Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Fluke Family, 28th, 29th, 30th August.

A busy weekend for the band, three gigs and three different line ups. On Friday 28th we played at the Royal Oak in Hampton, always a good gig. Darryl West fronted the band, with Russell Chaney on drums, Iain Fidler on keyboards and because Chris Belshaw our regular bass player had to unavoidably cancel at the last moment ( 30 minutes before the gig start time) we managed to recruit Bill Meads from the Sharpees band to cover on bass. Thanks to Bill for standing in at such short notice. On Saturday we played at the Astolat in Guildford. There seemed to be some sort of mix up as the landlord seemed to think we hadn't been booked for that night ( nothing new there) As I took the original booking I was one hundred percent sure we were booked, so we played to a less than full pub. John Parry fronted the band on guitar and vocals. Saturday saw us playing for the first time at the Compasses Inn in Gomshall, Surrey. It was their annual 'Gomstock Festival' to raise funds for charity. With upwards of two hundred people packed into the beer garden it created a great atmosphere. About ten bands played during the day. We played at 7.30 and did a rousing forty five minute set and got a great reception from the crowd. The band looks forward to another gig at the Compasses soon. The line up for the festival gig was: Steve Bennett on lead guitar and vocals, Chris Belshaw on bass, Russell Chaney on drums, Peter Terry on keyboards and me, Chris Snook on guitar and vocals.
Steve and Pete in the shadows.

From the left: Chris Belshaw, Russell Chaney, Peter Terry.

From the left: Chris Belshaw (bass), Steve Bennett ( lead gutar/vocals), Chris Snook (guitar/voals), Russell Chaney (drums), Peter Terry (keyboards).

The Gomshall Festival crowd

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London, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Fluke are a four piece band playing mostly material from the 60's to the present day including numbers by The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Canned Heat, Steeley Dan, Elvis Costello, Spencer Davis, The Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, The Doors, The Kings Of Leon, The Stereophonics and many more. The band performs at pubs clubs and private functions.