Talking About Lily May

Oh what a feeling it was to have my short story about the awkward crush ageing band-leader Sam has on lovely young back-up singer Lily May performed by actor Tom Clarke-Hill at The Warehouse Cafe in Birmingham this past Monday! Organized by Brum Radio, the event also featured the poetry of Darren Cannan and the music of James Summerfield. ‘Talking About Lily May’ includes the lyrics to a song I wrote for the story, and the amazing Tom Clarke-Hill and Phil Bond both wrote the music for the song and performed it with verve and virtuosity.

Watch this space. I’ll soon have a link to the recording of the event!

 Ready to catch my train to Birmingham before the show, heavily weighed down by many copies of my short-story collection and two bottles of wine.

Ready to catch my train to Birmingham before the show, heavily weighed down by many copies of my short-story collection and two bottles of wine.

 Phil Bond and Tom Clarke-Hill warming up before showtime.

Phil Bond and Tom Clarke-Hill warming up before showtime.