Star One Featuring Ayreon Concerts September 2002

Star One Featuring Ayreon – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer – 28 Sep 2002 Well I have just witnessed one of the best gigs I have seen in years. I had high expectations, as it was an Ayreon/Star One gig. This was better in almost every respect. I am not the greatest fan of the Star One […]

A Weekend With Ayreon's Arjen Lucassen, Erik Norlander and Lana Lane

Lana Lane/Eric Norlander – DeBoerderji, Zoetermeer, NL – 27 April 01 I set off from Ipswich at 9am and made it to the venue about 6.45pm. I was a bit later than I meant to be since all the waits for changes of connection to the hotel delayed things somewhat. It had been two trains […]

Band Reviews from 2002

I have been keeping this list of gigs I have attended and often written reviews for friends. It might interest someone so I have decided to put it online. I have tried to go to a lot of gigs in recent times as that is the only enjoyment worth aggravating my ME for but I […]

Mostly Autumn/Karnataka – Mean Fiddler, London – 12 Jan 2002

Well tonight I was supposed to be in Rotherham for a Damian Wilson concert. Unfortunately he was taken ill and the gig was cancelled the day before. This thus allowed me to make this gig, which I had been gutted about having to miss when it was announced. With luck the Damian gig will be […]

Uriah Heep Magician's Birthday Weekend

Uriah Heep – Shepherd’s Bush 7 Dec 2001 Shepherd’s’ Bush Empire was the lovely setting for Ken Hensley’s return appearance with Uriah Heep. This billed as his big goodbye to the fans. It was also quite ironic as it was about a year after Lee Kerslake stated in a national magazine that he had never […]

Mostly Autumn – The Junction, Cambridge – 21 November 2001

Mostly Autumn – The Junction, Cambridge – 21 November 2001 This was only my 2nd gig at the Junction and I was expecting it to be completely standing. So when I got in and found they had some seating banks I was surprised. For those that don’t know the Junction is a Diamond shaped converted […]

Arjen Lucassen and Erik Norlander Video Clip

Here is a video clip of Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen’s first Live appearance in 7 seven years. It was taken at the Alfa Centuria Festival at Theatre ‘t Spant, Bussum, NL on 28 April 2001. A full review and pics of which are avaiable Here. Obviously video takes a lot of space I have therefore decided […]

Mostly Autumn/Blackmore's Night – 25 Sept 2001 – York Opera House

My photos for this one are barely worth showing but I will all the same. At least the first two are OK Liam made sure I spotted Byran’s boots I was undecided as to weather to make an effort to see Blackmore’s Night but asI had heard Mostly Autumn were now singing in there set […]