Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Black & White 2016 Gigs

Owen, Adrian, Neil and Jacquie
(Somewhere in the Cairngorms National Park, 4th March 2016 (Photo: Wig))

The good news is that a couple of gigs have appeared from this tour already and hopefully there will be a clutch more over the coming weeks. Nevertheless, having thought about this I have decided that whilst I will post these for the benefit of those who are unable to get them elsewhere, I will only do this after completion of the British tour. Some people don't want spoilers on a tour and whilst I think that you would have to be hiding under a rock to escape details of the set one week into the tour, I can be smug about it and state that this site did not spill the beans!

So, please sit tight for now.


  1. I totally agree Adrian!
    Will be there in Brixton :-)

  2. very nice thought Adrian, but without spoiling anything: great setlist at the Brixon academy.
    Have a great show to all those going next.