Peter Kay rocks the Trades Club
Monday, 27 April 2009
The star of Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy is more used to the filling the biggest venues in the country with his down to earth northern humour but his comic introduction at the Hebden Bridge venue was a shock for a roomful of punters who could scarcely believe their eyes.
“I thought I was hallucinating when Peter jumped onto our little stage so it must been the same sort of shock for everyone else but his impromptu comedy set before introducing his big friend Chris was hilarious,” Trades Club Treasurer Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.
“Peter is by far the biggest star ever to grace our club as he’s more used to selling out the biggest arenas in the UK but he seemed to be at home and maybe he recognised our club is a bit like the Phoenix Club but hopefully a bit better run.
“At one point Peter offered to host a meat auction before someone from the audience pointed out he was in Hebden Bridge which probably has more vegetarians that almost anyone else.”
Peter then settled down for Chris Difford’s autobiographical set packed full of top10 Squeeze hits before he called upon to settle down a couple of loud customers.
“A couple of lads were taking very loudly during one of the onstage links and suddenly in his best Brian Potter voice Peter bellowed ‘Come on Lads, the turn is on’ which quickly quietened them down, “ laughs Paul.
“But it was very good humoured and I think everyone who came along to the gig will always remember seeing one of our national comedy treasures up close and personal in such an intimate venue.”
Previously on Hebweb
Southern Tenant Folk Union at the Trades
Becks and The Bullets back at the Trades