The Auditions: Part Four – The Rainbow and Roses by Jane Risdon

In the Mix: Jane Risdon 2018

The Auditions: Part Four – The Rainbow and Roses



Whilst they waited for the super-star singer to conclude all the auditions and make his decision, the two musicians spent their time swimming in the hotel pool, hanging out at all the ‘in’ nightspots, and causing mayhem in general, but they weren’t alone.

The Rainbow Bar and Grille on Sunset Boulevard is legendary. 

Anyone who is anyone hangs out there…well, back in the day they did. You were not allowed in unless your face fitted; not just any Tom, Dick, or Harriet managed to get past the bouncers.

Our two musicians were no exception.

Following the auditions they wanted to let off steam, down a few bevvies, and see what talent was around; to see and be seen.

After over an hour deciding what to wear (them, not management) they set off for the trendy watering hole management in tow.

Their faces fitted. But then their management had been many times before with various artists they managed so getting in was not a problem.

When they arrived they were treated to huge pizzas and giant glasses of JD and coke (no ice please we’re British).

The drunken lead singer of a well-known Californian rock band entertained everyone all by dancing on the tables as they ate, falling off now and again, eventually getting back up on to the one next to the Brits, before tripping over someone’s arm, only to end up face down in a pizza.

You could say his Axel came off!

A fight almost broke out but a savvy waitress intervened and all was well; everything was Roses once more.

Another musician – the well-known drummer with a legendary British rock band – sat at a nearby table, dressed in a smart suit, collar and tie.  Management had a double take – surely not! 

His band were well known for throwing TV sets out of hotel windows and driving Rollers into swimming pools, yet he seemed to be deep in a business-like discussion with another famous face who swayed back and forth as he tried to stay upright in his seat.

Across the aisle, a famous Swedish beauty cavorted with her soon to be rock star husband – her third or fourth – completely forgetting they were not alone.  In fact the whole bar was full of rock stars, actors, actresses and super-star models, making life difficult for the two musicians; who was going to be the lucky girl tonight? 

Choices, choices, decisions, decisions.


Further antics to follow so do come back and read more.

Look out for Part five of In The Mix next month: Leaving on a Jet Plane.


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