Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band 29th January…

This coming Thursday the 29th January 2015… (where did the month go)? 
at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham, 
we have a good line up of talented musicians playing for us to enjoy…

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With Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Welcome back to Ron Hockett…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons this week with the Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni …Guitar/Banjo

another welcome back to Craig Hipperson…Drums…

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That sounds like a good night, so hope to see a nice crowd to support them.

Hopefully the winter bugs that have laid a lot of us down will be a lot better… 

So we can enjoy listening to the music, and it will cheer everyone up!

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8pm-10.30pm

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Footwarmers…

Sunday lunchtime at the Beccles Conservative Club, the Footwarmers played up a storm with foot tapping music and singing…

Amazing as not one of them (or some of us who were there) were fit in health! but they managed to cheer everyone up with the fun they provided.

As always there is the post in the middle of the band so cannot get a decent photo of them altogether… but we had …Mike /Clarinet…Roy /Saxophone/vocals…Ian /Saxophone…
Dave /Drums…Bill/ Bass/vocals…Barbara /Banjo…Barry/ Keyboard/vocals…

Well done Roy for being the microphone stand!!

Not many smiles shown on the photos except for Dave! but they were happy really! just I never got a shot of them laughing!!!

Thanks for the company Peter I know how you love the jazz…


Mike and Roy…

Ian and Dave


Barry…not smiling

Barbara having a little smile
Thanks one and all for a happy lunchtime.
Bill very wistful!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sole Bay Happy Night…

What a great night of music at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham last evening…

The Sole Bay Band and Friends were  on top form, some rather different music that we had not heard for a while, and of course the wonderful skill of the musicians who made it so good on the ears.

A good crowd and some new faces, as well as some of the regulars, this bug thing has certainly taken its toll on us regulars, but glad to say I am at last have improving health, so hope all those who are suffering soon get better, lots of coughs  around last night, but the music cheered us up.

No vocals last night, but it certainly did not bother us as the musicians were, as I said, in full flow.

Lovely to see Tony J back again, take care with those eyes…Craig was replaced with Dave on the drums, who we all thought did a grand job, Alan feeling better as well, so he strummed away happily.
Bill as always thinking he is not up to playing with these musicians , which of course he is, and played really good trombone. Tim as always playing some great solos, and Ray leading the band with the trumpet last night had a great list of music and made sure everyone got into the mood, which they certainly did. We also had a visit from Mark Adams who is a fabulous bass player, some great playing on Tony's string bass!!! very nice thank you!

So thank you Sole Bay Band you made us all feel good.






Thanks to Heidi for working hard behind that bar with always a smile, and Fudge, thanks for being a friend!  Thanks to all my lovely friends who attend the jazz always good to chat to everyone, which of course I did last night as I was back on the raffle, thanks JJ for doing it for me while I was unable to. Also Keith for doing the hard work with the raffle while feeling ill, we appreciate it. of course to Jan who again drove us to the jazz, will miss you next week.

Get well soon to all those feeling ill and looking forward to next week line up which I will put on here when Alan sends it to me,  Alan works hard to bring us a good group of musicians each week to play for us so thanks Alan…

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thursday Night Jazz…

This Thursday the 22nd January 2015 …at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Band with friends will be playing for our pleasure…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons… Trumpet…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings… String Bass…

Dave Taylor…Drums…

A welcome back to Tony Jullings, and Trumpet playing from Ray… with Dave on the drums… joining Tim and Bill and Alan …so looks like another different night of music from these great musicians…

I do hope all those who have been under the weather are feeling much better and can come along and support the Band…It will cheer us all up!

8.30pm-10.30pm…




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz…

This Thursday at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… The Sole Bay and friends line up will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Mick Betts…Bass Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Ray Simmons…Piano…


That looks like a good line up, and maybe Simon may come along and give us a song or two…

Hoping everyone will be much improved in health this week, and that does include me, as whatever this bug is that has caught on to so many of us, we need it to dispel and good health return…

8pm-10.30pm

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Great night of  music and singing, good to see a nice lot of people there.

Some really good solos … we are so lucky…such talented musicians.

Simon gave us some very nice vocals, also Tony P…

Good to see that Jenny felt well enough to give us a couple of songs as well…

So many people have been ill with whatever they call this virus, including me, I do so hope that everyone soon feels much better… like to thank Jazz Janet who done the raffle for me, and Jan for taking me…and so nice to be amongst friends instead of being coped up at home feeling sorry for myself!…

Heidi nice to see your smile…

Looking forward to next week hear it is another great line up coming our way…

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Friday, January 09, 2015

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

There may have been only 5 musicians plus one singer last night at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

But those there, I am sure will agree with me, that the music of these talented people was really really good… thank you Sole Bay for a great musical night…

Afraid a lot of us were under the weather, but oh so good to go out after being indoors feeling sorry for ourselves! well me anyway, and the music was soothing and worth the effort.

Also was so pleased to see a good crowd after the Christmas break…

Nice to have Mick with the band always a great player but lovely bass last night, Tony hope all goes well with the eye and see you back soon.

Alan had been unwell but played his banjo and guitar with gusto as always…

Trummy… the notes that man gets out of the trombone and the 'arsonium' as Tim calls it is pure amazing…

Craig lovely to hear some more great drumming, you know how much you were appreciated.

Simon you sang beautifully lots of feeling and so good to see hear you singing again…

Tim you always play well but you seem to be really enjoying the music last night, loved it all thank you everyone.

Thank you for the people who came up to me to buy the raffle tickets, did not think the old legs would have got round everyone, even if I did have to catch a few during the interval, we must  make sure we buy the raffle tickets, as it all helps to keep the live music going, so please as there is no entrance fee keep buying them, I hope to be back to fitness next week so you will not escape me!!! 
Thanks to the 'folders' of the tickets as well… several people have suggested some new ways of collecting the raffle money and the ticket folding,  but think at the moment we will stick to the old routine, we have been doing it for 5 years now, but thanks anyway always good to have feed back…

Thanks as always to Keith who still is managing to do the raffle, and the books, keep well you and Sheila…

Heidi with her calm bar work and her great smile, always sure of a welcome from her.

So another year started, hope to see a nice crowd again next week, and that some of the regulars who were unable to attend this week, will be back again to hear the live music…

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz…8th January 2015…

This Thursday 8th January at the Sports Centre…Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay and friends will be back to provide a good evening of jazz for us all.

I do hope everyone (including me) will be well enough after all the coughs and colds over Christmas, to support our great musicians…

We have a small but well formed little band for you all…

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Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Dick Mayhew…Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Mick Betts… Bass…

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So hope the night will be a great start to the New Year…

8pm-10.30pm…