As I’d put on gigs for my 40th and 45th birthdays, I wasn’t going to miss out on my 50th. So a bunch of pals, all in band T-Shirts, got together at the wonderful ‘Wharf Chambers’ in Leeds to see ‘The Dirty Stop Outs’ from Malton, Leeds legend ‘Mik Artistik’ and dance til 3am – it was a wonderful night!
The Dirty Stop Outs (with our Dave on guitar and vocals) play a great selection of covers from ‘River Deep Mountain High’ to ‘Atomic’. With a singer who’s as good as Fliss – you can even do ‘I Feel Love’! The crowd were baying for more at the end – I predict a bright future for this lass – one to watch!
I was chuft that ‘Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip’ could do a set for us too – hilarious as usual with old classics like ‘Library’ and ‘She looks like my mam’ with ones I hadn’t heard before like ‘Plastic Fox’ and ‘Johnny’s had an offer from another fuckin band’. Pure Joy!
The disco then kicked in with a brace of Northern Soul tunes that had Spud and Dave Cann gracing the floor with their moves before the rest of us ‘not so good but enthusiastic’ dancers took over.
A big thank you to all the staff and to everyone who came and made the effort with band T-Shirts – The Beatles beat the Stones (as did the Who) and very few duplicates except for 3 people had the same ‘Guns and Roses’ and 3 people with the same ‘London Calling’ sleeve……gimme The Clash any day of the week……
Bob the Chiropodist