I sent this e-mail earlier. I hope they can help. Here it is:
Hello Mr Gervais and Mr Merchant,
I've tried to contact you through the messageboards at the Guardian
website and my manager insists he's done some phoning around, but to
no avail. You might recognise my name; I was the lead
singer/songwriter/guitar player in various bands in the 1970's, 80's
and 90's, most notably The Dulcet Lads and Lipps & Co. After my recent
legal problems I am trying to get back on the map and feel a
collaboration with you chaps may be the springback I'm looking for.
I've done a course on acting for the camera at Rye Community College
and are currently on a shortlist for an advert on the television
(although I haven't heard anything from them since November). With all
of this in mind is there a chance you might consider me for a role in
the new series of 'The Extra'. I could play myself and you could take
the mickey out of my famous run-in with Mike Reid on Saturday
If you can't see your way to giving me a part then maybe I could do a
song for the programme. I've got a new one which is just as miserable
as the one you've got now. It's called 'The Bricklayer's Arms' and
could become really popular, especially if it's covered by someone
else. I could also do an upbeat one. Or if you shoot a scene in a
disco I could do one for that. Maybe one of my old hits.
I know you must get loads of people writing to you like this (I know
Mike Nolan of Bucks Fizz was going to give you a call) and I
appreciate that you can't give everyone a part, but I could really do
with a lift. If you can't help me get on your programme then maybe you
might know someone from 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' or 'I'm a
Celebrity, get me out of it' that could sort me out. Eh?
Thanks for reading this e-mail and good luck with the future.
Danny Lipp of Lipps & Co (2)