First Fringe Fundraiser
The first fringe fundraiser
The theme launch on Saturday
With the kind cooperation of The Bridge Hotel, Castlemanians gathered last Friday night (7th December) to hear five local bands play, donating the door to the Fringe’s coffers.
The bands were (in order of appearance) Scott Sanders on solo guitar and voice, Tourettes – the trio – newcomers High Horse (NOT High Hoarse, as spelt in some quarters), Exit Crowd, and Kestrel. By the end of the night, everyone seemed to feel they’d had their $10-worth and – to top it off – most of us had signed up as potential Fringe volunteers.
The audience appreciated all the groups and responses varied according to the type of music being played. We stood and watched as Scott Sanders warmed up the satage with his articulate songs of life in the 21st century; we clustered and gawped when High Horse (at only the first public outing) strutted their stuff, galloping off the stage; Tourettes funked it up big time with their blending of originals and covers; Exit Crowd drew enormous excitement from a breathless crowd of old-timers; and, finally, Kestrel’s guitar genius wrapped up the night.
Each group performed for half an hour and everyone was finished and drinking a well earnt glass of their favourite tipple by 11 pm.
It’s begun, ladies and gentlemen. The lead-up to the Fringe Festival, 2013.
And the people roared!!!