Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thursday 18th Sept…Sole Bay line up



This week Alan has chosen a small but talented group to play for us at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…so hope to see the usual good crowd coming along to support these musicians…


Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…Trombone …

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

And Guest … Ron West …Drums…

Also just heard from Alan

Ray Simmons will be there with his Piano…

Maybe Simon or Roy will be there to provide some vocals… but should be yet another different night of music…


8pm-10.30 pm…

Friday, September 12, 2014

Garden again…

Just thought I would post some flowers that are out at the moment, to brighten up the day…Jazz Janet gave me the Fucshia when it was tiny and it is now beautiful…



These Begonias have been flowering all summer long…

Sole Bay Jazz night…

Another great night of live music with some laughs…At the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Managed to grab a couple of photos…
Could not get them all in…need a wide angle lens when they are spread out across the floor…Nice bright shirts though!

Whoops microphone in front of Ray…

Some really good playing, with some melodies we have not heard for a while…Tim in fine form with his information about the music…

Vocals from Tony P and Simon D who sang well… 2 different styles of singers which was good……we also had a harmonica player to join in with 'Georgia' thank you…

Drumming good with no stick throwing! always gets a good cheer Craig…

Ray is so good on that piano… as were all the band, a good night…

Good crowd ( and a noisy one ha ha…next week we should get more tables up the front so people can listen while those who want to chat can do so at the back, well we all chat, but some not as loud)!
It is a social club but it is a jazz night, maybe we should have social night with some background music one of these days so we can all catch up with each other…Yes I know I am moaning as people have to put up with me chatting whilst getting the raffle money in, but some people like to hold onto their pennies and I have to talk them into handing the £'s over…but it is my blog so there!!!But I do love you all as you know…some regulars missing so no garden chairs needed! However some more new faces found the live music, hope they enjoyed it…

Thanks as always to Heidi… lovely smile …Thanks to the Band for giving us another Thursday night  of live music to our ears…Hope to see you all next week…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Southwold…

Today… the two Jan's and me went for a trip out, thanks Jan for driving…

We all love Southwold,  but today we did not go to the pier as we do usually…we took a different walk down to the Harbour…

We had a lovely lunch in a little cafe I had not noticed before, but the food we can recommend.


This was so tasty …A starter which was very filling…
so we each had some…then fresh crab sandwiches with salad and a great dressing yummy…

We could not have chosen a better day for weather…

Swans and cygnets in green water…

A field of cows and bullocks we walked through…

These two found some blackberries!

And these two lovely ladies walked, as I did with them for a lot of miles…

Thanks girls I had a lovely time we should sleep tonight with all that fresh sea air…
When are we going again?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz Band…Thursday 11th September…

Another good line up from the Sole Bay Jazz Band this week at the
Sports Pavilion… Ditchingham.

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Alan Cugnoni …Guitar/Banjo…

And of course Tony Jullings on String Bass…

How could I forget him thanks Keith for checking…

I know I say it a lot but we are so lucky to have live music every week at a venue so close to home for so many of us.

There is no entrance fee but as the regulars know we do sell raffle tickets with a small amount of prizes ( and a giggle or two)… for which we like you to dig deep…which of course helps to encourage even more musicians to the list…and helps with petrol money for those who travel far to play for us…they come along to entertain us each week, and we have such lovely friendly crowds attending, so a good night out.

Of course we get so many nowadays, but a lot of the regulars bring their own chairs which helps, as we have out done the amount of chairs available… but a fun evening with a good bar, so if you like good jazz do come and join us…

8pm-10.30pm…

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band…

Today the 7th September in the grounds of 'The Goat' at Skeyton, the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band gave a great lunch time of music to a large crowd …The sun was shining that was a nice bonus…

I did not get a chance to take any photos today, but the lads looked good as they do in their Blue Yellow and Black… you will have to look at earlier posts to see them!

Vic…on the Drums…John on the Cornet…Tim Saxophone and Clarinet…The other Vic on Bass…Bill …with his faithful Trombone…Peter… Guitar and Banjo…I love guitar as you know…Vocals from Peter and John provided a good mix of talent for us all.

Thanks again Tim my good friend for taking me and for the lovely lunch…

As always thanks to Jean and Judy, also how lovely to see a nice lot of our Thursday night folk there as well… we had such a good crowd round us…Lin hope you enjoyed your day…

Nice to always be made so welcome at 'The Goat' a great place to eat with friendly staff, if you have not been… you should!


Friday, September 05, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz and Guests …

I really do not know where to start with a report on the Sole Bay playing last night at the Sports Pavilion…without putting all really fabulous words about what a great night it was…

So with guests Ron and Ray Simmons joining Tim …Craig…Tony…Alan…we were treated to a magical evening of live music… Tim had a programme sorted, so it all went from one good tune to another, lots of different tunes from what we have heard for a while…how well they all played, it sounded like  a well rehearsed  show, it is so wonderful to know that a few people can get together on a Thursday evening, and provide us with such musical talent. The music was still going round in my head for a long time as I am sure it was to those who were playing…

A big thank you to you all…Craig those drumsticks are not only magic they fly on their own!!! Tony on Bass those fingers working well… Alan back with us again on guitar and banjo, (your face Alan when I said I could not get on my blog to write up a report because my new hub had wiped my web out, you will be pleased to see that a new hub has arrived, and I have managed to set it all up and working well…so here we are)…
Ray on the piano with fingers flying along those keys… and what can I say about Ron and Tim playing their hearts out and sounding so good both on their own and together…A real pleasure gentlemen thank you…

Simon came to sing a few songs, and Roy did a couple of numbers the second half…

Thanks Heidi for providing the hard work behind the bar, and what  a busy night it was, more new faces there, and lots of us regulars, so happy to see that most of the regulars bring their own chairs, pity they are so low to sit on, but better than standing, it seems that the word gets around that for the price of a raffle ticket ( the more you pay the more different guests can be invited to play , well and of course the joy of trying to win the top prize!!) ) One  can be in a friendly place and listen to music that would cost a lot of money for tickets anywhere else…

I wish I had time to get the camera out, would loved to have done a video, but of course enjoyed the music so much forgot  to get the camera out!

So hope to see you all next week…