First date on the Blancmange Tour at Glasgow Apollo. Neil and Steve
were really good to us. they said “Have you got that grotty dressing
room at the top of the theatre? We had that when we did a support
here. Don't bother with that, there's not many of us, so you can join
us in our room, and help yourself to the food too. And that's alright
with us for the rest of the tour” A good start. We got a proper sound
check and nice treatment from the crew too. More than makes up for the
fact that we're travelling to and from each gig back to Yorkshire in a
Sierra because there's no enough money to stay anywhere!
Edinburgh date cancelled as Blancmange at Riverside today. Remain in
Nottingham Rock City.
Liverpool Royal Court. Good gig - enthusiastic crowd. Sebastian has
“pain”-ful experience with a swing door. Heard Peter Powell play
single on Radio 1.
Manchester Hacienda. Very interesting place, the only drive in gig
we've come across so easy to get gear in. Late start so visited Radio
Piccadilly for interview. Audience good but cool. Single played on
Radio 1 Roundtable. Peter Powell visits us backstage (he'd been doing
the TV programme Oxford Road Show close by).
Sheffield Lyceum. A bit like the Royal Court only better dressing
rooms. Lots of local support here. Best response so far, even a
Day off (snore!). “Winter” played on David “Kid” Jensen's Music Now
programme on R1.
London Hammersmith Palace. Good. Lots of our posters around London.
Went to see our London contact who's acting in a management role for
us, publicist Chris Carr. Back to venue. See Mike of the Leeds
Warehouse venue with Leeds act Vicious Pink. Bill Nelson in attendance
with his manager Mark Rye who runs Cocteau records, plus Chris
Marshall who is plugging “Winter” to the radio. Photographer Jeremey
Bannister takes some shots in the dressing room.
David plays a bum note in the solo of “Winter” when he realises that
Bill is watching closely. Afterwards he felt really bad and said “It
was one of those moments when you think “wouldn't it be awful if…” and
by then it's too late, you've done it!” Everyone else thought it was
funny. Good gig nevertheless with plenty of support for us. Say bye
bye to Blancmange and their crew, set off back up the M1 while S, I
and D wonder at their fate.
Peter Powell Play on R1.
Played On Janice Long Show R1.
Plays on Kid Jenson & Richard Skinner Shows R1.
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