My Life Story come to Southampton and Portsmouth

My Life Story come to Southampton and Portsmouth

My Life Story have confirmed in-store appearances at Southampton’s Vinilo and Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl this month. 

Touring in support of ‘Loving You is Killing Me’, the Britpop band’s fifth studio album and first for some 5 years, Jake Shillingford from the band will be performing live and signing copies at these events. 

Founded in 1984 by frontman Jake Shillingford, My Life Story, rose to fame as a pioneering force of the Britpop movement. Working with the legendary Giles Martin (The Beatles) on their debut album ‘Mornington Crescent’, the band would go on to score six UK top 40 singles and a top 40 album. Across their career the band have worked with the likes of Morrissey to The Pogues, Marc Almond to Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. Performing on the Glastonbury Pyramid stage and at Reading Festival four times, they notably supported Blur and Pulp and are one of the only bands to headline over Oasis. Taking an extended hiatus from recorded music in 2001, My Life Story returned with the critically acclaimed, fan-funded album ‘World Citizen’ in 2019.

My Life Story will be back with the new album ‘Loving You Is Killing Me’ on 9th February 2024. The record will be followed by a small UK tour that includes two shows at the prestigious London venue the 100 Club on Oxford Street, their first London appearances in over 2 years. In addition, Jake has just announced a run of intimate instore shows in the week of the album’s release whereby he will be performing a short acoustic set and signing albums at independent record shops across the country. All scheduled dates are as follows:




9th Feb – SOUTHAMPTON Vinilo – 7pm

Sat 10th Feb – LONDON Sister Ray – 12pm

Sat 10th Feb – WALTON ON THE NAZE Format – 6pm

Sun 11th Feb – LEEDS Vinyl Whistle – 7pm

Mon 12th Feb – LIVERPOOL Phase One – 7pm

Tues 13th Feb – KINGSTON Banquet – 6pm 

Wed 14th Feb – SOUTHSEA Pie & Vinyl – 1pm

Wed 14th Feb – BRIGHTON Family Store – 6pm 



Thurs 15th – ST. ALBANS – The Horn

Fri 16th – BRIGHTON – Hope & Ruin

Sat 17th – LONDON – 100 Club (Sold Out)

Thurs 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds

Thurs 29th – BRISTOL – Louisiana


Sat 2nd – LONDON -100 Club


Fri 5th – ALDERSHOT West End Centre

Fri 12th – STROUD – Sub Rooms

Tickets on sale now here

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