Latest sales figures for the group’s latest album show that 74 CDs have been sold. The majority of those sales have been made by the members of the group, but 25 are recorded as concert sales.
Singer Dave Hackett is the leading salesman of the group – having sold 12 CDs. He is followed by John Webb with 11 sales.
The sales and donations received since the album went on sale in April 2017 are nearing the overall cost of producing it.
This afternoon we performed for the first time for the residents of the Derryck Evans House retirement/sheltered community group in Liden, Swindon.
The occasion was the ‘Celebrations Party’ which is held every year to acknowledge seven residents who celebrate events at this time of the year. This year was a special year because it marked the birthdays of Pauline (103), Fred (90), Audrey (85), Val (75) and Dave (70) – as well as the 50th wedding anniversary of Ann and Geoff.
A cake had been prepared for the occasion, and we were flattered by the photograph that appeared on top of the cake:-
This is the first time that we can remember watching an audience sinking their teeth into us as we performed for them! Our thanks go to Val Barker for organising the event and providing us with a fabulous buffet spread.
Also, well done to the dancers who managed to entertain us in today’s very hot conditions.
The programme performed today was:-
1) Georgy Girl
2) Eight Days A Week
3) Calendar Girl
4) Will You Still Love Me
5) King Of The Road
6) Here Comes My Baby
7) Love Me Tender
9) Wake Up Little Suzie
10) So Happy Together
11) Hello Mary Lou
12) Let It Be Me
13) Sweet Caroline
16) Do You Love Me
17) Where Could I Go
18) Sixties Medley
We have accepted a request for a performance at Bassett House in Royal Wootton Bassett on Friday 17th November 2017. We will perform between 2:30 and 3:30pm.
We have accepted a request to perform once again for the Honeypot Club which based in Trowbridge. We are booked for Monday 13th November 2017 and will perform between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Tea and cake will follow the performance.
We received a quite late invitation to perform at The Fairways home in Chippenham this coming Friday 16th June 2017. They are holding an ‘Open Day’ event. Unfortunately, this invitation could not be accepted due to the known absence of singer Jack Webb and percussionist Dave Sperritt.
This afternoon we performed in the gardens of Shockerwick House to entertain the residents and public who were attending a summer fete. The fete was organised to help raise funds for the Guide Dogs For The Blind charity. Indeed, dogs featured throughout the afternoon in a variety of competitions.
We experienced a few blustery gusts of wind but at least we were not troubled by any rain. As you can see from the photograph above we came prepared for a cool climate – most of the singers performed in their sweatshirts.
Our programme is listed below and was appreciated by the audience that had gathered on the lawns in front of us to listen. Indeed, one elderly resident ‘zimmered’ by a number of times and shook her hips in time to the music. I can assure you that no damage was done.
On our way out I met a teenage girl who thought our performance was great and said we were ‘awesome’. Now, that is the second time in recent weeks that we have been described by that word!
1) All My Loving
2) Here Comes My Baby
3) Wake Up Little Suzie
4) Mr Tambourine Man
5) Bad Moon Rising
6) Bye Bye Love
7) You’ve Got Your Troubles
8) Well Alright
9) Eight Days A Week
10) Do You Love Me
We also sang through ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’ as an encore.
Here is the second recording performed at the Chippenham Campus of the Wiltshire College.
The following soundtrack was recorded at the Chippenham Campus of the Wiltshire College. It features the gospel song ‘Where Could I Go But To The Lord’ and should be compared with another version of this song that appears in an earlier posting to this site.