On tour with Grimethorpe Colliery Band – I am hoping to keep a bit of a diary of this tour in pictures….
Day 1 [3rd Aug]
Early start today, 7:30am from the band room. It’s going to be a long journey this! We leave Manchester airport at 2:00pm on Emirates flight EK17 for the first leg of our journey, bound for Dubai.
Day 2 [4th Aug]
Where did that go?
Day 3 [5th Aug]
After a well needed sleep and a lovely breakfast at the riverside hotel, it was time to have look round. A few of us took a city cat ride round Brisbane. Brisbane is a very beautiful place. Dive bombed by kukaburra by the river and hassled by ibis and the wierd crows from game of thrones, whilst we eat what more could you expect?!
Day 4 [6th Aug]
Gig #1 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Great concert tonight to a welcoming audience in a wonderful venue. We had some quality gear courtesy of the Brisbane excelsior band. Our first standing ovation of the tour, wow!
Day 5 [7th Aug]
Gig #2 – State Theatre, Sydney
Up early for our internal flight to Sydney. Leaving Queensland- the sunshine state (Another sunny day in Brisbane). Today is a busy day with an afternoon radio broadcast recording and tonight’s concert.
Day 6 [8th Aug]
Gig #3 – Llewellyn Hall, Canberra
Day 7 [9th Aug]
Gig #4 – City Hall, Newcastle
Day 8 [10th Aug]
no gig today -we have the day off in Sydney!
Day 9 [11th Aug]
Gig #5 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Day 10 [12th Aug]
Gig #6 – Arts Centre, Frankston
Day 11 [13th Aug]
Gig #7 – Wrest Point, Hobart Tasmania
Day 12 [14th Aug]
Gig #8 – Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash
Day 13 [15th Aug]
Gig #9 – Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide
Day 14 [16th Aug]
Gig #10 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Day 15 [17th Aug]