I first came across Street Heat when I started dating a tam player in the band. Not wanting to encroach on what was her hobby, I spent the first year just supporting them at gigs and enjoying the performances as a spectator (and the odd post-gig beer or two). I found myself becoming more involved as a bit of a band groupie, carrying stuff and rattling the charity buckets. I was then invited to carry the band banner at Jersey Battle of Flowers where it was suggested that as I was spending so much time with them, I might as well be more useful and learn an instrument! I’ve now been gigging for several years, married the tam player and thoroughly enjoy being part of the band. I would recommend to anyone to have a go, even if you have no previous musical experience…you never know, you may enjoy it and become hooked like I have.