London Bobby First, Second and ? Annual Last Final Performance.
"Live every day as though it were your last, and one day you'll be right!" :- Confuscious.
"All good things come to an end" :- Everybody.
I was consumed by the joy of performing since I was a child. I got a box of magic tricks for Christmas and made a nuisance of myself since the day I got it, trying to amaze my family, neighbours, visitors and ignoring the glazing of the eye or the bending of the ear.
Turned out I was a better musician then magician but I didn't know that until I was forty. I love puppets and ventriloquism, never mastered the vent technique. Here's some promo shots through the years, the earliest ones are all vent and magic.
Recreating the "Barmaid's Arms" of the 1970s was fun on the last surviving pub piano at The Imperial Pub. We did a lot of bumbling about and screwed up the intros but the Barmaids Arms alumni present were almost crying with nostalgia. I think that's what it was.
In this video Jasmine bravely sings a duet with London Bobby after only five minutes rehearsal during the setup. Usually there is no rehearsal, somebody comes up, starts singing and off we go figuring out the key and tempo as we go along, usually by about the third bar.
This is how it used to be before kareoke. Much more fun, nobody shows up with spoons, ukulele, kazoo or tin whistle at kareoke.