Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz…

This Thursday the 30th October at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The line up for jazz will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Allan Bradley…Trumpet…

Alan Cugnoni …Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…


Craig Hipperson…Drums…


I expect we will have one of the regulars for some vocals, hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CRATFIELD POACHER…

On November the 8th at 8pm Romping Roy and his Merry Men will be playing jazz and more at the Cratfield Poacher…

Dave Taylor…Drums

Brian Sear…Bass Guitar…

Ian Murray…Tenor Sax…

Barry Langston…Piano/Vocals…

Roy Symonds…Alto & Soprano Sax/Vocals…

Plus maybe some guests…

For more information telephone 01986 798206…

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Walk by the sea…

This lunchtime with the sun shining brightly for nearly the end of October, it would have been a shame to waste the time indoors, so Jan came and picked me up and we went to Pakefield again, and of course Fish and Chips were great …sitting on a bench looking over the sea, yes it was a bit windy, but lovely sea air…

We thought we would wander for a bit … well we started off towards Lowestoft,  on the cliffs, then went down to nearer the beach, and wandered, a lot of the huts had people outside and in them, so had nice chats along the way, we could not believe the amount of people out walking dogs, children playing on the beach, and all ages out walking in the sun…

So our little wander took us right down to the pier, so called in to see June who was helping at the Lifeboat shop… then started back along the prom… half way along we suddenly felt a change in the weather and some big clouds were around, so we upped our pace phew hard work, then the sun came out again so we slowed a bit, had an ice cream, and of course had to climb the slope back up to the car park ha ha how old are we… good exercise…

Thanks Jan what a great idea…
Never sure which way the photos will come out on here, but some are taken on the way and back…






Lovely beach empty at that end busy nearer Lowestoft…






Friday, October 24, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz and friends…

I do hope everyone who came to the Sports Pavilion last night enjoyed the music as much as I did! I noticed a few new faces again, a good crowd so nice to see, just the problem of chairs!!!

A great night I thought, lots of different music going on, and such talent, Love to hear Ron and Tim play together, and our backing group plus Ray on Piano, worked out really well.

Craig gave his all with those drums, always brings a big cheer…

Roy felt well enough to sing some songs for us as well, but the amps must have been set differently as could not hear the front line much, where we sat so Roy sounded quiet, but we still enjoyed them. It is a shame that we cannot sit in front of the band as the sound much better there, but we are lucky to have the Pavilion so must not grumble, who said I was!

A good crowd as I have mentioned …my moaning bit again…but lots of talking, we all chat but it does seem that the loud constant talkers seem to pick the soft music to do so!  of course some folk do not come to listen to the jazz and make it a social night, so must not grumble. But I was lucky enough for Jazz Janet doing the raffle so I got to listen a lot more to the music for both halves.

So once again thanks to the band for giving us another great night of music, and a fun raffle ! We are so lucky that we have live music every Thursday night for the price of the raffle, so remember to dig deep so we can keep the Thursday nights going…

Hope everyone who is 'under the weather 'soon feels better, thanks Heidi as always that lovely smile…Thanks JJ for doing the raffle… and Jan for taking us…and the June for the nibbles! great company.

Looking forward to seeing who will be entertaining us next week…


Monday, October 20, 2014

Live Jazz…

This Thursday, Alan has found yet another good line up of live Jazz for Thursday 23rd October at the Sports Pavilion …

At the moment it should be…as we may have some vocals as well…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hockett… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons… Piano…

With  our great trio of …

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

I was unable to go last week, but want to thank Jazz Janet for doing the raffle, but I have heard it was as usual very good…so hope to be there this week…

Start time 8pm -10.30pm…

Bring plenty of raffle money …after all you cannot get good live music anywhere for a few pounds of raffle money which helps  keep the music going on each week…and we do not want to lose these fine musicians, or our Thursday nights out!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz…

This coming Thursday the 16th October… Alan has got us another good line up to entertain us at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…Trombone…

Geoff Whatling…Trumpet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

A 7 line up so bring plenty of raffle money!

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Jazz Night…

Well that was rather different, what a great night of talent, well done to Alan for getting the line up together… and very well done to all in the band, as it was non stop fun and great music…

How very nice to have Simon and Tony singing duets, loved that as did the audience as one could tell by the applause…

What can I say it was so good from start to finish, each solo was spectacular, with such different age groups playing just shows how much talent was on show as they blended so well together…

Camera work not that good as I was jigging up and down to the beat, and Tony W looks a bit dark, whilst Simon and Bill posed!!!

But hope you can see they were enjoying the night, thanks to everyone.

A lot of new faces there, and some of the regulars missing, but it all made a great night…

Thanks Jazz Janet for helping with the raffle, and Heidi as always… all those folk and still a smile on your face, thank you… Thanks as always for the lift Jan…

Just have to say a big 'Get Well 'to all those under the weather get better soon…

Get cracking Alan you have a job to find another different line up for next week, thank you again as it is hard to get a good mix every time, you certainly did that last night…Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did…