Friday, March 27, 2015

Jazz Night…

Every time I do a little report on here, I always think how lucky we are to have such talented musicians to play for us each Thursday evening, and again Alan managed another line up which was once again terrific, so thank you to the Band what a great night.

Ron/Ray/ Dick on the front line, with Craig/Alan/Tony at the back …Simon singing for us… I am to old to put Wow on here, but Wow it was…

Non stop music… some different sounds thanks to Ray who organised the music for us…and although he said he was not good at taking charge he certainly did a good job. Good to hear him on Trumpet as well.

Ron what a player he is, always packs the place,  a joy to hear, as they all are …Trummy can get notes out of his trombone that should never be in there, as does Tony on bass and Alan on guitar and banjo…as for Craig well never heard a drummer like it great playing as always.

The crowd …well do not think we have had so many there, lots of new faces, so hope they enjoyed the evening, of course not enough chairs but thanks to Neil garden chairs and a stool helped, (my back still aches to old for sitting on a stool but did appreciate it) but everyone seemed to enjoy the music so suppose it did not matter too much.

Thanks as always to Heidi, what a grand job behind that bar, so busy…it was bad enough trying to get round to take the raffle money (which I thank all those who do have tickets and a special thanks to  those who dig deep as it does help to get these good musicians there for us all)

I am hoping my little video of Simon singing' Tangerine'  is ok will pop it on at a later date if it is. What great voice he was in …lovely Simon thank you so much.

I do hope that all those who are still unwell, get better soon so you can come back and enjoy the music.

Thanks again to all the musicians…







A few of the crowd

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sole Bay Band…

This Thursday the 26th of March at the Sports Centre Ditchingham, we have another great line up for a night of live music…

Heading the band will be…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet…

with…Ron Hockett…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Dick Mayhew…Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni… Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…




Looking good… hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians…




8pm-10.30pm…


Friday, March 20, 2015

Sole Bay with friends again…

Once again the talented line up we had at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, gave us another great musical night…

Seven musicians and a singer…how lucky were we!

I really do not know where to start as so many lovely moments so hope I do not leave anyone out…as they were all sooo good…

Tim as always great playing, did an Acker Bilk solo which was really good after a false start from our backing line, these different keys the musicians play in always bring a smile…

Derek did a solo how that man can still play, sure he will not mind if I say for his age…

Craig yet another fabulous drum solo…wow had the crowd gasping, ha ha and the ears of the band!

Allan B took the lead and gave everyone a chance to play as well as playing and vocals…

Ray on Piano somehow always good , but excelled himself last night fingers flying …

Tony that String Bass was burning…

Alan C getting orders at one time from Allan B to play guitar and not Banjo causing some more smiles. Thanks once again Alan for all the organising and the playing of course…

Simon, so nice to see you well enough to serenade us …how lovely I loved them all but favourite last night singing Secret Love…

All in all a fabulous different evening of live music, thank you everyone. Great to meet up with such lovely people who I can call my friends…

The crowd although not as many as usual a good lot of regulars and a few new faces. I certainly hope everyone went home well pleased.

I did not get a chance to take photos, as a nice lot of fans got up front so it was cosy! and after disturbing people for the raffle, did not think I would push in… but some folk did take a few. 

What a really pleasant  change the audience were …lots of talking still, but not so loud, and one or two who I can praise for staying quiet when the soloists were playing. Maybe because the ones who wanted to listen were up at the front…

Thanks as always to Heidi and also Don last night who helped me with the ticket folding as my usual gang were not there. 

What a great night sorry for all those who were unwell … get better soon.

Thanks  again as always to our great talented musicians who make it a good evening out, and many times a great one, we do appreciate you all.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Family…

One of my lovely nieces took me to see one of my great nieces and her baby today, and what a lovely time I had…Thanks Pat really appreciated it.

He is gorgeous and so forward, I hope Suzanne does not mind me putting a couple of photos on here…




Monday, March 16, 2015

Cute Peregrine…

Our Peregrine will soon be laying the first egg… the male is keeping the female well fed and they have been seen chatting to one another…

This was a screen grab I took when she was peering over the edge waiting for her meal to come along…

She is so pretty…

Having a chat together…

Jazz at Ditchingham Sports Centre…

This Thursday the 19th March the line up for the weekly jazz at the 
Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

will be……

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet

Derek Cubitt… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Allan Bradley…Trumpet /Vocals…

Ray Simmons… magic fingers on the Piano…

Our back line keeping the beat…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson… Drummer of the year…

Alan Cugnoni… Guitar/Banjo …
who finds all these talented musicians for us each week…

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

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mothering Sunday…

Great day out in Norwich with Son David for lunch and to see the Peregrines and a beautiful flower arrangement from Son Phil and his Dawn…Thank you all…

These smell delicious as well…

The Cathedral Cloisters

There is a Peregrine sitting up there …honest!