andy eastwood on bbc4
Andy and Frank Skinner discuss George Formby
Our very own Andy Eastwood appeared on BBC Four last night (18 April 2020) together with another familiar face, well-known comedian and TV personality, Frank Skinner. They both featured in episode two of a three-part series on British Variety artists entitled, "What A Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment" which of course just had to include George Formby. Andy and Frank met up at the world-famous City Varieties theatre in the centre of Leeds were Andy was appearing at the time. They discussed George Formby and played a solo from "Leaning on a Lamp Post." Andy is always great value and whilst he is a brilliant entertainer and a fantastic musician, he is also a massive fan of Formby and a great friend of The George Formby Society. Although he has such a busy schedule, he will always try to attend at least one Blackpool convention in the year and whilst he is very successful in his chosen career, he is still the same Andy that many of us have known over the last thirty years. Throughout his career and even before that when he was at Oxford University, Andy has always given the GFS plenty of good, free publicity and is always welcomed at the Imperial by all the members. Frank Skinner, of course, is also such a familiar face within the Society after he accompanied forty members of the GFS at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in April 2018 when we played in front of a capacity audience of over 5,000 people including HM the Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday. This programme was first broadcast in December 2015.
andy eastwood on bbc4
Andy & Frank Skinner discuss George Formby
Our very own Andy Eastwood appeared on BBC Four last night (18 April 2020) together with another familiar face, well-known comedian and TV personality, Frank Skinner. They both featured in episode two of a three-part series on British Variety artists entitled, "What A Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment" which of course just had to include George Formby. Andy and Frank met up at the world-famous City Varieties theatre in the centre of Leeds were Andy was appearing at the time. They discussed George Formby and played a solo from "Leaning on a Lamp Post." Andy is always great value and whilst he is a brilliant entertainer and a fantastic musician, he is also a massive fan of Formby and a great friend of The George Formby Society. Although he has such a busy schedule, he will always try to attend at least one Blackpool convention in the year and whilst he is very successful in his chosen career, he is still the same Andy that many of us have known over the last thirty years. Throughout his career and even before that when he was at Oxford University, Andy has always given the GFS plenty of good, free publicity and is always welcomed at the Imperial by all the members. Frank Skinner, of course, is also such a familiar face within the Society after he accompanied forty members of the GFS at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in April 2018 when we played in front of a capacity audience of over 5,000 people including HM the Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday. This programme was first broadcast in December 2015.