King of the gypsys

Since hearing it at our first pier, the music of David Essex has been a constant staple of our tour. Hold me Close is favourite, but Rock On too. There’s a bit of a That’ll Be The Day/Stardust vibe to the trip — there’s been times I’ve felt like running off to work the fairs.

We started with a preconceived idea of what the music of our isle was, but what we’ve really been listening to is: Essex, Fleetwood Mac, glam rock, and hour after our of banging tunes from Funky FM in Essex itself.

14th Most Influential Person in the West Midlands 2008, subsequently not placed. His new book about visiting every seaside pier in England and Wales — Pier Review — has been described as “On the Road meets On the Buses”, it's out now. Jon wrote and directed the first ever piece of drama to be performed on Twitter and founded the famous blog Birmingham: It's Not Shit.

2 Comments on “King of the gypsys

  1. Has been a bit of Glitter. As of tonight we’ll be exactly one day behind – 11 rather than scheduled 10 it will take us now.

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