Friday, October 20, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz…

A good night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham with a smaller version of The Sole Bay Jazz Band…But some great jazz…

Nice to see a good crowd to support the musicians.

Thanks Clover and Chris for a good raffle again also for the 'boys' folding the tickets. Heidi and Cloe behind the bar.

Good company as always…Missing a few of the regulars, and as always sending good wishes to those who are too ill to come along, get better soon.

A few photos for those who still look in on here…




A little heads up of Tony!




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

Just heard from Alan and the line up this week at The Sports Pavilion Ditichingham with The Sole Bay Jazz Band will be… A lot smaller and cosier than last weeks 7 however a lot of talent so looking forward to a good crowd to come along and support the musicians… 


Tim Densham…Derek Cubitt…

Alan Cugnoni…Craig Hipperson…Tony Jullings…


As Always Bar and Raffle…

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Walk in the October sunshine…

Jan and I decided to drop all the housework… washing and cooking this morning and off we went to Pakefield Cliffs, A beautiful sunny if very windy morning would not have thought it October!

Walked down to the South pier at a good speed chatting to folk on the way, lots of people about and dogs…

Came back a lot slower as the wind was…well very windy…we did stop off at the Thatched Cottage for a coffee and a naughty sausage roll which we shared!!!! then onwards at a much slower pace…

A few photos, and sorry Jan but think that one of you in front of the huts posing could not be deleted until it found its way on here, you look great…

Thank you had a great time, now to catch up with all the stuff I left behind when we decided to just go!!!

May have to have a bit of a doze later ha ha!







Friday, October 13, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band with guests…

Thursday the 12th October at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham wow what a night.

Thanks to one and all we had a very different talented fun evening, such a great trad jazz night  so many old tunes had not heard for a while and non stop as well.

Led by Geoff … Pete …Bill and Ray on the front line and our intrepid back line of Craig …Alan and Tony… what a nice lot of solo's as well soooo good.

A good crowd even if quite a few empty chairs but those who were there really heard some great music.  Nice to see a few of the regulars who have not been for a while, and some new faces as well.

Thanks Clover for the raffle and the 'boys' for folding the tickets, well done Alan as MC.

Heidi as always that smile even with the remnants of that cold… sexy voice though!

I am sending good wishes to all those regulars who are not well at the moment we miss you. Get well soon…

And as an add …the person in the red van who tailgated me through the little back road in Ditchingham, it is a 30 mile an hour zone which I was doing …and you nearly had me off the road, I hope you get some driving lessons!before doing someone some harm…

A few photos…






one of Tony head up!





Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday the 12th October at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Jazz Band with friends will be playing for us, and it is a line up and a half…
so hope to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians…

Bar…Raffle… Good friends who enjoy listening to live music…



Geoff Whatling…Trumpet/Vocals…

Pete Scott…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

With our great back line of… 

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Dixie Mix

Dixie Mix video Stranger on the Shore…Fingers crossed!

video
Have just played it through and although I was a bit shaky hope you can hear the sentiments that come through from Pete's playing backed by John Kevin and Tony.

Dixie Mix…

Wow what a great night of music …out 3rd night in a row!

Janet drove  Neville (Pete's Bro) Yvonne and me to see Dixie Mix at Wangford Community Centre… I must say before I tell how really great the night was, the Community Centre and all those who look after it do a really good job and the facility is absolutely such a good venue so thank you to all who manage that and well done for raising all that money for the Church roof.

Now …
those lads who are Dixie Mix always make such an entertaining night, but think they really went over the top last night, considering Simon and some of the others were not feeling good they certainly did not show it.

I am so pleased that we managed to sit nice and close so that Neville and Yvonne could see Pete playing, so they had a good night, as did we. Yvonne wanted to hear Pete play Stranger on the Shore so I did manage to video that will try and put it on here at a later date…

Thank you boys a really great night …a few photos …Hope you can enjoy them …the lights kept changing colour so nice and varied…












Saturday, October 07, 2017

The Lowestoft Players…

Last night…Janet ,Elizabeth and James treated me to yet another 80th birthday treat…Thank you so much my lovely family.

What a wonderful evening it was as well…

The Lowestoft Players are a great family of very clever artistic people but I think they outdone even their best last night at The Bethal Theatre.

They were celebrating 50 years of their showbiz magic, and 'The Sound of Musicals' was certainly magic, Congratulations to all of them, what talented people …from the staging the changes of clothes to suit all the many musicals they have performed over the years…the wonderful singing and everything about them was truly magical well done to them all could not have been better than if you saw a West End Show.

Not allowed photos  but every bit of the music scenery and everything else including the happy people that were there…I can assure you it is something everyone should see …brilliant.

Thank you to one and all and the talent of the Lowestoft Players they deserve all the awards that noda have given them.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

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

Not a big crowd but those who came along had a really great evening of good jazz music played by talented musicians, so thank you Sole Bay for a very enjoyable evening, not too loud could hear all the different instruments clearly and some rather good tunes…

Hope all those who were unable to come along because of not being well will soon recover. Those who had other things to do you missed a good night!

Thank you Clover and Christine for the raffle and for Don folding the tickets 
with a little bit of help from me!

Heidi as always smiling and looking after us all behind the bar…

Good company and great music what more could one want on an autumnal evening.

Thank you Sole Bay…

A couple of photos my camera does not like the lights but enjoy!







Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz line up…


This Thursday evening the 5th October…at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Alan has got together a line up as below…
So hope a good crowd comes along to enjoy live music…

As always Bar and Raffle…


Tim Densham…Saxophones/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone…Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Gary Durance…Drums…

8pm-10.30pm…

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Prof!

Happy Birthday to Tony, thank you for all the lovely sounds from that String Bass on a Thursday night…

Cannot believe you are 87 today well done and long may you continue.

Found this little photo of you, amongst a lot of others…

Sorry Tony I thought you said it was the year of the two fat ladies so assumed it was 88, have put it right as you might get the Queens letter on the wrong year!!!!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz…

Another great night of live music at The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham with 
The Sole Bay Jazz Band…

A nice little evening of talented musicians and some great vocals from Barry 
(our man in a hat), lovely …

Nice to see Trummy and Mel, he did not feel like singing his funny song he usually does but played that banjo so well…

Tim and Ray wow, love to listen to those two, lots of great finger work on those keys Ray…
Craig and Tony keeping the beat… 
and Happy Birthday Tony for Monday my goodness you do well…

Thanks to Clover and Christine for the raffle and I won again! amazing …
Thanks to  'the boys' for folding the tickets…

Thank Fudge for helping me try to sort my camera out…and Heidi smiling as always behind the bar…Tim for my drink, and the  company of lovely friends ……
also for the compliments about my Sons wedding photos…

I have been able to salvage these photos, enjoy, great playing and singing band thank you … We are so lucky with our Thursday evenings of live music.



Barry with an angel on his shoulder…


Saved this one by making it sepia





Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday evening the 28th September… The Sole Bay Jazz Band and Friends will be playing for us at…
The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophones…

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…Trombone…Euphonium …

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Mel Cox… Banjo… Vocals…


Hope to see a good crowd to come along and support live music…

Raffle and Bar…

8pm-10.30pm


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mr and Mrs Farrow…

A lovely and proud day… Dawn and Philip on their wedding day…

Congratulations and thank you for a great day…Lots of family and friends…

There will be some more photos by the photographer but David took some great ones and some other folk as well so here are a few for those who do not do Face Book…











Thanks Dawn and Philip for this mornings visit…Dad will have been looking down and reading the note and enjoying the bouquet xxxLove you xx !

Friday, September 22, 2017

Beccles Conservative Club Jazz …

The Footwarmers Jazz and Blues Band will be playing this coming Sunday the 24th September at 
The Conservative Club in Beccles…

The line up will be…

Peter Pease…Guitar…Stu Gooch…Bass…

Mike Fermor…Clarinet…Ian Murray…Saxophone…

Also hopefully Roy Symonds…Saxophone…
Pete Turner…Guitar…

12 noon-3pm

Sole Bay jazz Band with friends…

The Sole Bay Jazz Band last evening at The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham

Seven playing and Tony P giving us some vocals…everyone said they enjoyed a night of live music, which is what it is all about…

A lot of regulars missing, maybe holidays, but if you are unwell I wish you a speedy recovery…

Thank you Christine for the raffle…Don and Jan for folding the tickets…Heidi for those lovely smiles… Thanks Craig for the coffee and Don for the drink…

A few photos…




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday the 21st September… at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham. 
The Sole Bay Jazz Band and guests will be playing for our pleasure.
Hope to see a nice lot of people coming along to support live music.

Line up is…

Tim Densham…Derek Cubitt…Tony Parsons…

Ray Simmons…Alan Cugnoni… 

Tony Jullings…Craig Hipperson…

Bar and a raffle…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz night of fun…

Classy fun and great talent was on the cards last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

A lot of different music and super hot playing…

Thanks for a cheerful evening on a cold rainy night…

Tim…Bill…Ray…Craig …Tony…Kev thanks Kev for standing in for Alan at short notice, always a pleasure to see and hear you. Such talented line up and you all looked like you were having a great time…what more can I say.

Just a few photos too busy watching and listening…

Thanks Clover and Chris for the raffle "didn't you do well" as there was a few empty chairs. Thanks to Don …Jan and me ha ha for folding the tickets in their many colours…

Heidi all smiles as always…

Sorry for all those who were unwell and could not be there, you missed a good one!