Friday, October 30, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band

Halloween at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham last evening, was fun with some really good live music and singing.

As they always do The Coven Table came into their own,  also allowed me to be part of the hat wearing , which proved to be a bit of fun, certainly managed to get a nice lot of raffle money for the band!

Which I will just mention here, that from next week, Tim and I will be managing the raffle, with of course the help from the folders and friends… Dear Keith was going to hand it over last Christmas but he did manage until the week before he left us all, (although he will always be there at the jazz), Simon has been carrying on, but the busy young man has now handed it over, thanks Simon for all you have done.  Tim and I will try to keep the books and the raffle going for everyone, and if I am unable to get there, we have a back up plan with a very nice lady who lives close, and I will gradually get her acclimatised to all your little raffle secrets over the coming weeks.

I must say a big thank you to those who do give prizes for the raffle and we look forward to that continuing in the future so that we can raise as much money to help Alan find  musicians that keep the band coming along each week to entertain us all.

Our thanks to Sheila who has donated the money which was outstanding to Keith, into the kitty for the future, so lovely to see her their each week, and long may it continue.

Such a nice friendly evening and the talkers stayed at the back ( unfortunately upsetting a few)… But a nice musical evening, with Simon giving us some good vocals as well as  Tony P…

A few photos from Simon (thanks) and me…The witches with Ian's head in the way ha ha, 
Jean always closes her eyes! you were all great thank you…Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos…

Heidi doing a grand job as always…Lovely evening with  friends thanks to all…

So glad to see a few of our (invalids) coming back also those who are still bandaged up, so sorry that some of the regular fans are still too poorly to come along, but I know they are thinking of us all, and we of them. Also one person to mention good luck to …one of our plucky men who has to face yet another operation, good luck …you know who you are, and we wish you well.








Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz line up…29th October.

This Thursday the 29th October at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… the line up for the jazz will be…

Tim Densham… Derek Cubitt…

Tony Parsons…Craig Hipperson…

Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…

Hope to see a good crowd to support these talented musicians… Hopefully Simon will be along to give us some songs as well…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, October 26, 2015

Footwarmers…

Yesterday lunch time at the Beccles Conservative Club 'The Footwarmers' played a session of live music.

Think they all felt under the weather, however they played some great music. And had a lot of fun. 
Mike was away so Nick came along with the Baritone Sax…
Barbara on Banjo…Barry Piano…Bill Bass…Ian Saxophone…Dave Drums…Roy Sax…

Great raffle as always…nice company…what more could one ask for…

Roy and Nick…

Barry/Barbara/Bill/Ian…

Dave with a smile
Ian doing a 'satchmo'


Friday, October 23, 2015

A small portion of music!

Hope this comes out well as it was last minute and only did a little of the tune… great playing…

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Sole Bay video clip…

Just a little taste not sure if it will come across as good as it sounded live!



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Sole Bay Jazz Band…

A great crowd turned out to listen to the Sole Bay Jazz Band last evening, and I hope everyone enjoyed the evening, I thought it was really good, every week something different, some tunes I had never heard of some favourites all played with talent and a lot of fun as well…

Simon sang us some lovely songs which is always a pleasure.

Such  a very enjoyable evening… great to hear Tim and Ron on the 2 clarinets, also 2 saxophones , really sounded so good, Ray some great playing on the piano, and our 3 intrepid back line … the drumming was rather nice Craig especially when they were not expecting it!! thank you all.

Thanks to everyone for digging deep for the raffle, I know I say this a lot but of course it helps Alan to get great musicians to play each week.

Simon and Jess sent me some photos and I took some as well… I did a little video may be able to put that on later.

Heidi as always lovely smile! Hope all those who are unwell will be able to come along next week.




Special for Tony's Sister!









Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up for the 22nd October…

This week Thursday 22nd October …a smaller but perfectly talented line up for our pleasure at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…


Tim Densham…Ron Hockett…Ray Simmons…
Tony Jullings…Alan Cugnoni…Craig Hipperson…

Instruments
Saxophones/Clarinets/Piano/String Bass/
Guitar/Banjo/Drums/ how good is that…

Come along and listen to these talented musicians, in friendly company…

8pm-10.30pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quartet second little video…


Hope you enjoy this little clip…short but sweet…

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Quartet Movie

Just a little video of the quartet from Sunday at The Goat Skeyton, missed the beginning! but hope you enjoy…as the band said why didn't I tape the one before …sorry!

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Norfolk Jazz Quartet

Lovely day out … great music at The Goat…Skeyton…

Thanks Tim… Jean and all the band, wonderful music…

I have done a couple of videos will see if they have come out right if so will pop them on here at a later date…


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sponge!

Felt the weather was not nice enough to garden so baked! Will share it though!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Last night at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, another different and excellent evening of live music…

Sorry here I go again! Once again spoilt for a lot of us by the constant loud chatter, but I would remind some of the lovely crowd that come to listen to the music, that although we all chat please try to not talk all the time especially when the musicians are playing solos… I feel it is very rude to do that, and we have such great fans, it does spoil it for a lot of folk…

Maybe I should try to be more tolerant but it does upset a lot of the fans…

Also this is just me  in answer to someone saying it was a public bar, I would tell him it is a Social Club that on a Thursday evening we have live music! and they say woman do all the talking! Who by the way did not talk when Stella sang a couple of songs! maybe a man thing! Rant over! 

Right back to the great evening, thanks to all the talent we had playing for us, it was a lovely evening of, as I have said, different music, great to see Bill Skinner back, playing so well…and Bill Brewer plays so many lovely notes on that trombone of his…Tim as always holding it all  together, and telling those little antidotes!! in between such talented playing… Ray on the piano seems to find so many great notes that he puts together with those clever fingers of his …really lovely…
We also had Simon to sing some great songs again for us, you know how we appreciate you Simon.

Our three at the back Alan… Craig and Tony keeping the beat as always, how lucky are we…to have live music for just the price of the raffle, which I once again thank you all for the great deep digging you do to help support the band… Also I must thank some of the fans who provide some lovely prizes to add the the raffle being so good.

Lovely evening thanks to some of my lovely friends and of course the Band…

Thanks Heidi and your helper… as always smiles …






Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sole Bay Band line up 15th October…

This week Thursday 15th October…at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The line up is a bit open! but at the moment it is…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Bill Skinner…Saxophone… welcome back Bill…

 Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…


Looks which ever way the line up turns out will be yet another great night of live Jazz music…so come along and support these fine musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 09, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Band…Fun…

This week the Sole Bay Jazz Band played to a good crowd at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

A different mix again brought with it some lovely music and singing which we all enjoyed…

A lot of chatting all through the music again but suppose we must expect that …it is a social club after all, although a bit rude when a soloist is playing… but most people really 
enjoyed the evening…

We had as well as Simon Nelson singing, Chris Capocci came along, great character is Chris, and then Mel Cox sang his …what I call his Ipswich melody! Nice that the whole band joined in with some nice silly melodies!

Great playing it all gelled rather well so another great evening of live music…

Nice to see Sheila looking a bit more like her lovely self, strange for her and everyone that Keith is not sitting there, but he is there in spirit…

Still missing a few of the regulars who are unwell so hope they all soon feel well enough to attend soon…

Thank you to everyone for digging deep for the raffle, nice that it is for the band but also nice that we have a good giggle about it.

Working well… our Heidi behind that bar again…nice smile as always…

Nice to see newly engaged and young folk…Jess and Ted, sorry the song choice that came after the announcement was Someday you'll be sorry…but what a great happy evening for you all, have to say well done Fudge for the speech!

Oh yes and well done Robin for once again running  yet another marathon and coming 2nd in your age group, great respect.



Thanks to one and all, and as always will say how lucky we are to have such fine musicians to play for us each week… Thank you Sole Bay Band…

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Sole Bay Jazz Line up…8th October…

This week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, the Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Simon Nelson…Cornet/Vocals…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Tony Jullings …String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Mel Cox…Banjo…


Just had to change Bill bless him who has agreed to stand in for Trummy, who has called in  sick, so wishing him well and we will enjoy hearing Bill play instead tonight…


Hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians …

May have Simon Denny for a vocal I hope as well to add to the mix…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 02, 2015

Sole Bay jazz Band…

Another lovely evening of live music at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

A good  crowd of people again, so nice to see a few new faces as well…Pleased that Sheila and Simon still managing to put their grief on hold, seeing them there does us all good as we know dear Keith is there in spirit with us all. 

A fun evening as well, and the raffle going down well, thanks Simon and family for getting those prizes, it is nice to win, but of course not every one can, but it is as we all know it  helps Alan  find good musicians to play for us every week , but it is good to have a giggle with it. especially Fudges surprise! Thanks to the team who fold those raffle tickets each week…As well as those who have provided some very good prizes for future raffles…

Thanks also Heidi behind the bar with that smile…

Simon and Tony P both giving us some vocals, some gentle and one silly ha ha what a laugh…
Great playing as always… thanks Sole Bay once again.

Just a few photos…








Plus this one of Jess and Robin… oh and Dave's ear! sorry the colour was not as good as you looked…