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…

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