Another week another awesome gig. This time my all time favorite band The Wonder Stuff were headlining at The Empire. Supporting The Wonder Stuff were Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones, more favorites from back in the day. The tour has been aptly named Sleigh The due due to it being near Christmas, and what a present it was.

Jesus Jones kicked off proceedings with a trip through the back catalogue Mike Edwards as vital as ever and still serving up the goods to the assembled crowd.

 

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The set list is HERE on Spotify

Immediately following Jesus Jones were Pop Will Eat Itself. I’ve only seen PWEI once before and that was a treat, this surpassed that evening by a long way, the band were tight and obviously enjoying themselves, again belting out the hits. After my regulatory ‘three tracks no flashes’ I got back in amongst it – the mosh pit was going off and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves to the max.

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Finally to the main event. I’ve seen The Wonder Stuff many times and have probably contributed to Miles mortgage quite considerably over the years. I think that the first time I went to see them I was 17, I’m now 41. The band has changed over this time with Miles the only remaining member, however the changing personnel has not dampened the enjoyment of all involved, not least the crowd.

The encore was started with a superb rendition of Duran Duran’s Planet Earth, which despite it origin worked really well.

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The set list is on Spotify HERE

All in all it was a superb night, a great finish to what has been a superb year for me. My photography is really coming along and I’ve developed another branch of interest which I really enjoy.