This Week On Gigseen

Well, here we are. One week down, 51 weeks to go. Don’t know about you, but the first week of 2012 has been a blast, here at Gigseen High Command. We’ve packed away the Christmas kit, got our resolutions up on the whiteboard and figured out where that cheesy smell was coming from. So, none of those January blues for us, unless you count some of our great gigs, of course.

Speaking of great gigs, we’ve got an excellent bunch of new releases this week. We’re kicking off with our Gig of the Week; Elvis Costello, Live in Memphis. Monday also features the enchanting Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Tuesday has our usual melange of the exotic, with both Engelbert Humperdinck and Van Der Graaf Generator completing our ‘artists with the awesomest names’ day.

Wednesday brings us back to to earth, with some great vocalists. In the morning we bring you Marc Almond and his gig The Willing Sinner followed, in the afternoon, by The Isley Brothers and their greatest hits gig Summer Breeze.

Thursday is pretty special too, though. How often are we going to be able to say this? We have a presidential candidate featured on Gigseen! Youssou N' Dour, currently running for the top job in Senegal, starts the day with his 1989 Montreux concert. Then, in the afternoon, we have, perhaps the president of Divas; Shirley Bassey.

Friday has to be my favourite day of this week. Not only do we have the very scary Mr Shane MacGowan, he of The Pogues and Fairytale in New York fame - you must have heard it at least 47 times in December, but we also have one of my top 10 bands, with America - Live in Central Park, closing off the day.

So, there you have it, more of the best, all for you, only here, on Gigseen.