If you’ve noticed the blogs have been absent for a month then I’m grateful to you for keeping tabs on us and being interested enough to check the website. I’ve been posting gig dates for a few months ahead. You’ll see that we’re shortly be playing in some venues that are new to us and we’re looking forwards to performing in all of them.
Tonight we were back in familiar territory at the London Tavern in Poulner. It’s a great pub, with real atmosphere and it’s a tiny place to play but just such a rewarding experience too. We were delighted to friends turn up in force to support us including from the Stable Family Home Trust as well as Alan, Brian and co from the rock and roll club(s) and our other good friends who had to put on commando hats, rub cocoa powder in their faces and sneak under the barbed wire to escape a family party to be with us – we all know who you are but don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!
It was great to see Eric and Tracey turn up all the way from Hedge End to see us for the first time. They’ve been looking forwards to coming along for quite a while and I know that this was their first proper night out together for just over a year. We couldn’t be happier to see you both and I hope that you can come along other gigs in the near future too.
Back to the music and we did our customary two sets for the London Tavern after shoe-horning ourselves into the corner of the room – in fairness it’s one of the smallest stage area that we play on although not the smallest – but you won’t find any of us complaining because the pub crowd, the staff and mein host, Roly, are all great. We were grateful when the overhead fan was switched on just before we started. Into our soundcheck song, Whole Lotta Shakin’, and a couple were dancing almost as soon as Paul started tinkling the ivories for the intro. We’ve had a various ladies in various dresses catch our attention in the past at the London Tavern. Tonight was the turn of the lady in the orange dress, or so my missus said. Me and the lads barely noticed.
As is our custom, we finished the first set off with Wipe Out and after a short break we got right back into it again. Was it my imagination or did a whole load more people turn up for the final hour? Suffice to say it was heaving with toe-tapping, sing-a-long, dance-a-long happy people. We love it when that happens and we respond accordingly with music.
It was a great night all round and we can’t wait to come back again later this year. Whilst I’ve been having a bit of a rest from blog writing I received some new about Anthony Worrall-Thompson from one of my friends and I thought I’d share it with you.
I went to see Ready Steady Cook the other day. It was fantastic. Antony Worrall Thompson absolutely stole the show.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was stuffed up Worrall-Thompson’s jacket.
Antony Worrall Thompson has been caught shoplifting milk, yeast and flour from his local Tesco. He’s clearly run out of dough.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Unless you’re using the Worrall-Thompson recipe book.
Antony Worrall Thompson stole some cheese and wine. And that was only for starters.
I don’t care what he’s done, I’m still hanging on to my Antony Worrall Thompson blender. Better the Breville you know…….
Asked how he feels about stealing cheese, Antony Worrall Thompson admits it wasn’t very mature.
(You may remember also, Jonathon Ross was caught stealing a kitchen utensil from the same branch of Tesco. When he was apprehended he was alleged to have said:- ‘I thought it was a whisk worth taking’…………)
Sorry about that but as it involved Tesco’s I thought I’d include it before Tesco’s start including their takeover of the British criminal justice system as one of their Clubcard services.
Our next gig is in the same week as two band members have their birthdays, so if you come along to see us at The Red Shoot in Toms Lane, Linwood on Sunday 11th March at around 9.30, you’ll notice that two of us have got a whole year older.
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