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Old 03-23-2015, 06:57 PM
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Hi, I'm looking for Keys, Guitar, Drums and Clarinet (and possibly sax and trumpet...) to join a vintage (mainly 1940s era) band. We've performed as a singing duo for the last 5 years, but we now need a full band to take us to the next stage. We've made some progress and have a couple of musicians on board, but we need more!! We play standards such as 'Don't Sit under the Apple Tree', 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', and 'Everytime we say goodbye' as well as some of the modern artists who produce in a vintage sound such as Caro Emerald and Paloma Faith, we also re-work modern songs into a vintage style, so musical creativity is available, even though we don't do originals as such..... We have a large element of comedy to our act, so you MUST be able to have a laugh and not take yourself too seriously, even though we want quality musicians, it's meant to be fun too grin emoticon Please check out the page here https://www.facebook.com/goodnightsweetheartsband and pm me if you're interested. We dont care what gender, and you can be any age from 16 or 100, all are welcome (probably over 16 is best, as Kitty and Nel can get a bit post-watershed at times....) thanks!

Sounds a lot of fun, and pretty much right up my street :D I'd be chuffed to bits if they wanted me. Please keep everything crossed!
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:01 PM
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Hi, I'm looking for Keys, Guitar, Drums and Clarinet (and possibly sax and trumpet...) to join a vintage (mainly 1940s era) band. We've performed as a singing duo for the last 5 years, but we now need a full band to take us to the next stage. We've made some progress and have a couple of musicians on board, but we need more!! We play standards such as 'Don't Sit under the Apple Tree', 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', and 'Everytime we say goodbye' as well as some of the modern artists who produce in a vintage sound such as Caro Emerald and Paloma Faith, we also re-work modern songs into a vintage style, so musical creativity is available, even though we don't do originals as such..... We have a large element of comedy to our act, so you MUST be able to have a laugh and not take yourself too seriously, even though we want quality musicians, it's meant to be fun too grin emoticon Please check out the page here https://www.facebook.com/goodnightsweetheartsband and pm me if you're interested. We dont care what gender, and you can be any age from 16 or 100, all are welcome (probably over 16 is best, as Kitty and Nel can get a bit post-watershed at times....) thanks!

Sounds a lot of fun, and pretty much right up my street :D I'd be chuffed to bits if they wanted me. Please keep everything crossed!
Sounds like a larf does that...

Good luck. Might apply meself (joking)
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
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Thanks, chicken! They've replied - they're interested! Watch this space :D
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Looking forward to your first live vid.

Good night, sweet heart.

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:19 PM
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I bet you are! Just wondering if I can recycle my Singapore Slingbacks frocks or WHETHER I'LL NEED SOME NEW ONES. I shall certainly need new hair :D

The two singers are horsey, too, which means they'll be completely batty. And there's a trumpeter who's interested. It just gets better and better. Starting to get really excited now!
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:26 PM
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Some of the Brit lingo you guys are using I don't have a clue of understanding, but I'm hoping to hear you get it if it's a good fit for ya. (You Brits talk funny, and you spell aluminum wrong, all the time. A good friend/ex flight instructor of mine is from Dagenham).
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
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(You Brits talk funny, and you spell aluminum wrong, all the time.)
No we jolly well don't. You do. And you drive on the wrong side of the road.

There's a sax/clarinettist interested now. It's growing like Topsy!
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Sounds wonderful Madge! Let us know how it works out, sounds bloody fantastic.
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I agree with Duncan - this sounds like a perfect fit Madge! I checked out the video of their piano player too. If that's anything to go by, this will push you, & that's a really good thing :)

Off to band rehearsal now - in other words, a puppy slapping session ;)
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:33 PM
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"Growing like Topsy?" Uh, . . . . . .yeah.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:58 PM
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Sounds wonderful Madge! Let us know how it works out, sounds bloody fantastic.
You bet I will - thanks!

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Off to band rehearsal now - in other words, a puppy slapping session ;)
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"Growing like Topsy?" Uh, . . . . . .yeah.
That's from "Uncle Tom's Cabin". So there is such a thing as American literature, after all ;)
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That's from "Uncle Tom's Cabin". So there is such a thing as American literature, after all ;)
The American translation is "Grow'd like Topsy"
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:02 PM
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The American translation is "Grow'd like Topsy"
Hey, you keep talking like that, you're gonna give me the right ump. (I think I said that right).
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Sounds like a fabulous gig to me, sitting behind a full band, with good vocalists, playing that evocative stuff.......I envy you. Chin Chin, my dear
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Knock 'em dead, Madge! Sounds like this lot really have their vision set. I shall watch your future career with considerable interest. :-)
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Do they do "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller Orchestra? I like that song.

Good luck with the audition.
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Get your brushes Madge.
They HAVE to do 'In the Mood'. Maybe you can get them to give you a Gene Krupa style solo (what song is that Sing Sing?).
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Here's wishing you some chuff to your musical journey. Good luck.
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Sounds like a great gig and lot's of fun, too!!

Knock 'em dead, Madge. We've got your back!
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Good Luck, and remember gin is for AFTER the gig. ;-)
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:14 AM
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The American translation is "Grow'd like Topsy"
I do believe you're right.

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Hey, you keep talking like that, you're gonna give me the right ump. (I think I said that right).
Uncanny! Estuary English at its very best - well done, sir!

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Sounds like a fabulous gig to me, sitting behind a full band, with good vocalists, playing that evocative stuff.......I envy you. Chin Chin, my dear
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Knock 'em dead, Madge! Sounds like this lot really have their vision set. I shall watch your future career with considerable interest. :-)
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Here's wishing you some chuff to your musical journey. Good luck.
Thank you so much, chaps!

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Get your brushes Madge.
Ooer, brushes. Of which my experience is minimal to non-existent. What was it Andy said about this pushing me? Bring it on!

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Knock 'em dead, Madge. We've got your back!
Thank you, chicken. Much appreciated.

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Good Luck, and remember gin is for AFTER the gig. ;-)
Haga, whether I'm celebrating or drowning my sorrows, it won't be with any kale-derived liquor, I can tell you that much!

There seem to be about seven of us now, so trying to find a day when we can all get together is proving to be a challenge of the cat-herding ilk. I'm hoping it won't be before I've spent quite a few hours with my brushes, otherwise I may have to "forget" them.
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