Blues & Swing Weekend

Andy Locke at The Red Lion, Isleworh

Andy Locke at The Red Lion, Isleworh

Another eventful weekend has just flown past, despite there being no cricket due to a shortage of available participants. However, the weekend was spent checking out various gigs, two of which were in the company of Andy Locke, superbly performing an impressive selection from his rock and blues repertoire at no less than two venues. Friday night was at the Barley Mow in Shepperton and then on Sunday afternoon at The Red Lion in Isleworth, a venue I hadn’t got round to visiting for some time. Andy provided just the excuse to drop in and it was well worth it for both the ambience of the pub and of course Andy’s music.

Earlier, Sunday lunchtime was reckie time with my Riff Raff chums Ian and John, as we checked out Harrow Museum at Headstone Manor, the venue for our  forthcoming gig on November 29th. Having clarified a few points for the day, like turn up time, where to park, and to bring our own PA ‘cos the on-site council one is broken and the repair budget has all gone until next April, we sat back to be entertained by the Swing Street Band, a good, laid back jazz band. Most enjoyable, despite the fact that’s not really my thing !

Well, the weekend’s nearly over once again. So looking ahead to the week ahead : Monday – Open Mic Night at The Black Horse, Greenford / Tuesday – Back in the studio, rehearsing with the Riff Raff boys / Thursday – A game of 5-a-side footie followed by Jam Night at The Middlesex Arms, South Ruislip.

BFN,    Rob.

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