Another year and still DANDY battle on to “entertain” the “masses”. Slight exaggertion there on both counts if I’m brutally honest.
Lots of gigs coming up though..we just need the energy to do them …and a young man to carry the equipment.
As always many thanks to all of you who have supported us over so many years……we are almost humbled. Seriously…it was wonderful to see how many people we knew turned up and paid top whack to see us at the Garrick Lichfield and at many other theatres last year. We are very grateful and hope you will continue to do so. We would love to see some familiar faces in the coming months. We love to meet you and get to say “Hello”. All of our shows are listed under the heading on the Welcome Page. If you need to know if it is a private gig…..just give us a call.
We (meaning me) will do an update every few months of recent gigs and include one or two pics. where possible.
Fuller details with more pictures are to be found on the Facebook Page…Dandy Comedy Duo-Just For Fun. The link to this page is at the top of the Welcome Page. Clicking onto this does not mean you will be hunted, stalked, have to provide an inside leg measurement or any passwords or private details. It will in no way involve you with that Fiendishly Scary Incarnation Face Book. Trust me. It is just an easier option and I can put on bigger photos. Although the number of chins I am sporting at the moment does not make this a favourable option.
DANDY continue to try their hardest to provide a great night of Entertainment. We still continually update our material….our faces are another matter. Later in the year we will be doing the “A Black Country Night Out” Theatre Tour with a brand new line up. I will be posting info and dates very soon.
Life in the DANDY household continues to be filled with exciting, mind blowing times….like trips to Dunelm for bacon sandwiches and Allan’s perennial search for “The Right Pedal Bin” and “The Cause of Our Ever Banging Plumbing” and the search for “A Non Slip Washing Line”! These are the things that cause him sleepless nights!
Stay with us…We are still the Children of The Swinging Sixties….if not physically ..at least in our heads where it still counts.
Gigs and photographs coming soon …….
After a lovely Winter break in Gran Canaria we are back to gigs.
20th …..Nice and local for us as we are over at WALSALL GOLF CLUB on the Broadway for a lovely group of people we have worked for several times. Residents Association. Great suprise when our friends Steve and Gloria turn up as part of the audience.
21st…..New venue for us at ALCESTER UNIONIST CLUB. What a great crowd of people they were. Invitation to go back again next year.
26th…….This afternoon we make our way over to KIDDERMINSTER to the GRANARY for 30th Anniversary of PROBUS 87. Great to catch up with Keith and Peggy again.
28th…… Tonight we are over at SOAR BOATING CLUB.
4th …….HAMMERWICH CRICKET CLUB TONIGHT with our good friends ETERNITY DUO. As usual the audience were brilliant and we had a great time. Thanks again to Ronnie Box. See you all next year.
11th…..Anothr regular gig for us over at NEWPORT BOWLS CLUB for Maureen. Great fundraising work done here every year. Great team of people. Probably our tenth year. See you all next year.
18th…..The romantically named FAR FOREST tonight with our old mate BEV PEGG. Thanks to all for a brilliant time.
22nd….Another of the afternoon shows up at the MEMORIAL HALL BURNTWOOD. These are STARLIGHT SHOWS and are well attended lunch and a show re booked events. 3 course meal and 3 acts. Can’t be bad.
25th……This is our usual show over at KINGS NORTON GOLF CLUB with the fabulous MIKE BERRY AND THE OUTLAWS. This is a Tribute to Buddy Holly night and it is organised each year by Dave and Eve Slater. Again we have done this gig for the past 10 years. Always a fabulous night.
26th…..Sunday lunchtime meal and a show at ALL SAINTS PARISH CHURCH, Darlaston. We have done this about 5 times and they are a lovely crowd of people who make us very welcome.
2nd……Haven’t been here for a few years but great to meet up with the people here once more. WORFIELD GOLF CLUB. Totally refurbished and looking very smart. So many familiar friendly faces. Thanks for great reception.
3rd….Tonight we are at the VAULTS, at KNOWLE. This is a fundraising venture for Cancer relief and there are activities on all over Knowle for the entire week. Very young audience….must admit we were nervous…but they were great and we really enjoyed the Night. Thanks to our friends Mike and Carole for coming along to support.
4th….Back at one of our favourite Cotswold venues CLIFFORD CHAMBERS. We have worked here for many years and it is always good to come back and catch up with friends like Val and Chris. Thanks to all for a great night.
11th….Not too far tonight..out in the beautiful countryside at NEWCHURCH VILLAGE HALL. Great to be back here again. Many thanks to Gordon and Rachel for asking us once more. Big thanks for all the lovely food as always and to the lovely crowd we always get here.
18th….Good to be back at LEEK WOOTTON VILLAGE HALL. We know most of the audience here by now and they are always wonderful to work for.
30TH….Lunchtime/Afternoon gig up at ALDRIDGE ANCHOR CLUB 55 PLUS. First time here. Lovely crowd.
1st….Only been to this venue once before…HOPWOOD 5 WAYS OLD EDWARDIANS CLUB. This is a special Anniversary party for 2 lovely people. Thanks so much for the lovely letter you sent to us. Glad eveyone enjoyed the evening.
7th….WALSALL RUGBY CLUB. This is a Fundraiser that we did last year as well. It is to raise money for Macmillan Nurses. Thanks to the team and to Frances for the food. Wonderful as usual. Well done
8th…Tonight we are over the road at WALSALL GOLF CLUB with our special friends ETERNITY DUO. Thank you to all for another great night.
21st….STARLIGHT SHOW LUNCH CLUB at BURNTWOOD MEMORIAL HALL with the beautiful Debbie Miles.
22nd…Bit sad to be over here at WOOTTON WAWEN without our old mate, David. Sorry to hear of his passing. Lovely guy. He’s booked us here for many years. Left things in the capable hands of Tina who is working so hard and has achieved some amazing things already. Another lovely night with the people here. Great to see so many old friends.
29th….CALDERFIELDS GOLF CLUB for WALSALL ROTARY. Thanks to all who made it a good night.
5th……The pretty village of SALT is our destination tonight. First time here. Very welcoming. Thanks for a great night.
6th….WHITTINGTON BOWLS CLUB have arranged the gig tonight and it is a real corker. Fab. crowd. So good to catch up with old friends especially Sue Parsons from Wednesbury. Allan and her were at Babby school together.
13th….Over at STRATFORD RACECOURSE tonight for a repeat booking for the INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF CARAVANNING ROTARY. They are from all over the country. Surprisingly no problems with the Black Country dialect. Great crowd.
14th….Sunday Lunch in honour of the President Mr. Alan Waldron…over at ASTON WOOD GOLF CLUB. Thanks for the lovely food and friendly company. Good to have time to chat with Roger and Sandra.
16th…..THE PLACE, OAKENGATES THEATRE, TELFORD. This is a once a year big show organised by AGE U.K and it pulls in aout 500 people. Big variety show and we have done it for about the last 4 years. Thanks again to a wonderful audience.
17th….Another visit to the GRANARY for a PROBUS SPRING LUNCH.
18th…..Strange gig this one. We have to be on stage at 10.00 a.m …but it is one we have done lots of times so we are used to it by now. Always lovely people here. Good to stop and have a chat afterwards. Many thanks.
20th….Wonderful night over at SOUTH STAFFS GOLF CLUB for Geoff and Etta. Combination of various Anniversaries and birthdays. What a lovely family they were. Big thank you to all of them..especially the younger ones…for making us so welcome .
Photographs will be introduced in block form instead of trying to fit them into the writing
UPDATE ON BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT THEATRE TOUR 2017.
BELOW ARE FLYERS ADVERTISING THE NEW SHOW. WE ARE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME AND CHECK IT OUT. IT IS , APART FROM OURSELVES A COMPLETELY NEW CAST THIS YEAR.
ALL OF US ARE BLACK COUNTRY FOLK AND IT IS SET TO BE AS MUCH FUN AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
“GIE IT A GOO IF YOW LOIKE A GUD LOFF” LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. COME AND SAY HELLO.
Mike Berry and the Outlaws at Kings Norton Golf Club
So here we go. A bit of a break in the proceedings and now time for a catch up of thanks and a few photos to let you know what we have been up to on the gig scene.
We have been spoiled this year with holiday treats. Our great age must be compensated for by a few breathers to re-charge our batteries. Another week in Gran Canaria, a week in Majorca and a week in Italy. We need to work hard now to pay for them!We took August off to spend some time in our van in Criccieth in wet but still wonderful North Wales.
I shall do an abbreviated list of the gigs as I have already included them fully on the Facebook page.
2nd…… We started the month at SWINDON CRICKET CLUB for the Bowls Section. We have worked for them before. Great crowd of Black Country folk. Loved the night…apart from my Mic. breaking. Glad I had a spare.
5th…… Returned to PATSHULL PARK COUNTRY CLUB for the CAMEO LADIES. Great bunch of Black Country girls celebrating their links with the B.C. Had some fun with them.
24th…..Hadn’t been here for a while…but they all remembered us. Out in the country at the lovely area behind Stourport….GREAT WHITLEY VILLAGE HALL.
26th….Bit of a change for us. Barry Smith has asked us over to ROWLEY REGIS to entertain the ACCORDION CLUB. Many thanks to all for their welcome.
7th……Another venue we have done before. This is a fundraiser in ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH HALL, BOLDMERE, SUTTON COLDFIELD. This is to raise money for McMillan Cancer Research. Wonderful food and a wonderful crowd. They made in the region of £700 on the night.
8th…..Special night. This a Party organised by Rita for her family and friends. What a great crowd!
11th…..Back at PATSHULL PARK. This time it is for the ladies of the PATTINGHAM FLOWER CLUB and it is their 40th ANNIVERSARY. Good to chat with them at the end.
22nd…..Did this event last year and we are back here again tonight at HAGLEY COUNTRY CLUB with Nicky and Cliff, our friends aka ETERNITY DUO. This is the CAPTAINS NIGHT and it is a grand affair. Had a lovely room to change and wait in. Great crowd. Many thanks.
29th……Last night before we break up for the Summer. Just down the road in our Village Hall at NORTON CANES. Great to see so many friends and familiar faces here. Thank you so much for supporting us.
1st……Over at STRATFORD OAKS GOLF CLUB tonight. Not been here before. They give us a great welcome. Only downside Allan damaged his shoulder getting the gear in. I am already struggling with Tendon damage to my wrist. Now he has possibly torn Tendon in shoulder. Too old for this caper.
2nd…..Nice and local tonight. Over at ALDRIDGE CLUB with our friends ETERNITY DUO. Great to see Col and Sue and Keith and Sue who turned up unexpectedly. Thanks so much for coming.
15th….Over at MAXSTOKE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB for our friends Ken and Gill. Haven’t been here for a while. Amazed so many people remembered us and came over to chat. Thanks to all for a great night.
16th…..This is a Fundraiser for the local CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS, over at HOCKLEY HEATH. Great crowd of people. We had a wonderful night with them and were so well looked after.
17th….CURDSWORTH VILLAGE HALL for WYLDE GREEN ROTARY. Really don’t like to work on a Sunday…but we love these people and have worked for them any times. This is a Fundraiser for Rotary Charities and particularly for DEMENTIA. This afternoon the event is a CREAM TEA and it was wonderful They raised just over £1,300 on the afternoon. Great to see so many lovely friends and familiar faces.
22nd……WALMLEY CLUB tonight. This is the warm up and first gig of the 2017 BLACK COUNTRY TOUR. Great night. Full house and a very appreciatie crowd. Happy with the line up. Looking forward to the other gigs.
23rd….Bit of a distance to travel tonight but the weather is good and we make an early start to reach TENBURY WELLS and the lovely village of ST.MICHAELS. Great community spirit and beautiful countryside out there. Thanks to all for making it a fab. night.
PHOTOGRAPHS TO GO WITH THE LAST FEW MONTHS.
26th…BLACK COUNTRY TOUR stopping off at THE CORE, Solihull.
26th…Another gig close at hand for us as we make our way to BURNTWOOD MEMORIAL HALL for the STARLIGHT SHOW.
28th….Again, nice and local at BRIDGETOWN VINE COURT. Lovely audience.
30th …Back once more at Madeley, Telford at CHILCOTT GARDENS for Katrina.
Ist…..Black Country Theatre Tour takes us to the wonderful WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND for the night. Great crowd
3rd…Private Party this afternoon at THE BARNS for our friends Coleen and Terry. Happy 70th Terry.
6th…A BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT THEATRE TOUR and tonight we are having a great time with the audience at KIDDERMINSTER ROSES THEATRE.
7th….Lovely to be back again at MORETON MILLENIUM HALL. Thank you for inviting us Patricia. Great to catch up with so many friends again. First night with our new P.A. System.
12th….BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE TOUR over at STRATFORD ARTS HOUSE. Bit hair raising trying to park as it is the Annual Mop Fair. Total chaos. Still had decent numbers. Many thanks to them for battling the parking etc.
13th…THEATRE TOUR nice and local tonight at PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, CANNOCK. Wonderful crowd. We all had a great night. Thanks to the brilliant staff.
14th…Over at the lovely village of LAPWORTH this evening for our friends Richard and Celia. Thank you so much to all the ex Boggery gang who turned up to support us. Despite the dreadful cold and voice loss it was still enjoyable. I stayed in quarantine in the back!!
18th….Tonight the BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE TOUR is over at the ARTRIX THEATRE, BROMSGROVE. Great staff here always make us welcome.
19th ….ASTON WOOD GOLF CLUB tonight with the BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE TOUR. Great to see Roger again. Big thanks to the Leddington Gang for supporting us again. Much appreciated.
20th…. Over at BRIDGNORTH for the GUILD OF FREEMEN at The Punchbowl.
27th….DRAYTON BASSETT GOLF CLUB this evening which is in the grounds of Drayton Manor Zoo. They had decided to have Fireworks tonight so there was a lot going on. Great to catch up with Dave and Diane Harrison.
28th….Back tonight at WESTON VILLAGE. Thanks to all for a lovely evening.
2ND…Last night of the BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE TOUR and we are over at STOURBRIDGE TOWN HALL. Called in first at the Wetherspoons in town for a meal. One of the best we’ve been in. Not a very big crowd but they were very enthusiastic. Thanks to Mac and our friends for coming. Good to see Kate and Ben again. Thanks for the Krispy Kreem Donuts. Yum!
3rd….Over at STAFFORD F.C. for STAFFORD LIONS and our friends, Pauline and Roger Gay and Chris and Dave Lewis. Nice crowd as usual. Fun to meet the Robbie Williams tribute act in the other room. He was excellent.
4th…Saturday night and we are en route to Hill Allotments and Social Club. Have been here many times. Great crowd.
10th…CHASETOWN FOOTBALL CLUB tonight. We have done this a number of years now for John. They are a lovely crowd to work for. We always enjoy it.
11th…GREAT HAYWOOD VILLAGE HALL. We have been coming here for many years now. The people who have come along each year have been amazing. It is done as a Fundraiser for Stafford Hospice.
17th…LICHFIELD AND HATHERTON CANAL TRUST have asked us along to WHITTINGTON VILLAGE HALL again. This is always a good gig. Our friends Alan and Paula Vurlan have come along and brought some friends. Great atmosphere. Thanks again to all.
18th…PENKRIDGE MEMORIAL HALL. We do this for a couple of different associations. This one is for the village itself. Full house and great fun.
24th…We are in the deepest Black Country tonight at CRADLEY BOWLS CLUB with Nicky and Cliff aka ETERNITY DUO. After spending half the night getting lost and asking directions we finally arrived at the right place.
25th…Missed a year but glad to be back tonight at ALCESTER TOWN HALL for Nick and Cham. and their lovely Rotary friends. Have been here with them many times. Great night.
26th…Good to see Malcolm and Ann again and all of their friends over at SHIRLEY INSTITUTE. Thanks to old friends Ann and John Dixon for coming along. Great to catch up. Proper Christmas atmosphere already.
1st…Back at KINGSWOOD MEETING HOUSE after our first visit here last year. Lovely to see them all again. What nice people they are.
2nd ….NEW OSCOTT VILLAGE with ETERNITY DUO. Lovely Christmas Paty mood here tonight. It all looks lovely. Nice to be working with our friends.
7th…SUTTON COLDFIELD PROBUS GROUP. This is our second time with this group at MERE GREEN LIBRARY. They were very warm and welcoming…and that was without alcohol!
9th ….BALSALL COMMON LIONS CLUB. Back with our friends here. Quite a few friends have come along including Carole and Mike and several from the Sunday Night Live Club. Thanks so much. Lovely time.
14th….HAGLEY FREE CHURCH. Another night without alcohol and I must admit I felt the need.
31st…OXLEY PARK GOLF CLUB on New Years Eve. This is with our old friend, The Silver Fox…Mr. Peter Lee. We have done this gig for the past 2 years and it is a nice, comfortable place to work. Thanks to all
APOLOGIES FOR VERY RANDOM AND SCATTERED PHOTOS FOR THIS YEAR. THEY ARE JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF SOME OF THE GIGS WE HAVE PLAYED AND THE PEOPLE WE HAVE MET THIS YEAR.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE COME ALONG AND SUPPORTED US AGAIN OVER THIS PAST YEAR. AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE MADE SOME VERY HAPPY MEMORIES AND MET SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND HOPE WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN 2018. BELOW IS THE POSTERFOR THE NEW LINE UP OF THE BLACK COUNTRY TOUR. DATES WILL BE FINALISED VERY SOON.