The Last To Know -team is looking for your ideas and comments.

Join and show your support for Last To Know.

Tour

Created at January 05, 2011
Created by Stephen Dawson
Deadline Not set
Shots given No shots yet.
Reference media

Description

Kool [an obvious twist on their first-names & youth] released their first-single, Cold Coffee, as an Internet-download with the help of their label... Composer Helen, a long-term friend of Trevor & ‘Lion‘, was very-proud of her work & very-pleased to help Karen & Kylie start their music-career. Helens early portfolio was known to Stephen & really impressed the ‘girls‘.

It would be a difficult-balance, though the ‘girls‘ resolved to build both their business & music-careers.

A few musicians, notably Kylie & Madonna, were known by fans & others for decades; alas too-many [Stephen remembered Mary Hopkin, 20 when she came second in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970] fizzled-out, disappearing without-trace; neither was ready to ‘give-up‘ or face a life in dead-end jobs, barefoot-&-pregnant with a waste-of-space husband.

Trevor & ‘Lion‘ called-in a few favours with their music-business friends; it was provisionally-arranged, starting in Manchester, moving to Stockport, Nottingham, Leeds & Birmingham Kool were booked for a week of one-night-stands. Kylie & Karen seized the opportunity & agreed subject to accommodation at the Premiere Inn; they would be too tired to go in-search of restaurants & they enjoyed meals provided by the associated Beefeater-chain. Stephen picked-up the £500 accommodation-tab in-advance plus the pub booking-fees. The ‘girls‘ created their own posters-&-fliers for display within Stephens coffee-shop chain, Post Offices & the venues themselves.

Pulling into Salford Quays they booked-into their-room & prepared for their Manchester-gig. They had no-idea how much they would earn on their first-night; after the landlord commission they were hoping to cover their weeks costs.

Stepping onto the stage in really-short skirts the venue fell into a stunned-silence as they played ‘Cold Coffee‘. Taking a bow the audience clapped-&-whistled in appreciation. The landlord nodded, as arranged, giving the bar-staff 10-minutes to serve before the next number. On queue, they played & sang ‘In The Breeze‘ followed by others from their promotional-CD they hoped to sell at the end of the evening.

Trevor had gauged the audience well; the evening saw over £2,000 in CD-sales & bar-commission, plus a request for further-bookings. Looking at the cash-wad, then each other, Karen & Kylie were confident their music-career would over-shadow business. Thanking the landlord as they each drank an ice-cold Pepsi they promised to be in-touch later that week. They would need to book accommodation, buy lingerie, seek-out laundromats, give the other venues a chance & of-course liaise with Trevor.

Chatting-quietly the ‘girls‘ elected to text their respective-parents before taking a taxi back to the hotel.

Stockport, a few-miles away, was even better; word had spread & the evening saw £7,500 on the bar-counter. Nottingham, Leeds & Birmingham too were eye-openers; Karen drove-back to her dads-place.

Shocked, pleased & concerned when the ‘girls‘ sat at Stephens kitchen-table they casually spread their £30,000 earnings. Sharon kissed Stephen on forehead ‘Told you, we have a pop-star for a daughter‘.

‘Two, Katie wanted to tour though we insisted she missed-out last-time, Kelly too is an asset, we need to move to a larger-property with music-studio potential‘ said John.


You must login or register to give a shot