Bluefunk Christmas Party – 19 Dec 2013
Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
This in from Garry White from Bluefunk
BLUEFUNK RHYTHM AND BLUES CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
when …………..december 19th
ticket…………….. £8 from the cabin or book here
It’s that time again folks, once more Bluefunk throws it’s Christmas party, this year for the first time at Cabin 5150. That’s not the only thing different about it this year. The most significant difference is that I will be using the event to raise money for charity.
In order to maximise the net rceipts for the charity there will be one main band plus a guest appearance. The band will be Manatees, my own band but a super duper 13 pce version of it with a 5pce brass section (with ex members of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) and backing vocalists (borrowed from Gloria Estefan). Strike me dumb if it ain’t all true!
It could be interesting fitting them all on stage but its going to be a lot of fun trying.
Between the two sets from Manatees there will be a bit of hat swapping and the band will morph into the Liam Read band for a short set of 4 numbers specially prepared for this event,
The charity in question is ‘Friends for Leisure’ with which Liam (son of Tom, our bass player) has had a long association. It is a worthy organisation doing fine work whose profile is far too low for its own good which is an important reason for us to do this for them. Find out more here http://www.friendsforleisure.org.uk/
There will be the usual daft raffle with all the prizes generously donated by you! Come on now, you know you don’t need that 52″ flat screen telly! Seriously, any prizes will be very much appreciated, 100% to Friends for Leisure.
As reflected by the ticket price there will not be any food on this year but if that is too great a disappointment I will happily negotiate with one of the town’s takeaways to bring in a pile of pizzas (or something) for whatever it costs. Just let me know if you would be interested in that when you book on. The more that do the better the price I will get.