Singin’ for Fun
On Friday 16th November, a smaller than average, but highly enthusiastic band of songsters met up at Greasley Miners Welfare for our second meeting of the season.
As usual, the evening went with a swing. Members chose many old favourites, mainly from the 60s and 70s, including numbers by The Searchers, Sonny and Cher, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield etc., and sang them with great gusto!
Steve Cornish made a fine debut as one of our new comperes, whilst Pete Hayden ably operated our karaoke machine. Steve introduced a new element into our evening in the form of a fun facts quiz with prizes distributed by his glamorous assistant, Pauline Marshall. One of our regulars (whose U3A number happens to be 007!!) also enhanced the proceedings by judicious use of his treasure trove of creative percussion ‘instruments’. Thanks go to Geoff Gration and Rob Leam, who handled the techie bits, setting up our kit
P.S. Yes – we have changed our name from Singing for Pleasure! For a long time the group’s leadership has referred to it as ‘Singin’ for Fun’, so we have decided to be known by this name as we feel that it much better conveys our jaunty and relaxed style. We are sure that regulars and newcomers will agree. Karen Rea