Band’s joy at de­but pub event

New first aid train­ing cen­tre

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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

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