Sunday, April 26, 2015

London Marathon 2015…

Just to wish all those who are running the marathon today to help all those Charities that are in need,  I do not know how you do it, but good luck to one and all, must say number 294234 green start, you must be mad but will be routing for you as well as all the other Bungay Black Dog members…

Hope you have got the vaseline with you…

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Party

Well last night at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham, was like a party, as what a great line up of talent…

I say it all the time how lucky we are to be able to have live music with a different line up each week for just buying a raffle ticket, which of course as we cannot charge an entrance fee, this helps with getting musicians to play each week. Thank you for all those who do dig deep each week.

A great live music night and lots of new people coming to enjoy the evening, pity we do have so much chatter when the soloist are performing, luckily us at the front cannot hear so much when the band is playing together, but even they could not spoil the wonderful talent of the musicians we had.

Tony.Tim.Craig.Johnny.Alan.Ray…

At last a decent photo of Ray very serious here…

What a pleasure to meet Johnny Rogers a wonderful talent. and with Tim at the front they performed so well together, Ray as always a great pianist so good to listen to, and of course the lovely way they all play and laugh together, (never knew there were so many keys to pick from)
 it makes it even more enjoyable. Our three super backing group performed so well, and Craig, even though you had such a tough and sad day, you played your heart out to us all well done.


Maybe that team a good thought for the future for a special night Alan … you did good there again. Thanks also to Tim who sorted some good music for the evening…

Thanks to one and all…Heidi as always what a star… great friends make good company.

Good luck to your Dad Fudge on Sunday for the Marathon…and what a sport to celebrate St Georges Day with that great shirt!

Get well soon to Jean who has broken her wrist, and to all those who are suffering with illness hope you will soon recover and be back to enjoy the music and company.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday night Live Jazz…

This Thursday the 23rd April… at the Sports Pavilion. Ditchingham…

The line up Alan has got for us this week is…

Tim Densham …Clarinet/Saxophone…

Johnny Rogers…Saxophone Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Backed by Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Looking good so hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians.

Hope all those who have been unwell are now feeling better, and able to come along…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band and Friends…

Once more …another great night of live music and fun at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Nice to see so many people coming along to the venue, several new faces as well as some of the regulars, to all those fans that could not make it who were on holiday or sick, sorry but you missed a rather wonderful evening of talented music! It is always a good night from these musicians, but sometimes even better than others, and it was non stop last night.

Some really good vocals from Simon Nelson, gravel voice very nice… and Simon Denny who as always gave us some moving songs, they sing so different but added to the magic of the playing.

Tim with Clarinet/Sax/ Baritone Sax sounded so good, as did Derek who I thought played really well last evening, not many men could play like that after all these years, Simon on Cornet and lots of smiles… Ray on the Piano, hiding at the back but producing some finger licking good sounds… Alan on Banjo/Guitar, not at the same time! Tony on bass always so good, and of course our Craig, who certainly had a magical touch, lots of great drum sounds belting out…

So a huge thank you to the Band for giving us a great night …

Thanks Heidi working hard as always, and of course the many friends who make the night, so enjoyable  thanks also to all you folk who help by buying raffle tickets which gives Alan a chance to bring some different musicians to come and play for us. Keith thank you for looking after all the book side and getting the raffle prizes not an easy task.

A few photos but those lights do not like my camera, or maybe my bad captures!!!but the band was spread out so could not get everyone in…thanks to those who put up with me trying to take a few shots…

Next Week we have a special guest so look in later and find out who it will be……



smiling faces cheeky Simon and Simon!




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Southwold walk…

Well who could resist this wonderful April weather, instead of weeding in the garden, Jan and I decided a day out in Southwold would be just the ticket, and it certainly was. Thanks Jan…

I need some better walking shoes but apart from aching feet, we had a lovely stroll around the golf course and gorse bushes which smelled rather nice. 

Then  a little walk into town, before getting fish and chips at 'Mark's'  then we sat on one of the many benches near the Church, we could not believe our luck sitting there in the beautiful sunshine, eating our lunch…some locals wandered past and we chatted, even got offered a cup of tea, but we thought we would wander down to the sea, the beaches were nicely full of people and several people swimming. Sorry I could not make it to the Pier Jan, next time I hope…

Decided to have cup of real tea with a piece of cake in the Brewery cafe very nice sat out in the sunshine,  and we both forgot when we poured the second cup so tea leaf reading was in order!!!

We walked back to the car, then decided another hour would be good just sitting on a bench on the common , so we indulged , taking our shoes off and just relaxing and having a giggle…really who needs going abroad when we have weather like this!

press to enlarge this as the view is worth it…


A couple of photos of part of our walk… great views. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz line up…

This Thursday the 16th April at the Sports Pavilion… Ditchingham. the line up of live music Alan has found for us is……


Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…



Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…



Simon Nelson…Trumpet/Vocals…



Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…



Tony Jullings…String Bass…



Craig Hipperson…Drums…

That sounds good hope it is as much fun as last week… Hope to see a good crowd again, and all those who were unwell last week will be ok for this week…

8pm-10.30pm…

Monday, April 13, 2015

Norfolk Dixieland Jazz…

Yesterday at  'The Goat' … Skeyton, the band played another great Jazz afternoon… they really are good, and this week managed to squeeze in on the 'boys' table so could see as well as hear them…

As usual a non stop full restaurant, amazing how many they cater for, some really good food as always, thanks Tim for not only taking me  but for the very yummy lunch…

The Band … Vic/Drums …  Peter/Banjo/ Guitar /vocals… Liz/ Bass…

John…Cornet/ Vocals…Tim…Clarinet/Saxophone…Bill/Trombone…

They played such a different list of music, and many requests also, so a good mixed bag of live music…

Thanks Jean and Judy lovely to see you both again, did not get much time to say bye, but hope to see you both again in a few months time.


Live music is great…