THE FREED UNIT GIGOGRAPHY

Last updated 21st September 1999
1996
DATE VENUE WHERE OTHER BANDS COMMENTS
8th. August The Durham Ox Leicester Performance Set list: Suprmalt, Gone To Earth, Operation Lion, Bar Snacks, Baby Javelin,
With An M.
10th. Aug Sorted Records Stage, Abbey Park Festival Leicester   (Billed as SuperEight but playing Freed Unit songs)
Set list: Dark Cake, Suprmalt, 103.2, Chemistry Set, Yr Sister Is A Junkie.
17th. Aug The Railway Inn Framlingham, Suffolk The Melons, Lazarus Clamp, The Council. The Freed Unit (billed as SuperEight)
11th. Oct The City Gallery Leicester Kevin Hewick (The Freed Unit's first 'proper' gig to promote the release of the Field
Reports... album. Both acts performed in front of an exhibition of Frank
Bowling's paintings.)
30th. November The Old Angel Nottingham Lazarus Clamp, The Milk Of The Stars  

1997
DATE VENUE WHERE OTHER BANDS COMMENTS
29th January The Charlotte Leicester Kookaburra (Julie Kooks joined the band onstage to duet with Matt on Yr Sister Is A
Junkie.)
31st. Jan Braunstone Civic Centre Braunstone Town,
Leicester.
  The Freed Unit and many other bands/artists perform at Kevin Hewick's birthday party. Set list: Greetings From Ratcliffe Culey, Operation Lion, Feathering The Nest (This is a song by Kevin Hewick; the only cover version The Freed Unit have ever played.)
16th. March Live session on Loughborough Campus Radio Loughborough University   (The Thousand Layers Of The Purple Onion recorded at this session appears on the album Day-Glo.)
22nd. March Sorted Records All-dayer
The Charlotte
Leicester John Sims, Holly Hobby, Kevin Hewick, etc...  
6th. April 1997 Piao!/Love Train 18 All-dayer,
The Garage
London Hood, Mogwai, Prolapse, Urusei Yatsura, etc... (Reviewed in Melody Maker.)
24th. May The Packe Horse Leeds Hulaboy, Wack Cat  
30th August The Guildhall Leicester Kevin Hewick (Reviewed in Melody Maker)
19th. September The Physio And Firkin Leicester Novak, The Fabiens (Everything Is Nothing recorded live for The City B-side.)
30th October The Physio And Firkin Leicester Donkey, Formula One  
12th. November Upstairs At The Garage London The Electric Sound Of Joy, (The headliners were originally Ganger,but they pulled out.One advert that appeared in the NME also listed Plone as third on the bill to E.S.O.J and The Freeds.)
28th. November The Physio And Firkin Leicester The O  
10th. Dec Upstairs At The Garage London Enraptured Records NightAlphastone, Amp  


1998
DATE VENUE WHERE OTHER BANDS COMMENTS
5th May Live session on Loughborough Campus Radio Loughborough University    
14th May The Physio And Firkin Leicester Jad Fair, The Kittiwakes.  
15th July The Night And Day Cafe Manchester. The Silver Apples, Alphastone (Colin Altuccini joined to play second guitar at this and all subsequent gigs.)  
8th August Sorted Records Stage, Abbey Park Festival Leicester    
4th September Upstairs At The Garage London. Pram, Broken Dog  
Tuesday
13th October
The Flapper & Firkin Birmingham L'Augmentation  
Thursday
15th October
Upstairs at The Garage London Kramer, Wisdom Of Harry  
Friday
16th October
The Albert Brighton Plankton, The Land Of Nod  
Sunday
18th October
Bunkers Hill Inn Nottingham Quickspace, Solex  
Sunday
25th October
13th Note Club Glasgow Electroscope, Kersland  
Saturday
19th December
Upstairs at The Garage London Christmas Club Kosmiche  

 
1999
DATE VENUE WHERE OTHER BANDS COMMENTS
9th February The Charlotte Leicester Cha Cha Cohen  
Wednesday 25th August The Physio & Firkin Leicester Damon and Naomi, Nectar  
Friday 27th August ULU, Gower St. London Terrastock 3  
Tuesday 31st August The Jericho Tavern Oxford Pop-Off Tuesday, Bablicon  


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