Gigs 2001

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Thursday 6th December: 2001 Set List:

The Duvals + Jinxt + Matt Charlton + The Visit, @ The Portland Arms, Repeat Night, £3 on the door.

We have just been added as last minute support for tonight's gig. Lucky we had a rehearsal last night.

Tribute Friend
The Constant
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Silence The Poet
Shambles
An Eye For A Shoe

Thursday 15th November: 2001

Set List:

Bouvier + Manky + The Visit, @ The Portland Arms, Repeat Night, £3 on the door.

What a great night. Loads of you buggers turned up, we finally got to play with Bouvier, the Portland had given it's self a structural make over (so much better), and we played a blinding set. The only down points being the inevitable hangovers the next day, and we have no more confirmed gigs this year (we'd better get asking).

We got rid of all our CD's, but I can't remember who to!! We'd only got them copied that day. Looks like we will have to get yet more done.

Tribute Friend
The Constant
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Silence The Poet
Shambles
Phonetically Desperate
An Eye For A Shoe

Saturday 20th October: 2001 Set List:

Mountain Men Anonymous + The Shards + The Visit, @ The Man On The Moon, Green Mind Presents

Having indulged in a spot of backing vocals during our recent recording sessions, we wanted to introduce some live. For a bit of spice we asked Rosey (Bouvier), and Gillian (no previous experience), to provide us with a touch of female crooning, on Phonetically Desperate. So a big thank you to them.

It was also good to play a more confident version of Tribute Friend, and an aggressive Silence The Poet.

Phonetically Desperate
An Eye For A Shoe
Tribute Friend
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Silence The Poet
Shambles

Friday 21st September: 2001 Set List:

The Somatics + The Visit + Delphi, @ The BoatRace, as part of the 'Dead Secret' Nights, £4 advance, £5 on the door

Designed: Rosey

With two fliers for the gig, a cheeky preview in Adhoc (by Steven 'an eye for a' Shoe), a cool new song, and the middle slot, how could it be anything but a great night.

Thumbs up, to the many lovely friends who decided to spend their Friday night gawping at our little old group. Jason did another inspired job with the sound, on all the bands. So bring on the next one.

Phonetically Desperate
An Eye For A Shoe
Silence The Poet
Tribute Friend
For Arid Ears
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Shambles

Friday 10th August: 2001 Set List:

Horndog + Right Turn Clyde + The Visit @ The BoatRace, as part of the 'Dead Secret' Nights, £4 advance, £5 on the door

"A punk Smiths", was my favorite descriptions of our set, on Friday night. All other compliments, gig offers, and free drinks were also graciously received. Another very enjoyable gig for us all.

It was a shame that there was no Chevette, but RTC stepped in at the last minute (they were in a pub round the corner), and rocked the 'flying v' guitar style.

Phonetically Desperate
An Eye For A Shoe
Silence The Poet
For Arid Ears
Sightseeing
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Shambles

Saturday 14th July: 2001

Set List:

Bouvier + Pretty + Guests @The Man On The Moon, £3 (£2.50 NUS)

Members of The Visit played without the beloved Doug, as he was in Iceland (it doesn't get dark there, at this time of year you know).

*We were meant to play three 'Visit' songs with James (the chest master) on bass, but we messed up, and it didn't happen. Proposed songs: Phonetically Desperate, An Eye For...., and Shambles. Bugger, that would have been cool!

Jake, and Simon Baker
Broken Eye
Jean Cell
Atmospheric Reason

+ David and James
Just Like Heaven

Monday June 25th: 2001

Set List:

The Visit + Diablo 66 + Oblivion @The Portland Arms, £2.50

Firstly, thanks a lot, to everyone who braved coming out on a Monday night. Secondly, I loved that gig. To me that was our first good gig. The others were fine, but that was the first one where we felt relaxed enough to enjoy the ride. Apologies to all who had to suffer me talking bollocks to them, at Panic later.

Phonetically Desperate
An Eye For A Shoe
Silence The Poet
For Arid Ears
Sightseeing
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Shambles

Saturday May 5th: 2001

Set List:

Interlaken + Mountain Men Anonymous + The Visit @Man on the Moon, £T.B.C.

Review

"They have the energy of a crate of Red Bull"
(well known Cambridge promoter)

Never since Ripcord of Heckmondwyke, Yorkshire have I seen an unsigned band who made me want to run off and go on tour in a bus with a big supply of Led Zeppelin and Blondie records. But then I saw The Visit. Fucking Hell. They encapsulate all that it is to be A Rock And Roll Band. The minute I walked through the door I wanted to be on that stage. This, here, Wow! Everything at once! When I said a rock and roll band, I don't want you to get the wrong end of the stick. They are a rock band à la AC/DC, à la Black Sabbath, à la The Spiders From Mars. They know how to have fun, how to throw TV's out of hotel windows, how to drink 40 vodkas and lime and survive, And they know how to hold a stage like a gang's den. Indie? Pah! Nu-metal? Crawl back under your rock! The Visit are the band to see; Rock And Roll is the life to live. And The Visit are streets ahead of you.

Oh yes and it's in Dobly.

Vince Swift

Shambles
For Arid Ears
Sightseeing
Can you See Sleep Coming?
Silence The Poet
An Eye For A Shoe

Thursday March 8th: 2001

Set List:

Tiny Dennis + The Visit @The Portland Arms, 3.50 (2.50 NUS).

"and the record for the fastest gig in Cambridge, goes to…..". Apart from the whole thing flying by really quickly, we pulled off a performance we were really pleased with. Big thanks to all the people who came, and paid money, to see a band they had never heard. Even bigger thanks, to the member of Bouvier, who shouted "Back in Black", after the last song. No Fiel Garvie, due to illness. Instead, Tiny Dennis took over the headline spot, with many covers, and a lovely drum kit. Which Josey took great pleasure in playing. After surviving our first public stoning, we are now looking forward to the next one (whenever it may be?).

Receding Echo's
Can you See Sleep Coming?
An Eye For A Shoe
Nostalgia Trip
Stubborn

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