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Diary 2017

January 2017

Another year and still  DANDY  battle on to “entertain” the “masses”. Slight exaggertion there on both counts if I’m brutally honest.

Lots of gigs coming up though..we just need the energy to do them …and a young man  to carry the equipment.

As always many thanks to all of you who have supported us over so many years……we are almost humbled. Seriously…it was wonderful to see how many people we knew turned up and paid top whack to see us at the Garrick Lichfield and at many other theatres last year. We are very grateful and hope you will continue to do so. We would love to see some familiar faces in the coming months. We love to meet you and get to say “Hello”. All of our shows are listed under the heading on the Welcome Page. If you need to know if it is a private gig…..just give us a call.

We (meaning me) will do an update every few months of recent gigs and include one or two pics. where possible.

Fuller details with more pictures are to be found on the Facebook Page…Dandy Comedy Duo-Just For Fun. The link to this page is at the top of the Welcome Page. Clicking onto this does not mean you will be hunted, stalked, have to provide an inside leg measurement or any passwords or private details. It will in no way involve you with that Fiendishly Scary Incarnation Face Book.  Trust me. It is just an easier option and I can put on bigger photos. Although the number of chins I am sporting at the moment does not make this a favourable option.

DANDY continue to try their hardest to provide a great night of Entertainment. We still continually update our material….our faces are another matter. Later in the year we will be doing the “A Black Country Night Out”  Theatre Tour with a brand new line up. I will be posting info and dates very soon.

Life in the DANDY household continues to be filled with exciting, mind blowing times….like trips to Dunelm for bacon sandwiches and Allan’s perennial search for “The Right Pedal Bin” and “The Cause of Our Ever Banging Plumbing” and the search for “A Non Slip Washing Line”! These are the things that cause him sleepless nights!

Stay with us…We are still the Children of The Swinging Sixties….if not physically ..at least in our heads where it still counts.

Gigs and photographs coming soon …….

After a lovely Winter break in Gran Canaria we are back to gigs.

JANUARY

20th …..Nice and local for us as we are over at WALSALL GOLF CLUB on the Broadway for a lovely group of people we have worked for several times. Residents Association.  Great  suprise when our friends Steve and Gloria turn up as part of the audience.

21st…..New venue for us at ALCESTER UNIONIST CLUB. What a great crowd of people they were. Invitation to go back again next year.

26th…….This afternoon we make our way over to KIDDERMINSTER to the GRANARY for 30th Anniversary of PROBUS 87. Great to catch up with Keith and Peggy again.

28th…… Tonight we are over at SOAR BOATING CLUB.

FEBRUARY

4th …….HAMMERWICH CRICKET CLUB TONIGHT with our good friends ETERNITY DUO. As usual the audience were brilliant and we had a great time. Thanks again to Ronnie Box. See you all next year.

11th…..Anothr regular gig for us over at NEWPORT BOWLS CLUB for Maureen. Great fundraising work done here every year. Great team of people. Probably our tenth year. See you all next year.

18th…..The romantically named FAR FOREST tonight with our old mate BEV PEGG. Thanks to all for a brilliant time.

22nd….Another of the afternoon shows up at the MEMORIAL HALL BURNTWOOD. These are STARLIGHT SHOWS and are well attended lunch and a show re booked events. 3 course meal and 3 acts. Can’t be bad.

25th……This is our usual show over at KINGS NORTON GOLF CLUB with the fabulous MIKE BERRY AND THE OUTLAWS. This is a Tribute to Buddy Holly night and it is organised each year by Dave and Eve Slater. Again we have done this gig for the past 10 years. Always a fabulous night.

26th…..Sunday lunchtime meal and a show at ALL SAINTS PARISH CHURCH, Darlaston. We have done this about 5 times and they are a lovely crowd of people who make us very welcome.

MARCH

2nd……Haven’t been here for a few years but great to meet up with the people here once more. WORFIELD GOLF CLUB. Totally refurbished and looking very smart. So many familiar friendly faces. Thanks for great reception.

3rd….Tonight we are at the VAULTS, at KNOWLE. This is a fundraising venture for Cancer relief and there are activities on all over Knowle for the entire week. Very young audience….must admit we were nervous…but they were great and we really enjoyed the Night. Thanks to our friends Mike and Carole for coming along to support.

4th….Back at one of our favourite Cotswold venues CLIFFORD CHAMBERS. We have worked here for many years and it is always good to come back and catch up with friends like Val and Chris. Thanks to all for a great night.

11th….Not too far tonight..out in the beautiful countryside at NEWCHURCH VILLAGE HALL. Great to be back here again. Many thanks to Gordon and Rachel for asking us once more. Big thanks for all the lovely food as always and to the lovely crowd we always get here.

18th….Good to be back at LEEK WOOTTON VILLAGE HALL. We know most of the audience here by now and they are always wonderful to work for.

30TH….Lunchtime/Afternoon gig up at ALDRIDGE ANCHOR CLUB 55 PLUS. First time here. Lovely crowd.

APRIL

1st….Only been to this venue once before…HOPWOOD 5 WAYS OLD EDWARDIANS CLUB. This is a special Anniversary party for 2 lovely people. Thanks so much for the lovely letter you sent to us.  Glad eveyone enjoyed the evening.

7th….WALSALL RUGBY CLUB. This is a Fundraiser that we did last year as well. It is to raise money for Macmillan Nurses. Thanks to the team and to Frances for the food. Wonderful as usual. Well done

8th…Tonight we are over the road at WALSALL GOLF CLUB with our special friends ETERNITY DUO. Thank you to all for another great night.

21st….STARLIGHT SHOW LUNCH CLUB at BURNTWOOD MEMORIAL HALL with the beautiful Debbie Miles.

22nd…Bit sad to be over here at WOOTTON WAWEN without our old mate, David. Sorry to hear of his passing. Lovely guy. He’s booked us here for many years. Left things in the capable hands of Tina who is working so hard and has achieved some amazing things already. Another lovely night with the people here. Great to see so many old friends.

29th….CALDERFIELDS GOLF CLUB for WALSALL ROTARY. Thanks to all who made it a good night.

MAY

5th……The pretty village of SALT is our destination tonight. First time here. Very welcoming. Thanks for a great night.

6th….WHITTINGTON BOWLS CLUB have arranged the gig tonight and it is a real corker. Fab. crowd. So good to catch up with old friends especially Sue Parsons from Wednesbury. Allan and her were at Babby school together.

13th….Over at STRATFORD RACECOURSE tonight for a repeat booking for the INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF CARAVANNING ROTARY. They are from all over the country. Surprisingly no problems with the Black Country dialect. Great crowd.

14th….Sunday Lunch in honour of the President Mr. Alan Waldron…over at ASTON WOOD GOLF CLUB. Thanks for the lovely food and friendly company. Good to have time to chat with Roger and Sandra.

16th…..THE PLACE, OAKENGATES THEATRE, TELFORD. This is a once a year big show organised by AGE U.K and it pulls in aout 500 people. Big variety show and we have done it for about the last 4 years.  Thanks again to a wonderful audience.

17th….Another visit to the GRANARY for a PROBUS SPRING LUNCH.

18th…..Strange gig this one. We have to be on stage at 10.00 a.m …but it is one we have done lots of times so we are used to it by now. Always lovely people here. Good to stop and have a chat afterwards. Many thanks.

20th….Wonderful night over at SOUTH STAFFS GOLF CLUB for Geoff and Etta. Combination of various Anniversaries and birthdays. What a lovely family they were. Big thank you to all of them..especially the younger ones…for making us so welcome .

Photographs will be introduced in block form instead of trying to fit them into the writing

UPDATE ON BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT THEATRE TOUR 2017.

BELOW ARE FLYERS ADVERTISING THE NEW SHOW. WE ARE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME AND CHECK IT OUT. IT IS , APART FROM OURSELVES A COMPLETELY NEW CAST THIS YEAR.

ALL OF US ARE BLACK COUNTRY FOLK AND IT IS SET TO BE AS MUCH FUN AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

“GIE IT A GOO IF YOW LOIKE A GUD LOFF” LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. COME AND SAY HELLO.

Flyer for Black Country Theatre Tour

Black Country Flyer

Walsall Rugby Club for Macmillan

Glyn at Hammerwich

Allan and Ron Box

Mike Berry and the Outlaws at Kings Norton Golf Club

Newport Bowls

Worfield Golf Club

Leek Wootton

Stratford Golf Course for Rotary

Oakengates Theatre

Stratford Golf Course for Rotary

Oakengates Theatre

 

Newport Ladies

The Vaults, Knowle

Whittington Bowls

Allan and Roger at Aston Wood Golf CLub

Glyn at Leek Wootton

Swindon Cricket Bowls Club

Al at Starlight Sho;w

 

Brewood Village Hall Allan with Will Morgan

Starlight Show

Glyn at Wootton Wawen

Al and Sue Parsons at Whittington Village Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So here we go. A bit of a break in the proceedings and now time for a catch up of thanks and a few photos to let you know what we have been up to on the gig scene.

We have been spoiled this year with holiday treats. Our great age must be compensated for by a few breathers to re-charge our batteries. Another week in Gran Canaria, a week in Majorca and a week in Italy. We need to work hard now to pay for them!We took August off to spend some time in our van in Criccieth in wet but still wonderful North Wales.

I shall do an abbreviated list of the gigs as I have already included them fully on the Facebook page.

JUNE

2nd…… We started the month at SWINDON CRICKET CLUB for the Bowls Section. We have worked for them before. Great crowd of Black Country folk. Loved the night…apart from my Mic. breaking. Glad I had a spare.

5th…… Returned to PATSHULL PARK COUNTRY CLUB for the CAMEO LADIES. Great bunch of Black Country girls celebrating their links with the B.C. Had some fun with them.

24th…..Hadn’t been here for a while…but they all remembered us. Out in the country at the lovely area behind Stourport….GREAT WHITLEY VILLAGE HALL.

26th….Bit of a change for us. Barry Smith has asked us over to ROWLEY REGIS to entertain the ACCORDION CLUB. Many thanks to all for their welcome.

JULY

7th……Another venue we have done before. This is a fundraiser in ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH HALL, BOLDMERE, SUTTON COLDFIELD. This is to raise money for McMillan Cancer Research. Wonderful food and a wonderful crowd. They made in the region of £700 on the night.

8th…..Special night. This a Party organised by Rita for her family and friends. What a great crowd!

11th…..Back at PATSHULL PARK. This time it is for the ladies of the PATTINGHAM FLOWER CLUB and it is their 40th ANNIVERSARY. Good to chat with them at the end.

22nd…..Did this event last year and we are back here again tonight at HAGLEY COUNTRY CLUB with Nicky and Cliff, our friends aka ETERNITY DUO. This is the CAPTAINS NIGHT and it is a grand affair. Had a lovely room to change and wait in. Great crowd. Many thanks.

29th……Last night before we break up for the Summer. Just down the road in our Village Hall at NORTON CANES. Great to see so many friends and familiar faces here. Thank you so much for supporting us.

SEPTEMBER

1st……Over at STRATFORD OAKS GOLF CLUB tonight. Not been here before. They give us a great welcome. Only downside Allan damaged his shoulder getting the gear in. I am already struggling with Tendon damage to my wrist. Now he has possibly torn Tendon in shoulder. Too old for this caper.

2nd…..Nice and local tonight. Over at ALDRIDGE CLUB with our friends ETERNITY DUO. Great to see Col and Sue and Keith and Sue who turned up unexpectedly. Thanks so much for coming.

15th….Over at MAXSTOKE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB for our friends Ken and Gill. Haven’t been here for a while. Amazed so many people remembered us and came over to chat. Thanks to all for a great night.

16th…..This is a Fundraiser for the local CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS, over at HOCKLEY HEATH. Great crowd of people. We had a wonderful night with them and were so well looked after.

17th….CURDSWORTH VILLAGE HALL for WYLDE GREEN ROTARY. Really don’t like to work on a Sunday…but we love these people and have worked for them any times. This is a Fundraiser for Rotary Charities and particularly for DEMENTIA. This afternoon the event is a CREAM TEA and it was wonderful They raised just over £1,300 on the afternoon. Great to see so many lovely friends and familiar faces.

22nd……WALMLEY CLUB tonight. This is the warm up and first gig of the 2017 BLACK COUNTRY TOUR. Great night. Full house and a very appreciatie crowd. Happy with the line up. Looking forward to the other gigs.

23rd….Bit of a distance to travel tonight but the weather is good and we make an early start to reach TENBURY WELLS and the lovely village of ST.MICHAELS. Great community spirit and beautiful countryside out there. Thanks to all for making it a fab. night.

PHOTOGRAPHS TO GO WITH THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

PATSHULL PARK PATTTINGHAM LADIES FLOWER CLUB

CAMEO LADIES PATSHULL PARK

CAMEO LADIES PATSHULL PARK

 

GREAT WHITLEY HALL

 

GREAT WHITLEY

 

DANDY AND ETERNITY AT HAGLEY GOLF CLUB

ST MICHAELS CHURCH BOLDMERE

GLYN BRISCOE

ST. THOMAS ‘S CHURCH HOCKLEY HEATH

RITA’S PARTY

MAXSTOKE GOLF CLUB

MAXSTOKE GOLF CLUB

PATTINGHAM FLOWER CLUB

STRATFORD OAKS GOLF CLUB

JOHN, STEPH, BRIAN AND JEAN AT NORTON CANES

ST THOMAS’S CHURCH HOCKLEY HEATH

CREAM TEA, CURDSWORTH FOR WYLDE GREEN ROTARY

WALMLEY CLUB. BLACK COUNTRY TOUR

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

DANDY

ST. THOMAS HOCKLEY HEATH

MAXSTOKE GOLF CLUB

ST. MICHAELS, TENBURY WELLS

CURDSWORTH CREAM TEA

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