Posts by mike holmes

    OK, I'll try to come up with a female voices list. I'm doing this at lunch break at work, so I'll probably overlook some artists in my collection.


    1. Tori Amos - Ribbons Undone
    2. The B-52s - Deadbeat Club
    3. Jonatha Brooke - Crumbs
    4. Buckingham Nicks - Crying In the Night
    5. Kate Bush - The Morning Fog
    6. The [Dixie] Chicks - White Trash Wedding
    7. Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck
    8. Crash Vegas - On and On (Lodestar)
    9. Dalbello - Gonna Get Close to You
    10. Ani DiFranco - Imperfectly
    11. Echobelly - Dark Therapy
    12. Emm Gryner - Stereochrome
    13. Aretha Franklin - Mary Don't You Weep
    14. Indigo Girls - Galileo
    15. Aimee Mann - Could've Been Anyone
    16. Martha and the Vandellas - Dancing In the Street
    17. Kate and Anna McGarrigle - NaCl
    18. Maria McKee - Breathe
    19. Sarah McLachlan - Mercy
    20. Milla - The Gentleman Who Fell
    21. Joni Mitchell - Conversation
    22. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
    23. Sinead O'Connor - Troy
    24. Dolly Parton - The Grass Is Blue
    25. The Roches - Ing
    26. Jane Siberry - The Walking (and Constantly)
    27. Richard and Linda Thompson - Dimming of the Day
    28. Weeping Tile - Dogs and Thunder
    29. Gillian Welch - Tear My Stillhouse Down
    30. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
    31. Suzanne Vega - Book of Dreams

    And I have already run out of numbers! So many others that should be mentioned.

    Great to see a call out for Gillian Welch - I am not a country fan but she is just amazing.

    OK, well, my next gig is Steve Hackett at the Scottish Rite Auditorium on April 8th. Of course, I am looking forward to it very much! 👍


    However, I am really here to tell you about a ticket I just bought, for an act I thought was not ever going on the road again (just like with Genesis before they announced “The Last Domino?”).


    Roxy Music is doing a small run of shows in honor of their 50th anniversary in North America and the UK! The original band (minus Brian Eno, of course) is going on the road again - yes, even Andy Mackay, who had somewhat recently announced his retirement from live performance due to his Dupuytren’s Contracture. I guess he found a treatment/training regimen that worked for him.


    There is a pre-sale going on RIGHT NOW. If you want to take part in it, the password is “ROXY50” (without the quotation marks) for pre-sales on both sides of the pond.


    I already have my ticket for Philadelphia, three days before the general on-sale. If you are a Roxy fan, now is your chance to see them again, and very likely for the last time.

    Thanks for the heads up about the pre-sale. Tickets are in the bag for the O2. Possibly, like Genesis, the last time we'll see them live.

    The Unthanks at the Lincoln Drill Hall on 13 April. Stunning folk band with a minimalist feel. From a prog perspective their take on Starless is breathtaking.

    This week the main task is to try and get tickets to see Roxy at the O2 in October - good luck to everyone on Thursday morning.

    With the postponement of The Musical Box in York I am hoping that I will get to see Van Der Graaf Generator in Birmingham in February. Always enjoyed their music but never seen them live.

    Disappointed but not that surprised. Had planned a binge listen on five man Genesis working up to The Lamb. Instead I'm just going to for a complete run through from FGTR to Calling All Stations. Hope to be in York next year for a concert with tickets booked three years earlier. Not the first concert to appear in 2023 as I have tickets for Camel later in the year.

    Still looking forward to Van Der Graaf Generator later in February and Tangerine Dream in March so keeping fingers-crossed!

    Two things worth pondering on regarding the set list. First I'm sure that the band will be working hard to try and not just duplicate the 2007 set. Secondly this time around there is another Collins in the rehearsal room. Nic may feel that some of the earlier material when his dad was playing (and creating) some unbelivable drumming should really get a look in. I know this maybe just my wishful thinking but I live in hope. At this stage I have sadly ruled out Trespass!!!! but I believe there is still hope for Tony's great theme from Stagnation - maybe he could sneak it into the middle of Invisible Touch.