Music at the Cherry Tree and Most Haunted, Mellis and Diss - 26th November 2005

The Boy Phil texts to say that Sam and Daisy, who had been seen previously playing at the Angel Café in Diss, are playing at the Yaxley Cherry Tree. Cycling over was considered as it's only a couple of miles up the road, but Phil pointed out the reality that the weather was about -15°C outside so he would volunteer to drive. Bill, who lives nearby, appeared after his evening salsa session, and Gov - also a nearby resident - appeared later on with Rachael. It's also the first night under the new licencing regulations, which means that we're allowed to drink beer until 1am, apart from Phil who can't take any more J2Os. The music is excellent, with Sam and Daisy doing several encores, including a reprise of Nosher's favourite - Dark Room, as well as the interval support from Sam Coe, who performed an absolutely gorgeous interpretation of Coldplay's "Yellow". Later in the week, we're in Bar 13 in Diss for another music night, where Alex Hill's brother Rory has bought a Pentax K-1000 - Nosher's first camera - off eBay and is learning black and white photography. Finally, it's round to Marc and Sue's where an episode of TV's "Most Haunted" with Derek Acorah is being filmed next door, allegedly about the nearby crash site of a B17 during WWII

next album: The BBs Rock'n'Roll Life, Kenninghall, Norfolk - 2nd December 2005
previous album: A Walk Around the Walled Garden, and Bob Last Leaves the Lab, Thornham and Cambridge - 20th November 2005

Sam and Daisy are already well through their first set as Nosher and The Boy Phil arrive

Brother and sister act

Sam Coe, winner of The Park Hotel's talent contest

Pensive moment

A blues harp player from Mellis called Simon adds some harmonica

It's a full-on bluesey moment

Daisy sings

Sam does backing vocals

Andy, The landlord of the Cherry Tree

Gov and Rachael (taken by Bill)

Steve, Sam and Daisy's dad, videos the encore

Landlady of the Cherry Tree

The dog is so excited she leaves a trail of wee on the floor

Pub dog

Rachel and Gov in the Four Horsehoes

Nosher and The Boy Phil

Mikey P lays back

Clare gets some sort of foot poke

A few nights later, we're in Bar 13 for more music

Marc and The Boy Phil

A bit of guitar

Alex Hill does a spot

Rory Hill takes photos on a Pentax K-1000

Bill and The Boy Phil

The guitar dude again

SOmeone chats to Alan Warren


Bill's on the coke - the curse of driving

The eponymous bar of Bar 13

Rory Hill looks over as a couple dance by the door

Dancing to Alex Hill

Bill and Marc

A post-gig chat

Craig Hill helps pack up

Marc roams around on Pump Hill in Diss

A trip to the petrol-station shop on Victoria Road

Suey chats to the crew, and Daniella Westbrook in drainpipe jeans

Derek Acorah in the background

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Sam and Daisy are already well through their first set as Nosher and The Boy Phil arrive