Corked – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Stephen Rea is an author.
He’s Irish (real Irish, from Ireland, with an accent and all). But the truly exceptional thing about Stephen is he spent years on the road as Ozzy Osbourne’s road manager.
Stephen has many tales from the road with Ozzy, his band, and other bands, but it’s hard to beat the story of the night in Japan in a fancy restaurant where they had to send the wine back.
Simone Crouere is better known around New Orleans as Demo Diva. You’ve no doubt seen her pink trucks and dumpsters all over town. Besides being a successful businesswoman and exceptionally fun person to hang out with, Simone is also best friends with Sheila. Sheila is apparently single and Stephen is recently un-married. By the end of this round of drinks Simone has the whole wedding planned.
Royal Teeth are going to be playing at the upcoming wedding of Sheila and Stephen. Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen (aka Mr and Mrs Patterson-Larsen) are 50% of Royal Teeth and are just about the most adorable and best looking couple you’ll ever meet.
Between Royal Teeth’s Nora and Gary with their new album Hard Luck and Stephen Rea and his old school Ozzy-era savvy, we get an interesting glimpse into the music biz, hear live music from Gary and Nora, and if you’re a Happy Hour listener and this works out, you’re getting a wedding invitation.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.