The Saxophonics


Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Queen Victoria

With the roast nearly done we began to play inside the cosy surroundings of the Queen Victoria Pub in Snettisham. A big thankyou to Hannah Colman for deping for Alex on tenor sax in the last few gigs at Wells and The Queen Victoria. We were met with warm applause from people in the restraunt and bar area. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and music despite the poor weather outside preventing us form playign the beer garden.
This was meant to be Annika's last gig on soprano sax as a member of The Saxophonics, and we were all sad to see her go. However since then we have received a last minute booking this Thursday on Wells quayside! We will be playing at a charity event on the large restraunt boat mored on the quayside, raising money for the Kenyan Orphanage Trust, giving you another last chance to hear the current line up of The Saxophonics

Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Saxophonics after finishing their set at the Queen Victoria, Snettisham Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Wells Carnival

On a warm summers evening we arrived at the buttlands in Wells to play an hours set as part of the carnival festivities. A decent sized crowd gathered to watch and cheer us on throughout the set, including some familiar faces from previous gigs! Another lovely summers evening!
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The Saxophonics after playing on the Buttlands at Wells Festival Posted by Picasa

Fakenham Church

Fresh back from tour in Barcelona with Fakenham High School Jazz and Concert bands we arrived at the church ready for the gig, arrving home that morning after a 24 hours coach journey! Despite being tired we were really looking forward to the gig with the Belvoir Sax Quartet and Alistair Parnell.
The first half was a excellent mixture of sax quartets, duets, trios and solos between BSQ and Alistair crossing many different genres. We featured half way through in our own short slot and returned at the end for the joint pieces where all nine of us were playing.
As expected Alistair stole the show with his amazing rendition of Lament, which was played from memory without music, and he even managed to complete a circuit of the whole church during his performance!
At the end of the evening we all regrouped on stage and performed several numbers including the ever popular 'Celtic Suite' and 'Nina'. Despite being tired and fatigued it was one of the most enjoyable gigs of the year with brilliant saxophonists and a brilliant audience!
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Friday, August 12, 2005

Everyone on stage; BSQ, The Saxophonics and Alistair Parnell in the centre. Posted by Picasa

The Belvoir Sax Quartet with The Saxophonics at Fakenham Church Posted by Picasa