Posts Tagged ‘Royal Albert Hall’

London Underground SignAh, I need to finish this chapter…. At Singapore airport I sat and quite literally cried in to a computer keyboard at an internet station as I wrote an email back home to my man.  I thought that leaving Justin was crazy.  My best friend in the world was back in Australia and I was about to embark on a very scary adventure alone. I was emotional and excited all at the same time.

I landed at London Heathrow and caught the ‘tube’ to Paddington station where I was met by the owner of the catering company that I would be working for. Read the rest of this entry »

The Finn Brothers Royal Albert Hall March 2005I AM going to start from the beginning, I promise and have told myself.  But this one just came to me today and it will always be alive and well in my memory as it was such a sad time.

Look, we worked with plenty of big names during our time as roadies but I was so excited to hear that I was going to be working with the Finn Brothers at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with Bic Runga as Support Act.  There is nothing quite like fellow kiwis when you are abroad.  It just feels like family.

The Finns were scheduled to do shows at the RAH on 28, 29, 30 March followed by one in Portsmouth on 1 April, all as a prelude to further European dates.  But on 26 March fellow Split Enz and Crowded House band member, Paul Hester, committed suicide.

“On 26 March 2005, aged 46, Hester committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a park near his home. He had split from the mother of his two daughters Olive and Sunday (aged 4 and 10 at the time). Read the rest of this entry »