Hi everyone. Very enjoyable session yesterday! Onwards to the next one……
The photos of next weeks music are here. I will have some paper copies of each on the night for anyone to take if needs be.
Quite a lot of ego in this set! I Feel Like I’m Fixing to Die, I Only want to be with You, I Saw Her Standing There, I Saw the Light, I Say A Little Prayer, I’ll Fly Away, I’m A Believer, It Must be Love, Lay Down Sally, Living Doll, Losing My Religion, Malt and Barley Blues, Minnie the Moocher, *Perfect* (New One), Return To Sender, When I’m Dead and Gone
We had a great first session back after the hiatus. There are a couple of pictures on the media page for anyone curious to see what the new room looks like (it is actually quite a bit bigger than it comes across) so we have plenty of room to spread out! The parking is also better with car park spaces and lots of nearby on street parking.
Here is the set for next week. If you want to see what keys we are playing in, print off your own copies or use an ipad/tablet to see the music as opposed to having it on paper then click on the following link to see images of the set – Chord Sheets – (I will still supply paper copies on the night). Bring a music stand if you have one!
You’re The One That I Want, Little Richard Medley, I Wanna Be Like You, I Walk The Line, *NEW ONE* Leaving on a Jet Plane, It’s My Party, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Sit Down, Rhinestone Cowboy, What A Wonderful World (Sam Cooke), Nights in White Satin, Stuck In The Middle With You, Venus, Sound of Silence, Waterloo
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I will do the setlist in a minute but just wanted to give you some info…..
There are 12 parking spaces in the church car park for people using the building and unrestricted street parking all around.
Please come to the door around the back on the left (Church Laneside).
We will start at 8pm but feel free to get there a little early as we’ll have to all sign in and set the room up. This will include wiping down the chairs etc. There should also be hand sanitizer there for everyone to use.
Please bring a music stand if you have one. If not you might have to prop your music up on a spare chair……
Here is the set list! There are a couple of nods to recently departed stars…..we will be using the same chord sheets as before so bring your music (I will bring spares of the old stuff and plenty of copies of the tune which is brand new to the group).
Blue Suede Shoes (in A Major), Ballad of John and Yoko (D), Don’t Stop (D), Girls just want to have fun (G), Jolene (Am), Hallelujah (G), Crocodile Rock (G), NEW***All I have to do is Dream*** (D), Paint it Black (Dm), Honky Tonk Women (G), Don’t Worry Be Happy (C), Only You (C), I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (D), Happy Together (D), Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (G)
Should be a cracker! Beth and I are really looking forward to seeing everyone again.
We are very happy to announce we are going to restart again soon! It’s been such a long time and Beth and I have missed the sessions very much.
There will be a few changes –
Firstly we will now be meeting in the second hall at Chessington Methodist Church. I’ve put the address, transport and parking details on the session info page. The room is considerably larger than the room we used to meet in so we can spread out a bit more.
Secondly, I am now going to run the group weekly but with breaks which will roughly fit in with the school holidays. The number of sessions over the year will not be that dissimilar, and there is no obligation to come every week.
The day and time will remain the same – Tuesday 8 to 9 30pm – and we will be starting on the 14th of September. After that we are booked in for the 21st, 28th, and then the 5th,12th and 19th of October.
Thirdly, now seems as good a time as any to do a price change (well it does to me anyway!). I haven’t actually changed the price since I started the group in 2015. Now it will be £9 for an individual session paying on the night, or if you want to pay for 5 sessions at a time it will be £8 a session (£40 lump sum). There is no time limit to get through those 5 sessions and they can carry over from term to term. If you are genuinely struggling to afford that please contact me and we can sort something out…….
You will need to bring a music stand, or find someone to share with.
Regarding Covid protocols – we will be using hand sanitizers and wiping down the chairs etc, and will be taking a register so we know who has been at the session.
I will be posting up the set list closer to the time as per usual. Beth and I are really looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces again, and hope to welcome new members too! It’s all about having fun, making friends and playing some fun music with no pressure! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Hi everyone, unfortunately I am going to cancel the sessions for a while. I will let you know when we can start back up again. It is a real shame we all can’t meet up; Beth and I will really miss it!
If any of you want to have a play via whatsapp or skype let me know. This would be a one on one session at an appointed time. Basically what I thought is if people want to play 5 songs of their choice from the repertoire we can do it online! I’ll count us in and play as normal and you can just play along at home. I tried it with Beth and it seemed OK – it’s obviously not ideal but if you are feeling desperate to play or just fancy the company then it will be better than nothing. I’d charge £7.50 for that, you can either pay it into my bank or, if you don’t do online banking, we’ll just keep track and you can pay me back later. If you don’t have whatsapp or skype but want it let me know and I’ll try and help….
Hi everyone, here is the set for the 17th. This includes the songs that we will be playing at the Claygate Hall on the 21st. Please feel free to come to the rehearsal if you can’t make the gig and vice versa!
Waterloo Sunset in c, Travelin Light in a, Three Litte Birds in c , Sugar Sugar in d, Stuck in the Middle in d, Stand By Me in c, Spirit in the Sky in a, Son of a Preacher Manin e, Sloop John B in g, Shake Rattle and Roll in a , Jambalaya in c, I Walk the Line in d, I got my mind set on you in c , Every Day in d, Amarillo in a
Please keep an eye on the website and your emails in case we have to cancel either the practice or the concert…..
Hi everyone, here is the set list for the 3rd. Lots of old classic tunes in there, should be good fun! New or returning members are always very welcome.
Shake Rattle and Roll [A] King of the Road [C] Jonny B Goode [E] It Must be Love [Am] I’ll Never Fall in Love Again [D] I Wanna be Like You [Am] I Saw Her Standing There [G] Go West [C] Girls Just Wanna Have Fun [G] Dirty Old Town [G] Delilah [Em] Dedicated Follower of Fashion [C] Daydream Believer [G] Crazy Little Thing Called Love [D] Blue Suede Shoes [A] American Pie [G]