On Sunday 18 October The BlueBelles were in Bristol singing at St George’s as part of the finale of the 2015 Bristol Festival of Song.
Our invitation to this event had come about as a result of our activity on Twitter, which is largely looked after by one of our fab Basses – Jill. Despite most of her tweets (both for herself and our behalf) being about gin, she managed to get the attention of the festival organisers who invited the BlueBelles to participate in this year’s festival.
Arriving in good time for our 2pm slot, the BlueBelles were initially found huddled in a corner of the nearest coffee shop. Coffee drunk, we then headed to the venue. St George’s Bristol is a world class concert venue and certainly one of the best medium sized venues in the UK. As such we were thrilled at the chance to sing on the stage which has been previously occupied by the likes of Gregory Porter.
This particular event was a full day of different choirs singing and so it was important to be absolutely on time. So at precisely 2pm the BlueBelles went on stage to find a decent audience of around 50 people there to greet them. The organiser pointed to the clock on the wall and we were under strict instructions to be finished at exactly 2.25pm. Fortunately this information had been provided in advance so we had carefully timed our set.
In no time at all, our 25 minute set had been completed and we had included some of our favourite songs such as, Lollipop, We’ll Meet again & the Billy Joel number ‘And so it goes’. These and other songs will shortly be released on our first CD which is due out soon.
Following the concert, in true BlueBelles style we all then headed up the road to partake of a stylish afternoon tea at Browns. The Bristol restaurant is modelled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice so was a perfect end to a fabulous afternoon.
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