Is it me, or are the club’s Christmas parties really getting closer together? It hardly seems a year since we were doing this last time!
And what a great evening it was. A full house, touching on the room’s maximum capacity, and with no fewer than twenty-two performers. There were some great covers, some excellent originals and plenty of Christmassy songs during an evening that began with some fine blues from Brian Peters and was brought to a close by the Tom, Dick & Harry band, on stage with a six-strong choir and pretty much the entire room joining in on the Ben E. King classic “Stand By Me”.
A huge thank you to Jayne for all her behind-the-scenes work, decorating the room and sourcing and wrapping the mountain of raffle prizes. Also to the owners of The Feathers for donating wine for the raffle and to the bar staff for looking after us. Thanks to Joe Lyon for helping set out the room. A special thank you to Glyn for making that delicious Christmas cake, to Ayşe Aydın for catering a fine selection of sandwiches and to everybody who brought contributions to the buffet table. And finally, to the twenty-two performers who gave it their all and provided a wonderful evening of music and mirth. We’ll see you back at The Feathers for more fabulous music nights, starting on Thursday, January 3rd.
A Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you all.
Christmas Roll Call:
Bob Neale, Geoff Hollis, Lynda and Tom Degney, Richard and Wendy Eastwood, Geoff Durno, Joe Lyon, Richard Davies, Harry Robertson, John Bass, Enid Toft, Brian Peters, Rhodri Hampson Jones, Chris Birchall, Canada Phil, Mamma G & Bebop Girls, Glyn Hudson, Penni Neale, and John Williams.