Most of the band, just missing Adam (keyboards) and me, Pat (vocals) met up for the first time in nearly six months, for a rehearsal in the car park at Ridgewood, where we normally meet up – room 10 isn’t big enough for social distancing.
I think they sound great, bearing in mind we’ve not played together in such a long time. Simon (drums) said it was like we’d never been apart.
Of course, there are drawbacks to playing outdoors…! (Look our for Dan (trombone) and his fancy footwork!)
I’ll be there too next week, weather permitting! I can’t wait….
As band members have been away on holiday off and on over the last few weeks, and I’ve a long running cough and wheezing, so can’t sing, we’ve actually had to turn down a few offers of gigs recently….boo!
But we’ll definitely be up at running again at full strength soon, and already planning more performances!
Well, not entirely at full strength – Phil, our guitarist has had to leave us, due to family reasons, so we’re now only a nine piece band. We’re going to give that a go for a while, see how it works out for us, musically.
Mark is doing well in his Blind World Championship Sailing (thanks for the kind donations!) and will be back either next week or the following one – hurray!