I went to see the Fairey band at the Hawth, Crawley today, and enjoyed some top class playing, The soloists were in fine form and the audience were very appreciative of the bands musicianship and talent, I wonder though, when the band is called to stand by the MD and turn to face the audience, nobody in the band smiles, very serious and sombre stuff. I try to play myself, Flugel, and if only from relief at getting throught the piece relatively unscathed always feel ready to smile at the people who have payed good money to see us. Am I alone in wanting to see fellow musicians look as though they have enjoyed entertaining the audience? Are our top class Band people so under stress, pressure or fear that they may err or make mistake, that they cant present themselves as at least looking that they have enjoyed giving a performance. I have to add that the vast majority of the bands who come to the Hawth seem to have the same outlook, For £10=75p a ticket the concert was great, I'd willingly pay more for some smiles.