A short trek to Oxford, and a setup in a separate room from where the guests were…this was a full 7 piece gig, with the mighty Tim joining us on keyboards, plus Chris Haigh and Jason on fiddle, with female vocals form Holly… plus the usual core 3piece – Rob, Chris and Al. The event was the 70th Birthday celebration of Elizabeth – we had be co-ordinating with her lovely daughters Alice and Katherine, as well as her husband Roderick. It was an all age occasion, which is no problem with the band, as we cover all genres, and dropper songs in and out to suit who is on the dance floor.
They were a great crowd to play to – dancing all night, and with real enthusiasm… there was a real warmth (as well as the approaching heatwave weather outside). Highlight was when they managed to conga in and out of both rooms, pulling even more folk on to the dance floor.
It was a pleasure to play – thanks for looking after us, and happy birthday Elizabeth!