All articles by: Cary Gee

Out And About

Published: November 22, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Last Friday, while trying to enjoy my first drinks party of the season, I was approached by a chap I had met only briefly, once before, while campaigning in the …

Out And About

Published: November 15, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

To Let. Double room in shared house. All mod cons; including washing machine, fitted kitchen and garden. 5 minutes walk to the Central Line. £600 per calendar month. No pets. …

Books: Rock ‘n’ roll reminiscences

Published: November 14, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

A Fast Ride Out Of Here by Pete Way Constable £20   Lucky Man by Greg Lake Constable £20   There are rock musicians who live to play, and those …

Music: New purveyors of old school rock

Published: November 8, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Sticky St Moritz Club, Soho, London Remember leaving your school uniform in a carrier bag, in the coatcheck of a dank basement club, before heading downstairs to enjoy a classic-rock …

Theatre: Return to the Age of Aquarius

Published: October 21, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Hair The Vaults, London To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hair‘s off-Broadway opening, the show has been given one hell of a party. And that’s even before you get into …

Theatre: Julian Clary is cooking

Published: October 13, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Le Grand Mort Trafalgar Studios, London Julian Clary looks up from his chopping board and with an economical twitch of an eyebrow, expresses his surprise to find us, the audience, …

Books: Million pound poet’s life of rhymes

Published: October 12, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

How Freakin Zeitgeist Are You?:?Collected Poems by Murray Lachlan Young Unbound Books £16.99 Much modern poetry is best read alone, or simply best left unread. So this collection from Murray …

Books: Poverty beneath the surface

Published: October 4, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg Atlantic Books £20 On September 4, 1957, 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford attempted to walk into her school building …

Music: An upright talent

Published: September 28, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Dan Lyons The Social, London Dan Lyons may not be the first drummer to discover his talents are better deployed standing up, but on the evidence of this evening’s performance, …

Out And About

Published: September 21, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

As a verb, activate can mean to turn on, or to trigger. It can also describe the act of converting a molecule into a reactive form. As a noun it …

Out And About

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

I recently interviewed Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury (Labour), the very first MP to come out as gay (in 1983), and David Mundell, Conservative Secretary of State for Scotland, for …

Dance: Briefs encounter

Published: July 26, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Briefs: Close Encounters Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London Billed as Boylesque, Briefs, an Australian dance troupe directed and led by the fiercely non-binary Fez Faanana, have landed their glittery starship-a …

Theatre: Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Published: July 22, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Much Ado About Nothing Leicester Square Theatre, London While this wouldn’t be the first play in the west-end to include an actor who is, frankly, a little the worse for …

Music: Triumph of the backroom boys

Published: July 11, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

The Tex Pistols Nells Jazz and Blues Club, London Billed as a celebration of Americana this Independence night gig is really a celebration of the fundamentals of great rock n …

Out And About

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Without Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Labour would have won the election outright. Absolute rubbish. As hypotheses go, this one, forwarded by a number of senior Labour figures in the immediate …

Books: A comic political saga

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

A Very English Scandal:?Sex, Lies And A?Murder Plot At The Heart Of The Establishment by John Preston Penguin £9.99 What happens when an Eton dandy falls for a socially inadequate …

Opera: Sophisticated and moving

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Semele Garsington Opera Presenting oratorio in fully staged performances is now a well-established tradition and there have been many notable successes. Even Handel’s own performances were usually semi-staged in some …