I just got back from playing lead guitar at my first live gig. Phew. It turned out ok. We played during the intermission of the charity jazz night for the East Berkshire Junior Orchestra. I guess there were about 100 people there. The EBJO were excellent and none of them are older than 17. Two of the students also sang very well. Hard act to follow!
Then there was us - Tina and the Taxi Drivers. Julian's wife made a great facade for the bass drum. Tina was cool and the rest of us were quite nervous but it all worked out. We had a lot of great audience support and the dance floor was full. Even raised some money for the EBJO tour. I'm quite chuffed. Well - err - I did screw up the solo on the last song by starting on the wrong note but, oh well. Hard to play when you're hands are sweating!
This was our set:
- All Shook Up
- Stupid Cupid
- Honey Hush
- What It Is
So I can now claim I'm a gigging musician! Ha ha! I think the plan is to start working on some new songs and play at the school's jazz marathon event next month. Maybe I should get some lessons. Stay tuned.