Lovely personal photo from Sonnie Rae who has kindly allowed me to share this. Pictured are Jona Lewie, Bob Andrews, Bobby Irwin and Kirsty, Photo believed to have been taken in Bristol 1980 on the way to do a promo for Jona’s “Kitchen At Parties”. – Terry Hurley
Kirstfest ’15 has been taking place today in central London, and already glowing reports coming in on facebook, twitter etc of how much fun has been had. Expect the next instalment on Sunday 9th October, 2016!
If you have not yet done so, make your plans today to meet with Kirsty’s family and friends in Soho on Sunday 11th October 2015. As usual, everyone will gather at Kirsty’s Bench in Soho Square, in central London, at 12 noon.
Jennifer Selway’s play ‘There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis’ is currently running at St. Stephens Church, on the north side of Edinburgh city centre (between Stockbridge and Canonmills).
The good news for Kirsty fans is that yes, amongst other musical highlights you will get ‘Chip Shop’, and it is sung well indeed. If you happen to be in Edinburgh for its festival in August you should not leave disappointed by this show from Momentum Theatre.
An early review offers some encouragement, see thepublicreviews.com. More importantly, both Mr. Rambow and Mr. Freeworld are happy to recommend the show!
“I find it impossible to dislike any aspect of Kirsty MacColl. She was a trier, tirelessly honing her craft, refusing to sell herself short or compromise her material for anyone, be they record companies, her expectant fans or her father.”
Kirsty’s cover of ‘You Still Believe In Me’ makes a welcome appearance on this new Ace Records compilation of Brian Wilson songs, and as the notes say, “those who own a copy of MacCollâ€™s harmony-drenched single might have noticed a message etched into the run-off groove: God Bless Brian, a sentiment seconded by all lovers of great music.”
See the full track listing and order the CD from the Ace website.