I trust Christmas was good to you and that 2017 has been a happy one for you so far. Look at this, almost Valentine’s Day and it’s my first update of the year… naughty Dave.
Things are good here, I had a most enjoyable Christmas with family and friends and then another birthday rolled around a couple of weeks ago…
My birthday was quickly followed by my son Benjamin reaching his 15th… He’s a pretty amazing young man and makes me very proud.
Glad to say BBC is showing trailers for upcoming drama series and Jimmy McGovern’s BROKEN, starring Sean Bean (and me as one of his brothers), is in the list. As soon as I have dates I will post it here.
In the meantime, The Yorkshire Teabaggershave been busy in the rehearsal studio with a few gigs recently and more to come.
We made this video during our rehearsal this week, consider it our Valetine to the women of Yorkshire….
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And I’m very happy to share that I have a new pair of Doc’s…. picked up at a decent price on eBay, lightly used. Love ’em!
So, that’s it for now. Wishing you as much love as you can handle for Feb 14th!
It’s been an exciting few months here at McClellandMedia HQ….
I shot an episode of the new BBC TV series IN THE DARK, starring MyAnna Buring.
I shot an amazing leading role in the super new horror movie PANDORA. I played a coach driver in new feature film DESTINATION: DEWSBURY…
and there’s something new coming up very soon that I’m very excited about, but I can’t share as yet…
So it looks like you will see a lot of me on screens large and small over the next few months.
Add to that an upcoming gig by our band, THE YORKSHIRE TEABAGGERS, this very weekend at the Regather Venue in Sheffield – follow this link for all the details. We’ll be treating everyone to a drink, so don’t miss it!
Other recent events of note….. Well done Jeremy Corbyn! Let’s hope the Labour Party can now get on with fighting the Tories.
And it was a happy 84th birthday for my Mum, June McClelland, the very best mum in the world!
We’re just a small part of a fun-filled evening, along with Idle Eye, Shaun Doane (the one out of Everly Pregnant Brothers – standup) and Penny Capper (as Jenny Vegas). Plus projected animations from Daniel Ladler. Moist just thinking about it!
We’re working the new songs now, but here’s a reminder of what we do…
I don’t usually get political on my blog, it’s mostly work and life stuff. But the post-Brexit craziness and Labour Party internal struggles have led me to profess my support for a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour Party.
I’ve always been a Labour voter. I delivered leaflets with my Grandfather as a lad. But the honesty and passion displayed by Jeremy Corbyn had me signing up as a £3 supporter last year and becoming a full member shortly after Corbyn won.
At a time when we should be hitting the Tories, the Labour Party has chosen to rip itself apart. All I can say is that I hope Corbyn wins the leadership election and that the PLP will stand behind him. We need a Labour Government. I believe Jeremy Corbyn can deliver that.
In other news…we celebrated Bex’s birthday with a couple of nights away in a Yurt in Herefordshire. It was a glorious break, it was very, VERY, hot and we returned rested and refreshed.
Here are a few pics from the trip, along with a few other interesting images. I’m really enjoying Instagram these days and the image filters offered by the Prisma and Tadaa apps.
Until next time, stay hydrated and enjoy the summer!