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Re: Not famous enough
« Reply #20: 13.03.08 at 23:29 »
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I hate to tempt fate but it looks as though Pete is famous enough to be quoted in tomorrow's Times ... perhaps
 
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Re: Not famous enough
« Reply #21: 13.03.08 at 23:40 »
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Yes, indeed, Jan: you have pipped me to the post !
 
In its Friday March 14 edition The Times has a piece about Pete, Clive and the new CD in the "Sounds" section, by the music journalist John Bungey, with a nice picture.
 
The article also includes a reference to Mr Birkill, I might add.
 
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Re: Not famous enough
« Reply #22: 13.03.08 at 23:41 »
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Wow! Now there's an article done right. Bravo John Bungey!
 
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PS: A couple of Voices made it to the Groucho Club on Tuesday (not counting Pete and Clive, that is!) Well, one (Danny F) is I think a lapsed member, not having rejoined when we switched from the mailing list. Maybe we can persuade the other to write us a brief review?
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Re: CD launch - March 11, 2008
« Reply #23: 16.03.08 at 18:07 »
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OK, Mr B, here goes - and many apologies for the delay:
 
By happy chance I found myself at the media launch of the Midnight Voices CD last Tuesday. My colleague John Bungey (we work on different desks at The Times), knowing me to be a big PA/CJ fan, had offered me the music department's second ticket ! John was still working towards the article that appeared in Friday's paper - but I was simply starstruck.
 
We were warmly welcomed at the venue - a cosy room at the Groucho Club - by Pete's PR lady, the delightful Hayley, and were soon joined by another devotee of Messrs Atkin and James from our newspaper, Danny F (already a proud owner of the CD).
 
There was a goodly turnout of music (and other) journalists at what was a very effective launch - yet the atmosphere was that of a friendly get-together, with plenty of chit-chat. The songs were performed from a corner of the room, to a rousing reception.
 
It was a truly memorable night for me. As well as meeting both Clive James and Sarah Moule for the first time, and having the opportunity to speak with Pete, I was introduced to Russell Davies, and again met Simon Wallace.  
 
Pete was in fine voice, and was accompanied at the piano by the excellent Simon in the following songs. Clive - tenor to Pete's baritone, I reckon - was happily summoned from the audience for the last number:
 
Touch has a memory (Pete also played guitar on this one)
 
Thirty year man
 
Between us there is nothing
 
Be careful when they offer you the moon (guitar; and lovely harmonising by Sarah)  
 
and Laughing boy (guitar; Clive sang second verse - I think - and last verse).
 
All the artists deserve congratulations on the success of the occasion, as does Hayley -
 
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Re: Not famous enough
« Reply #24: 18.03.08 at 18:20 »
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Thanks for this report Naomi!
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