Monday, 22 April 2013

You are *never* going to guess what happened on Saturday night.

I attended a gig at The Falkners Arms by a band called Mirrorball.

During the gig, a young lady asked the band if she could get up on stage and sing a song with them, to which they agreed. While the young lady was singing "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse, the lead singer stood by the table where I was sitting and put his glass on it. After a while, when he turned to pick up his glass, I attracted his attention and asked him "Can I have a go?" He asked me what I wanted to sing and I replied ""Sit down", by James".

He said that "Sit down" wasn't in their set-list, to which I replied "It's 8 beats in E, four in A and four in B. Rinse and repeat". He said that he'd ask the other band members during the break. Some time later, during the break, he returned and said that some of the band knew the song, so I would be up immediately after the break.

I was, too! I'm still buzzing! See also http://www.lemonrock.com/mirrorball?page=applause

Here's me at the Unicorn jam session on 15th April, doing backing vocals on "Mustang Sally".

8 comments:

marie said...

Nigel, *never*? Too clever by far ;)
I'm glad you got a chance to sing with that band, sounds like a blast.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

I got up and sang some backing vocals at the jam session tonight - twice! It's definitely a blast.

George Henderson said...

My god, I remember James!
Ace choice Nige.
(This story is probably lost on your American readers.)

Charles Grashow said...

Looks like you had a really fun time - good for you

BTW - Evelyn (CS) banned me from her forum! Oh well - her loss

Nigel Kinbrum said...

If you feel a breath of sadness, sit down next to me.
If you find you're touched by madness, sit down next to me.
If you find yourself ridiculous, sit down next to me.

In love, in fear, in hate, in tears.
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears.
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears.
In love, in fear, in hate.

Dooowwwnnn..............!

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Charles, you're not the messiah.
You're a very naughty boy!

Ned Kock said...

You are cool Nigel!

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hi Ned,

Thank you very much!

Cheers, Nige