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Oct 28

Dads Last Gig

Dads Last Gig

 

I found this photo from a magazine from 1999 when I played the opening set at the World Tourism Day event organised by the local council.

 

Jameos Del Agua

Jameos Del Agua

It’s special to me as it was the last time my Dad saw me play, and to top it all, he had no clue I was going to be on.  I dropped him and my Aunty at the door with their tickets, telling them I couldn’t go as we had just had our first child.  I then snuck around the back and got into my diner jacket and waited to be introduced.  It was live on Spanish TV as well, but thankfully I didn’t know until after when I went to the lobby to wait for Dad during the break and saw the TV cameras.

 

It was held in the Auditorium of Jameos Del Agua, here in Lanzarote, in the Canary Isles – a surreal venue built inside a natural lava bubble.  It was a full-sized Petrov grand piano, in beautiful condition and a joy to play.

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