We pinched songs by everyone from Presley to Pavarotti and got punch drunk on the eclectic mix of songs that took us up to the witching hour to herald the 1st of August.
That mix even included a medieval ditty, forsooth, courtesy of messrs Andy, Stephen and Joe, entitled King John and The Abbott.
And as well as the usual regulars, it was nice to see a number of our occasional visiting singers turning up all on the same night too.
Mark Thatcher has, in recent weeks, qualified as a “regular” and it was nice to see his fellow “Alibis” band member Alan Wilkins joining him on stage this week to provide a spot of classic Bill Withers magic.
Cath kept her promise from a few weeks ago and brought her guitar along. It was was lovely to hear her beautiful soft dulcet voice again and we all enjoyed her three songs, one of which was self-penned.
With her was Andy who hadn’t intended getting up to sing but after some persuasion, ended up knocking us all for six with a powerful rendition of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
George Live descended from Rhyl to provide some good old rock ‘n roll, and Richard made the same journey to perform a selection of country greats.
Tom and Lynda brought some new material with them from Rhos on Sea, with Tom joking that she’d only told him about the new songs just before they set out. You’d never have guessed; the boy done good!
The Degneys are usually the ones who travel furthest on a Thursday night but John Ryder put an end to that by introducing his friends from Holland in the audience!
A special treat for me was to see my youngest, Jordan, making his debut.
Although Jordan has never sung in front of an audience before, he and his guitarist pal Gareth Evans from Denbigh, have been working on material together for some time now.
They have built up a fine collection of YouTube videos under the name of “Northern Wood”.
They both admitted to being a little nervous at the prospect of performing live for the first time but the nerves soon vanished,
Their rendition of a Damien Rice cover was an absolute belter.
No longer performance virgins, the pair went on to do an hour long spot at a friend’s restaurant in Conwy the following evening. Tonight Ruthin AllStyles, tomorrow The World!