Another Batch of ‘Golden Tracks’ Ordered

An order has been placed for a further 100 copies of the group’s latest CD recording ‘Golden Tracks’ – bringing the total number of pressings to 250.

Sales of this recording by group members account for 57 CDs, and a further 37 copies being sold at live performances.

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Hungerford House, Corsham

This afternoon we performed for the first time to residents of Hungerford House in Corsham. We performed in the ‘Lilly Room’ for around 25 residents and carers.

There was a great reaction from the audience to our music, and the organiser Susanne assisted some of the residents to dance along to the rhythms.

When the Jim Reeves song ‘I Love You Because’ was introduced, a member of the audience exclaimed that she had met Jim in Compton Bassett and she remarked that he was a very nice man.

We performed for an hour; the programme is shown below. Missing from today’s performance was Dave Sperritt due to a family illness.

  1. The Night Has 1000 Eyes
  2. Mr Tambourine Man
  3. Bad Moon Rising
  4. I Can See Clearly Now
  5. A Picture Of You
  6. With A Little Help
  7. King Of The Road
  8. Where Could I Go
  9. You Got It
  10. You Are The New Day
  11. House Of The Rising Sun
  12. You’ve Got Your Troubles
  13. Daydream Believer
  14. I Love You Because
  15. Here Comes My Baby
  16. Eight Days A Week
  17. Do You Love Me
  18. Hey Jude
  19. American Trilogy

 

CD IV Now In Profit

The latest performances by the group have pushed the total sales figure for our fourth CD recording ‘Golden Tracks’ to 94 – out of an initial pressing of 150 CDs. The money collected from these sales, together with a number of donations by our audiences, is now showing a small profit.

This suggests a further batch of 100 pressings needs to be made prior to the Christmas period.

Stourhead Performance

As we were leaving the Stourhead site on Sunday after performing at the ‘Scones and Songs’ event we were asked for a copy of our latest CD by a visitor who had heard us singing. During that sale a passing lady kindly expressed the view that we were ‘talented singers’.

It was very nice to receive such positive feedback from those who listened to our performances that afternoon.

Calne Day Centre

Today we returned to the Methodist Church in Calne for our second visit to the Day Centre. There was a good attendance at the Day Centre with a number of familiar faces amongst the audience.

One of the attendees (Bill) stated it would be his birthday in a few days time, and so we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to him whilst waiting to start our entertainment programme. We sang through a number of Sixties songs (programme listing is shown below) lasting for around 45 minutes before receiving refreshments of tea and biscuits.

Once again we were without Dave Sperritt due a family illness.

Our programme today was:-

  1. The Night Has 1000 Eyes
  2. Mr Tambourine Man
  3. Bad Moon Rising
  4. I Can See Clearly Now
  5. A Picture Of You
  6. With A Little Help
  7. King Of The Road
  8. You Got It
  9. You Are The New Day
  10. You’ve Got Your Troubles
  11. Daydream Believer
  12. I Love You Because
  13. Eight Days A Week
  14. Do You Love Me
  15. Hi Ho Silver Lining
  16. American Trilogy

Thank You For Swindon Performance

The following was received from the organiser of our concert at the Lawn Community Centre, Swindon on 23rd September 2017.

“Many thanks once again to you and EOTT group members for a very enjoyable evening of entertainment. The buzz afterwards from the people who attended was fantastic to witness so ‘thank you’ to you all. For example, Colin has always enjoyed your performances but in his opinion last night was the best yet!”

Autumn Season Kicks Off

Our concert programme for Autumn 2017 kicked off with two performances over the last two days: the first performance on Saturday evening was held at the Lawn Community Centre, Swindon; and the second one during Sunday at the Stourhead Estate owned by the National Trust.

Lawn Community Centre, Swindon – Saturday 23rd September 2017

This was our fifth visit to this venue. The previous years performances had been organised to raise funds for the Threshold charity – which cares for the homeless of Swindon. This year’s performance was held with the simple intention of entertaining the people who regularly attend the community centre.

An enthusiastic audience – which included a number of our wives – welcomed us our first half 45 minute performance before we took a break in their ‘Green Room’ for tea, coffee and biscuits. We then followed up with another 45 minute session that finished with a number of songs that the audience could join in with.

Missing from this performance was John Johnston due to holiday arrangements.

Scones and Song, Stourhead – Sunday 24th September 2017

The next day we travelled to Stourhead for an event organised by the National Trust to celebrate the two best elements of our english heritage: scones and singing! The concept was to have local choirs entertain the visitors whilst they tucked into their cream teas.

We sang in the courtyard of The Spread Eagle Inn between 11:30am and noon, and then in the courtyard of the Visitors Reception Centre between 12:30pm and 1:00pm. After a break for lunch we sang once again outside The Spread Eagle Inn.

That third session followed a performance by the Chippenham-based female choir named ‘The Harmonics’. A few of their members were known to us although we had never heard them perform before this day. We thoroughly enjoyed their singing, and hope that we can join them in a future joint concert.

Missing from today’s performance were Phil Dyke and Dave Sperritt.

Return To Chipping Sodbury

The Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury have asked the group to play at next year’s concert for the town’s elderly folk. The concert is scheduled for Wednesday 9th May 2018 at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

The request follows the success of this year’s event at the same venue.