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Friday 20th April 2012 - Bathgate Royal British Legion

Another gig from years gone by, but my previous review didn't give me any clues as to what the venue looked like.  So this time I'm gonna help my memory a wee bit - It's a big hall with a two tier stage.  Try not to fall off it or trip....

The people were lovely and Jennifer, the committee member in charge, couldn't have been more helpful.  It makes all the difference when you get a good chat about what is expected before you start. 

One thing I would mention is the start time.  The bingo starts at 8.15, so the "arrive by 8.15" on my contract wasn't such good advice.  As it was, we got there at 7.30, which gave us plenty of time to set up.

The hall is quite a big one, and the crowd got smaller and smaller as the night went on, as people left to get their buses etc.  It's a shame, as everyone seemed to enjoy what I was doing but didn't want to miss their bus. Apparently it's not just me - it happens every week.  

Friday 19th November 2010 - Bathgate Royal British Legion, Bathgate

It was my first gig in this club, and I had no idea what to expect.  Some British Legions are quite reserved, and the crowd is an older one, so I stick to my Patsy Cline and Karen Carpenter type songs. 

On arriving at the club, I was met with a very warm welcome, and Bob made sure I knew what was expected of me, from times and breaks, bingo to material.  This kind of information is what I need at every venue, so I must thank him warmly for his help.

I went down a storm from start to finish, and there was a lot of applause and a good bit of banter to be had.  I basically blethered my way through the gig, giving up all pretence of being posh.  I find that being myself is best, and I don't really do posh.

I had many compliments throughout the night, and was glad to hear they want me back.