This video records the first notes ever sung in public by Georgie Denby, the lead singer in the Jazz/Blues combo, Colloboration. They were the support act for the veteran blues band Paul Lamb and the King Snakes who are on a 35 gig tour of Europe. They played in front of an audience of 250 at the Hydro Hotel, Windermere. Georgie, who is 16, is of course my middle daughter and the presence of her proud Dad armed with a Flip video camera didn’t faze her at all. Her band are all pupils at Windermere school and the other band members are Claire Constance on keyboard and vocals (also Head Girl), Jenny Slack on Sax and vocals, Ed Majdalaney on drums and Leopold Scheltzendorff on bass.
It was a brilliant evening, organised by Windermere Rotary, who raised several hundred pounds for St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston. Last week Georgie auditioned for a place in the music department at Kendal College, which has an Ofsted “outstanding” rating, one of the very few in the country. I’m pleased to say that she was given an unconditional place there and then, and will start there this September.