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'Beyond the Deep' Palers' Band

Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July

REGRETTABLY THIS IS ALL CANCELLED (thanks, Covid 19)


Opening for Procol Harum at a public concert is going to require us to be quite tight!

Rehearsal space in London is exorbitantly expensive, so BtP has taken the decision to move out of the city while we get our act together, then move up to town for the performances. This is exactly what we did in 2007, rehearsing in Southend-on-Sea (the cradle of Procol Harum) and migrating to St John's Smith Square.

This time we're moving out to Guildford a very attractive city some nineteen miles from the 4 July venue. It officially forms the south-western tip of the Greater London Built-up Area. Currently home to Gary Brooker, it's also the place where the Palers' Band first played (September 2000).

Our 2020 rehearsals will take place (not far at all from the birthplace of Eric Clapton) in the well-equipped room Procol Harum normally use (by kind agreement with The Commander, who describes it as 'Up a hill, behind a bush'), and we'll be staying in a Grade II listed building (haunted by a soldier, a naval man, and a nun who smells of lavender) on Guildford High Street. Rates for a good-sized room there are considerably lower than we'd pay in London, and BtP has reserved all the available accommodation in the hotel, so we can all stay together and socialise in the downtime, as well as meeting to discuss progress, set goals, etc.

So you don't need to seek out your own accommodation for the rehearsal period.


 

Monday 29 June All Palers' Band members arrive in Guildford and book in to the hotel
Tuesday 30 June Breakfast, transport to PH rehearsal space; play; lunch there, play some more; transport back to hotel.
Dine in Guildford
Wednesday 1 July Breakfast, transport to PH rehearsal space; play; lunch there, play some more; transport back to hotel.
Dine in Guildford
Thursday 2 July Breakfast, transport to PH rehearsal space; play; lunch there, play some more; transport back to hotel.
Dine in Guildford
Friday 3 July Breakfast, transport to PH rehearsal space; play; lunch there, play some more; transport back to hotel.
Dine in Guildford
Saturday 4 July Travel up to South-west London, book in to hotel. Procol concert in the evening.
We're working on an opportunity to busk for the entrance queue
Sunday 5 July Travel to club in Chelsea. Move gear in. (Procol sound check). Palers' Band sound check.
Party (one set). Eat, drink, be merry. Then one more PB set, supporting PH.
Remove all personal gear. Back to hotel.
Monday 6 July Disperse homeward, full of happy memories ...

 

Chief expenses during the period 29 June to 3 July inclusive Paid by the individual Provided
by BtP
Heathrow to Guildford (see various options here) or from Gatwick to Guildford (options here). yes  
Five nights in Guildford hotel yes  
Rehearsal room, backline hire, additional sanitation as necessary   yes
Transport daily to and from Palers' hotel to rehearsal room and back again   yes
Lunch during rehearsals   yes
Breakfast and evening meal yes  
     
Chief expenses during the period 4 to 5 July Paid by the individual Provided
by BtP
Transport from Guildford to London ... to be announced    
Two nights in London hotel yes  
     

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