Quite possibly our most deferred, but never, ever forgotten, Almanac round up to date. Christmas Almanac fell earlier on the 15th this year & pre pay day, slap bang amidst Christmas Party Nagasaki & after a seamless run of riotous months it was more of a …Snug rather than bawdy affair. Loads of new faces, a swathe of families (of all ages & denominations) dancing kids, multiple dogs & with my cousin, the deep cut Genius Ben Gc returning for his second guest dj slot, things were always going to veer towards the Yuletide Balearic. It was just LOVELY & with an opening Pre Battle, mini sets from Chris & I both, into Ben’s, & then for only the 2nd time in Almanac history, a triple headed Battle, there was a surfeit of delicious musics.

Always wonderful to see Matthew, the post Hanoverian *Warriors* Huw & FranciscoPhilip & Phillip, Gemma & Finn & Georgie, Lucy & Griff, Sharon & Mickey & their mob & as ever admirably hosted by Dan, Liv & all at the St. Georges.

We’ll be back in but 2 days time for our 1st Ever Almanac New Years’ Eve Extravaganza at the St. Georges, 8pm til Laaaaaate, but do come before 10 as numbers will be limited thereafter, but for now, the songs we played were..


The Carpenters – ‘Ave Maria’

DeBarge – ‘A Dream’

Enya – ‘Caribbean Blue’

Walker Brothers – ‘No Regrets’

Erasure – ‘She Won’t Be Home’

Ringo Starr – ‘Photograph’

Perry Como – ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

Michael McDonald – ‘I Keep Forgetting’

Sting – ‘Spread A Little Happiness’

Gilbert Becaud – ‘A Little Love & Understanding’

Steeleye Span – ‘All Around My Hat’

Godley & Crème – ‘Wedding Bells’

Paul Young – ‘Love Of The Common People’

The Monkees – ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’

Wings – ‘Let ‘Em In’

Elton John – ‘Your Song’

Rolling Stones – ‘She’s A Rainbow’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Sara’

Toto – ‘Rosanna’

Chaka Khan – ‘What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me’

Johnny Mathis – ‘When A Child Is Born’

Wings – ‘Mull Of Kintyre’

Dom played:

Phil Spector – ‘Silent Night’

Simple Minds – ‘New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)’

Smith & Burrows – ‘When The Thames Froze’

Sarah McLachlan – ‘When She Loved Me’

Blackstreet – ‘Don’t Leave Me’

Jody Wisternoff – ‘The Bridge’

Mike Oldfield – ‘Portsmouth’

Boney M – ‘Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord’

Prince – ‘Mountains’

Dream Academy – ‘Life In A Northern Town’

Fern Kinney – ‘Love Me Tonight’

Bing Crosby – ‘White Christmas’

Chris played:

Emerson Lake & Palmer – ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’

Steeleye Span – ‘Gaudete’

Mike Oldfield – ‘On Horseback’

Albion Christmas Band – ‘The January Man’

Kate Bush – ‘December Will Be Magic Again’

Tracey Thorn – ‘Joy’

Elvis Costello – ‘God Give Me Strength’

Jethro Tull – ‘Ring Out, Solstice Bells’

Blow Monkeys – ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’

Style Council – ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’

The Wombles – ‘Wombling Merry Christmas’

Ben played:

Sly5thAve – ‘forget About D.R.E’

Doris Day – Winter Wonderland’

Grateful Dead – ‘Shakedown Street’

Gwen Guthrie – ‘Seventh Heaven’

France Gall – ‘Babacar’

Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home’

Linda Evans – ‘You Control Me (Kon Edit)’

Rob Lewis – ‘Escaped’

Minnie Riperton – ‘Les Fleurs’

Inner City – ‘Good Life’

Chanson – ‘Don’t Hold Back’

Joey Newman – ‘The One You Love’

Donna Summer – ‘Spring Affair’

Triple Headed BATTLE:

David Essex – ‘Oh What A Circus’

Harvey K-Tel – ‘Boops Apocalypse’

Sugababes – ‘Push The Button’

The 2 Bears – ‘Angel (Touch Me)’

Pointer Sisters – ‘Automatic’

Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger’

Stephanie Mills – ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’

Yazoo – ‘Situation’

Luther Vandross – ‘Never Too Much’

Scritti Politti – ‘Asylums In Jerusalem’

Pat Benatar – ‘Love Is A Battlefield’

Marshall Hain – ‘Dancing In The City’

billie eilish – ‘bad guy’

Fun Boy Three – ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum’

Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’

Jackson 5 – ‘Forever Came Today’

The Ronettes – ‘Frosty The Snowman’

Groove Armada – ‘Paris’

Hall & Oates – ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’

John Stewart – ‘Gold’

Dusty Springfield – ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I’ve Got For You’

Aretha Franklin – ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You)’

Bonnie Tyler – ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’

INXS – ‘Need You Tonight’

Sister Sledge – ‘You’re A Friend To Me’

Underworld – ‘Two Months Off’

David Soul – ‘Silver Lady (Colourzone ReGroove Mix)’

Sybil – ‘The Love I Lost’

Glen Campbell – ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’

The Supremes – ‘Come Into My Life’

Martika – ‘Love…Thy Will Be Done’

Wax – ‘Bridge To Your Heart’

Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister – ‘Say You’ll Be’

East 17 – ‘Deep (Remix)’

Toploader – ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’

Glen Campbell – ‘Wichita Lineman’

& at the Hanoverian, The Setting Sun – 14th December 2019:

David Bowie – ‘Drive In Saturday’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Seven Wonders’

Dream Academy – ‘Life In A Northern Town’

OC Smith – ‘Hickory Holler’s Tramp’

Prince – ‘Mountains’

Bee Gees – ‘Jive Talking’

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – ‘Souvenir’

Kim Wilde – ‘Chequered Love’

T.Rex – ‘Beltane Walk’

Eagles – ‘Life In The Fast Lane’

Colin Blunstone – ‘Say You Don’t Mind’

Four Tops – ‘A Simple Game’

Scritti Politti – ‘Wood Beez’

The Drifters – ‘White Christmas’

Del Shannon – ‘Gemini (Pilooski Edit)’

The Crystals – ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’

Bass-O-Matic – ‘Fascinating Rhythm’

Massive Attack – ‘Unfinished Sympathy (Nellie Hooper Mix)’

Roxy Music – ‘Love Is The Drug’

Dr. Hook – ‘Sylvia’s Mother’

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘San Jose’

White Stripes – ‘Seven Nation Army’

Tommy James & The Shondells – ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’

Velvet Underground – ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’

Beck – ‘New Pollution’

Yvonne Elliman – ‘If I Can’t Have You’

Human League – ‘Sound Of The Crowd’

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Crosstown Traffic’

Little Richard – ‘Lucille’

Charlie Daniels Band – ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’

Brothers Johnson – ‘Stomp’

Real Thing – ‘Can You Feel The Force’

Fun Boy Three – ‘It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)’

The Pretenders – ‘Stop Your Sobbing’

Grace – ‘Not Over Yet’

David Bowie – ‘Sound & Vision’

X Press 2 – ‘Lazy (feat David Byrne)’

Queen – ‘Radio Gaga’

Cameo – ‘Word Up’

Slade – ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’

Pet Shop Boys – ‘Left To My Own Devices’

Madness – ‘House Of Fun’

The Cure – ‘Close To Me’

Kirsty MacColl – ‘A New England’

Grace Jones – ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’

The Jackson – ‘Can You Feel It?’

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – ‘Enola Gay’

Human League – ‘Love Action’

Blur – ‘Girls & Boys’

The Clash – ‘London Calling’

Prince – ‘I Would Die 4 U’

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Dancing In The Dark’

The Knack – ‘My Sharona’

Ram Jam – ‘Black Betty’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Big Love’

Teardrop Explodes – ‘Reward’

The Jacksons – ‘Blame It On The Boogie’

Stone Roses – ‘She Bangs The Drum’

Blur – ‘Song 2’

Sex Pistols – ‘Anarchy In The UK’

Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’

Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’

Stockard Channing – ‘Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee’

The Darkness – ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’

Dawn Penn – ‘You Don’t Love Me (No No No)’

The Communards – ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’

The Clash – ‘Rock The Casbah’

Sparks – ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’

The Shapeshifters – ‘Lola’s Theme’

Chaka Khan – ‘I’m Every Woman’

Lene Lovich – ‘Lucky Number’

Blondie – ‘Picture This’

Yazoo – ‘Don’t Go’

The Waitresses – ‘Christmas Wrapping’

Belle Stars – ‘Iko Iko’

Madonna – ‘Vogue’

U2 – ‘Mysterious Ways’

Neil Diamond – ‘Sweet Caroline’

Depeche Mode – ‘New Life’

Siouxsie and the Banshees – ‘Hong Kong Garden’

Lipps Inc. – ‘Funky Town’

Pulp – ‘Common People’

Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Oliver Cast – ‘Oom Pah Pah’

The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale of New York’