Royston’s Opus 17 swing band plays farewell gig with parting members Jo and Tim

PUBLISHED: 12:02 01 September 2017

Jo Cheetham and Tim Alexander have been in Opus 17 for seven and 10 years respectively. Picture: Clive Porter

Jo Cheetham and Tim Alexander have been in Opus 17 for seven and 10 years respectively. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

The sun shone on both performers and audience as The Opus 17 Swing Band played a lunchtime concert at Royston’s Old Bull Inn on Saturday to say farewell to two of the band’s long-standing members.

Luan Hockley was the singer for the event. Picture: Clive PorterLuan Hockley was the singer for the event. Picture: Clive Porter

Tim Alexander and partner Jo Cheetham are both leaving to take up new appointments in Weybridge.

Band leader Graham Smith said: “A crowd of around 80 people turned out to enjoy the music and wish them well.

“Both Tim, who has been with the band for 10 years, and Jo – a member for seven – said that they would miss the music and camaraderie afforded by the band and its members.

“They assured us that the move is only temporary and that they both intend to return to the area in two years’ time.

The gig was held at The Old Bull Inn, Royston. Picture: Clive PorterThe gig was held at The Old Bull Inn, Royston. Picture: Clive Porter

“Both popular members of the band, they will be missed both for their musical ability and for their contribution to the running and organisation of Opus 17.”

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