Joanie Blogs... Joanie's Home Page
Joanie's Diary Page
J's Samples Page
Joanie's Gallery Page
Joanie's Past Blogs Page
Joanie's Past Gig Page
Joanie's View Page
Joanie's Facebook Page
Joanie's Twitter Page
Joanie's Reverbnation Page


Back to Area's

Sunday 31st August - Retrofest, Lanarkshire - performing with Eddie Houston

I was lucky enough to work alongside the great Eddie Houston at Retrofest this year.  Jimmy Gillespie and I were to perform a cover of the Oasis song "Sunday Morning Call"

Eddie had recently been contacted regarding contributing his skills to a new recording in aid of the charity “ The Heartstrong Foundation”. Eddie produced and played on the CD, which gives a very haunting sound encompassing the sudden death of Craig Lunt. The charity was founded after Craig (18) died of an undiagnosed heart condition. and amazingly in identical circumstances as Phil O'Donnell, Motherwell and Celtic star.  He needed a backing vocalist for the day, so a friend of his, John Corson, put me forward.  For this I am soooooo grateful.  Thanks John.

What a rush!  Singing on a big stage is not something I am used to - usually I am stuck in the corner of a pub, so I relished the opportunity to feel like a "real star" for the day.  It was only one song, so I had the chance to listen to the rest of the set, and have a wander around Retrofest for the day. I saw Midge Ure, Boney M and a host of other stars on the big stage.  I forgot my wellies though, so had to buy a pair there for a small fortune.

All in all, I had a great time, and hope to work with Eddie and Jimmy again in the future.  Cheers guys.