Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve…

It hardly seems possible that a whole year has simply flown by 2012 will soon be 2013…

I have been thinking back of all the things that have happened on the blog…my diary this year has been about a lot of Jazz more than Cakes and Alistair. But the stat counter says lots of folk have looked in, so have not been talking to just myself!

Lots of Good…Bad…Sad…Happy things have been and gone, so tonight we wish for the New Year to be  Healthy and Happy … Keeping up with Good Friends and Family…

I will be remembering all the past New Years, spent with lots of Joy and Fun… nowadays spent in front of the TV alone instead of out and about…well not quite alone because I have my lovely Cat…lots of Memories… and looking forward to spending the coming year with Family and Friends…

May it be a very Happy New Year for all of my readers of the Blog…

Enjoy… and make lots of lovely memories for the future…

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sole Bay little taste of last night…

video
I apologize for the wobbles but hope you can hear how good they sound.

Brian this is really for you as you requested High Society and it was great…enjoy…


FESTIVE DELIGHT…

Just when I think the Sole Bay cannot give us yet another great night, they pull out all the strings and we end up with another marvelous evening of such talent that it is hard to describe.

I do hope I can get the little video on later as I am rather pleased with it and then those of you who could not attend may get a bit of the magic.

Ron,Tony.Craig,Tim,Alan,Dick…
It was such a lovely friendly place to be last night, and I thank you all Gentlemen for giving those who did manage to get to the Pavilion a Joyful, Happy and Pleasurable evening of entertainment, that anywhere else we would have had to pay highly for, you were much appreciated as no doubt the applause told you.

Sorry this is not clear but I took it from the other side of the room, as had never heard this talented man sing before what a joy thank you Ron…

Looking forward to the New Year when the Sole Bay will be back to entertain us.

I will have a try at downloading the video now so watch this space.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day…

I hope everyone had a great Christmas Day and that Boxing Day will prove to be just as good.

The SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND will be playing this Thursday the 27th 
at The Pavilion, Ditchingham…

I know a lot of folk are away on holiday, but those who want a great night of Live Jazz Music …Please come along…

The line up this week is…

Tim Densham…Ron Hockett…Saxophone/Clarinet

Dick Mayhew…Trombone…Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar;

Tony Jullings…String Bass…Craig Hipperson…Drums…

You never know who may pop in and give us some vocals…

8pm-10.30pm

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's Christmas Day…

I wish all who follow the blog a very Happy Christmas Day…

So much is going on in the world, but we should stop and remember what Christmas is all about, so some time today just stop and think of all those who have nothing …no home… in ill health… alone…and give thanks… and for those who believe… a prayer that things will improve…for however we may feel there is always someone who is worse off than we are…but for those who have family and friends and a houseful of food… Have a wonderful merry Christmas…

I love Alistair's song title so will borrow it…
"I WISH FOR YOU THE WORLD"

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Footwarmers Jazz…

This Sunday lunch at the Beccles Conservative Club… Footwarmers Jazz gentlemen played to a very appreciative audience …At half time Ray Simmons came along to add to the line up…Great music and we liked the Christmas music even if you did not!
Roy,Barbara,Tony,Ian
Ray, Ian
Mike,Ray
Barbara,Tony,Ian,Dave
Roy,Ian,Dave
Us Silver Groupies!
Seem to have missed Bill off again, but he played some lovely piano.
As Ian said I have only written reports of late and not put on photos, so hope this is satisfactory Ian!
And this is Stella.  The hat was playing a Jingle!So we had a great laugh…

Friday, December 21, 2012

More Sole Bay Jazz Magic…

Just had to do a little report before I go shopping …on last nights Christmas gig at the Pavilion…

Thank you Sole Bay for another great night of talented music and fun, and for the singing from Tony…Jenny and Roy.

Pleased you did do a Christmas number, helped to get everybody in the Christmas mood.

What a good line up the sound was really melodic,  each week  different, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did. We are so lucky to have such talent so close to home, and for free.

What a great crowd, we will all have to start bringing our own chairs (as some do)! a lot of different faces last night as well as your loyal fans. What a great little family of fans that follow the Jazz I know the band love to see you each week. Thank you to all that look in on here to see what is going on with the Band, even though not many comments on my blog the stat report tells me many people do find it useful…

So thank you everyone,  Heidi so good to see you back, you do such a great job, hope you were not to tired,  Jon and Marilyn hope we did not leave to much mess!

I wish you all a very Merry, Peaceful and Healthy Christmas.

Do not forget the Sole Bay Gentlemen will be playing again on the 27th December, so we will not miss our Jazz fix!

Have fun drive safely and see you next week.




Thursday, December 20, 2012

CHRISTMAS PARTY

I expect a lot of folk are out enjoying Christmas parties, well those who can try and forget the many people who are not going to be lucky enough to enjoy them…

I was one of the lucky ones last night…

So firstly thank you Rosemary for a fantastic party, in your lovely place with the log fires and great food…great company, and a live jazz band wow…oh and your lovely dog and cat!

I cannot remember a party like that for many a year, everything went well and sorry you were left with some washing up, but you can be assured I am writing this knowing everyone there will be thinking the same…IT WAS GREAT…Take a bow.

I do say it every week at our jazz venue how lucky am I, to have such good friends as the 'Coven' and jazz friends, you have changed my life all of you.

So hope to see all of you again tonight, hope not too many hangovers! Thanks for the lift Catherine it was nice to spend some time with you. I am sorry the camera battery ran out, (on charge now ready for tonight) would have loved to video some of the night, but think I will remember it for a long time.

So sorry you missed the party Marian take care of that broken arm , hope John is looking after you, and Michael hope you soon feel better get those anti biotics, in fact everyone seems to have some sort of aches and pains colds etc, so I hope everyone soon gets better and that includes my dodgy back!

Thank you again Rosemary much appreciated …"It is beginning to feel a bit like Christmas" as the song says.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sole Bay Jazz Band

Christmas is nearly upon us, lots of things to do… but really one of the best things to do …
is to come and enjoy an evening amongst a great crowd of people and listen to some wonderful talented musicians…

For this Thursday 20th December we have…

Tim Densham -Clarinet/Saxophone…Ray Simmons-Trumpet…

Derek Cubitt-Saxophone/Clarinet…

Tony Parsons-Trombone/Vocals…

Tony Jullings-String Bass…Alan Cugnoni-Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson-Drums…

Now  that is a great line up, and you never know who may come along and join injust make sure you some and support them and get in the Christmas Mood!

 8pm-10.30pm
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Alistair and his Christmas song…



If you would like to support the Olympic and Paralympic Charities you can download the video from i tunes or Amazon, they are hoping for a Christmas no.1

Friday, December 14, 2012

HAPPY JAZZ NIGHT

A really great evening of jazz and fun last night at the Pavilion…

What a night of weather, so thank you everybody for turning out, thanks June for braving it, and guiding me across the ice…

Thanks to 
Tim, Tony, Mike,Neil, Bill,Barbara…
Some nice vocals from Mike …so nice to see him playing again…also to Chris who gave us a couple of songs, and of course Jenny, how lovely to see her up singing again…

Some really different music lots of real old fashion jazz thanks to one and all.
Bill knelt down near Barbara to read her music…
Caused more great fun so sweet…what a great crowd we have at jazz…
If you look hard you may be able to recognize these two!
I did a couple of videos, but as I was sitting on Neil's knee for one of them, and he kept moving to the music it is to jumpy to put on but I am having fun watching it, you are welcome to see that and the one of Jenny singing, but you will have to come here to watch it. Sorry…

Looking forward to next week…
I hope your arm is not too painful Marian missed you, John will have to do the cooking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ… for 13th December…

This week the line up Alan has found for us at the Pavilion, Ditchingham is…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

joining him this week a welcome return of Mike Leigh…Trumpet…(maybe vocals?)

Bill Brewer…Trombone…Babara Greene…Banjo…

Tony Jullings… String Bass… and Craig Hippperson…Drums…

I say as always one never knows who may turn up as well to play or sing…

So another different sound to come this week from these fine musicians…

Hope a nice lot of fans can make it to support them…

8pm-10.30pm


Friday, December 07, 2012

A little taste of last evenings jazz…

video
Whoops… rather a wobbly video and should have sat more in line with speakers, but hope you can manage to see it without feeling sea sick!

Maybe should have done a more upbeat tune as they played plenty of those…will try another time to do a better job…

Magnificent Seven!

 I repeat …THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN…
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Yes and they certainly were… The Sole Bay Gentlemen are always good, but the line up for last night was a gold star winner…

Thank you , what a great night of live… happy…talented music, from you all, and also thanks to Roy who even with a sore throat managed to sing us a couple of good vocals…

I have hopefully got a video to download later so fingers crossed those who could not make it last night can hear what you missed… cruel aren't I…

The front line of three saxophones and clarinets in harmony… the piano melodic as always, the strings and drums well it was just a joy to hear, I would like to have done a video of it all, we could have raised a lot of money on the sales!
The line up of Tony, Ron, Craig, Tim, Alan, Derek, Ray…
Thank you Jan for deciding to come and take me I know you enjoyed it and you will come again…

It was a terrible night of weather, yet amazingly so many fans turned out, hope the drive home was not too bad for you all, very wet! Better than this morning though snowing here…

We have such friendly  people… who come and support the band, and I know they like me to thank you all…

I say it so much, but once again, How lucky are we to have this talent on our doorstop, we would have to pay a lot to hear such great music …and we get it for free…

Thank you Jon for being so cheerful behind that bar, we all missed Heidi, but you did a grand job…

Glad you decided to let us use your facility what a lucky break for us all, and hope you are beginning to love the jazz…



Monday, December 03, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND………6th December

This Thursday evening the 6th December at the Pavilion, Ditchingham…
The Sole Bay line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hockett…Saxophone…Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt… Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons…Piano

Tony Jullings…Double Bass… Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

One never knows we may have a singer as well!

As you will notice the line up has changed and what a line up Reeds United Alan called it…

Wow sounds rather great…

Come and support these great musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Saturday, December 01, 2012

COOL BLUE…

Cool Blue …the fabulous band that plays at the Butcher's Arms Public House here in Beccles on the first Sunday of the month will have the following line up for the 2nd December…

Simon Denny will be singing his usual dreamy melodies…

Barry Langston…with his magic piano…
and some sexy vocals…

Lin Mileham…with her lovely saxophone playing …

Mick Betts…with his magic guitar…

Craig Hipperson… our smiling brilliant drummer…

Joining them this week Ray Simmons, playing his trumpet 
and maybe piano!

So what a treat in store… 

Do pop in and enjoy great live music… Ian the landlord will make you welcome…

They do a nice little meal in a basket as well…

Start time 1.30

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jazz at The Pavilion…… Thursday 29th November

This week the line up for Sole Bay and Friends live jazz will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

A warm welcome back to  3 people we have not seen for a while…

John Gooding…Trumpet/  Chris Capocci…Trombone/Vocal   /Barbara Greene…Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass… Craig Hipperson…Drums…

That looks a good line up will have some different melodies again this week, with the mix.

So come along and support live music…
8pm-10.30pm

Oh dear I was unable to get to this, but hear it went well.

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sole Bay Magic Again…

I was a little bothered about people attending last night at the Pavilion, as the weather was really nasty, but true fans of the Sole Bay came along to enjoy a really lovely evening.


The musicians certainly pulled out all the stops, and they were all GREAT…
                                       so thank you all once again how lucky are we

Tim.Tony.Simon.Craig.Derek.Alan…
What great sounds they made, as always with  a different line up we get such a variation of music and nice vocals Simon…

This as always is for Simon's  no.1 fan hope she likes it!
I just want to thank again all my lovely friends who contributed to the buffet last week on the one year anniversary you were all great. The time and effort sometimes goes overlooked when providing food, but I …the Band and the crowd appreciated everything you did.

Had a little laugh when wandering around last evening,
as a lot of crisps were being eaten, obviously missing our food!

I hope all who were feeling unwell feel better today…

I know how much the Band like me to say how pleased they are to see so much support each week.
So thank you all…looking forward to seeing who we are having to entertain us next week!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Surprise Visit…

Had a lovely surprise this afternoon …my lovely niece and sister in law Jan came in with Max …
so had a gorgeous cuddle…

Amazing how one can feel after a cuddle, Even when one has no make up on ha ha…
thanks folks what a great family I have…

Sole Bay Jazz…22nd November 2012

Another good line up  Alan has booked for us fans this week at The Pavilion, Ditchingham…

Playing  and singing for us this week will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt … Saxophone/Clarinet…

Alan Cugnoni… Banjo/Guitar …    

Tony Jullings…Double Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Joining them someone we have not seen 
for a while at the venue… 
Simon Nelson…Trumpet/Vocals…

So come along and support these fine musicians…

You can be sure of a  welcome at this very good venue… 
lots of lovely people attend every week, join them for a musical evening …

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Glory

Whilst I was sweeping up the leaves in the garden this morning my constant job at the moment…feeling that winter had taken it's grip, I realized that even though some of the garden is asleep this Mahonia bush is very much shining out.
Very very prickly! but glorious flowers…
This morning now the frost has gone the sun is trying to shine as well… Happy Monday…

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday morning treat!

This morning whilst doing housework a phone call from my dear sister in law Jan…would I like to go with her to deliver something and then on to Highway Nursery's…

Now Highway's was a nursery now it is a big complex and at the moment very Christmassy and we are not in that mood yet, however we went to have a lovely cuppa and a wander round the nice foodie bit when spotted these dear folk were playing, ha ha Sole Bay Jazz came to mind so…Happy Sunday…
Christmas Sole Bay Jazz???

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sole Bay plus Jenny…

I am so sorry for the many jerks and moves in this little video, I do hope you do not get to sea sick watching, if you do just listen…
video
I thought I would put it on because hopefully you can see and hear the lovely time we were all having, I am certainly going to try and get in the right place another time and video the Sole Bay.

We had  wonderful line up. Ron Hockett…Tim Densham…Dick Mayhew…Allan Bradley…
Craig Hipperson…Alan Cugnoni…Ray Simmons…Tony Jullings…

Plus vocals by Roy Symonds…Chris Capocci… and of course Jenny…

FABULOUS SOLE BAY

Well a very happy evening spent at The Pavilion, Dtichingham to celebrate a year that the the Sole Bay Jazz Gentlemen and friends have played there.

I want to thank them for another great night of live music, (sorry I said it was loud at the start) and of course all the wonderful fans that every week come and support them, it cannot be said enough how lucky we are to have such talent so close to home.

I also want to give a huge thank you to all my dear friends who helped me last night with the buffet, for the lovely food, I hope everyone had enough to eat, it certainly went down well, and no waste so thanks to everyone.

Thank you Jon for having us all and Heidi what a great job you do …

I was so busy did not take many photos but am just going to download them and also a little video of Jenny singing, our Jenny has been through such a lot, and I hope by the sound of the applause  Jenny you realized how much we all loved you back in harness again, and I do hope we may look forward to another few songs very soon.

I had to go to the dentist this morning and have just got to check on some of the family and then will sort the photos out and hopefully the video! But just had to pop a little piece on as I know how some of you missed last weeks little chat on here.

Be back soon…

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Birthday David

When this photo was taken children were dressed like children, now it is jeans and dark colours, they are made to grow up so quickly nowadays.

So Happy Birthday Son, but remember when you say how old you are I am 21 years older!

Jan and Liz who does the smile and attitude remind you of?

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND…

This Thursday the 15th November at the Pavilion, Ditchingham The Sole Bay celebrates a birthday!

It is a year since the Band started playing at the 'new venue', for which I know they would want me to thank everyone for all the support you have given them.

No one knew whether the venue would work out …after all they played at the Tally Ho for nearly 25 years until it closed, then a couple of years at another public house, so a change to a Sports Club was very different, but Jon, Marilyn and Heidi welcomed them and us fans, and have continued to make it a very pleasant place to go and listen to some wonderful live jazz music.

As it happened the big space has proven to be so much more easier for everyone to be together to listen, I must admit the regular fans seem to have found their own space, and it has been great to find there is room for lots of new fans who now attend, in fact we sometimes laugh that we need more space, however it is very cosy even when full, and it has been known that some have brought their own garden chairs! and a folding table… how good is that…

This week we have a line up of…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…Dick Mayhew…Trombone…

Allan Bradley…Trumpet…Ray Simmons…Piano… Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…Craig Hipperson…Drums…

But we are sure there will be some great players to add to these fine musicians, and some singers…

There will be some "nibbles" available  thank you for the folk who have agreed to help provide these.

So do come along and enjoy an evening of great live music with such wonderful friends and forget your cares and worries for a few hours …

We say it all the time we are so lucky to have such fine musicians so close to home.

8pm-10.30pm


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Sunday

My heart goes out to all those people who have lost someone to war, or been  injured in conflict, especially those who's loved ones are still fighting.

I take my hat off to the people who produced the lovely service last night a great lot of love was put into it, lots of light and shade …and this morning will be another service to remember all that has been lost, and pray for a happier peaceful future.

Especially sad this weekend because of personal loss, and hearing also that another young person has passed away I send my prayers to you and your family Dave.

Let us enjoy everyday we have and love one another, hate and war are terrible.

At the same time I am so grateful that I have such great family and friends, and my jazz friends especially, thank you to all who have sent me messages, I feel like everyone has put their arms around me and I thank you for that.

Good news has come along with the sad, and for that I have faith that all will be well.

So one day at a time we go forward with happier times, I will put the line up for the jazz when Alan sends it but it may be that a lot of musicians will pop in to cheer us.

Enjoy the day…


Friday, November 09, 2012

Sorry

Would have posted the photos from a lovely night of jazz by the Sole Bay last night, but sadly one of my dear nephews passed away last night, so it has been a case of looking after all the family, and we have a great family, but do not feel like posting, so forgive me, I will post later on about next week.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND……

This week the line up for the Sole Bay Jazz Band is…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…
Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…Ray Simmons…Piano…

All those brilliant musicians to play for us Thursday Evening, at the Pavilion , Ditchingham we are so lucky to have such talent on our doorstep…

Thanks Alan looks like another good night of live music…


Monday, November 05, 2012

movie… Cool Blue…

video
Well maybe movie not sure if I have done it correctly will have to post it and then edit here goes…
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Looks like it was not too bad, the background noise seems to be the brushes on the drums, and of course June and I moaning about the light and the people walking past.

The one with Lin which is a gorgeous sound and Barry singing I had far too many wobbles on… not sure if I can just put sound on will try at a later date after consulting Son!

Apologies to my Son who had written everything down for me to follow and for not using the gorilla stand so lots of wobbles, and I could not do the titles need another lesson!

But for the size of my dear little camera I am quite pleased with the sound, hope you can enjoy.

COOL COOL BLUE………

Sunday Jazz at the Butcher's Arms Public House this weekend was just GREAT…

Ian the landlord had a nice log fire blazing, although someone kept standing in front of it!! but a lovely crowd of fans there, and the weather was terrible, but so many people took on the weather and enjoyed a really good lunchtime of music and meeting of good friends.

June said how lucky are we, and oh yes we certainly are, to have so much talent in this small rural area, and long may it last.

This week the line up being
Lin with her Saxophone…Mick… Bass Guitar…Simon…Vocals… …Craig …Drums…
Barry Piano and Vocals…Later Ray came along and joined in to play  his Trumpet…

So it all added up to a very polished group of players…

I only took a few photos as light is bad there, however June and I did some videos, but so far I seem to have put my finger over the sound button,  when the housework is done today will try it out on the Mac and see what I can make out.

Thank you Cool Blue I hope you were  happy to hear the reaction as you played and sang so well, what a great way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon…

Lin.Simon.Craig.Barry. Mick was there!
Dave took over the drums for a while Barry great vocals…
Ray turned up and gave us some numbers…

Friday, November 02, 2012

Alan's Birthday Cake…

I do not usually post 2 in one day… but Alan's wife asked me to make a cake for him as it was his Birthday… Happy Birthday Alan…

It was a bit of a rush job. but it turned out well…

It is not a spoon as someone said ha ha but supposed to be a banjo!

Happy Jazz

Another great night of jazz from the Sole Bay Jazz Gentlemen, plus friends…

A great crowd that came to support them for which they are very grateful, it makes it so much more pleasure for them when the fans show appreciation.

Tim.Tony.Mike.Craig.Alan.Bill…  
Alan …and Bill with his posh shiny trombone…
Simon some great vocals…
A nice solo from Tim, one of my favourites…Tony on the string bass even feeling unwell you still make a lovely sound…and Craig, 
well what a drummer… brings the band …and us …to life …

Thanks to Mike for his cornet playing, and Alan banjo and guitar…the Birthday Boy, glad you liked your cake! Simon for his lovely voice…and of course Bill great trombone playing and the smiles!

Thanks to Heidi who as usual smiled her happy way in serving us drinks…Nice to see you as well Jon…you picked a good one there.

To all the lovely people that come and support the Sole Bay Jazz Band… June for the lift, and all the good company, what a happy year we have had at the Pavilion…

Soon be our anniversary on the 15th November looking forward to that…


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ Thursday 1st November

Time certainly flies nowadays, and the Thursdays come around very fast, November this week, and Alan has got another good line up for us fans of live Jazz Music…

Tim Densham…clarinet/saxophone…Bill Brewer…trombone…

a visit from Mike Daniels…trumpet/cornet…

Tony Jullings…string bass…Alan Cugnoni…banjo/guitar…

Craig Hipperson…drums…

You never know we may have vocals as well!

That looks like yet another great night, so hope the weather behaves and everyone can get to The Pavilion at Ditchingham…so you can hear the Sole Bay Jazz…

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 Talking of weather "Sandy" (no not our Sandy)…seems to be causing a lot of problems so hope 
all American people and animals keep safe.





Monday, October 29, 2012

FOOTWARMERS…

Yesterday, Sunday 28th at the Beccles Conservative Club the Footwarmer line up was very good.

Mike…Roy…Ian…Tony…Dave…Bill… Peter…
Gave us some really great live music, and a load of fun as well, so thanks Gentlemen
very entertaining.

Photos not that great and everyone was smiling a lot more than photos show!

Great to see the dancing, and every one having a sing song as well, but Romping Roy usually manages to get people going when he sings.

You all played well,  thank you Peter you are such a good guitar player, lovely solos,  I am rather partial to guitar playing as you know and since the age of about 9 and 11 my Sons have played in several bands over the  years and we have enjoyed many good nights out listening to them.

Everyone is welcome on these occasions to enjoy a great Sunday lunchtime so next one there is the last Sunday of the month, come and have some fun with a friendly crowd of people…
with live music…


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sole Bay Jazz…Simply The Best…

Last night at the Pavilion the Sole Bay Jazz Band let their hair down certainly, although always good, they were rather extra special last night… Thank you Gentlemen a great night of live music, and lots of fun…

Again another different night of music, some tunes we have not heard for a while, lovely solos, as well as great harmony…

Tony…Tim…Craig…Ray…Alan…Derek…


Ray
There was a really lovely crowd of people to cheer the musicians on, and they showed their appreciation , lovely for the band to have such feed back as they certainly played some great music…

Thanks as always to Heidi a great asset to the night.

Do not forget click on the photos to enlarge them, as I still have not got the hang of my new computer to size them the same.

I really will have to record a video again soon, wish I had done so last night so those who could not make it there could have heard the sound.
 It was great thank you…

Derek   

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

Alan has found us another great line up for this Thursday 25th October…
at the Pavilion, Ditchingham…

I know a lot of folk look in here to see the line up each week…even if there is not many comments on the actual blog…and the Band appreciate your  interest…

Well I do as well… otherwise it seems I am talking to myself!

Tim Densham……Derek Cubitt… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet…

Tony Jullings…Swing Bass… Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Vocals no doubt will arrive either with Simon or Roy or? one never knows…

So come along and enjoy really talented musicians playing live music…

I always say it… but it is such a happy place and so friendly, 
so if you want a good night out have a look in…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 19, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ BAND … ………PLUS FRIENDS

Last night another good crowd came to support the Sole Bay Jazz Gentlemen, although only three original members in the line up, the 'friends' made up a rather enjoyable evening for all to hear.

Tim…Tony…Allan…Peter…Bill…Alan…
Simon…
Some great vocals from our Simon… and Allan sang a couple of numbers as well as blowing his different shaped Trumpet! …

Bill played a great trombone… Peter some good bursts of drumming…

Tony some lovely string Bass…Alan C on Banjo and Guitar…

Tim great playing as always, and a lovely favourite solo of mine on sax…

Really nice to see Sheila and Keith even with all their  health problems they turn up and support the band, and there are many who come to the Thursday nights who make up the great friendly feeling, music certainly is the food of life, and so thank you Sole Bay  for supplying another  different Jazz night.

Nice to see some more new faces, I think if everyone turned up to one night we would be packed out! hope those on holiday will return next week, and thanks as always to Heidi who has always got a smile and looks after us all.

We will soon have been at the Pavilion for a year, and how it has flown, Thanks to Jon and Marilyn who have made us welcome, and we look forward to a continuation of the jazz there for the future.

There may be a few goodies on our "birthday" as well …certainly I have had a little secret look into the line up for the night  and it is not to be missed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ…18th October…

This week at the Pavilion , Ditchingham the line up for the Sole Bay Jazz,…
Alan has got together a big line up,
 so should be good…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…
Bill Brewer…Trombone…

A return of Allan Bradley… Trumpet/Cornet…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Peter Elliot…Drums… 
 

And maybe we will have a singer to add as well!

 Well that should be a good sound from these great musicians…

So come along and support Live Jazz Music …
we are so lucky to have such talent locally…

Start 8pm…10.30pm…




Friday, October 12, 2012

Sole Bay Jazz……

Yet another great night of jazz from the Sole Bay Band, and so nice to see a good crowd 
even though the weather was rather nasty.

Hope it cheered everyone up…some lovely vocals from Tony P and Simon…
Nice to see our Sheila and Keith there although not in the best of health always attend the jazz, good health to you and all who are a bit under the weather at the moment…

I cannot stress enough about how lucky we are to have such talent every Thursday night…
If you want a good night out with friendly people and talented musicians
Come along and join us at The Pavilion, Ditchingham…

Managed to get them all in… a great line up…
Tim…Tony J…Bill…Neil…Simon…Barbara…Tony P…

Tim…Tony J…Bill
Tony P…

Thanks to Heidi as always who looks after everyone





Simon…Barbara…





Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SOLE BAY JAZZ…11th October

Well Alan has found another good line up for us at the Pavilion, Ditchingham this week…

On front line we have…

Tim Densham…clarinet/saxophone…

        A welcome return of Bill Skinner…saxophone…

Tony Parsons…trombone/vocals…

Backing them…  Barbara Greene… banjo…

           Tony Jullings…string bass…

Alan has said Craig for the drums,
but I believe it may be Neil Kane back with us this week 
we shall see…

Also as I always say… you never know who may pop along 
to sing…

Come along and enjoy live music and meet up with a great crowd of people…

We are so lucky to have the quality of these musicians on our doorstep…

Monday, October 08, 2012

"HOT" Cool Blue!

Cool Blue had a good line up at the Butchers Arms on Sunday and they performed so well to a very happy  audience… The photos are not good but will post a couple, I sat rather far back in a nice cosy place that I could not move out of very well, oh dear that sounds like a poor excuse…

Here they are …pity you cannot hear them those who did not go…


Barry B and Mick…
Tried another mirror one! rubbish but I tried…

The sound was very good and some great vocals from Simon and Barry L.

Also you all know how I love the guitar and Mick plays a real mean one , very good Mick loved it…

But loved it all Lin is a wiz on her Sax… Simon and her always look like they enjoy singing together … and this week with Barry B on his Sax they blended so well…
Tony as always so great on his string bass…Craig on the drums with an ear bashing solo which everyone had been asking for…

Barry you get better and better with each hearing great playing and vocals…

Mike F joined in the last few numbers on his clarinet as well.

Lovely to meet up with good friends so thank you Cool Blue it was great…

Saturday, October 06, 2012

COOL BLUE SUNDAY

This Sunday 7th October at the Butchers Arms Public House the great Cool Blue will be performing live music once again…

This week they have a really big line up, including Mike… Simon… Barry L …

Barry B…Lin…Craig… Tony… 
and more maybe so hope you can get along to support them.

They start playing at 1.30 pm but get there nice and early for a good seat!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Southwold day out!

Today was very different from my usual shopping on a Friday morning, after a great night of Jazz  Tim thought a good walk was in order…

I have had a great day …interesting so hope some of the photos give a hint of a very nice walk…
Of course the Southwold Huts
From the pier…
Skies…
John Barber the town cryer…
Not old but cute…
The Harbour…
This one is for you June…
These next two are 'Dusso' and John…
Who several jazz folk will know…
What a lovely long walk from the common to the pier and back into town, great company, a wonderful yummy lunch and a walk by the harbour, ending up at the museum and it was open so a good look round there, then back along the harbour…

Thanks Tim for a great day out really loved it, so glad you had the idea, good to think of me…hope you enjoyed it as much as me, and also thank you for our lovely lunch and all the information about Southwold I did not know.