Keen eyed viewers will note that we were planning a couple of post Covid lockdown gigs on June and July Sadly these events have been cancelled or rescheduled so as it stands we won’t be up and running again until September at the earliest when we are hoping that things will be approaching normality. (The calendar will be updated to reflect this if and when I can get it to work)!
No its not a pub (for a change) but a community cinema. We got a slot in a very interesting programme featuring music made during lockdown.
Listen carefully at 55 minutes to hear our very own tromboner Nick Brodins dulcet tones.
Well done Nick!
The worldwide Corona virus pandemic has forced us into exile along with many other bands.
We have however used our time wisely to create our very own lockdown Video.
Thanks must go to our MD Dave Hignett for coordinating the project with our great friend and “resting” keyboard player Kevin Wright who did the spadework creating the video from a multitude of parts and lockdown videos.
Thanks also to Caroline Guirr and Tom Cantwell who laid down the backing track to keep us in harness.
We are looking forward at some point in the future to resuming activities but this seems unlikely to happen until at least after the summer break. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Its been a long old summer of rest and recreation, for some more than others.
In July we said goodbye to Alexis at her last ‘Phoenix Nite’ Gig. Alexis is off to further her studies in music education at York University and we wish her well.
Our glorious Tenor section, Heidi Alexis and Andrea
A lovely hug from ‘Crusher’ Hignett. It left a lasting memory for Alexis, and possibly some bruising.
The aftermath of a Saathi End of Term/Bye Bye Alexis curry. What a fine night on a very long table.
And so we look toward restarting rehearsals.
Over the Summer there have been major renovations of the driveway leading to the grounds of Hignett Towers. Luckily our illustrious MD has been very careful to avoid injury to his fine and delicate conducting / playing fingers by engaging our lovely vocalist Miss Barbara Hignett, no relation, and Ace Bassist Connor H to lay the flags. All nice and flat too.
We have a couple of gigs lined up soon so hope to see you there.
This is the usually biggest event of our year and once again the crowds flocked to Tynedale Rugby Club. He we are perched perilously on the stage with MD Dave Hignett clinging on to avoid teetering off the edge.A view from Mike our Bass player. The tent filling up nicely.Here we see our fabulous vocalist Miss Barbara Hignett launch into ‘Minnie the Moocher’,accompanied by MD Dave Hignett (no relation) on trumpet and sink plunger.