Holmesy plays Flug for Grimethorpe now, he left Dyke in October coz he couldnt handle the pressure of a real instrument ha ha.
He is however still on their website as it has yet to be updated, justs like Grimey's.
Good luck Northallerton. Spoke to Jackie (conductor) as she depped for my local band at the areas sounded likethe usual nonsense, people taking the huff about 'having their implied resignation accepted' When they were replaced they decided their human rights were infringed...SAD!
When you go...
Thanks alot guys. I only got to hear RV off number one but apparently it was pretty close for the rest of the bands.
Commiserations to Fishburn and EYMS who apparently played well but a massive COME ON!!!! To 'BHK (UK) Ltd Band' and 'CLS Riverside' who will grace the Albert Hall for the first...
I couldn't agree more. I had the privilege of depping for his band mid week at a prestigeous concert near Durham and he really knows how to motivate his band.
His stick technique is precise and his flair with the music and audience is evident aided of course by the occasional 'footstamp' for...
Ever Ready (Reg Vardy) have a manuscript copy from when Bob Childs was conducting them I think so you could see if you can...borrow it...contact details on their website.
Failing that send Bob an email, I'm sure his proffessional card will be available quite readily.
Afraid we have another victim here. 4am yesterday morn it started, however, i've managed to keep a cuppa down for the last two hours so i'm horeful!
All the best to all those with this lovely pukey disease. I blame the swimming baths being too close to the kitchens. Can't be the beer, I didnt...
Bands going to Butlins
C - Aveley and Newham
C - BHK (UK) Ltd Horden Band
C - Carlton Main Frickley
C - Fishburn
C - Ransome
C - Redbridge
C - Travelsphere
C - BT Band
1 - Barnsley Building Society
1 - Old Silkstone
1 - Gresley Old...
So on the menu for Pontins contest morning is....
Wake up with standard hangover from excesses of night before..
Cup of tea...it improves memory and will help you remember where you are..
Hmmm you're tired...reach for the Pro Plus
Full Breakfast (if your lucky) apparently aids...
I think its going to be a close one with Hepworth, Ransomes and B.T, Dobx, Skelmanthorpe as my potential top 5. On this piece for a place i'd have to add Lindley and of course BHK to feature somewhere.
As far as Savage and Bellamy are concerned they have made a career out of whinging so I'm not surprised at theur comments, just amazed that their managers dont give them more of a slap and tell them to shut up and play football.
Re Beckham... I said at the time that he'd done it deliberately...
Now then Mr Jones, me old long suffering room mate...hows tricks. You getting nostalgic in your old age?
Great thread, makes you wonder what story's will come out that have been buried for years...
As for for both NYBB's mentioned. Long may then continue and of course not forgetting the...
All the halls suggested have ample facilities. If nearly twice the amount of bands can cope with St Georges Hall in Bradford then we can cope with City Hall Newcastle or Boro town Hall.
If it means we have to shift our gear straight away then so what and both are very close to loads of bars...