Thursday, 30 July 2009

Time to catch up...

Well it seems like ages since I last wrote and it probably is.  A lot has happened since I wrote last but I think the biggest and most important thing (to us anyway) is that we are now part ownners in a bar.  The Crown, Southport is now a joint venture between Whiplash and I and the existing owners Charlie & Lynne.  You can find out more about it at and hit the “news” button.  We’re really happy with how it’s worked out there, it’s Southport’s only real gay bar and we always have a nice crowd in, all up for a laugh and out to enjoy themselves so it really is a fun atmosphere.


Apart from that there isn’t a lot of other news, that has really consumed all our spare time over the past few weeks.  We’re performing there Fridays and Saturdays and are there on Sundays too, in fact we spend more time there than at home at the moment.


We’re still working on and also on they both fit in nicely with The Crown and we will be looking to take all our ventures forward over the coming months.  At The Crown we’ve got a new kitchen being fitted so we can start offering food in a few weeks, our Menu is printed and there are some really fantastic offers on there, not fancy A La Carte food just good honest pub grub at unbeatable prices.  The kitchen will be open 12-5 daily  which will then give us time to clean down before the evening parties begin.


The lineup for the week includes Karaoke and Deal or No Deal on a Thursday with your chance to win £250!  It’s a great prize but 3 weeks in to it and nobody has won the big money yet…. Why not come down and try your luck, it could be you!


Next month (August) we have loads of new fun games and cabaret planned PLUS we have a WKD Weekend planned for August Bank Holiday, Sunday 30th will be a fab day with 3 different drag shows throughout the day and plenty of fun and games plus give-aways including free shots!  It’s Bob’s 21st Birthday too, if you’ve not met Bob then come on down and say hi, he doesn’t say much and is usually stood on the stage but he see’s everything and likes to join in the fun!


Well there’s not a lot of other news, need to go as I have costumes to plan for the weekend and routines to learn but we hope to see you there soon!


TTFN, Bobbie D x

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Latest Trouble news

Well we told you we’d let you know as and when there are developments or improvements at The Crown so, here we are!


Charlie & Lynne are now pleased to announce that as part of The Crown’s continued growth and development they have taken on some new (although not unfamiliar) business partners.  The new business partnership means that as Charlie & Lynne focus on growing the business they now have time to focus on specific areas, giving each the attention they deserve as the new partners will help share the workload of developing The Crown.


The new business partners are not exactly new to the business or indeed to The Crown but Mark and Steve will be better known to you all under their professional equity names of Bobbie Dazzler and Miss Whiplash.  “Trouble” will be making sure that, amongst other things, your weekend parties always go with a bang!  There are plans to tailor and improve what entertainment is offered at The Crown based on customer feedback and, the biggest indicator of all, the numbers of people attending.


Speaking of the new relationship Mark (Bobbie Dazzler) said, “It’s an exciting time for the Crown, the bar has had a sketchy past with many stories being told both good and bad but the good thing is we can learn from the mistakes of the past and make The Crown a great bar with a great atmosphere which is proud to call itself GAY!”  Steve, (Miss Whiplash) said, “I’m really looking forward to working as a team and really getting a Southport gay Scene, we may not be as big as the Manchester scene yet but the important word there is YET!  With customer support and great teamwork we can really put Southport gay scene on the map.”


When questioned on the reasoning behind taking on a new business partner at The Crown Charlie said, “Lynne and I have over 25 years combined experience at running pubs and clubs etc so  we know a good pub when we see one but we also know that to make a success of any business you need a strong team and we feel Mark and Steve will be a great asset and with all of our combined experience we can really make The Crown fantastic.  Lynne said, “We really love being at The Crown, we think of the customers here as part of our extended family so as Steve said, we want to offer the best and really put Southport gay scene on the map.  With our new business partners we will have time to focus on getting The Crown perfect, little tweaks here and there that all make the difference between a good venue and a great venue!”


So it looks set that the new team at The Crown will be a combo of the Gay Crusaders and the Fantastic Four and with Bobbie Dazzler and Miss Whiplash as the jewels in The Crown and their extended family, (you the customers) being the gems, it looks like far from there being “Trouble” at The Crown that the future is sparkly!


Remember our next big event is Saturday 25th July with our Kylie tribute and Christmas in July all on the same night!!!  Be sure to get there early to get a space as there has been a massive amount of interest shown in this event already.


See you soon,


Monday, 13 July 2009


Work work work

A mini makeover

A new member of the team

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