My second instalment of monthly posts all about what gigs
I have been to. See what I got up to last month, here!
Those with a * are gigs I got passes to through Jukely
Private Life @
At my cousins wedding
in June, I got chatting to the
guitarist of the wedding band. It turned out he was from London and also plays
in an indie rock band. So I found them on Facebook
and brought Amy along with
me to check them out. Would you believe it, they are bloody good! Great
harmonies and a definite 80's vibe.
Meilyr Jones @ The
This guy might just be the best Jukely
find ever! He only
had 1 song on Spotify at the time, which was a bit of a ballad – just Meilyr
and his piano. We were expecting more of the same beautiful mellow music, much
like his first single. Oh how we were wrong! Meilyr is definitely one to watch
out for. After opening with his lovely slow piano piece, he suddenly comes
alive when he’s joined by the rest of the band which includes trumpets and
Jools Holland @
I managed to get tickets to this gig through Jukely
not as part of my subscription. Lucky me won these tickets! I brought along
fellow blogger (and name sharer) Charlie
. We came armed with Prosecco and beers, and
grabbed some food from the various stalls they had on site. Unfortunately it
was pretty packed by the time we got there, so we sat at the back, relaxing to
The Specials @
Two days later, Charlie
and I were back at Kew Gardens
for The Specials, this time in the rain. A wet, soggy picnic, how very British!
We didn't let it dampen our spirits (pardon the pun!) and had a fantastic
evening doing our best ska dancing (evident in Charlie's Snapchats of the
Presents… @ The Social
Meilyr Jones announced he would be playing this monthlynight
put on by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, at his gig the previous week. There
was also support from Trevor Sensor, HMS Morris and Lusts. Meilyr was definitely the
highlight of the evening. We even managed to grab a quick pic with him!
Another random Jukely
gig! This was my first time at
, and I really loved this quirky venue with cute outdoor bar and
creepy Frankenstein décor. The crowd for this one were very psychedelic, with
both sexes sporting long hair and paisley shirts. I even spotted some members
from Temples and Toy! The lead singer for support band Tourism had a
deliciously dark voice. Telegram closed the evening with a great bouncing
Festival @ Victoria Park
Me and Amy attended this 1 day festival the day following
a house party, so we were feeling a little fragile. Luckily for us, this was
more chilled out compared to other festivals, headlined by acoustic maverick
Ben Howard. Personal highlights were Dan Croll and Leon Bridges. You can read
my full post about it here!
The Drums @
I've been a fan of The Drums for quite a few years now,
so was really looking forward to finally getting the chance to see them live.
They were electric! The lead singer certainly has some moves.
Darwin Deez @
Darwin Deez seemed to have disappeared over the last 5 or
so years, but now he’s back! This guy is always fun to go see live. Darwin and
his live band add silly, funky dance moves inbetween every couple of songs,
which gives his live performances a little somethingsomething. There was also
support from Oscar and rocking girl group Hinds.
King Charles @
When I spotted passes to see King Charles on Jukely
snapped them straight up! I hadn't listened much to his music, but I had heard
great things about him. Bush Hall was the perfect setting for this finely
dressed gentleman. His backing band for the evening was none other than Mumford
and Sons!! What a ruddy great show it was!
Did you manage to catch any of these artists in July? Who do you plan to see in August?
I've written a post all about why I go to so many gigs, which you can read here!