Live at Ronnie Scott’s with Gary Kemp

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The Soho Hobo – Isle of Wight Festival

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Jessie Wallace – A Real Leading Lady

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Marie Lloyd, Lionel Bart and Georgia Brown are figures gay sex video that have loomed large in my life since before I can remember. They are the characterization of everything that is unique about the history of British Popular Music.

Growing up watching my own mother Polly Perkins perform ‘As Long As He Needs me’ in old theatres, London pubs and Cabaret clubs on the Costa Del Sol throughout the 80’s made me fall in love with three things: the power of melody, the female torch singer, and as Michael Chekhov once said, an actor’s ability to burn inside, but with an outer ease.

All three of these are possessed effortlessly by actress Jessie Wallace, as surely as a virago carries the winning weaponry to all her victories.

Over the last two years, I have had the great pleasure of performing with Miss Wallace, and indeed, I introduced her to the music of Georgia Brown.  On first meeting Miss Wallace, I was amazed how an artist of her talent and character had not already added Georgia’s arrangement of ‘A Little of What You Fancy’ to her repertoire. After all, no one else had.  As far as I am concerned, she is now the natural guardian of that song.  We quickly corrected this and over the last two years, with my band, Miss Wallace and I performed the song together on many occasions. These were very proud occasions and the music means something incredibly important to me.

Working with her is always a beautiful journey into the world of instinct, and as Michael Attenborough buy generic diflucan online said to me after he saw Miss Wallace’s showreel, ‘this is an actress who has the focus of a laser beam.’

After performing ‘A Little Of What You Fancy’ with Miss Wallace on stage in small venues in London, I always felt as if the audience were party to a great secret.  Not just Miss Wallace’s voice, but also the rare skill she has in ‘acting through song’. Something often talked about in critiques of performers, but very rarely anything other than just talk.  With Miss Wallace, it is real.

After her performance on Bruce’s Hall of Fame tonight on BBC One, I was overcome with emotion, excitement and pride. To watch it being sung by someone, who like music itself, means more to me than I can explain, is nothing less than finding a treasure.  But more importantly, the secret is finally out.

This is the real deal. Quality and class.

Having already written a musical myself porn cartoon that has a perfect part for Miss Wallace, I happily fear that I will now have to get in the queue. That is, as long as Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh et al have seen what I have seen: An authentic talent in it’s prime, that is capable of taking British Musical Theatre back to it’s roots, so that British Musical Theatre may enjoy a new future, free from juke box scripts or adaptations from popular films.  A future that British Musical Theatre is crying out for and so richly deserves.

The leading lady of that future has now arrived.

Tim Arnold, 27th December 2014

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Polly Perkins – This Christmas – Single out now

This Christmas…

I recently received an email from my dear mother, Polly Perkins who lives in Spain. Here’s an extract:

“I know how busy you are doing a really fantastic job for Soho but I need to remind you not only do I not need or want Xmas pressy, we don’t have the postal box in Spain anymore so you can’t send me anything anyway. What I really would like is to put my demo of “This Xmas” on iTunes. This would be the best present ever. I know you will understand ?”

I do understand. My mum is 71 years old, I happen to know that she sometimes thinks she may not release a record again. She recorded her first single in a studio on Denmark Street in 1961 after she’d been working at The Windmill Theatre in Soho. There’s something about that generation which means they never, ever stop and they only get better, as can be heard on this song.

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Whilst we still hope that someone with real vision can get her back on stage or screen here in the UK where she belongs, I have, in the meantime, granted her Christmas wish and released this song which I wrote for her back in 2011 when she was in EastEnders. She wasn’t permitted to do it back then, but the upside of being an artist ‘between engagements’ is that there are no longer any commercial restrictions. Happy Christmas Mum, I learnt everything I know from you (and thanks for the idea about writing to the mayor, it’s certainly started something…) Love you. Tim X

P.S Friends…she doesn’t know about this yet, so please ‪#‎download‬ and ‪#‎share‬ the single and make an original Soho girl a very happy lady indeed! Thanks to Ray Gelato for the equisite sax solo. Tx

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Stars of Stage and Screen Ask The Mayor To Save Soho

MADAME JO JO’S

Last Saturday, along with fellow performer Abigail O’Neil and theatrical producer Alexander Parsonage, I led a funeral procession through the streets of Soho to bid a final farewell to our beloved Madame Jo Jo’s. As a resident, and as someone who has attended and performed at the venue since the mid 1990′s, it felt like a final nail in the coffin of the Soho that I know and love.

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Whilst I agree with the landlords and their idea that Soho must continue to evolve and modernise, I do not think that Soho institutions should be completely demolished. Soho evolves by making new additions to the area, not subtractions. Like many other people who are passionate about Madame Jo Jo’s, I thought “What can I do?”. Other than continue to write even more songs about our precious golden mile, I can’t do very much. None of us can. However, we can try to mobilise a plan for the future so this does not happen to any more Soho institutions.

I would like to see a performing arts committee or organisation created that will always be informed by Westminster Council whenever they recieve planing applications for redevelopments that have a direct impact on the performing arts community. If this had already been in place last year when the redevelopment applications for Walker’s Court were submitted, the performing arts community could have made it’s own plans. Plans to fight for Madame Jo Jo’s or work in conjunction with the landlords to find a solution to the problem we now face: The plight of the club’s followers, promoters and performers. Put simply, a lot of performing art has just been evicted and is now homeless.

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In the last 24 hours, I have called everyone I have ever performed with or met in the entertainment industry and asked them for their support. Luckily, for Soho, they have all felt as moved as I have been about Jo Jo’s and are now all cosignatories in a letter that I have sent to Boris Johnson – The Mayor of London, whom I hope will become pro-active in preserving Soho’s past as it moves into the future. The letter can be read here.

 

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The Soho Hobo Calling BoJo

Click here for Tim’s Letter to Boris Johnson

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The Piccadilly Trot – Limited Edition 7″ Single

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It’s here! The Piccadilly Trot!

Featuring Hardcore Porn Steve Furst as Lenny Beige and Jessie Wallace as Marie Lloyd

 

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The Piccadilly Trot – Film Shoot

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Return to The Groucho Club

Last show of the year, thanks to our special guests Ray Gelato, Steve Norman,  Jessie Wallace and everyone who made it happen at The Groucho Club, 1st porn cartoon Dec 2013

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