Hey – what a great time this jolly lot gave us. First time they performed – although not strictly so. This band is a six-piece derived from the seventeen-piece fun musicians ‘Force Ten Big Band; who play such favourite songs. I shall be adding more to this.
Phoenix have been with us for what seems a lifetime – a band begun by a friend of Keith’s – Robin Coombs (clarinet). He was taken extremely ill a few years ago, whilst in Dubai (I think) and flown home as it happens to Biggin Hill Airport. He got better – and continued playing for a time, Then decided to retire to Devon /Cornwall and handed the band to Allan Clarke (drummer). He made a lovely job of it too – great drummer (teaches too, I believe he still does).
I shall return to add more later.