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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #150 on: September 16, 2018, 11:08:33 AM »
We'll another cracking night watching T.V.  A 6 hour journey involving trains, tube, bus and taxi found your scribe at The Highwayman in Sourton and what a venue.. quirky is a understatement, but after a tour by Sally a short walk with Alan Grundy (no relation to Bill) down the nearby disused railway line an adjournment to one of the many bars in time for Atilla's poetry set. TV's turn next and the new album was played in its entirety, so all the new songs have been heard by Tuts.. Barnstormer 1649 rounded off the evening, with an excellent set. Much (too much) supping followed, before retiring around 2.30!!!! So the set list was..no control, we stand alone, green zone, never again, keys, satellites, no hope St, lost sheep, sunny side, file it, written, overdose.   Also in attendance was a former member of cheap, I will credit him when I remember his name....   A great night/morning, here's to the next one!!!
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #151 on: September 16, 2018, 04:04:56 PM »
It was Mik Heslin Phil.
Yes, what a great gig and well worth the over 500 mile round trip!

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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #152 on: September 16, 2018, 04:16:12 PM »
Cheers Alan (no relation to Bill).. almost home myself, then might play a bit of music......
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #153 on: September 16, 2018, 07:28:35 PM »
Do I need to guess what you're going to play? Could it be something you got yesterday? Played mine on the trip home after the gig this morning!

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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #154 on: September 17, 2018, 09:02:17 AM »
Thanks EKT; great review of the gig - and the venue too!  8)
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #155 on: September 25, 2018, 06:23:46 PM »
Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland - 22 Sep 2018

TV already has an established fan club here, judging by the audience and the enthusiastic reaction to his songs. Previous years' touring with Punk Lurex has clearly had an effect. Vastavirta is a truly fantastic venue, plenty of standing room and enough seating for those who want to stay back a little (and still have a great view). Probably 150+ of an audience, but I think I was the only Scotsman. 

First on about 10pm were a reasonable covers band, followed by Punk Lurex, who were excellent.

TV came on at midnight and played the following over the next 80 minutes:

Only One Flavour
21
No Control
Keys To the World
What If?
Replay
I Delete
Lion & the lamb
We Stand Alone
TV's Over
Never Again Until the Next Time
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
No Hope Street
Last Lost Sheep
Runaway Train Driver
My String Will Snap
Generation Y
Land Of the Overdose
  [on the remaining songs he was accompanied by Punk Lurex]
GGE
Bored Teenagers
1 Chord Wonders
[encore] The Future Used To Be Better


Was a privilege to be there. The sound quality was exceptional too (or maybe that was just me being impressed by the venue, or the beer).

The venue remained open until something like 4 or 5am, but I left around 3.30 (and, 3 days later, I am just about recovered enough to post this).

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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #156 on: September 26, 2018, 12:42:33 PM »
Good to hear you've recovered.  ;)
Thanks very much for your review and for taking the trouble to go to Finland to be able to write a review for us!  8)

I'm counting the days until my next TV gig - only 3 days left!  :D
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #157 on: September 26, 2018, 09:36:03 PM »
Yes, sounds like a great trip!

Not at all jealous...
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #158 on: September 27, 2018, 11:34:30 AM »
Excellent review Rob.
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #159 on: September 28, 2018, 07:58:52 AM »
Yes, sounds like a great trip!

Not at all jealous...

I sure as hell am!!  ;D

Great review, too.
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #160 on: September 28, 2018, 10:56:06 AM »
I may have fibbed...
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #161 on: September 29, 2018, 04:19:40 PM »
Tonight it's off to "Esperanza" in S.Gmuend (a place TV has played quite a few times).

Anyone planning to go tomorrow (Balingen)? Don't come at 9pm (as usual), apparently it's an early start at 7pm!  :o
Not sure if I can make that one.
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #162 on: September 29, 2018, 10:44:34 PM »
Have a great time tonight - and hopefully tomorrow Uli.

Report back please!
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #163 on: September 30, 2018, 09:51:11 AM »
When I arrive at the "Esperanza" (after taking a wrong turn in the town centre of Schwaebisch Gmuend - I should've known better, as I'd been to this club a few times!), the 'usual suspects' are already there: Ilona & Wolfgang, TV & Sally, Meike & partner, plus a few people I don't know.  8)
Gotta admit, for a Saturday night (!) it could/should be more people in... what's up with Gmuend?

Anyway, support band Ashpipe (who came all the way from Italy) start their show. They play punk/reggae/ska...
Apart from the typical drums/bass/guitar/vocals line-up they have a crazy guy on mandolin/fiddle/vox, who adds that "special extra" folk flavour. Not bad at all.

Soon thereafter TV starts playing to an attentive audience (well maybe apart from the 2 guys who chat loudly during the songs). I don't have a complete setlist (sorry) with the correct order (sorry again), but these were played: Not in my name, No control, We Stand Alone, No Time To Be 21, We Who Wait, Keys to the world, Coming In To Land, Replay, Lion and the Lamb, I Delete, No Hope Street, Expensive Being Poor, Immortal Rich, Land Of The Overdose, Last Lost Sheep, It's warming up, The Drink, Pushed Again, My String Will Snap, Generation Y, GGE, Bored Teenagers, One Chord Wonders
Encore: Only One Flavour, Runaway Train Driver

Afterwards, we chat a bit (e.g. about the early start in Balingen - TV likes the idea of not starting late, for once) and say bye (until the next time).  :)
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Re: TV Gigs 2018
« Reply #164 on: September 30, 2018, 02:32:44 PM »
Cheers Uli - and is the next time tonight?
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