Sea­side beck­ons Danny

Daily Express - - DAY & NIGHT -

THE Pro­gres­sive Mu­sic Awards took place in Lon­don this week and Day & Night were in at­ten­dance, along with some very fa­mil­iar faces for the bash held at the Globe The­atre’s Un­der­globe.

Broad­caster Danny Baker, a reg­u­lar at the event, told us that al­though he’s still very much im­mersed in the work­ing world, if it was down to him he’d like noth­ing more than to skulk off down to the sea­side and spend the rest of his days watch­ing the ships come in.

“The book is done, I’ve got a few years of writ­ing to fin­ish but I don’t need to be on TV or ra­dio to do that,” the 60-year-old – the third in­stal­ment of whose au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Go­ing On The Turn is out next month – told us. “I’ve done it all and even though I have a new book they want me to pro­mote I would be very happy to stop now and go and sit by the sea.”

We weren’t the only ones sur­prised to see co­me­dian Sir Lenny Henry in at­ten­dance but he told us he was there as a guest of close friend, mu­si­cian Jakko Jak­szyk, who ap­peared along­side Lenny’s ex-wife Dawn French in French And Saun­ders. While not renowned as a pro­gres­sive mu­sic afi­cionado Comic Re­lief stal­wart Lenny 59, ex­plained he has a wide rang­ing taste in mu­sic.

“I’m a funka­teer,” he laughed. “I like lots of dif­fer­ent types of mu­sic re­ally. David Bowie is one of my favourites.”

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