I’m back, singing with (some of) the band! Only six people outdoors, so far. But we’re getting there! This is the first time I’d sung with them in nearly eight months, so as the the song goes “I found a thrill…”
I edited it after the vocal because there are solos for the instruments who weren’t there!
Then the rain came…then hailstones…! But we persevered! It’ll take more that that to stop a room 10 rehearsal..
…well, 6 at a time
Adam takes a break from the keyboard to take a selfie!
Ready to start playing.
Six members of the band managed to meet in the car park of our rehearsal rooms for an outdoor practice, the first in months!
Hopefully it’ll get better and better now – no going back!
If you were disappointed today, on Valentine’s Day, this’ll cheer you up!
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!
Merry Christmas from room 10 xx
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!
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!”
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….
I’ve just uploaded my part for our next ‘Zoom’ video…..Richard, our talented bassist is doing the honours this time.
Is that really my knitting, sneaking into shot again?!
5 down…another 4 to go…..
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!