Thursday, January 03, 2008

Look at what I've been up to!

I've been very busy for past couple of months along with another Steve and 2 Andys putting together Who Are You? We're not aiming to look like The Who but we're going to try and capture the excitement of the band live, covering all aspects of their career. It'll be good and loads of fun! I'll post some (early stage) MP3 demos here over the next couple of weeks. The website is up and running but will be developed considerably over the next month or so and look out for our myspace site as soon as I figure out what to do!



Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Just got back from a lovely week in the 'spice isle'. Much needed R&R - here are a few pics.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

What a lazy blogger . .

. . must be something about the long, horrible, dark winter months but I haven't blogged in an age. Ok, I know it hasn't been a bad winter so here's a lovely pic of my house in the snow blah blah blah . .

Got fantastic tickets to see the Who (again-hurrah) at Wembley in June. Cost far too much but worth every penny for second row seats. I'll be in Southampton too.

I'll post more this year (promise to self)


Monday, November 13, 2006

"Ooo heaven is . .

. . . a place on earth" sang Belinda Carlise, but she was deliberately being a little vague. To be more precise, it's a long weekend at Disneyland Paris. Might be hell to some people but it was the first break we've had in bloody ages. My daughter has a new best friend - Minnie Mouse. The day after we got back I went to see the rather brilliant and amazing Who yet again at the Roundhouse :) Roll on 2007 and more UK dates for them, pleeeeeeeeease!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Beaulieu, 3rd July 2006

The gig last night (again) was so much fun. The band are getting better and better every night!! The audience was really boring for Casbah Club (heard alot of people saying, oh yes, that's Pete's son's band!!!) but they rocked big time. After their set I was lucky enough to meet Bruce Foxton and have my piccie taken with him (no photoshopping here!!). What can I say about the Who? Just brilliant.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Hyde Park, 2nd July 2006

The pictures should speak for themselves - what a brilliant (and extremely hot) day! We were front row for Casbah Club. Beaulieu tonight.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Who in Brighton, 18th June 2006

Sunday night - The Who in Brighton - what a blast!!

First of all, I now hate everyone who rides a bike. The journey down to the coast should have taken about and hour but thanks to the London to Brighton bike ride (27,000 cyclists) we experienced the car trip from hell whereby the last 2 miles took 5 hours. We were close to tears at one point!!

Eventually we managed to park very close to the venue on the seafront, and after a much needed and extremely desperate dash to the first public toilet we saw (nice!) we arrived at the Brighton Centre. We could hear Casbah Club playing Sex Change and I wanted to see at last 1 minute if their set so we quickly found our seats (front row of the balocony) and caught about 8 bars. Seats were good!

We then slapped our guest passes on and tried to find out where we could go with them. A security guard told us they were access all areas except for the dressing rooms. That'll do me I thought!! After some searching we got in a lift to take us up to the 3rd floor backstage which was where backstage hospitality was. It was not 8:15pm and the Who were due on stage at 8:30. I wasn't going to miss a minute of their set after having taken so long driving to Brighton so we had about 2 minutes to nose around. Mistake - I turned left out of the lift and ended up on the crew area - wrong choice! Turning right I saw Simon T exit a dressing room and briefly saw the rest of Casbah Club in there having just come off stage. Harvey Goldsmith (quite small in real life) them walked past me, looked and me and just said 'they're on in 10 minutes'. So we really had to dash back to our seats - if it hadn't been for the traffic we could have alot of fun backstage I'm sure!

Back in our seats having had no chance to get a drink or anything to eat (we'd had nothing since we left home at 2:30 that afternoon), the lights went down and the Who appeared in stage. They were just utterly brilliant, looking really happy and totally relaxed. Zak hit him toms hard one at a time before even sitting down with a look like he meant business. Pete got a huge cheer when he put his shades on and they launched into Who Are You?

The gig was awesome and the new songs far far exceeded my expectations. I'm seeing the band again at Hyde Park on July 2nd. To tell the truth I'm seeing them again after that on July 3rd at Beaulieu!. Three times in 15 days is not enough!!

Afterwards we went searching for Rachel. Straight through the VIP area and out to the airstream outside. I asked the security guard 'is Rachel around?' 'Do know her?' he asked. 'Yes, she sent us these passes. So through we went and were told to wait ouside her motorhome (next to the airstream). One of her security guards asked me what my name was and then stuck his head inside her motorhome and said 'Steve Haywood's out here and want's to say hi' - next thing, 'go in Steve'.

Rachel was sat at a table and stood up as we went in shook my hands and greeted me with a kiss - seemed genuinely happy to meet one of her bloggers. We had a chat about the gig, the terrible traffic (which she got stuck in as well!!), said that she'd had a moan at Bill about organising the gig on the same day as the London to Brighton bike ride!!! We chatted some more and I thought I'd leave her to it (plus we hadn't eaten or drunk anything for 9 hours at this point!!!!).

Rachel was really sweet to see us and was so nice, very cool.

Even better, were the chips we are on the beach at the end of the night!!! Got home in 50 minutes (don't tell Mr Plod).