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The Shades of Grey band played its very first gig since Kelly and Joe joined the band back in February, 2017. It was a cool-ish Saturday, September 9th and the place was a friendly one—guitarist Marc’s cottage near Wakefield.

We had a small, invited audience of about ten or twelve people plus several neighbours that dropped by after hearing the band play.

Afternoon Set

After setting up all of our equipment, which finished just before three in the afternoon, we played our first set. The set included the following songs:

  1. The Power of Love, by Huey Lewis and the News
  2. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  3. Free Fallin’, by Tom Petty and The Hearbreakers
  4. If It Makes You Happy, by Sheryl Crow
  5. Two Tickets to Paradise, by Eddie Money
  6. Lido Shuffle, by Boz Scaggs
  7. Babe, by Styx
  8. Heat Wave, by Linda Ronstadt
  9. Jump, by Van Halen
  10. Closing Time, by Semisonics
  11. Black Magic Woman, by Santana
  12. Black Velvet, by Alannah Myles

Shades of Grey celebrate their first gig at Marc's cottage on September 9, 2017.

Shades of Grey celebrate their first gig at Marc’s cottage on September 9, 2017.

We also played Samba Pa Ti after the afternoon set ended. It was the first time the band played that song, so it was more of a jam session than a typical performance.

After our afternoon set, we had supper with the band and our invited guests. For dessert, Marc surprised us all with a special cake to celebrate this event, the first gig by Shades of Grey since Kelly and Joe joined the band back in February, 2017. Great food and great conversation were enjoyed by. 

It’s taken a lot of time and practice to get here, but it’s been well worth it.

Evening Set

For our evening set, we played a shorter set than we did in the afternoon. By the end of the set, it was getting dark, a hazard of late summer outdoor evening performances.

We played the following songs in our evening set:

  1. Lido Shuffle, by Boz Scaggs
  2. Alone, by Heart
  3. Babe, by Styx
  4. Heat Wave, by Linda Ronstadt
  5. Free Fallin’, by Tom Petty and The Hearbreakers
  6. If It Makes You Happy, by Sheryl Crow
  7. Two Tickets to Paradise, by Eddie Money
  8. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  9. Black Magic Woman, by Santana
  10. Jump, by Van Halen

We had a great time and we are really looking forward to setting up and playing our next performance.