This was my last performance now with Rock Choir for the summer, we attended the Food and Drink Festival at Elvaston Castle in Derby and sang our hearts out until.....it rained. It was forecast, so I am not taking the blame for my singing bringing on the precipitation (that's a big word). We had a lovely morning regardless.
I had my road crew with me, well ok my family and my mum actually took a photo which isn't bad eh? She got us all in and that's good after dragging her out of the marquee with the Gin stall in it, too early Mum!! Oh I'm kidding, we stuck to Lattes but bought a whole load of loose leaf tea and enough fudge to keep a major sugar rush going until Christmas.
We sang our term time newbies such as 'King of Wishful Thinking', only it's second outing in a performance for me anyway and it went better than the first time shall I say. They are always fun the new songs. It's like taking a new puppy out on it's first walk outside, you think it's not ready but after the first walk that's it away it goes, and ooooh next minute let off the lead, and free to run. 'Shut up and Dance with Me' is a fun one to do and seems to go down well, we also performed 'A little Respect', 'Halo', 'With a Little Help from my Friends' and a surprise rendition, just thrown in there last minute of Adele's 'Someone Like You'. I was a bit like a rabbit in headlights as I had only ever sang that one once before, in fact this week in our last session before the end of term. It was ok though, bit of pressure never hurt anyone, keeps the adrenalin running through the old veins.
We have taken part in quite a few performances this year and I have honestly loved every minute of them. It's such fun to go to different events and we do have a giggle along the way. So what now? We don't meet up again until the new term in September. How will we all cope?
Well there is a answer to that. Rock Choir are offering a summer workshop where you can attend three sessions and learn three brand new songs. It is available across the UK so visit www.rockchoir.com to find your local session. The 'Summer of Love' sessions are available to anyone so bring along friends and family if you wish, priced at £30 for the whole three sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn classics such as 'Summer of 69' by Bryan Adams, 'Big Girls Don't Cry' by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and also 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina and The Waves (songs for Derby session, they may vary across the UK). So what are you waiting for? This could be a great opportunity to have a go and become addicted to Rock Choir like me. If you can't attend the summer workshops try a free taster session when we all return in September. All the details are on the website. It really is a lot of fun.
So there we leave it for now but we have some great songs coming up in the new term, so excited!! Thank you for reading today and please come back tomorrow with my spotlight on everything to do with tea on 'Teapot Tuesday'.
Take care for now.
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