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Music, Sat 18 Aug 2018, £4-£8

Take it from the Top

Take it from the Top


Most of the members of ‘Take It From The Top’ have played in a concert orientated big band, hence the ease with which they can play a Miller section but, deciding that a dance band would be so much more fun, formed their own nine piece band in the autumn of 2015. Their original aim was to play for Alison's (clarinet) wedding the following August. Their very first engagement was for a Valentine’s dance and since then they have gone from strength to strength successfully playing many local functions both indoor and outdoor and yes, played for Alison’s wedding! Quickly bonding as a group of friends, the band’s unusual make up of brass and woodwind plus a backline that includes a drummer/vocalist, bassist, and pianist, gives a fresh perspective to their music, much of which is arranged by Jane (piano/keyboards). The members’ professions range from music teacher to engineer and accountant to masseuse, and all have been playing their instruments for many years.

Made up of two alto saxophones played by Sarah Knight and Mike Tunnicliff, two Tenor saxophones played by Justine Chamberline and Marie Gaskin, who also plays flute, Alison Capewell clarinet and alto sax, with Paul Gaskin on trumpet. Bringing up the backline, on bass Andy Goadby, drums and vocals. Dave Hind, piano and music arranger Jane Stocker.
Take it from the Top play a cross-section of music genres from 1930s-40s Glen Miller to current Jools Holland arrangements mixed with popular classics such as Bill Haley’s Rock Around The Clock, Shake Rattle And Roll, The Beatles Can’t buy Me Love, Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl and The Monkees’ Daydream Believer. It’s a great band to dance to, but also just to sit and enjoy the music.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Aug 2018 20:00 to 23:00
Starts 8pm. Bar and Box Office from 7:15pm


Tickets £8 (£4 under 18s) from Village Hall Coffee Shop, PO or on-line.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 30 Jun McCusker and Talbot
Fri 3 Aug Film Night - Groundhog Day
Sat 18 Aug Take it from the Top


07733 790308

07733 790308


Main Street,
CA12 4RX


Threlkeld is located off the A66 in Cumbria, 4 miles west of Keswick and 13 miles east of Penrith.

From Penrith, junction 40 on the M6, follow signs to Keswick and after 13 miles turn right into Threlkeld Village. Do not follow your Sat Nav after this point - the Village Hall is located 0.5 mile along on the left hand side.

From Keswick follow signs to Penrith and after 4 miles take the first left signposted Threlkeld. The Village Hall is 0.5 mile along on the right hand side.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

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