It's been a busy term so far at Rock Choir. We have been learning new songs such as Walk the Moon's 'Shut Up and Dance, Spandau Ballet's 'True' and just about to go into the second week of learning 'King of Wishful Thinking by 'Go West'. I do love the first week of learning a new song and I've mentioned it before when writing about Rock Choir but it just amuses me when we must all be thinking 'never gonna get this' or 'this is a difficult one' but later on, further down the line and after listening to it on a continuous loop over numerous bowls of coco pops, three piles of ironing and washing the dishes for an eternity I have my eureka moment. That moment when it actually goes into my brain and I start to feel a bit more confident.
Good job really as then we go out there, in public and perform these songs, in front of real people. You don't have to take part in the performances with Rock Choir, it is completely up to the individual. It does give you a buzz though, and after all the learning and rehearsing it is nice to see that all rewarded by seeing an audience happy with the result too.
We had the pleasure of taking part in a flash mob in the centre of Derby. Love these events as you can never quite plan how it is going to go but have a rough idea. The randomness is what makes the flash mob though and I like a bit of organised chaos. Didn't seem chaotic though, I think we rocked Derby quite well with 'Shut up and Dance'. I really hadn't heard this song before we Rock Choir but I love it, it's so energetic and a great one to perform, very much a happy dance and singsong. Slightly got into the wrong position as had to take a casual walk over to get with the other guys and gals, it was either that or a big leap over a wall but I would have fell flat on my face and snagged my uniform trousers so thought better of it. The rain stayed away but the slight dodgy looking weather did give us the chance to cover up in a rain mack, it's all very secretive stuff you know, helps if you have had experience working with MI5.
Our next performance was at Wrenstock. I know!!! We are a festival choir too. and look a that stage wooo hooo! This was an event to celebrate 50 years of Wren Park School in Mickleover, Derby so congratulations to them. It was very snug up there on that stage so very little dance moves. I didn't fancy falling off a lorry stage, some say entertaining but no I didn't sign up for 'stunt rockie'. A beautiful evening, very warm weather we are experiencing in the UK right now, which was just perfect for the organisers and the lovely people who had supported this anniversary. A great performance which I personally enjoyed a lot. Just love it and we have a giggle or two as well.
Come and join us, you can take advantage of a free taster session and there are many classes dotted all around the country so there's really no excuse. If you would like more information pop along to the website at
www.rockchoir.com and find your local session.
For now I'm looking forward to my session tomorrow, carrying on with 'King of Wishful Thinking' and we are recapping 'With a Little Help from My Friends', very fitting as it was Sir Paul McCartney's birthday over the weekend.
I will catch you back here for Teapot Tuesday tomorrow.
Take care for now............
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