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Saturday 4th February 2012 - Glenrothes British Legion

I'm struggling to say anything about this gig, as I didn't enjoy it one bit.  To be honest I've been putting off writing about it because I was trying to be positive.  But here goes. 

There was a birthday party in when I arrived, and they were in fancy dress.  I was met by Alice, The Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter amongst others, and thought that would be a good sign that the night was going to be good.

No.

One person clapped all night - Al. During one song (which I can't remember), one other person clapped.  These kind of gigs make you want to give em £20 for the jukebox and go home. They'd be better with a DJ on nights like that.  I saw em dancing about, I saw em singing along, but all that was missing was the tumbleweed.

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2006 - British Legion, Glenrothes

I am beginning to feel more comfortable working with a band, and I have started to enjoy the British Legion.  Friday nights are more my kind of night, as the place is chock full of young people out to have a good time.  I get a chance to do my rockier numbers, and enjoy backing Jed Hanley, the new guitarist, during his songs (and of course Alan, the keyboard player!).

Saturday night is a bit of a strange one.  The usual bingo crowd disappear with their winnings around 9pm, just as we are getting ready to start. Those who are left are a mixed bunch, who seem to enjoy a bit of everything.  It was quite quiet this Saturday, so we put it down to holidays and the like.  Let's see how next weekend goes.

Oh and I don't have any news on Heather (their regular singer) yet.  She should be due to have her baby around now, but you can never plan these things...  Poor Lassie!

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Friday 2nd June - British Legion, Glenrothes

Because Heather Dickson is away, in the latter stages of pregnancy/birth/early stages of motherhood, I was working with the resident band again.

Alan, the keyboard/backing vocals, and I were joined by a guest guitarist, Chic, who previously performed with the band as guitarist.  We joked that the line up made us " The Heinz 57" band! 

Again I have to say that working on stage with musicians instead of just my backing tracks is much better. It was good to take a break and supply backing vocals (which I enjoy) when Chic took the lead.

I hope that the audience enjoyed themselves, and I feel a need to let the club know of what a good job Alan is doing keeping things going and sounding good while the rest of the band are away.

Saturday 18th February - Glenrothes British Legion

What a weekend!  I had the opportunity (and the privilege) to sing with a band on Saturday - they are called 3d, and are the resident band at this venue. I was understandably a little nervous (understatement), as I had never been on stage with a band before, and there had been very little preparation time for us.

I needn't have worried, though.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and so did the band, judging by their reactions.  It has made me think very seriously about getting a band together.