Facin' Grayson

Zeitgeisters,

If you’ve never been to the most visited part of this site, it’s the metaphorical water cooler at the metaphorical Hugh Lounge. For various reasons too difficult to précis here, fans of singer songwriter Grayson Hugh have found this spot on the web and written about their thought and feelings re: Mr Hugh.

Earlier this week Grayson sent a current photo – check it, and the Hugh Lounge, out here.

Mr Trivia

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4 Comments

  1. Am I the only one who wonders who the actors and actresses are in the VH1 version of the Talk It Over video? I can’t find this information anywhere on the internet. I love the music and have both albums, but I also think this is one of the best videos ever. Can someone help me out with more information concerning the video itself? (Of course I mean the one with Grayson and the backup singers in the suitcases.)
    Can’t wait for the information on the new album coming out.

  2. Dear Mike Long:
    In response to your question about my “Talk It Over” video, here’s all the info I can give you: I made the video in 1989 in England with director Nicholas Brandt. When I arrived, he had already cast the supporting roles (red-haired suitcase-sharer woman, background singers). I had never met any of them before, obviously, and haven’t been in contact with them since. The woman with whom I shared a suitcase was an Irish actress – I forget her first name – she was very pleasant and had a good sense of humour. She had to, to share a suitcase with a strange man! The two female background singers were dancers (again, no names were given – it was all very professional and all about getting the job done). One, I believe, was Belgian. The two guys were actors and aspiring singers. It was a long day, and I had to stand for hours with my knees bent in a bottomless suitcase. I chose Nick to direct my next video “Bring It All Back”. For that one, I flew in from the middle of touring in the states, arrived at Shepperton Studios in England and filmed my part and left. It was all a bit too surreal, but such was the nature of the beast back in the video-churning late eighties! I hope this info is helpful to you!

    Sincerely, Grayson Hugh

  3. Dear Phil,
    I have a sneaking suspicion that one of the make back up singers on this clip was Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, well known for playing Simon Adebisi on Oz amongst other roles. It’s not credited, but this 80’s baby would be putting his money there.
    Glad to partly solve the pressing issues of 2008.
    All the very best.
    Matt

  4. Thank you for your reply, Matt. I have no doubt you are correct and are therefore a pop cultural Renaissance Man. 2008 is safe again!

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