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Suffolk Outlaws Country Music Club



   

Friday 9th March 

Making a welcome appearance at The Delphi we welcomed Trey Jackson, younger than most of our singers and from "up north" somewhere. With 
his excellent vocals and great musical choice he gave us an outstanding night with both line and partner dancers well catered for. I especially 
liked his Forever And Ever Amen ( Ribbon Of Highway for most dancers) and Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde, for which he recommended Gypsy Queen. 
Very up to date he included All The King's Horses and People Are Good - fast becomming very popular - a Luke Bryan track. His Johnny Cash 
medley was very good to dance to or just listen to. And we had plenty of old favourites like Memphis Love, Places and Lay Low.
Louise's disco kept the dance floor busy too - with a few reminders of the steps sometimes for those a little rusty or fairly new to the 
linedance: a great help and encouragement for some. She included Pull You Through, showcased at the Crystal Boots Awards this year and likely 
to become very popular.
In the raffle Sue win the first fruity prize, nicely boxed up, whilst Christine won the last prize (to light her way?). The members prize was rolled over. 
As well as the usual birthday cards and announcements we had a very special presentation for Brian & Rita's 55th Wedding Anniversary.
A wonderful night: Water Off A Duck's Back was more appropriate than No More Cloudy Days as we drove home on the very wet roads. 
The Delphi is the place to be for great country music and a very warm welcome!

John Cartlidge


Friday 23rd March

 Exactly 50 weeks since their previous appearance we welcomed the Thrillbillies back to the Delphi. The new slim-line Ed and ever jovial 
 Dave were in fine fettle and on top form to entertain a good crowd of nearly 90, plus committee (several members were on a weekend dancing 
 event or were unwell). Both are very good singers and Dave's musicianship is not to be underestimated.
 From their opening Love Her For A While the duo had the floor busy for almost all songs with partners well catered for as well.
 Ed and Dave actively encourage requests and give out request slips. I especially enjoyed Where We've Been brilliantly sung by Dave and almost 
 filling the floor and Gently On My Mind: in fact they played all of my five requests over the evening. Their version of Tempted is still as amusing 
 as ever: risque rather than actually rude. The duo are well up to date, including Lonely Drum, All The King's Horses, Ride Away and Things in 
 their three superb sets, alongside some old favourites and "alternative" songs with good dance recommendations for each one.
 Louise's disco backed the duo really well with old and new- at least fifteen tracks in total. On a warm evening we needed to Be Strong and 
 enjoyed an Ice Cold Corona.
 Tonight the usual announcements included a very special one for Jill's Emerald Anniversary. The members' prize was not won, so its £50 next 
 time and has to be won. For a great country night out the Delphi delivers delightfully.

John Cartlidge