Archive for January, 2012
We had a fantastic time playing at the Royal Festival Hall for NYE 2011. Along with delivering two excellent sets, Gabby Young and her Other Animals curated the celebrations so big thanks you to Gabby and her band for asking us to be part of the party. We kicked the evening off with a 1 hour set including some new material on the green stage, and then played a second and rather more mobile set at midnight which saw us march around several areas of the Royal Festival Hall, stop at the bar to play a few numbers and then lead a procession of people out onto the balcony to watch the fireworks. We even cooked up a little Balkanised arrangement of of Auld Lang Syne for when Big Ben struck midnight.
The fireworks were spectacular, it was a lovely athomsphere and we finished the evening off in style when a few of us joined Gabby and co on the main stage to play her arrangement of Sing Sing Sing. All in all we couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish 2011.