Happy New Year

Happy New year to all our followers and friends. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New year and that 2014 will be a good year for everyone. Thanks for your continuing support.

Three good gigs over the last 2 weeks including The Stag in Leighton Buzzard on 21st, LB Conservative Club on 24th (with support from the lovely Ellie) and New Years Eve at The Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, now a regular venue for us.

Everyone was in the holiday spirit, particularly on New Year’s Eve, with everyone dancing and singing along to the usual favourites, and impressive fireworks at midnight.

We are now taking a couple of weeks break to get over a busy December and will see you all again in February.

Barry’s Birthday Bop

Out in the deep dark depths of the Hertfordshire countryside (just outside Berkhampstead) Barry had a birthday.

Nice village hall at Ashley Green, proper stage and all, and a load of friends and relatives turned up to wish Barry a Happy Birthday.

Several revellers in fancy dress – authentic 60’s garb – and at least one “ted” made it all a lot of fun.

We had most folks up on the floor dancing and singing by the end of the night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The band had a lot of fun and we thank Barry for inviting us to help him celebrate.

Planned fireworks had to be cancelled unfortunately due to the weather forecast and strong winds.

Next gig is at The St. Mary’s Church Hall in West Street, Dunstable on Sat. 30th November before the Christmas rush of gigs start in December.

Open to everyone, a 60’s themed night with prizes for the best 60’s fancy dress. “Elvis” is also likely to make another appearance as well – not to be missed!!!

Tickets are £5.00 on the door on the night or in advance from Pauline on 01582 665726.

Last year’s dance was a huge success and was sold out, so hurry up and make sure you get your tickets now.

Bletchley Working Men’s Club

Another great night at Bletchley and Fenny Stratford WMC. Nice big venue and a proper stage and lighting. Slow filling up earlier on, but nice and full later when the dancers got going on the dance floor.

Plenty of vocal accompaniment from the surrounding tables and quiet a lot of hand-jiving as well. Nice to see.

Thanks for having us back guys, we had a really good time and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Hope to see you again soon.

Couple of weeks off now while Steve goes off for a late holiday, then back on 2nd November for a private birthday party in Chesham – with fireworks apparently — oooohhhh, aaaaahhhh.

See you all soon.

The Goat, Berkhamstead

A little late posting this blog, but what a great, friendly little pub.

All done out like a 60’s pub with posters and murals of the age, but very modern and contemporary with it.

Really nice feel and really appreciative crowd, particularly for a Sunday night in the rain.

All the usual favourites and plenty of singing along plus a bit of dancing and banter. Steve did really well to combat the flu and he and Karen got the folks on their feet.

Thanks for having us guys, please have us back as soon as possible!!!

Next gig is tonight – Saturday 5th October – at Bletchley Working Men’s Club. Ticket entry is £3.00 on the door. Playing from 8.30pm. This was a great gig last time we played there so please come along and have some fun.

Dunstable Rocks

Carnaby Street playing at Dunstable Rocks

We played from 5.00pm on Saturday afternoon for about an hour in brilliant sunshine to a massive crowd filling the park. Must have been a couple of thousand people. Amazing.

This is probably the biggest ever crowd we’ve played to, and it was fantastic seeing so many people jumping around and singing to our set.

A mixture of Beatles, Kinks, Stones, The Who, Small Faces, The Searchers and many more had everyone bouncing about. Lots of folks came up afterwards to say how much they enjoyed listening to us.

Thanks for all the nice comments. If you were there and want to see us again, we are at The Kents Athletic Club in Luton this Saturday, and at Leighton Buzzard Conservative Club on Friday 13th September.

Suzuki GB - 50th Celebrations

Yesterday the band was honoured to be invited to provide some authentic 60’s music for Suzuki’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at their Milton Keynes Headquarters.

Over a lunchtime barbeque for staff we played a selection of songs from 1963, the Company’s founding year in the UK, amidst a background of 1960’s motorcycles and cars produced by Suzuki.

Great fun. Had to dodge the showers a bit but hopefully it spoiled nothing as the sun came out just in time.

Next gig will see us in the Park in Dunstable on 31st August for “Dunstable Rocks”. We’ll be playing during the afternoon on the bandstand. Do come along and support us.

The Memorial Hall, Totternhoe

This charity gig for Appledown Kennels produced over £600 for the dog rescue centre, and we had a village hall full of people, all dancing away and enjoying themselves.

Elvis made an appearance and did a 40 minute set during our break. Thank you everyone who came along and made this a successful fundraiser.

Kingsley Park Working Men’s Club

New venue for us last night in Northampton.

Haven’t played a working men’s club for a while, and really refreshing to have a really nice laid back friendly crowd who turn up every week to enjoy the music and meet their mates.

Three fairly short sets with all the usual faves and lots of applause and a bit of dancing made the night a good one.

Thanks for having us guys, we hope you liked the music and want us to come back soon, we certainly do.

Next gig is this coming Saturday at Totternhoe Village Hall (near Dunstable) for a charity fundraiser for Appledown Kennels Dog Rescue Centre – a really worthwhile cause, so please come and support it and help raise funds.

Playing from about 8.00pm till 11.30pm with a barbeque, raffle and, we understand, a special guest doing an hour set in the middle of the evening who might just be ELVIS!!! UH HUH – That’s Right – It might be ELVIS!!! He’s just a Hunk-a Hunk-a Burnin’ Lurve.

Tickets are £10.00 at the door or in advance from Appledown Kennels.

St. Albans Steam Rally

What do you get when you get a load of old relics in a field letting off steam? That’s right, Carnaby Street playing at the St. Albans Steam Rally!

What a great night we had playing for this weekend live steam event in St. Albans. Lots and lots of people sitting in and around the beer tent enjoying music from the 60’s. Amazing crowd and loads of really nice comments.

Steve and Karen excelled in keeping the party going and the band was really on form.

Thanks for having us along guys. A great night. Even better, they apparently want us back next year for their 50th Anniversary event.

The Carpenters Arms

Tuesday night at The Carpenters Arms in Slapton, and the band apparently went “Global” on a live streaming feed on Launchpad.

Launchpad were there videoing the two sets and it went out live on this new interweb thingy and we could be seen all over the world (apparently). Is the world ready for this?

The video will be running on the Launchpad site for a few days, so check it out. Perhaps we will go “Viral” (whatever that means).

Very small pub and we were packed in rather, and big Steve had to sit on a stool cos the ceilings were so low – Really!!!

Nice appreciative crowd and lovely landlord and staff, so thanks for having us guys and we’d love to come back and do some more.

Next gig will be 1st June at the St. Albans Steam Rally, playing from 8.00pm. Please come along and support us.

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