I met Nigel Cartner at Blackthorn Festival. He wrote reviews of the festival and was great company. At the 2017 Blackthorn Festival he told me that he had written a book and would I like to come to the launch. A night in a casino with 3 top music acts sounded good to me.
I was not in my natural habitat as I walked through the casino towards the private room with pull up display showing the book cover and tag line.
It was the first gig I had been at where my drinks change was passed to me on a small silver tray!
Thankfully Nigel and also lots of other friends from the music industry were already in the room and the first act was soon on the stage.
I have been fortunate enough to watch Jess Kemp play on numerous occasions. Her family had also turned out to support her. I have never seen Jess play a bad set and she didn't disappoint with her own songs a cover that related to music mentioned in the book.
Matt Fryers took to the stage and I instantly liked his voice and music. He really puts a lot of emotion into his songs and this resulted in a great set. He did an amazing cover of Hurt.
Mohawk Radio are a band that I have heard talked about a lot and it has all been very positive. Mia has a great voice and when surrounded by talented musicians it could only lead to a good things.
Nigel did some readings from the book which just makes me want to start the book so Im off
Lost in Manchester Found in Vegas is available through Amazon.
Thanks to Nigel for inviting to his night
Thanks to all 3 acts for brilliant performances
and thanks to friends old and new for letting me shoot them.