Grant Nicholas, Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London

Grant Nicholas

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As you can see the last time I saw Grant Nicholas I was not a happy bunny at all, it was nothing to do with the man himself, but the crowd.

Last night the crowd was great and totally respectable towards Grant, his band and even Winterhours, the support act.

Winterhours was a one man band with a guitar playing some acoustic tunes, nothing offensive here whatsoever.

Grant played a solid set from start to finish. The whole album and new EP, Black Clouds were more or less played in full.

I’m really loving the whole solo stuff from Grant Nicholas, I’ve said that his album was the album of the year for me last year and I still stand by that. The new material on the EP all sounds solid. Roll on Wolverhampton.

Line up:

  • Grant Nicholas
  • Winterhours

Grant Nicholas Tour 2015

Final, World Darts Championship 2014/15, Alexandra Palace, London

Gary Anderson 7 – 6 Phil Taylor

“ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Gary, Gary… Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary Anderson”

What a final! Couldn’t have asked for anything more than this, absolutely fantastic action including a 180 bounce out from Anderson!

A couple of things to note as well, after watching the PDC on TV for years the crowd at the World Championship is super friendly, just as long as you do not talk about football! the moment you do it turns nasty as fuck! the crowd is also much much louder and is muted for TV. The final thing is the quality of the darts itself. The PDC players are so much better than the BDO one’s by a mile. I knew they were but I watched a bit of the DBO darts before I wrote this and scores of 40 were common, 140’s were cheered and 180’s were very rare. 180’s are expected by the hat-full in the PDC.

Match Reports: PDC, BBC

Slash, Wembley Arena, London

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A much better gig than the last time I saw Slash in London.

Line up

Set list

  • You’re a Lie
  • Night Train
  • Standing Sun
  • Avalon
  • Back from Cali
  • Stone Blind
  • Double Talkin’ Jive
  • Ghost
  • Out To get Me
  • 30 Years to Life
  • Beneath the Savage Sun
  • Mr. Brownstone
  • Rocket Queen
  • Bent to Fly
  • World On Fire
  • Anastasia
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Slither
  • Paradise City

Image: Nick Pickles

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