Friday, December 09, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band with friends…

Last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, we were entertained with a rather different line up, and what a pleasure so many tunes and a couple of vocals which some of us joined in with…

A really good crowd to support the band and I do hope everyone enjoyed it as much as us at the front did. Lovely to hear you singing Stella! A great little friendly corner and as I have said before it is so good after 8 years of doing the raffle to be able to sit at the front and really enjoy the music, even if I do miss all the chatting to everyone.

I am sure they would not mind that I say for the age of some of the band …they played all through the evening no chatty breaks, but loads of laughs and fun…and as I said before a lot of unusual music, I know it was not all jazz but so good. Thanks to you all it was great.

Thanks Clover and Chris, another lovely raffle, and to the 'boys' for folding the tickets. 

Heidi kept busy last night! but still that smile.

Nice to see some of the old regulars coming back…

I am not sending many Christmas cards this year I hope no one gets offended, but giving as always to The Norfolk Zipper Club. But sending a very Merry Christmas to one and all at Jazz…

Do not forget to bring some food for your tables on the 22nd, I know the ladies are going to make sure it will be a great raffle, donations always handy if you feel you can, lets make it the same as the past 5 years at the Pavilion a Happy pre Christmas Party.

A few photos from last evening nice bright shirts!




Tony down

Tony pose!





Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line Up.


This Thursday the 8th of December at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The line up for Sole Bay and Friends is…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Geoff Whatling…Trumpet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians…

A good night of live music …with a Bar and a Raffle…Plus lovely friendly people…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, December 02, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band Plus…Plus…

Where do I start on my blog diary today? What a great night of live music good company and lots of laughs with The Sole Bay Jazz Band at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

Alan has to think weeks ahead to get a band together each week for us, and because last night was supposed to be Ron Hockett's last evening playing for us, Alan had got some reserves booked to come along if they felt like it so we could have a good night to support him. alas Ron had to go back to 'Trump Land' a few weeks ago, so Alan forgot to cancel anyone, so Trummy came along to make a line up of 8 …but what a great night we all had ,Alan I know how you felt, but it turned out so good so thanks for all your hard work.

As I said it was such a good night, lots of great music and vocals, some great solos …and duets so many different tunes came forth from one and all in the band, so a very different mix which was so nice. A couple of Trombones …Trumpet …Cornet…Clarinet…Saxophone…Piano…Banjo…Guitar…String Bass, Drums… Vocals…wow…

Bit loud sitting at the front, but so good to sit there after years of not seeing the band properly from the side, and what great company Simon and Kim so good to see you both, and Simon thank goodness recovering well even after another spell in JPH, nearly ready to sing? I know it is your aim, and thanks for the mention on the DVD clever boy.…Stella in fine voice  enjoying every minute, Ruth, Dr David and Richard glad you are liking the jazz. Brian thanks for the gift! Fudge,Robin and Bob to mention a few. It is still strange not to chat to one and all now that the ladies have taken over the raffle, but good to see you all there.

A really good crowd to support the band as well, and thanks to Clover and Chris for a lovely raffle and for our boys who were back again to fold the tickets, and Don who has managed to do the job while they were away.

We are so lucky to have so many regulars  … we have lost a few this year and a lot are sick, so may I wish those who are unwell a speedy recovery from me and of course the Sole Bay Jazz Band.


Heidi of course the start of Christmas and the pretty Christmas Jumper returns, well done your smiling face is always such a pleasure.

I took lots of photos but you know my camera is not the best, but hope you can enjoy them…Not much colour going on Gentlemen where are the bright shirts?

Got to say it was GREAT Band you done us all proud how lucky are we to have such talent with no entrance fee …all for the price of a raffle ticket, thank goodness so many of you appreciate the Band and have more than one raffle ticket so we can have live music every Thursday evening.

We have a few more Thursday evening before Christmas, the last evening for the band is on 22nd December, and John does not mind if you all bring some food for your tables and enjoy a Christmas Special, we have had some great buffets there but it got too much sorry, but I am sure as always there will be food for those who cannot bring any.

















Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND line up

This Thursday 1st December at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, Alan has got another 7 man line up to play live music to us…

Tim Densham…Tony Parsons…Ray Simmons…

Allan Bradley…Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

So hope to see a good crowd to support them and please bring lots of raffle money!

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, November 28, 2016

FOOTWARMER FUN!

Sunday lunchtime at The Beccles Conservative Club  The Footwarmers Jazz and Blues Band played…(next month it will be 18th December) Must say the Club looked very festive getting ready for the December events to be held there.

A small crowd came along, but they certainly were treated to a lunchtime of live music with loads of fun. I intended to only stay a short time however could not tear myself away…

Starting off with just 5 players…Roy. Ian .Barry .Brian and Craig… later they were joined by Mike and then Nick…and Ivan played some piano…so lots of lovely noise.

A great solo on the drums by our Craig,  sorry band we requested that but we do not always have Craig to play! but you must admit it was very well received! everyone gave it their all, some great playing Ian 'gravel voice' gave us some lyrics as well as Barry and Roy and Stella sat watching and sung her way through it all even when Roy forgot his words ha ha, it is always good to have fun mixed in with live music.

Thanks Band …live music is so good and you all played great.

Always hard to take photos of the band with the post in the way but enjoy…










Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beccles Conservative Club Jazz…

This Sunday the 27th November at 12-3pm the Footwarmer Jazz Band will be playing, so do come along and enjoy listening to live music in a cosy atmosphere  a good bar and friendly folk…

Roy Symonds…Saxophone/Vocals…

Barry Langston…Piano/Vocals…

Brian Sear…Bass…

At great expense (ha ha) 
Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Ian Murray… Saxophone… and vocals (if allowed)…

After a lengthy absence maybe Mike Fermor on Clarinet…

That sound like a tasty lunchtime of fun…So come and support the band…

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz with friends…

Last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… the Sole Bay Jazz Band played a great night of music and loads of fun. Thank you Gentlemen…

A line up of 7 after last weeks 5 both evenings so enjoyable, louder this week but a good selection of upbeat music, hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did! Sitting at the front certainly is good and also cannot hear so much of the talking that goes on, sorry 'Charlie Boy' if I upset the plans by sitting at the front ha ha, but it is nice to see and hear the band. Nice company as well good to see Stella there as well as some of the folk who had been sick,  Fudge hurry up and get that arm better! however still a lot of regulars missing that are unwell so wishing them all the best and get better soon …some are on holiday as well, so hurry back and enjoy the live music.

Superb playing from all the band never seen fingers flying over notes strings and drums so fast!  and with the fun element it makes it all the more enjoyable.

Thanks Clover and Chris a good raffle considering the amount of people there. Hope your back soon gets better Heidi you still did a grand job.

Took a few photos could not get all the band in at once…But hope it gives those who could not be there how good it was.






Well done Tony nice pose!