Happy new year everybody! having recovered from the mince pies, prosecco and turkey it's into 2020 with plenty to be getting on with.
Let's start with the most obvious. The blog's had a refresh. A refresh in the same way that demolishing a house and rebuilding it is a refresh. There are now pages for all my comedy endeavours both on the stage and behind the scenes in one convenient place. Gone is the original website (how very 2019) - here is the central hub blog with it's link-enabled tentacles reaching out to the various Facebook pages, Twitters, Instagrams, Soundclouds and numerous other things that take up all the time that should be going into writing and producing actual material. What do you think? All feedback appreciated. So long as it's positive because this has taken ages and I'm in no mood to change it.
So what's going on in real life?
First and foremost, Anna and I have launched a Facebook page for our new show, Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party. Set to take our musical comedy up to a whole new level, I've written a whole bunch of new songs and been experimenting with contouring whilst everyone else has been watching Dracula and the remake of A Christmas Carol (spoiler alert, Scrooge likes Christmas by the end.) Combining the best bits of First World Problems (catchy multi-genre songs, audience participation, a general disrespect for the conventions of an Edinburgh fringe show) with drag, disco lights and something resembling an actual script (ish) we've got a long way to go before we have anything like the full hour worked out but we've already got some provisional dates booked in and at least one song will be on Youtube with a video by May.
Secondly, applications for the Glossop Comedy Festival are now open. Running from the 10th to 12th of July more info can be found on the Facebook page for anyone interested in performing. Following the success of the Oakwood Fringe in 2019 I'm looking forward to this full weekend event being even better and the start of an annual event here on the edge of the Peak District.
Thirdly, I'm slowly but surely putting dates in the diary for appearances with Parodies from the Peak District. I've got a competition in a few months so now I've got an albums-worth of tracks in the sack (the benefit of only having to write the lyrics I totally admit) give me a shout if you happen to be a booker. Links to video etc can be found here.
And last but not least, Anything Goes returns to Isaac's here in Glossop on Feb 6th - moving from the first Wednesday of the month to the first Thursday. If you'd like 5 or 8 minutes (experience depending) just drop me an email.