Welcome, from me to all our new members, nice to have you along, and hope you are enjoying the experience.
Thanks to this week’s Ashes backing band – Brian on bass; Eddie on harmonica and Brendan on drums. Thanks to those who came up and lead on some of the songs – Dave D; Mark; Eddie; Les H; Brian B; Trevor; David; Donna; Steve McG; (those in the polka dot bikinis – Margo; Anne; Eunice; Diane; and Donna), Lee; Joe and Ernie.
Excellent extended STARTIME this week.
- Mark gave us Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, written by Eric Idle for the film The Life of Brian.
- Les B gave us Hank Locklin’s Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (1958). The song has been sung by many others including Johnny Tillotson and Dean Martin
- Trevor sang us a beautiful number Mr Bojangles, written by country artist Jerry Jeff Walker who met a street performer whilst in a New Orleans jail. It is most famously associated with Sammy Davis Jr.
- Steve McG gave us a good uking version of Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes(1955) recorded at the famous Memphis Sun Studios.
- Lee gave us Jim Croce’s Roller Derby Queen from his 1973 album Life and Times. Jim that is, not Lee.
Next week it’s Tuesday Night At the Movies with our Ladies, so please come dressed as your favourite film star if possible, my own particular favourite is Rin-Tin-Tin, but perhaps it is easier for me to do King Kong!!
For the following week, Eric has asked for members to advise him of their favourite numbers for us to perform, and also to let him know if you are willing to lead on that number, no pressure.
Please email him with you choice(s) - firstname.lastname@example.org