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I used to play a traditional side drum and tambourine in a Ladies Folk Dance troupe; very similar to English mens 'Morris Dancing' from 10yrs to age 18 as my father played accordion in the band, and my mother danced with the other ladies.
It was sad and ironic that the dance side was splitting up, but as timing was and good fortune we were all invited to perform and Londons 02 Dome (called in 2000 'The Millennium Dome') outside for three 1 hour sessions as many hundreds of people arrived that day, . Wow as a young man I was so excited! Travel was paid for and we all had a great time and all got a chance to see the other shows and amazing funfair rides and experiences they had on offer. What a memory and a great time had by all. :o>
In my late teens I went to a private 'Jonny Cash' gig, yes the real Mcoy! Although I hadn’t heard of him; but was told the music would be at the secret gig would be excellent . End of the gig I had a chance to chat with him and his wife – but when I spoke to Jonny I said ‘your music and your story and journey was amazing to listen to but, until today I’ve never heard of you’ .. as you can imagine Johnny was surprised and gave me a weird and embarrassed ‘erm okay!’.
Another time when I was in Liaison Pop Tribute group we were alternating sets with 70's pop group 'Boney M' at Jumping Jacks in Southampton; and we were told by the organisers we sounded much better than them; gaining the audience's claps and hails for an encore!
I learnt piano from age 8 and progressed to play accordion and then play and program synthesisers; bar singing keyboards are my main instrument. I old music family, I also learnt to play traditional percussion for folk music from an early age progressing to a drum kit with tutorials from a good college friend eons ago it seems! I love entertaining and hope you enjoy my music as much as others have over the years.
“You made my heart sing.”