June 2016 beginning of their third year. On arrival, already in the hall I noticed that there where many regulars, dancing to Honky Tonk Cliff playing Cd's that where so danceable. It had all eager to dance up and boot scooting ready to begin the June Festival. 1st night we welcomed Chris Mezza first live entertainer. Opening with a "Just To See You Smile" setting the scene for a great 3day event full of true country songs. Mark Wills "Places I've never been" & Zac Brown's "Knee Deep". The Storms also this evening. Rick & Ashley, sang "Honey Bee" & Brandy Clark's "Get High on A Country Song" such a variety of old and new songs. Chris & the Storms came together at the end of the evening giving us amongst others Keith Urbans "Love Somebody Like You.. Over the next two days Saturday & Sunday between 10.30 - 12p.m. Cliff Hall gives Line Dance Tuition & J.B. Western Julie & Brian, a great couple who dance with style and teach all abilities. Taught the following:- Lonely Girl, East Hill Twist, Traveller [p], Have A Ball, & Oh Suzanna. Cliff Taught. 'Hot Tamalas' jnr by Joe Tohampson. The Bottle, by Cliff, Gypsy Queen, by Hazel Pace, 'Back at Mamas' a Tina Argyle and Shelia & Andrew Palmer dance Saturday afternoon. we were blessed with our host Ky Rivers. Ky sang amongst others, Josh Turners "Lay Low" + Willy Nelson's wonderful "Silver Wings" he impressed the crowd so much he got two encores. This Saturday Evening newbie for us. Zenne a female artists with a fantastic deep husky voice. Singing a brilliant acoustic "Old Friends" Heather Miles "Love Me Just A Little Bit Longer" and a wonderful Brandy Clark's "What Will Keep Me Out Of Heaven" + Chely Wright's, "Shut Up And Drive". two great sets. This Lady is one to watch. Fool's Gold a Husband & Wife duo, who specialising in great harmonies. giving us two great sets. both in real form, A new one for me, "Big Blue Tree" a Michael English song, went down well. Josh Turners, I Wann'a Hear Raindrops. + Steve Holly's Good Morning Beautiful the songs they sung where so varied it was a pleasure to dance or listen. Closure this evening, Zenne & Fools Gold played us out with "Call Me The Breeze Our Raffle this evening for The Great Ormond Street Hospital raised £204.00. great night. roll on Sunday. Bleary eyed Sunday morning great breakfast great lessons. Shayna & Ky Rivers Angie & Ky's daughter Shayna is fairly new to the country scene, with a voice like hers, she will be a great addition to the country circuit. [new blood] With Ky alongside her she opened with "Heartaches by the Numbers" words sung as originally written [1959]. Listening to her sing Miranda Lamberts "Girl Like Me" made me sad that due to other commitments she only played us the one set, I would have liked to hear more. Hayden Duo also on this afternoon a absolute treat to see Hayden & Billy Levin. singing "One Night At A Time" they mixed it up for us, from "Impossible, Invisible a Hunter Hayes song "Loving All Night and a self penned "My Wife" [who was in the audience]. closing this afternoons session with Come out tonight, 'Oh Yes we will'. Sunday night the very last night of a great 3 day event. Chris James his sung version of "Corn Don't Grow" brilliant not heard often a great Don Williams "First Fool in Line" Chris also sang which I couldn't follow "happy birthday" to one of our crowd in Welsh lol. a James House's "Anything for Love" superb!. The Hayden Duo Hayden & Billy, sang Alan Jacksons "Designated Drinker" "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Red Roses." brilliant. "Honky Tonk Life" the songs coming at us are so varied, Cheyenne Angie & Ky sang a stupendous "Stripes" as well as "Today I Started Loving You Again and a very upbeat "Little White Church" "Blame It On Your Heart". Chris James, almost bought the house down with his rendition of "I'm Already There" Hayden, Angie & Ky & Chris James closed us down this evening with a fantastic Jamming session. roll on November. Noted over the three days. Due to the fact that Cheyenne insist that only country music is sung. the songs are varied and super, however surprise, surprise, the dance floor was never empty. We have to wish our usual doorman Paul a hasty recovery as Alfie took over ad hoc. wishing you here.
Jacqui Peacock