REVIEW - Tim Jefferson
|THE EMMA HALL BAND THE CROWN
The Emma Hall Band is a big sound, a clever blend of rock, soul, funk and rap. All very
danceable and the crowd at the Crown proved it. Theyre a six piece; vocal
Emma, keyboards, guitar, percussion, bass and drums. They were all highly talented
musicians especially the interplay between the percussion and the drums, I particularly
noticed. The highly complex rhythms needed for this kind of music were played beautifully
and a stand-in keyboard player added spice to what was already a great keyboard
contribution. Strong driving and dextrous guitar took the middle ground with style and
superb bass playing capped it all. Emma Halls correct use of the microphone
(avoiding distortion) shone through. Their drummer is about to leave for other
professional work so any of you, who want to take his place, please contact Emma 01603
493755. It was a great night, which was all the more enjoyable for me because I spent it
in the company of five Lancashire gate fitters who knew how to party, thank you lads.
For any queries regarding musical terms which I use, please contact me on 01263 822749 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ill be happy to hear from you.
||The band members are:
Emma (the heart) has performed since aged 13, she did cruise ships in her early
career. She was lead vocalist for Lee Vasey during the 80s.
Jimbo (the stability) keyboards and backing vocalist, and has played with
members of The Darkness in the early 90s.
|Ali (the drive) describes herself as
unique percussionist/backing vocalist. Also played with Lee Vasey. Ali is a
percussion tutor. Phil (the soul) Is a first rate drummer, but needs
replacing as hes going on an European tour with another band who have been signed by
Island Records. Monty- (the life) is an eccentric guitarist and joined EHB 3 years
ago. Malcolm (the brains) is a superb bass player and joined about a year
EHB has had numerous incarnations. The first of which incorporated the excellent guitarist
Paul Rhodes approximately seven years ago. Gigged for a few years in and around East
Anglia. They had a one-year break to do solo projects. Emma reformed with Ali and a new
line up, this was a 9 piece with horn section but now the band is down to a tight 6 piece,
and feels the best its ever been.
well Soon Benjie
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|Dear Editor, In the Community Police
column of the @Sheringham magazine, I was somewhat perplexed to read Sgt. Toynton's
interpretation of the Highway Code.
1. In the Highway Code of today's date, Zig Zag markings (such as those to be found
outside the Sheringham Primary School in Cooper Road) are an indication to " keep the
entrace clear of stationary vehicles, even if Picking up or setting down children."
Under Rule 217 of the Highway Code, motorist are informed:" Do not park where
it would endanger, inconvenience or obstruct pedestrians or other road users. For example,
do not stop near a school entrance". Yesterday (Tuesday) was the first day back
at school and my grandchildren were put in extreme danger by the number of cars parked
along the road in front of the school, covering zig zag lines. People were reversing their
cars and trying to get round cars which were parkedwhere the children were coming out of
school . In my opinion this was NOT the way the Highway code is meant to operate and I
would ask the police to consider their interpretation of the rules here please before the
subject gets out of hand and we have a serious accident occurring.
2. The Speed Limit on Weybourne Road, from the Roundabout to the Splash ranges from 30mph
to 40mph. So how do the police manage to monitor for RESIDENTS along that road that 45mph
average is now alright? Past the cemetery where there are no residents may be 60mph, but
even then, with the undulations on that part of the road, surely advise should be to drive
at a speed appropriate to the conditions?
3. Signs to prevent damage on the putting green will not help if there is no-one enforcing
the signs just as the 30mph signs down the whole of Holway Road are ignored by those who
choose to because there is no-one to deal with the speeders. As Josie Rushing
pointed out in her letter to the NN News (15 April) parents should be prosecuted if
youngsters cause damage to OUR facilities.