About: Mel

Remembering Graeme Holdaway

We were very sorry to hear of the death this week of Graeme Holdaway, our friend and occasional substitute bassist. Graeme was a delight to play with, able to pick up our occasionally idiosyncratic arrangements with very little...

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Fight the Tide Battle of the Bands, 28th September 2019

We had a nice evening alongside many other local bands at the Fight the Tide Battle of the Bands contest, held at Cheam Sports Club on Saturday 28th September. Each band performed three songs, of which one had to be an adaptation...

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Minerva Road street party

Been a while, hasn’t it? That’s partly because of lack of time to process some pictures from last year — it may yet happen — and partly because of some health issues in the band that have meant we’ve...

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Sutton Battle of the Bands

We came, we saw… we didn’t quite conquer, but that’s fine — all congratulations to Shakyground, who took the top spot on the night. We had a lot of fun and had the chance to give our newly-acquired...

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Battle of the Bands coming soon – Wallington Arms, 7th April

We hope some of you will be able to make it along to the Sutton Mayor’s Charity Battle of the Bands heat involving our lovely selves — there are separate heats for solo artists, cover bands and originals bands, and...

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PHAB fun…

So the Epsom and Ewell PHAB 40th Anniversary Ball was the first major fund-raising event of their anniversary year, and we were delighted to be able to help them raise over £10,000 towards the charity’s work. There was a...

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Bacchus Marathon/Half Marathon

That was a LOT of fun! Plenty of mad people in costume running round Denbies Vineyard in the Surrey Hills and stopping every now and then for a drink — and to listen to us play. The weather more or less held out (it started...

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Bacchus Marathon/Half Marathon this Sunday

Hi all! Just a quick reminder that if you’re running the Bacchus Marathon or Half Marathon this coming Sunday (10th September) at Denbies Vineyard — or if you’re just coming down to cheer on your friends and...

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Wombling back, wombling back, wombling back….

Our fourth appearance at Wimbledon Village fair was definitely the hottest! The Sips and Sounds tent was doing a fair impression of a sauna by the time we got up to play. But at least we did get there – the text from Mark,...

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Joining RMA at the Slug and Lettuce

We finally got round to playing a set at the Realistic Music Academy band night on Wednesday of the week just gone — a chance to play a few songs they won’t have heard before (well, they won’t have heard us do...

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