We played our last gig before Christmas last Saturday at the Red Lion in Arundel, and it was the usual busy busy night we’ve come to expect here. Party central all night with dancing, clapping, cheering and even singing along in places as we took the opportunity to run through some of the songs we’ve been working on for New Year’s Eve. They proved very popular – just as well really as that’s our next and last gig of the year so there’s no time to change them now!
We had a couple of special guests in the audience on Saturday too: Rob’s nan, Grace who celebrated her 97th yes, 97th birthday by coming to see us along with Rob’s uncle John who’s a great guitar player and had a string of hits in the 60’s with The Nashville Teens so we played Tobacco Road just for them. Happy Birthday Grace, and thanks for coming John: we hope to see you both next year!
A great night overall, and we’re back there next year so don’t miss it, it really is a lovely lively night and a great party atmosphere.
After the gig Rob and I were chatting with two very nice ladies, Maggie and Debbie, who invited us to come and see their ukulele orchestra practice last Monday at The New Inn in Littlehampton – an invitation we couldn’t refuse! Rob and I popped in and were made very welcome, they insisted on lending us a ukulele each and getting us to join in. Strictly one finger chords for me, but Rob seemed to grasp it quite quickly – all that sneaky guitar practice at home, eh Rob? They even managed to accommodate my left (or is it cack?) handedness! We had a great time, a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed it: a room full of people making music and enjoying themselves. A big thanks to Martin who runs the group for making us so welcome, and thanks again to Maggie and Debbie for the invitation. Look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!
Next gig is New Year’s Eve at The Neptune in Hove – our third NYE in a row here, it’s been absolutely fantastic every time and this time will be even better. Danny’s at the front of the band this time out and we’ve loads of new songs to get you movin’ and a groovin’ into 2018. Come along and join in the fun – entry is free and you won’t find a better place to see in the New Year! Details, as ever, in the Gig Guide.