Start as you mean to go on! Another fantastic night was The Vibrators 1978 line up reunion at The Hope and Anchor. Billed as an acoustic set, it was anything but. For me it was a magical night!
Another real highlight was The Specials and Toots and The Maytells at Hatfield
Also in May, we had The North Finchley Festival. A fantastic celebration of music!
I could have chosen any number of clips, but the Apricot Hounds were a band that stood out. I was doing the sound for this, which was fun
We also had some great music in Mill Hill for the MHMF and at The Jesterfest in West Hampstead. In the autumn, I saw someone I've wanted to see for decades, the incomparable Ben Sidran at Ronnie Scotts. Ben describes himself as the first existensialist Jewish Jazz Rapper, but he is so much more.
On the Jazz front, Scott Hamilton was pretty damn good at the London Jazz festival in the autumn.
On the more punky front, 999 were excellent at The Dublin castle
We rounded the year off with a pretty fine bash at The Chandos Arms for the Barnet Eye Awards Ceremony, with my band the False Dots playing an acousitc and an electric set! Here's a few of the numbers from the Acousitc set
All in all a pretty good year!
Here's a few other tweeted highligfhts from shows of pretty cool gigs
The Sprit of The Torrington lives! Eliza Neal and The Narcotics live at Old Finchleans with @feenstrablues! Great to see it packed out! pic.twitter.com/ajGnzt8CFa— Roger Tichborne/RogT (@Barneteye) September 10, 2017
@millhillfest closing party with Alan Warner and friends at the @AdamAndEveNW7 packed out and a great party atmosphere pic.twitter.com/nwvapwRbJE— Roger Tichborne/RogT (@Barneteye) June 24, 2017
Have a great new year!