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Jan
26

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

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We sadly have to report that Yeti has had to leave due to ill health.  He had been with us for less than a year, but shingles and repeated attacks of migraine mean he is no longer able to continue.  This is an unexpected blow and one we are unused to, as the previous lineup lasted for over 15 years!  We are now auditioning for a replacement and should be up and running again shortly.

In the meantime, enquiries for gigs are welcome as we will be playing again within a few months.

Jan
10

2016

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2016 was a strange year!  It started well with the New Year’s Eve at the Plough Inn,

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Paul’s Jack

Hundon spilling over, but this was Paul’s last gig with us as he was due to leave having been with us since 1997.  His first baby was due in February and, as this was something of a miracle baby, we no one could begrudge him wanting to maximise his time with him.  We were all delighted when Jack arrived – he is an absolute delight.

I got in touch with Yeti, who jumped at the chance of playing with us.  With rehearsals and gigs going well, we were looking forward to our big return to the Royal Burnham Yacht Club.  JR had been their NYE band for 2012, 2013 and 2014, but we missed 2015.  However, we got the call and were looking forward to it.

Things did not run smooth!  Yeti couldn’t make it and so we had to call on Paul at the very last minute.  Luckily, he was free and so, as Bob said, we managed to pull triumph from the jaws of disaster.

Here’s to 2017!

Dec
14

Return to The Royal Burnham Yacht Club

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For 3 of the previous 4 New Years’ Eve celebrations, we have been at the Royal Burnham Yacht Club.  Although we had a the usual great time at The Plough Inn, Hundon last year, we are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends at The Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex this year.  They are lively, fun crowd and we are all certain of a riotous time.

Mar
5

Tony Hits The Top

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Not of the hit parade, but of the highest mountain in Africa.

Kilimanjaro February 2016

Kilimanjaro February 2016

After 6 days of trekking to the base camp at 15,000 feet, the ascent of the last 4,000 feet to the summit of Kilimanjaro took over 6 hours.  Tony arrived there with his 4 fellow trekkers at dawn on 28th February 2016.

Having trekked in a number of places in the last few years, including the Inca Trail and the Great Wall of China, this was Tony’s most gruelling and demanding trek. The altitude was greater, the terrain more demanding and the nights camping out were much colder than anything previously experienced.  However, being one of the 85% who attempt it to make the summit of Kilimanjaro made the effort worthwhile.

Kilimanjaro February 2016

Kilimanjaro February 2016