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
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
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