Bossman66

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About Bossman66

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  • Birthday 12/02/1965

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    Exeter, Devon
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    1984ish
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    sway
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  1. Wish I’d known when I booked Bristol! Bossman
  2. Jan 26th - Martyn Joseph, Milton Keynes  Feb 2nd - Frank Turner, Cardiff Feb 24th - Brian Fallon, Bath March 5th - Bryan Adams, Cardiff March 10th - C2C, (Chris Stapleton), London O2 March 17th - Southside Johnny, Cardiff March 21st - Frank Turner book tour, Yeovil May 22nd - Little Steven, Bristol June 10th, Mumford & Sons, Cardiff June 15th, Elton John, Cardiff June 22nd, Billy Joel, London Wembley June 26th, Liam Gallagher, Eden Sessions July 28th, Lucinda Williams, Bristol Nov 26th, Lewis Capaldi, Bristol Had a terrific night at the Frank Turner book signing. On stage interview followed by audience Q&A followed by 6-7 song acoustic set, then he came out and met a long queue of us for well over an hour. Incredible. Bossman
  3. Hi Paul Sweeter Than Honey was my shout out here’s my recording of ‘Having A Party’ Bossman
  4. Bryan Adams was really good. video quality not great but this was the opener: I’m really looking forward to C2C at the O2 on Sunday. Been loving the Ashley McBryde album and Chris Stapleton is gonna be amazing again I am sure. Anyone else here going?
  5. Jan 26th - Martyn Joseph, Milton Keynes  Feb 2nd - Frank Turner, Cardiff Feb 24th - Brian Fallon, Bath March 5th - Bryan Adams, Cardiff March 10th - C2C, (Chris Stapleton), London O2 March 17th - Southside Johnny, Cardiff March 21st - Frank Turner book tour, Yeovil May 22nd - Little Steven, Bristol June 10th, Mumford & Sons, Cardiff June 15th, Elton John, Cardiff June 22nd, Billy Joel, London Wembley Nov 26th, Lewis Capaldi, Bristol  Bryan Adams this Tues, then C2C which I’m super excited about - May even wear my Stetson direct from Nashville, lol   Bossman
  6. Jan 26th - Martyn Joseph, Milton Keynes Feb 2nd - Frank Turner, Cardiff Feb 24th - Brian Fallon, Bath March 5th - Bryan Adams, Cardiff March 10th - C2C, (Chris Stapleton), London O2 May 22nd - Little Steven, Bristol June 10th, Mumford & Sons, Cardiff June 15th, Elton John, Cardiff June 22nd, Billy Joel, London Wembley looking forward to Frank Turner tonight at Cardiff. Should be 2 from 2 on great shows so far.. Bossman
  7. Terrific show from Martyn Joseph at The Stables, Milton Keynes tonight. Bossman
  8. Going to Cardiff. It’s a bit of a trek. Bossman
  9. Your lists are a bit too ‘cool’ for me, lol, but mine went something like this that I posted on Facebook: Ok, here it is the moment you've all been waiting for. My Top 10 Albums of the year.... 1. 'Be More Kind' by Frank Turner. I tried to make this my mantra for the year. Frank has been in my top album lists several times before. This time he tops it! This is a more mature, less shouty offering. It's a more political album, touching on Brexit & Trump's America, but also makes room for love with 'There She Is' and personal issues like anxiety/depression. Not a bad track on it. Here's the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwtAjv04pt8 2. 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra. Last year I made a mistake in not rating Ed Sheeran's massive pop hit 'Divide' more highly. This time the 2nd best selling album of the year shall not be treated so shabbily. This is chock full of pop hits, catchy chorus's and could yet yield more hits. Here's the closing ballad 'Beautiful Dream' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yvrcK3NnvM 3. 'Sleepwalkers' by Brian Fallon. I've long admired Gaslight Anthem & it's now solo lead singer Brian. This one is another strong offering like his debut 'Painkillers'. The title track features the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_GEDrgrx0I 4. 'Wildness' by Snow Patrol. I thought they were finished but after an 8 year hiatus they came back with this terrific addition to their output. It features one of my favourite tracks of the year, 'What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D52qnC7dJcQ 5. 'Not Too Far Away' by Joan Armatrading Her first album for BMG touches on all the styles she's covered in her career. It's terrific. Here's one of my favourites, 'Always In My Dreams' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOJfmrdV-4U 6. 'Lighting Matches' by Tom Grennan. Part Oasis, part Jake Bugg, this veers between Indie & Rock with a bit of dance thrown in. Every track is strong. I like this closing ballad in particular. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMhv9QiR0fY 7. 'Look Now' by Elvis Costello. His most consistent, strongest album for years according to the reviews. I agree. I'd have liked it to be more upbeat in tempo, but the torch songs are terrific too. 'Suspect My Tears' may be the standout (although I really like 'Stripping Paper' too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK8wHkucVBk 8. 'Here Come The Young' by Martyn Joseph. Proving you don't have to smash the charts to make a great album, the Welsh Springsteen returns with another really strong offering. The title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVesEfMD3jA 9. 'God's Favourite Customer' by Father John Misty. 'Pure Comedy' made my Top 10 last year. I did not expect such a quick return & then didn't expect it to be so strong either. It's another Piano led album. Here's 'Please Don't Die' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1CSqQJi3E 10. 'Beautiful Life' by Rick Astley. There goes my credibility again! 2 years ago I banged on about his comeback album '50'. This time even he says in the liner notes he had to expect some people to be listening. It's not as good as that album was, but it is still a strong album. This one pays homage to some of the artists his siblings taught him about in the 70's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yLkoKFLnBM GIVE ME YOUR LISTS, or tell me 2 or 3 you liked at least... Others I liked a lot 11. Egypt Station by Paul McCartney. Voice is shot maybe, but ok on the album & the melodies remain. 12. Angry Cyclist by The Proclaimers. Strong album. Check out 'Streets of Edinburgh' 13. Blood Red Roses by Rod Stewart. His 3rd album in a row with original songs & man he should not have waited so long to write again. 'Rest Of My Life' is a lovely motown homage. 14. Simulation Theory by Muse. Local boys (Teignmouth) come up with another strong one. I prefer the less overwrought songs like 'Dig Down' or 'Something Human' 15. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Strong debut album from an Australian Band. Indie style album with jangly guitars... As ever there may be more contenders arriving at Christmas. I have particularly high hopes for Mumford & Sons & Adam's House Cat. My favourite compilation may be Paul Heaton's 'The Last King Of Pop' & in a category all of it's own, Bruce's 'Springsteen On Broadway' is INCREDIBLE....
  10. The thing I like about the Elvis ones is that they take some live songs that were not recorded in the studio & by removing the applause, make them effectively studio versions. It doesn't work well in all the songs but some are ok. Obviously it's all about making money, but there must be sufficient market for it to bear so many. The great pity it seems to me is that young bands struggle to get established while the record companies support these (often) 'dead' artist's estates. Bossman
  11. Forgot one: how do I amend my post above rather than re-posting like this? Jan 26th - Martyn Joseph, Milton Keynes Feb 2nd - Frank Turner, Cardiff Feb 24th - Brian Fallon, Bath March 5th - Bryan Adams, Cardiff March 10th - C2C, (Chris Stapleton), London O2 June 10th, Mumford & Sons, Cardiff June 15th, Elton John, Cardiff June 22nd, Billy Joel, London Wembley Bossman
  12. Feb 2nd - Frank Turner, Cardiff Feb 24th - Brian Fallon, Bath March 5th - Bryan Adams, Cardiff March 10th - C2C, (Chris Stapleton), London O2 June 10th, Mumford & Sons, Cardiff June 15th, Elton John, Cardiff June 22nd, Billy Joel, London Wembley Bossman