Thursday 24 September 2009

7th September on

Its all been go go go this September. Iain actually had a break from all of this outdoor mountaineering stuff for a week, but didn't stop working. Amongst other things he had an annual tree pruning job to do for a client which takes the best part of a week. Fortunately during this time Summer chose to put in a re-appearance making the job easier than it might have been - its not much fun climbing 35 feet up on a ladder to prune giant yew trees with a petrol hedge trimmer - in the wet!

Also, whilst this was going on Iain was practising hard with another 3 musicians for an up and coming gig at Wilfs Cafe in Staveley on the evening of Saturday 12th. The gig was part of a 50th birthday celebration party for another Ian.

Well, the gig was a success with some 12 numbers being played by the band (called the Swiss Family Robinson for the occasion - the guy who organised it being called Pete Robinson) Iain provided the PA system and dusted off his Fender Stratocaster and valve amp rig to take the role of lead guitarist.

Songs played included the likes of Alright now by Free, Take it easy by The Eagles, I only want to be with you (Dusty Springfield) and Iain took the lead slot for Hey Joe and Fire by Jimi Hendrix - it all went down very well indeed and the band got another booking for a gig almost immediately. On his return from Nepal, Iain definitely intends to be doing more with these guys!

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