MARK FRANCOMBE Musician, Filmmaker, Game-designer & Kipple-monger



Here will be a very long term project to remember all the gigs I have ever done…
This is mostly gleaned from the site (thx Christopher)

The Concrete Windows
1980 January
Petersfield Community Center

Uncle Ian
Im just going to list them for now, figure out dates later…
about 1981
Petersfield School, 6th form Christmas party
Petersfield School Youth Wing
Petersfield School Youth Wing
Shrewsbury Bandstand
Petersfield School Youth wing (w/Land of Yrx)
Portsmouth Art College
Stonehenge Festival
Portsmouth Polytechnic Student Union x2
Club Dog – London
Brambles Farm Festival
Another Brambles Farm affair
Yet another rather punky festival…
probably about 1987
Portsmouth, Guildhall, UK (Cranes played too, I was NOT with them till next show error in
Theatre Royal (With Cranes + 1288 Cartel)
The Guildhall square Big Top (Bite Back!)

December 13
Portsmouth, Guildhall, UK

Portsmouth Poly

15th – Portsmouth Poly / w Swans
4th Portsmouth Poly / w Telescopes

Theres some missing here…
Its like the Bite Back years never happened…

Certainly theres the infamous Theatre Royal gig (where I played with UI too)
A dead gig in … Poole?
One at Lancaster Uni…
I remember one in Salisbury Arts Center (a church)
And the FIRST Cranes GIG IN LONDON.. where the fuck was that.. somewhere in Islington i think…… i remember it, we had to “pay to play”, it was the first gig that PR/OD (Cranes first managers) ever saw.. Plus Paul wotsit from MTV turned up...
23rd — London, Falcon, UK
25th — Portsmouth, Polytechnic, UK
28th — Glasgow College of Building and Printing, UK
25th — Sheffield, Maze Bar, Sheffield University, UK
16th — Leeds, Duchess of York, UK
17th — London, Powerhouse, UK
23rd — Windsor, Old Trout, UK
4th — Brielpoort, Futurama Festival, Deinze
17th — Newcastle, Riverside, UK
18th — Portsmouth The Pit UK
22nd — Coventry Tic Toc UK
26th — Leeds, Dutchess of York, UK
20th — Arnheim, William Eew, Holland
22nd — Amsterdam, Tegentonen Festival Paradiso, Holland
24th — Rotterdam, Nighttown, Holland
2nd — London, Town and Country Club, UK
10th — Sheffield, UK
20th — Leicester, Princess Charlotte, UK
21st — Leeds, Duchess of York, UK
23rd — Manchester, Boardwalk, UK
24th — Bristol, Polytechic, UK
25th — London, Marquee, UK
28th — Stoke, Freetown, UK
29th — Oxford, Venue, UK
10th — London, The Underworld, UK
11th — South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK
18th — Belfast, Limelight, UK
19th — Dublin, Baggot Inn, Ireland
25th — Liverpool, Polytechnic
26th — Manchester, Boardwalk, UK [cancelled – poss moved to oct 2nd]
27th — Norwich, Waterfront, UK
28th — Oxford, Venue, UK
30th — Leeds, Warehouse, UK
1th — Manchester, Boardwalk, UK
2nd — Newcastle, Riverside, UK
3rd — Edinburgh, Venue, UK [cancelled – in newsletter, but not in ads]
4th — Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, UK
5th — Sheffield, Leadmill, UK
7th — Birmingham, Edwards No.8, UK
8th — Brighton, Zap Club, UK
10th — Cambridge, Junction, UK
11th — London, U.L.U., UK
12th — Portsmouth, Polytechnic, UK
22nd — London, Brixton Academy, UK
4 — Amsterdam, Paradiso, Holland
5 — Kortenburg, Novy
8 — Cologne, Luxor, Germany
10 — Hamburg, Kleine Markethalle, Germany
12 — Lausaune, Dolce Vita, Switzerland
14 — Paris, New Moon, France
5th — Alessandria, Notturno Club
9th — Heiligenhaus, Der Club
10th — Copenhagen, Barbue, Denmark
12th — Berlin, Loft Metropol, Germany
13th — Bremen, Stone, Germany
14th — Den Haag, Paard Van Troje, Holland
15th — Brussels, Vaartkapoen (V.K.) Belgium
17th — Nancy, Terminal De Export, France
18th — Lille, Aeroneff, France
19th — Den Haag, Het Paard, Holland
20th — Paris, Batclan, France
12th — Eindhoven, Effenaar
17th — Providence RI, Club Babyhead, USA
18th — Hoboken NJ, Maxwell’s, USA
21th — New York City NY, Limelight, USA
1st — London, The Venue, UK
23rd — Pittsburgh PA, Starlake Ampitheater, USA
25th — Landover MD, Capitol Center, USA
26th — Landover MD, Capitol Center, USA
27th — Williamsburgh VA, College of William and Mary, USA
28th — Chapel Hill NC, Dean E. Smith Center, USA
30th — Atlanta GA, Omni, USA
2nd — Orlando FL, Orlando Arena, USA
3rd — Miami FL, Miami Arena, USA
4th — Miami FL, Miami Arena, USA
5th — St Petersburg Tampa FL, Suncoast Dome, USA
6th — Jacksonville FL, Jacksonville Coliseum, USA
8th — New Orleans LA, Lakefront Arena, USA
9th — Houston TX, Woodlands Pavilion, USA
10th — Houston TX, Woodlands Pavilion, USA
11th — Austin TX, Frank Erwin Center, USA
13th — Irving TX, Dallas Stadium, USA
16th — Monterrey, University Stadium, Mexico
19th — Phoenix AZ, American West Arena, USA
21st — Long Beach CA, Long Beach Arena, USA
23rd — San Diego CA, San Diego Sports Arena, USA
24th — San Diego CA, San Diego Sports Arena, USA
27th — Pasadena CA, Rose Bowl, USA
30th — Vancouver BC, Pacific Coliseum, Canada
1st — Seattle WA, Seattle Coliseum, USA
4th — San Jose CA, Spartan Stadium, USA
5th — Sacramento CA, Expo Amphitheatre, USA
7th — Salt Lake City UT, Delta Center, USA
9th — Denver CO, Mc Nichols Arena, USA
11th — St Louis MO, Riverport Amphitheatre, USA
13th — Minneapolis MN, Target Center, USA
15th — Chicago IL, World Music Theatre, USA
17th — Toronto Ontaria, Sky Dome, Canada
18th — Detroit MI, Auburn Hills Place, USA
19th — Detroit MI Auburn Hills Place, USA
20th — Cleveland OH, Richfield Coliseum, USA
21st — Dayton OH, Erwin J. Nutter Arena, USA
23rd — Long Island NY, Nassau Coliseum, USA
21st — Oslo, Norway
23rd — Helsinki, Ishallen, Finland
25th — Stockholm, Globe Arena, Sweden
26th — Gothenberg, Scandinavium, Sweden
28th — Copenhagen, Valby-Hallen, Denmark
1st — Rotterdam A-hoy, Sporthalle, Holland
2nd — Rotterdam A-hoy, Sporthalle, Holland
3rd — Ghent, Element Expo, Belgium
4th — Dusseldorf, Phillipshalle, Germany
6th — Hamburg, Sporthalle, Germany
7th — Berlin, Deutschlandhalle, Germany
8th — Bremen, Stadthalle, Germany
9th — Essen, Grughalle, Germany
11th — Innsbruck, Olympiahalle, Austria
12th — Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
13th — Stuttgart, Hans Martin Schleyerhalle, Germany
15th — Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
17th — Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, France
19th — Paris, Le Zenith, France
20th — Paris, Le Zenith, France
21st — Paris, Le Zenith, France
24th — Amneville
25th — Lausanne, Patinoire De Malley, Switzerland
26th — Torino, Palasport, Italy
27th — Firenze, Palazzo Dello Sport, Italy
29th — Rome, Roma Paleur, Italy
30th — Trevise, Palaverdi, Italy
31st — Milan, Assago Forum, Italy
2nd — Marseille, Palais Des Sports, France
4th — Barcelona, Palau D’Esportes, Spain
6th — Madrid, Palacio De Los Deportes, Spain
8th — Bilbao, Pabellon De La Castilla, Spain [report conflicting with]
8th — San Sebastian, Velodromo Anoeta
11th — Toulouse, Palais Des Sports, France
12th — Bordeaux, Patinoire De Meriadeck, France
13th — Rennes, Salle Omnisports, France
15th — Liévin, Stade Couvert, France
16th — Brussels, Belgium
18th — Birmingham, National Exhibition Centre, UK
19th — Birmingham, National Exhibition Centre, UK
20th — Edinburgh Odeon, Playhouse, UK
21st — Edinburgh Odeon, Playhouse, UK
23rd — Manchester, Manchester Gmex, UK
24th — Manchester, Manchester Gmex, UK
26th — London, Olympia Grand Hall, UK
27th — London, Olympia Grand Hall, UK
28th — London, Olympia Grand Hall, UK
30th — London, Olympia Grand Hall, UK
3rd — Dublin, Point Center, Ireland
3rd — Brussels, Belgium
6th — Essen, Zeche Carl, Germany
12th — Munchen, Kulturstation, Germany
14th — Berlin, Die Insel, Germany
15th — Hamburg, Kleine Markthalle, Germany
16th — Essen, Zeche Carl, Germany
18th — Melkweg, Amsterdam
19th — Utrecht, Tivoli, Holland
21st — Brussels, V.K., Belgium
All following UK dates co-headlined with Slowdrive.
25th — Brighton, Madiera Hotel, UK
26th — Reading, T.U.C., UK
27th — Liverpool, Polytechnic, UK
28th — Leeds, University, UK
30th — Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, UK
31st — Edinburgh, Venue, UK
1st — Newcastle, Riverside, UK
2nd — Hull, University, UK
3rd — Northampton, Roadmenders, UK
5th — Nottingham, Rock City, UK
7th — Oxford, Venue, UK
9th — Manchester, University, UK
10th — Birmingham, University, UK
11th — London, The Grand, UK
9th – Quart Festival, Kristiansand, Norway
4th — London, Garage, UK
14th — San Jose CA, Oasis, USA
15th — San Fransisco CA, The Kennel Club, USA
16th — Hollywood CA, Whisky A Go-Go, USA
18th — Santa Fe NM, La Luna, USA
21st — St. Louis MO, Hi Points, USA
22nd — Chicago IL, Cabaret Metro, USA
23rd — Detroit MI, Industry, USA
24th — Toronto Ontario, Lee’s Place, Canada
25th — Rochester NY, Horizontal Boogie Bar, USA
27th — Boston MA, Paradise Club, USA
29th — Washington DC, 9:30 Club, USA
30th — New York NY, The Grand, USA
8th — Den Haag Het Paard
9th — Paris, Arapaho, France
10th — Gent, Zaal Vooruit
12th — Cologne, Kantine, France
13th — Eindhoven, Effenaar, Netherlands
15th — Copenhagen, Loppen, Denmark
17th — Stockholm, Gino, Sweden
18th — Oslo, Centrum Scene, Norway
21st — Hamburg, Logo/Ruhre, Germany
22nd — Berlinloft, Metropol, Germany
24th — Stuttgart, Die Rohre, Germany
25th — Munich, Gleis 3, Germany
29th — Rome, Disoteca Stellarium, Italy
30th — Mezzago, Bloom, Italy
31st — Geneva, L’usine
5th — London, Astoria II, UK
9th — Dour Plaine de la Machine Festival, Belgium
11th — Southsea, The Wedgewood Rooms, UK
13th — Brussels, La Luna Theater, Belgium
16th — Windsor, The Old Trout, UK
18th — Manchester University, UK
19th — Glasgow, Garage, UK
21st — Cambridge, Junction, UK
23rd — London, The Clapham Grand, UK
24th — Sheffield, Leadmill, UK
25th — Paris, Elysee Montmarte, France
26th — Lyon, Le Glob, France
28th — Firenze, Auditorium Flog Poggetto, Italy
30th — Bulle, Ebullition
3rd — Hildesheim, Germany
9th — Oslo, Rockefeller, Norway
12th — Örebro, The Ritz, Sweden
13th — Stockholm, Gino, Sweden
15th — Hamburg, Markethalle, Germany
17th — Melkweg, Amsterdam
18th — Eindhoven, De Effenaar, Netherlands
22nd — Bochum, The Ritz
28th — Firenze, Auditorium Flog Poggetto, Italy
7th — Providence RI, Lupo’s, USA
8th — Boston MA, Middle East, USA
9th — Manhattan, NY, Tramp’s Cafe, USA
10th — Washington DC, 9:30 Club, USA
11th — Augusta GA, Post Office, USA
13th — Atlanta GA, Masquerade, USA
15th — New Orleans LA, Jimmy’s, USA
16th — Houston TX, Urban Art Bar, USA
17th — Austin TX, Liberty Lunch, USA
18th — Dallas TX, USA
20th — Tempe AZ, Gibson’s, USA
21st — Los Angeles CA, Whisky, USA
21st — Los Angeles CA, Tower Records [in-store], USA
22nd — San Fransisco CA, Trocadero Transfer, USA
23rd — Las Vegas NV, Univ, USA
25th — Denver CO, Mercury Cafe, USA
27th — Chicago IL, Cabaret Metro, USA
28th — Cleveland OH, Peabody’s Down Under, USA
1st — Detroit MI, Industry, USA
3rd — Toronto Ontario, Lee’s Palace, Canada
4th — Montreal Quebec, Club Soda, Canada
5th — Killington VT, Pickle Barrel, USA
6th — Benicassium Festival, Spain
9th — Zilo, Festival Russelhiem, Germany
10th — Milan, “Sonoria ’95” Festival Parco Aquatica, Italy
11th — Geneva, L’usine, Switzerland
23rd — Cloften, Festival, Denmark
25th — Namur, “Vedurrock” Festival Citadelle, Belgium
6th — Benicasin, Soldout Festival, Spain
19th — Wateringen, “Waterpop” Festival, Netherlands
30th — Roskilde, “Roskilde” Festival, Festival Pladsen, Denmark
6th — Reading, Reading University, England
7th — The Hague Het Paard
8th — Brussels, Ancienne, Belgium

29th — Kolding, Pit Stop, Denmark
30th — Aarhus, Musikcafeen, Denmark
1st — Copenhagen, Rust, Denmark
2nd — Aalborg, Tusindfryd, Denmark
6th — Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms, UK
13th — London, Kings College, UK
7th — Atlanta GA, The Masquerade, USA
9th — Baltimore Md, 8×10, USA
11th — Philadelphia PA, Theater of Living Arts, USA
12th — New York City NY, Irving Plaza, USA
13th — New York City NY, Virgin Megastore
14th — Washington DC, 9:30 Club, USA
15th — Boston MA, Axis, USA
17th — Montreal Quebec, Club Soda, Canada
18th — Toronto Ontario, Opera House, Canada
20th — Cleveland OH, Peabody’s Down Under, USA
21st — Detriot MI, St. Andrews Hall, USA
22nd — Chicago IL, The Metro, USA
25th — Austin TX, Electric Lounge, USA
26th — Houston TX, Urban Art Bar, USA
27th — Dallas TX, Trees Nightclub, USA
29th — Denver CO, Ogden Theater, USA
31st — Salt Lake City UT, The Bar and Grill, USA
2nd — Vancouver WA, Starfish Room, USA
3rd — Seattle, Moe’s, USA
4th — Portland OR, Berbatis Pan, USA
5th — San Fransisco CA, Slim’s, USA
7th — Los Angeles CA, Luna Park, USA
8th — Los Angeles CA, The Roxy, USA
9th — Phoenix AZ, Gibsons, USA
26th — Nottingham, Rock City (The Rig), UK
27th — Leeds, Duchess of York, UK
29th — London, Union Chapel, UK
1st — Amsterdam, The Melkweg, Netherlands
2nd — Eindhoven, Effenaar Netherlands
3rd — Krefeld, Kultur Fabrik Festival, Germany
5th — Hamburg, Logo, Germany
6th — Aarhus, Husets Musikteater, Denmark
7th — Odense, Rytmeposten, Denmark
9th — Bergen, Hulen, Norway
10th — Oslo, Rockefeller, Norway
12th — Stockholm, Studion, Sweden
13th — Lund, Samalands, Sweden
14th — Malmo, KB, Sweden
16th — Copenhagen, Vega, Denmark
17th — Hildesheim, Vier Linden, Germany
18th — Berlin, Huxley’s, Germany
19th — Leipzig, Eiskeller – The Wave Festival, Germany
21st — Frankfurt, Batschkap, Germany
22nd — Munchen, Strom, Germany
23rd — Vienna, Arena, Austria
24th — Pordenone, Atrium, Italy
26th — Roma, Frontiera, Italy
27th — Milan, Rainbow Club, Italy
29th — Geneva, L’usine, Switzerland
30th — Lille, L’aeronef, France
31st — Paris, La Cigale, France
1st — Gent, Vooruit, Belguim
2nd — Rotterdam, Nighttown, Netherlands
4th — Bordeaux, Barbey, France
5th — Montpellier, Victoire 2, France
7th — Strasbourg, La Laiterie, France
5th — Mexico City, El Museo Del Chopo, Mexico
6th — Mexico City, El Museo Del Chopo, Mexico
7th — Leon, Teatro Doblando [International Festival of Contemporary Art (FIAC)], Mexico
(thanks to Alex for this info, it must have been part of a tour, so… what else?)

Dates anyone?
Pub in elm grove
The Wedgewood rooms with Loop Guru
The Wedgewood rooms with Fun Da Mental

So What?
So what date was that????

Sound of mu 19th June: Petter Flaten Eilertsen / Mark Francombe / Per Gisle Galåen / Kai Mikalsen / Martin Powell / Fredrik Ness Sevendal

Sound of Mu (w/ We Snakes)

Brugata (w/ We Snakes)


Thursday 15th February
”Everything there is really” A piece with four parts divided in two.
Part One – Humans
Part Two – Nature with special guest Frederik Ness Sevendal Sound of Mu
Monday 26th February.
”Everything there is really” A piece with four parts divided in two.
Part Three – Mathematics.
Part Four – Outer Space with special guest Martin (monolab) Sound of Mu

2nd of Sept We Snakes (w/Frederik Ness Sevendal, Petter Flaten Eilertsen)
The Chocolate Factory

Supporting John Weise at Blå

San Jose USA
Santa Cruz USA

Internet Gigs
Furthernoise on Resonance FM Live (
using VisualStudio with Midori Hirano in Japan and Jogn Kannenburg in US)

Live Visual Gig using Visual Studio

Ethernet Orchestra
Live in Austrailia (while I was home in Oslo)

Mark and Massimo
16th Feb 2013
Le Gallerie Trento Italy
Naturalmente Arte Event in collaboration with Provincia Autonomy di Trento


14th December 2013 Postføkt Deichmanske bibliotek, Schaus Plass, Grünerløkka

11th March 2014 Mir Schaus Plass, Grünerløkka
3rd May 2014 Unlike Oslo, Vanguard, Schaus Plass, Grünerløkka


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