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!


2018

  • APR 21
    Kite String Tangle (feat. Queensland Symphony Orchestra) @ Powerhouse | Brisbane, Australia
The Kite String Tangle & the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

  • APR 20
    Husky @ Lefty's Old Time Music Hall | Brisbane, Australia

2017

  • MAR 04
    Adele @ GABBA | Brisbane, Australia

2016

  • NOV 10
    Bernard Fanning @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 14
    M83 @ The Tivoli | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 07
    The Temper Trap @ The Triffid | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAR 26
    City & Colour @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

2015

  • NOV 21
    Tame Impala @ 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
    Hozier @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    Boy & Bear @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    Matt Andersen @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    Shaun Kirk @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia

  • MAR 07
    London Grammar @ Riverstage | Brisbane, Australia

2014

  • 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

The Kite String Tangle under the Spiegeltent

  • AUG 01
    Husky @ Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 07
    Arctic Monkeys @ Boondall Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 06
    Vance Joy @ The Hi-Fi | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 05
    The Naked & Famous @ The Hi-Fi | Brisbane, Australia
    Vancouver Sleep Clinic @ The Hi-Fi | Brisbane, Australia

  • APR 26
    Boy & Bear @ Sunshine Coast Function Centre | Brisbane, Australia
    Patrick James @ Sunshine Coast Function Centre | Brisbane, Australia

  • APR 19
    Dave Matthews Band @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    John Butler Trio @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    Iron & Wine @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    KT Tunstall @ Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah, Australia
    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
    Lorde @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    HAIM @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Chvrches @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Vance Joy @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Frightened Rabbit @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Mt Warning @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia

  • JAN 03
    Half Moon Run @ The Old Museum | Brisbane, Australia

2013

  • NOV 30
    City & Colour @ 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
Eskimo Joe @ The Hi-Fi

  • 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

  • JUN 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 Hungry @ The Hi-Fi | Brisbane, Australia

  • APR 02
    Newton Faulkner @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAR 23
    Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi | Brisbane, Australia
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

Birds of Tokyo bring "March Fires" to the Tivoli

  • 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
    alt-J @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    MS MR @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Of Monsters & Men @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    The Rubens @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    The Neighbourhood @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia
    Kings of Convenience @ Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds | Brisbane, Australia

  • JAN 07
    Two Door Cinema Club @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia
    The Vaccines @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

  • JAN 03
    Bombay Bicycle Club @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia
    The Paper Kites @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

2012

  • NOV 29
    Battleships @ Alhambra Lounge | Brisbane, Australia

Coldplay rock Suncorp Stadium

  • OCT 28
    The Paper Kites @ The Zoo | Brisbane, Australia
    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
    The Tragically Hip @ LIVE @ Squamish | Squamish, Canada
    The Sheepdogs @ LIVE @ Squamish | Squamish, Canada

  • JUL 20
    The Paper Kites @ Alhambra Lounge | Brisbane, Australia

  • JUN 06
    Missy Higgins @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

The Temper Trap @ The Sydney Opera House

  • 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 Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, Australia

  • JAN 24
    Foster The People @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

  • JAN 02
    The Kooks @ Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, Australia

2011

  • DEC 10
    Foo Fighters @ Metricon Stadium | Carrara, Australia

  • NOV 11
    Boy & Bear @ Tivoli Theatre | Carrara, Australia

  • OCT 09
    Colbie Caillat @ Commodore Ballroom | Vancouver, Canada

  • OCT 08
    Gotye @ Powerhouse | Brisbane, Australia

  • SEP 17
    Stonefield @ Powerhouse | Brisbane, Australia
    Snakadaktal @ Powerhouse | Brisbane, Australia

  • JUN 11
    Pete Murray @ The Old Museum | Brisbane, Australia

  • MAY 11
    Birds of Tokyo @ Tivoli Theatre | 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

  • DEC 09
    Brooke Fraser @ Venue Nightclub | Vancouver, Canada

  • DEC 07
    The Temper Trap @ Commodore Ballroom | Vancouver, Canada

  • NOV 22
    Sarah Bareilles @ Commodore Ballroom | Vancouver, Canada
    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

Xavier Rudd @ Malkin Bowl

The Temper Trap @ The Commodore

John Butler Trio @ The Commodore

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

DMB & OAR at The Gorge 2008



  • 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

  • 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

  • JUL 30
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ White River Amphitheatre | Washington, USA

  • JAN 27
    Coldplay @ GM Place | Vancouver, Canada

2005

  • OCT 22
    54-40 @ Commodore Ballroom | Vancouver, Canada

2004

  • JUL 30
    Pete Murray @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition 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