My Favourite Things

Being an international kind of girl I like to tour as much as I can with my gorgeous band and good friends - I appeared at The Edinburgh Festival with my special friend Mr Bob Downe in our hit show "Million Sellers"!

In "Million Sellers" Bob and I transported audiences back to their favourite songs and memories. All the hits are there, Vespa and Downe style! The songlist included "Lucky Stars", "Cherry Cherry/Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (gorgeous medley), "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", "Tub Thumping" and many more!

Bob and I performed "Million Sellers" at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998 and toured the rest of the UK in March and April 1999. Later in 1999, for my dear Australian friends, we toured Australia!

A Brief History of Bob & Pastel...
She and Bob Downe first met when they were working seperate cruise ships off the Great Barrier Reef. Bob was working on the Funship Fairstar, whose motto was "if you don't get laid, we don't get paid", and Pastel was working on an Italian ship called the Olivio Flora, a bit of greasy tub, and Pastel says they were like two ships that passed in the night and one night she decided to jump ship, "because they don't normally pass quite that close" adds Bob.

They decided to join forces and haven't looked back! Pastel first performed with Bob Downe on land in Australia, as part of the Jazzy show, in Melbourne at the Continental and the Atheneum, and in Sydney at the Lyric (where her EP Several Shades of Pastel was recorded) and the Metro. Jazzy went so well, Bob asked Pastel to work with him on a new show called Million Sellers. Pastel Vespa and Bob Downe took Million Sellers to the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, toured the UK for 2 months in early 1999, and then the Australian National Tour. Starting at the Sydney Opera House and finishing with a record breaking 3 weeks at the Continental. Million Sellers was nominated for Best Show and Best Music at the 2000 Green Room Awards - it was very exciting.

Photos of Million Sellers in Edinburgh


Australia 1999

Sydney Opera House
July 6 - 24

Hobart Theatre Royal
August 12-24

The Continental Cafe
August 18 - September 5

12th Night Theatre
September 8-11

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