We were soooo lucky to have the Gigspanner Big Band for an album launch. This ensemble only meets sporadically through the year and this is the first album they have done together - it really was not yer average gig.
There is a lot of Gigspanner on You Tube - here's something to start you off: Hard Times of Old England - and watch this, too: Louisiana Flack with some interesting percussive movements.
The addition of Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, who launched the Widecombe Sailing Club way back in October 2015, is also on You Tube. If you look at this, you'll find the GBB playing Phil & Hannah's Silbury Hill.
Check out this sampler from the new live album here: soundcloud.com/peter-knights-gigspanner/gigspanner-big-band-live-featuring-phillip-henry-hannah-martin-sample-of-tracks
The Gigspanner Big Band performed to a sell-out audience. Here are some of the comments from those who came:
'Great performers who seemed to really enjoy playing together as much as we enjoyed watching & listening. Anyway, a big thank you for organising yet another great Daf night of music.'
'I missed you at the end on Wednesday night and didn’t get a chance to say “wow – what a great night!”
A big thanks to you and the team for putting on such a great evening. Peter was on fire, I’ve never seen him play so well!'
'Magical, very very special concert. Thanks Daf'
'Just like to thank you for putting on an excellent gig on Wednesday, it really was brilliant, didn't realise Gigspanner were so popular, now I know why. Excellent music, great night.'
'An amazing gig last night. Thanks for giving us a local opportunity to see such a great band.
Can you add me to your mailing list?'
'Well done Daf sterling night'
'Thanks for a Fabulous night with Gigspanner, Awesome!!!!!!!'
Dawn & Mike
Just wanted to thank you for a brilliant concert on Wednesday.
It will be a privilege and a pleasure to be included on your emailing list.
Angie & Pete
p.s. I am not a number (but if I were it would be 134)
And the pictures, all by our famous Andrew Lester: