Port Erin Concert / Next RehearsalPosted: July 2, 2015
Well done for tonight’s concert in Port Erin. The folks seemed to like us, and have already asked us if we could come back in March !
Highlights were Moondance, the two tunes played to the boom-box backing (Standing room only / Night Train), Cool Saints, and of course David’s ‘Ballade’.
The last of these shows just what’s possible with some real time, effort and focus put into a piece. David owned it from start to end, and dialled in lots of musical expression and variety. I really enjoyed listening to it, and judging from the applause so did the audience !
On the downside, Pink Panther ran way too fast (and no-one looked up, so I was powerless to slow the band down), and Don’t Cry Alone needs more work.
Can I please ask Susie, Jas and Ray to spend some time on ‘Don’t Cry’, just to build your confidence – in particular counting in intros and holding the tune at a good dynamic level.
Oh, and we received a donation of £60 from the church, so better than a poke with a blunt stick 🙂
Lastly, we’ll meet again at Whitestrand at the usual time (7pm start) on Monday the 20th July. This is a shake-down ready for our concert a couple of days later, so please make sure you keep the tunes fresh by practicing them off-line. We’ll run the same repertoire, with only ‘Don’t Cry’ needing a sanity check on the 20th.
Our last rehearsal for the summer will be on Monday 27th July.