Tetbury recce

Mark, Hazel and I (Pat) popped over to beautiful Tetbury today, to check out the venue of our next gig https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/southwestlive/1940s-sweetheart-ball/e-zzopyy

It’s all looking fab – we’re very happy with the hall, and it’s a good sized stage too. It’s very central – this famous building is just round the corner!

Such a pretty part of the country, we’ll enjoy visiting.

Happy birthday to Janet!

We had a fab gig on Sunday night, I’m still compiling the photos – here’s one from before we started (taken by Simon, the drummer…that’s why he’s missing!)

Everyone was lovely, and all so welcoming – thanks Janet (who’s birthday party it was) – it was terrific to see everyone up dancing the night away!

Another booking!

We’ve been booked to do our set in a 1940s event at the beginning of June, in Tetbury. It sounds like a fantastic night out!

More details as and when we have them (I don’t think this one is a private party, so you might be able to come along!)

First Welsh gig!

We’re doing our first Welsh gig, a private party in Cardiff at the beginning of May…yay! We’re international! A bit more planning required for most of the band, as most live in Bristol or beyond…what’ll work best…car sharing? Even a minibus is being discussed..! But for me (Pat) it’s brilliant…I could walk!

Cymru am byth!

Double, double bass!

Our new bassist Rich brought along both of his electric upright basses to rehearsal the other evening, instead of his bass guitar – he’s a man of many talents! He’s playing a different one each week, so we can decide which suits our music best – we think they look so cool, and sound even better!

And that extra one, in the middle? That’s Mark’s stick…wearing his coat! (What else?!)

Thanks to Hazel for the pic…and the headline!

Here comes the…….

….bride…..and groom, because we’ve been booked to entertain at our first wedding! Yay! How exciting! We’ve got lots of new numbers ready to learn, and maybe a new one for a First Dance, which will be delightful.

It’s not till August though, hopefully we’ll have loads more gigs before then…..

30s, 40s, 50s…..

I’m often asked what sort of music we do, and I say ‘swing’ – but that’s not the whole story. We’re rather precise with our period – and although Mack the Knife is indeed older (originally 1928) we stick to our guns with this!

That’s not to say that we would refuse to perform a couples’ favourite tune for their First Dance at their wedding for example, that’s different, and special!

But we’re not looking to be a ‘covers’ band, doing watered down versions of Lennon and McCartney – that’s just not us!