We couldn’t be more thrilled for our pal Andrew Roachford who has been awarded an MBE by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours list for this year. Mr Wesley naturally immediately wanted to know when he would be receiving his. I explained his is known as an A.S.B.O.
Andrew is a loyal and treasured friend of many decades standing. He used to delight the clubbers at Heaven when he would turn up and play at Lady C’s (in)famous jam sessions at that legendary fleshpot behind Charing Cross station in London. He also graciously played at the opening of our funny little ramshackle shop at the Oval back in 2011 (was it?!). here is a slightly tipsy, starts off sideways but hang in there, video of that night when rambunctious guests stood suddenly quietly in awe as he sang for us. Thanks to to his wonderful brother Stephen who is always there, making thing happen, as he did that night:
And here is one of legendary lens woman Jill Furmanovsky’s fabulous portraits of Andrew with Mr Wesley gazing on rapt, taken at the Duchy Arms in Kennington after the photoshoot we did some years back for the Jocks & Nerds mgazinephotoshoot. Andrew wears Earl of Bedlam #howsuccesslikestodress