Welcome to The End of the Track Website


 
 


Summary of the Group:
 
Based in North Wiltshire, End Of The Track perform songs from the 1960s era to raise funds for local charities. They charge no standard fee, and simply ask for a donation to their chosen charity for any performance. The group has been singing together for over eight years, with a wide repertoire of songs. Refer to the 'Links' page for contact details. 

The group has a busy programme of performances throughout the current year. Please try to get to see one of our performances to appreciate the range of styles covered. 



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Highlights From The Last Two Years

Sunday 24th September 2017 - The group entertained visitors to the National Trust Stourhead estate as part of a 'Scones and Songs' event. We sang two 30-minute sessions in the courtyard of The Spread Eagle Inn as well as one 30-minute session in the courtyard by the Visitors Reception Centre. Fortunately we were blessed with good weather for this outdoor event. 


Singing in The Spread Eagle Inn Courtyard


Saturday 23rd September 2017 - We travelled to Swindon to perform at the Lawn Community Centre. There was a good turn-out of people who regularly attend the centre, and we were also joined by many of our wives for this concert.

Thursday 27th July 2017 - We presented the annual charity cheque to the North Wilts Holiday Club at St Nicholas's School in Chippenham before entertaining the children and young adults who attend this school. It was fantastic to watch the audience enjoy themselves to the sound of our music.

On Wednesday 21st June 2017 we performed for the Derryck Evans House Community Group in Liden Swindon. The group was celebrating the special birthdays of Pauline (103), Fred (90), Audrey (85), Val (75) and Dave (70) as well as the golden wedding anniversary of Ann & Geoff. A special cake had been made for the Celebrations Party - with a dramatic image on its top:-




During the afternoon of Friday 26th May 2017 we spent three hours visiting and working in the recording studios of the Wiltshire College in Chippenham. We were there to assist with the course work of a few of the students who are learning about the technical side of the music industry. We sang through a few songs to enable the students identify the best configuration for the recording equipment, and then went through the process of recording eight songs from our repertoire. Each student will now use a copy of the recordings to produce their version of a mastered recording - a version suitable for public listening. Our thanks go to Ann Simpson for co-ordinating a very enjoyable afternoon. 


We travelled to Chipping Sodbury on Wednesday 17th May 2017 to perform at an annual event organised by the local Rotary Club. The event was held at the Town Hall and the audience was collected by coaches from residential and care homes in the Chipping Sodbury and Yate area. The performance was a huge success, and here are is a photograph taken by Rotarian Douglas Lodge.




On Saturday 4th March 2017 we visited Hill House Care Home, Malmesbury to perform at the 88th birthday party for Mary - a relative of our singer Roger Whitehouse. The performance ran between 2:00 and 3:00pm, and was followed by tea and cake.

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 saw the group record their fourth album. The recording took place at St Giles Church, Stanton St Quintin. It is hoped that CDs will be available for sale in April. The photograph below shows some of the singers during the recording session.




A very pleasant evening was spent with our wives/partners at the Fairways Residential Home in Chippenham on Saturday 18th February 2017 - joining the residents for a meal of roast hog and chips followed by an hour of singing songs from our extensive repertoire. Everyone enjoyed a great evening.

We made a return appearance at the Honeypot Club, Trowbridge on Monday 16th January 2017 where we kept an excited audience on the edge of their seats for an hour - with several audience members getting up to dance energetically to the sound of the sixties hit 'Do You Love Me'.

The group kicked-off 2017 by providing entertainment at the 80th birthday party of Arthur Bizley - a current member of the Royal Wootton Bassett Age Concern group who has previously watched EOTT perform for the Monday Club. The evening started with the group leading everyone in a rendition of Happy Birthday for Arthur. Two 45-minute sessions followed, with a welcome drinks break in the middle!

Christmas 2016: The group were extremely busy with virtually daily performances. There were some excellent audiences for these performances. Here are just a few examples: the Christian Malford WI demanded four encores to satisfy their desire to dance the night away; the staff at Clift House oversaw a collection amongst the residents and then also handed over all the raffle money as a donation to our supported charity; the staff at Glovers Court produced a full Christmas lunch for the group and audience ahead of the performance. There were many more memorable moments enjoyed by the group, and we would like to extend our best wishes all our supporters who have helped us to raise yet another record amount for our supported charity throughout 2016.
 

Saturday 10th December 2016: The group guested at a concert performed in the St Andrews Church, Chippenham in aid of the Julia's House Charity. The concert was organised by the Allsorts Community Choir of Chippenham - who delighted the audience with a programme of Christmas music. The evening was a financial success for the charity and raised over £1,000.


During 2016, the group completed their eighth full year of entertainment thereby raising over £17,000 for charity - including £13,000 received for performances and CD sales which has gone directly to  the local charity 'North Wilts Holiday Club'. The group was present when this year's cheque for £2,750 was presented to the charity at St Nicholas's School in Chippenham on 28th July 2016 (see below).


   Cheque presentation at the 'Christmas Party' in July 2016


A number of new venues have been visited during 2016, with locations extending eastwards to Marlborough and westwards to Chipping Sodbury. In addition, the telephone has been busy with bookings for the 2017 season. Please refer to our 'Upcoming Performances' page for more details of our concert schedule.


Saturday 18th June 2016: To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday the group was asked to entertain the Wiltshire Guards Association at their Summer Garden Party. The party was held at the home of the association's treasurer in Broadtown, Wiltshire. The event began with a bugle call and a toast to Her Majesty. The group then performed two sessions of music.  Here are three of the group forming a guard of honour as Her Majesty cuts her birthday cake:-


                                                             Ron chatting with Her Majesty


Saturday 14th May 2016: The singers entertained the Calne Twinning Association at the Beversbrook Sports Centre. The evening was attended by representatives from the two twin towns of Charlieu in France and Eningen in Germany. Also in attendance was the Deputy Mayor of Calne. End Of The Track performed many of their up-beat songs that ensured a good number of couples got on to the dance floor. The group invited members of the French and German parties to join them in the singing of selected Sixties songs that included sections in their languages (i.e. Michelle and Wooden Heart).


                                    Calne Deputy Mayor Tony Trotman takes his turn with EOTT


Earlier in May 2016 the group was at the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett to entertain at the annual Age Concern Tea Party organised by the Rotary Club. This was the second year running that the group had been asked to provide an hour of songs from their repertoire. It was another enjoyable occasion for the audience as well as the singers. 

In March 2016 the group travelled to Swindon to help raise funds for a replacement ceiling in the All Saints Church, Ferndale. The group's wives were able to join the singers for this concert, and the organisers were very pleased with the money raised on the evening.

Also in March 2016 the group made their very first appearance in Marlborough when they performed at Coombe End Court in London Road.

The completion of the 2015 season was marked with a Christmas party at The Rising Sun, Christian Malford. This was a 'thank you' to the manager Giles for hosting two fund-raising evenings earlier in the year - both events were magnificently supported by the local community and raised considerable amounts for the group's selected charity. 

On 16th September 2015 the group performed for the Dauntsey WI as part of the WI centenary celebrations. The performance received the following accolade which was published in the WI Wiltshire News:

"We were entertained by the brilliant 'End Of The Track' singers, doing a medley of songs that we all knew the words to."

At the group's AGM, the treasurer announced that EOTT had performed 45 concerts during the 2014/15 season - yet another busy 12 months.

The photograph below shows the 2015 charity cheque being presented at St Nicholas School, Chippenham on 6th August 2015 by three members of the group. A donation of £2,250 was handed over to the North Wilts Holiday Club to help fund future years activities for these children and young adults with special needs.

                                
                            Keith Clifford, Dave Sperritt and Phil Hall at the presentation ceremony


In June 2015, the group visited Le Lude, France at the invitation of some friends and performed at the MJC (la Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture). A capacity audience were treated to a programme of representative songs from the group's repertoire. The singers also performed the previous evening for their french hosts during a social evening in one of the restaurants in the neighbouring town of La Flèche. 


                                  EOTT performing at MJC, Le Lude, France on 17 June 2015




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