THE LARRICK LADS
History of the Larrick Lads
The Larrick Lads, under the Musical Directorship of Paul Fry, were formed in April 1995 for the VE Day celebrations of that year and their first performance was at the Geffery Hall in Landrake that summer.
The pinnacle of our achievements was in April 1997 when we performed at the Cornwall Coliseum in front of a packed audience as part of the Calor Gas Pantomime Awards Ceremony. Most of the "Lads" were also part of the Landrake Pantomime Group and during the 1997 performance we sang, "That’s What Friends Are For", from the Jungle Book. The judges were so impressed that they asked us to perform it at the awards ceremony.
The Lads made a CD in 2006 which has sold well and is available from members and stocked in some retail outlets in Cornwall.
All the musical arrangements are by Paul, who was also the accompanist in the early days. When the group reformed Darren joined as the accompanist (and was also press ganged into singing in one of the unaccompanied items); the fact that he also became Paul’s Son-in-Law could have been an influencing factor.
The music we perform is "easy listening" and is a mix of accompanied and unaccompanied songs with styles ranging from Barbershop to Big Band to Pop Songs of the sixties.
A second recording has been made at Livewire, Saltash on 29th March 2009; this was for a film about the River Tamar and it's fishermen.
A further recording was made by Richard Fry at Ashtorre on 28th January 2010 to tweak two of the songs - details on the CD page.