Seaside beckons Danny
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.”