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Meeting Greg Bonham

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Greg Bonham  impressed the Solivita audience with his unique vocal talent and superb trumpet playing. The Aussie Performer surveyed the audience for some likely candidates with whom he could interact.

(left – Greg surveys the Audience)

Bobbi in her Fluffy Jacket

(right – Bobbi in her Fluffy Jacket )

 

 

 

The Lady in the Fluffy Jacket, What’s your name?”

Being in a jovial mood I attempted to say my name with an Australian accent:

            “Bobbi!”
Where upon he came up to our aisle and did a few dance turns with me.

Later he called me up front.  “What’s your husband’s name?” he asked.

Even though I hail from German descent, I love the sound of Italian syllables.
I responded: Slowly and deliberately, with the Italian pronunciation,

“Alfredo, Antonio, Antonio, Mastrangelo!”

The audience chuckled.“What do you call him?”

“Al”   Outbursts of laughter!

Greg: “You’re funny!  I’m sending you back to your seat before you steal the spotlight.”

He presented me with his CD and told me to have him sign it after the performance.

Greg Bonham plays a mean TrumpetOur banter continued as the show progressed. What fun! I related to the values of this terrific performer: love of family, his homeland, Australia and his adopted country, The USA.

(left – Greg Bonham plays a mean trumpet)

Later, when I showed Greg my post card image entitled “Freedom” he handed me his CD entitled “Stand Up For Freedom!” Greg gave me permission to use it on my web site. Destiny played a part in our connection and I am glad that it did.You can enjoy his music on the web:  http://gregbonham.com

And here is a bit from: “Stand Up for Freedom” http://gregbonham.com/Track01.mp3


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