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…