| Covent Garden early '90's
My association with Covent Garden lasted over
twenty-three years and I saw it at it's very best
between 1985 - 97 with performers like Antonio
Forcione and Eduardo Nieblas, Sarah Crowe,
Eddie Izzard, Terry St.Clair, Doctor Stewart and
The Gutter Brothers all having successes beyond
the Garden in the Film world or on T.V & Radio.
was one of a few shots taken in the Highgate's Kenwood House grounds, my favourite haunt
during the nineties. With some worldwide magazine
exposure, they reproduced one of my tunes to accompany the mag. apparently
listened to in Hong Kong and
Kenwood House 1998
Covent Garden 2000
cold Sunday in what was to be one of my last years in the Garden. You
could say I made a rather haphazard plan to escape the place and
succeeded in 2003. Why? Well all good things have to come to an end and
it's always best to leave gracefully if possible.
Somewhere in time . . .
Guildford Festival '05 - July
had an association with Guildford almost as long as that with Covent
Garden and was the first 'street-entertainer ' on the High Street way
back in 1982. I note with some pride that even the great James Galway
had done some 'busking' in Dublin and Paris, or so the stories go . . .
have to dispel the ignorance over the word 'busking' though. It
originates from the jazz era when musicians used to 'sit in' on
sessions and 'faked it' or 'busked' through tunes they did not really
know and had never seen before and would simply follow 'the dots ' or
chord charts to play whatever the bandleader placed in front of
them. This is one skill sadly lacking amongst younger generations.