Christmas Covid 19,20,21 Tour Bye Bye Jack! Geralds trip to the North Pole

We had to curtail some of our usual indoor gigs due to the ongoing Covid pandemic this year and were unlucky with the wintry weather so sadly we only managed to get out and about on two occasions.

We did however manage to have a pre Xmas tour rehearsal when said our fair-wells to Jack Ruddick who has decided to hang up his drumsticks after over 20 years with the band. Jack has been a stalwart of the band being a fantastic musician and an inspiration to the many young percussionists that he has taught over the years. We are lucky that one of his former proteges John Bradford has taken over the kit.

He we see our illustrious MD Dave Hignett, and Chairman and founder of the band Steve Quilliam presenting Jack with a token of our appreciation for all he has done over the years.

Luckily we guessed correctly that Jack likes a drop of Irelands finest. Best wishes Jack.

When we did get out It was nice to be able to play on our home turf outside the Co-op in Prudhoe who are always very generous in supporting us.

We always love playing at Newcastle Central Station as it is at least dry if not warm. many thanks to all those passengers who showed their appreciation and donated in our red buckets and newly acquired contactless ‘bucket’

Merry Christmas and very best wishes for 2022 from PCB. Fingers crossed for a better year.

Geralds trip to the North Pole

Helen Walker our very talented French Horn player has produced a lovely video featuring some music from PCB and featuring other members of the band.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube