for comments from the clients and
Hemnalls Social Club, Epping
A slow start to the evening meant that there was time to try out some new songs while the club members were chatting and settling in. The new numbers included 'Get Away' from Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames and 'Ain't that a Kick in the Head' in the style of Dean Martin. Later on in the evening the audience decided that they liked to sing along and joined in with us on 'What do you want to make those eyes at me for' as sung by Emile Ford and the Checkmates; 'Montego Bay' from Bobby Bloom and 'Help me make it through the Night' in th reggae style of John Holt. By the time we got to midnight they calling for more and we finished with the Beatles 'Eight days a Week' delivered in true harmonic style.
Enfield Highway Conservaitve Club
This was another good night for Lazydayz in the middle of a very busy weekend. Neil Diamond and Elvis were the order of the day with favourites such as 'Sweet Caroline'; 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'Beautiful Noise', 'All Shook Up', 'Good Luck Charm', 'Teddy Bear' and many others. We had a bit of fun dueting 'Welcome Home' by Peters and Lee and got the audience singing and dancing along to ''Things' as sung bu Bobby Darin, Robbie Williams and others.
Royal British Legion, Hemel Hempstead
Lazydayz last played this club about 6 years ago when Martin and Gary were the line-up. The regular patrons had fond memories of the old duo and so the new Lazydayz had quite a reputation to live up to. With all this in mind we started off some of our favourite numbers including Ricky Nelson's 'Garden Party' and 'Last Night was Made for Love' by Billy Fury and these got the audience up and dancing very quickly. New numbers included Dean Martin's 'Little Ole Wine Drinker Me'; 'Mustang Sally' in the style of the Commitments and 'Kiss' as performed by Tom Jones. The evening flew by very quickly and finished with 'When you were Sweet Sixteen' and resulted in a dance floor that was never empty, it was a great night for all.
Hoe Street Social Club, Walthamstow
This is the first time that Lazydayz have been to the Hoe Street Club and we are looking forward to our next visit. We had a great night and we really appreciate the positive feedback from the lively audience. We went through the decades and got the people up and dancing to a wide variety of numbers. One of the most memorable moments was the Elvis set with 'Good Luck Charm' and 'Teddy Bear' performed by Steve and 'Frankfort Special' and 'Wooden Heart' by Gary. Also popular was the reggae set with 'Help me make it through the night' as sung by John Holt, 'Tears on my pillow' by Johnny Nash and the Lazydayz favourite 'Everything I own' in the style of Ken Booth.
Royal British Legion Romford
Happy new year to one and all at the RBL in Romford, you are a really great audience and you helped us start the new year on a real high. To be honest we was a bit surprised to get a booking on the first Saturday of the new year but it turned out to be one of the best gigs that we have been to. New numbers this time included 'England Swings' by Roger Miller, 'Lay Lady Lay' Bob Dylan Style and 'Route 66' as performed by the Rolling Stones. One guest asked for 'Little old Wine Drinker me' by Dean Martin so we will endeavour to put this into the act for next time.
Royal Naval Association Welwyn Garden City
This was an 80th birthday party for Harry, a long time member of the RNA in WGC. We got the people up and dancing and the favourite numbers for the evening were Nat King Cole's 'Lets Face the Music and dance', 'Straighten up and Fly Right' and 'Let there be Love'. One of the younger guests wanted some more modern music but didn't tell us at any time throughout the evening - still, we are sorry that she wasn't 100% satisfied altought I point out that we are an act that specialises in tributes and covers of songs the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. The club management enjoyed the performance and booked us to go back in April, we look forward to that.
Royal British Legion Boreham Wood
A great time was had by all at the Royal British Legion in Boreham Wood with a great audience response to Gary's high notes in 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and "Sherry Baby" in the style of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Steve introduced a new dimension to the performance with some numbers from the Shadows including 'Diamonds', 'Apache' and 'Wonderful Land'. We will certainly look forward to returning to this venue!
St Kilda's United Services Club
Another good night that started slow but built up as the evening progressed. Calls for Joe Brown and the Bruvvers resulted in Steve's performance of "A Picture of You" and Gary with "That's what love will do". The new numbers included "Let's face the music and dance" by Nat King Cole and "Penny Arcade" by Roy Orbison which we added to our repertoire in response to a request from this club.
Walthamstow Trades Club
The patrons at this club like ballroom standards such as waltzes and quicksteps and we did our best to satisfy this requirement with songs from Jim Reeves, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis and Cliff. All went well and I look forward to adding some new numbers for next time.
Oxhey Conservative Club
This is a beautiful club with a friendly atmosphere and a debut night for Lazydayz. Elvis was in demand and Gary happily obliged with 'GI Blues', 'D'ya ever have one of those days boys', 'Return to Sender', 'Suspicious Minds' and several others. Steve's Frank Sinatra numbers 'Love and Marriage', 'The Lady is a Tramp', 'Witchcraft' and 'I've got you under my skin' were also well received.
Constitutional Club, Leigh on Sea
This is a great club with a good size stage and large dance floor. New numbers this time were 'Montego Bay' in the style of Bobby Bloom; 'Feelings' by Murice Albert and two more from the Lazydayz expanding Neil Diamond repertoire, 'If you know what I mean' and 'Cherry Cherry'. The audience were very appreciative of all of the songs but they particularly enjoyed 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh!), joining in with Gary in the verses while Steve provided the wailing jungle calls in this timeless classic. We love the comments that are written the guest book, especially the last one: "Small ears but good voice" - not sure who or what they mean!
Evergreen Football & Social Club, Abbotts Langley
Had a great evening and debuted some new songs, this was just as well because the audience were quite demanding in their requests. We got asked for some Roxy Music and let them have it with 'Love is is the Drug'. There were also calls for Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin and we delivered with 'High Hopes', 'I've got you under my skin', 'Mac the Knife' and 'Beyond the Sea'. Also new this evening was 'Crazy little thing called love' Michael Buble style and 'Just the two of us' as sung by Bill Withers.
Royal British Legion, High Wycombe
Took a few hats and other props to add some style to the performance. The cowboy hat and bootlace tie went down well with the audience but the 1980's style wig and sunglasses were the star of the evening. Gary really got involved with some audience participation in his Elvis set and Steve got them all singing along with his repertoire of Neil Diamond numbers. Take a look at the pictures in our gallery.
Royal British Legion, Potters Bar
dances, waltzes and quicksteps were the order of the day at this venue.
Hatfield Social Club
started the first set with a rendition of 'World without love' originally
recorded by Peter & Gordon, this was well received and from that
moment on we were on a roll. The hightlight of the evening was when
Gary joined some of the guests on the dance floor while singing and
marching to Elvis Presley's GI Blues. There was also a poignant moment
as Steve performed a short tribute to Stephen Gately from Boyzone who
sadly passed away this weekend. We finished on a high with Hi-Ho Silver
Lining, Jeff Beck style and were sorry that we didn't have time for
High Wycombe Irish Club
This was a Sunday afternoon session which meant that we didn't get really warmed up until sometime into the first set - we always find it easier to get into the performance if it is in the evening. The club bar is quite small but it was busy and the audience were very appreciative and persuaded us to continue for an extra hour.
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