Variety Night

This year’s variety night began with our infamous home grown group “The Shed Men”, with Stuart, Eddie, Peter and Rod. They entertained us with a variety of songs from the good old days with a very much more professional approach I think you’ll agree! We are proud to have them.

Eleanor Coniley and Grace Crumbley from Tenbury High Ormiston Academy were a treat. These girls were brilliant pianist and singer with a touch of guitar. I think we could all have listened to ‘Igioni’ on the piano all night. We wish them well.

Aly Saleh, a student from Kings College at St Michaels was perfect in playing to us ‘Perfect’. It was lovely to hear him and welcome a cheery group of youngsters along from the College. We hope we hear him again soon. Tom Durston-Smith brought along a wonderful repertoire with Caroline Bridger and Diane Lawrence. They sang some beautiful songs from Chess, Gigi, Les Miserables. Their piano accompanist was amazing and well worth an evening’s entertainment on his own.

The well-known A49ers, Alison, Hazel and Roger, were very entertaining. A lovely variety performance from them, easy listening and singalong for us.

Our friend Alan Grosvenor stopped us in our tracks for half an hour, he made us all chuckle and listen to some incredible stories. After applauding him off the stage our final guests, Bandangle, tuned up and entertained us with quite an array of pieces. Always good to watch and listen to the beautiful double bass, mandolin, guitar and the two ladies on violins, such an eclectic arrangement. The audience were most appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed this particular evening.

Ros Plested