Happy one year Anniversary to Fuchsia Days and partner Frankie Fann…
I distinctly remember Janice Long calling our 2007 LP No Need To Be Downhearted “No Need To Be Downloaded” live on air, which made us all giggle. We played for her a fair few times but two stick out as noteworthy: the first was supporting Suede at a tiny Radio 1 live outside broadcast from the Belfast Limelight in 2002. Suede were beyond parody and we were about 17, stripped back to a 3-piece and nowhere near good enough for live radio. Second and most memorable time was doing a live session for her in the exact Pebble Mill studio they (at the time) recorded The Archers. It was a total thrill to see all the little three-stair staircases that go nowhere and free-standing doors and all the other little bits they use in radio land to bring things to life, and I remember her finding it utterly adorable that we were so amazed by everything. She was like that – pure good vibes, always nothing but lovely to us. Lost another good one there. RIP xxx
Janice: It’s Cold World, and it’s Electric Soft Parade, who are playing live. No Need To Be Downloaded… (everybody laughs) No Need To Be Downhearted.
Alex: We’re changing it right now. Tom: Don’t need to download it, just buy it.
Honoured to be asked to dep once again (this time on bass) with The Twang for their monster run of Xmas dates this year. I absolutely fucking love these boys and girls and cannot wait. Shows already selling out but anyone in the area do give me a shout and come down. Gonna be lovely to round off a fucking crap year of lockdowns and financial worry with a bunch of fun shows 💞
Hi, Fuchsia here. Just swooping by to say I have a few of my 2022 calendars left. It will look beautiful on your wall and when you’re coming down in the dark, early days of the new year it will remind you of how nice Brighton looks in the heat of summer. In fact it roughly follows the arc of the seasons as you go through the year. I have a few left so pls buy them.
Also, yesterday I got into full drag for the very first time, courtesy of my babe Frankie Fann / Frankie Rooney – utter genius with the 💄. I have no words for the feeling. We figure she’s my drag mama now. Either way she’s birthed a monster 👹 The Fuchsia Is Now
Taken the leap and compiled some of my paintings of Brighton into a calendar for 2022. These have turned out so beautiful and are onsale now from Chord Orchard. Proud moment! Thanks to anyone who ever said encouraging things about my art, but special thanks to my dad for his endless support and enthusiasm around my creative work. He is why I do it.
Due to these selling out so quick I’ve ordered a very small second run for anyone who missed out. These will take a little while so anyone ordering from today onwards will receive their items in around a week to ten days. Thank you so much for supporting my art. This is all so encouraging and just makes me want to create MORE. Big love to you all, and I’ll start getting the initial orders out from tomorrow. ❤ xxxx