1st September. In August while at the Edinburgh Festival with Dr Ahmed I met a charming, well-spoken gentleman by the name of Tayo Aluko in the dressing room. Talking to him I quickly realised here was a really special performer. Later in the week I went to see one of his one-man shows – Call Mr Robeson. A dramatised account of the life of Paul Robeson, the famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner, this was a brilliantly written and produced play, delivered with powerful dignity and wonderful singing by Tayo. The production included background music and song accompaniment by a pianist. Little did I know watching the production that I would be performing that role myself only a couple of weeks later! Having swapped numbers Tayo called me with only a couple of days notice due to a pianist being indisposed and there I was myself playing the show to a wonderfully appreciative audience in LLandinam, Wales. It really was a privilege to work with such a committed performed with such a powerful and highly relevant message in today’s political climate.
Welcome from Iain!
Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.
- 2 Crooners & An Age Gap July 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakham LE15, UK
- City Of Birmingham Brass Band July 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form CollegenBelgrave Road, Birmingham, B12 9FF, England Proms concert 2018, including Vocalease choir with Laura Godwin.
- Handsworth Community Choir July 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm St Mary's Parish Church, Handsworth, Hamstead Road, Birmingham B20 2RW, UK Performance for Birchfield Jazz Festival
- City of Birmingham Brass Band July 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Stratford-upon-Avon CV37, UK
- Handsworth Community Choir August 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Simmer Down Festival, Handsworth Park, Birmingham