Friday Night is Music Night

Catalyst’s regular / irregular music group of staff, volunteers and past clients, The Banned, were recently invited to provide some musical entertainment for a couple of hours at the local NHS Rehab Centre, Windmill House in Chertsey.

From their growing repertoire, they went for three great standards :  “Unchain My Heart”, Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and “Sweet Home Alabama”. Residents and staff had a go at learning and performing the last of these, which went down very well.

Emboldened by the success,  a combo of The Banned, residents and staff  attempted a couple more songs: “Feeling Good” and “The Joker” (originally by the Steve Miller Band), with varying degrees of success and with a lot of laughter.

The evening ended with the Banned encoring with two more songs that everyone could “sing-a-long” to – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” (The Clash) and “Stand By Me”.  A repeat gig is on the cards – everyone enjoyed the experience and certainly made music part of recovery!



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