The BIG FREE The Gwent Accordion Club

Also in the Gwent Accordion Club are Dan Bailey’s Gran, Mary, who introduced him to the accordion and his sister Olivia who at 17 is their youngest member. Another long-standing member is Karen who has been associated with the band for some 15 years or more. Gerry their drummer has played for a number of years on cruise ships Margaret on the keyboard has experience with barn dances and also is a church organist. Ken on bass guitar has in the past backed Shaky Stevens. The remainder of them are relatively inexperienced.

They play a large selection and programme of music and the following are typical of the selection they perform -:

There’s no Business like Show Business; Give My Regards to Broadway; Pasedena; Jealousy;

Arrivederci Roma; The Green Grass of Home; Delilah; Moonlight Serenade; Lichtensteiner Polka; Seventy-six trombones; Cheek to Cheek…….

You may notice a fair amount of “swing” emerging – its their musical director’s favoured genre.

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