Our lovely production of Welcome to Shangri-La opens on Tuesday at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
Had a fantastic time in rehearsal and now it’s ready for public consumption.
It’s funny. It’s moving. It’s dark.
We’ll get your room ready….
New video uploaded today on my weight loss…. I have lost around 80lbs over the last two years, 60 of those in the last year.
To help me remember how good it is to have lost that weight, I still use my old belts on my jeans and trousers. With 14″ less waist to encircle, the spare belt reminds me how well I’ve done.
So if you spot something brown and leathery flopping from my trousers, you know what it is 😜
10 mores pounds to my next milestone…..
Hello folks! Quick update and some new pics….
Since the last update I had a great day on a new ITV drama, GIRLFRIENDS, written and directed by the lovely Kay Mellor. Had a lovely scene with Miranda Richardson and Zoë Wanamaker.
Had a couple of meaty auditions for a lovely soap stint and a new musical tour, but no luck on either. Sad Dave. But keeping busy with Showreel updates, so if you’re an actor looking for a new reel, or want to refresh the one you have, give me a shout!
Had a nice photo session yesterday with an up and coming photographer, Samantha Devine, and I’m including a few below. Click to full-size them….
The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice there is less of me to feast your eyes upon…
I’m delighted to say my weight-loss routine is going well, I’ve lost over 50lbs since this time last year. Feeling great and buying new clothes to fit the new me.
And finally, coming up, a BBC animated sitcom, STICKY, starring Tom Hardy. More on that when I get the details. You’ll have my voice and an animated version of me!
Hello there!!!! April has suddenly turned cold, we’ve had snow this week! Luckily the weather was warmer last week when my son Benjamin helped me make a new video for a song I originally recorded 4 years ago.
I’d never been happy with the original video. I shot it on my iPhone and I didn’t have playback of the song to sync with so I guessed the audio speed when I shot the video…. which made editing very difficult .
So I’ve been wanting to make a new video for some time and I recorded a new audio track for it as well, so what we have below is a whole new version.
That’s the new above…. below is the old version from 2013….
Hope you like one of them at least….
Cheers and stay warm. Especially on’t moors!
Ey up pal!!!!
Lovely sunny Spring day today, very nice to see longer days and some sunshine.
Wanted to do a quick update about my iPhone 5s today. Okay, it’s getting on the old side, but it does everything I need, I like the size of it and it’s in good nick. But the battery life was getting to be awful…. Warning messages at 20% and then shutting down, battery lasting half a day so had to carry cables/chargers, etc with me if I was out and about. And it would always die when I was about to take a great photo. So… I was thinking it was time for a new phone.
But the Yorkshireman in me said no, change the battery lad! I looked at the how-to videos (and this one is particularly good, very detailed). Ordered a new battery/tool pack from Amazon (£12.99) and swapped it over this morning.
Happy to say it all went well and the new battery seems good so far, easy job, just take your time, make room on a desk and have something white to put all the TINY screws on. I used a hair dryer to heat the sticky pads holding the old battery in (blowing on the back, not the exposed innards, and well away from the tiny screws mentioned earlier, didn’t want them blowing off the white pad I’d put them on). First time switched on the screen was showing odd stuff, which meant one of the screen cables wasn’t seated properly, so I went back in, sorted it and job done. I’ll post an update on the life of the new battery in a few weeks, but so far so good!
I’m still suffering from back pain. I’ve had sciatica for a couple of weeks now (gardening did me in!) and in agony much of the time. Doc gave me a variety of painkillers, muscle relaxants, etc, but did little to help it. I wasn’t sleeping well at all.
I visited The Chinese Doctor, a local massage/acupuncture place in Hillsborough, and he’s worked wonders. Pinpointed the problem area and I’m now doing my homework to stop muscles in spasm. Hopefully I’ll be back to fine fettle soon.
My back wasn’t feeling great last Friday when the Yorkshire Teabaggers were on the road, playing a gig with the bloody amazing Chuffin Ellvis at the Polish Catholic Centre in Leeds. Painkillers an hour before we went on and the adrenaline of being on stage got me through the show. And thanks to Tommy Teabag for driving me there and carrying my gear. We had a new set list, re-ordered our material, played some new stuff and had an amazing night! Leeds we love you!!!!!
Check the Teabaggers Page for new videos and upcoming dates – we’ve got another brewery show coming up soon!!!
Right, off to stick a tennis ball into the tense bits of my back.
Si the soon!
March is here! And so is a new video of The Yorkshire Teabaggers in rehearsal.
This one is our version of Shake it off.… Hope you like it,
Follow us on Facebook to keep update to gigs and new videos – The Yorkshire Teabaggers
We’ve got two new songs almost ready to go public, there’s a sneak listen to a snippet of one of them at the end of the video above 🙂
Here’s a link to our Video Playlist on YouTube…. which I’ve also added below for your convenience. [Until we add a new video, Shek it off! will be first up below as well]
Keep on Teabagging!
Hello my friends!
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 Teabaggers have 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…. Follow us on Facebook.
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!
Love always, Dave xxx
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!
A few pictures for you…
Greetings fellow earthlings!
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…
Tickets will go, so book early! See you there!
Hello there! Long time no see….
It’s been a busy couple of months. I shot a small role in a new BBC Drama, IN THE DARK, a lovely scene with MyAnna Buring…
Then it was on to a leading role in a magnificent horror film, PANDORA.
I can’t tell you anything about it, other than it was dark, gory – and lots of fun to do.
Our director is Carl Whiteley, here’s one of his funnier projects…
And here’s a few recent pics I took whilst on location to give you a little flavour of what is to come…..