Friday, February 12, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, Alan got together another great line up to entertain a really good crowd of fans.

It was a pre Valentine night and I do hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did…

Thanks Simon for heading the evening and for making such a good job of the raffle…also the very amusing 'cracker' jokes. I know you do not believe me, but I did not realise what the dice showed! but in the end thanks to a couple of young ladies who read the label on them it turned out to be the best £3 I have spent on the raffle prizes! I hope the couple who I know is going to receive them will have fun!!! Now what can I buy for next week?

Thanks as always to my 'folders' great job as always…hope the nibbles helped!

So good to see as many turn out on such a cold evening, but hope the really good playing and vocals made it worth while. Still sad that so many regulars are sick and cannot come along to the Thursday evenings, but we wish them all a speedy recovery.

Apart from some very loud talking, that cleared a part of the room! it was great to see such lovely people enjoying themselves, we do have such wonderful fans that come along week after week to support the band, a great night out among friends thank you all, and for one  who always brings me something extra to put in the raffle, and all those who bring things …much appreciated.

Heidi as always that smile while managing to serve so many drinkers, I know what it is like to have a band playing while trying to hear what the customers need so well done …

A few photos for those who look in, thanks to all the musicians great fun night.











Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday the 11th February at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

A good line up  Alan has got together to give us another great night of live music…

Simon Nelson…Cornet/Vocals…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone /Clarinet…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

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

Soon be Valentines day, so may put a few more prizes in the raffle!!

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, February 05, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band

This Thursday the 4th February at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, we had a different sort of sound!

More a fun night with some great solos being played, Allan Bradley came along to head the band and proved his usual self, ensuring that all the players got a good shot at talented solos. He also sang us a few songs.

A good night if slightly whacky!  I did not want to waste the 'odds' of raffle tickets, so another piece of fun, where everyone could choose what colours they wanted, I was a bit worried it would not work but luckily it did, so thank you one and all for digging deep, and for joining in …

A very small crowd to what we have been used to, so here's hoping that it was not all because of illness,  hope to see a nice crowd returning next week to enjoy talented live music.

As I mentioned there seems to be a lot of illness about, so to everyone who is suffering sending our best from us all, and hope you will return soon.

Thanks for entertaining us Sole Bay looking forward to next week already.

Thanks Heidi as usual working well and lots of smiles! Also thanks to the lovely friends who fold the tickets each week much appreciated.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up for the 4th February.

This Thursday the 4th February at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

The line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Allan Bradley…Trumpet…

Tony Jullings…String Bass

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

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

Come along for a fun evening of live music…
8pm-10.30pm

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Wow!

Last evening at the Sports Pavilion …The Sole Bay Jazz Band entertained a great crowd to a night of live music.

What a night, thank you to all of them, Tim…Ron…Ray…Craig…Alan…Tony… what talent we were served up with, several pieces not heard played there as well.

We, as I always say, are so lucky to have such a different line up each week (thanks Alan) such talent, for the price of raffle tickets! amazing crowd who always turn up and support all the musicians, but it is a lovely friendly venue and so good last evening to see the return of a few of the regulars who have been unwell.

Hope to see a return of a few more when they feel better, and a couple of new faces, so thank you for digging deep, and for the lovely comments about the band. They do appreciate the support.

Heidi as always serving with that lovely smile…For my lovely friends who fold the raffle tickets each week. for all the really nice people who make the night out so good.

Thanks as always to those who provide some great prizes to go along with what we buy, but know how you all feel that without the raffle it would be much harder for Alan to find these great musicians week after week.

Also must say a big thank you to Chris Capucci who turned up to listen and ended up with singing for us…






Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band …line up

This Thursday the 28th January at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham.

The  Sole Bay Jazz Band line up will be…Another great one!

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ron Hockett…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

So if you want a great evening listening to talented live music you know where to be!

We are so lucky to have such a venue with good friendly people… a place where all ages can come along and listen to jazz and blues…No entrance fee, but a raffle that can help Alan who does a great job of getting the different line ups each week to  come along to play for us. 

8pm-10.30pm


Friday, January 22, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz and Friends…

Once again at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham Thursday 21st January, Another great night of talented live music.

Amazing thank you all …great how each week we are lucky enough to hear such good live music, Sole Bay Band you were great.

Lots of coughs and colds again, hope I did not pass anything on whilst taking the raffle money, ha ha may have picked up the cold from last week so brought it back sorry…but think plenty of people are suffering…Once again so many people digging deep for the raffle to enable Alan to get these fine musicians, thanks also to those who have been supplying some of the prizes, we really appreciate your help, as nice to have such good prizes, makes everyone dig deeper!

Lovely Heidi as always keeping us all in order, good friends and music, makes us all feel better. Thanks Jan for driving us again, and for all the folding raffle ticket friends who I am very grateful for each week, we have tried to think of something easier, however people like to see the raffle tickets lined up so we will stick to what we have I think. As always grateful we do not have an entrance fee. Thanks to Jon for letting us use the room of course hope we are worth it!

'The Surprise 'Alan promised was Ray Simmonds turning up at half time to play some great trumpet for us, nice treat. It was so good lots of different music played again. Lucky us…

Already looking forward to next week…



Tony.Ron.Tim.Ray.Alan.Trummy.

Tony looking up and Ron


Great drumming from Craig

Ron and Tim blowing up a storm…