Key dates in the Saloon timeline. The gig list is accurate until 01.09.2001 but after that it is what I've been able to piece together. Any help filling this in would be appreciated. Please message me if you have any tapes, photos, flyers that we can add to the archive. Thank you.

Early 1998. First appearance as a 4 piece at Pangea Cafe, Reading for an open mic. The line-up was Amanda (vocal, keyboard), Alison (viola), Adam (acoustic guitar), Mike (snare and percussion). The band played 'Fuzzy Felt', 'I Am The Cheese' and 'Spectrum Colour Clash' and were called back for a final song where they played 'Bring All Your Love (To Me)' 

04/04/98 The Fox and Hounds, Caversham (with The Berk Twins) [blog, audio]
09/04/98 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Blue Seed and Enertia)
20/06/98 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Metro and Roscoe)
18/07/98 Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Amoeba and Cascade)
31/07/98 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Metro)
07/08/98 The Star, Caversham (DJ support)
13/08/98 The Garage, Highbury (with Thorn and Kingsize)
15/08/98 The Elm Tree, Oxford (with Moose County)
27/08/98 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Featurelength)

30/09/98 The Hope and Anchor, Islington (with Buster Friendly)
16/10/98 Lost the Plot, Reading University (Dance All-Nighter) [photos]
14/11/98 Fez and Firkin, Reading (Readipop night with The Makers)
10/12/98 Pierre Victoires, Reading (with Luka) [photos]
14/01/99 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Bellatrix & Powis Square)
22/01/99 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Stingray and Isolation)
12/02/99 The Star, Caversham (with Arcade)
17/02/99 The Garage, Highbury (with The Rocketmen & The Cheesecake)
20/03/99 Alleycat Live, Reading (Readipop with Powis Square, Burt & Chocolate Starship) [photos]
02/06/99 Alleycat Live, Reading (with Stereolab)
26/06/99 The Water Rats, King's Cross, London (with Vyvyan & Cookers) [photos]
04/07/99 Bracknell Festival, South Hill Park, Bracknell
10/07/99 Truck '99 Festival, Steventon, Oxon [photos]

Futurismo Release Tour

02/08/99 The Victoria, Derby (with Lazer Guided & Placid)
03/08/99 The Pump and Tap, Leicester (with Lazer Guided)
04/08/99 The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (with Muum & Lazer Guided) [photos]
05/08/99 Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Lazer Guided & British Sea Powers)

20/09/99 The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London (with Lazer Guided & Mogul)
04/10/99 The Water Rats, King's Cross, London (with Miss Mend & Inner Sleeve)
07/10/99 The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (with Miss Mend)
15/10/99 Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Billy Mahonie & Lazer Guided)
05/12/99 Upstairs at The Garage, Highbury (with Stroppy & Nermal)
01/02/00 Reading University, Reading (DJ support) [Did this happen?]
24/02/00 The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with Hofman & Bomba Fonda)
25/02/00 The Jug of Ale, Birmingham (with Grover & The Starries)
26/02/00 21 South Street, Reading (with Laika)
31/02/00 Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Whispering Bob and Lazer Guided)
23/04/00 The Monarch, Camden, London (Track & Field all dayer with Salako, Butterflies of Love, I am Kloot etc.) [photos]
16/05/00 Club Kitten, HQ's Camden, London (with Chicano and Sludgefest) [photos]
29/05/00 The Red Eye, London (with Nursury and Sleepflower)
09/06/00 The Star, Caversham (DJ support)
10/06/00 The Point, Oxford (with Narco)
01/07/00 The Jug of Ale, Birmigham (with The Regulars and Mark Hibbett) [photos]
23/07/00 Truck 2000 Festival, Steventon, Oxon

UK Tour with Mahogany and Curtis Newton

03/08/00 The Lift, Brighton (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
04/08/00 Bristol Comedy Pub, Bristol (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
05/08/00 The Cavern, Exeter (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
08/08/00 The Charlotte, Leicester (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
09/08/00 The Jug of Ale, Birmingham (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
10/08/00 The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton)
11/08/00 Track and Field, The Betsey Trotwood, London (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos]
12/08/00 The Rising Sun, Reading (with Mahogany & Curtis Newton) [photos, audio]

20/09/00 RoTa, Night and Day, Manchester (with Pariah, Tompaulin and Post Human)
21/09/00 Purr at Moles Club, Bath (with Kicker) [photos]

(Recording '(this is) what we call progress' over autumn & winter)

21/10/00 RoTa, Notting Hill Arts Centre, London (with The Clientele and Big Eyes) [photos]
15/12/00 Fortuna Pop! Night, Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London (with Action Time, Airport Girl & The Pines) [photos]
16/12/00 The Rising Sun, Reading (with Airport Girl and Herman Dune)
11/01/01 Track and Field Winter Sprinter, Toynbee Hall Arts Centre, London (with January & Airport Girl) [photos]
17/02/01 Pop A Go Go Festival, The Boardwalk, Sheffield [photos]
31/03/01 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Chikinki and The Regulars)

(Mixing '(this is) what we call progress' in New York)

12/05/01 Strange Fruit, Upstairs at the Garage, Highbury (with Blusher) [photos]
18/05/01 The Freebutt, Brighton (with Sonic Catering Band)
26/05/01 RoTa, Notting Hill Arts Centre (with Sonic Catering Band, Tears in X Ray Eyes, The Devics) [photos]
28/06/01 Purr Club, Bath Moles, Bath (with Madnomad and Stars on the Water) [photos]

(04/07/2001 Recorded Debut Peel Session)

19/07/01 Track and Field, Toynbee Hall, Aldgate, London (with Birdie)
22/07/01 Happy Robots, The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Electrelane, Pram, Kaito, Portal etc)
25/07/01 Bitterscene, The Bassment, Chelmsford (DJ support)
15/08/01 Radio 4 Poptones at Notting Hill Arts Club, London (with Great Lakes)
16/08/01 The Social, Nottingham (with Great Lakes and Tompaulin) [photos]
17/08/01 The Cluny, Newcastle (with Great Lakes and Tompaulin)
18/08/01 Nice 'n Sleazy's, Glasgow (with Great Lakes and Tompaulin)
19/08/01 Joseph’s Wells, Leeds (with Great Lakes and Tompaulin) [photos]
20/08/01 Barfly, Cardiff 20/08/01 (with Great Lakes and Tompaulin) [photos]
21/08/01 Toynbee Hall Arts Cafe, London (with Great Lakes) [photos]

(21/08/2001 Debut Peel Session aired)

1/09/01 (3pm) Audioscope at The Zodiac,Oxford 1/09/01 (with Meanwhile back in Communist Russia, Avrocar, Kaito, Dustball, Stumble, Headcount and more) 
(9pm) The Scala, London (with Tompaulin, The Loves, Kicker and more) [photos]

(From this date on any help with dates venues would be helpful)

13/09/01 The Monarch, London (recorded for XFM) [photos]
October / November, Poptones, Notting Hill (???)
10/01/02 Toynbee Hall, Aldgate, London (Track and Field Winter Sprinter with Electrelane) [photos]
11/01/02 The Freebutt, Brighton  (Did this happen??)
12/01/02 The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with Man from Uranus as Gentleman's Radio Hour) [link]

UK tour supporting Dressy Bessy (blog)

13/01/02 The Social, Nottingham [photos]
14/01/02 Night and Day Cafe, Manchester (with Dressy Bessy)
15/01/02 Nice and Sleezys, Glasgow (with Dressy Bessy) [photos]
16/01/02 The Adelphi, Hull  (with Dressy Bessy)
17/01/02 Joseph's Well, Leeds (with Dressy Bessy) [photos]
18/01/02 The Cluny, Newcastle  (with Dressy Bessy)
19/01/02 Batofar, Paris (with Dressy Bessy) [photos]
21/01/02 The Betsey Trotwood , (with Dressy Bessy) (audio, photos

16/02/02 The Spitz, London (with Herman Dune) [photos]
31/03/02 Pow! to the People The Monarch, London (Track and Field all dayer
with The Butterflies of Love, Camera Obscura, Black Nielson, Cane 141 & more) [photos]

(02/04/02 The Iguana, Reading «LP playback plus Saloon DJ's»)

05/04/02 The Louisiana, Bristol (with Chikinki)

08/04/2002 (this is) what we call progress (UK Release date, Heat 04 Track & Field CD/LP)
09/04/2002  (this is) what we call progress (US Release date Darla Records CD)

09/04/02 The 13th Note Café, Glasgow (plus support?)
10/04/02 Royal Park, Leeds (plus The Seven Inches?)
11/04/02 REPEAT at The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with Cherry bombs and Form = Function)
12/04/02 Wombat Wombat, The Ferryboat, Norwich (with Kicker, Phnom Penh and Nevergreen) [photos]
13/04/02 The Betsey Trotwood, Faringdon, London (plus support Griuawzia (sp. can't read my own writing)
14/04/02 The Guinette Pirate, Paris with Satan’s Fingers (featuring members of Herman Dune)
22/4/02 The Borderline, London (with Spearmint)
9/07/02 Full Length, The ICA, London (performing 'soundtrack' to Chris Marker's La Jetee) with Sand (performing with Tarkovsky's, Stalker) Saloon's 100th gig!
20/07/02 The Jug of Ale, Birmingham with Tender Trap and The Regulars [photos]
21/07/02 Gojonnygogogogo 2, Joseph's Well, Leeds weekender (with Mika Bomb, Bearsuit, Seven Inches, Kicker, Spraydog, Tender Trap, Big Eyes, Fosca, Ballboy and more) [photos]
27/07/02 CONTEM-POP-RANEA Festival, Alburquerque, Provincia de Badajoz, Spain [photos]
02/8/02 - 4/8/02 A Weekend of Happy Robots 2, The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (with Dressy Bessy, Manitoba, The Projects, Printed Circuit, I am Robot and Proud, Adria, Bearsuit, Tender Trap, Lorna plus more)
07/08/02 The John Peel Show, Maida Vale, London (with Dressy Bessy) [photos, video]

16/08/02 The Toynbee Hall, London with Printed Circuit and Plastic Mastery [photos]

Netherlands 2002 Tour

07/09/02 The Vera, Groningen, Holland [photos]
08/09/02 Rotown,  Rotterdam [photos]
10/09/02 The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland [photos]

19/10/02 The ICA, London, SW1 (with Quickspace, Movietone, Wigwam, The Projects) [review]

[In studio recording second album]

17/01/03 The Guinguette Pirate, Paris (with Of Montreal) [photos, video]
18/01/03 Le Grand Mix,  Lille, France (with Of Montreal) [photos]
14/02/03 Croydon Clock Tower, Croydon (performing 'soundtrack' to Chris Marker's La Jetee) [photos]
16/02/03 Satan's Hollow, Manchester (with Stars On The Water, The Fallout Trust) 
17/02/03 Talbot Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent (with Jen Schande and one other) [photos]
07/03/03 Nouveau Casino, Paris (with Satan's Fingers and Fashion Show) [photos]

(19/03/2003 Recorded Second Studio Peel Session)

28/03/03 The Water Rats, London (with The Projects and The Stained Glass Heroes)

(16/04/2003 Second Studio Peel Session aired)

28/05/03 Bush Hall, London  (with Damon and Naomi and The Clientele)

Summer 2003 Tour [Blog

05/06/03 The Water Rats, London  (with Kicker) [audio, photos]
07/06/03 The Jug of Ale, Birmingham (with Kicker) [audio, photos]
08/06/03 Tmesis Bar, Manchester (with Kicker) [audio, photos]
09/06/03 The Magnet, Liverpool (with Kicker and American Analog Set) [photos]
10/06/03 The Royal Park, Leeds (with Kicker and American Analog Set (?)
11/06/03 The Grapes, Sheffield (with Kicker)
12/06/03 The Priors Inn, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk (plus support)
13/06/03 Stereo, Glasgow (with Multiples and American Analog Set)
14/06/03 Baby Tiger, Caledonian Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland (with American Analog Set and Homescience)
15/06/03 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (with American Analog Set)
16/06/03 Talbot Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent (plus support) [audio, photos]

16/06/2003 If we meet in the future (UK Release date, Heat17  Track & Field CD/LP)
17/06/2003  If we meet in the future  (US Release date DRL134 Darla Records CD)

17/06/03 Soundhaus, Northampton (with a severe lack of audience)
18/06/03 Bitterscene, The Bassment, Chelmsford [photos]
19/06/03 The Cavern, Exeter (supporting British Sea Power)
20/06/03 Barfly Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff (with The Loves and some shit local band)
21/06/03 Poptoys, 21 South Street, Reading (with Desdemona and The Projects)

17/07/03 The Ferryboat, Norwich (with Postalowa and Kid Atom)
19/07/03 Truck Festival, Abingdon, Oxon [photos]

Scandinavian 2003 Tour

03/09/03 Loppen, Christiana, Denmark (Two sets)
04/09/03 Herrgår'n Linköping, Sweden
05/09/03 Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden [photos]
06/09/03 Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden [photos]

12/09/03 Guinguette Pirate, Paris [photos]


1 comment:

  1. Just discovered this website by accident. Back in the day was a keen follower of Saloon and first saw the groop support Stereolab at the Alley cat and then much later a show at South Street. I seem to recall buying some t-shirts and various singles through a 'fish tank' website? Great stuff and thank you for posting so many tracks on soundcloud - really excellent.