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Sound Desk and Blog by Lance.
It was a lovely evening with a roaring fire providing ample heat…..we were as warm as toast. It was Jason’s turn to host and I did the sound. At 21:00 food arrived and we took a 25 minute break whilst we all demolished the chips, samosas etc.
Jason and Lisa were up first with a rendition of ‘In The Deep Midwinter’
Lance was up next and performed ‘The Chicken Song’ and ‘The Nativity Song’
A new lady, Lisa, was up next and performed 2 of her own compositions, ‘Bordeaux Days’ and ‘Goodbye Train’
Chris Martin then sang 2 of his own songs ‘Home’ and then‘Little Red Sleigh’ (variation of a classic Chris Martin song).
Kate Black and Mr White then performed Tanita Tikaram’s ‘Twist In My Sobriety’ and a punk style version of ‘Silent Night’
Kat and Monica performed ‘Santa Baby’ and an acapella version of ‘silent Night’
Frank Xerox performed his version of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman’ changed many of the words, his version was called ‘God Rest Ye Nominal Christian’. His next song was Robert Earle Keane’s ‘Merry Christmas From The Family’.
Heather performed her version of ‘Santa Baby’ a song, she said, was one of her mother’s favourites and ‘Mary Did You Know?’ A song she had recently learned at choir.
Mike Osbourne was the first musician to step up after our 25 minute break. He performed Stand By Me’ and ‘Rock Me Baby’
Jason and Lisa were up again and performed ‘Only You’ written by Vince Clark and ‘Blue Christmas’ written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson’
Jason and Helga in a tribute to the late Chris Mansell performed Leadbelly’s ‘Take This Hammer’’ and ‘Too Sad To Sing The Blues’
Brenda read a moving poem written by her neighbour (in his 80’s at the time he wrote it) and then she sang ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’. We all joined in.
Emma was up next and read a newly written poem about Christmas and then ‘Just One Cornetto’ ‘O sole mio’
Nelson King followed and sang two of his own songs, the title track from his album ‘Bright Lights’ and then ‘Blue Blue Christmas’
Last up were the Botticellis with ‘Rockin’ Robin’
The hour was getting late and were were forced to pack up with 3 performers who didn’t have the chance to sing after having waited all evening Apologies to Ella, Simon and Keith.
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