Livewire Sunday 8 May 2011 Back with us 5th February & 16th September 2012
Thursday in Slough, Friday in Colchester, a stretch on Saturday to Llandudno, then back south to MK – this, says Livewire’s Ainsley is representative of their regular three or four dates a week, averaging around 1,000 miles. He’s still happy to spend as much time as he can at home with his partner and their four-month-old son.
Ainsley has been on the circuit for around 10 years, starting as Ainsley Country Code, whereas Debbie is a professional groom, and first contacted Ainsley for some tracks, as she used to sing at home accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. The sparks flew and they gelled professionally.
Their first set included Betty Hobb’s From Oklahoma With Love (Oklahoma Boogie) showcasing Debbie’s vocal talents, TK’s You Can’t Read My Mind (Telepathy), Closer, Woman (This And That), Tanya Tucker’s Feel Right for Debbie to lead again, and Michael Peterson’s That’s What They Said About The Buffalo (the Buffalo Tales step sheet is on our website).
They are adding an average of two new tracks to their play list each week, to stay up-to-date for their loyal line dance followers - there were at least one couple in the audience who’d travelled a good few hours, just to see Livewire in action at MK Divided. The middle set started with 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, Vertical Expression, People Are Crazy, and Heaven In My Woman’s Eyes, written by songsmith Mark Nesler. He’s also known for penning Just To See You Smile, Living And Living Well (recorded by George Strait), Why Why Why (Billy Currington), and Keith Urban’s You Look Good In My Shirt – impressive credits.
Livewire’s final set kept up the pace nicely, and included Ainsley’s “deadly three” for the dancers: Patient Heart, followed by Seven Nights To Rock, then Somebody Like You. Divided’s dancers rose to the challenge, and the applause at the close signified another enjoyable night.
Livewire 3 January 2010
Our new year was off to a lively start on 3rd January when Livewire hit our stage. They played with one eye on the line dancer, mixed nicely with their extensive country repertoire, including numbers from Leanne Rimes, Randy Travis and Dwight Yokum – a popular approach showing with two-thirds of this year’s diary planned – (earlier than normal) incorporating 8 to 10 festivals, which will include the Norfolk Festival.They opened with a Little Less Talk, Cabo San Lucas, Ann Taylor’s Let Your Momma Go, then from 1947 Patient Heart, contrasted with That’s How Rhythm Was Born (Mojo Rhythm) and Sister Kate. Set 2 opened with This And That, Toes, then Favourite Boyfriend, Merle H’s Rambling Fever, then the Guy Mitchell original Singing The Blues. The final, enthusiastically received third set included High Class Lady, and Seven Nights To Rock.