Almanac’s return to the St.Georges after a 3 month hiatus & the departure of a much missed Daisy & Rich was always going to be a tad.. emotional but in the hands of our new landlord Rhys, his new team (glowing reviews All Round & for the food especially) & on a blazing Bank Holiday Sunday it was excellent to be back in our musical corner. Wonderful to see SallieMichaelJoe, a returning & gloriously Ever Balletic MatthewJane (back! Back! BACK!), Chris & JamesGemma & Nathan‘s 1st Almanac with Craig & PaulHuwDavidMichelle, Mr & Mrs Barden‘s 1st joint Almanac, old regulars but new Natives Emylen, James & their friend Burhan, Charlotte, Ron, Elizabeth & Wendy who’d walked *All the way* from Lewes, Mickey, NathanielMaria& Christian, my Aunt Pauline, Jane & Mike, BenGemma, Georgie & Finn & their beard stroking spoons, Trisha & Phillip, our ever Glowing Considines Catherine, Doougs & a supremely ..choreographical Mark, ah- it was Ace. ACE.

We’ll be back on (a post pay day) Sunday October the 1st but for now the songs we played were..

Opening Battle

Madness- Yesterday’s Men

Prince- I Wanna Be Your Lover

The Irrepressibles- Two Men In Love

Hall & Oates- Back Together Again

Scritti Politti- Oh Patti [Don’t Feel Sorry For Loverboy]

Girls Aloud- Biology

Simple Minds- Someone, Somewhere In Summertime

Janice Nicholls- I’ll Give It Five

PM Dawn- Sometimes I Miss You

Womack & Womack- Love Wars

Rosie Vela- Magic Smile

The Nolans- Attention To Me

Midland- Chapter 10

George Benson- On Broadway [Live]

The Fun Boy Three- Summertime

Cigarettes After Sex- Keep On Loving You

Future Sound Of London- Papua New Guinea

Rod Stewart- I Don’t Wanna Talk About It

ABBA- Suzy Hang Around

Primal Scream- Come Together

Chris played

Fleetwood Mac- You & I, Part 1 & 2

Gary Glitter- Hello, Hello I’m Back Again

The Cure- Play For Today

Donna Summer- If It Hurts Just A Little

ABBA- Head Over Heels

Billy Ocean- Loverboy

Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On?

Glen Campbell- Galveston

Doris Day- Secret Love

Bee Gees- I Started A Joke

Peggy Lee- The Folks Who Live On The Hill

Carpenters- Goodbye To Love

Simon & Garfunkel- The Boxer

Perry Como- Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes

Chaka Khan- I Know You, I Live You

Steely Dan- Do It Again

Peter Gabriel- Solsbury Hill

Madonna- Open Your Heart

Diana Ross- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Dom played

Robin The Frog- Halfway Down The Stairs 

The Smiths- Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

Val Bennet – The Russians Are Coming

Damian Marley- Caution

ABBA- That’s Me

David Bowie- Queen Bitch

Queen Latifah- Come Into My House [Midland Re-edit]

Prince- The Future

Frankie Avalon- Beauty School Dropout

Orbital- Chime

A Tribe Called Quest- Can I Kick It?

Leftfield- Original

The Fun Boy Three- The Lunatics Are Taking Over The Asylum

Dave Brubeck- Unsquare Dance

Laurent Garnier- The Man With The Red Face

Marshall Hain- Dancing In The City

Soft Cell- Torch

BATTLE

Blondie- Atomic

Michael Jackson- P.Y.T.

Girls Aloud- Sound Of The Underground

David Dundas- Jeans On

AC/DC- You Shook Me All Night Long

Pretenders- Back On The Chain Gang

Madonna- Lucky Star

Madonna- Music

Fine Young Cannibals- Johnny Come Home

The Piglets- Johnny Reggae

U2- Mysterious Ways

The Doors- Light My Fire

The Shapeshifters- Lola’s Theme

The Flying Lizards- Money

Shirley & Company – Shame, Shame, Shame

Donna Summer- I Feel Love

The O’Jays- Love Train

Grace Jones- Pull Up To The Bumper

Siouxsie & The Banshees- Dear Prudence

The Supremes- Where Did Our Love Go

Elastica- Connection

Glen Campbell- Rhinestone Cowboy

Olivia Newton John- Physical

Pat Benatar- Hit Me With Your Best

The Smiths- Ask

Salt N Pepa- Push It

Queen- Now I’m Here

Julie Andrews- My Favourite Things

Dean Friedman & Denise Marsa- Lucky Star

Electric Light Orchestra- Mr Blue Sky