We had another great fun gig at the Brunswick this month, with a smaller audience than last time,, but what they lacked in numbers they really made up for in great enthusiastic (and loud) support for the band. The gig almost turned into a disaster, when our regular crooner, Gary Wright called me in the morning with what he assured me, was at the very least a fractured spine, meaning he couldn’t move at all, let along sing for our performance! Well it turned after a bit of physiotherapy he was all ok, but in the meantime we were stuck. It all turned out alright, however, as after a quick phone call, Jaqui Sampson came to the rescue and nipped down on the train to make it to the performance on time! And what a great performance she gave!
Really beautiful highlights of the evenings performance included a heartfelt solo of Chelsea Bridge by Jon Brown and a debut performance from our most recent addition to the band: Russell Holdsworth on tenor saxophone. After a couple of really impressive rehearsals Russell has taken up long empty second tenor chair, so look forward to some amazing new tenor solos at our forthcoming performances.