Its now 5:15 pm on July 9th 2017 and in about three and a half hours I’ll be taking to the stage for my first ever solo live performance.
I’m very nervous. I’ve been feeling sick for most of today and it has emotionally drained me so feel extremely tired as well. I will have an audience. Caroline, who in three weeks will make the switch from fiance to wife, will be there and my friend Craig will be there. Craig’s wife Julie may attend and I’ve asked my daughter Ella if she would like to go, so I may have four friendly faces in the audience. Hopefully it will be an audience of four, but I think that’s unlikely so I will have to perform for strangers. Scary. Actually, I wonder if it may be less scary performing for people who don’t know me. I suppose I’ll find out later.
I have finally settled on my three song set. I’m opening with Regrets (which is really a piano song), then Holding on To Life (also a piano song) and i’m finishing on A Normal Bloke, a song originally written on the ukulele. For the last few weeks I’ve been uncertain about my second song as its quite a slow one and I’d prefer something upbeat, but having gone through my repertoire and tried to written some new ones, I’m sticking with it as it has some nice elements.
I’ve asked Caroline to take some photos. I’d really like some live footage but maybe I should get practiced first.
So that what’s eating me tonight. There’s no going back now. I’ll report back tomorrow or later this evening to provide a full match report.
Wish me luck.