As November draws to a close MADHEN are bracing themselves for the rollercoaster of December. The Christmas build up started on Wednesday with a gig for the O2 “Superfans” awards at Leicester Athena. Martyn, Paul and Andy joined comedian Rob Brydon on stage to provide the incidental walk-up music for the winners and a couple of impromptu Shakin Stevens tunes. Rob is a huge Shakin Stevens fan and once he discovered that Martyn is also Shaky’s musical director it was too good an opportunity to miss. Last night we played for a great crowd at Embankment Gardens in London for The Radley Foundation’s “The Silver Ball”. It was a charity event raising money to provide the best education for the children of members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or injured whilst serving our country. Tonight finds us playing at the Heathrow Sofitel with Bright Sky Events. It’s a great venue for a band, the staff are fantastically welcoming.
Next week we start our Christmas run at Old Billingsgate.