Happy Theme Night day everyone!
Am really looking forward to the next three nights and presenting our take on the music of Stevie Wonder. It was impossible to include every good song he ever wrote – there are so many (!), but we have crammed as many as possible in.
The usual number of 70 or so musicians will be taking part, yet they’re not all the same faces – as ever we try and include plenty of newcomers – in fact we have 8 debutants this time as well as the return of many familiar faces who were away for Theme Night #23.
Each theme presents new challenges – for example Tonto (our percussionist) is looking forward to trying to emulate the sound made by the 3 percussion players Stevie usually brings with him to live shows.
And after the success of our choir feature in Theme Night #23 we have gone really ambitious this time – so much so that we needed the help of Dublin Gospel Choir director Orla Gargan.. What a rehearsal we had the other night – thanks Orla!
There will also be announcements at the shows regarding the first two Theme Nights of 2020 – #25 in February and another away Theme Night (#26) in April.
We are welcoming a very special group of people as our guests tonight (more in tomorrow’s blog) – and of course we’ll have to see which performer captures the spirit of the nights best and hence claims the Golden Jacket.
I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of regular readers over the few nights too.
This gig has been sold out for months but somehow there are a small number of tickets available for each night here.