Updated: Jun 3, 2020
British rock band Queen performed the song "The Show Must Go On" and how right they were, even when everything around you is going pear-shaped :-) The Show Must Go On...
You may have seen my live performance in Berlin Germany at The Country Music Meeting which was sponsored by Sony Music, but if not, see the video below of me performing Dolly Parton's classic 9 to 5. I had a fantastic time and the show was awesome.
I was told a few weeks before the show that the full performance would be recorded for broadcast on European T.V. So myself and the band got together each week to rehearse before going out to Germany for the show. With live music shows, no matter how much you rehearse the unexpected will always happen and it did...
I remember the night before each band rehearsal being in the kitchen making lots and lots of submarine salmon rolls for the band. I’m pretty sure it was the highlight of the rehearsal. About halfway through the band rehearsal, we would take a coffee break and munch on the salmon rolls, hmmm..nice...
Ok, so back to my story, Spencer (my song-writing partner) and I went out to Germany a few days before the show to perform an acoustic set on the biggest radio station in Germany. Everything is going great...The day of The Country Music Meeting show and the band are arriving in Germany with all their equipment. A musician's equipment is almost sacred, they have spent countless hours programming every patch and sound to perfection, complimenting each song.
Countdown to showtime and the band have now arrived at the venue in Germany, but hang on something is missing...oh yes...something is missing. The bands' musical equipment is still on the runway at Heathrow airport, I don’t believe it!
As us, Brits say Keep Calm and Country On :) sounds like a quote for a T-shirt, watch this space. A quick call to British Airways and they are doing their best to get the equipment to us before showtime, but the clock is ticking.
The clock continues to tick, tick and tick...showtime is looming and still no musical equipment. I think by now word had spread backstage about our situation. Musicians are a special breed...no matter what country you are from, a special bond exists. Our European musician friends came to the rescue, loaning us their musical equipment for the performance. A big thank you to them for their generosity and kindness.
Wow...The Show Must Go On.....no matter what happens
BTW - The bands' musical equipment finally arrived at the venue in Germany, just as we stepped off stage...sadly Robs steel guitar suffered an injury on the trip. The pictures below show what a special bunch my band are. Can you believe after all that had happened, they were still smiling.
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Until next time,
Debbie Nunn. x
The Band Are:
Dazza : Drums, Steve: Bass, Tansy: Keyboards, Rob: Pedal Steel / Guitar, Chris : Fiddle / Mandolin / Backing Vocals, Andy : Lead Electric Guitar / Backing Vocals, Kevin : Electric Guitar / Backing Vocals, Spencer: Acoustic Guitar / Backing Vocals, Debbie Nunn : Lead Vocals #CountryMusicMeeting #CountryMusic
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