Merry Christmas from room 10!

It’s been a tough year for many, but we’ve still been meeting every week without fail…mostly on line, but occasionally in person, for a proper rehearsal…. when the tiers allowed!


Looking forward to 2021….and all those celebratory parties! And we thought 1999 was a biggie…..


Meanwhile, here’s a little something we’ve put together, enjoy!

https://youtu.be/itV1mSMJHSE


Merry Christmas from room 10 xx

At Last!

No…not that one…! But at last I’ve managed to edit Straighten up and Fly right and get it more or less glued together. This is probably my favourite yet! Such a fun song.

Fingers crossed that we can play together in room 10 next week, and start gigging again in the spring, but until then, here’s what we’ve been up to recently. Enjoy!

Rule of six….

A breezy rehearsal!

This morning was my last rehearsal with (part of) room 10, before my local Cardiff lockdown starts tomorrow evening – I’ll miss you guys!

It was breezy, chilly, but so much fun! I’ve joined up a few little snippets – not the best sound, of course, as three band members had to stay away… you really notice their absence, don’t you?!

But as I said….”we’re back in town!”

We’re back!!

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….

Recording again!

I’ve just uploaded my part for our next ‘Zoom’ video…..Richard, our talented bassist is doing the honours this time.

What fun!

Is that really my knitting, sneaking into shot again?!
5 down…another 4 to go…..

Extended rehearsal

We had a longer rehearsal tonight, as it’s the last before Sunday’s gig. We wanted to go over our entire set, and we’re doing lots of new material – it needed work!

Lovely Rich, the bassist, brought along some extra equipment to help me with the vocals, so I’ll be actually able to hear myself – what a novelty!

I really enjoyed myself tonight, so if you come along to the Warmley Jazz Club on Sunday afternoon, if you enjoy yourself a quarter as much as I did this evening, you’ll have a great time!

A quiet period….and news

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!