The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and we’ve had a really busy time over the last month or so which has been great. Six gigs in November plus four in December – we’re giddy and worn out in equal parts – only kidding, it’s been great fun. Some terrific gigs, and some great moments playing for lovely people at nice places. Every one has booked us for next year which is marvellous, and our diary is now nearly full already. Just a couple of venues to squeeze in and the hectic business of booking will be over. Highlights for next year are our regular Sunday Service gigs at The Bridge: the first Sunday of the month every two months throughout the year, The Duke of Wellington in October which should be bang in the middle of the proposed Shoreham Blues Festival (more on this as things develop, it’s at a very early stage at the moment), a return to Shaun and Linda’s for “Batefest!” and a wedding at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Just a few things to look forward to, although we look forward to each and every gig as they are all special in their own way.
Some highlights from the last few weeks include a great Sunday afternoon at The Hothampton Arms, a welcome return to Fudgie’s Bistro which was very well supported by friends and family (Juliann made everyone welcome in his own inimitable way – top bloke!), our cheeky extra at The Bridge Inn and a fabulous night last night at the Jolly Tanners in Staplefield. Our first time there, we were made very welcome especially by a group of Dutch folks over for the weekend. They couldn’t have been nicer or more appreciative and really got the party started (and kept it going, and going…..). Thanks everyone. Chris has offered us two dates for next year, TBA, and they’ll be in the diary soon.
Next up is our first gig at The Eagle, Arundel, under new management after Eileen’s long stewardship. We’re looking forward to playing there for the new landlady, Lorraine who is keen to continue (and improve!) the long tradition of live music at this great venue. We usually have quite a jolly time at The Eagle with a lot of local support so come along and join us for what is normally a great gig with a lovely atmosphere. One of our (many!) favourites.
Details of this and all our other gigs stretching far into the New Year can be found guess where? Yep, the Gig Guide!