Wow, such Talent 

Well, it was my spoken word and music event at the quirky little bohemian cafe in Balsall Heath last night and it was a night bursting with talent. 

It’s not just spoken word and music  (maybe I should rename it) there are comedians , a magician and often more. 

I remember way back when variety programmes began to receive high ratings , programmes like, “The good old days.” Yes, I am that old!  We still love variety acts today, I believe ,”Britain’s got talent” is still on . 

What lots of people may not know is there are many venues in Birmingham where talent is overflowing, last night was just one of them

Wonderful Eccentrics

I  love love eccentric people and my world is delightfully full of them.

I am currently sitting at the Ort, it’s a community cafe where I have been going for 4-5 years and I have been running spoken word and music events there ever since I found the wonderful little cafe. ( The vegan group I attend introduced me to it.)

Tonight it’s my partners event, a music  night..
..looking around there are colourfully dressed people from a plethora of countries  (Balsall Heath is where the world meets ) standing,  sitting and dancing.  My wonderful eccentric friends or yet to be friends dance whenever they want, and live their lives in harmony with the world but unrestricted by everyday conventions

Tribute to Floyd 

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by local music, singer songwriters regularly perform at events I run and they are amazing. 

If you want to make money though, being a tribute act is a slightly easier route.  Last night I went to a packed theatre to see the Floyd Effect, tribute act to Pink Floyd and it was a throughly enjoyable show with wonderful stage effects and great vocals.  I have often seen tribute acts and they always pack a venue out…people life the familiar but maybe audiences should take a step out of their comfort zone and support the stunning local artists that Birmingham has