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Sunday, April 30, 2017

What's to do

So..... been a great couple of months. Went to LA for two weeks and had my dose of driving down Sunset Blvd with hood down....love it. Then Ross and I joined the Queen Victoria for a little trip down to Guatamala.....still cant spell it. Not my favourite place in the world. Flew back to LA and then home. I had a few days off then picked up the Queen Mary 2 in Dubai. It was a nice trip met some other acts on board and had a few laughs. So now I"m home for a few days and fly to pick up the Queen Elizabeth on its last part of its world cruise. So I'm pretty Cunarded up. I love these ships.
Kate's single came out on the 31st of March. Its moving nicely but not much happening yet. The record company say its about a 2 month run up to getting on the radio. Its so hard. Great song though 'Hands' written and produced by David. His track on Tinnie Tempa's album is out as well. So hoping for a publishing deal soon.
Not much else to tell you but just remember 'everyday above the grun is a bonus"
Bye

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The big show


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Well I had the most fantastic week at the Kings in Edinburgh. This year’s Big Big show exceeded all my expectations. I have worried, sweated, lost sleep over this show and it paid off. Elaine C Smith stormed them. Grant did some of his material from his ‘Behind the Mic’ show and they loved it. Edward Reid was great as expected and Pilot……well when you have loved their 3 hit songs for 30 years and then the band recreate them exactly on stage, you cant ask for anymore. My worry was that I have to close the show and follow all the great acts. I tried and going by the wonderful reviews (well except for one old woman who didn’t mention me) I think I got away with it. My Theresa May scared me as I looked like her…..not to mention my wife. She doesn’t like me in women’s clothes. I loved playing the drums in Phil Collin’s in the air tonight (I saw Phil Collins do this 10 years ago and always wanted to recreate the moment.) Susan Boyle even appeared on two nights, which brought the house down. She just stands there and draws the audience to her. It's magical. I could happily have done another week and judging by the audience numbers I think we could have. So its back to earth and the next show is the Vera Lynn Birthday show at the London Palladium. That should be a great night. Then I'm off to LA for a break before picking up the Queen Victoria for a 5 day trip to Guatamalla......where......'how are things in Gwatamalla' Don't know how to spell it. I could google it but I cant be bothered. Kates new single out on the 31st of March. Written and produced by David. He also has a track which he wrote and produced and features with Tinie Tempah out on the same day. Exciting. So here's to the next time.
bye

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hello Edinburgh

HI
Just arrived back in Edinburgh for my Big Variety show. We open on Tuesday... It really is very stressful putting this together. However I saw the light at the end of tunnel about two weeks ago after battering my head against the wall since panto finished. Elaine C Smith came round the other day and we chatted through the show. She is really great to work with. Grant and I have been Face timing each other and working on some sketches and routines. My act was the biggest worry for me. Finding new ideas and impressions etc. So Theresa May is making an appearance (in full black watch tartan suit and leopard skin kitten shoes.) I have rewritten Bohemian Rhapsody explaining what is happening in the world today. Got a great wig from the famous wig maker Richard Mowbey.
I'm really looking forward to just sitting in the theatre and listening to Pilot. I was a big fan in the 70's. Edward Reid is back. He has been making a great name for himself since his last appearance at the Kings.
Jane and I went to Dubai for some much needed sun and rest. We got the rest....unfortunately the weather was terrible. Not one day of sun......Top man wasn't happy. But we did relax in a wonderful hotel, the Al Naseem.
Kate's single comes out on the 31st of March. David wrote and produced it. It's called Hands and is a feature with a rapper. Not allowed to say who it is yet. This is the first official release on the Warner label. I have to say this is a great 'today' sound. Yeh like I would know....old fart that I am. I do actually take a lot of notice of the music that is out there at the moment. Jane and I are very into the kids careers so we study the whole scene. David also has a track on the new Tinie Tempah album out on the 31st of March as well. He wrote produced and features on it. So all looking good in the kids camp.
So I promise ....yeh right..... to write next week and tell you how the show did.
Bye

Friday, December 30, 2016

almost 17

Almost 17, I remember when I was almost 17. The reason I remember that birthday so well is that I had a chart on my bedroom wall counting down the days till I could take my driving test. I loved cars and to drive was the greatest goal of my life to that point. My dad who was, among other things, a car dealer had taught me to drive from the age of 15 on private roads, and as I kid he let me sit on his knee and steer the car......health and safety. He didn't think about that. Proof of that was when he tied a sledge onto the back of his car and pulled my sister along the road. Can you believe he did that. He was a wonderful dad though. The greatest influence in my life. When newspapers ask me who I would like to have dinner with, dead or alive, I always say 'my dad'. I would dearly love him to have met my wife and children. To watch my kids make their way in the music world would have given him the greatest kick. He did everything for me in my career and also set me up financially. His main ambition for me, as well as success in the business, was to make sure I never had to worry about money.
So back to present times. My family have been up to Edinburgh for Christmas. It was perfect. We stayed at Prestonfield House Hotel. Our favourite hotel in the world. Its like a film set at this time of the year. We sit by the log fire and drink and eat stovies. Its so fantastic that my kids...well they are 22 and 27 still want to be with us at this time of the year. Jane has gone down to London as she has a big event with Robbie Williams on new years eve which is telivised on BBC.
Next year is looking very exciting for David and Kate. Kate's next single 'Hands' has been written and produced by David, and also David has a track on the new Tinie Tempa album which he wrote produced and features on. So at last we hope the family team are about to take off.
I have the big big show at the end of February and that should  be great with my first chance to work with Elaine C Smith.
So that's it for now. Have a great 17 and I'll speak to you soon.

bye x

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

and we're off....again

It was quite a hard ten days of rehearsal but as always we laughed our way through it. Ed Curtis our director is so easy to work with. This our 4th panto with him and we work so well as a team. He never pushes any ideas on us. Its suggested something and then we discuss it. A joy. I must admit I wasn't altogether happy after the first two shows. It wasn't quite right. But Michael Harrison, our producer, arrived on Saturday and his well trained eye came up with some great ideas and by Sunday matinee we were flying. As ever the audiences carry us along on wave and by Sunday night, although I was absolutely knack....tired I was feeling great and ready to do 81 more shows. I had a massage from my lovely little Angie Blackwell, who said my back and neck were very tense. I had a great relaxing day off on Monday and I'm now ready to take the world on.
It was funny, as I relaxed on the Sunday night my mind immediately started thinking about the Big Big show in February. I am very pleased to announce that Elaine C Smith is starring in the show this year. Along with Pilot.....yes.....Wow oh oh its Magic. The Mac Roberts Bros are appearing, however wee Boaby has left the group to pursoooooooo a solo career. Just like Boaby Williams left Take That.
But big Boaby with will be with Boaby and who knows maybe a surprise member may be joining the act.
So the sun is shining and we will await the press verdict of 'Jack' with baited breath.
Speak to you all soon.

bye

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Hi Ya

Well the nights are fair drawing in..... a sure sign that I'm getting my fat body suit out of the cupboard, my bra, and my tights.......Yes that's right is drag night down the pub. No its panto time. It comes round faster every year. A sure sign that I'm getting older. We had a late photo session this year, just last week, where we all get together and do photos for this year, Jack and the Beanstock and photos for next year.....Cinderella. Yes that's right I'm still being booked back. This year was supposed to be the end of my 6 year deal....but.....they have given me a new 6 year deal. Its getting silly now. All those years ago, 20 I think, I said to my then manager sorry I don't want to sign for 3 years. Well thanks to Qdos and the lovely Duncan Hendry at the Kings they still want me.
I'm negotiating at the moment with a wonderful name for my Big Big show in February. But as its not confirmed I cant say who it is. However if it comes off it will be a cracking show. I already have Grant and Pilot....remember Magic and January, confirmed so the big name will be the icing on the top of the Greggs steak bake.
Its been a great year. The cruising was great this year. The Cunard ships were really buzzing in the summer. Everyone is the family is busy. Kate's new single, out next year, is written and produced by David. So its all in the family. Jane has Take That and Robbie on tour next year, so I wont see much of her as she travels round Europe. I'll just have to join her when possible. Ok speak after we open.

Bye

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hello

OK .... Ok... I know I should be ashamed of myself. I always promise to keep this up to date and then I don't.
Well I cant even remember what I last talked about. Canned Laughter was a great success and the Edinburgh week was unbelievable. We could have sold it out for 2 weeks. Every night was better than the next. The Edinburgh audiences are a dream team.
Michael and I have had many panto meetings and the script is almost finished. Looks like another corker....good word that corker.
LA was amazing again. It just gets better and better. We went to Vegas this year specially to see Paul Zerdon's show. It was great. I also saw the best piece of theatre I have ever seen Cirque's Michael Jackson show. I gasped, I laughed, I cried and I screamed. Ross, Brianna Jane and myself met up with Gary Barlow and we had a great night. Jane actually stayed up till 4am and drank 3 cocktails....unheard of. The rest of the time was spent relaxing in the Hollywood hills and Santa Monica. I could live there at least 6 months of the year.
Kate and David are working hard, and together now. We think Kate's (KStewart) next single will be written and produced by David. How exciting is that.
I have a few more ships to do before rehearsals. Cunard have been especially good this summer. Its a joy to walk on those magnificent stages and perform. By the way I did the special 'remastering' of the Queen Mary 2 trans atlantic crossing. The ship is stunning now. Ross came with me and he did a lecture on board about his life in Hollywood. Went really well.
Ok speak soon.....yeh right I hear you say

bye


 

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