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Friday 02 September 2022.

Friday 02 September 2022....Ladies Day...11am to 5.30pm... I went back again to SALON PRIVE at Blenheim Palace. Each day is slightly different. Today is Ladies Day , so there are many more females here today , compared to Wednesday. At 11am for an hour i catch the Official Concours Parade. The compère and the driver do a great job of describing the history of the car. There are some very rare beautiful cars here, some are worth over a million pounds. Some collectors have several rare cars. Jay from Jamiroquai has one of his cars on show here. We see JAMIE BLANDFORD and a nice surprise to see ANDREW RIDGELEY here. We get some photos which will be on my Facebook page soon. At 2.30pm we had the Supercars Parade. We have a go on the car simulators, and visit the Indian motorbikes stand. At 3.30pm was the Best of Show Ceremony. A Navy Blue with white hood 1956 Ferrari GT250 by Zagato won the Best of Show. Later on was Boodles Best Hat competition. Again the Pommery champers flowed freely throughout the day, along with he same food as Wed. Another excellent day out in the countryside to see these stunning cars. Dates have been confirmed for SALON PRIVE 2023 shows....see you there. 20 April - 22 April 2023 Salon Prive London at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea. 30 August - 03 September 2023 Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace. -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Thursday 01 September 2022...I went to two events tonight... 6.30pm to 8pm. SEBASTIAN CHAUMETON - private view - Maddox Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W1. His paintings are inspired by the giants of British contemporary art in a solo show that opens in London on 2 September and continues until 9 October. The exhibition at Maddox Gallery, entitled Little Palette, includes a Mr. Banksy, a Mr. Bacon, a Mr. Opie and a Ms. Riley, along with works inspired by 15 other artists. Each is painted in a way that evokes that artist's style and subject matter. In a recent video interview, Chaumeton said that people tend to like things that are familiar. That goes not just for Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men books, which have sold over 100 million copies, but also works by contemporary artists. Complimentary Ruinart champers and Mojitos for all the guests here tonight. then.... DAVID SINCLAIR FOUR play shows to promote their new album... The band’s forthcoming album "Apropos Blues" which will be released on September 2. The single in advance of the album is now available to stream and download from all the usual platforms: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, etc. The DS4 will showcase songs from their brand new album, Apropos Blues, along with favourites including Eight Rounds Later, Coming Off The Rails and Life Gone Cold. A great night guaranteed. Just don’t step on their blue suede shoes! A limited number of pre-release copies of the brand new CD – Apropos Blues – will be available for purchase. The DS4 combines a vintage sense of blues, rock and high-energy R&B filtered through a modern, London singer-songwriter lens. Sept 1 Half Moon, Putney (album launch show)...£8 in advance online or £10 on the door. www.halfmoon.co.uk - Visit the venue website here to buy tix. Sept 4 Tropic at Ruislip Sept 24 Limelight, Aylesbury Note : David Sinclair reviewed live gigs for The Times newspaper for many years. The copy of Classic Rock mag in the stores July/Aug has a great multi-page interview with ZZ Top when David interviewed them recently. ------------------- Always nice to visit this legendary pub rock venue. David Sinclair Four play for around 95 mins over two sets of 40 mins and 55 mins. Well crafted songs with great lyrics from David are the order of the day here. Some songs certainly hint of Dire Straits. Lots of nifty guitar playing. They were joined by a cool harmonica player for some tracks. A perfect mix of new album tracks and some gems from previous albums. A really good band that you should check out. FIRST SET Sick of Being Sick The Click-Clack Man Borrowed Rhyme Apropos Blues Years Are Gone The Bands of London Sweet Jane Let It Rock SECOND SET Living Like a Yo-Yo I'm Clean Life Gone Cold When Her Ship Comes Sailing In Hip-Hopping World Turns Around Loneliness ( Won't Leave Me Alone) Eight Rounds Later Coming Off The Rails Encore : Bye Bye Johnny