Quite a departure from the usual party & function band music on Saturday afternoon as played solo for a halloween party at a local residential care home. Had to call on the rather older material from the repertoire – haven’t played some of them for a very long time. Always more than happy providing entertainment for the elderly – they’re always a very appreciative audience!
Rather behind in news from Summer events but one of the most enjoyable to be involved with was playing outdoors at the Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake on 30th June. This was with a 5 piece jazz & swing band line-up (including trumpet and sax) playing for family and friends of British Gas employees who were swimming a mile in the lake as part of “British Gas Swims Britain” a nationwide event raising more than £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Was nice sunny summer day but wind blowing across the lake was quite something.