Nick's "Best 5 gigs ever", in no particular order are:

Blue Oyster Cult - Manchester Free Trade Hall 1978. "Heavy as hell, lots of lasers - pure magic"
Bruce Springsteen - Wembley Stadium 1985. "The week before Live Aid, unbelievably hot,  the Boss rocked for over 3 hours
Television - Manchester Free Trade Hall 1977. "Marquee Moon - whole album performed live & the support act was Blondie featuring Debbie Harry in bondage gear"
Pretenders - Hull University 1980. "Brass in pocket went to number one the same week of the gig & the support act was, an at the time unknown, UB40"
Jellyfish - Goldwyn's Birmingham 1991. "Penny was about 10 months pregnant! The playing and the harmonies were sublime. It was a privilege to have been there"

Upcoming gigs in 2009 are:

Y & T - Manchester 27th October 2009

Ian McNabb - Chester 2nd November 2009

Dodgy - Manchester 6th November 2009

Glenn Tilbrook - St Helens 27th November 2009

The Answer - Liverpool 10th December 2009

The 2009 gig list is: Black Stone Cherry, Bigelf, Richard Hawley, Amsterdam, Midge Ure, Lancashire Hotpots, Nick Lowe, Ian McNabb (again), Chris Difford, Ian McNabb & Starsailor

The 2008 gig list is: Elton John, Amsterdam (again), Black Stone Cherry, Ian McNabb (again), Airbourne, Bellowhead (again), The Kaiser Chiefs, Glenn Tilbrook, Y&T, Ian McNabb (Myspace gig), Marc Almond (twice more), Ian McNabb, The Bangles, Meat Loaf, John Fogerty, Blue Oyster Cult (twice), Bruce Springsteen, Chris Difford, Bellowhead, Dodgy & Amsterdam, Dodgy, Amsterdam, Panic At The Disco, Asia, Nada Surf & Marc Almond.

Great gigs in 2007 included: Kaiser Chiefs, Squeeze, Ian McNabb, Icicle Works (McNabb plus band), Amsterdam, Bellowhead, Nigel Clark, David Potts, Ben Folds, The Mission, Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, Mike Peters, Marc Almond, Black, The Christians, Erasure & The Waterboys.