So, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff lately, and I’m going to be doing a lot more stuff over the next wee while. If anyone’s in the area for any of these and fancies a night of pretty varied entertainment, please, please, please drop in and say hi.
Feb 23rd, 8pm (TONIGHT!) : The Ghost Of William Shatner – Legendary spoken word outfit, Underword, host an evening of song lyrics performed without music as part of the City of Literature Let’s Get Lyrical campaign.
Feb 28th, 7.30pm : Music For Another World tour comes to Ayrshire. Hosted by fabulous independent bookshop, Books In The West in Main Street, West Kilbride, this event will once again be treated to reading performances from Jim Steel and Sean Martin, plus me doing a bit of Arrhythmia on the piano again. Mood music will once again be provided by Markee de Saw and Bert Finkle.
March 3rd, 8pm : San Fran and the Siscos join a whole roster of great indie acts to play at fundraiser event Wonga 4 Tonga.
March 15th, 8pm : San Fran and the Siscos again, this time at Glasgow’s newest cabaret night, the Not So Secret Society which is held in the salubrious surroundings of The Art Club on Bath St. Lots of great acts. Don’t miss the new Tom Waits themed “Frank’s Wild Band”. Very, very good.
March 20th, 7.30pm : Books In The West are hosting a swanky salon-style soiree at Chu Chu’s restaurant in West Kilbride and they’ve invited Markee de Saw and Bert Finkle to provide the entertainment, alongside poet and musician (and lord) Lord Gawain Douglas. Come down, sip champagne and enjoy the music. We’ll be pulling out as many stops as we can find for this one.
That’s it for the next month or so. In between all that I’m hoping to be entertained too – got Ben Folds and The Decemberists both coming to town in the next ten days, and there’s also the ever-wonderful Spangled Cabaret on March 7th to look forward to too.
April is already filling up too. There are more M&B performances on the horizon, plus a whistle-stop trip to Warsaw in the company of Jeff Vandermeer and Eastercon suddenly arriving like a forgotten-about-but-very-welcome public holiday at the end of the month. After that I’m considering dying for a bit.