Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings (taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night) or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Sunday 18 September 2022

News - Subscribe To The New Email Newsletter


To reliably find out about new uploads and other updates please consider subscribing to my new Live and Loud! Shows email newsletter at the link below.

Blogger (what this site is built on) stopped alerting subscribers with any updates quite a while back now, and I had no way of reliably giving everyone updates - relying on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is often flaky at best. I will still be using those platforms - at least for now - but I now have a new newsletter via Substack which I will use to send out emails to subscribers to let them know about new gig restorations being added to the site, and any other site related news.

So if you want to keep uptodate with what'd going on on the site, please subscribe to receive future updates directly in your email inbox - it’s entirely free of course and you can unsubscribe at any time. Just use your email address in the box on the page; no Substack account is necessary.
As an incentive to sign up, I will be randomly picking 3 newsletter subscribers each month - on 1 October, 1 November and 1 December  - this year, who will receive 3 shows of their choice as separated MP3s or FLACs (their choice).
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is sign up to the newsletter!


  1. I use the RSS feed and it works fine :D and by the way, thanks for the joy you offer us !

    1. Ah cool! Hopefully others are using that too. Thanks for letting me know. Glad you're enjoying the site!