Welcome to August’s instalment of monthly posts all about
what gigs I have been to.
Private Life @
You may remember these guys being mentioned in July’s gigpost
. They were back this month at The Monarch. This time I brought along a big
bunch of friends (6 of us altogether), and they all loved Private Life! Make
sure you give them a like over on Facebook
to keep up-to-date with more gigs.
Presents Star Wars Episode V @ Secret Location
Not quite a gig, but I feel it needs a mention. Words
cannot even begin to describe this event! I would urge you all to grab yourselves
tickets and go, even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, but it finishes today. I’d only seen Episode IV
for the first time earlier this year, but I still had the most amazing time and
was so sad to leave. The details the folks at Secret Cinema put into this is
absolutely mind-blowing! The actors are all on top form, from the moment you
check-in, to when you leave. I'm desperate to go back!
Festival @ Various venues around Bethnal Green/Cambridge Heath/London Fields*
We only ended up seeing 1 band, and that was Toy who were
bloody amazing, as usual! There’s just something about the lead singer that I
find so mesmerising. I remember the first time I saw them play, quite a few
years ago, upstairs at The Old Blue Last. It’s amazing to have seen them grow!
Demons of Ruby
Mae @ Sebright Arms*
Yet another random, spare-of-the-moment Jukely
listened to a few of Demons of Ruby Mae’s songs on Spotify and quite liked what
I heard. Having never been to Sebright Arms before, I was excited to finally
check it out. It’s a great little intimate venue underneath the pub bar. One of
the support acts, Matt Wills, did a wicked medley of 90’s garage hits! Demons
of Ruby Mae sound like they should be a heavy rock metal band, but they’re far
from that. Lead singer, Jonny Gavin, has a wonderful voice that I could listen
V Festival @
Hyland Park in Chelmsford *
had announced a few weeks ago they would be
releasing passes for Saturday and Sunday at V Festival. As soon as the passes
went live the Thursday before, I was lucky enough to grab a pair in time. It
was a scorcher of a day, and we managed to catch sets from James Bay, Tove Lo,
Annie Mac, Hozier, Chvrches, Kasabian, Nero, and our personal favourite, Tom
Jones!! You can read the full blog post here
New Found Glory
@ O2 Islington Academy*
My 15 year old self was crying inside when passes for NFG
popped up on Jukely!
These pop-punk legends did not disappoint, with a set full
of so much energy! Lead singer Chad came bouncing onto the stage and didn't
stop until it was time to bounce off again. I am so happy I have finally had
the chance to see them!
Spector @ The
A big favourite of mine and Amy’s is Spector. This was
time this year seeing them play live. I swear, these boys
just get better each time. There was some fantastic support from Hippo Campus,
who I didn't realise I’d actually heard of before until they burst into
their hit Little Grace
Correspondents @ The Old Queen’s Head
Any time I’ve been to see The Correspondents, it’s been a
mad, crazy, amazing night. This night was no exception. There was a top notch
DJ playing some old skool 90’s tunes to really get us into the mood. As soon as
lead singer Mr Bruce hits the stage, you just can’t help but dance like crazy
(although no one will ever dance as crazy as him!!). I'm really looking forward
to catching them again in November, this time with their live band.
Be sure to check out my big gig post
, with the reason why
I attend so many live music events.
*These gigs I got passes to through Jukely
. Click through using any of my links to get £10 off your first month!