James Bond fever has well and truly hit Glasgow these past few weeks! With the release of the new Bond movie Spectre, fans have been flocking to the cinema to see Daniel Craig in action.
The Alea Casino at Springfield Quay Glasgow ran a special Bond theme night in conjunction with the Odeon Cinema to coincide with the film’s release.
The Long Bar was the setting for a Vegas-style welcome for the lucky Bond fans who bagged themselves VIP tickets to this event. Cocktails and canapés were the order of the evening, with the bartenders whipping up ‘Pussy Galores’ for the ladies and ‘Bour-Bonds’ for the gents.
I was on hand to provide the entertainment, performing my James Bond show, including all the popular Bond theme tunes. I must say I was impressed by the audience’s trivia knowledge – they were experts in all things Bond – obviously die-hard fans!
We had a lot of fun, I really enjoy those kind of informal nights where I can get to know the audience and have a bit of banter. When it comes to Bond, there are plenty of great songs to choose from. I included a mixture of old and new Bond themes, such as the recent Skyfall by Adele, and of course the ever popular Shirley Bassey numbers such as Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever.