“My name is Marc and I play Guitar and vocals for BC Sweet as well as managing the day to day affairs of the band. I’m a lucky guy. Many have said it, many more have thought it and I never forget it for one single day.
I am part of a fantastic band that rocks crowds across Europe. If someone had shown me a video of the BC Sweet of today compared to a few years ago, I would never have believed it. That statement is in NO WAY disrespectful to the wonderful people I have worked with in the band since I joined in 2000. It’s simply that today I have the best of all worlds, the best musicians as well as a wonderful chemistry on stage that is allowing the show to evolve and grow in a way I could never have hoped for.
I always wanted a band that the great Brian Connolly himself would have been proud of. I think, finally, I have that. BC Sweet is a solid and exciting unit performing the greatest hits of Sweet, keeping the songs alive for generations to come.
A BC Sweet show of today features all the hits of Sweet from the early bubblegum hits right through to the later more AOR type songs such as “Love Is Like Oxygen”. To all of you who spend your hard earned money travelling hundreds of miles sometimes, to come to our shows, or taking time to drop us emails and letters, we never take it for granted. Thanks for supporting BC Sweet, we love ya loads.”
(Actual BC SWEET’ s Drummer)
Pete Phipps is a founder member of The Glitter Band who had a string of hits in their own right through the 70s. The pounding drum intro to Rock and Roll Part 2 can still be heard in sports stadia all over the world every single weekend. Such is the power and legend of the “Glitter” sound.
During the 80s Pete worked with a string of amazing artists including The Eurythmics, Genesis’ Mike Rutherford and XTC.
Away from BC Sweet Pete not only teaches drums to the drummers of tomorrow but is one of the UK’s leading and most respected Tai-Chi instructors.
Of course, I have started with the lead singer/bassist of the band, Sweet Kev,
in one of his tyical crazy outfits when he is on stage with BC SWEET
Now, I will do again some outrageous hoem advertising, but if you are not far way from a place where they have a gig, go and listen to them,
they are simply fantastic!
I still don’t know if I really like him as Dr. House, as I started watching the series in English without subtitles, and I had no chance to understand him! But last year I had a short personal story with one of the producers of the series, and honestly, I didn’t like it at all! Ask me if you want to know more…
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The original painting is also still available. Contact me if you are interested.
And more generally you can see many of my dreams, nightmares, passions, loves and hates by going to my gallery “Miki’s Enchanted World”
Just finished this portrait of one of my favourites actors, Michael J. Anderson, whom I discovered for the first time in the series “Carnivale”. I was seduced at once and always thought when I saw him:
“I wished I had such a little man as a friend…:
I never thought before that this would ever happen to me:
I have become a football fan!
And not only that: I also have a team!
And if you ask me now which one it is, I will scream:
“Derby till I die!”
You see, not even a team from France where I was born
not even a team from Spain where I live now,
not even a team from Germany where I lived the longest time of my life,
DCFC: Derby County Football Club, from the UK!
I won’t enter into the details how I came to this ignoble betrayal of all my countries, just let me tell you that it has everything to do with
Pastel & Coloured Pencils, 50 x 65 cm – 2009
I wanted to emphasize the impression of light, and this is why I didn’t put too many details.
This little boy has got a sister some days ago, a tiny little thing, and I saw her photo on the day she was born. I couldn’t believe what I saw and screamed:
“Look, Kevin, she is already completely formed!”
Kevin looked at me, amazed, then started laughing:
“What did you thunk, that they look like fishes when they come out?”
Honestly: I have no idea what I was thinking, but fact is that never before in my life I had seen a a 12 hours old baby!
Do you have an idea what is the most frequent answer I hear from women when I am trying to have a discussion with them about Barack Obama, asking them what they think of him?
“He is such an handsome man!”
Never tell me again that appearances are not important!!!
Another kind of portrait of my actual favourite subject, Barack Obama.
In watercolour this time. I rarely do watercolour portraits. Pwrhaps I should, but it is so difficult. no error allowed, kind of… and I never have the patience to start again if I miss the first one.
I am still not able to judge if I missed that one, and i guess, I rather go on, and make the next one, without trying to put a word on it!