Billy Mitchell (and guest) Solo Concert

Maggie Bank, North Shields, Wednesday, 25th July 2001

by Caroline Harry


The Rex HotelWell,we set off from Swansea at 9am to get the train to Newcastle,arrived at Whitley Bay on the Metro at 5.20pm.We found The Rex Hotel alongside the beautiful Whitley Bay coastline.Booked a taxi for 7pm to get us to The Maggie.As we arrived there,who should be stood near the doorway,but Billy himself pint in hand,with his son Tom and friends.Tom joined Billy in the set along with Rach of ex-MORGAN LE FAY.They were superb,you missed a great night if you weren't there. I tried to jot down as many of the songs as I could,sorry if I have got any of the titles wrong.
I tried to jot down as many of the songs as I could,sorry if I have got any of the titles wrong.

Ghost in blue suede shoes.

Old rocking chair(Rach accompanied this with her fiddle on this and many other songs).

Can't do right for doing wrong.

Skunk in the road?

You and me.

Sundown station.

Every time you walk in the room.

Born at the right time.

Meet me on the corner (Billy & Tom on piano!)

Better be home soon (Tom,solo on piano-fantastic voice,and he's only 16!)

Baby it's a wild world.

Thank you for the day.

Walk right back.

Bye,bye love.

The games people play.

Youv'e got a friend.
For those of you that can make it along to the Maggie on August 25th,Billy hopes to have Don (of EAGLES fame) on stage with him. Phone the Maggie beforehand, just to make sure he's there. Tom and Billy Mitchell
   
left to right: Ca Harry,Rachael Rhoades,Kevin Harry,Michael Bailey The Rex was a lovely hotel,great service,we will stay there again.Had a lovely meal at Maggies.We had,the African chicken.Cor,talk about fast food,we had to catch it first! ha ha! We enjoyed the company of Billy and his son Tom,Rach & Michael of "MORGAN LE FAY" (we want to see them next!),Alasdair Carter,Ray Laidlaw,and Dave Ian Hill.
left to right: Ca Harry, Rachael Rhoades, Kevin Harry, Michael Bailey
   
My thoughts on Newcastle? It's a beautiful city with the most impressive buildings I have ever seen I my 31 years on this planet!Fantastic public transport ie; The Metro(white knuckle ride to us country mice!) and excellent taxi sevice too.Kev and I fell in love with Newcastle and the people in it.Thank you all for making us feel so welcome. Dave Hill and Kevin Harry

Dave Hill and Kevin Harry

All that is left for me to say is CONGRATULATIONS to DAVE HULL DENHOLM! Billy told us that he had the grades he was hoping for in his art degree.Well done Dave,we are so proud of you mate.Just one question,how come the Geordies are so gifted? Nah,I'm not doing an "Anne Robinson",honest.I just live in awe of that nation.Great actors,footballers,singer-songwriters! The Geordies have it all.And,what is more my friends,they have to be the nicest,friendliest folk you could ever wish to meet.Ah,I'm in love!!

        Ca Harry, July 27th, 2001