Another Year Gone – – – – !

It hardly seems possible that a year has gone by since I wrote about 2013 ! But alarmingly it has . So this is my review of our exploits during 2014 .    Unusually , apart from our regular Tuesday nights at the Grosvenor , our first gig of the year was in Scarborough on the 6th of April where we were honoured to be asked to play at the 70th birthday celebration of Sir Alan Aykbourn .  Along with some other acts , we played to a full house in the Stephen Joseph Theatre . An undoubted highlight was our version of ” The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia ” ( a particular favourite of Sir Alan’s ! ) We made a return visit to Keighley Blues Club and once again , as last year , we played the Malton Blues Festival,  this time , in torrential rain which rattled on the corrugated iron roof and dripped down onto us while we played . What fun !  A return visit to Hackness and a very well received first appearance at the Sevenarts Centre in Leeds were both enjoyable gigs . As was another  in Otley at Korks , where I must say the food is rather special . I reported on our two local gigs in my October blog and we had a terrific night at Redcar Blues Club to complete our travels for the year . Not a busy year , but , as usual with us , a very enjoyable one !             Now , an advance notice for the summer . Steve will not be at the Grosvenor on Tuesday June 16th and I will give a few more reminders before June along with information on who will be appearing on that night .