Yesterday we played for the British Gas Pensioners following an excellent meal at the Elgin Hotel, Blackpool.
Both David and Jeannie used to work for British Gas so we were invited to dine with them and the Elgin put on a superb meal. I have to praise their staff and manager too, who were so pleasant and accomodating it was a pleasure to be there.
We played two sets and David had devised a little extra involvement for the audience. As we played our country and folk set, he had distributed a list of all the pop and rock songs we do from the late 50s upwards and audience members were able to vote for their favourites for us to play in the second set.
It worked very well and some brave souls ventured out of the 60s voting enough to include both Westlife and Take That songs that we included.
All in all we enjoyed ourselves every bit as much as the audience and the Committee were full of praise for us afterwards which was very nice too!