Rob has a really good singing voice, with a very wide range, which means that he can emulate a variety of Country singers. He also turned up with 5 guitars, and be assured that he could certainly play them. How he knows which guitar should be used for which song is beyond me, but the results were very impressive.
Rob has been playing Country music in the UK since 1985, and has played with the Nadine Somers Band, Vegas, and currently Lass Vegas with Marie Saunders, who presents Keep it Country on the TV.
Rob also tours with Rich Hall, for whom he arranges all the music. Some of you may well know Rich as the dour faced comedian who used to appear regularly on the panel show QI. He actually does 80 – 100 dates a year with Rich. Following a theme of dour performers, Rob has also toured with Jack Dee, who really does need no introduction, but it may not be common knowledge that he plays the mandolin, and is a Bob Dylan fan. I wonder why!
Rob and Izzy travelled from Rochester to perform for us. They have been engaged for 2 years, so watch this space!! They might be married next time we see them.
The Committee are always on the look out for new bands suitable for our venue. If anyone knows of a band they feel would fit the bill, please let one of the team know, and we will endeavour to go and hear them, with a view to booking them.
You will find a copy of “Floor Etiquette” on your table, if you are not sure of how it works when there are partner and line dancers on the floor together.
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.
CROSS COUNTRY MAGAZINE – for sale at our Socials