"Hello, my names Mike. I was drafted in as a self styled road manager
to Fiat Lux in December 1982 as a direct result of the band landing
the Blancmange Tour. Previous to this I had acted as a booking agent
for a number of Yorkshire musicians, including the FIATs. I was also
at Bretton Hall College with Steve and David where I was what they
call a mature student.
My diary of events takes up the story from the first date of the
Blancmange Tour. Before this Steve and David had made the "Feels Like
Winter Again" single with Bill Nelson and had got favourable press and
radio coverage with it, which led Neil Arthur and Steven Luscombe to
pursue them as a support act for their tour. As I recall it was a last
minute affair and they got it because whoever was originally booked
Anyway I could sense something happening here and I kept a diary from
this day on. Here it is!"