Hi Edwyn and Grace,
Just want to say, “Thank you so much” for your book reading show at Latitude last year. I wanted to speak up at the session to praise your performances, but I didn’t try to, because I too suffer aphasia. Your story is so similar… Continue
Added by Alan Jeffrey Moore on February 5, 2010 at 8:52 —
Just wanted to say how much everyone enjoyed the gig in the Black Box in Belfast, grown men were shedding tears! It was a very special night and will be one we will all remember. And it was great to listen to Edwyn and Grace at the book reading beforehand also, very funny and moving in equal measure. We hope you will come back to Belfast again soon!
Added by Sarah Jones on January 18, 2010 at 23:11 —
Big fan of OJ in the 80's, Rip It Up is the song that retains wonderful memories from those times. My partner, Dave and I were 'an item' back in the day at the tender age of 15 but went our separate ways after school ended. However, 25 years later we are back together through the wonder of the internet(!) and still have fond memories of 'our song'. The children bought me 'Falling and Laughing' for Christmas and I have devoured every word. Massive respect to the wonderful Grace and of course to… Continue
Added by Lynn Richardson on January 2, 2010 at 16:41 —
.... I bought the "Poor Boy" single that just came out then. It must have been the only one in Switzerland. I liked it a lot so from then on I bought all the Orange Juice singles and LPs (the happy dolphin is still my favourite cover - I put it in a frame).
Then - I think it was in 1987 - you, Edwyn, finally made it to Switzerland for a concert in Schaffhausen. You probably won't remember it as the venue was small (the Domino) and there were not more than 30 people there. But I loved it.… Continue
Added by Andreas Luethi on December 30, 2009 at 15:21 —
I've been a fan of your music since hearing 'falling and laughing' - nearly thirty years ago! Well, if I say that listening to the little snatch of 'What is my role?' was as thrilling as hearing a new Orange juice song on the John Peel show way back then, then I hope you'll appreciate how great your song-writing still is! BTW I think that you like Syntax...so here is the king of it!…
Added by Bob on December 12, 2009 at 22:21 —
How do I find the your booking agent? I want to try and secure your musical services for Liverpool Sound City in 2010 and the internet is throwing up zero clues.
Here's hoping I hear from you buddy
David J Pichilingi
Added by David J Pichilingi on December 1, 2009 at 21:12 —
I know it has been said by m*** of you already, but the gig at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on Saturday was very special. A night that my partner Josephine and I will never forget.
A Great venue & two great support bands in The Low Miffs with the wonderful Malcolm Ross and the delighful sounds of Colorama got the night of to a great start. I have seen Edwyn peform a couple times now since his comeback & for me this was his finest hour, truly in fine voice . A great set featuring m***… Continue
Added by shaun taylor on November 9, 2009 at 20:25 —
After most gigs I guess we all come out saying it's the best one we've ever been to. This time it really was right up there with the very best of them. The whole atmosphere, quality on stage and fantastic venue made this a night never to be forgotten. Topped off with the pleasure of a chat with Will after confusing the poor lad over the t-shirt I was buying (a bargain at a tenner!), and Grace ever present........I've not experienced anything quite like it before. Thanks to all for a brilliant,… Continue
Added by Andy Smith on November 8, 2009 at 20:26 —
The night started in good fashion with Malcolm Ross's band and then got better with Colorama. What a great band and the lead singer then turns to playing bass for Edwyn.
Edwyn and the band were excellent last night, even better than Leeds last year. The trip was made worthwhile even just for hearing Home Again. Even showing great humour when forgetting the band names for a while. Top man.
Fantastic evening Edwyn, thank you.
Added by Paul Riddiford on November 8, 2009 at 17:28 —
I had an amazing time last night! It was a nightmare travelling down from Norwich, rail replacement services were the order of the day. However, it was all worth it when I got down to Holborn! I met some interesting people, all excited about seeing Edwyn live, many had seen Orange Juice back in the early 1980s or had seen Edwyn live before on many occasions. For me though, this was the first time I had ever had the chance to see the man perform.
The support bands both put on really good… Continue
Added by Martyn Post on November 8, 2009 at 11:13 —
I finally saw Edwyn for the first time last night after loving his music for nearly 30 years. It was sensational and emotional. I loved every minute and did not want it to end. Thanks to all who were there for helping to make it so, but most of all thank you Edwyn.
Added by Franklin Barrett on November 8, 2009 at 9:47 —
Just back from the Bloomsbury gig and what a great gig it was! Edwyn was on sparkling form and Colorama were brilliant in support! My view was obscured slightly by two rather tall young ladies, but i can't complain too much... as obscured views go, this one wasn't half bad! ;O) And what a lovely venue to boot! All in all, a great night!
Added by Brian McHugh on November 8, 2009 at 2:15 —
This incredible woman describes so eloquently her experience of a brain haemorrhage. Edwyn has often amazed me with his halting but very moving descriptions of how he felt in the aftermath of his stroke. It intrigues me. Dr Bolte Taylor takes you with her.
Added by Administrator on November 5, 2009 at 1:13 —
Dear Edwyn,Grace and Will,
Thanks so much for coming to the Isle of Skye.
Glad it turned out a calm and beautiful day for you.We thought the gig was outstanding; and we are still
tapping our feet to Losing Sleep!
We bought your book off Will and just could'nt put it down.A really inspiring read and very well written.
My neighbour said she saw a Golden Oriole in her garden this year, we missed it. But then ,we
did get to your gig.
Your songs are just to… Continue
Added by Sam Richards on November 3, 2009 at 12:36 —
Audience loved Edwyn Collins
Published: 22 October, 2009
GLASGOW band The 1990s set the tone with enough chutzpah from Jackie McKeown to own up halfway through You're Supposed To Be My Friend: "I'm just going to tune. It'll be better for you, it'll be better for me!".
And stopping the song dead to do it, the band balanced it against a restart that tripped you straight back into the pleasure.
With echoes of Devo – and even glam rock soaking up through The Box, it… Continue
Added by Administrator on November 2, 2009 at 17:04 —
Hi Ive got two tickets for bloomsbury on 7 Nov and I cant now go so they are up for sale on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270476074078&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
currently no bids - ends tonight - so if you can give them a good home the starting price is only £5 for both..Will send SD on Monday morning to make sure they get to you in… Continue
Added by Simon Flood on October 31, 2009 at 10:00 —
Hi Edwyn, Grace and all who were there on tuesday night! Just to say thanks for a fantastic gig.
We had been looking forward to seeing you for so long and as ever you didn't disappoint.
Great venue, great, great tunes and great to meet you after as well. It was an absolute honour and thrill.
Photos and signings will be treasured.
Don't forget to come back to Cork someday soon. Drinks are on us.
Seán and Christine.
Added by Seán Beechinor on October 29, 2009 at 22:24 —
Hi folks Ive got two tickets but sadly cant make the show. If anyone is interested they are on ebay going cheap. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Edwyn-Collins-London-07-Nov-2-tickets_W0QQitemZ270476074078QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_3?hash=item3ef9a15c5e
ebay think ends on Sunday and I will post Special Delivery to make sure get to you… Continue
Added by Simon Flood on October 27, 2009 at 18:28 —
A couple of my mates can't come to Manchester gig tonight and I've now got spare tickets - any takers here? (I believe it's sold out). If you want them, call me on 0773 4459321. I'm heading out there now (dead excited!!!) (I have seen and written to the Liverpool guy already)
See the rest of you there - Wheeeeeee!!
Added by Amitashuri on October 27, 2009 at 18:21 —
I'm new to the clan but have been a huge fan of Edwyn and OJ since '81. Can't wait for the Bloomsbury gig and have 2 spare tkts so if anyone's interested, please get in touch.
Added by Phil Maynard on October 25, 2009 at 16:47 —