THE BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION CLUB
AUGUST 26TH. GUEST NIGHT
Bank Holiday Monday is not the ideal time to hold a meeting and invite a guest artist to the club
but we only change our our Monday evenings’ night of fun and entertainment at Xmas time,
So, we went ahead as usual and waited with an air of expectancy for the members and guests
to arrive in droves to hear non other than John Romero play for us. The holiday and the weather
did not help the turnout and a drop in numbers was the result.
John created a lot of interest with his layout of equipment and the air of expectancy prevailed as
a number of our members are keyboard enthusiasts. John went into great detail to explain the
set up of his equipment. This made the programme even more interesting for us as he would explain
exactly what he was doing as the evening progressed. I really enjoyed the selection of tunes John
played for us especially the Glen Miller favourites. The first half of the show ended with, guess what,
a pure accordion piece of music, non other than ‘Bellviso’, which resulted in a verbal discussion of,
accordion V keyboard for entertainment. My opinion was, quality entertaining music is enjoyable
no matter who is playing it on whatever instrument.
The topic during the interval was the amazing sounds coming out of the accordion, I mean the
keyboard. Everyone was eagerly waiting for the second half. Raffle ticket and Tote sales were
very good considering the turnout and a superp ‘ cake’, baked by Roy Nock, was raffled off for
charity. The cake was decorated with a accordionists and speakers, well done Roy.
After the interval John played a very entertaining selection of themes from ancient TV shows.
These were followed by some of the classics from Vangelis, The Bridge on the River Quai
and Dark Island. John actualy gave us a song but I will not comment on that, (it was OK really).
A sigh from the ladies was heard when he announced the last number which was ,’Tomorrow Never
Comes’. A very happy audience indeed applauded John. He made the performance very
entertaining with his music and chat in between numbers.
The ‘stay at homes’ missed out on an excellent evening. We want to thank everyone who showered
us with quality raffle prizes and donations for the club.
Social night. Aug. 5th.
A good fun night, few regulars missing but a few new faces turned up. This is turning into a very
popular event being a very relaxing and pleasant night. We meet on the first Monday each month.
MONDAY SEPT. 23rd.
By popular request once again we host the
HALESOWEN BRASS BAND
MONDAY OCT. 28th.
Another night of swinging JAZZ NIGHT with the
SHEILA FAWKES QUINTET