The group will be going back to their recording studio on Friday 18th May 2018 to record their next album.
As yet the album has not been named, but 13 tracks have been identified for inclusion on the album and more will be added during the next couple of months.
The group has been invited to entertain at this year’s party in the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett.
This annual event is organised by the local Rotary Club and will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018. It is expected that the group will perform between 3:30 and 4:30pm.
We have previously entertained at this party in 2015 and 2016.
This afternoon we performed for the Calne Handicapped Club at the clubhouse of the Calne Football Ground. We have entertained this group at this venue for the last two years, and hence we recognised many of the faces in the audience.
The bulk of today’s programme was selected from songs we have not previously performed for this group. The programme is shown below. The finishing song – Hi Ho Silver Lining – had most of the audience waving their arms in the air, and we were then asked to perform Hey Jude as an encore. We needed our cup of tea after that experience!
Missing from today’s line-up were Ron Dolman, John Johnston and Roger Whitehouse. This meant that we were a much smaller group than would normally perform for this group, and there were enquiries from some of the audience at the end of the session as to health of those missing. We were able to reassure them that the missing singers were either attending funerals or else undergoing health treatment, and we hope they will be available the next time we visit the club.
Today’s programme was:-
- Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Rhinestone Cowboy
- Saturday Night At The Movies
- In My Life
- When Will I Be Loved
- The End Of The World
- Three Steps To Heaven
- The Wonder Of You
- Love Is All Around
- Here Comes My Baby
- The Rose
- If Not You
- I’ll Keep You Satisfied
- Hi Ho Silver Lining
There are a few singers who wish to avoid us meeting for rehearsals this coming Wednesday 14th February 2018 – as it is Valentine’s Day. Therefore, we will move the rehearsal date to Thursday 15th February 2018. The venue is the usual location.
Last night we learnt that the farm track we use to access our rehearsal studio has been condemned by the developers who are building new housing estates on the land crossed by the track.
There have been proposed plans to start the development work over the last 2-3 years, but it seems that the time has now come for it to begin. We saw evidence of this action last night as we drove down the track and saw trees had been felled to make way for a new roadway (our local singer called it a ‘motorway’).
Anyway, as a tribute to the track that has given us so much pleasure over the years (and pain via its bumps!) – and after which we named our singing group – perhaps we should dedicate our next album to it by naming the CD ‘The End Of The Track’ (?)
Received a call this afternoon to inform me that a resident of Chippenham wished to buy a copy of our latest CD ‘Golden Tracks’. She has been playing one of our previous releases all the time in her car, and is now very pleased that she can listen to the new recording.