Thursday, 10 March 2011

Old Photos again!

Hi all, hope you're all well!

I'm hugely uninspired at the moment I'm afraid as I still have a lot going on, it's financial stuff - not interesting - but leading to a lot of stress, plus I feel ill again today, totally stress related I'm sure, so all in all you can imagine my inspiration factor for blogging is pretty low!

However having said all that, at the weekend I spent time sorting through all my photos, putting them into sections, so I can start scanning them in to save and also I need to start getting them in albums, oh the shame!!

I know how much you all liked the post of old photos before so here are a few, less random, all the same time but with a little story behind - you know how I like my little stories ha ha!

As you know many many years ago I was a singer and had my own band, if you want to see a really amateur video you can below! It also shows at the end the fraction of a good time we used to have! Excuse the sound it was totally amateur!



Anyway the photos I'm going to share today are from a tour we did in Italy oooh many years ago.

We were given directions to the town square where we were to call the organiser and he would come and meet us. We arrived at an Italian town square bustling with life at 9pm, we rang and Angelo came to meet us, we had never met him before but what a nice guy - he now organises the Summer Jamboree in Senigalia but at that point was only organising small local shows. He took us to his house in the Italian countryside, we ate, drank wine and had a ball.

Next morning it was time to get our act together as we had work to do. But before we left for a sound check we took a few pictures! Even loading a van can feel glam in the Italian countryside in the sun!


I know how hot the whole tour must have been as this is about the most tanned I've ever been in my life! I could sure do with a bit of that sun now....


I wish this next shot showed the scene better, but the stage was outside, from where I was singing I could see the sea and all around us were fields of huge sunflowers, how much more of an idyllic setting could you get to perform in?



Then of course there is the obligatory huge eating session as with all Italians, I don't think I have ever eaten so much before a gig in my life or in fact with so many other people!



By the time it came to the gig it was dark and we could no longer see the sea or the sunflowers, but boy it was a great night, it was warm, people really enjoyed themselves and that's what makes a great gig. It was one of the most memorable places we've ever played.



Ah good times, I can feel the sun on my back even writing this!

18 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

What can I say? You have the most amazing voice ever, Fiona. Those photos are beautiful, like they are from another time and you look gorgeous. What I'd give for curves like that!
Sorry things aren't so good for you at the moment. Virtual love and hugs coming your way. xxx

redwheelbarrow said...

That video is so fab - wow! What a voice. And love, love,love those dresses. That, looks so much fun - do you still perform at all?

In The Heyday said...

Fiona! You are a great singer! I wanna see you back up on stage strutting your stuff.

Helen Highwater said...

Oh wow, those photos are ace! The fields of sunflowers and the sea sounds so beautiful. :)

Vintage Christine said...

I'm speechless. You are amazing!!! That photo of everyone at dinner looks like it was taken about 60 years ago. Extremely awesome!!!!!!!!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Great photos and memories! Great voice too, no chance you would start up again?

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

So talented! What fun!! Love the little diner and travel bit at the end.

=D

La Dama said...

Wow! you have a great voice amor!
love all your frocks and hair.
your such a red hot siren.
sorry your going thru a bad patch.
try putting a # 8 in your wallet and asking your angels for guidance.

Vintage Coconut said...

WOW what a voice!!
Thanks for sharing the video it went great with my morning coffee. =D
You have a gorgeous smile!

Ivy Black said...

Fantastic. What a fab voice, Fiona and what a stunner you are! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Good times indeed.xxx

Tasha said...

Oh my gosh, I'll add my voice to the choir but WOW, you have such a fantastic voice!! You really know how to rock it!

Penny Dreadful said...

Lord Fiona, that dress in the video is hot stuff. And your voice is incredible. We should do vintage karaoke sometime, would you be up for it?!

Sorry things are a bit rubbish at the moment, hope they perk up for you soon xx

Lady Cherry said...

Hey hope things pick up soon. You have a fabulous singing voice.x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thank you all, your comments cheered me up no end!!

For those that asked no I don't perform any more sadly it came to an end when we had our car accident 11 years ago and OH was in hospital for 6 months and in recovery much longer, as you can imagine it was the last thing on my mind, though I confess to missing it a lot!

Brook said...

your voice is great!

delia hornbook said...

Wow your such a beautiful performer you voice is lovely and soooo suits that style of music, you look gorgeous to and that photo of you in the blue dress and smiling is a real stunner. Do you still sing now? dee x

Miss Magpie said...

Just wonderful!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

Hey !! I didn't paid attention to the video with the Dolly Cooper cover. What energy !!! Great vid :)
Nice your share it ;)

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