Carvell (the Sales and Marketing boss with the tan) calls me to tell me that we have to show our faces at Rich Bitch Studios, Birmingham where the boys are rehearsing that evening. Armed with a hang over, thought I had better show my face, above all else I knew there would be a glass of wine and a curry in it for me at the end of the night . . . (Joking)
WOW ! who are these guys ! Fat Boy Blues . . . . . Despite the fact that Brad Freddie and John are all seasoned music professionals and I had heard them play and rehearse several times before - they sounded on top form (even in the tiny room they had hired) suddenly realised that they had spared the larger studios for the number of empty bud bottles that they had consumed ! Although disappointed that I had missed the girls who had rehearsed the night before, the boys really did sound fabulous !
Brad is directing and suddenly remembers that we can't take him seriously with dry fluffy hair so begins to apply his hair gel in mid flow (was that for my benefit ? he he) We stuck around for a few hours, listened to the guys and gave constructive critiscm where necessary (ehhm because we can!) and had a few beers with the guys who are so looking forward to Wednesday 09 September 2009. (Guys are playing at Harley Davidson European Bike Week Faaker See)
During the break, I asked one of the brass players (no names of course) if I could have ago of his instrument (clean please) and noticed he had a cold sore - Yack ! styled it and quickly put the instrument down - ehhm no thank you. . .
What a great bunch of musically talented guys ! ( and girls - sorry, I keep saying that !)