To date I have completed two musicals, a funky wee drugs-fest called ALIBI & musical for Scotland called CHARLIE. I was lucky enough to film them both, Alibi as a stage performance, & Charlie as a film.
Alibi is a modern musical, designed & written to appeal to the rave /
britpop generation. It is intended as a show / club, with the crowd having
to stand at the gigs. This is helped by the dancey vibe to the soundtrack
It's time to groove people.
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Our hero, Nelson, is urged by Jimmy the beggar to leave his crappy hometown
& see the big city.
Ultra Groovy High
On arrival in Sleazytown, Nelson meets local wide-boy TC. Not long after
Nelson has popped a very strong ecstasy tablet fresh from Amsterdam, & sings
of its effects on him.
Flipside Over Easy
After being left in the Palm Beach night club with TC's stash of drugs,
Nelson begins to skin-up & is soon noticed by the local ravers - & the
Nelson sparks up his spliff & is tossed out into the street by the bouncer.
Some gentle banter ensues until a beautiful lady (Lily) leaves the club &
Nelson falls immediately in love.
Lily & Nelson hit it off - thanks mainly to TC's stash of drugs - & head
back to her pad for a private party. After snorting a huge line of coke Lily
opens her heart to tell Nelson he is in with a shout of getting her to bed.
Love Ya Baby
Any chance of love is shattered by TC's return, looking for his stash. An
argument soon breaks about between Lily & Nelson, resulting in him being
shown the door.
Funky Mutha Fucka
Having snorted all TC's stash & spent all his cash on booze, Nelson is
forced to turn the crime, resulting in his arrest in a pool-hall for jewel
Nelson makes a heart-felt plea to Lily with his one phone call from the
Faith, Love & Understanding
With his plea falling on deaf ears, Nelson returns to the cells where he
finds Jimmy the Beggar, ready as always with some worldly advice.
I'm So High
Lily wakes up & realises that it wasn't just the drugs talking, she really
had fallen in love with Nelson the previous night.
Nelson wakes up & realises the error of his ways - if only he could have
been like that yesterday then maybe he would still be with the love of his
Somehow Nelson wins Lily back & is almost immediately thrown into a crazy world of guns, drugs & gangsters.
This song is sung by the Don, the top dog in Sleazytown
Charlie, the Don's top geezer, goes on a mission to buy drugs off the mafia
but the whole thing soon goes tits up
Nelson returns from Italy & despite being caught up in the dodgy drugs deal
he finds himself all hot & bothered with the bosses daughter
The Don sings a pick me up song to the now wounded Charlie - despite the fact the dirty wops had slain his son Archie
Six Titty Snort
After a night on the town TC & Nelson wake up in bid with three sleeping, topless birds - its obviously time to get the coke out
The mafia boys led by Don Vito turn up in Sleazytown trying to find out what happened to their boys, who apparently never turned up after the dodgy drugs deal
After bustin Archies funeral, the two dons are soon united, with Lily deciding she wants to marry Nelson & he really has no choice in the matter - this song is from the stag do
Lily's upset at the turn of events
Lily & Nelson's wedding vows
Always & Forever
After Charlie bursts in on the wedding, Bulldog saves Lilys life & she decides to marry him instead Lily & Nelson are are reunited & everyone has a big sing-a-long!
CHARLIE! the musical
The attempt made by a delicate young prince to recover the throne of his ancestors, in 1745, seems to have been hailed by the Scottish muse with her most brilliant strains. On no occasion did ever such a multitude of songs appear, of which several are among the finest specimens of lyrical compostion
The links below are to a new Musical of Scotland; written, recorded, acted & filmed by the band Saraswathi. Alongside the Jacobite songs are a number of the unnofical song-anthems of Scotland. Enjoy...