SCABARET

SCABARET was a 3 hour show of “punk variety”, staged at Cumbernauld Theatre,  with no intervals, that I organised and produced, where we gave any nutter that wanted a slot, some 5-10 minutes stage-time, and help, backing, music, or whatever
It was my answer to the Gong Show format which seemed to really delight in failure, and wanted people to get booed off or gonged-off – that pissed me off
Scabaret encouraged people to have a go, do the best you can
“Perfection is for fools and idoits” was my motto
And boy, did we have some amazing nights, with astonishing acts
It was brilliant fun, and produced some real class acts too
WHIIT!
ITAI ITAI
BING HITLER (Craig Ferguson)
HUE & CRY (As a duo, and of their first appearances under that name – their soundcheck that afternoon stopped the whole place in their trax)
DEMONICA (Strongwoman and fire eater)
MALCOLM McILRAITH (Poet)
NORRIE SMART (Poet of the Cooper Clarke school)
VALERIE & THE WEEK OF WONDERS
MARTIN & GERRY COLGAN (as Peaches)
OPTIMUM CODE
NARCISSUS MEETS
CHOU PAHROT
JESSE RAE & THE THISTLES
THE RAZORBACKS
and a plethora of assorted NUTTERS … and my own first, faltering attempts at comedy, poems, and compering – Who knew where that would eventually lead, eh?

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