Yep....I used to play in a dance band, sometimes at Hindley Public Hall late dances (over t'top o' the Co-op). We were invited to audition for the job at the Monaco, one Sunday morning.
When we turned up, the place was full of workmen, painting, papering & sawdust & shavings all over the floor.
anyroad, we didn't get the job cos at the time Jeff Greenough was running three bands, & picked the best players of the 3 to audition....End of story..
The band I was in was called "The Skyrockets", run by a chap, name of Whittaker. A 15 piece traditional danceband.