The last time was for an app, through which I may even still be fanfaring my way through some fans’ push notifications each time someone, somewhere, scores a goal. This time around is a more live ordeal, playing on the pitch of West Ham’s London Stadium with Alex Mendham & His Orchestra, the ‘20s and ‘30s jazz band who are my latest endeavour into authentic performance. We’ll be playing West Ham’s adopted anthem I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, along with a couple of other numbers, before they kick off their match with the Wolves, then again at half-time in the lounge.
We’ve also recorded of I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles to celebrate the song’s 100th anniversary, which is available on iTunes.
For we musicians, who usually play to concert halls and theatres, a 60,000-seater is fairly huge. Until we, undoubtedly, hit the big time and stadiums become our regular hang, this one’s pretty exciting!
Saturday 1 September 2018, 3pm