As the end of the year fast approaches I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months.
Phew, what a great year!!
More bookings than ever; more rebookings than ever. The expected backlash from the smoking ban doesn't seem to have appeared at all. Most venues have reported that it has made no impact at all. However, with more work for us artistes, perhaps it is because they are trying harder to pull punters in. Also, this good news doesn't seem to cover the whole country. Friends down south report that Ladies' Nights are well down on last year but cabaret nights are the same. Up here in the North I would say, from personal experience, that we are busier than ever.
This year my work has been further afield than before; a spate of bookings in South Wales pushed my average through the roof and there were more bookings further North than I would normally go. However, with the fees for these bookings proportionately higher, I didn't mind.
So, all in all, a very good year.
See you all in 2008