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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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Saturday the 19th July was a busy day with 2 gigs, the Soroptomist international garden fete in the afternoon and the Leicester and Rutland Samaritan beer festival in the evening.

This was my 2nd year of playing here. If you haven’t been before and like to try different real ales, ciders and wines it is certainly one to put in your diary for next year. Its not your normal rowdy beer festival, in fact it is very refined and good fun with live music everyday of the 3 day event.

I played for a couple of hours and the good thing about this gig is that nobody is afraid to get up and dance. So for most of the evening the dance floor was busy which makes my job even more enjoyable.

Thanks to Lance and his team for making me feel very welcome, and if I had not been driving I may well have worked my way through all of the beer vouchers that you gave me instead of just one.

regards and hopefully see you again next year.

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