Thursday, 19 April 2012

SENOR AYLING'S BIG NIGHT OUT

Q; What does Gonzo Fromage Grande Rob Ayling do on one of his rare days off?

A: he goes to watch Florence and the Machine at the Grand Sierra Hotel.

It's not quite as simple as that, though. Rob has been a fan of the band for ages. I know this because he has been proselytising about them to me with the fervour of a fundamentalist preacher. He first saw Florence on the NME tour where she was third on the bill at Brixton, Academy - then did a photo shoot with her at Hammersmith 2 years ago (see the lower pic).

He banged on about her track "Dogs Days Are Over" (one of his favourite songs of all time) so much that I ended up checking it out for myself. And I have to admit that it is pretty bloody good.

My son-in-law Gavin also is a big fan of the band, so - gentlemen - this is for both of you....

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