I need to apologise to the Bullfrog guys and Vinyl Tap for failing to alert you to their gigs last week – I hope they went well and I’ll try to do better.

The Southsea Skiffle Orchestra will be at the Guildhall on Tuesday week, 14 Feb, with a couple of one-off specially romantic tunes from the era. One of the main events this week is the next Barebones at Milton Hall (corner of the park) next Saturday evening. It’s a really cracking bill

Rory Motion is a poet, singer/songwriter, comedian, and tree impressionist! He has performed at every Glastonbury Festival since 1989, his unique blend of wit and wisdom appealing to a wide range of generations and political leanings.  He is also to be heard from time to time on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4.  He lives in a van on top of a hill in mid-Wales.  Rory has the rare ability to make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.  There are clips of him on his website and loads on Youtube.  If it weren’t for the fact that he has a brother living in Southsea we would never have enticed him out of mid-Wales.  Rory Motion should be enough for anyone, but there’s more…

Pete Harris is back with Jon Vaughan on harmonica.  Pete has been a stalwart of the blues and folk scenes around the UK for more than 30 years, as a solo artist and with a host of stellar names.  Jon is a mighty blues harmonica man – I’m sure you’ll remember him from his previous visits to Barebones – he is truly unique.  We are guaranteed a set of brilliant blues and Americana.  Follow the link for more info or find him on Youtube – there is plenty to see there although most of it is with his full electric delta blues band.  And if Rory and Pete aren’t enough, there’s more…

Plus Josh and Daisy are back!


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Gigs

  1. No worries about The Bullfrog, Dave – we had an excellent night! On Friday I went to see Live/Dead ’69 at “Under The Bridge” at Chelsea – part of Chelsea F.C’s ground. What a superb gig! Tom Constanten from Grateful Dead, Slick Aguilar from Jefferson Airplane/Starship and members of Bob Weir’s Ratdog and The Other Ones. On Saturday morning I went to the V & A to see the “Revolution” Exhibition – got there at 1045 a.m, but the first tour I could get on was at 4.50. p.m, and I had to catch a train into Gatwick at 5.45 from Tower Bridge, so NO chance. The shop was interesting though, a load of nice items from the era on display and for sale.

  2. Gig sounds good fun JR! Did they insist on you taking a V&A tour? I’ve been twice and just took myself round with the (great) headphone soundtrack. If anyone hasn’t been, it’s REALLY worth a visit, and it ends in a couple of weeks

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