Well – it just keeps getting better and better!!
First of all thanks to The Moorsiders for doing an opening set for us. Coming together nicely and you got the gig!
Thanks to Christopher Tedd for doing the sound again and for his set ( sorry you only got three!) even though you didn’t do my favourite – the one where the grass is always greener.
Steve Parker managed to escape for the evening and entertained in his unique laconic way. Love your songs, Steve, and enjoyed the singaround with you too.
Another John – ‘just’ John, made his Shakey and microphone debut and acquitted himself really well, even though the nerves were showing a little bit! It’s quite daunting ain’t it mate! Well done and thanks. Expecting more from you in the future you know!
Tom Harding gig was double booked – bad news for him but good for us as he came to the Shakey instead. Again sorry only time for three Tom (but a very nice three they were too! Anya liked ‘Crazy’ especially ‘cos I saw her singing along!)
Kev came even though he’d not been well – you couldn’t have told it though. Thanks once more. Christmas Tree John continues to expand his repertoire, I’m pleased to say, with his unique method of playing stuff instrumentally for the first few outings and adding lyrics later! It works though!
Cherry bought the raw materials of her new band down to flex their musical muscles. Really REALLY great! We only had Fiona’s cello on one number but what a difference it makes. Christina on eggs (!) and Sam giving us a problem now – when we talk about a ‘box’ I’ve been used to that meaning a guitar – now – well Sam’s box is … lets face it… a box! Gives the songs that extra feel and rythym though – you kept the tempo constant as well which is not necessarily easy.
Guitar John was able to join us for the first time in a while in the singaround and Sam played his other box as well.
Nick, the singing barman, got on this week. Highly entertaining as usual and didn’t break a string! Thanks, Nick.
We wound it up just after two o’clock as people ‘didn’t want to stay too late’! Cor Blimey! It’s killing me! Loving it though and looking forward to next week.