Just trawling aroung for thoughts really. Can't claim credit for the question. Owen, our 1st bari (And regular contributor) mentioned it in the pub on monday and I've been asking my banding mates ever since! What was your first ever stand-up solo? Mine was 'The Ploughboy' on Eb bass, recommended by Morgan Griffiths as 'steady away.' Didn't have the bottle to play it stood up on my own, so the BB player who taught me stood up and joined in first couple of times. After that, I took it on myself, and loved playing solos ever since. Not that i'm really good enough to be a soloist. I think I'm just a showoff! :wink: Over to you, the great and the good.