Where the entertainers come to be entertained ...

Where entertainers come to be entertained ...

Hi, following requests for another night of musical mayhem, we have acquired the use of The Tavern Pub at The Hallgarth Manor Country House Hotel at Pittington, about 3 mins from the A1(M).

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The evenings are held fortnightly on a Tuesday and we kick off at about 8pm, although early arrival is advised as it is already very popular.

We’re looking for all entertainers in Acoustic / Electro acoustic style and we’ll have a PA with mikes, effects and a couple of small acoustic amps. Also there will be bass gear and Uncle Colin as resident backing guitar/synth. It’s a lovely little venue so please come along, strut your stuff, and have a laugh.

Hope to see you there, Regards

Jim Tait

Just a taste of what is in store ....

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Jim is fine.

Sorry if the title of the previous post alarmed anyone.

Jim is alive and well. He is just having a few days well earned holiday in Italy.


PS: We are still prepared to consider cash offers for any of his gear though.

Life without our Jim ....

Hi Everyone

Well we just about managed to get through the evening without our Jim.
One of the good things about the Manor is that every evening is different.The atmosphere this time was quieter and more refined (well it would be wouldn't it, without James) and I could not help noticing that the usual bevy of gorgeous young blondes was absent.
Happily, this was more than made up for by the lovely young brunette who kindly offered to sing in the shower for us.Hope she is there next time when we have had an opportunity to arrange a king-size shower cubicle.
I did get the chance to speak to one or two of the hotel guests, who joined us and thoroughly enjoyed the evening - with very complimentary comments about all of the performers.
The free buffet, if anything, was even better than usual for which thanks must go to the hotel management and staff.

I'm looking forward now to the next one on 14th October 2010 when we will once again be delighted to welcome friends old and new. If you haven't been yet -  try it - You will be happy you did.

Big Al
(standing in for Our Jim)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Roll up... Roll Up .....

Hi Everyone
Next Tuesday 28th September 2010 is another Music at the Manor evening - where entertainers go to be entertained.
I have been asked to take over compere duties,  as Big Jim is currently undergoing rehab at the Priory for Sanatogen and Phyllosan addiction.
But the show must go on. We had hoped to have a erotic speciality double act for you, but apparently the donkey has died, so we will continue with the usual format of showcasing the talents of our own friends and members.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome - whether performing or not.

Anyone requiring backing from our excellent resident orchestra (Stu and Colin) please inform Colin of the songs, keys etc. as soon as possible on c.microclean@freeuk.co.uk

We kick off around 8pm as usual, but I would advise everyone to get there early, as the last few nights have been absolutely chocka.

Really looking forward so seeing you all there.

Big Al

PS: We will be happy to consider cash offers on the night for any of Big Jim's sound equipment, guitars etc.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Mayhem at the Manor

Hi all, another stonking night at TheHallgarth Manor. At this rate we’ll be starting at 7.30 to get everybody in and singing/playing! Nice to see Rudi West and his African Parrot in attendance and Big Sol Walker (might be able to persuade him to get the old accordion out one night!) I’m missing the next music night on the 28th September so Big Al will be taking over the role of compere and insultor. We came to the conclusion that it might be better to do 2 numbers per person (Malcolm take note!) so everybody gets a fair crack. Don’t forget, Tuesday 28thSeptember (Big Al will probably send you a reminder, that’s why I’ve put all the email addresses on the top!)
Have a great night and see you all in a month.

Jim Tait 

Saturday, 11 September 2010

It's that time of the month again ......

Hi, we’re round to Tuesday at The Hallgarth again and next Tuesday the 13th’s the night. It’ll be great to meet up with everybody again for a night of Musical Mayhem, all presented with the minimum of taste. I’ve received an official request by an attendee to have a programme of songs and artistes issued on the night and in reply I’d rather stick pins my eyes to the tune of “Mr Blobby”. Everybody welcome so tell your mates or just bring them.
See y’all Tuesday night.

X (big kiss for D.H.)

Jim Tait 

Friday, 3 September 2010

31st August 2010

Thanks everyone for another superb night last Tuesday the 31st August. It seems we’re attracting more and more couples and loads of young people! I think it’s Col and Alan Prudhoe who are attracting them all. Great comments about the food again but it seems the Yorkshire puds and gravy are still favourites so far. Thanks again to Cecil B. de Rocks for outstanding work on Video and stills production and I’m selling strips of Eddie’s chewing gum to assist you all with your finger pickin’.
Great News, my backing band are coming back to The Lancastrian Suite next May 6th  (Friday) so mark your diaries (when you get them).
Next music night is Tuesday 14th Sep so try to get there. Leah lied again and didn’t show up so I’ve cancelled her work for the next 5 years.

Email for Col, just give him the song title and key:   c.microclean@freeuk.co.uk

Clips to follow on:

Kind regards,

Jim Tait