Cavern Club 2014 – Feedback

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·         From: Saunders, Martin (Places Directorate – Solihull MBC) [] Sent: 13 March 2014 15:26 To: Solihull Music Service Subject: Saturday Music Centre

Hi all,

Having attended the Cavern on Monday with Dan in his Shirley Heath band I’m more impressed than ever with the music service achievements, what a great event! Although I haven’t discussed it with him yet I’m asking Dan whether he would like to play extra guitar on Saturday mornings. If he does is it possible to join in soon/ immediately after Easter rather than next September? I have printed off details from the website to let him see.

Thanks for your attention, and again for the Liverpool event,

Kind regards



Martin Saunders

Senior Planner (Conservation)

Places Directorate

Development Management

·         To: Solihull Music Service Subject: Cavern Club Concert

Dear all involved with a fantastic day


I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the hard work and organisation that went into organising the Cavern Club Day on Monday 10 March 2014.  The bands were terrific and all the staff at Solihull Music Service need to be commended for the effort and energy given to enable all those children and young people to have that experience.  I am in awe of the continuous effort and opportunities given to our children, not only in the teaching but these extra concert opportunities and they all seem to enjoy it so much. 


Ps I am a bit biased as to how good the ukulele band sounds 


Many thanks Jane Carthew and James


Our pupils really enjoyed the experience.  Thanks for organising it.  Michelle

·         Good morning Richard,

Thank you for including Oak Cottage in another fantastic experience at the cavern.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and were very appreciative of the opportunity to perform in such a wonderful venue; I know this is down to you and am delighted you received the recognition you deserved.  I was very proud of the Oak Cottage band – they overcame their nerves and really performed very well.  The children (and adults) will treasure the memory of this day.


Karen O’Keefe


·         Hi Rich, just wanted to say many many thanks for the great opportunity you gave Adele and Langley Jazz band at The Cavern. They’re really buzzing, and  it’ll be another unforgettable experience. Cheers mate.

Whilst I’m here, how about That’s Life (Sinatra) for the band? Great with a strong vocalist/choir…

See you in the morning Paul


·         Congratulations to you both for organising a superb concert at the Cavern!

There is certainly a lot of talent in Solihull, but that wouldn’t raise it’s head without people like you who show such enthusiasm and commitment. Also a big thank you for keeping to your word and enabling Shirley Heath Rock Band to play at the Cavern.

Keep up the excellent work




Gail Knight


Shirley Heath Junior School


·         Hi Richard,

Thank you for the wonderful experience yesterday! We all had a lovely time and the bands were fab!

Kind Regards

Aimee Howells

Head of Music


·         Hi Richard


I just wanted to pass on my gratitude for allowing Shirley Heath to participate at the Cavern yesterday.  I can’t begin to put into words how immensely proud I am, especially as this was their debut at the Cavern (and only their second public performance).  The hard work of everyone including your staff is one which must be commended. 

Despite everyone being absolutely shattered today, our children are still proudly wearing their Cavern hoodies, and are the talk of the school.  Everyone now wants to be in our Rock Band.

Thank you again for this incredible opportunity and we look forward to going again next year!!!!



·         Hi Rich,


Thanks for yesterday the kids really enjoyed it and so did the parents. Hope the rest of the day was as successful. 

Tristi Timms

Deputy Headteacher

Castle Bromwich Junior School

0121 7472247



·         I just wanted to say thank you for today. Phil you work so hard with our bands and without you we would not be able to share such an amazing day with you all. As a first timer you made me feel very welcome and for that I thank you 🙂

I was so so proud to watch our students up there on the stage and wanted to say on behalf of Park Hall Academy THANK YOU 🙂


Emilie Cullum-Kenyon

Curriculum Co-ordinator for Performing Arts

Dance, Drama and Music)and Academy Accreditation