The MMC Big Band were requested top perform for the birthday party of Jean, one of our members. The event took place on 3rd February 2013 at Hollin Hall, Bollington and was recorded on video. I took the resulting video files to produce a DVD.
I'm in there playing bass next to the drummer but usually obscured by Ben on keyboards. Our eldest daughter Emily is also in the band playing clarinet, the young lady wearing the dark jacket on the front row.
All held together by Neil Shaw-Hulme, a talented multi-instrumentalist with a fantastic sense of humour and a great deal of patience.
First tune on the list, Eli's Comin' is a song written and recorded in 1967 by American singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro. The song was first released in 1968 on Nyro's album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.