Friday, July 03, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz…

Yet another good evening of live music from the Sole Bay Jazz Band… at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham.

Only 5 musicians but sounding great…

I did take some photos but they were all rather blurred, even without any alcohol …me not the camera…

Tim and Trummy on the front line and our intrepid 3 on the back… Alan, Tony and Craig, and for a couple of numbers Gary took to the drums…

Roy came and gave us a couple of vocals as well, so a good evening.

Nice crowd, some new and some regulars, of course the weather was rather warm and everyone got over heated, the poor band were suffering, as only the fire doors that were open and one of them kept getting closed, only thing is they are fire doors and should not be sat in front, but we do get such a good crowd it is hard for that not to happen…Lots of loud chat again, but as we are at the front does not bother us to much, but glad to say when Mood Indigo was being played it was nice and quiet…

Thanks Heidi hope you can have a cool fan next week, although knowing our weather it may be cool again by then, you worked hard well done. We all need an extra intake of liquid on these humid days and nights.

Lovely to be among friends listening to talented musicians…Thanks Sole Bay you did is proud.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sole Bay line up for the 2nd July…

This Thursday the 2nd of July  at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… The Sole Bay Band will be playing live music for our pleasure…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…Trombone

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

A smaller line up unless I have missed someone off, and hopefully Simon to sing?

Hope you can come along and support the Band…

8pm - 10.30pm

Flowers…

Garden is a bit messy at the moment, lots of cutting back to be done, however a few little photos of some of the odd spots…







Monday, June 29, 2015

The Angel…Halesworth…

Sunday from 4-6.30pm at The Angel Halesworth  once a month they have a Jazz session, I have never been, but a lot of our Thursday night jazzers do go, but I was lucky enough to get taken for lunch (very tasty) and then to listen to the quartet playing, thank Tim, and thanks to some of the Coven crowd who I was lucky enough to sit with…Nice comfy chairs…great company…
Neil I will mention… as on Thursday nights…(Yes there was a lot of chat) ha ha But of course it is a Pub!

What a lovely little venue, and such great music, Tony Parsons…Tim Densham…Tony Jullings… and then saw Phil Brook walk in, what a great combination,  I knew there would be a 4th but did not know who, and you know me with guitar playing! so Phil plus Tony P ( who's little gig it is) on Trombone /Vocals, ah yes  and the Russian song came out again! Tim with the Baritone/and Soprano Sax' also Clarinet, Tony J hiding behind that String Bass, gave us all some really good music.

Did manage a couple photos, missed Tony J off a bit as he was behind the door…








Friday, June 26, 2015

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND

Every week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, the Sole Bay line up is very good, sometimes it is brilliant, and this line up proved again to be one of those, I think because everyone of these talented musicians enjoyed their playing as well as us in the audience… 

Always a pleasure to hear Ron Hockett and Tim Densham playing their duets at the front, you cannot get much better than that, and Ray such a wizard on the piano, put together Craig on the drums who must be one of the best in the area, we of course think he is the best… Tony Jullings on the string bass, that man  can make music, and Alan Cugnoni keeping the beat, and of course sorting the line up each week, so we can hear such great live music, Simon Denny seems to sing us such moving songs each week such a pleasure, also took some more black and white photos for me this week, to put on here…I think they are so good.Thank you all…

Lovely to see a nice crowd, even though a lot of the regulars are either on holiday or not well, so to all those who are not feeling their best, we send a big 'get well soon' to you all. not such a big crowd but at least nearly everyone had a chair! I will not mention the talking as do not want to upset our Ian! ha ha, sorry Ian xx And not sure if our smoker of the e cigarette looks in on here, but thank you for refraining from smoking inside when I asked you not to, I do appreciate that.

Keith, each week comes along even though not very well, to enjoy the music and provide the raffle also does the books, so a great big thank you to him as  would not know what we would do without him, and Sheila. The raffle as you know is to help with getting the good line ups in the band each week, so thank you all for those who dig deep, without your support the band at the venue could not take place, and of course there would not be the thought that 1 of the 5 prizes could be won, thanks to all my folders of the tickets.

Heidi as always wonderful looking after us all behind that bar, you need a fan back there young lady if the weather stays as it was last night.

So good to meet up with friends how lucky am I!

I say it a lot but we are all so lucky to have such talented musicians each week to play for us thank you all for the support.









Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz…

This Thursday the 25th June…(yes it is June even though we are having April sort of weather)! The Sole Bay Band will be playing again at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham with the line up of…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ron Hockett…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Maybe Simon to sing as well?

Thanks Alan a good line up again, Hope I have not missed anyone off this week! looking forward to another lovely evening with Live Music, and friends…

Hope to see a good crowd again to support these musicians… live music is the best.

I hope all those who have been suffering illness of late soon get better to join us again.

8pm-10.30pm

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sole bay line up for the 18th June

Goodness me this year seems to be flying by, and not a very flaming June so far!

But we do have our Thursday night Live Music session at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham to look forward to, this week another different line up.

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Allan Bradley Cornet/Trumpet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Dave Taylor…Drums…

Hopefully we will have Simon to give us some Vocals, and a good crowd to cheer them on.

Great to have such talent close to home, with no entrance fee, so do not forget to bring money for the raffle!!!! hint hint, as that way we can keep getting such good live music once a week.

8pm-10.30pm

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Friday 19th
Another good night of live music at the Sports Pavilion…

Thanks to those who came along to support, rather smaller crowd than usual but holidays and sickness are the cause, so all those who are unwell I do hope you soon improve and able to come back to hear the Jazz. June… Peter…John, and anyone else of our crowd, hurry back. Also hope you are enjoying your belated honeymoon Fudge missed you.

I do apologise that I missed Derek Cubitt off the line up, sorry Alan I did not read the e mail right! , I shall be more careful in future.

So a different theme last night again, and some lovely playing, some great solos…also Simon did us proud again with some good songs, next time can we have Secret Love Simon??
Dave did well on the drums nice to see him, while Craig away. Ray on that piano a joy to hear, as were all the musicians we do appreciate the dedication of turning up each week to give us live music.

Lots of talking and again but suppose cannot stop that, we all chat, but some more than others! loudly! I could smell smoke at the end of the evening …apparently I did not see our chap who uses an e cigarette smoking but he was,  even after a promise he would not do so!  I was informed on the way home… hence probably why my throat bad, and people were sneezing! and poor Keith who was sitting in front of the chap was using his inhaler, so lets hope if he attends  again, he will be banned from smoking that e cig inside…Spoils it for a lot of folk. I always think it is like the limit on the roads always someone who thinks they know better and can go whatever speed they like, sad to see yet another road accident yesterday, wish people would realise that the car is a killing machine, not the roads that are the problem it is the drivers, as I feel that cigarettes and e cigarettes are killers, passive smoking is not good.

My rant is over!

Thanks Heidi for your smile and hard work always a pleasure to have you behind that bar.

A good line up coming for next week so watch this space…