Another December and another year over. That doesn’t mean it’s time for morose introspection.
No, it means we get another chance to crack open the Snowselele song book. We’ve got quite a packed festive period with two meetings, a gig and, what some people have been telling us is, our customary Christmas sing-a-long. We’re not convinced it can be custom after two years but we are looking forward to it.
So we will have two normal meetings on the 6th and 20th of December (I know the meeting dates panel on the page has stopped working), at these meetings we will just be playing songs from the Snowselele book.
On the Sunday 23rd December we will be playing all night in the beer garden of the Prince of Wales. We will have songbooks for anyone who wants them and we really want to encourage everyone to come along and join in with us through just about every classic Christmas song we can think of. It was the highlight of our year last year and hopefully it’ll be just as good this year.
As part of Children in Need on Friday (the 16th November) we will be playing two sets at the Mailbox in town.
We’ll be playing on the BBC public space stage at 18:35 and again at 21:00. We decided that if we got to play twice then we’re going to play two completely different sets. So we’ve got some old songs and some new songs all ready to go.
Come along and watch us and they might even ask us to do it again in the future.
On Saturday the 13th October we will be playing as part of the Oxjam Brum festival. This is a great festival that takes place across the City Centre. You can buy a wristband from their website that gives you access to all the venues.
We’ll be playing at Cafe Blend, on Navigation Street, at 5:00 pm. Our gig will be a pay what you can one, so you don’t need an official wrist band to come along, but you can still give something to support Oxfam.
We’ll probably have a number of new songs and we’d be very pleased to see you .
As we leave August behind us and say goodbye to what little Summer we had I thought it would be worth letting you know all the things we have coming up in September. There are quite a few of them.
On the 9th of September we will be doing two sets as part of Artsfest. We will be playing at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at 1:30pm and in Brindley Place at 3:30pm. We’re hoping to do quite different sets so there is no reason to not come to both of them (I’m not sure if that double negative makes any sense).
We will be doing our normal Thursday at the Prince, from 8:00pm, on the 6th and 20th, as always, feel free to come and join us.
We’ll also be playing at the Moseley Community Games which have been rearranged for the 22nd September. We’re not sure what time we’re playing but why not come down to the park for the whole thing?
It is also the Moseley Folk Festival on the 31st August. It’s a great weekend and many of us will be going but contrary to what we might have told you previously we are not playing.
I’ve been very slack at updating this site which means I completely forgot to tell people we were playing at the Moseley Street Festival, yesterday. We had a great time and hopefully the people watching did as well.
It is far from the last thing we are doing this year. On Thursday (12th) we’ll be having a good old sing-a-long at the Prince of Wales. This will pretty well exactly the same as what we do normally in the back room but we’ll be in the garden. We’re also encouraging everyone to come along and join in. We’ll have all the words written down for you so just turn up and help us kill a very long list of your favourite songs.
On Sunday (the 3rd) Moselele will be having a mini tour around the extremes of Moseley and Kings Heath. We will be taking part in a number of street parties which are taking place for the Big Lunch/Jubilee.
It looks like the weather is going to be exactly what you’d expect for a British Bank Holiday. We will also have Radio WM monitoring our progress. I’m not sure whether they’re expecting a disaster or not.
It is only a mini tour and we’re hoping to play at four different places. These will be:-
We have to say a big thanks to all of the people that came to support us last Sunday at the Bohemian Jukebox. We were very surprised to see so many of you but really appreciated it. I don’t know if it was obvious but were all a bit nervous as this was our first “proper” gig. When I say proper I think I mean indoors.
We do seem to have accumulated a number of different records of the gig, mostly through Ukenaut.
We have a great audio thing of the whole gig on Sound Cloud and little videos from the YouTube.
We hope that those of you that weren’t able to make it enjoy all the recordings we’ve made.
Also if you fancy booking us to play then we are well and truly up for it, especially if you’re thinking of Christmas. We have a dedicated Christmas set.
Finally we’ve set up a Facebook page to complement the group, we realised that some people might be interested in what we’re up to but didn’t want to come along to meetings. Now you can use the page and here for all your Moselele related news.
I’ve done a rubbish job of keeping the site up to date recently, sorry. As an excuse most of the information that I’d usually have put up here has been going on the Facebook group which now works more effectively than it did before.
I do need to let you know that we will be playing a gig on Sunday as part of the Bohemian Jukebox. It’s on at the Bulls Head between 4pm and 8pm. There are few different people on so it is excellent value for money. It’s free to get in so it is even better value for money than you were just thinking.
Come and see us upstairs.
Oh, the poster seems to imply that we are either the first on or headlining the event. The organisers wouldn’t be so foolish so we’re on sort of in middle.