Anyway, back to Stratford Jazz @The Chapel. We arrived after a 2-hour fairly easy drive to be met by a very helpful member of staff who also doubled as the sound engineer.
The promoter Roy - who does a wonderful job running the club - arrived soon after and they sorted out drinks and food for us whilst we set up and did a quick soundcheck. If only all gigs were so smoothly run and well organised! I complimented Roy on his great checked shirt which made him chuckle as he said his wife hated it!
The audience started to trickle in quite quickly and there was a good turnout with all seats taken, and a couple more standing at the bar. The promoter Roy introduced us and we started our set.
|Audience coming in at start of gig|
Ryan Trebilcock who was standing in for Oli Hayhurst did a remarkable job. Especially as he only saw the music 30 minutes before we went on stage. What a star!
|Ryan, George, Milo and me|
|Someone trying to take a photo of me while I was taking a photo of them!|
|Some lovely audience members|
|More lovely audience members|