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Saturday 30th of July  was my 3rd time of playing at the ‘Friends of the Leicester Samaritans’ (SAMS) Beer Festival in Leicester.  This is definitely one of my favourite gigs of the year and to keep being asked back each year is a real buzz.

They have a long weekend of live music, great local food and stacks of Real Ales, Ciders and Wine and as if thats not enough Pimms aplenty.

My session was a 2 hour set in the small hall playing some jazz, pop, blues and rock tunes, and seemd to be well received by everyone with loads of singing along to some of the tunes.

The aim is to raise as much as possible to keep this truly vital service running.  This I believe has been a record year with over £4000 towards the funds.

I will keep you updated as to next years events as I have been asked back again.

Thanks to Lance and his team for making me feel welcome and for the beer tokens!! See you next year.

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This is the Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington, where Lisa and Stuart held their Drinks Reception, Photos and Wedding breakfast.

One of the things I love about playing at Weddings is when the Bride and Groom ask me to play a tune that I have never heard of, but when you listen and learn it, it becomes an instant favourite.

This was the case with Lisa and Stuart.  The song is ‘The Last Night of the World’ and comes from the ‘Miss Saigon’ Musical.  Its a beautiful melody that sits very nicely on the Soprano Saxophone.  Lisa and Stuart both said that they were so glad that they asked me to play it as it ‘Made their day’ and it was worth my fee just for that one song.

Well Lisa and Stuart, I would like to wish you all the best for the future and thank you for asking me to be part of your big day and also a big thank you for introducing me to your favourite song.

The Hotel is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly too.

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First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts on here.  The last few months have been hectic with both work and family events.

However, things are getting back to normal now, so here is a bit of an update of the past couple of months.

The gigs have included

Open day at Sibbertoft Manor

Solo Weddings

Folk Foundasian Weddings

Restaurants 35th Anniversary

Funeral

Teaching

and School concerts

I am not going to list them all individually for obvious reasons but I will include a couple of pictures for you.

A lot of new songs have and still are being added to the repertoire along with some new bookings for later on in the year and also next year.

The pictures include Weddings at:

Emsworth

Haslington Hall

Cattows Farm, Ashby

The Bombay Brasserie, PEterborough

Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire

and Sibbertoft Manor residential home which has a putting green for the residents (how cool is that)

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This coming weekend sees me playing for another birthday party at the Praha restaurant in Hinckley and for Valentine’s Day I will be serenading the love birds at Langar Hall in Nottinghamshire.
I have also taken bookings for a birthday party and a singalong session locally this week as well as taking on 2 new students for lessons.
During February and March I will be playing at 3 wedding fayres at East Midlands Airport hotel (28th Feb), the Link Hotel in Loughborough (13th March), and Nottingham Race Course (20the March)
So if anyone would like to pop along for a chat about their wedding music, or any other event, please feel free.

Ps I have just received a booking for February 13th to play at a Valentines weekend event at the Kings Head in Duffield, Derbyshire. It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks.

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Hi Folks

I just wanted to wish every one a happy and healthy new year for 2016.

2015 was a good year for me, with a record number of gigs played over the last 12 months.  This included joining up with the guys from Folk Foundasian ( Folk Foundasian sax trio  ) which has been a really good experience and a great learning curve for me.

I have played at some lovely venues this year including Langar Hall in Nottingham, Curradine Barns in Shrawley, a 50th wedding anniversary party in Portsmouth and Hinckley Classis car show to name but a few.

The new year starts with more confirmed gigs in the diary than ever before, and lots of projects in the pipeline, including starting work on recording a cd.

If you would like to chat about any events that you have coming up, then please drop me a line and I will come back to you as soon as possible.

 

Best wishes

Dave

 

 

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