I felt so refreshed after my weekend away. I’d recommend getting out of the city on your day off. All the shows had a new lease of life. The pulling of the Huggers review from the Three Weeks website and the lovely Scotsman article seems to have made an instant difference to our audience numbers. We had a really good sized crowd in today. Horrah. We’ve also got the format pretty much sorted. We now end with loads of kids on the stage hitting me with balloons while I sing tiptoe through the tulips. Rather Than telling them they can hit me if they don’t like the song I tell them to try and make me stop playing. We also got a complete apology from Three Weeks for the review and admitted it shouldn’t have gone past the editors and their reviewer wrote and behaved at the show in an unprofessional way. So this is my tip for you, if you do think your review is unfair then let the publication know.
The solo show went amazingly. I thought I was going to play to my smallest audience but the big group of lovely guys at the bar were there to see me and filled out the room just before I started. Really excellent show.
Pick of the Fringe was a little quiet but fun. All the acts were superb as usual. Top marks to Kate Lucas in particular. Now Amelya And Sophia were with me so we grabbed some mediocre but cheap food at the Tron and met up with Dave and Lucy. The five of us went to the Hive to watch Phil Kay again. And again he was brilliant. Then we went to the Counting House to watch Eastend Cabaret. I have to confess that I’ve seen them do shorts sets and fell in love with their act, so I was half sold on them before I arrived. I wasn’t disappointed. From the second they walked on the stage right to he final note they were talented, hilarious and entertaining. All the reference to sex should get tiring, but they do it so well. You never quite know which one to look at on stage. Their original songs and reworking of classics just blows you away. I really must go again and so must you. The best show I’ve seen so far and everything I’ve seen so far has been awesome.
Had some drinks with the gang after then we walked Amelya to her hostel and Sophia and I got a cab. Sent a message to John Flemming to saying I wouldn’t be spaghetti juggling tomorrow and it would mean I’d miss pick of the fringe. I need the money for pies and cab fares.