Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

This Thursday 31st March… at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…The Sole Bay Jazz Band will be playing for our pleasure again, we are so lucky that these fine musicians come along each week to play for us all. 

So look forward to seeing lots of support as always to  enjoy the  live music.

Tim Densham…Clarinet /Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet /Saxophone…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan  Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

8pm -10.30pm

Norfolk Jazz Quartet…

The Crown Banningham was the venue for an Easter Monday gig with the Norfolk Dixieland Quartet…

I once again was spoilt and got taken there and a lovely lunch, thanks Tim. so good to meet up with friends and enjoy some really great music from the American song book some good new numbers as well.

The Quartet is part of the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band that play mainly at The Goat Skeyton, when John Gooding and Bill Brewer join the line up, such great musicians

A lovely place to have a good lunch with friendly staff, very busy as well.

Thanks to one and all for a lovely day.





Easter Sunday Jazz

This Sunday at the Beccles Conservative Club the Footwarmers played up an Easter storm for a good crowd of supporters.

They certainly cheered everyone up some great singing as well… a few photos…







Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Jazz

What a great night of live music and fun at our Easter Evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.
With the Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

Thanks to everyone who came along to support these fine musicians, also for the digging deep for the raffle which of course goes towards getting these musicians every week. I must say thank you to Tim who valiantly managed to get through all the different coloured raffle tickets as well as those prizes, sorry but it was worth it…Thanks must got to all those people who do help with the prizes, I appreciate that.

Some great playing and  even a play of Easter Parade! Ron a great solo, some different tunes, thanks Don  (Great to see you and Keith able to come again) for remembering some of those, it all added to the night, as they play every week sometimes hard to find something a bit different, but they always manage it.

The back line as usual giving it their all… even frightening Tim with all that yummy drumming Craig! Tony that string bass comes alive, even if you do not look up for the photos!! Alan with guitar and banjo, (thanks for getting that line up Alan) Our Ray who can get so many notes from that piano, as he did the trumpet when he played, as does Trummy on the trombone, notes galore, Ron as always when he comes brings his touch of class from all those years playing all over the world and loves to come and play for us, Tim who plays so well for us every week  and has such a mine of information about whatever the tune is and where is originated. To add to the mix, Simon came along and gave us all so many memories with his choice of songs thanks Simon great, especially as there is a lot of worry in the family ( so good to see Sheila and Kim) we send our love and hugs to try and help at this time.

So a very good evening to start getting ready for Easter Holiday, once again thanks to my raffle ticket folders, Heidi who works so well behind that bar, with always a smile, thank to Jon for allowing us each week to invade the Pavilion, to all you lovely people who come along every week to enjoy live music, you make the night …may it long continue. Jan for driving and for getting us home safe even with the diversions it was fun if not a little frightening in those country lanes!! Should we have taken into account the Road Closed signs ha ha…

A few photos to give those who could not attend…But who look in…





Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday evening at the Sports Pavilion, looks like a good line up for  a night of live Jazz music.


Tim Densham…Ron Hockett…

Dick Mayhew…Ray Simmons…

Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

How lucky are we. Looking forward to see a good crowd to come along and support these fine musicians…

We have a good raffle lined up as well… A pre Easter fun night…


8pm-10.30 pm

Monday, March 21, 2016

Another Peregrine Egg…

The second egg has been laid up there on the Norwich Box on the Cathedral …early this morning…

The third egg laid yesterday later afternoon… one more to come maybe Saturday!
Number 4 egg laid this Saturday morning well done Cath!

Dad brought Mum some food  well done.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Norwich Peregrines…

5pm today and the Norwich Peregrine laid her first egg of 2016.

Exciting weeks ahead watching these great birds…


Now fast asleep…

Sole Bay Jazz…

Another good night of Jazz music last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…with the Sole Bay Jazz Band.

Some really talented playing, from all and tunes have not heard for a while also some good songs, which made the evening fun as well, because the band members all were enjoying the music…

We had vocals from Tony P and Roy as well. 

I did take one photo, hoping young Fudge will send me some she took.

A good crowd came along to enjoy the music, and very happy to see that some of our regulars who have been ill returned. For those who I know are struggling at the moment with family members suffering we send you all our best and hope things will improve.

Thanks Heidi coping well as always. Also thanks to Jon who we 'borrow' the room from.

The raffle was another success thanks all of you who buy tickets each week, also for my lovely ticket folders, and for those who bring prizes to boost up the ones we buy from the kitty, it helps to keep the band playing each week for our pleasure. Next week hopefully even more prizes as it is Easter Week. And with a great line up which Alan will tell me shortly the full list. So hope to see another good crowd to support the live music.

Thanks as always to our great musicians…





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday 17th March, at the Sports Pavilion  Ditchingham…The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Parsons… Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…


Come along and enjoy a fun evening of talented music… With a raffle of course!

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, March 14, 2016

Norfolk Dixieland Band…

A lovely day out listening to The Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band at The Goat Skeyton, thanks Tim for taking me and lunch which was very nice!… So nice to meet up with Jean and Judy as well as all the other friends there.

Some really good music and fun as well, caught you smiling Liz! always a good mix of jazz and such talented players…a good crowd enjoying their lunch and the music, some of the regulars missing because other jazz venues, as usually the Dixieland plays the first Sunday in the month…next gig… Sunday April 3rd…




Friday, March 11, 2016

Simon & Ray

A little piece of Simon singing and Ray playing, with apologies for me saying blast when poor Heidi brought the coffee! but still worth a look… Tony having a rest in the background!
Thanks to Simon and Ray…
video

Great Jazz Night!

Well that was a great night of talented playing and singing  from the Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends at The Sports Pavilion. Ditchingham…

A really good appreciative audience to support these fine musicians…Thanks Sole Bay a great night…

The line up gelled so well …I always have to say it …we are so lucky to have such a great venue with wonderful musicians every Thursday evening to play for us. We need more chairs I must admit especially with the line up that played last night! sorry for those who had to stand, and also for those who had to put up with a lot of talking while the musicians were doing solo parts, but I hope it did not spoil the music.

What a pleasure to hear Simon Denny perform for us again, come again soon Simon… and thanks to Ray who played beautifully while Simon sang a great number especially for Sheila his Mum. It was so good to see the family attending again, dear Keith would be so proud.

Heidi what a great job you always do,  it was busy and the smile is always there, so good to have such great friends that meet up each week…like an extended family. Lovely to see a few of the not so well ones coming along again, as always lots of good wishes to those still too unwell to attend.

Thanks as always for digging deep for the raffle,  poor Tim  always says it is a drag however he does a good job of calling the numbers out, and it is not like bingo!!! but think we could up the amount of prizes now as we get such good crowds, and thanks as always to those who put extra prizes in much appreciated. Sorry Tim!!!! I always tell people the raffle is for Alan to get such good musicians each week, and of course it is, but it is nice to see what pleasure and pain it is to see who wins each week. Great banter so thank you all.

A few photos, missed you off Tony sorry…and maybe a little bit of video later of Simon with Ray, not sure what it will be like.





Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday evening the 10th March at the Sports Pavilion… Ditchingham. Alan has found us another great line up to play for us.



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Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hockett…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni… Guitar/Banjo…


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Look forward to the usual good support for these talented musicians… We have some more nice prizes ready for the raffle… as I know you will all dig deep to help to keep the Band playing on a Thursday Night.


Hoping for a good fun Jazz night with friends…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, March 07, 2016

SNOW!

Wow I was not expecting that this morning!
Take care everyone on the roads…



Sunday, March 06, 2016

Mothering Sunday lunchtime…

A huge thank you to my lovely family who spent their Sunday with me, and what great roses!
On my cheeks as well after that lovely wine!

Thanks David…Phil…Dawn…Thomas so glad you enjoyed the meal, have not cooked for 5 for a long time, and after Tom trying summer pudding for the first time, it will be brain pudding from now on! Pity you did not try the apple pie, I just had some for my tea it was rather good if I may say so…

All on a diet tomorrow maybe!

Sorry Pete could not be there, but maybe next time. But glad your Mum managed to have fun.

Did not know some of these photos were being taken, but glad they turned out as well as they did…


Cheers…

Serious business this eating lark!

Rosy cheeks!

Trying to stay awake…

Caught in the act!

My lovely roses… had to use 2 vases!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz + friends

Last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham. a good crowd came along to enjoy live music with the Sole Bay Band and friends…

Hope everyone enjoyed the night. Not so jazzy as usual, or maybe it was me! plus when one cannot see all the band it is hard to see the interaction between the players, maybe time to move to a different area. Some nice music a lot of different sounds! Tim played a good solo… Tony sang some fun songs… Dave did well sitting in for Craig on the drums, some great piano from Ray, Alan as well on the banjo and guitar, Tony had a nice lot of string bass play, Derek played well with some of his arrangements.

I think the amps might have been the problem from where we sat as when I was doing the raffle in the middle of the room it did sound different, however it was live music and we are so pleased to be able to listen every week. It is hard for Alan to get different line ups every week, and he cannot always please everyone all the time, ha ha especially me!!! but a great job Alan.
keep up the good work.

Thanks to everyone for digging deep for the raffle again and also to those who give prizes to add to the raffle. Working hard our Heidi as always behind the bar… Great friends lovely to meet up with on a Thursday evening…a couple of new faces again nice to see, but also some of the regulars not able to be there, get in touch if you look in and let me know how you all are. we do miss you.

I only took a couple of photos, but Fudge if yours came out let me have them please! Not the one of me though!!!




a couple of photos from Fudge…

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

3rd March Line up…

This Thursday the 3rd of March…at the Sports Centre Ditchingham…

The line up for the Sole Bay Jazz Band at the moment is…


Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Dave Taylor…Drums…

Looks like a very good line up, should be a fun night…Maybe Simon will join us for some vocals …fingers crossed…

Hope to see a nice crowd to support these fine musicians…as always a raffle will be held, which as you know helps to keep these musicians coming to play for us every Thursday Evening…

How lucky are we…


8pm-10.30pm