A sunny and scenic drive up North took me to the pretty town of Blairgowrie in Perthshire last weekend, to perform my James Bond Theme/Tribute Show ‘Casino Royale’ at the Angus Hotel. I was met by Noel, the friendly and helpful assistant manager, who showed me around then proceeded to demonstrate his vast knowledge of James Bond movies and theme tunes! The pressure was on – I knew I would have to get all my Bond facts right tonight, with such a huge fan in charge of the proceedings!
I performed my show after dinner to a very smart-looking audience – many of the men had come ‘dressed to kill’ in tuxedos and the ladies would have made any Bondgirl proud with their elegant dresses.
The audience at the Angus were a real hoot, and they certainly took the Bond theme to heart. If I asked any of the guys their name I received an answer such as ‘James’ or even ‘Scaramanga’!
There were a couple of 60th birthday celebrations in – one male and one female – so of course I couldn’t resist the temptation to get both birthday boy and girl up to play the part of James and his Bondgirl. They proved that 60 is definitely ‘just a number’, as they really got into the swing of things and started improvising to great comedy effect. Many thanks to Hazel and Tam for entertaining us all!
Later on in the evening I performed a mixed set of songs from the 60s to the present day for everyone to dance to. I was most impressed by the standard of dancing – from ballroom to disco, everyone filled the dancefloor and seemed to be having great fun.
A big thank you to all at the Angus Hotel for giving me such a friendly welcome on my first visit here – may there be many more to come!