Groups' event: Not Abducted by Aliens: Music at The Jolly Sailor, East Street, Farnham, on 14th June at 20.00
As far as I’m aware, no one from Shades or The Hedge Inspectors has been abducted by aliens which, on reflection, is prove positive Space Beings clearly fail to appreciate good music.
In Shades we’re a little disappointed no one has beamed us up as we love to travel and meet people, and we eagerly await the day a little green man approaches us and says in a little green, squeaky voice, ‘Take me to your leader.’ That would be Mark, he calls the tune around here and backs it all up with elegantly picked melodies and solos whist maintaining a firm grip on our musical standards.
If the Little Green Manmuttersassurances of living in ‘perfect harmony,’ then he needs to listen to the girls, Liz and Vanessa, who will set hisspine tingling with their singing and elegant harmonies. Vanessa sometimes can also be persuaded to play solo on her penny whistle.
Should the Little Green Man incoherently demand access to, ‘Your base, your centre of control’, he needs to speak to Keith, who having taken incoherent singing to a new level is usually only allowed to thud out the tempo on his trusty Bass.
Shades, ever ready for a five year mission to boldly explore new worlds, but until then equally happy to continue as a covers band entertaining you with a wide range of numbers from the Stereophonics, the Coral, Scouting for Girls, Noah and the Whale, Green Day, Neil Young, T Rex, Tears for Fears, The New Faces, Cold Play, The Stokes and many others.
If the little green Alien is feeling blue, he needs to speak to The Hedge Inspectors, an acoustic based duo with their own unique songs which often examine life on this planet from a quirky view point, possibly right up an Alien’s, well, Intergalactic Highway.
Mike and Caroline compose their own songs on many subjects, although not as yet about an Alien changing colour. Much in demand at numerous festivals across the country their diverse songs examines such issues as; Festival toilets, Wildlife, Unfortunate Events, Love, Loss, and the Afterlife. There is also a song about a Martian which may be revived especially for the occasion.
So, if you’re in the mood for a Close Encounter, come on down!
The evening is in support of the Marie Curie charity.