Gig archive. Where all my money has gone over the years.

LIVE MUSIC.

There’s nothing like immersing yourself in the music of the artists you love, in the flesh.

Whether it takes you an epic road trip to get there, or in a mate’s garage, the power of live music is something special, something I’ve really come to love over the past few years.

I don’t want to even think about how much money I’ve plunged into concert tickets over the past half-decade. All I know is, at the time… in the moment, the hot, sweaty, music loving moment, nothing else mattered!

Following is as accurate a record as I can muster, of my gig history over the past few years. At the end of a selection of the concert listed, you will find links to blog entries I prepared following the show. Check it out and you’ll find (where and when it was possible), a selection of photos, video and set lists.

With a bit of luck, you’ll get a sense of the excitement and happiness I derive from live music!

2016

DATE ARTIST VENUE
MAY 7 The Temper Trap The Triffid, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 26 City & Colour Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia

2015

DATE ARTIST VENUE
NOV 21 Tame Impala Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
JUL 03 Jarryd James Max Watt’s House of Music, Brisbane, Australia
APR 09 Winterbourne Milk Factory, Brisbane, Australia
APR 02 Counting Crows Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 02 Hozier Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 02 Boy & Bear Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 02 Matt Andersen Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 02 Shaun Kirk Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
MAR 07 London Grammar Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

2014

DATE ARTIST VENUE
NOV 30 Broods The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
NOV 28 The Preatures The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
OCT 10 Holy Holy The Brightside, Brisbane, Australia
SEP 17 The Kite String Tangle The Spiegeltent, Brisbane, Australia
AUG 1 Husky Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 7 Arctic Monkeys Boondall Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 6 Vance Joy The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 5 The Naked & Famous The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 5 Vancouver Sleep Clinic The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
APR 26 Boy & Bear Sunshine Coast Function Centre, Caloundra, Australia
APR 26 Patrick James Sunshine Coast Function Centre, Caloundra, Australia
APR 19 Dave Matthews Band Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 19 John Butler Trio Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 19 Iron & Wine Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 19 KT Tunstall Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 19 Kate Miller-Heidke Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah, Australia
APR 04 St Lucia The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Jagwar Ma Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Lorde Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 HAIM Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Chvrches Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Vance Joy Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Frightened Rabbit Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 31 Mt Warning Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 03 Half Moon Run The Old Museum, Brisbane, Australia

2013

DATE ARTIST VENUE
NOV 30 City & Colour Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
NOV 27 Patrick James Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia
NOV 16 Alex Lloyd Springwood Hotel, Springwood, Australia
NOV 03 Bernard Fanning Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton, Australia
OCT 31 Eskimo Joe The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
AUG 31 Josh Pyke Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
AUG 30 Fat Freddy’s Drop Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
AUG 22 Pluto Jonez Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia
JUNE 28 Eskimo Joe The Old Museum, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 08 The Kooks Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
APR 28 The Rubens Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
APR 24 Pete Murray The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
APR 19 Hungry Kids of Hungary The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
APR 02 Newton Faulkner Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 23 Mutemath The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 22 Birds of Tokyo Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 04 Tallest Man On Earth The Hi Fi, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 04 Donavon Frankenreiter Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 28 Tim Rogers & The Bamboos QLD Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 Alpine Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 alt-J Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 MS MR Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 Of Monsters & Men Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 The Rubens Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 The Neighbourhood Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 01 Kings of Convenience Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 07 Two Door Cinema Club Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 07 The Vaccines Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 03 Bombay Bicycle Club Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 03 The Paper Kites Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia

2012

DATE ARTIST VENUE
NOV 29 Battleships Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia
NOV 21 Coldplay Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
NOV 21 The Temper Trap Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
OCT 28 The Paper Kites The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
OCT 28 Art of Sleeping The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
SEP 02 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
SEP 01 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 31 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 25 Chromeo LIVE @ Squamish, Squamish, Canada
AUG 25 The Tragically Hip LIVE @ Squamish, Squamish, Canada
AUG 25 The Sheepdogs LIVE @ Squamish, Squamish, Canada
JUL 20 The Paper Kites Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia
JUN 06 Missy Higgins Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
JUN 01 The Temper Trap Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
MAY 18 Josh Pyke Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 09 City & Colour Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 06 Noiseworks Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton, Australia
MAR 28 Kina Grannis Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 15 Bon Iver Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
FEB 11 The Paper Kites Beetle Bar, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 28 Tim Minchen Brisbane Conv. & Exhib. Centre, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 24 Foster The People Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
JAN 02 The Kooks Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia

2011

DATE ARTIST VENUE
DEC 10 Foo Fighters Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia
NOV 11 Boy & Bear Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
OCT 09 Colbie Caillat Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
OCT 08 Gotye Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
SEP 17 Stonefield Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
SEP 17 Snakadaktal Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
JUN 11 Pete Murray The Old Museum, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 11 Birds of Tokyo Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
MAR 04 David Gray Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada
JAN 29 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, Canada

2010

DATE ARTIST VENUE
DEC 09 Brooke Fraser Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, Canada
DEC 07 The Temper Trap Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
NOV 22 Sarah Bareilles & Cary Brothers Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
NOV 07 Donavon Frankenreiter Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, Canada
OCT 12 Angus & Julia Stone Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 26 Phoenix PNE Forum, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 25 Yukon Blonde Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 05 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
SEP 04 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
SEP 03 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 16 Cary Brothers Media Club, Vancouver, Canada
AUG 06 Run The Red Light Tonic, Vancouver, Canada
JUN 20 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
JUN 11 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Gorge, Washington, USA
JUN 11 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Gorge, Washington, USA
JUN 04 Xavier Rudd Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, Canada
JUN 01 The Temper Trap Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 29 John Butler Trio Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
APR 01 John Mayer Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
MAR 20 Jamie Cullum Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
FEB 23 Matt Andersen Atlantic Canada House (Olympics), Vancouver, Canada
FEB 15 Jets Overhead Olympic Livecity Downtown, Vancouver, Canada
JAN 24 Mötley Crüe GM Place, Vancouver, Canada

2009

DATE ARTIST VENUE
DEC 07 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
DEC 05 Justin Nozuka Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
OCT 28 U2 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
OCT 14 Rob Thomas Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 30 Jason Mraz BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 29 Colbie Caillat BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 18 Paolo Nutini Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 06 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
SEP 05 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
SEP 04 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge, Washington, USA
JUN 21 Coldplay BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 08 Brooks & Dunn Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
MAY 12 Brett Dennen Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, Canada

2008

DATE ARTIST VENUE
NOV 28 AC/DC GM Place, Vancouver, Canada
NOV 08 Jason Mraz Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada
NOV 01 Missy Higgins Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 15 Brooke Fraser Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, Canada
SEP 03 John Butler Trio Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, Canada
AUG 31 Dave Matthews Band & O.A.R. The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 30 Dave Matthews Band & O.A.R. The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 29 Dave Matthews Band & O.A.R. The Gorge, Washington, USA
AUG 22 Amos Lee Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
AUG 16 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Gorge, Washington, USA
JUN 18 O.A.R. Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
JUN 06 Brooke Fraser Media Club, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 24 The Kooks Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 19 Missy Higgins Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
APR 12 John Butler Trio Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
MAR 09 Matchbox Twenty GM Place, Vancouver, Canada

2007

DATE ARTIST VENUE
OCT 05 Angus & Julia Stone Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
AUG 26 Daughtry Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
JUL 21 Silverchair Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
JUN 21 O.A.R. Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 28 The Police GM Place, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 13 Aqualung Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, Canada
MAY 01 John Mayer GM Place, Vancouver, Canada
MAR 21 The Fray Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
FEB 22 Wolfmother PNE Forum, Vancouver, Canada

2006

DATE ARTIST VENUE
JUL 30 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers White River Amphitheatre, Washington, USA
JAN 27 Coldplay GM Place, Vancouver, Canada

2005

DATE ARTIST VENUE
OCT 22 54-40 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada

2004

DATE ARTIST VENUE
JUL 30 Pete Murray Brisbane Conv. & Exhib. Centre, Brisbane, Australia
APR 15 John Mayer Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.

Ray Charles