We’ve been rehearsing in Middlesbrough since February and the band is really starting to sound good. It took so long because firstly, I’ve not played in 15 years and I was well rusty. Secondly, the material presents such an eclectic range that we’ve had to work really hard to get a “band sound”. The milestone I referred to is that this week we will leave our base in the Custom House, Middlesbrough and head to Newcastle. There we will rehearse with 3 of the singers in the project: Lorraine Crosby, Mick Whitaker and Andrea Pattison. As well as singing my biggest hit “Hurry Home” Andrea will be standing in for Tanya Rowlands and Charlotte Black who could not make this rehearsal. Also missing will be Mo Scott but we’ll catch up with her later. You may have spotted that Mick is in the minority being the only male singer amongst 5 female singers. Sadly, Phil Caffrey had to drop out due to other commitments so we’re a little short on male vocalists. I have my eyes and ears open for suitable candidates for the post.