So, in what is starting to feel jarringly like a regular commute, I got on another long-haul Emirates flight back to sun-kissed and spider-infested Australia. To Fremantle, just outside Perth, this time, for the Fremantle street arts festival. I was looking forward to this one. I'd played it a handful of years ago with my old double-act, and had a great time, so I was excited to be going back.
|Photo by Hugh Marsh|
It didn't disappoint. Flawlessly gorgeous weather the whole week, lovely big juicy audiences, and a delightful gang of fellow performers to twat around with in between shows. This, as Chris Tarrant used to say, is what they want. Gigs like this are always precious for the gift of hanging out with old friends and making new ones, and this weekend, happily, I did both.
Thought it might be nice to talk a little about some of them.
Noa and Uri
|Finally, here's Pete's drawing of the band he saw one night at a cafe in town. I take photos, he draws pictures.|
A lovely time was had by all, then. Hoorah for that. And while we're on the subject of lovely times, I'm ridiculously busy this month. Very excited to say that I'm the sole support act for Brian Conley's brand new UK tour, which starts next week! Full details here. I'm also doing a few dates of "Showman" in the UK this year, the first one is coming up on the 24th of May in Dorchester, with special guest Sarah Bennetto - click here for info and booking. There are more dates to follow, so I might well be coming to your part of the country, or indeed world, soon. Ooh, cryptic. Get me.