– Blozone, Nantwich Jazz ‘n’ Blues, Nakatcha, 2010. The crowd were queuing down the street (way past the Indian Ocean) to get in. Couldn’t hear anything on stage after the first three numbers, the audience were totally into it. Best £20 I’ve ever earned! Fantastic!
Most Embarrassing Moment On Stage:
Hollow Ian Band, Raby Castle, Christmas 1990. Maggot’s Gran (the leader singer… Maggot that is!) had got us this gig for her old folks’ home. The disco, the xmas lights, and all the band (including the pyrotechnics) were all plugged into this single 13 amp wall socket. We shuffled onto the stage after their xmas meal (extra soft sprouts of course) and the first thing Maggot shouts down the microphone, in his most patronising voice, is ‘HAVE YOU HAD A NICE TEEEEEEE?’. This causes the rest of the band to corpse… but worse is to come. Maggot then launches into the intro of the first song…’And a 1,2,3,4,5 o’clock rock’ which sets in motion the obvious car crash in about 3 bars time. It was just possible (through the tears) to see the audience start switching off their hearing aids and start ‘signing’ before the RCD tripped out and plunged the hall into darkness. All true. Polygraph available on request.