July 2021 Newsletter
Another great Cabaret style concert. The Swing Band kicked the show off with an old favourite, The Sheik and Mahnoor gave us two vocals. Jim Lawrence
accompanied his two vocals on piano. We are used to seeing him playing guitar so well done Jim. Peter Hales and Trevor Castle with the familiar backing trio brought back memories of a South Island trip when they played tunes they did on that tour. The country
guitar and vocals of Tom Roberts always adds colour to our concert and Keith Jacob continues to find some golden oldies to bring to us. Colin Eglinton and friends had us tapping our toes and The Saxophone Quartet gave us three very polished numbers.
The second half opened with Peter Elliott singing with the OnStage Orchestra who then played Ma, He's Making Eyes at me. Peter then moved to the grand piano to sing two beautiful songs. Where does Don Fulton keep finding those folk songs that bring a welcome
ring of laughter to the room. New group and members "Mud Chalice" gave a solid first up performance to conclude yet another great night out at OnStage Manawatu.
On Sunday 18th July the Swing Band and the Campbell Street Boys shared the
programme at the Manawatu Marine Boating Club which has its Club House on the estuary at Foxton Beach. What a great venue and audience. The rooms and bar are on the 1st floor giving a panoramic view across the estuary to the river mouth, and as the sun began
to set I couldn't help thinking how lucky we are to live and play in this country.
I look forward to seeing you all at our August concert which will be attended by the Dominion Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Kindred Clubs, Bill
Oram who will be accompanied by his sister Shirley...
Keep up the feedback on the Cabaret BYO format. So far it has all been positive.