PBGB’s annual party for family and friends is now behind us.
We sold out the Wharf Restaurant in Merimbula very smartly. The Wharf turned out to be a brilliant venue for the party. The atmosphere really suited the style of party we like to have. The food was first class and there was plenty of it ! thanks to Tony and Sally and all the staff in the kitchen and on the floor.
Sixty plus punters filed in between 7 and 7.30 and dropped straight into catching up with old friends, a few drinks and canapés. Yum !
PBGB played three sets throughout the night, very well supported by the fabulous playing and singing of Col and Heather. It is a wonderful thing to have good friends join us on stage to belt out a few numbers, and it really does add variety and interest to the show. Big, big thanks to Heather and Col for all the effort (and travel) they put in.
Punters turned up from far afield – Sydney, Kiama, Canberra and more.
PBGB has made the serious leap from covers band to performing original material, and the party gave us a good chance to show off our own material. At least 90% of the songs we played were our own, and the response from the punters was very gratifying. Our "try before you buy" PA sounded great according to those who gave an opinion, and once we figure out how, we'll be investing in it - so we should have our first permanent PA soon.
A fun night, a good time had by everybody – all in all a really gratifying result, and one which gives us optimism to keep on keeping on.
Not sure what the 2011 Bash will look like at this stage, but keep your eye on the blog from time to time and we will let you know as plans unfold.