Monday, 18 May 2009

A shot from our concert at Hunton Village Hall on Saturday.

Thank you to all of you who came to the concert on Saturday and in so doing helped to raise money for the charity, GamBLE. There was a good turn out for our first performance in Hunton. I'm not sure how much was raised but we think it will be enough to pay for one or two more teachers for the school for a year. So well done.

The gig went very well and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were able to try out a few new songs in public for the first time and they went down well so we'll add them to the repertoire for future gigs. Lowlands Low and John Barleycorn were completely new songs; Our Captain Cried and Long Last were old songs that we've brought out of storage.

So now it's back to looking at new material for future rehearsal and recording.

Regards - John

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

A shot of Derek from our St. George's concert
I realise it has been a long time since I last wrote something here so first of all I must apologise if you've been checking the site and not found anything new to read. My intention was to write something every couple of weeks but things have been rather hectic recently with the builders being here since late February and the place being in turmoil most of the time. I hope to do better in the future.

Well, it's nearly Saturday 16th May and our concert at Hunton Village Hall in aid of GamBLE. Tickets are limited but I understand there are still a few available so give the box office a call on 01622 814027 and talk to Clare or Derek if you want to come along. We are booked to go into the rehearsal studio on Friday for our last rehearsal before the gig. We've added a few new songs to the repertoire since the November concerts so there will be some first time live performances to add to some old favourites at Hunton.

Once the concert is over I hope to have time to finish off the video for Film Noir and to get it up on the website for all to see. I've finished all the studio and evening location shooting with Joceline who kindly helped out for this video and who was featured dancing in the Arabesque video. All I need to do now is add in the band and do the final edit. For those that are interested I am adding a still from the video so far.

Still from Film Noir

Anyway for now it's back to practicing for the Hunton gig. Now how does that song go?

Best wishes - John