It’s eight whole weeks since I’ve been to a room 10 rehearsal, due to Christmas and other stuff, so I was thrilled to be back with the gang this evening!
We’ve realised we’ve only eight more rehearsals before our gig in Resound, Bristol, and we have lots to go over, both vocal numbers and instrumentals – it’s nearly two years since our last gig, due to the pandemic! So we’re working hard, polishing up our sound again.
Oh, and the microphone on a radiator? Well, we have the windows open for ventilation, and my mic comes out of my car boot a bit chilly….you wouldn’t want me to have cold paws now, would you?!
A few weeks ago Kathy joined us, playing alto sax, and she’s had a very steep yet successful learning curve! She’s doing brilliantly, and fits in so well, it’s like she’s always been one of us!
And more recently, Pete the double bassist has joined too. He’s still in the process of learning all our tunes, but he’s fitting in fantastically well too, it’s so lovely to hear such a great, smooth bass sound again.
We’re so lucky to have found two such great musicians, and such lovely people too!
So we’ll soon be ready to start gigging again (no pressure, you two!)
I wonder when we’ll play in public again? Fingers crossed it won’t be too long – we want to show off our new musicians!
Four years ago, room 10 got together for the first time…a very different group of people to who we are now! But with about half of us stalwarts from the start, I think I can still confidently say we’re still the same room 10 band!
Here are a few pics from the last four years – and now we’re back to our full complement of nine, and rehearsing madly, I’m sure we’ll soon have more performance photos to add to these. 😁
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…”