Archive for July, 2011

Yes, it’s true – this morning, well almost this lunchtime I overslept in a big way! Normally I’m down by 11am at the latest on a Sunday; it gives me time to firstly have a cup of coffee and secondly get a head start with setting up for the band, it takes a little while.  We have had a brilliant but manic weekend and for some reason, not only did I miss my alarm – I actually didn’t set it at all DOH!  Alas, the boys from the Lee Vasey band were still waiting patiently to get in at 11.50am, oops! They are normally almost set up by that time. Oh well, I guess that’s probably the first time I have overslept for work in over 8 years so I reckon that’s pretty ok – especially considering how much I love my bed heh heh!

As I said, it has been a great weekend, Friday with the rockin Buster James and then Saturday with The Glamtastics – I really do love those guys, even after the most grotty day they manage to put a smile on my face. If you haven’t seen them yet guys, make sure you watch out for their next gig, they really are a great band, one of those that just make you happy from start to end. Tonight we had our regular karaoke session. Our Sunday nights are so different, I would like to try and share them with you, or at least the idea of them. I’m going to be totally honest here and tell you straight away that I actually am not a fan of Karaoke, now I don’t mean our Karaoke, I mean any karaoke. It’s never been something I enjoyed or ever went to. It would be obvious then, would it not? that I wasn’t to be a fan of the Brickies Karaoke. Well again, I’m not going to lie about it, there are other nights I prefer but I looked around tonight as I was there sifting through the Elvis and neil Diamond songs and I was struck by many thoughts.  At the bar there was a man, a regular who has been attending our karaoke sessions for a few years now, he must be in his 60’s. He was chatting away to a group of our younger regulars, The younger crowd –  I guess there is a core group of about 10 of them have been coming in since they were around 16. It is brilliant to see everybody interacting with each other irrespective of age, sex, race or colour of your bandanna! The Brickies is a place where friendships are forged, some will pass, others will last. I just think it’s really cool that we, as a pub can bring people together like that. It’s not just friendships that are made here, I know of at least two couples that met here and are enjoying lasting relationships.  They say the community pub is no more,how wrong are they??  I look at us and then at you guys and it is more obvious than ever that it is the people in it that make the pub what it is – without you all it would be bricks and mortar with a very expensive PA system! The Brickies is a community, one which thrives with the music as it’s heartbeat.  I feel very lucky to be a part of that. 🙂

We’ve got another great week coming up with lots of new bands. SECTION IV on Friday are hitting our stage for the first time although each member has played here previously in other bands. The band consists of a mix of talent from popular local bands such as Rawkas, Real, Pure Passion so they proimise a good night in the vein of prog rock. Tipping the scales completely the other way on Saturday we get all funky and groovy with party band ‘Immaculate Groove Project’ who are taking time out from the function circuit to come and delight us with their soulful tunes!

Ooooh, i’ve just seen the time – I had better try and sleep if not I’ll be oversleeping again tomorrow and that is not a great idea as I have a quiz to sort out for August!

Night people