My web company's servers appeared to go down this morning for some bizarre reason but luckily it didn't seem to last too long. They haven't called back yet and the phone went onto BT call minder which doesn't inspire great confidence! Still it's always been great until now so as long as this isn't a new trend then touch wood it'll be ok.
Finally I get to play at Farbridge farm this week, which I've been looking forward to for the last few years since it was built. I won't bore you with the details as it's all on the link page but suffice to say it's been a long time coming.
I'm getting calls from some of the lovely folks I met at the wedding fayre now so it's nice to see that a bit of extra promotion and networking has results.
I must recommend Peter Kay's latest book by the way "Saturday night Peter". I'm reading it at the moment and it's a laugh a minute. All the acts you get to work with in this business are an eye opener sometimes as he says. I have to say the lookalikes are the strangest. I once worked with a Clint Eastwood lookalike who got £500.00 for just walking around looking like his "Fist full of dollars" character. Mind you he really DID look just like the guy. Then there was the Ricky Jervais guy who actually did an act as well. I was talking to him before hand (He complemented my music - Nice) and because he had the same voice too, it felt like he was the real deal. Spooky!
back to Peter though talking about a guy called Pete Loaf (Meatloaf) who had this great entrance planned whereby the track "Bat out of hell" blasted through the PA for a relative eternity before our man roars through the firedoors at the back of the stage on a borrowed "hells angel style" "easy rider" motorbike. To deafening cheering he dismounts in time for the vocal and as he picks up the microphone nothing comes out! always check the sound system before hand and don't leave an unexperienced girlfriend in charge of the mixing desk! Three times it happened and finally after an onstage argument with said girlfriend the impact was well and truly lost not just by the fact that after all that he didn't even sound like meatloaf!
Excellent book packed full of anecdotes and other comedy related stuff.
Ok now I've got you in the mood here's that routine, you know the one - Family weddings. A real treat:
See you next week. Have a great time and don't take it too seriously....