
dara o'brian 2012
jeremy hardy - 2016