Jazzy ska from London

Reopening a pub


Aug 25, 2014 gig, setlist Comments are off

We were very happy to help re-open a pub – the George and Dragon – in the very pretty village of Hurstbourne Tarrant, near Andover on Saturday.

Hurstbourne Tarrant
This was perhaps our most unusual support act – the local MP declaring the pub reopened and pulling the first pint of the evening.


The village also boasts a brewery, and one task for the evening was to chose which of two ales would become the official village ale.

Frank and Chris enthusiastically joined the judging.

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Leah doesn’t drink but you wouldn’t think so sometimes.

The gig was in a marquee in the pub car park.

Gravel made a slightly odd dance floor, but that did not inhibit guests from dancing.

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And this was the view from just across the road as the sun set, with some perhaps over enthusiastic photoshop.


And this is what we played:

  • Guns Of Navarone
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Latin Goes Ska
  • Mood For Love
  • Tide Is High
  • You’re Wondering Now
  • Harder They Come
  • Alley Cat Ska
  • Man In The Street
  • Mambo Number 5
  • Dr Who
  • Enola Gay
  • Price Tag
  • Red Red Wine
  • Tequila
  • Misirlou
  • Work Song
  • Johnny Too Bad
  • James Bond
  • Pata Pata
  • 10 Out Of 10
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • Tainted Love
  • Rudy A Message To You
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Monkey Man
  • Baggy Trousers
  • Israelites
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Gangsters