Actually this is me, Gary, Emma and Amanda at Kippax Social Club, not exactly a gigging or well-rehearsed band, more four people, five pans and at point, Amanda's surprised daughter, Amy.
|Foxwood at piece Hall Halifax 1988 [?]|
|Seacroft Green [late 80s]|
|School Hall Seacroft late 80s|
|TUC rally 2000ish|
|Meanwood late 80s|
Emma B, who used to be in East Steel and in Steel Rising until she had Woody, five years ago, hasn't played for that length of length - five years plus.
Amanda, back in the day when she was in my class and school steel band was Mandi Blackburn with a little flower over the i in Mandi; now she has just become Amanda Lucas with her new Canadian husband.
|Otley Carnival 2000|
There is a clue here - Amanda has been Canada, also for years and hasn't played with Foxwood for years, though she does have her own pan still over there.
Both of them - Emma and Amanda tried to get out of playing, but since when did Foxwood ever practise! We would have lost 50% of the "band"! We let them stand at the back, and played until the guests arrived, okay, as the guests arrived.
Scott took photos of the four of us. And I have added pics from Amanda's schooldays and some from before she left again from Canada. Enjoy. I have done.