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#311 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ Thetford Forest (June 9th 2018)

Support: Billy Bragg 

Thetford Forest gigs rock. Zero hassle. Turn up. Park the car. Take note of car park name (Rabbit). Walk 5 minutes. Say hello to the cheery volunteers. Nip to the toilet (clean port-a-loos). Wander to the front of the the arena. No pushing. No groans. No annoying stares. Why? Everyone is already where they want to be. Most are in place with smug looks on their faces sitting in deckchairs with picnics out, waterproofs on (5% chance of rain) and are happy as Larry. Donington this is not but it certainly is bloody well organised.

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#294 Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott @ London All Saints Church Kingston - Show 1 (July 31st 2017)

Support: N/A

Show 1: 7:45-8:35

Haven't been in church in a while...even after living in Ireland for 12 years I managed to go with the exception of a few funerals. £8 to go an see Paul and Jacqui sing a few songs though. Why the hell not. Ok so it was only a 50 minute show but to hear them sing acoustically in a church was something we couldn't pass up.

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#277 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ Thetford Forest (July 2nd 2016)

Support: Stornoway / The Devlin Brothers

You never know what a gig will be like. Will the artist be on form? Will they be up for it? Hell will they even turn up? Some shows though are home bankers. Never in doubt. 100% nailed on going to be good. Paul Heaton gigs always fall into this category. This was my first 'forest gig' so it helps when you go with seasoned...

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#247 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ London Roundhouse (December 10th 2014)

Support: Dai & The Ramblers / Gus Devlin & The Resistance

After the success of new album, What Have We Become, and a sell out spring tour, Paul and Jacqui returned to London for a triumphant last night of the tour at the splendid Roundhouse. The build up to gigs is always heightened at Christmas time but this show had already sold out months ago helped by a cracking new album, a 30 year back catalogue and excellent ticket prices...ticket prices huh...I say they were excellent, well at £22.50 they were, but due to my desperation to get to the gig I used the scandalous 'Get Me In' 

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#235 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (May 27th 2014)

Support: Cherry Ghost

There was a definite forty-something, coat round the waist brigade feel in the air as we walked in to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire…even when a tout offered me two tickets for some guy called Paul Hatton it didn’t spoil the mood. Not sure how the Hatton gig went but for us it was all about Paul Heaton and the returning heroine Jacqui Abbott.

I have been lucky enough to have seen Mr Heaton a number of times over the last five years. Those gigs were in support of his excellent 

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