THE BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION CLUB
MARCH 25TH CLUB NIGHT
Snow, more snow and very cold and yes it’s Monday night again. Guests Artists for the night are
our friends from the North Staffs Accordion Club and yes, regardless of the weather conditions
they arrived in time for a hot cup of tea and time to set up all their gear. Access to the forecourt
was limited and our car park was not usable due to the amount of snow. These miserable conditions
did not deter the majority of our supporters and we had a very reasonable turnout. John Shelley, the
winner of the Fred payne Trophy for 2012, (most improved player) began the show with a selection of
tunes and then Steve Horton introduced himself and the band. This was to be the second visit of the
band as they had been to visit us about two years ago and as Steve stated , there was quite an improvement
in their performance which was acknowledged by all. An strange thing happened, in between numbers
Steve amused us all with a selection of unusual jokes. Now what was unusual as well as very refreshing
was the lack of four letter words and sexual inuendoes and still Steve was rewarded with lots of laughter.
Yes it was a pleasure to listen to a real funny man with clean jokes. The band played a selection of popular
tunes which included some Beatles numbers. I enjoyed ‘Memories’ from Cats and the tunes from ‘Oaklahoma’.
After a cup of tea and a snack the show continued with a few tunes from Brian Dyson before Steve
continued with more of his ‘humour’ before the band once again got into their stride. An Italian selection
of tunes was followed by an excellent rendering of ‘Those Magnificent men in their Flying Machines’ and
this was followed by the an enthusiastic encore of ‘Colonel Bogey’.
A good night,numbers down slightly due to the weather conditions, many thanks to Steve and the band for
a very good performance and thanks for turning up despite the dreadful state of the roads. Congratulations to
the band for their achievements in coming together as an accordion band.
The table top sale of various instruments earned our charity, ‘Starlight’ £20 in commission. The table top
sale always adds an interesting topic for people as they sup their tea and crunch biscuits and on this
occasion a good selection of accordions, a concertina and a banjo were on sale. Members are invited to
bring along any items they would like to sell and if successful make a donation to our pet charity.
Monday April 1st. is the next Social Night meeting and this social gathering is doing very well. More
people are attending and taking the opportunity to have a go. Part of the evening is dedicated to band
practice and please note more band members are needed.
Monday April 22nd. Return visit from JOHN ROMERO
Monday May 6th. Social Night
Monday May 27th. Welcome to STEVE DAVIES
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