Band’s joy at debut pub event
New first aid training centre
A GROUP of musician friends who have launched a new series of events have reported a successful first night.
Andy Caesar, Alison Archer and Steve Wright have formed new band the Teggs Nose Pickas – named in honour of the local landmark – and decided to put on live music nights.
They teamed up with the St Dunstan Inn in Langley as the venue for the acoustic events.
With Andy on guitar and vocals, Alison on accordion and vocals and Steve on double bass, they have now performed at the first in their series of nights.
They kicked off the live music with a mix of Americana, bluegrass, country and folk songs and say it was a great first event.
Alison said: “The first outing for the Teggs Nose Pickas at the St Dunstan Inn in Langley was a resounding success.
“We played to a packed pub with everyone delighted that we had FIRST aid charity St John Ambulance is opening a new training venue.
The charity has signed up to offer first aid training for people in the workplace at the LOL Foundation on Buxton Road in Bosley.
It offers local businesses in the area a new, modern venue for first aid and health and safety training.
Courses include emergency first aid at work, defibrillator training, fire marshal courses and manual some live music back in the pub.
“The mix of bluegrass, Americana and folk music went down well and we are now busy rehearsing and learning some new material for the next live acoustic night.
“A couple of musicians turned up to join in and we had a guest appearance by 19 year old Jake Hill who played guitar and sang a mix of Oasis numbers and some of his own material which was fantastic.”
Teggs Nose Pickas’ double bass player Steve Wright said they decided to start the regular acoustic night as there is a shortage of places locally to play.
He said: “The evening is all about playing some good music and most importantly, having fun.
“We know there are plenty of great local musicians out there in the community so we would encourage them to come along and join in, as well as performing some of their own songs.
“Equally anyone who handling. Regional training manager Andrew Moon said: “We’ve been delighted to see an increase in demand for first aid training from businesses in and around the Macclesfield and Congleton area over the last 12 months.
“This has been a deciding factor in choosing this new venue, which offers more space as well as a fantastic setting, which we hope will appeal to local firms in the area.” just enjoys a pub with live music is more than welcome to just turn up on the night.”
The next event will take place on Saturday 28 November, starting at 8pm.
To find out more about training courses, including prices, or to book a place call 0844 770 4800 or visit sja.org.uk.
St John Ambulance aims to teach people first aid to prevent unnecessary deaths.
The LOL Foundation is a charity on Buxton Road which supports ex-service personnel through housing, counselling and work based learning with the aim to help them readjust to civilian life.
●● Against Tegg’s Nose as a backdrop, the Teggs Nose Pickas posed before their first gig. From left: Andy Caesar (guitar and vocals), Alison Archer (accordion and vocals), and Steve Wright (double bass)
●● St John Ambulance is to offer workplace training at a new venue, LOL Foundation on Buxton Road in Bosley