Category Archive: Dancing

Nov 19

THE ART OF GETTING PEOPLE DANCING.

Ray reading his poem.

THE ART OF GETTING PEOPLE DANCING. In a weeks entertainment program at a typical hotel, why is it that the guests will get up to dance with certain musicians, and not with others? Getting people dancing is an art and a skill that can be learned. I have nearly 30 years experience playing dance music …

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Oct 29

THE MUSICIANS WORST NIGHTMARE

All m transposing instruments.

THE MUSICIANS WORST NIGHTMARE I’m always very happy when I arrive at a new venue and see a proper stage and proper dance floor. When I have to play in a corner with no stage, I always fear THE MUSICIANS WORST NIGHTMARE. Playing music at the same floor level as dancers is not always fun. …

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Mar 05

DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT PLAYS LADY IN RED

 DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT PLAYS LADY IN RED I had to learn the hard way that to earn a living as a n hotel musician that you can’t necessarily play the music you want to play.  Even if you play it exceptionally well.  People on holiday don’t want to be educated about good music. …

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Feb 08

DANCING TO ‘TAKE 5’

Being a musician in various international hotels,  I have developed an uncanny skill of very quickly being able to identify different nationalities on sight.  This is a very useful skill to have as it helps to know what languages to focus on when speaking on the mic, but probably more importantly it determines what repertoire …

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