Private party in September for a wedding anniversary: We were delighted to perform at this lovely, friendly event but this is what happens when you ask a party guest to take a picture!
Dancing, food, a tropical setting and nearly tropical weather (English style, with light drizzle) plus stage invasion - who could ask for more at our Summer Party?
Thanks to all who came to our sold-out, standing-room-only RamJam gig in February!
Despite our altered choreography to accommodate Janet's broken ankle, we had enormous fun and enjoyed being back in the venue where we had our first proper gig!
We had a fantastic crowd of people at the Decibelles Christmas workshop on December 3rd! The informal performance at the Canham, Sheen in the evening was great fun and we were so impressed with the standard of the singing!
One participant said: "I loved every minute - when's the next one!" Well, we're planning one for June so watch this space...
We loved performing at the OSO again for our spooky Hallowe'en show, with new songs, dresses and our fabulous guest dancers. Thanks to all who came!
We performed once again at the Pheasantry on the King's Road. A full house joined us to investigate the glamour and songs of the surreal world of the movies.
We took our "What is Love?" show on the road, all the way from Richmond to the famous Half Moon in Putney.
We were invited to headline a show in the theatre at Richmond Adult College on Valentine's Day. With a healthy dose of humour, we explored the paradoxes of love through song.
A packed house for our upbeat, energetic show which included some Christmas numbers, some new songs, and lots of old favourites. Thank you to our audience who joined in willingly with many of the songs!
We played to a good house at the wonderful Pheasantry in King's Road - our third visit there. Our new 80s costumes were premiered, and a wild 80s set with audience participation ensued!
We were so delighted to be invited to be involved in this ukelele festival, and had a lovely day with all the community groups and professional performers and teachers.
We led a little workshop, and headlined the evening performance. An energetic, fun-filled day: and we've been invited back next year so watch this space, ukers!
The Decibelles were really busy this spring! Another sell-out show at the OSO in Barnes, lots of private parties, appearances at a vintage car rally and a 40s day at an airfield ('Wartime Wallop'!) - and LOTS of rehearsals for all our forthcoming events! The Wartime Wallop was rather chilly and windy, hence the slightly un-40s anorak and cardy... but we had a great time.
Our fabulous Christmas gig was in the lovely Pumphouse in Watford - jingle bells galore!
Our second visit to BBC Radio Kent - we were invited back to provide some Christmassy entertainment and to try out some festive munchies!
Another full house at the Pheasantry (Pizza Express, King's Road, Chelsea): we played two big sets including our first full-length 60s set with our fabulous new dresses. Lovely to see so many friendly faces there, and to get feedback like this: "You guys kick ass! Really enjoyed the show!"
We held our first workshop in November - 22 students, learning 4 songs, with an evening performance in the Prince Blucher, Twickenham. They all seemed to enjoy it - see these comments!
- "All three of you made me feel welcome, inspired with a lot of fun injected."
- "All three Decibelles are clearly at the top of the game in terms of music education, and it showed in the highest professional standards in the workshop."
- "Cannot wait for the next one!! A big THANK YOU."
We gave a sneak preview of our exciting new 60's set and costumes at the Plough Inn in Ealing
We had a summer party at the Basement Door in Richmond.
We performed at our first venue outside the M25: in Kent, where all three of us have links (Janet grew up in Medway, Wendy studied in Canterbury and Deidre worked for a local radio station). We were delighted to get a good audience despite being so far from home - A huge thanks to those that came. We have been invited back there in September 2015 so we hope to see you there - Check out this video:
Our 3rd gig at the OSO was also sold out - we had to borrow extra chairs from the restaurant next door to squeeze more people in!
The 40's set was popular again, and we also sang quite a few new numbers, including several mash-ups (e.g. Pink Fever: the Pink Panther theme underneath Fever!
This was a new venue for us - and it was packed to the rafters! We tried out our 40s look and a short 40s set for the first time - the audience seemed to like it.
The OSO Arts Centre, Station Road, Barnes
Our second gig here in the centre of Barnes was another full-house: and another evening of smiles and fun. Thank you to all who came!
We added in our new repertoire: Lollipop, Night and Day, It Must Be Love and Love Cats. Of course we performed our old favourites too - Bali Hai, Perhaps, Iko... We finished with two songs with the band: Moanin', featuring Wendy moanin' on and on, and Big Spender for a Big Finish.
Harris and Hoole, Kings Road, Twickenham
We did a short set on the Friday morning to try out some new songs. We normally start at about 11:30am and of course these sessions don't need tickets. Just turn up and buy your refreshment.
On the 25th April we headlined at the Pheasantry on the King Road, Chelsea, introduced by Linley Weir and supported by Olivia Flenley and Zoe White. It was a full house!
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