Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Variety's back - from the frozen north to the Thames and the Tyne
Skagway's the latest stop on his current tour with the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. He joined them last year for a tour of Germany. Since we were organising Word In Your Ear gigs at the same time we were in regular contact and I could never get enough of his reflections on finding himself in a musical comedy act. Everybody gets to do a party piece. His is Viva La Vida. This clip was recorded on their German tour. Makes a change from the thankless life of the indie musician, doing your own songs. "People turn up," he said to me once. "And they really enjoy it. I'm not used to this."
the Tom Thorne Playlist. Tickets and details here.
Further details here.
I don't miss mainstream entertainment at all.