The quartet were back at Queens’ college this week (note that I’ve now been instructed in the proper placement of the apostrophe – there were two Queens!). We’ve previously played for fellows’ events, a garden party, a May ball and provided incidental music for a show at the college so it was good to be back.
The event this time was a ‘half way hall’ – an evening organised by the college for students who were half way through their degrees. We were the entertainment for the pre-dinner drinks which meant we got to play in the excellent old hall at the college. This is an amazing old building which has black walls decorated with colourful panels and trim. There’s not really anywhere else like this in Cambridge.
A room full of students makes a fair bit of noise so we were drawing from the less subtle, and more fun end of our range. We almost had the perfect ending to our set where the gong to call the students to dinner was just fractionally late for the ending of Bohemian Rhapsody. Never mind, there’s always next time.
One of the best things about the evening was that we got to help the official photographer test his setup before the students arrived so we now have this great shot of the quartet which we will be using in a lot of our future publicity material.