July 21st – Chris James (SOLD OUT)
This will include a cream tea again – this time to coincide with Wimbledon, and also because it’s the last dance before our Summer closure.
NB – We have tickets for our October Social with Nigel Slater
BOTTLE AND BAG COMPETITION
Between now and Christmas we are holding a County Line bottle and bag competition. Any photos will be displayed monthly, and in December each one will be given a number and put in a draw for a mystery prize. There will also be a prize for the one that has travelled the furthest distance. At the moment we have Austria and Spain.
Although a new name on the country music circuit, Rancher have been together for over 15 years, playing to crowds in their local clubs around Slough. Between the two of them, they have over 60 years experience in the entertainment industry. They were a really great couple to work with.
Rancher play a wide range of country music and can cater for both “Line” and “Western” audiences. They do their very best to keep up to date with the latest floor fillers, as well as the classics, which they proved at our Social. They are one of the most up to date bands we have had.
This talented duo comprise Steve Lovett on lead vocals and lead guitar, and John Hallett on bass guitar, slap bass, acoustic guitar and harmony vocals. As well as his talent for playing a vast amount of instruments, John also has a wicked sense of humour and has always got a joke to tell.
Steve started at 11 in a country band Called The Convoys formed by his father. He then spent a few years playing with his own Rockabilly band, the Niteshift Trio. He has also been a Line Dance DJ for 15 years and has run three dance clubs with his wife Debbie. Steve is always looking to improve his brilliant guitar playing, demonstrated by his on stage solos, and also creates most of their backing tracks.
Those who attended this Social will be aware that we have had a rethink with regards to seating. We thought it might be advantageous, for a number of reasons, to have some tables down the side. The vast majority were in favour of this, and felt that it was a better lay-out. Also the “couples” seemed to be able to negotiate their way round easier.
FLOOR ETIQUETTE As a committee, we are so proud of the atmosphere that our Socials generate. We are aware that sometimes the seating is an issue, or rather the inability to access the floor in time to start the dances, so we may need to have a rethink. The problem lies in seating around 80 people without compromising the dance floor. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
REQUEST SHEETS We are very keen that those who attend fill in request sheets, so that we know we are going in the right direction – hopefully you saw the list of dances on your table as a reminder. If Alan doesn’t have the music on the night, he will make sure he has it by the next Social, and if there is something you later think of, please don’t be afraid to let us know – there are contact details on the “Contact location and links” page.