Gig History 1984-1986


The following is a list of all the gigs we can remember, have references to, or would like to have been. There are certainly huge gaps, and some of the gigs listed are not 100% accurate. If you know any more information please do get in touch. Many thanks to Mick Penguin for his invaluable help.

1984    
February    
16th Islington Bingo Hall (Later The Garage)  
23rd Islington Bingo Hall (Later The Garage)  
     
May    
16th Highbury Hemingford Arms Mayday Theatre co-op production of 'The Mother' by Berthol Brecht
17th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
18th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
23rd Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
24th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
25th Cannonbury Station House  
26th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
27th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
29th Vauxhall Bonnington Square  
30th Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
31st Highbury Hemingford Arms 'The Mother'
     
June    
17th Westbourne Park Meanwhile Gardens  
23rd Westbourne Park Meanwhile Gardens  
     
July    
7th Westbourne Park Meanwhile Gardens  
     
September    
28th Nottingham Co-op Conference, University w/Chumbawamba
29th Sutton Cum Lound Village Hall  


     
November    
9th Kentish Town Interaction  
17th Elephant & Castle Ambulance Station w/Chumbawamba
24th Elephant & Castle Ambulance Station  
27th Oxford Street 100 Club w/Subhumans
     
December    
20th Hackney Brougham Road 'Little Touch of Harry' recorded
     
1985    
 
(Andy & Sarah's first gigs)
 


January    
11th Dalston Crown & Castle w/Dynamics
26th Kentish Town Interaction w/Cardiacs
28th Hammersmith Clarendon [Idiot Ballroom]  
     
February    
11th Kings Cross Pindar of Wakefield  
21st Oxford Street 100 Club w/Subhumans
     
March    
3rd Brixton Crown and Anchor  
10th Kings Cross Pindar of Wakefield w/Astronauts
12th Warminster King Arthur w/A Heads
13th Bristol Demolition Ballroom w/Idiot Strength & Astronauts
14th Gloucester Cherry Tree  
15th Swansea St Philips Community Centre  
31st Camden London Musician's Collective w/Action Pact
     
April    
3rd Fulham Greyhound w/Subhumans
5th Hackney Blue House w/Flowers In The Dustbin
6th Elephant & Castle Ambulance Station w/Blood And Roses
9th Islington 3 Johns  
29th Oval Cricketers  
     
May    
1st Kentish Town Bull & Gate  
7th Bournemouth Henry's Vegetarian Cafe  
8th Hazelbury Plucknett Village Hall w/Idiot Strength
10th Hammersmith Clarendon [Upstairs] w/Poison Girls
17th Doncaster Co-op Hall  
18th Welwyn Garden City Woodhall Community Centre  
28th Stoke Newington Three Crowns  
     
June    
4th Stoke Newington Three Crowns  
11th Hammersmith Clarendon [Downstairs]  
     
July    
1st Soho WC1 Marquee w/Impossible Dreamers
6th Stoke Newington Three Crowns  
7th Stockwell Old Queens Head  
12th Fulham Greyhound w/Subhumans
13th Hackney Blue House  
15th Kings Cross Pindar of Wakefield  
17th Leeds Adam & Eves  
19th Birmingham Peacocks w/Seers & Dee's Poetry
23rd Soho Pyramid Club [Gossips]  
24th Darlington Coachman Hotel  
25th Hull Adelphi  
26th Sunderland Bunker  
27th Ambleside Village Hall  
28th Ambleside Village Hall  
     
August    
10th Westbourne Park Meanwhile Gardens  
23rd Hackney Chats Palace w/Poison Girls
24th Hammersmith Clarendon [Downstairs] w/Bloodsports
31st Telford Amphitheatre w/Chumbawamba
     
September    
1st Bristol  Thekla Cancelled due to glass breakage in soundcheck
3rd Fulham Greyhound  
6th Stroud Marshall Rooms  
28th Hammersmith Clarendon [Downstairs] w/Bloodsports
     
October    
6th Brighton Richmond w/Push
8th Fulham Kings Head w/Push
11th Bath Longacre Hall  
12th Ilfracombe Collingwood Hotel w/Cult Maniax, Vern the Carrot and the Bushroadies & Jive Turkey
13th Hammersmith Clarendon [Upstairs] w/Cardiacs & Tenpole Tudor
14th Soho WC1 Marquee w/Impossible Dreamers
17th Harrow on the Hill Roxborough w/Push
18th Finsbury Park Red Rose w/The Fifteenth & New Kick
26th Wood Green Arts Centre w/Eat Shit
27th Stevenage Bowes Lyon House w/Tenpole Tudor
     
November    
1st Hammersmith Clarendon [Upstairs] w/Three Johns & Marc Riley
7th Finsbury Park Red Rose w/All About Eve
8th Birmingham Mermaid  
10th Liverpool Bradys Cavern  
12th Chesterfield Gotham City  
16th Sunderland Bunker w/Dynamics
17th Middlesborough Teeside Polytechnic w/Dynamics
19th Manchester University Hunt-Sab Benefit w/Dynamics
21st Leeds Trades Club w/Chumbawamba & The Ex
22nd Leamington Spa Hod Carrier w/Magic Mushroom Band
23rd Swansea St Philips Community Centre  
30th Oxford S. Oxford Community Centre  
     
December    
4th Brixton Fridge w/Mekons, Poison Girls & Rory McCleod
7th St Albans Crypt w/Astronauts, Musical Melodies & The Shout
11th Stoke Newington Town Hall Blue House Benefit w/Angels ov Light(Psychic TV) Astronauts & Zos Kia
14th Nottingham Queenswalk Community Centre  
19th Tufnell Park Boston Arms [Dome] w/Play Dead & The Bolshoi
20th Welwyn Garden City Ludwick Youth Club w/Benjamin Zephania & Astronauts
     
1986    
January    
17th Kings Cross New Merlins Cave w/Stars of Heaven & Stitched Back Foot Airman
22nd Mallet Street ULU  
24th Stoke Newington Three Crowns w/Thatcher on Acid
25th Euston Central London Polytechnic  
     
February    
27th Fulham Greyhound w/World Domination Enterprise
     
March    
1st Stratford Tom Allen Centre w/Stitched Back Foot Airman
8th Hammersmith Clarendon w/Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Bolshoi & Gangland Funeral
17th Exeter Boxers  
18th Southampton West Indian Club  
2?th Mallet Street ULU w/Balaam And The Angel, Guana Batz & Shop Assistants
     
April    
1st Brighton Art College Basement w/Wat Tyler & Hysteria Ward
2nd Kentish Town Timebox w/Astronauts
4th Woolwich Thames Polytechnic w/Wolfhounds
     
May    
2nd St Albans College Of Further Education w/Into a Circle
6th Camden Dingwalls w/Watermelons
7th Leeds Adam & Eves w/Len Bright Combo [Wreckless Eric]
8th Scunthorpe Hangar  
10th Hull Adelphi w/Pulp
14th Kendal Brewers Arts Centre  
15th Bradford 1 in 12 @ Queens Hall  
16th Leamington Spa Hod Carrier (Joseph meets Bambi for the first time)
28th Portobello Bay 63 w/Stump & Scientists
30th Norwich University w/Mighty Lemon Drops
     
June    
3rd Finsbury Park George Robey w/Thatcher On Acid
8th Dublin Project Arts Centre  
10th Dublin Spinning Wheel  
11th Wexford Heffermans Bar  
13th Limerick Savoy Hotel  
17th Chesterfield Moulin Rouge  
19th Walthamstow Royal Standard  
25th Brighton Sussex University Crypt w/Astronauts & Thatcher on Acid
28th Westbourne Park Meanwhile Gardens w/Impossible Dreamers
     
July    
3rd Camden Electric Ballroom w/Three Johns, Poison Girls, The Janitors & Bomb Party
12th Fulham Greyhound  
13th Croydon Underground w/Mighty Ballistic Hi Power
25th Hammersmith Clarendon [Upstairs] w/Easterhouse
26th Bolton Queens Park w/Membranes (Fall due to play, but cancelled)
     
September    
11th Woolwich Tramshed  
19th Leatherhead Fetcham Riverside Club  
26th Berlin Ex Club  
27th Berlin Kob  
30th Mannheim Old Vienna  
     
October    
3rd Ravensburg Jugend Haus  
4th Passau Zeuhaus  
10th Kentish Town Town & Country w/Robyn Hitchcock & Marc Riley and the Creepers
15th Kentish Town Bull and Gate w/Goats Don't Shave & Thatcher on Acid
18th Euston Polytechnic of Central London w/Culture Shock
21st Whitechapel City of London Polytechnic w/The Mousehounds
22nd Reading Paradise Club w/Pressgang & Thatcher On Acid
27th Bradford University w/Hot and Horrid
31st Warwick University w/Guana Batz & Shop Assistants
     
November    
7th Chelsea Kings College  
8th Bournemouth Rooftops w/Crowforce
13th Mile End Queen Mary College  
19th Preston Rumble Club w/Dandelion Adventure
20th Manchester International w/Wedding Present
23rd Brighton Richmond  
25th Finsbury Park North London Polytechnic  
26th Finchley Westfield Polytechnic w/Wedding Present & The Bridge (Joseph sacks band)
28th Islington City University  
     
December    
12th Uxbridge Brunel University w/Men They Couldn't Hang & Then Jericho
14-21st Crystal Palace RMS 'Wicked Women, Wicked Men and Wicket Keepers' recorded
18th Finsbury Park George Robey Raymond's Birthday w/Thatcher on Acid & We Are Going To Eat You
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