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The Big Splash
23 June 2013 @ 11:33

 The big splash

 
We decided that for San Juan on our fourth year we would go for a big SPLASH.
We had the number for Frankie B the lead singer of the seventies pop band 'Heat Wave'. We had met Frankie a few times on our annual holiday to the,as my girls call it 'The Other Spain' or Fuengirola as normal people call it. His singing was always in a different class and he had expressed an interest in playing at our little bar. Our customers loved 70's and 80's music, so we knew we would get a good crowd of locals and with advertising up and down the valley hoped we could pull in loads of new people.
 
Frankie B first on the left
 
I emailed Frankie but unfortunately he was unable to sing for us that year, but he did give me the number of an agent. I contacted the agent and he had one Whitney Houston tribute artist that could, for a lot of money do that date. We were unsure, I love Whitney Houston music, but our customers were more Rock n Roll, suddenly it looked risky. Add to that the fact that I looked up this lady on the net and found nothing at all about her, I was worried. So I cancelled her, but my mission had only just began.
 
Barry with an number of our customers enjoyed a lot of 'Supertramp' music, aha an idea. I started trolling the net and what did I find ? 'The Logical Group' a huge Spanish 'Supertramp' tribute band from Barcelona. They are the best in Europe and travel the world playing, coached by 'Supertramp' themselves, they are huge. 
 
 
I came to the conclusion that if you don't ask, you don't get and emailed them.
' we have a small bar in Serón, Almería and are looking for a band to play for San Juan, I don't suppose that such a huge and amazing band like yours would consider playing such a tiny venue and for a tiny fee!'
 
Barry said I was mad and they would never agree to come and if by some fluke they did we wouldn't be able to afford them. 
He was wrong.
 
I had an email back saying they were doing a huge festival the weekend before in Almería city, so although normally wouldn't do a venue like ours as they were driving past, they could do it for a fraction of their normal fee, if we could put them up for the night.
My plan was coming together, now I was excited, this was going to be huge.
 
But had we bitten off more than we could chew ?


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Gerald said:
23 June 2013 @ 14:04

aarghh Sam We wait with baited breathe for next "episode"

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