Kettering hall was full to overflowing with a spell-bound audience on Sunday 8th April.
For three delightful hours we were treated to the happy and sometimes wistful banjo of Montz Matsumoto, the brilliant fiddle of Ross Smithard, as well as the beautiful guitar picking and rock solid bass of Ross Sermons. Louise Bell joined the group to sing a few songs, while Ned Trewartha was MC for the day.
All musicians playing together
Ross Sermons & Montz Matsumoto
These most talented musicians obviously enjoyed playing together and shared their pleasure most generously.
Montz Matsumoto and Ross Smithard.
The buzz of a happy audience during the break.
Delightful artwork by Kerry Thompson added colour and atmosphere.
Liz and David Hunn
Louise Bell & Ross Smithard
David Hunn made his award winning, locally distilled gin and vodka available.
For the intervals, Kettering’s Pashas Restaurant provided a range of meze while the wonderful group of women organised tea and coffee with an amazing array of cakes and pastries.
These goodies were supplemented by many members of the audience and kind donations from Banjos of Margate.
All good things must come to an end but sometimes they just keep resonating in our memories.
Special thanks to Louise Bell for designing the posters for the event, as well as performing.
A sepcial ‘Thank You’ to Ned Trewartha for initiating and organising a truly memorable afternoon.