GUEST artiste for the WEOS February concert was Steve Hubble from Broadmayne in Dorset and any doubts that the sounds emanating from his new instrument would not match up to those produced by the one he previously employed at Weyhill were instantly dispelled.

The opening selection of Barbra Streisand songs, including Somewhere, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and Happy Days Are Here Again set an excellent tone, which was maintained by the performance of John Barry’s Out of Africa theme. The clarinet sound came to the fore as Acker Bilk’s Aria was introduced, whilst a medley of songs from The Sound of Music met with hearty approval.

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Andover Advertiser: Steve Hubble returned to WEOS in FebruaryItalian composer Ennio Morricone is one of Steve’s favourites and a fine example of his music, For Love One Can Die, was next to feature, followed by Love’s Theme (Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra) and Maria Carey’s Hero to conclude the first half.

The high standard resumed after the break with War of the Worlds and the famous Blue Danube, before the work of another great film theme composer, John Barry, was performed – namely the memorable orchestral theme from Dances With Wolves. A selection from Grease preceded two more Ennio Morricone compositions – Deborah’s Theme from Once Upon a Time in America and the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  

A final selection included Herb Alpert’s trumpet tune, Rise, followed by Apache (The Shadows) and Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. An encore was called for and Steve responded with one of Ennio Morricone’s most popular film themes – Once Upon a Time in the West. So ended yet another great performance.

The club’s next concert is on Thursday, March 21 and further information can be found on the club’s website