Friday, December 10, 2010

Silent night

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I was enjoying listening to my wonderful Christmas cd with a little help from Dave, Luke, & Julie.

Busker

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Steve has some competition.

Saw man,a Santa Cruz street performer

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Santa Cruz





Spent the day in Santa Cruz yesterday.As you can see the weather was great.It's hard to believe I was rained off in the bar the night before.
There was a cruz ship in the port.(wish I was on it)

This our only Marks and Spencer's.It's very small,but they have all the nice Christmas things.

They were also erecting an ice rink.

german dancers & Steve last night


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CLOSED FROM 13TH UNTIL 20TH DECEMBER

The Marco Polo will be closed for essential maintenance from Monday 13th December for a week.  We will be opening again ready for the busy Christmas and New Year period.  I will probably have a few days rest during this period, but if I decide to do any odd nights elsewhere I will post it here.  Many bar owners have been asking if I would like to work as they have seen how busy it has been in the Marco Polo!!

Busy Nights

We have had a few bad days of weather here lately in Tenerife and I have taken a couple of extra nights off because of it.  However, last night was busy even though we had a downpour of rain towards the end of the evening.  I am surprised at how busy it has been as sometimes it can go quiet leading up til Christmas.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

As you can see there is snow on Teide.

after storms here comes the sun

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Scottish girls & dutch friends


As you can see we had a lot of fun tonight.
I met people I hadn't seen for seventeen years.
We couldn't believe where all the time has gone.
It was a real mixture.We had people from Holland,Norway,England,Scotland,Denmark and Germany.
Many were clients that have been coming to see me for many years.
Christmas is coming round fast now, and my Xmas cd is selling like hot cakes.I can't get enough manufactured to cope with the demand.
Long may it last.

Scottish women and guys from N Ireland

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having fun again in the Marco Polo

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The Weather

We have had some bad storms in Tenerife.  Sunday and Monday were a complete wash out with winds and rain. Winds up to 190 km per hour in the North of Tenerife.  Fortunately yesterday and today much better, although still looking a little dodgy!!  I did not work on Sunday and Monday due to the weather.  Tuesday night was very busy again with lots of old faces from years gone by and last night was okay too.  Still, we can't complain about the weather as in the UK it is much worse.  We have heard from some of our clients today that they are unable to get to the airport due to the snow.  They are due to fly out tomorrow so hopefully things will get better!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bar owners Miguel & rosa

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Steve's Mum & Dad with Dave & Maralyn

Fag break outside the bar & Ben our waiter from Nepal


Owners of the Marco Polo Miguel&Rosa

DAVE&ROSA

Luke Saturday night

Sunday night was so so busy again.I thought it was going to be a bit quieter  after a few going home,but that wasn't the case.
Today was a little bit cloudy, but it's still warm.About 24 degree's.
Luke performed and played the guitar for the first time infront of a crowd. He will soon be taking over as you can see.
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Tomorrow my Mum and Dad go home after spending two weeks here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Marco Polo 16.11.10

A very busy night again on Tuesday night.  Had people queuing to get in!!  So many familiar faces from years gone by.  It is just like one big family at the moment as everyone knows each other.   The atmosphere is really great.  The weather is still warm and sunny and the nights are definitely not cold yet!

under the sun

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Last night dancing Shuffle Boogie Soul one of the newest dances

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last night

Great atmosphere at the moment in the bar.
Many familiar faces.We have a fantastic new chef, and people just love the food.  I am  not having a night off this week as it is so busy.  So if you are looking for me, I'm down by the sea and I'm not having a night off!!

pole dancing paul

linedancing last night

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Christmas CD

My Christmas Cd is now on sale at 10 euros featuring popular Christmas songs.  I have had a lot of interest already in the bar.  Can also be ordered by post if anyone wants to invite me into their home over the Christmas period!!

We are having a bit of a Halloween do tonight in the bar.  Special Halloween cocktails and we will dress up.  Photos to follow tomorrow!!

Last night was very busy again with plenty of dancing out on the seafront.  We will have to look at getting smaller tables so that we can fit more people in.  The chairs are nice and comfortable, but the tables at the moment are a little large for just drinking. 

The evenings are still very warm at 26 degrees so we have the roof awning wide open at the moment.

We are expecting a lot of new guests over the next couple of weeks.  We are going to plan a big Country and Western night during this period so if you are coming out bring your fancy dress gear!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tenerife

We are very busy here in Tenerife at the moment.  We have just finished renovating our new apartment and it is now ready for occupation.  It looks fantastic and I will put some photos on and a video soon!

We have had lots of familiar faces in lately at the Marco Polo and we have had a really good atmosphere.  The evenings are still very warm, sometimes 26 degrees!  So its nice to be out in the open air!  The day time temperatures have been very warm and sunny.  Perfect beach weather!

Luke has now got a You Tube account so he is putting some of his videos on there of himself singing.  There is one on there of him singing Heaven by Bryan Adams.  You have to search for Luke Towler singing Heaven by Bryan Adams and it comes up.  His singing is really fantastic now.

We have just had all the local fiestas in Adeje and he has been singing there in the cultural centre.  That is where the video was taken at Voces de Adeje (Voices of Adeje).


Above you will see a couple of strange characters!!

This week at the Marco Polo

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Most nights lately have been very busy in the Marco Polo.  We have had to move tables back for the dancing and people have been dancing outside on the walkway in front of the sea!!  Julie has been helping out sometimes in the evenings waiting on tables so the drinks have become very strong!!!  Beware of the sangria look what it has done to this pair!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Marco Polo Line Dancing

Nice and cool dancing in front of the sea at the Marco Polo.  Plenty of space!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jock and Sheila

Do you notice anything different about Jock?

Good nights!!


These were taken in the Geordie Pride Wednesday.  Lavi and his girlfriend were doing a bit of performing also!

The Sangria testers!

This couple are often spotted testing out the Sangria!!  They also always manage to get a Sunday Roast when others cant!!!

Some good nights at the Marco Polo!!

It has been very busy this week in the Marco Polo.  We have had some great nights and some good laughs along the way.  Last night was David from Swansea\s birthday and we had a cake and everyone got a piece to eat the bar!!
At the weekend Nita, Big Bills wife, slipped over during a rendition of Blanket on the Ground from Lin and broke her wrist!  They flew back today and she is going to have an operation back in the UK to fix it.  They put a plaster on it here so that she could fly.   Fortunately she was ok to fly otherwise she may have had to stay on here for a few extra days.
There have been lots of familiar faces in lately and lots of fun and games.  Dancing on the walkway like the old times.  Also Luke gave a good concert on Sunday night.  He had the crowds cheering for more!!  His singing is really coming along now. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Geordie Pride last night


Last Night in the Geordie Pride

Last night I was at the Geordie Pride.  Everyone asked me to do it again this week as we had such a good time last week.  The place was very busy and they had put lots of extra table and chairs out.  They were even linedancing!!  We were there till about 3am this morning so feeling pretty tired today!!  There we lots of familiar faces in last night including Jock and Sheila, Big Bill from Silsden and his gang, Carol and David from Swansea, Maralyn and Steve and many many more.  It was a great atmosphere and everyone had a great time.

My Award!!

As you can see from the picture I am holding my Award which I won last night in Adeje in a singing competion that I didn't even know I had entered!!  My son Luke was supposed to enter, but then we found he was too young so his teacher joked about me entering.  On Monday I had a phone call to go along for a sound check.  I went along and was told to come back at 8pm.  I sang a song, one of my own original songs called How Many Songs are There Left to Write and I was then told I was in the final, which was last night in the auditorium in Adeje!!  I couldn't even stop to watch the rest of the contestants and the show as I had to go to work in the Geordie Pride.  Julie and Luke stopped behind to watch and then they turned up with my award trophy in the bar later!! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME NOW IN TENERIFE!

I am playing at the Marco Polo on the seafront (Salytien Centro Commercial).  Between Hotel Gran Tinerfe (Casino) and the Palm Beach Club.  I start every night around 8.45 until midnight.  Best to come early at the moment to get a seat as it has been very busy.  You can always text us on 00 34 627 181167 if you want to check if I am there or call us on 00 34 922 729612. 

Lots of familiar faces

Have been working nearly every night recently at the Marco Polo.  It has been very very busy with lots of familiar faces.  They were all dancing on the walkway like old times the other night when we had a lot of line dancers in.  They have so much space to dance out there and as the evening goes on there and it is so nice in front of the sea in the open air!!  The atmosphere has been fantastic just like old times.

I was also working at the Geordie Pride last Wednesday night when there was a General Strike here in Spain.  Again a fantastic night and we were there till 4.30am!!  Not used to having such late nights!!  Julio came up with his wife to join us as most of the people in there were from the old Acapulco days!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Holidays and Tour

I will be on holiday and on Tour from 6th July.  Hopefully, I will see some of you whilst I am on tour in the UK.  I am still playing at the Geordie Pride on a Thursday evening and at the Marco Polo on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday 15th June

I will be in Marco Polo on Tuesday 15th June and in the Geordie Pride in Puerto Colon on Thursday 17th June.  Hope to see you there!!

TOUR 2010

This year I am only doing a small tour.
The following are the dates so far.

10th and 11th July - The Ross on Wye Country Music Festival - contact Colin on 01989 567995
28th July - Renes Revellers at the York Health Service Club, Whitecross Road, York
                 tel.  01904 470292 for tickets and information
29th July - The Whitehouse Golf Links Club, Southport - tel. Sandra or Neil on 01704 530435
30th July - Great Harwood Golf Club - tel. 01254 232014 for tickets and info.
31st July - private party

The Ross on Wye Festival is a big event and there are facilities for camping. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday Night

Tonight I have been playing at Geordie Pride again.  It was a good night with a full house.  Everyone seems to enjoy it in there and the food is very good too!  The drinks are certainly well priced and the food is excellent value for money.  The owner hopes to have live music regularly.  I will keep you posted.  The funny thing is that Julio is just below me in a bar!!

On Saturday night 12th June, I will be in the Marco Polo again.  Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Working in June

Had another good night last night in the Marco Polo.  Its been strange working in different places as some people have found me again after many years!  One couple we hadnt seen for 18 years and another couple for about 8 years! 
I will be appearing again tonight (Monday 7th June) at the Marco Polo on the seafront at Salytien along from Hotel Gran Tinerfe.
I will be in the Geordie Pride again on Thursday  night (10th June).
Keep looking on here for updates as I have no fixed timetable at the moment.
Luke went down a storm last night singing his Robbie Williams and Michael Jackson songs.  There were quite a few young girls in who wanted to be photographed with him and get his autograph!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Slow Boat, Puerto Colon

On Saturday 5th June, I am appearing at the Slow Boat, Puerto Colon.  It is a Chinese Restaurant, so I hope I don´t have to sing in Chinese!  It is next to the Geordie Pride where I have done a couple of gigs.  Will keep you posted on how it goes! 

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Last night went very well.  Quite a few people came down to see me.  It was a nice atmosphere.  The bar is very nice and it was so nice to be back on the seafront again with the lovely views!  It was also a very warm night so it was nice to be outside on a terrace again.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Marco Polo

I will be appearing at the Marco Polo bar/restaurant on the seafront just along from the Hyde Park Corner and below the Berlin Bar on THURSDAY 3rd June.  It is a really nice bar which has been recently refurbished.  The owner, Miguel, is very nice and is really pleased to have me there.  It is a lovely setting on the seafront.  The food looks good and the place is clean and tidy.  Hopefully will see some of you there!
Will keep you posted and put some photos on tomorrow.

Geordie Pride

Geordie Pride

Geordie Pride

The Geordie Pride

I was at the Geordie Pride again last night as there were quite a few people asking me to do it again. We had a great night. It was Julie´s birthday so we had a bit of a party. The atmosphere was really good and the place was full! The owner is also a musician and he got up and did a bit too. The food in Geordie Pride is really good. We often have our Sunday dinner there.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Party night on 27th May

Have been busy working in our new apartment. Havent been looking for a job yet, but have been out and about. Went past the Drop Inn on Saturday night and it was the quietest I have ever seen it. Only about four people in! So the cabaret is not really working at the moment in there. We went to the Berlin Bar where it was very busy as they had a party on for the football. Last Saturday I did a private party for the owner of the Berlin bar. It was an 8 course meal for 12 people and I played accoustic guitar and sang around the table. It was a lovely evening and everyone enjoyed it. Its a great idea and very personal for those there.

On Thursday 27th May, I will be singing in the GEORDIE PRIDE in Puerto Colon. We are having a bit of party night so if you read this and you are around pop in!! The Geordie Pride has recently been taken over by new owners and the food is excellent and the drink prices very reasonable. Only 1 euro a pint before 8pm!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Requests

I have had lots of requests this last week. Mainly Leaving on a Jet Plane and Silver Wings!!

We have vacancies in May if you fancy a break!

We have availability in our apartment from 8th May if you fancy a break in Tenerife! Contact us for more details. Special last minute price! (Providing of course, that you can get a flight!)

Chaos in Tenerife due to Volcanic Ash!

Well, its absolute chaos here in Tenerife. Many people have been stranded here and still dont know when they will be going back home. We have been busy trying to help people get flights and sort out accommodation etc. Hopefully, things will start happening now and people will be able to get home now.
We have a large group of stranded passengers over the last few nights in the Drop Inn. Its strange how everyone is so friendly when a disaster strikes. Everyone sticks together and trys to help each other.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Line Dancing in the Drop Inn

I would just like to clarify that Line Dancers are very welcome at the Drop Inn. There seems to have been a few rumours going round that they are not welcome and that I do not want them in the bar. This is complete rubbish and I always try to sing and play music for line dancers when they are in the bar. I have been working with line dancing in Tenerife since 1992 so I am hardly going to say goodbye to all my long standing clients! If line dancers come in the bar and want to hear anything special then please ask me. We can also make more room by moving tables if necessary.

Obviously we have to cater for everyone and all nationalities as you cannot run a business in any other way in a holiday resort. I try to play for everyone and make everyone welcome.

So please feel free to Line Dance if that is what you wish to do. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Drop Inn last night


It has been very busy in the Drop Inn over Xmas and New Year.  Every night seems like a party night.  The atmosphere has been very good.  There are all types of people coming in and from all different countries.  Thanks for all your continued support and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Saturday 8th January 2009


Today we have been to Elsies birthday party.  She has her party here every year.   Tonight we will be celebrating in the Drop Inn, no doubt.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Drop Inn Xmas Staff Meal


These are some photos from our staff meal from the Drop Inn.  The owner, Gaspar, took us all to Rodeo Restaurant which is an Argentian style restaurant serving a lovely buffet and the waiters come round constantly with different cuts of meat.  We had a lovely lunch.  Thanks to Gaspar!