What we didn't know at the time was that circumstances would conspire to make this one of my last appearances with the band, instantly turning this poster/flyer into something of a historical document.
I'd been working with Bob Webb, doing 'humorous' poems and the odd song, for around five years when it was decided to form a band, with melodeon maestro Ian Murfitt as the third member.
This band needed a name and Lost In The Mist was thought as good a name as any. The band celebrates its tenth birthday in May 2018.
We had some good times and played some really fab places as well as some really naff ones - the lot of the 'pub band' for ever, of course.
Like any other band, Lost In The Mist's personnel changed over the years, and eventually, in 2017, it was time for another personnel change, when what might be called my 'musical career' came to an end and the sound of LITM was 'refreshed' once more.
No loss at all, of course, to the band. I was never a musician of any sort, and my singing voice was not the best.
But I like to think that, if nothing else, I added a touch of fun and good humour to Lost In The Mist.
I'd hate to be seen as pretentious, but I have to admit that I've always identified with the words of the immortal Noel Coward:
'I believe that since my life began, the most I've had is just a talent to amuse...'
Better than nothing, though, eh?
This also appears on THE MIDDLEWICH DIARY