Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Photos from our Bringing Home the Blues Dial Up!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support our Bringing Home the Blues Dial Up on June 22nd! Hope you enjoy these photos from the night, for which our sincere thanks to the Dial Up's Chief Photographer Prashant Meswani! Lots of events coming up in June, check our Watford and Covent Garden Dates pages for details! Hope to see you there and much love! Alex xx
 Our band was joined for the first time by a saxophonist! Big welcome to the wonderful Adrian Pring!
 Our marvellous drummer, Roman Marie!
 Our first half special guest, poet and Playerist publisher Martin Slidel
 A welcome return for our soul sister, Bandana Gill
 And our pianist-on-sabbatical, Jon Medcalf! Lovely to have him back with us!
 Singer and songwriter Caspian performs Chasing Cars with Bandana
 For the first time ever I handed over Open Mic hosting responsibilities to our resident poet, Jim Connor! And a marvellous job he did too!
 The soul sisters reunited! Bandana with the terrific Tracy Holtham
 Jo sings Cry Me A River with Cole on guitar. Heaven!
 Making her Dial Up debut- poet Elaine O'Neill!
 The astounding voice and piano playing of Thomas John 
 After a first half duet with yours truly, the gorgeous Peter Jones served up a bluesy cup of Black Coffee!
 Another Dial Up debut, the amazing Blair Kelly! With a Dial Up badge on! We like :-)
 The ever sonorous, hypnotic voice of the Dial Up's own Anthony Folami
 Matthew Thompson proves the Dial Up can do funk as well as blues! All genres welcome ;-)
 Another delightful return to the Dial up from Lola Phillips. A month of returns and firsts, but always a family of friends. I hope you can join us on Friday June 22nd as the Dial Up Does Duets! See you then and much love! Alex xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

More photos from the Watford Celebration!

More photos from onstage and backstage at the Watford Celebration! Our immense thanks to the day's official photographer, Ben Geremia, for taking the shots. If you'd like to see more of his work, do check out his website! www.photomaniabybengeremia.com Much love, Alex xx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Dial Up at Watford Celebration!

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who came to support The Dial Up at the Watford Celebration on Bank Holiday Monday. The Colosseum was buzzing with activity, a real hive of creativity as representatives from every section of the Watford community came together to celebrate Harmony in Diversity. Our next Watford Dial Up is at 5pm on Sunday June 3rd at the Palace Theatre- I look forward to seeing you all there! Much love, Alex xx
The Dial Up had a stall from 11am -5pm, and it quickly became the place to be! So many members of the Dial Up family came to support that it quickly became a party! Here's our resident poet Jim Connor, me in my hat, Dial Up newbie Bradley and Dial Up regular John Gompers.
 The wonderful Shirley Connor and Helen Green!
 Proudly showing off our Dial Up badges! If you haven't got yours yet, get a shake on! Lol! :-)

 Our pianist for the day, the terrific Laci!

 We were on stage at 4pm singing some of our well known favourites, A Train, I Won't Send Roses, Brazil, Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon and Bye Bye Blackbird.

Thanks to Greg Peachy, Judith Bruni and everyone on the Celebration committee for putting together such a wonderful and successful event! Can't wait for next year! And thanks to Nathan and the Vibe Tribe for the photos! Much love, Alex xx