Giglist for 2018 is Growing

Melodians’ engagements for 2018 are beginning to come in and look very interesting.

On February 20th the Melodians will be playing for one of the Catwalk shows for the London Fashion week.  The Melodians will be playing as the models do their Catwalk.  We are very busy rehearsing for this to ensure a perfect performance.

We are also delighted to have been invited again to play at the BT Ball in Aid of Sports Relief in May.  This event takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

In July, the Melodians will be taking part in the Art Night 2018 event somewhere around Battersea Power Station.  Exact location still to be confirmed and the exact programme still to be defined.  However, it will definitely be an exciting event where the Melodians will be teamed up with an artist for a joint project.  You know how much we enjoy doing that!  We are all looking forward to it.

Apart from that we have a wedding that was booked in 2016 after we performed at a wedding held in that year.

We will be reverting to a Christmas Concert this year instead of October and that has been booked for 15th December.

Still waiting for an overseas trip to be confirmed.  Sure Terry’s efforts will come to fruition.  A number of likely events being discussed.  Watch this space.

Trinidad Melodians in grounds of Royal Festival Hall 1987

If you have watched our 30th Anniversary video you will have seen a few seconds of the Trinidad Melodians performing in the grounds of the Royal Festival Hall during their visit to the UK and the Isle of Man in 1987.  It was this visit that prompted Terry Noel to form the Melodians Steel Orchestra UK in October 1987.  Well here is the full recording of the Trinidad Melodians performance of ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ by Tina Turner.

We hope you enjoy it (sorry about the slight hiccup in the middle but it was recorded over 30 years ago).

Aviva Community Fund Application Result

The Aviva Community Fund voting ended last week and we got a tremendous amount of support with 803 votes in total. However, we did not meet our target of 1000. Today we have been advised that we were unsuccessful in our application and that we are not in the final round of judging.

We would like to thank all those people who voted for us and who continue to support us. As you know we are a registered charity and, without a sponsor, rely on donations, grants and income from engagements to survive.

2017 has been a very difficult year for various reasons with rehearsals at our base being severely restricted for a large part of the year.  This should all be finished now so we expect that in 2018 rehearsals will be back to normal and we can confidently build up a busy giglist for next year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

 

Aviva Community Fund voting ended

The Aviva Community Fund voting ended Midday yesterday. We got a tremendous amount of support with 803 votes in total. However, we did not meet our target of 1000 so we will have to wait and see what the judges think and see if we get any funding for our project. Results should be announced on 28th November. Fingers crossed everyone.

Voting for Aviva Community Fund Ends Midday Tomorrow

The voting in the Aviva Community Fund applications ends Midday Tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who has voted for us and encouraged their friends to vote also. We are currently up to 783 votes which is amazing but slightly short of our 1000 votes target. If you haven’t voted yet please do.

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1829

Here are a few ‘learn to play day’ photos showing what a workshop can be like plus a photo of our performance this year at Cowley Road Carnival .

Possible new players in the ‘Learn to Play Day’

Possible new players in the ‘Learn to Play Day’

 

Cowley Road Carnival Performance