been chatting up the stars!
"There we were
playing to a room full of big serious and mean looking
cowboys," the guys from SAILOR told me, when I had
finally navigated my way to see them.
"They all had big hats and big guns at the ready. We
were so scared that we played our very best that night
and tried our hardest not to make mistakes. Otherwise we
knew we wouldn't be here to tell the tale!"
"It wasn't the kind of crowed we were used to back
home. Nothing like Scarborough!"
"Well, it was the first concert we did in Britain,
where the audience really went wild for us," Henry
admitted. "Since then, the sailing's been
It certainly has, because they've conquered more than
Scarborough, Britain and the continent! Now they've just
done a very successful tour of the States and are full of
tales to tell.
"Some of the hotels were unbelievable," Phil
came in. "They were like palaces! The thing is you
got so used to the luxury, that you didn't think anything
of ordering tomato sandwiches and five minutes later
having about three waiters descend on you and lay a table
with every kind of bread and tomato humanly
"It really brought me back to the harsh reality when
I got back home to Cornwall and had to do boring things
like the washing up every evening!"
But in spite of all this luxury, SAILOR have been trying
to keep fit and sporty. And predictable to the last, even
their tennis stories are funny.
"We were being interviewed by a German
magazine," they told me. "And after the
interview we got them to give us a lift to the tennis
courts in their big, black, posh limousine."
"When we trooped out of the car dressed in all our
white gear, everybody stopped playing tennis and just
stared at us in amazement."
"They must have thought we were tennis stars like
Björn Borg, but they knew better when we started playing
our schoolgirl tennis!"
"Georg tried to get me to go to see some seedy
places when we were in New York," Phil admitted,
"but I was so knocked out doing two shows a night, I
didn't have the strength!"
They said they still can't get over how the audiences
have been so enthusiastic for them.
"They're going to berserk for us in Germany,"
Phil admitted, "and we haven't played a note there
"That's probably why they like us," Henry
With a crew like that it's sure to be plain sailing all
by courtesy of Linda Welch (UK)!