Cast your mind back to Sunday September 1st 2013… Can you remember what you were doing? No? *cackles* I’m not surprised, its quite some time ago now. But allow me to explain what I was doing this day. Which you may have already guessed from this webpages title, but it was the first day I was live on radio! Along with having my stage debut the day after, for the full week right up until the next Sunday.
Originally I was aiming to create my show as a wise-cracking witch, introducing songs and even editing over them commentating… But after a few weeks, I realised this wasn’t the most entertaining as I was just talking to myself on air – So then I introduce Luna (my actual black cat’s name) into the show, and we went on a mini adventure, where my character and Luna, bumped into Dr Who (Matt Smith at the time). Once again, soon realising that I was still talking to myself, with only cat noises replying – it proved to not be the most entertaining to listen too…
This was when I had an idea to do little sketches in between songs, and introduced a character named Jeeves, to be my butler, and to bounce dialogue to and from. This seemed to work well, and as time when on, I introduced a Maid character, then the Witch’s cousin into the show, which started become characters themselves! Over the many weeks, the sketches with these characters soon turned into storylines and became full radio sitcom shows. The developments of this show seemed to be causing more interest, and soon other DJs on Party 934 (94.9FM across the Hudson Valley,New York) were lining up to be a guest on my show.
My show also developed further interest and is supported by: Beth Broderick (Actress, aka Aunt Zelda from Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Simon Bamford (Butterball from Hellraiser 1 & 2), Sam Fox (Singer), Wayne Russell (Award winning Actor for Curio at LA Movie Awards 2010), James Tipper (Author of Gods of Nowhere: A Novel of Halloween), Lesley Bannatyne (Author to many publications about Halloween), Biff Byford (Lead singer of Saxon), M.A Marino (Author of Witch Way), Martin Philip (Swedish Musician), Jeff Green (Comedian) and Debbie McGee (Magicians assistant and BBC Radio Presenter).
This is where the origin to the Samantha V Hutton, comedy witch and her peculiar characters began.
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