TO describe Geoff Deane’s life as eclectic would be to make the understatement of the century.
He was the lead singer of Modern Romance, wrote the film Kinky Boots, worked as a journalist and wrote for a number of television series, including hit comedy Birds of a Feather.
The affable Londoner reveals all about his wide-ranging career in his book, From Mohair Suits to Kinky Boots: How Music, Clothes and Going Out Shaped My Life and Upset My Mother (Muswell Press, £16.99), which was published this week.
“The book is what I call a lockdown baby,” Geoff told me from his home in London.
“During the pandemic my kids were staying with my ex-wife, so I was properly isolated.
“As a writer, I thought, ‘I’ll manage as I am used to being in a room by myself’, but that was not the case.
“I remember one day, right in the middle of lockdown, going into my local off-licence.”
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