For me, Christmas starts in November. Our band, like many brass bands, has a busy Christmas period – and that means rehearsing Christmas music. In November.
We’ve had few concerts this year but quite a bit of carolling. My favourite job is one we did for some Christmas enthusiast in Beeston Rylands. He loves his lights and paid for the band to play for his switch-on. This is a semi-detached house in suburbia.
His neighbours were out in force and even though it was BLOODY COLD it’s worth breaking out the thermals to do stuff like this.