Barry Snakes kicks off the season at Almond Lodge
By Margaret Sheard
The event started at 9pm and on arrival we were greeted with a complimentary Sizzlin’ Snakes cocktail and took our places for a great evening’s entertainment. Barry took to the stage and gave a brilliant performance of well-known music from such great artists as Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Gary Moore.
Barry had an announcement to make and this was to let everyone know about a forthcoming event of his “protégés” The Foreign Nationals who he feels are young men with extraordinary talent. They will be performing at Jasmine Court on 8th June from 8.30pm to 11.30pm and will be performing music by Nirvana and Metallica, there will also be an acoustic set and drum session and much more. Entry fee will be 15TL per person and the event will be in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips). There will also be food available and this is going to be a really good evening’s entertainment so Barry asked everyone to try and go along and encourage others to go as well to give support to this very promising new young group.
The Foreign Nationals are very aptly named as the 5 members are 2 from England, 1 from Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus and Russia and they have joined together with Barry Snakes as their mentor to create brilliant music.
Taking a well earned break Barry introduced a special guest to entertain us, this was Richard Bradley (Brad) who told us not to expect too much as he merely strums the guitar and sings! Well, Brad gave us an excellent rendition of some of the Rolling Stones songs, finishing off with one of my favourites – Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. He received resounding applause for all of his songs so I am sure he was happy with the reaction of the audience to his performance.
All too soon the evening came to an end and the audience started to drift away after an excellent night’s entertainment.
I mentioned Nights in White Satin, and thought it would be nice for our readers to see the original video by The Moody Blues, which is shown below.