In about five hours, I’ll be back onstage at The Brook pub in Bury. This is my second such event and I’m probably experiencing about 25% of the nervousness that I felt last time. I think that having done it once, I’ve broken the back of the fear I felt. The last time was in July and it was my first ever live performance of that kind and it was the scariest thing I have ever done. After that I always tell myself, “If I can do that, I can do anything.”. That thought made my wedding speech in July this year a doddle.
I’ve got a fifteen minute slot at 9.00pm tonight. I have told a few of my friends but none can make it. My wife will be there though as will my daughter, who was disappointed to miss it last time. I plan to do four songs in that time, three recent ones and one which I wrote about twenty years ago.
Wish me luck!