Maybe it's because we play such happy music, or maybe it's because people "of a certain age" love to hear the songs we play, or maybe it's just because we're a good looking bunch, but we have no lack of people who want to book us.
The following excerpt from a recent email, though, takes the cake...
Everywhere I go now I am hearing about the Yesteryukes; your reputation is spreading far and wide. So, I want to be sure we are on your calendar for the first Thursday in May for the next three years. Life being what it is, I know things may change but can we plan on having you barring the unforeseen? And I hope your fall is as spectacular as ours is.When our band first started we only had five members and booked dates (and not very many) a month or two in advance. We talked about accepting one of these dates and one Yesteruke exclaimed, "Well, I guess we can say "yes" but at our age, we don't even buy green bananas!"
We're smiling now as we think about those green bananas and booking dates in 2013. It is nice to be loved.
Yes, We Have No Bananas, sung by Eddie Cantor in "Make It Snappy", 1922