We both enjoyed these gigs - the food was great as always and very plentiful. We tried a few "new" numbers. Nice to see some familiar faces turn up to support us as well - thanks Phil and Sheila, Ted and Mary! Alex is keeping very fit running between the piers after finding somewhere to park!! That's Brighton for you. Still fixing the date in October - but hopefully will be either 8th or 22nd.
The Little Bay Cafe is a very friendly place and the food is good and plentiful, the staff are helpful too. The decor is a bit wild and unusual - but I guess that's just normal Brighton seafront. In any case, it all seemed to go very well and the diners were supportive. Thanks to them and to Toby for helping sort it all out for us. Alex and I will be back on 13th August.
Well - at last it wasn't raining or freezing. However, it was windy and cold enough to need some extra clothing. Our young bass player managed to miss the gig - he fell asleep and ended up at the wrong station - still, there's always something last minute to deal with and Jonathan does a great job!! Had a bigger crowd and they weren't all swathed in blankets this time. Thanks to all those who turned up.
Oh - what is it with Eastbourne ??? First we had the fog and drizzle and squalls and last Thursday it managed to stay dry - but it was so cold!! I had to resort to the fingerless gloves at the end. The poor audience were sitting there wrapped up with blankets and winter clothes. Luckily we had some brilliant dancers to try and encourage people not to think about the cold, but some people did apologise during the break and leave, because they couldn't take any more (of the cold, I hope, not the band!).
Yet another line-up for the gig at Barneys in Portland Road. People tend to turn up later rather than earlier and I guess we're competing with Wimbledon, The Stones at Glastonbury, The Hare and Hounds night..... etc. However, it went fine and Mike is doing a grand job making sure there's some jazz nearly every Saturday.