Hello, hello, pay attention to the manager!” LVG admonished those present for not applauding the female saxophonist, who he said had played “fantastically”.

Written by  on May 20, 2015

 

“Hello, hello, pay attention to the manager!”

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal produced what was described as the “greatest speech of all time” to steal the show at the club’s player of the year awards evening.

After Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea won both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year accolades for a second year running, Van Gaal took to the stage live on MUTV.

Recalling a team meeting at which captain Wayne Rooney said United could push for second in the Premier League, the Dutchman bellowed “yes” and punched the air.

Repeatedly referencing the fact United had won 13 points from the first 10 games of the season, the 63-year-old described the club’s fans as the “best in the world”.

After praising the players’ spirit a number of times during a seven-minute monologue, Van Gaal said his team “could have been the champions” and were “very close”, despite a 15-point deficit to

title-winners Chelsea.Louis van Gaal

Then, with presenter Jim Rosenthal wrapping up proceedings in Old Trafford’s Manchester Suite, there was a Van Gaal encore.

Returning to the stage and grabbing the microphone, he shouted: “Hello, hello, pay attention to the manager!”

He then admonished those present for not applauding the female saxophonist, who he said had played “fantastically”.

When Van Gaal returned to his seat, MUTV presenter Mandy Henry said: “How do you follow that?”

Louis van Gaal
“I have seen a lady who plays the saxophone fantastically… give her a big applause”

Midfielder Juan Mata, who won goal of the season for his acrobatic strike in at Anfield, said Van Gaal’s speech was “fun”.

The Spaniard added: “I think he enjoyed it. Obviously we have a lot of meetings during the season. We know how he can behave.”

Former United defender Gary Neville”LVG is cracking me up here. Great entertainment! One of the best/funniest 20 mins I’ve ever had!”

Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan described it as the “greatest speech of all time”.

Earlier, Van Gaal light-heartedly clipped assistant manager Ryan Giggs round the head after the Welshman outbid him in an auction for a round of golf with former United striker Dwight Yorke.

For the first time Blowout Sax opens its doors to the general public for The Opening of the Bath Festival Party In The Park Friday May 15th 2015

Written by  on May 18, 2015

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What a night and music..feedback like ‘Great event last night; pleasingly full and buzzing, well informal. Loved the two lines of people watching from up on The Bridge.Did you realise also girls practising their cricket on the green were dancing along?’..and ‘top gig!we loved it ..the space rocks!!..very enjoyable gigette and we went around a few in town and yours was the best by a mile.’

The legendary BlowoutSax School of Bath is opening itsdoors in North Parade for an incredible informal evening of saxophone based party music played by Mark Archer and Craig Crofton with selected students backed by a top class trio of Anders Olinder on keys, Andy Tween drums and Jerry Cozier Cole on Guitar.

 

 

Blowout Sax Sets Friday May 15th 2015

7pm Tony Clark DJ  sounds

7.45-8.30pm

SUMMERTIME.

    CANTALOOPE ISLAND

SIDE WINDER

ST THOMAS

                     SONG FOR MY FATHER

                                            THRILL IS GONE -a tribute to BB King

            Tony Clark DJ sounds

8.45-9.30pm

FIRE

SWEET HOME CHICAGO

SONG FOR MY FATHER

SWEET EMMA

TEQUILA

PETER GUNN

PICK UP THE PIECES

Tony Clark DJ sounds

 

9.45 onwards

LAST NIGHT.

SASSIE LASSIE

A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY

SUPERGROOVY PINK PANTHER

ONE STEP BEYOND.

MINNIE THE MOOCHER

 

 

The Jazz Cafe celebrates 25 years.

Written by  on May 4, 2015

London’s iconic Jazz Cafe celebrates 25 years

The Jazz Cafe, one of London’s most famous venues, celebrates 25 years at the forefront of London’s music scene.
The Blowout Sax School took students to see the great Lou Donaldson and Manu Dibango there. Top live venue.
Here’s my write up on Lou..

Mr Blue Note live

At the age of seventy-seven, the stellar presence of Poppa Lou D arrived at London’s Jazz Café where he was greeted with rapturous applause. He launched into his playing.  And suddenly the Café was full of the sound of Lou D. It was the sound that I’d heard on record and taught in the School and yet it spoke to us all so simply and conversationally. His technique was strikingly effortless and very precise. Lou himself was quick to grin and was a very together funky old dude.