I spent ages writing on here the other day, but it seemed to have disappeared in the ethernet!!
I have been delving into the loft and came across my old accounts book!
So, just for a laugh
I thought I would transcribe all the Chris Rea entries from 1st to last, in order for you to get a picture of what it was like in those early days. I can't guarantee that it is strictly accurate, but it's as close as can be expected. It brought back fond memories for me
3 to 7-sept 1983. rehearse, fly to Berlin, TV show,3 songs,fly back.
12 to 23-sept 1983. recording at the Sol, rehearse for gigs.
24 to 26-sept 1983.travel to and from Dublin to do TV show and gig.
29-sept to 1-oct 1983. TV special Bremen.
2-oct to 10-nov 1983. SAGA tour.
12 to 19-nov 1983. various TV shows in europe,mime to recordings.
26-nov to 18-dec 1983. english and irish tour,TV in paris.
5-jan 1984. TV session in paris
1 to 5-feb 1984. live TV session in kaiserslautern,west germany.
18 to 23-feb. 1984. record album for Chris Rea in switzerland,mointain studio. 2 sessions.
3-march 1984. TV show in paris.
13 to 16-march 1984. TV show in baden baden, OHNE FILTER. 2 songs live.
26-march to 2-april 1984. various TV shows in germany and italy.
9 to 14-april 1984. rehearse with Chris Rea.
17/18-april 1984. live broadcast in amsterdam.
24-april to 19-may 1984. european tour. Chris Rea.
21-may 1984. 1 gig at victoria palace.
28-june to 11 july 1984. rehearse and festivals etc. in europe. + TV show in belgium.
22-july to 6-aug 1984. sun city, south africa. ( sorry about this one)
1 to 18-sept 1984. gigs and rehearse with Chris Rea in britain and ireland.
4-oct-1984. TV paris.
This was the last time I worked with Chris
By the 15th october, I was rehearsing with Alison Moyet.
These entries are word for word, and are only the things I did for Chris. It goes without saying I did work for others on days off!!
I will add some more info on the album session soon, so be patient, and try and absorb the feel of a rising stars world, Chris not me