Skunk Anansie , The Jezabels, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25-11-12



This was a good one. Myself & a few local friends made a weekend of this. Flying over on the Saturday, doing the usual stuff in Amsterdam, then on Sunday it was Skunk @ the Ziggo Dome.My mates came back to Boston on the Monday, but i traveled on to Cologne for Garbage gig. Β Got to Ziggo, met a few of the Dutchies & Cass took us in early. This venue is huge. Was interesting seeing stuff being set up etc. As ever, Mark was gonna run his GoPro cameras & he’d got a new item : The head strap mount ! He asked who’d like to try it. Theo did ..P1020298

It was the last night of the tour for The Jezabels, so Mark had made a nice little video to be played behind them…mate !

Still to be finished…


Skunk Anansie, @ village underground, Shoreditch, London 5-9-12


This was the album launch gig, in a tiny venue. I met up with Rob & off we went for a pint. Along the way, we bumped into Cass who was doing some shopping, so had a wee chat πŸ™‚ There were also some other Skunk regulars here such as Alex, Wendy, Theo etc. This was also the first time i met the lovely Sammy πŸ™‚ There was quite a good turn out with the queue snaking around the place. Personally, i didn’t think the actual venue was all that brilliant, but, it didn’t really matter that much to me, as i was on the front row πŸ˜‰ They started the show with “Tear The Place Up” . Took about 5 songs before we got the old classic ” Twisted (Every day hurts)”. That got the crowd well & truly bouncing around.

We then got the live debut of a brand new song, “This Is Not A Game”

The main set finished with the perfection that is “Charlie”…still my fave ever Skunk track. They slowed things down with an encore including “Hedonism” & then it was again balls out rocking with Skankheads.


A great night for sure. Would have been nice to hang around afterwards, but as i had work the next day & a 2 hour plus drive home, off i went.

Download Festival ,Def Leppard, The Darkness, Alter Bridge, Royal Republic, Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Japanese Voyeurs, System Of A Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Skunk Anansie, Down,Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Cheap Trick, Mr Big, Dio Disciples, Clutch, Linkin Park, The Pretty Reckless, Castle Donington 10-6-11

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Houston band like video

Skunk Anansie, The Virginmarys, @ Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain 10-2-11



This was a good one. Was queued up outside & Cass came over & invited me in for a drink to warm up etc. After a chat with Leigh, i went out front & Cass was doing a small photo shoot. I watched a bit of the VMs soundchecking. The venue has a strange balcony where people dangle their legs over the side. Of course, it’s too much of a temptation for skinΒ P1000873


Another great show By da Skunks & Virginmarys πŸ™‚

Skunk Anansie, The Virginmarys, @ Lisbon Coliseum, Portugal 8-2-11

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Whilst walking around during the day we bumped into the VM guys. Collecting my pass, the venue had my name down as “Simon Chap man ” haha For the Virginmarys, i did a bit of a balancing act as i used 2 cameras to record..

Quality set as always from the guys. Skunk were just great as ever. I filmed their set & gave the master tape to Leigh (Skunks manager). Got a photo with the VMs afterwards..P1000720