Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up

This Thursday evening the 30th June at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

The Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone…Clarinet…

Geoff Watling…Trumpet…

Bill Brewer… Trombone…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar…Banjo…

Thanks Alan that looks like another  good evening ahead with that line up…

Hope to see a good crowd this week, been a few empty chairs of late , need  to support these fine musicians, you know what they say if you do not use it you will lose it …so come along and enjoy live music with a friendly crowd… no entrance fee but a raffle, nice bar…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, June 27, 2016

Footwarmers on Sunday …

The Footwarmers Jazz  Band played a good Sunday lunchtime gig at the Beccles Conservative Club…

A smaller crowd than normal maybe holidays, but it was a fun session. Glad you came June…nice to meet up with some of our Ditchingham crowd as well as the regular members…a good raffle and burgers on sale as well.  It is an open lunch time so even if you are not a member you can call in…

The new Steward seems very nice so hope the Club can continue to progress as it is a great place for entertaining or a nice drink.

A few photos, like many venues we always seem to have a post in the way of the players,  have to creep round them…so cannot take the band as a whole.

Well done to the band as know a few did not feel great, but I can always count on a smile from Dave…and a small one from Bill…and did I see a slight one from Barry?









Friday, June 24, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

Well I said The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up should be a fun night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, and despite the horrible weather and a very small crowd of fans, it certainly was.

Some great solo numbers lots of different music, great songs and some laughs as well.

I hope that some of the usual fans were not ill …just that it was a terrible night for weather that one could not be blamed for not turning out, but those that did come along I hope enjoyed it all. The centre was very warm so everyone had a nice glow!! but at least it did not thunder, well only the drums did that!

Thanks as always for joining in the raffle always sorry you cannot all win… thanks to my raffle ticket folders who do a grand job, as well as Heidi behind the bar, and our lasses that move all the furniture…Great friends good company live music …what more could one want.

A few photos … Looking forward to next week already, thanks Sole Bay a good night.






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up…

This Thursday evening the 23rd June we have yet another great line up  at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Looks like it will be a fun one as well…

Tim Densham…

Allan Bradley…

Chris Capocci…

Alan Cugnoni

Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

Fun line up, so come along and enjoy live music in a friendly atmosphere… and do not forget your raffle money please!

8pm-10.30pm


Friday, June 17, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

Well that was rather a hot night with the band and the weather! at The Sports Pavilion  ` last evening…

There are not windows there so the doors should be open but as people sit in front of them it is hard so as well as us fans, the poor band got rather warm, still it did not spoil the playing although I would have thought their fingers were sticky!!

A nice crowd of regular fans and some of their family members they brought along as well, nice to see 'Bud' again know how much you love the music and safe journey back home. Maureen also make sure you keep your eye on the boys at your jazz holiday! 

Thanks to my lovely raffle ticket folders good job as always also to Heidi lovely smiles, thank you to those who not only buy raffle tickets but bring gifts to help as well, thought Tim did well as I used all different colour tickets this week… keeps him on his toes…Mmm and thanks for the chocolate whoever it was won them , glad I have got more for next week like to keep finding nice goodies to have in the raffle!  Thanks to Clover and Wendy who are good at chair and table removals…Lovely to have all you ladies sitting in the middle… Fudge, loved those photos thank you and love to those lovely bundles…Oh yes and sorry Tony if I spoilt the video before I realised it was on!!!

So nice to see some of the poorly folk back again, cannot keep them down thank goodness, Wishing all those who are suffering a quick recovery we miss you.

On that subject I would just like to put on here I am sure Simon will not mind, as I am asked so often by people while I am going round getting the raffle money,' how is Simon', so have now heard from him, and he is struggling as he will do, but Kim is there looking after him and he is trying very hard to get better, it is a long job for him and the worst thing, apart from the obvious, is not being able to sing,  I told him how much we miss that, especially last night when the band played Miss Jones! But onward and upward these things can be overcome… as some of our regular people who suffer bad illness come back to jazz, but of course the singing is very hard for Simon to take, so from all of us we say …keep going Simon and hope to see you at jazz even for an hour or so in July when I know that is your target for Keith's birthday. While I am on the subject as I know Sheila looks at the blog, sending all our love to you and the family Sheila we miss you xxx

The music was great thank you gentlemen a nice mixture…Some great solo playing as well such lucky people we are to be able to listen to these talented musicians on a Thursday evening…

Thanks for reading the blog knowing I am not talking to myself is nice even though not many comments come on! maybe just as well though…

A couple of photos I know that they are not that great but my little camera does not seem to like the lighting, however at least you can see our line up for the evening… Roll on next week





Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up…

Another week has come around again and Alan has got us a great line up for this Thursday the 16th of June… at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

We have 

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ron Hockett…Clarinet Saxophone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

So hope to see a good crowd to come along and support these fine musicians, as you all know free entry but we have the raffle not only for the prizes which one might win! but to help provide these wonderful musical Thursday evenings of live music.

8pm-10.30pm 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Another great night of live music from The Sole Bay Jazz Band… at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Some great numbers played very good vocals from Tony and our Jenny once again proving 'never give in' her motto, it was so good to hear her sing again, and getting more like the old times well done Jenny.

Thanks as always to all who contributed to the raffle and those who always bring prizes to help, also to my raffle ticket folders…

Heidi smiling through and good friends great music what more could one want, plus a few of our 'wounded soldiers' were back again and very pleased we were to see them hoping good health continues to you all.

Tony a great giggle when you sang to Stella! and then to me!

Not sure I want to write this on here but it is worrying me that some people think I overstep the mark, maybe because I was a landlady I always want people to enjoy themselves…But  I want to say how sorry I am that I have stepped on some peoples toes by asking that they were not so loud and constantly talking …through the solo playing especially … we all chat and I know I do sometimes disturb folk going round while music is playing to collect raffle money…however as we know the idea is to listen to the jazz, and it is not just me who they upset because so much noise was going on, please try and realise even though it is a Social Club and lovely that everyone comes along to enjoy themselves, just be aware that some people do get annoyed when loud constant chatter with backs turned to the band disregard the fact some people wish to just listen to the band… So having said that …again I apologise for trying to make the evening of live music a happy one for all…also to try and help in having live music every week…

Right back to the band!