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7 days ago

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Bit late with this. Just remembered I had not posted thanks to all concerned.
Some pictures from New Years Eve Celebrations at SHIRLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE. Working with our special friends Nicky and Cliff..ETERNITY DUO. Thanks to all for a wonderful evening and thanks to all the dancers.
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3 weeks ago

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DANDY
Just to wish all of our friends a fabulous 2019. Thank you so much to all of you for coming along and supporting us over the past year and the past years.
2018 was a big year for us. We have worked in Entertainment for the past 40 years. This was all thanks to people like you who come to see us, check out our page, buy our C.D.s or just support us with a "like" now and again.. We still do it because we still get work and we still enjoy doing the gigs and meeting the people. Making people laugh is a very rewarding thing to do for the most part. We are lucky we can still do it. We did about 90 gigs in 2018...which is a lot of gigs when you are 70. Although we had several enquiries from the very nice Production Team on Britains Got Talent...We had to explain that we no longer have Television Faces. We are now better suited to Radio. Still it was very flattering...until Allan remembered how many dogs had won it!
We shall be taking part in the Theatre Tour.."A Black Country Night Out" again this year. One date at Lichfield Garrick on 1st March and then other dates TBA for the Autumn.
Sorry the photographs are not of us "Together". Big Nose is in the other room watching "Oliver" or from the sounds I can hear "Snoring" through Oliver. These were from our New Years Eve gig last night. Great to be working again with our friends, Nicky and Cliff aka ETERNITY DUO. Also a big thanks to them for a wonderful Christmas Day. xx
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1 month ago

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"So this is Christmas...and what have you done?" This is either a John Lennon song or my usual Seasonal Tirade aimed at ALLAN...
Who was the First Biker? Apparently Moses. "The roar of his Triumph was heard all over the land".
Just finished the last gigs before Christmas...and not before time.
We have done 42 gigs since September and at the great age of 70 that is a lot of gigs. Feeling a bit frayed round the edges. Bring on the Botox.
Awful night of weather on Saturday night for such a lovely ride. Playing in MICKLETON in the Cotswolds. We have played at the Village Hall here several times. This was a 50th Anniversary for Philip and Nicky who used to book us many years ago at Blossomfield Cricket Club in Birmingham. Lovely people. Thank you for looking after us so well. Congratulations to you both.
Next afternoon we were over...again in the rain...at PATSHULL PARK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB for WOLVERHAMPTON ROTARY. Oh! I just love these people. We have known them for ever and they are just great. Thanks to Brian for asking us over . Lovely to see Peter and Val and so many familiar faces. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
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1 month ago

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Brexit...what a fat lass from Rotherham does when she lands on a flimsy plastic chair.
They say men and women were created equal but have you ever seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas Present!
Another catch up with the gigs this week before I get snowed under. Nearly there now. Thanks again to various.
Some gigs I share to other pages..mine or Allan's page and sometimes I just leave them on this one.
Thanks to the people who we met on Tuesday at the PAVILIONS, Wolverhampton. This was the Christmas get together for the Friendship Club. How lovely to see our friends Coleen and Terry there. Thank you so much for the lovely pressie. Quite a few familiar faces. Many thanks to all.
Wednesday we drove over to STOURTON for the KINVER PROBUS GROUP who met for their party at the FOX. Thanks to all for their welcome and kind words.
After the hell that was teatime traffic yesterday we decided to stop off and have a meal on the way back. Arrived back at 7.30p.m after leaving at 11.30 a.m. this morning. Tired but fed.
As you can see from the photographs most Christmas gigs mean a lot of hanging round while people eat. Hence the silly photos when we look for things to play with to pass the time.
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1 month ago

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Do the French not see the irony of rioting about the rise in fuel prices by throwing petrol bombs!
And remember if you lose your Scapegoat..you have no one to blame but yourself!
Still working fairly flat out for 2 old codgers of 70. Three gigs this week and people to thank for their kindness and support.
Bit of a trek for us out Cheadle way to DRAYCOTT IN THE MOORS. We were working for PROBUS at the request of some friends of ours....Jan and John. John and I worked together in our teens at the Patent Shaft Steel Works. Venue was a cosy little Pub called The Dracott Arms. Many thanks to all for making us so welcome.
Local gig for us next over at The Bonser Suite Walsall Football Club for WALSALL BREAST CANCER CARE SUPPORT GROUP. Big crowd. Lovely to meet up and sit with our friends Paula and Alan. Made it a special night for us to be able to share it with them. Many thanks to Pat and the team and to Barry for looking after us.
Friday night and the traffic is chocka. Over at AVONCROFT ARTS CENTRE, Bromsgrove. This is a gig for a group of people who we have worked with before...FAIRFIELD BOWLS CLUB. What a lovely crowd they are to work for. Great time with them. Thanks to all.
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2 months ago

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I was about to buy a Blue Peter Calendar then remembered I had made one earlier.
An elderly friend just wished me Happy Christmas...obviously suffereing from Premature Congratulations!
Still working throught the Christmas gigs. Meeting lots of nice people and getting very tired. Just a few thanks to send out.
Already posted some of this so ignore it if you have seen it. We were over at STIRCHLEY CLUB last week to do a gig for ACORN CHILDREN'S HOSPICE. The gig was organised by our good friends Chris Laverty and John McGowan who are better known as MALFUNCTION. We worked together from late 70's and did lots of great times with them doing gis. They guys have recently re-formed and done a some gigs...culminating in this fundraiser. They sold all the tickets and worked really hard. Big thanks also goes to Graham and Gary. The show made an amazing £1425 on the night. Hope we can do some work with them in the near future. I will also put on an old film of us and Malfunction at The Crescent Theatre, Brum.....many moons ago.

Feel like a propa group last Saturday becasue we stopped overnight. Long trek to AYMESTRY. We normally drive right back but we are stayed at the Travel Lodge in LUDLOW . We have played at AYMESTRY VILLAGE HALL many times and they are always very kind to us.
Wonderful hot supper of Sausage and Mash and Apple Crumble and Cream. Just the job. Glad to catch up with some familiar faces there again and meet some new ones. Great refurb of the Hall and it all looked very pretty. Thanks to Joe and Ruth for looking after us so well.
Travel Lodge Bed has done untold damage to me.This did not prevent Big Nose from tucking into a big breakfast at the Squirrel the next morning! Never ...ever again. Every bit is aching...will take weeks to get right again.
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2 months ago

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This is in response to a request for C.D. information. We have only made 2 C.D.s. The miserable one and the funny one. Although at somegigs we have to explain this more fully. Details below.. £5.00 at a gig or £6.00 for postage and packing. Any cheques to be made out to A. Briscoe. He dow trust me with money!!! ...

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2 months ago

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Spotted on a local F.B. Page....Does anybody know if Drug Dealers take part in Black Friday? Just asking for a friend!
280.000 protesting in Paris about the rise in Fuel Prices. While over here an Englishman goes into a Garage "For F**** Sake....Another Bleedin' 2p.!"
Hi there, Peeps. Hope you have had a good week. Just need to thank some lovely people who have looked after us this week at gigs.
Back from a very cold North Wales to do our gig on Friday evening over at ASTLEY ABBOTTS just outside BRIDGNORTH. Been here before. Very Bijou Village Hall and lovely people. Got quite lost as per. Finally discovered we had driven past it. Great night folks. Lovely to meet the Chipman who turned out to be the nephew of someone we knew from Boggery days. Any of you BOGGERS remember Chris and Barbara of the Cheapie Greekie, Acocks Green. He and his family have now moved back to Cyprus and his Nephew is running the Chip Shop on the Steps, Bridgnorth.. Thanks to all for a great time.

Saturday Allan decided to try the Satnav on his new phone!!! Got lost again!! Back at TAMWORTH BOWLS CLUB. Great crowd. Big numbers and was worried if the Bose P.A.would cope. The big Bowling Clubs are weird ...the sound goes right round to the back wall then comes back and smacks you in the face.
Allan had a moment and had to go out for fresh air. Thermal vest, thermal insoles standing right in front of the radiator after just having fish and chips...again....as well as his tea!! Prat!! Very hot in there though. Great to meet you all again.We got lost coming back as well!!
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2 months ago

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I just bought a book.."The Dangers of DeForestation". Opened the first page..it read..."You're not helping!"
They always say "As one door closes another one opens." A great take on life....
unless you have just bought an Ikea Wardrobe!

Just a 2 or 3 gigs to catch up on. Ignore these if you have already seen them.These are by way of thanks for people who attented etc.
One was a couple of weekends ago. Bonfire night! We were doing a Halloween Night! Hence the strange garb. Lovely to see the people we normally see at this gig who over the years have been fabulous. Shan't dwell on the downside of this particular evening. We all know what it was. Thanks to all our friends there for supporting us.

Memorial Concert for our dear friend John Hendley at NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE, WOLVERHAMPTON last Friday. Wonderful night with all our old Folky Friends from way back. Bob Bignell, Luke Smith, Will Morgan, Ian Dempsey Robbins, Velvet Green...Paul and Sue Matthews, Dave Brookes and John Richards who compered the night . An amount in excess of £2,000 was raised over the 2 evenings for British Heart Foundation. We were proud to be part of such an amazing event.Big thanks to John Richards for organising and bringing us all together and the really special people who turned up to support these events.

This weekend we were over at ALCESTER TOWN HALL. We have been going there since 1995. They are the perfect audience. Big thanks as normal to Cham and Nick for looking after us so well..arranging our car space...directing Allan into it!!.Worthy of praise in itself. Providing drinks, fish and chips and carrying our gear up and down stairs. What stars they are!
Thanks for a wonderful night...you let us be totally ourselves. Great to be able to just ad-lib. You are brilliant.x
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2 months ago

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It's always been obvious to me why God made Man first...he had no one to advise him against it.
One of the Eternal Mysteries...why the youth of today still keep trying to float shopping trolleys on the canal..

Many thanks to all the people who came along to support us last week at gigs.
Wednesday evening we drove over in torrential rain to BARFORD VILLAGE HALL to entertain the Volunteers who man....and woman... the Barford Village Shop. There was probably about 80 in all and what a jolly bunch they were. They were there celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their shop. When their village shop closed the felt they had lost not only a shop but the hub of the community. It has gone from strength to strength and brought them all closer together as well as raiaing £108.5k over that time for Barford Community Charity. Thank you for a great night. We wish you every success and hope your adventure continues.

Friday back to a local gig at CHASETOWN FOOTBALL CLUB. This is about our 6th visit here and what a lovely crowd of people. They never fail to give us a great night. Thnks to John and his family, Mary and her friends, Duncan and the Hammerwich crowd. A pleasure to spend time with you all.

Last gig of the week and we are off again out STRATFORD way to WOOTTON WAWEN. This is again, a return gig. We have been here many times and especially nice to return now as it is run by our good friend, Tina who has transformed it. We always sit the with Weoley Castle crowd...Joan and Francois and family. Good to see June there and so many familiar faces. Thanks to all for another great night.

Thanks to all who made allowances for me struggling to stand up with my bad back Smiling through the pain for most of last week.
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