Back At The Barn
Among the band’s favourite venues to play, Tythe Barn, near Oxford is always a welcome sight on the CoverUps’ gig calendar. The positive vibes could be down to the marvellous Oxfordshire countryside; the fantastic food; the quirky renovation of a cow shed; or maybe it’s just the great hospitality and the relationships the staff build with guests – and bands. Add this to the fact that it’s under an hour from home in the West Midlands and you have a winning combination.
From Bar To Barn!
A job well done always fills the CoverUps boys with a sense of pride; when the practising and the preparation culminates in a floor-filling performance we go home happy. Friday night was no exception. Perhaps it was even more heartening knowing that previous hard work had paid off as we learnt the Bride and Groom had chosen the CoverUps after travelling a fair way North to watch one of our sets at the Riverbank, Nottingham.
Rolling On A River
Classic pop put up a good fight with rock and the rockier side of Indie to keep the dancefloor packed in the later stages of the evening. The night’s highlights have to include watching in awe as Steve made light work of classic rock solos in “Beat It”, “Sweet Child of Mine” and “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” while the classic pop melodies of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen”, The Proclaimers’ “500 miles” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” had the whole room singing along.
Special mention goes to the brave wedding-goer who – prompted by the Bride – stepped up to the mic to sing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” This impromptu performance relied on the band’s performing experience and worked us hard but was ultimately great fun and went down a treat to help round off a smashing night.
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