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Gigs From History: 2005

Here's all the gigs we played in 2005. Click on the dates for further details.

Monday 10 January 2005
Archway Tavern, London
The night I did a gig in the lavatory afterwards

Tuesday 11 January 2005
Victoria Inn, Derby
Validators Full Band Set A Stressed fundraiser

Saturday 15 January 2005
Steamboat Tavern, Ipswich
A Hibbett & McClure special

Saturday 29 January 2005
click for larger versionBull & Gate, London
Validators Full Band Set The night we bought the DVD of the gig

Wednesday 2 February 2005
The Lamp, Hull
A Hibbett & McClure special performance

Friday 4 February 2005
Carpe Diem, Leeds
Validators Full Band Set With Galitza and Heavy Stereo

Thursday 10 February 2005
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Validators Full Band Set Supporting Half Man Half Biscuit

Wednesday 23 February 2005
Lark In The Park, London
With The Fighting Cocks

Wednesday 2 March 2005
An Brog Bar, Cork
Supporting The Chalets

Thursday 3 March 2005
Slattery's, Dublin
Second leg of the Tour of Ireland

Saturday 5 March 2005
Tapton Halls of Residence, Sheffield
The Tapton Music Festival

Thursday 17 March 2005
Fox & Firkin, London
With UpCDownCLeftCRightC

Monday 28 March 2005
New Cross Inn, London
An experimental 2Bob night in a new venue

Wednesday 13 April 2005
Man On The Moon, Cambridge
Validators Full Band Set With Colonel Bastard and Unit

Thursday 28 April 2005
The 12 Bar Club, London
At Heironymous Bisch Bosch

Monday 2 May 2005
University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield
The Fuzz Club All Day BBQ

Sunday 8 May 2005
The Windmill, London
With Mitch Benn and Gary LeStrange at an Unpeeled Night

Monday 16 May 2005
Fringe Bar, Brighton
Semi-Ukelele gig, at The Ukelele Research And Development Society

Monday 30 May 2005
Firebug, Leicester
Retribution all-dayer

Tuesday 31 May 2005
Catch 22, London
With Winston Echo and The Diskettes

Saturday 18 June 2005
The Victory, Leicester
Validators Full Band Set With The Fighting Cocks

Thursday 23 June 2005
Bull & Gate, London
Validators Full Band Set With The Courtesy Group and Vaccine

Saturday 9 July 2005
Crazy Bear Hotel, Oxford
Validators Full Band Set Nic and Emma's wedding!

Friday 15 July 2005
The Whistle Stop, Peterborough
Blyth Power's Tallington Ashes weekender

Saturday 16 July 2005
Sanctuary Cafe, Brighton
The Brighton Anti-Folk Weekender

Thursday 21 July 2005
The Bull's Head, Birmingham
At Ben Calvert's Bohemian Jukebox

Sunday 24 July 2005
The Victoria, London
Fortuna Pop! Acoustic Afternoon

Thursday 28 July 2005
The 12 Bar Club, London
10th Anniversary of Heironymous Bisch Bosch

Saturday 13 August 2005
Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
With The Graham Parsnip Liquidiser Torture Experiment

Saturday 13 August 2005
Ray's Mum's Back Garden, Stourbridge
Ray's birthday party!

Saturday 3 September 2005
Orange & Blue Studios, London

Thursday 8 September 2005
CB2 Bar, Cambridge
Cambridge acoustic club

Saturday 10 September 2005
The Avenue, Manchester
The Retrovision Convention

Thursday 15 September 2005
Fox & Firkin, London
With The Nathan Persad Allstars

Monday 19 September 2005
Orange & Blue Studios, London
Recording session for 'The Uberset'

Friday 23 September 2005
The Water Rats, London
Validators Full Band Set Supporting The Woodchildren

Thursday 29 September 2005
Bar Tomate, Palma, Majorca
Mid-holiday gig bonus!

Thursday 6 October 2005
The Charlotte, Leicester
Validators Full Band Set The Sorted Records extravaganza, with Chapter 24, Flying Ant Day, Don's Mobile Barbers and more - onstage 10.15pm

Friday 7 October 2005
Wimbledon AFC, London
With Boo Hewerdine and Peter Bruntnell

Sunday 16 October 2005
Firebug, Leicester
Validators Full Band Set The First International Horsefair, with Thomas Traux, Misterlee, The Chemistry Experiment and more - onstage 6pm

Sunday 23 October 2005
Fox & Firkin, London
Sunday Acoustic Session

Saturday 29 October 2005
University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield
The Fuzztival (

Saturday 5 November 2005
The Labour Club, Northampton
The Cattle Market

Sunday 6 November 2005
The Lion, Stoke Newington, London
The Light Programme

Saturday 19 November 2005
Fox & Firkin, London
Onstage at 12.50pm, kicking off FOXFEST.

Wednesday 23 November 2005
Cake Shop, New York
It's an open mic slot, so we'll meet up at 7pm there, go and sign up at 7.45pm, then hopefully be on early!

Saturday 10 December 2005
Avaganda, Whakatane, New Zealand
My brother and (now!) sister-in-law's wedding reception.

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