At Last ! Jack’s Back .

“OK” , I hear you say ,”I didn’t actually notice that you’d been away !”  Well ,the fact that my computer died sometime during last March has meant  that I haven’t written my blog since then . You may wonder why I didn’t just nip down to the corner shop and buy a new one , but being absolutely furious that my computer was just one month out of warranty , I resolved to do without one . Theoretically this was  feasible  , especially since I bought a tablet to keep in touch with emails , social media etc. But I could not blog ( is that a verb ?) so finally ,after 6 months , I relented and bought the shiny new machine that I am using at this very minute . So like it or not , I’m back !

So ,what can I tell you that you might not already know ? We’ve played a number of very good gigs including Keighley Blues Club , Leeds Bluesfest  and Malton International Blues Festival (again !) . We were delighted and honoured to be asked to play at a special event in the Stephen Joseph Theatre to celebrate the 70th birthday of Sir Alan Aykbourn . We’ve had our usual array of guests appearing at the Grosvenor with us , notably , return visits of Ray Stubbs and Josie LLoyd  both of whom really enjoy playing to the great audiences we always get at the Grosvenor—well done all of you !

So that’s it for my first blog since February–I’m exhausted !  I need a stiff drink , but not before I give you a special date for your diary. ( I think I’ll put this announcement in capitals so you won’t forget ! )

SEPTEMBER 23rd   THE ONE AND ONLY BRENDAN CROKER WILL BE APPEARING WITH US IN THE GROSVENOR .

We’ll see you there – you promise now !