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On tour-again Part 5

Day off-Frankfurt.Thankfully this was our first free day, and one that didn’t have a tortuous drive attached to it. A leisurely 30 mins, and we were dropped off outside a trendy piece of hotel where we had stayed last time…

On Tour-again Part 4

It’s a couple of weeks since we started this mini tour. Now it’s finished, and we’re onto other exciting things. It feels strange to recap on events that seem like they happened a long time ago, and literally yesterday, all…

On Tour-again Part 3

Half way through this mini tour that already feels like we’ve been on the road for weeks.In fact today is Sunday, and we put the clocks back last night. And this morning I’m sitting in the restaurant where last time…

On Tour-again Part 2

Another Awards Gig. It’s a week before we start the concerts around Germany. But before we start, we’ve been offered a red carpet affair over in Dusseldorf to play 2 songs; A rather nice offer as it’s all expenses paid,…

On Tour-again Part 1

It’s time to start work on the next tour.For the sake of perception and those who wish to discover for the first time ‘Brand Jem’, we are simply calling this a mini tour, or perhaps: a few gigs just strung…

“Dad & the Wedding” Chapter 6

Bridal Underwear “I can’t see her, Dave, darling, can you just – no MOVE your head I can’t see her if you’re there, will you just – oh for GOODNESS SAKE!” Dad’s close up and squinting face is taking up…

“Dad & the Wedding” Chapter 5

But What Will I WEAR?? Part II Mum’s Outfit “Darling, is this Coldplay?” a voice behind the curtain asked me. 
“Yes.” 
“He’s LITERALLY baying at the moon in this one isn’t he, poor chap, someone should put him out of…

“Dad & The Wedding” Chapter 4

The Dress One’s wedding dress is something that you start to think about from a very young age. From the days of turning a pillow case into a veil or walking your Barbie down the aisle to Ken (or your…

“Dad & the Wedding” Chapter 3

An Apology“Are you still doing the fatted calf?” “Sorry?” “The calf – you know the thing on the fire with the stick…that spins – you know – the fatted…..calf?” He tried, eyebrows rising into befuddled vegetarian confusion. “Do you mean…

“Dad & the Wedding” Chapter 2

“But What Will I WEAR??”“Darling, hi, it’s Mum” “Hiiiiiii” I croaked from the depths of my bed. “Darling? Darling? Jem? Darling it’s MUM!” Despite having her number stored in my phone for the best part of 17 years, which means…