Cleethorpes Carnival 2015

Massive flag waving and whistle blowing crowds lined the streets of Cleethorpes for their annual Carnival parade, and Bloco Fogo were again leading the event playing their samba music along the 4 mile route. Such a joy to be back at this event with an even bigger band than before.

Being interviewed by the local radio station!

We loved the banana 

Flaming headdresses !

Warming up 

London Marathon 2015

Playing at the Royal Society just off the finishing line on The Mall in London on behalf of Cancer Research UK. Providing some much needed entertainment for the amazing 2,300 men and women who were running to raise vital funds.  The Cancer Research UK runners were just a part of the record breaking 38,000 runners taking part in this years event.

A perfectly formed small band played for almost 5 hours and could be heard all down The Mall encouraging everyone in the final few metres of the race. Such a great atmosphere, and the aches and pains of 5 hours drumming was nothing compared to the punishment that many had put themselves through to raise money in their journey over 26 miles and 385 yards.

All the Cancer Research UK volunteers

Taking a well earned rest  

Reading Half Marathon 2015

Around 18,000 runners took part in the annual Reading Half Marathon under clear blue skies. Playing them off from the start and also encouraging them towards the end were Bloco Fogo !

A very long day with an extremely early start, but well worth it to see the smiles on peoples faces as they passed us, applauding us as they ran, grateful for all the encouragement we provided to see them on to the end.

Congratulations to everyone that took part, it was an amazing sight to see so many runners.

Thanks to Marcus Mark for the use of some of his photos.