October 2011

Hi Folks

It has been a busy couple of months so I’ll try to be brief. The 2nd of October I was invited to do a guest spot at the Coastal Country Music Club in Tauranga. What a great club this is with around 200 people attending the club days held at the Tauranga RSA. They have an awesome band, great singers and make sure they all enjoy an awesome day of country music. It was nice to catch with some old friends as well. Thank you to Karen and the committee for having me.

Friday the 7th October saw us back with our good friends at the Dargaville RSA. They still know how to have a good time here and it was good to see old family friends Roger and Gloria Seymour there.

The following Wednesday we had a great afternoon with the woman’s section of the Whangarei RSA for their 66th birthday celebrations. Yes, that’s right 66 years they have been going. There were ladies there from as far away as Pukekohe in the south to Kaitaia in the north. We had an awesome afternoon of song and laughter but no dancing on the tables. I had heard that they were renowned for that. Ha ha.

One of the main events for October was the concert we had been asked to organise for the Kamo Club Dance Section Spring Fever weekend. We rounded up The Mountain Mist Band, Ian, Richard, Tiny and Andrew and invited two talented young ladies ti join us as guests Reba and Taylor Ryland aka Double Trouble. Dennis Pabirowski once again provided his talents on sound. Dennis has a great feel for the sound that we like and is a pleasure to work with. M.C. for the show could only be the consummate professional, Robyn Lilley. Always a pleasure as well to work with Robyn as he knows how to keep a show humming along. Thanks Robyn and to everyone that made the show a great success. We look forward to perhaps doing it again next year.

On labour weekend I made a flying visit to the Tauranga Star Awards to sing my original song “She’s Not The Leavin’ Kind” in the finals concert. The finals concert was excellent with an awesome band, Bakkus, giving the singers a lift to their performances and well run by Merv and his team of helpers. I came away with runner-up but the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup albeit by one point. So that’s 24 years finished with and we can move on. Yippee.

Friday the 28th we were booked to play at the Whangarei RSA. Annette was a little under the weather but to her credit she rocked up ready to go but we convinced her to go home and rest. There’s no doubt she’s a trooper. I did the show by myself which went surprisingly well I might add. Thanks to Lynda and Colin for helping pack down the gear after the show. It was much appreciated. Wow, that was October done and dusted.

October 2011