Graham P has been in hospital with a nasty case of cellulitis, but after a large dose of drip fed antibiotics is now convalescing at home and we all send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Thanks very much to Lee and Dave Davies for an excellent evening of tunes, and for their own individual contributions to leading on some of the songs.
Thanks to this week’s Ashes Eddie on harmonica, Brendan on drums and Ken on bass.
Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Les B, Ernie, Trevor, Mark, Eddie, Graham K, Anne, Joe, David S, and Brendan. The ladies – Jo, Eunice, Gillian, Diane, Elaine and Jackie who were sitting in the back seat with Joe in the driving seat, they were then Bobby’s Girls and finally had some suds in the bucket.
A mainly country flavour to STARTIME this week, so thanks for their contributions to:
- Don who sang Jim Reeves’ You’re The Only Good Thing (That’s Happened To Me) (1962)
- Eddie gave us Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
- Mark sang Ray Charles’ I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (1962)
- Trevor sang John Lennon’s Woman from the 1980 album Double Fantasy. No1 in the charts when released as a single in 1981.
- Joe gave us Buck Owens’ Excuse Me, (I Think I’ve Got A Heartache) (1960)
Just noticed that 4 of the above artists have plural surnames, I hope I put the apostrophe in the right place.
[If you hadn't I would... DB]
Thanks to Mrs Ainscough for the cakes from her MacMillan coffee morning, the good news is that they made £35 on the night. So thanks to all for their donations.
Ken also gave his thanks for our donation to his efforts in aid of Diabetes UK.
Brian tells me that he has received a cheque for £100 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice from the gig on Monday evening. He will present the cheque next Monday lunchtime, after the U3A session.
Next week it’s the turn of Joe assisted by Elaine. Set list later. Please note no session on 26th December.
Could someone please advise if the session on 31 October is to have a Hallow’en theme?
Trevor and Steve G are next on 7 November and Trevor has come up with the idea of performing some duets, to give some confidence to those who do not usually stand up and lead - in his own words
HI All from Trevor
I was thinking of doing a DUET REQUEST NIGHT on our next leader’s night.
I thought it might get some members up front who are a bit unsure about getting up especially on their own and also mix things up a bit and generally be a good night.
The way it would work is for members to choose a song (preferably one they know). Then choose someone they would like to do it with, either a friend or one of the regulars, up front. I'm sure they would be glad to help out I know I don't mind ( surprisingly) . It's been a great boost for me, a few years ago I would have struggled to stand in front of a crowd and say anything.
Then, when you've decided, have a little practice with your partner if you get chance.
Let me (Trevor) know the song and the KEY and Steve G and I will put a list together and maybe draw the names from a hat on the night.
Just to clarify this is just leading on the songs not solo performances!!!
I hope to hear from you all soon GOOD LUCK