Sunday, 7 August 2011

Cooden Wacky Band Play Brede Firemens Fete 2011

What a glorious day - full sun and the lightest of breezes saw Cooden Wacky Band setting up under the huge oak on Brede playing field opposite the little primary school just near Brede cross roads. A fun event for all the family, enlivened by firemens displays of chip pan fires and fairground amusements.

Cooden Wacky Band start with 20's toe tappers Hello Dolly and Five Foot Two followed by the ever popular Muppet Show Theme which you can watch on video in our previous post!

We played a jaunty eight numbers, then Summer Holiday: Hastings Coastal Twirlers were keen to get started so we finished with the snappy Rutland Rag before taking a well earned break! Louise, conductor, won a coconut at the shy: second ball - difficult to say whether the fireman or Louise was the more surprised! The highlight of the fete was Hastings Coastal Twirlers introducing a novel act involving Louise, Sarah and Clare in a short twirling contest - never volunteer!

Amidst much enthusiastic applause Sarah emerged the clear winner for twirling!

I don't think Clare was really in with a chance, do you?

We opened our second set with Main Title Theme and a second James Bond Theme followed by Birdland and two Beatles tunes which went down a treat with the enthusiastic audience! After watching a fiery display of chip pan fires from Brede's firemen we enjoyed a rare solo from alto saxophonist Paul Higgins in Gershwin's lovely Someone To Watch Over Me.

John Coote took over on alto in Blues For Mr B with a great solo - you should hear the trumpets and clarinets too! Catch us later this season as we confirm our near future Bexhill bookings. We ended with our latest calypso piece Jamaican Rock and then Cooden Wacky Band stood for the grand finale: The Stripper! Excellent music in a tranquil yet jolly setting :)

Many thanks to our photographers Graham Stephens and Mrs Coote and to the organisers of Brede Firemens Fete 2011!

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