Top Ten: Greatest Covers Of All Time

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Top Ten: Greatest Covers Of All Time

I love a cover version. Feels a bit weird saying that when I spend a lot of my time ranting about how much I despise things like The X Factor, and coming from the comedy world where you’re not meant to do other people’s jokes and be 100% original.  But I do.  I always have, from when I started getting into music at the age of 12, right up to a man rapidly closing in on his forties. Of course, there’s a debate as to what makes a good cover.  In my eyes, it’s taking something and turning it on it’s head and making it splendid.  It doesn’t have to be a...

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Not In My Lifetime

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Not In My Lifetime

You may have heard me say this before, but when I went to my first Leicester game as a kid, my Dad told me that we’d never win the league, and that supporting City would be fun but full of pain and disappointment. He even suggested I support someone else; I refused because I wanted to be like him. In November, with the Foxes flying high in the league, me and my Dad sat on his sofa chatting about the chances of us winning the title. We were having a proper laugh imagining our prospects of somehow being champions. We both genuinely giggled for a long time, before agreeing on something....

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Surely Not?

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Surely Not?

Well, today is a bit weird. This morning I woke up in the house I grew up in, about ten miles away from Leicester. It’s where my Dad still lives, I haven’t just broke in somewhere for nostalgia purposes. Last night I was in Sheffield. Regular readers will know that despite being born in Leicester and raised in Leicestershire that I now live in North Wales with my wife and unborn child. I’m here today because I want to watch football on the telly with my Dad. From my childhood to my early thirties, I went to nearly every Leicester City game with my father. He’s the...

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Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong

As my beloved Leicester City kick off this afternoon (I write this in the early hours of Sunday morning) then I will be stood in front of 700 wonderful, raucous wrestling fans at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. I won’t be watching, no matter how much I want to, because it’s an important day for PROGRESS and I’ve already missed a show recently when I was up at Sunderland. We are hosting two matches for the WWE, the biggest organisation in the wrestling world. They’re holding a Global Cruiserweight Series and we have been graciously chosen to put on two of their...

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I Don’t Blame You For Crying, Claudio

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on I Don’t Blame You For Crying, Claudio

Last Sunday, when I’d finished “work” for the afternoon, I walked back to my car. At some point during the half a mile stroll, emotions took hold of me and I found myself welling up and a couple of tears streamed down my face. About an hour earlier, at exactly the same place of work, a lovely Italian man looked like he had a bit of a cry towards the end of his working day as well. Neither of us were reacting to not getting a pay rise or a promotion in an office. We both happened to be at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland. And of course, the Italian chap is Claudio Ranieri,...

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