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16 February 2009


And Greg-I have to say-I fell off my chair when I heard the guys playing Robbesque! An amazing feeling to hear the guys playing my tune-Not only note perfect, but with an amazing musical sensibility!
Many thanks Paramors! I was honoured!

Hello Neil!
Thanks for your words, and we feel really honoured to know you listen your composition played by us!
From my part (Marcelo)perhaps you remember we met during 2001 at a Cliff & Shadows meeting that took part at Tilburg. I also talk with John, both you very kind with me and you always up with a smile on and down the stage. You are a top entertainer with a special energy inside.
Marcelo (from Los Paramors)

Yes indeed! Los Paramors. Clearly a top band who can (when they wish) sound very like our beloved Rapiers. Great that they (ahem!) covered Neil's "Robbesque". Now this....Col's lovely arrangement of "Amazing Grace" superbly played by
Marcelo Panzoni. absolutely top - drawer. Gorgeous. a really talented player re - creating that fabulous CPJ sound. Bravo!

Rob B (Esq)

Marcelo's also tacked "Jerusalem", too.

Oops. Not "tacked" but "tackled". Both verbs probably not that appropriate. "Offered" might be more in keeping here.

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