The highlight of Market Drayton's musical calendar.....
Those of you who decided to go out (or stay in) and enjoy yourselves instead of coming along to The Red Lion last month (last year?) can now listen to these selections recorded during the latter half of the evening.
The first four tunes were from 3 In A Bar - Mike Gray (tenor sax); Jim Pringle (guitar and debonair vocal artistry); Brian Jones (keyboard); Dave Towers (double bass) and Chris Jones (drums), and include a trip down memory lane for those of you who can remember 3 In A Bar's first gigs, over 20 years ago.
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Lady Be Good
Georgia On My Mind
Errant reedman Keith Crane joined the band for this last number on his (new) tenor sax.
Mike left the rest of these fine musicians to it while they were joined by The Stompers' David Sherwood (cornet); Mike Schofield (clarinet) and special guest Bill Basey (soprano sax and vocals), who had travelled all the way from Wrexham in the freezing cold, despite knowing better.
Mike swelled the ranks again for the grand finale:
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
Here's to next year!