Street Party - Claygate - Sunday September 13th

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Whilst on holiday in Corsica I received an email from a lady in Claygate to confirm her interest in us playing for their Street Party. Apparently last year 8 people turned up, but this year it was very popular and despite the brief appearance of the sun there was a very warm and friendly atmosphere. We started playing a little way down the street and then were invited to move up nearer to the tables. Some of the children at the party had a go and they learned to play London's Burning very quickly.

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1. All set up, talking to the organiser.

2. The sun did shine for a while.

3. Moved down closer to the party goers.

4. Playing "House of the Rising Sun"

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Scout Hut Opening by Peter Duncan- Bookham - Saturday September 19th

Peter Duncan unveils the plaque

What a beautiful day ! The weather was glorious sunshine and there were hundreds of people there to see Peter Duncan open the new Scout Hut in Bookham. We were invited to play for the occasion and many people came to say how much they enjoyed the music.

Posing with Peter Duncan

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Arts Alive - Leatherhead - Saturday September 26th

As part of the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival we played in Leatherhead High Street on a lovely sunny afternoon. We were part of a day of entertainment which included a great variety of acts from Stilt Walkers to Irish Dancers.

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Arts Alive Closing Ceremony - The Theatre, Leatherhead - Monday November 2nd

We were also invited to play at the Arts Alive Closing Ceremony at The Theatre in Leatherhead. There were great acoustics in the foyer and despite being tucked away in the corner we were very well received by the guests. We also managed to get our photo taken with John Gordon Sinclair thus adding to our photos of the band with famous people.

 

Posing with John Gordon Sinclair for the press

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Wedding Reception - Aviator Hotel, Farnborough - Saturday November 14th

What an amazing hotel and very unusual venue. We played for the Wedding Reception of a couple whose friend had heard us play in Camberley. We were high up on the 4th floor, much to Amanda's dismay, with an amazing view over the balcony down to the bottom. We played two sets of a wide variety of our songs from "Yellow Bird" to "Amazing Grace" and "Mi Compadre Juan" to Vilvadi's "Autumn". The bride and groom were very grateful to us and said how many lovely comments they had had from their guests. After we had played the ladies enjoyed the buffet.

 

The lighting was very strange so it was difficult to get good photos

View over the balcony.

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Leatherhead Christmas Festival - Swan Centre - Saturday December 5th

Four years ago we were invited to play in the Swan Centre and this year we returned as "Pandemonium". We played as part of a day of different events organised for the town for their Christmas Festival. We performed our Christmas favourites as well as our usual repertoire with a debut performance of "Palladio". This was also a debut performance for new member Michael who worked really hard to learn the Carols in just a few weeks. On the day, many people came up to us and said how much they had enjoyed our music and afterwards several people, who I didn't even know were there, said how good it had been. One man said," there was a lot of entertainment that day, but yours was by far the best - I mean it."

 

 

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Community Entertains - Bookham, Old Barn Hall -  December 11th and 12th

This was my second year producing the show and I asked "Pandemonium" to play as people arrived, which meant that as I was back stage Joanna had to count the group in. They were all extremely sensible and I was very proud of them. One lady thought it would have been lovely to have made more of them but I had to point out the difficulty of getting them on and off the stage. They also played in the interval with me.

      

 

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Scouts Carols - Bookham, St. Nicholas Church - Sunday December 13th

This was our third year of providing accompaniment for the Scouts' Carols. "Pandemonium" played before and after the service as well as accompanying "Calypso Carol" and "Little Drummer Boy". We were in the "Lady Chapel" for the first time, which was a lovely place to play.

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