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Youthful delight in Newcastle

My name is Jennifer Brown. I am 22 years old. I went to the concert in Newcastle Arena on 21st April. I have never seen Deep Purple before and was not expecting to enjoy it, however the set was fabulous and not what I expected! [That´s the spirit, expect nothing and be thoroughly surprised. 😉 […]

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Amazing snakin’ Purple at the NEC

My good lady and myself turned up really wondering what sort of night was in store for us – we were not to be disappointed! Thin Lizzy on at 7pm … Great to hear the old standards but they were a little “thin” and never really seemed to get the crowd on their side – […]

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Best Scottish Purple gig in a decade

I caught the start of Lizzy’s set who came on as many were still arriving at the venue. They delivered a competent 40 minute set but there was no spark and I’m not sure what the future holds for them as a viable force. I meant to watch Styx but the bar was too attractive […]

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Fun and games at Wembley

Thin Lizzy… Nuff said… Styx, excellent band but misunderstood by most. I thought Purple looked a bit tired at first, but they soon found the groove. Gillan was usually entertaining, but I was dissapointed by the lack of Rapture material. It seemed like a fan’s choice of set. The Battle Rages On was good and […]

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Short show is stupid decision

A great time was had at Brighton on Sunday night. All three bands were superb with the best being of course Deep Purple! They and the sound were so good that it (almost) didn’t matter that they played for only 90 minutes. I say almost because although having three name bands on the bill made […]

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Purple do the business in Cardiff

This was a show I was particularly looking forward to, not just because it was Purple, but because it was Thin Lizzy as well. It was my 7th Purple gig, the last one being in Bristol in 2002 – and that particular show has been amazing. Could they better it? THIN LIZZY – Brilliant. Played […]

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Purple, it’s a standing thing

Thin Lizzy were good but couldn’t seem to get the crowd going. Are they the tribute band some have suggested? With Sykes and Gorham having been in Lizzy and written many of the songs, I don’t think so. Styx grew on me. Aurally they were excellent, a real surprise. Visually they out-Darknessed the Darkness with […]

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Too much support, not enough Purple

First time seeing Deep Purple for me and I am not their biggest fan – but I have been to some decent concerts so I thought I’d add my review in. Got there for around 6.50. I think it was around this time that Thin Lizzy were on, but they were already playing when I […]

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Bolin fan enjoys Bournemouth

This was my first visit to the BIC and my first ‘name’ concert in a few years. So I wasn’t sure what I was in for! But the venue was great – just the right size and good facilities. First up ‘Thin Lizzy’ – hmmmm… I saw the Robertson/Gorham line ups in days of yore […]

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Highlights aplenty in Cardiff

Arrived a little late but caught the end of Thin Lizzy’s set. Don’t know what to say really, all talented musicians and everyone seemed to enjoy them but they really are a covers band aren’t they, albeit a very good one. Tommy Aldridge is always good value for money and my 19 yr old son […]

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