We had a lot of fun playing the Cray community festival yesterday. The sun had got his hat on, there was a good sound system and an appreciative audience. If we did cliches, this is where we would say ‘what’s not to like?’.
Well, perhaps we would have liked to play for a little longer as we only had time for a relatively short set:
Guns of Navarone
My Boy Lollipop
99 Red Balloons
Rudy, A message to you
Leah enjoys an ice cream before our set
We’ve got hold of some very lofi video of our performance. The quality is pretty poor, and the camera gets jolted a few times.
But you can see that we were having a good time, and even through the rubbish sound quality, you can tell it was a tight performance. It’s not going in our official video collection though.
This was one of our two horn gigs – something we do when there are short sets and someone can’t make it. But there will definitialy be three horns at our next gig.
We played our Christmas gig last Saturday night with Frank’s other (and loud) band the Electric Cucumbers.
We had a lot of fun, but not a lot of luck recording or videoing it. Last time we played at the Sebright we were able to grab some pretty good video and sound – but not this time. We had fewer cameras, and the battery ran out straight away on one. the sound of the desk did not work as well as last time – although it was fine in the room.
So while we will put up some recordings, they will be filed under our dodgy live recording strand. A bit better than someone’s mobile, but not much.
Here’s Night Boat to Cairo shot from the single camera still working, and with most of the band invisible!
This is what we played
Guns of Navarone
Latin goes ska
Skambo number five
Work song – a new vocal version
10 out of 10
My boy Lollipop
Night Boat to Cairo
Merry Christmas Everybody – our ska cover of the Slade Christmas song
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