It was another amazing gig at Arch1 last night. There’s nowhere quite like Arch1 for nights like these, as any G&B regular who knows Arch 1 will tell you. Opening the show (I think technically Rob opened the show last night, but let’s not encourage him any further) was Jim Brown, who claims to have been sober now for 18 months…on and off. After Jim was Yousif Musa, a man who hates having to get job references from ex-employers, and girlfriends. It was then over to Tambet Sild, aka The Bridge, whom some of you may recognise from the numerous merchandise from that famous post-punk rock band, The Farmers. It was then over to Margery and her on stage partner CJ Hooper. CJ, as it turns out, came out to his father as a banker some years ago, but his leftie dad saw it as nothing more than a phase that’d pass. After CJ we had Patrick Hearn, quarter, Welsh, quarter English, quarter Welsh and quarter English, he’s the Battenburg cake of nationalities. We then had Naif Mohamed, the son of the original black Bond who’d been sent on a secret mission from The Queen Herself. It was then the turn of Gary Walsh and a low budget tale of larceny and kidnap that had the room in tears of laughter. It was then over to Jimmy Pringle who believes aliens are real before the wonderful Jo Fletcher-Cross closed the first half. Jo, whom during her journalistic career helped start a trend that potentially left many a bride on her big day scarred by birds of prey. She also casually admitted to squirrel genocide and an evil plan to train them as her 21st century flying monkeys.
After the break we got off to a great start thanks to Ed Kear, whom it seems is currently working as Harvey Price’s stunt double. After Ed was Robyn Bowman, an ex-bingo caller who still knows all the numbers! It was then over to Connor Yeates who says he prefers to be described as a person of colour, rather than person of interest. It was then the turn of Chris Seale, who was recently in a polyamorous relationship, or so he eventually discovered. Lizzie Simpson was after Chris with some hand sanitizing tips for the unwelcome letches out there. The evening’s penultimate act was Farah Sharp, a lady who like to keep her therapist on her toes by leaving each session on a must hear cliff-hanger. Closing the show was the simply brilliant Steve Vertigo. Steve took us on a tale of urinal etiquette and the updated Queensbury rules which clearly state one cannot engage in physical combat with a man whose dick is in his hand.
So that was last night and a belter of a show it was. Next Wednesday is Girlpower Night at Arch One with headliners Sarah Mills and Carla Gordon.