Having worked with Des O’Connor all over the Uk and abroad it was great to be asked to play in his band recently on a couple of theatre concerts in my home county of Essex.
The first half of the show comprises of Des telling a few jokes with some light piano accompaniment from Ray Monk. The second half features the band playing a mixture of jazz and light pop songs. Des is now in his early eighties but still manages to capture the audience and make them laugh. It never ceases to impress me how one man can go on stage by himself and entertain all those people for more than two hours.