Monday, 1 April 2013

Christopher Brookmyre and Billy Franks Edinburgh

Christopher Brookmyre, respected Scottish crime writer, performed an evening show at the Edinburgh Book festival evening Unbound in the speigel tent, along with long time friend Londoner Billy Franks. Brookmyre is one of Billy's biggest fans. 

Billy asked me to watch the filming of them which he had set up on a table. He was clearly excited about the gig and good kudos for him.  I first met Billy Franks when he played some lovely fun singing sessions at the Troubadour London.  Brookmyre told some stories and he also sang and strangely Billy's first song was about corporate 'Reality Tv' - which he sang has the personality of a bully! and was entitled 'TV Brutal'
This proved a highly entertaining gig!