Ahoy! So, here’s my brand spanking new website ready for a fresh leap into creative action this Spring. It’s been another quiet few months, blog-wise, around these parts but, as ever, stuff’s been going down. The main thing was trying to find a new place to live and then getting settled in, but thankfully that’s all now done and dusted and I’m most definitely ready TO GET CRACKIN’.
In August I made a brief jaunt up to the Edinburgh Fringe where I made a couple of appearances at the Gorgeous George Cabaret Club, singing some of my songs and doing a bit of Lois of the Lane-ing. Lovely to see everyone and get my Fringe fix.
September saw me popping up to Birmingham to Lois of the Lane at Barbara Nice‘s Jamboree at A.E. Harris. A grand evening it was too. For all of you Brum-based, the next one’s on Friday the 20th of April and you can book tickets now.
Here’s a picture of me doing ‘Alive and Amplified’ that night, picture by Graeme Braidwood:
There was also a great 1st Birthday Village Green in September, theme: Hotel vs Camping, where I performed Chris Issac’s ‘Blue Hotel’ with the lyrics changed to make it about an Hotel painted blue…
November saw me hosting a Pac Man vs Pac-a-Mac Village Green then, after the Crimbo hiatus, I was back in the driving seat on Friday the 13th of January at the ‘Bad Luck Cabaret’ at The Space with a BRAND NEW Lois of the Lane act called ‘Somewhere’ which went down a treat. Here’s me gurning away as normal during the show, photo by Johanna Spiers:
January also saw another Village Green, the theme being Spelling Bee, where I performed Arthur Askey’s ‘The Bee Song’ with the lyrics changed to make it about a Spelling Bee (the reference was mostly lost as only one person in the audience had even heard of the song… ha!).
Aside from all of this, I’ve also been in the very early stages of rehearsal of a brand new play called ‘Kill the President’ by James O’Shea which should be on in London in September, funding dependent… and I’ve also hooked up with Angela Gasparetto who’s going to be helping me develop all aspects of my performance goings on – exciting times!
The BIG big news is that my new solo show is going to be premiering in June. It’s called ‘Fabled’ and it will be showing, initially, for one night only at the Holloway Arts Festival at 5pm at Platform. Details and tickets here. Now I’ve finished my website, the task is to actually finish writing the show and get it all ready – I like a deadline! More dates for the show following shortly, all being well…
2012 – I’m comin’ atcha!