As part of our September double header weekend we visited for the first time the Chandlers Ford Central Club. As soon as we walked in we were made welcome by the committee. Lots of familiar faces were there from neighbours through to work colleagues! Once setup we ran our set list playing classics such as “Beggin’” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons right though to modern day hits as “Rather Be” by Jess Glynne.
Mat was trying out a brand new virtual guitar rig instead of his usual Kemper profiling rig and the sound was nearly identical, ensuring we always have backup options. Unusually for us we had been requested to run a three set evening rather than our typical two set formation, this posed no problem for us as we seamlessly adapted our playlist to suit the audience.
Before we went on stage for our third set we had been booked in for two more performances at the club which is always really pleasing to hear! By the end of the night we had everyone on the dance floor for a boogie and the variety of tracks received praise from lots of members – #Result.
The event was very family oriented with some guests even bringing their dogs, it was no problem for Take Note to step up to the mark (or at least step over the dog)! Our set list ensured that all ages were catered for and that everyone appeared on the dance floor – there may have even been some “dad-flossing”!
We were able meet some of our new clients who were keen to see the band in action before finalising their bookings. As well as meeting clients, it was a pleasure to see familiar faces who turned out to support us and enjoy the speciality beers.
We demonstrated Jenga like skills as we puzzled our way into a snug corner of the pub and set up camp (we have yet to find a space we can’t fit into!) and put the finishing touches to our set list. The crowd were up and dancing from the offset, which egged us on to try out some new numbers, including a brasstastic version of a La Bamba/Twist & Shout mash up. For all you disco lovers out there we’ve also thrown in some iconic ABBA for good measure! Keep an eye on our repertoire as we have been busy learning lots of new songs…all will be revealed in the next few weeks!