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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (1985)

This listing of appearances by Captain Sensible for 1985 should be considered as 'work in progress'.


* (as) Captain Sensible?

Sunday 22 December 1985 - Underground, Croydon

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have gone ahead.

Tuesday 3 December 1985 - University, Bradford

Comments: CANCELLED - ill health.

Monday 2 December 1985 - University, Manchester

Comments: CANCELLED - ill health.

Sunday 1 December 1985 - Spectrum Leisure Centre, Willington

Comments: CANCELLED - ill health.

Saturday 30 November 1985 - University, Bradford

Comments: CANCELLED - ill health.

Friday 29 November 1985 - University, Hull

Set: unknown.

Thursday 28 November 1985 - University, Durham

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 26 November 1985 - Ritzy, Aberdeen

Set: unknown.

Sunday 24 November 1985 - Coatham Bowl, Redcar

Set: unknown.

Saturday 23 November 1985 - University, Birmingham

Set: unknown.

Friday 22 November 1985 - Art College, Cheltenham

Set: unknown.

Thursday 21 November 1985 - Assembly Rooms, Worthing

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 20 November 1985 - University of Surrey, Guildford

Set: unknown.

Saturday 16 November 1985 - Queen Mary And Westfield University Student Union, London

Set: included: It Would Be So Nice, Happy Talk.

Friday 15 November 1985 - University, Bath

Set: Wot, It's Hard To Believe I'm Not, Yanks With Guns, Brenda, Woman Sago, Glad It's All Over, It Would Be So Nice, Happy Talk, Come On Down, Smash It Up (Part 2), Love Song. encore 1 - There's More Snakes Than Ladders, Hippy Hippy Shake. encore 2 - Back To School, Come On Down.

Thursday 14 November 1985 - Polytechnic, Swansea

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 13 November 1985 - Royal Holloway College, Egham

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 12 November 1985 - Lancaster Polytechnic, Preston

Set: unknown.

Saturday 9 November 1985 - University, Loughborough

Set: unknown.

Friday 8 November 1985 - Warwick University, Coventry

Set: Wot, It's Hard To Believe I'm Not, Yanks With Guns, Brenda, Women Sago, Glad It's All Over, It Would Be So Nice, Happy Talk, Come On Down, Smash It Up (part 2 only), Love Song. encore 1 - Back To School, Hippy Hippy Shake. encore 2 - Power Of Love, Come On Down.

Comments: Listed support - The Playn Jayn, Buddy Curtess & The Grasshoppers and Jump the Gun.

Thursday 7 November 1985 - Lea's Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Set: unknown.

Saturday 7 September 1985 - Jubilee Gardens, the South Bank, London

Set: Wot, Hard To Believe I`m Not, Back To School, There`s More Snakes Than Ladders, Women Sago, Happy Talk, Glad It`s All Over, Yanks With Guns, Smash It Up (part 2 only), Love Song. encore - Hippy Hippy Shake, Hard To Believe I`m Not.

Comments: GLC Thames Day festival.

Thursday 5 September 1985 ? - Croydon

Set: unknown.

Comments: During the Jubilee Gardens show on the 7th, the Captain mentions playing Croydon 'a couple of days ago'.

* (as) Captain Sensible's Universe (band comprising Captain Sensible (guitar/vocals), Brian Kerr (guitar), Robbie Romp (bass), Dave Berk (drums), Clive Gates (keyboards), Dolly Mixture (backing vocals)

Thursday 11 April 1985 - Middlesex University, London

Set: unknown.

* (as) Captain Sensible?

Saturday 29 June 1985 - Racecourse, Cheltenham

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Pogues and Girlschool were apparently also on the bill. Additionally Dolly Mixture were in attendance, but it is not known whether they were backing Captain Sensible or there in their own right.

Wednesday 20 March 1985 - Underground, Croydon

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Dolly Mixture.

Friday 18 January 1985 - London School of Economics

Set: unknown.

Comments: Benefit gig in aid of the City Road's Drug Crisis Centre. Captain Sensible was billed to appear along side Strawberry Switchblade, The Blow Monkeys, Helen McCookerybook and Hank Wangford, amongst others.


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