I’ve not been going down to the Thursday band night for most of the year but I’d promised to play guitar on some songs for the concert. I didn’t really have to learn anything: “just give me the key.”
The guys did a really good job on pretty much all of the numbers. Good sound and tight. Very impressive. The key is to pick songs that are easy but sound great with a lot of musicians.
Unfortunately, the numbers were down again. There were a lot of guys who signed up to come down but a big drop off. It didn’t help that there was an incident on B wing just before we were due to go to the venue (see next blog). This pushed back the start time by about 10-15 minutes.
If the prison choir hadn’t been there it really would have been empty. Because I’ve been working with them for the rock opera, I joined in on their 2 numbers. I had to go from singing bass on the first number to high falsetto for the second. Still, it was fun.
Be happy, be safe.
Graham Coutts, 15th August 2017