Some go on holiday in August; others, whether they are striving musicians or committed promoters, just keep plugging away right through the summer.
Among that elite bunch this week are bands and landlords in Birmingham. Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
First up is the evergreen Andy Hamilton, leading his Blue Notes and guests on home turf at Bearwood Corks Club tomorrow night. If Andy needs to lean heavily on his band and guests these days, that's understandable at his age. He has earned the right to take a more relaxed role. For more details call 0121 429 2091