27.02.2014 Vintage TV sessions - Republica, Sophie-Ellis Bextor, Glenn Gregory, Polly Scattergood, Stornoway - The Bedford, Balham, London
Today I achieved a lifelong dream by going to Balham for the first time ever. There's no non-sarcastic way to say that. Great venue though - a pub with a Shakespearean Globe Theatre in the back room.
When are sessions gigs and when are sessions not gigs? I've organised dozens of these and one of them - The 2013 Creative Sessions - really should be on the list, because they were set up like gigs and had people watching - just like this one. In fact one day I might go and put it back on there.
But today we're talking about the Vintage TV recording which I was invited to by Saffron from Republica - it's times like this that it was truly a godsend to be removed from the 9 to 5 and not have to explain to some small-minded idiot that I'd like some time off to see some bands.
And some bands they were - five acts, all playing two songs and then being interviewed by the lovely Christine Kochanski from Red Dwarf, Clare Grogan (who may have also done some other things too),
It was a morning/early afternoon filming so I found myself in a closed pub at 10.30am drinking with Peter from Tenek and a few other people I knew, and a few I didn't.
All sets from all artists were very good indeed. Obviously, because it was being filmed for TV we weren't allowed to take any photos or videos of the performance
I managed to get a picture of myself with Clare Grogan although didn't manage to spend any time chatting to her. Likewise with Glenn Gregory who I would have perhaps had a better photo with if his taxi didn't ring up half way through it!
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I think I'm meant to do an "About" here but I think you'd be more interested in seeing a random seagull.