So I went to interview two members of the JB Jazz and Blues Band earlier today for a profile piece. We met in The Comfy Pew in Gloucester and it was lovely. A very pleasant tea room.
We get talking and I ask the big question, “Why were you in Spaced?” Incase you’re unsure of what I’m talking about; Spaced was Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Jessica Stevenson’s invention. It was a surreal cult TV series first aired in 1999 on channel four, containing the usual Pegg and Frost humour.
John Beckingham (founder of the band) turns round and says, “You know why we were on Spaced?” To which I respond, “No…”. He looks over and says plain and simply, “Simon’s my son.”
My face fell. Simon Pegg is my all time favourite comedy writer and actor and I was sat across the table from the man who is his father. At first I thought it was a joke and just sat there a little bit bewildered. Eventually all I came out with was, “Simon Pegg? I love him.” Yeah sad, I know.
To some of you, this little entry will mean nothing but to me, it means a lot. I felt like sharing as this news made my day! It was one of the best interviews I’ve ever done. They’re such sweet guys.
If you’re interested in finding out what they sound like, you might want to check the following links: