Friday, April 28, 2017

Foot Warmers Live Music…

This Sunday the 30th April at The Beccles Conservative Club, The Foot warmers will be playing live music, the line up will be…

Barry Langston…Piano/Vocals…

Peter Pease…Guitar/Vocals…

Stu Gooch…Bass…

Roy Symonds…SaxophoneVocals…

Mike Fermor…Clarinet…

Ian Murray…Saxophone/Vocals…

May even be more guests, so come along and enjoy a musical lunch time…

Good Bar… Food…

12 noon-3pm




Sole Bay Jazz Band plus friends…

Another really nice evening of live music from The Sole Bay Jazz Band and Friends…

Six very talented musicians and a great singer, nice crowd, although have a feeling the weather kept some of the regulars away.

A good raffle thanks Clover and Chris… and thank you for digging deep and for those who donate prizes it all helps to keep live music going. Also for our 3 'boys' who fold the tickets.

No Heidi but Jon you did a good job and a nice cup of coffee as well! sorry you had to miss your match!

A few photos… although Fudge beats me to it on her Sole Bay Jazz at face book, but the more that hear about the band the better…





Our great Marathon Man well done as always.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up …

Another good line up for Thursday evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, so hope to see a nice crowd coming along to enjoy a night of live music…Played by these talented musicians…

No entrance fee, as everyone knows… but please support the raffle which helps to bring these musicians every week to play for us…

Tim Densham…

Bill Brewer…

Ray Simmons…

Alan Cugnoni…

Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, April 21, 2017

Garden again…

I was watching the birds in the garden this afternoon also trying to discourage the pigeons who are destroying everything they can and eating all the little birds food! meany me.

Thought that some of the garden looked good even though so much to do…

The Bride is in full show at the moment, you can see the start of the wisteria and the clematis growing up the old stump of the red robin, and my lovely little treasure that shows me its sweet self every year.




Sole Bay Jazz with friends…

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

Nice crowd of people to support the band, thank you all for those who dug deep for the raffle, it does help to get these fine musicians to play each week for us.

Thanks to Clover and Chris who did the raffle and for the 'boys' for folding the tickets. nice prizes.

Heidi smiling as ever, nice to see Stella enjoying herself as always showing that music is so good for you.

Thanks to one and all in the band for a pleasant evening of live music.



Whoops how did that get there?



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up for the 20th April…

This Thursday the 20th of April at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… 

The line up for The Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends will be…

Tim Densham Saxophone/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone Clarinet…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Maybe the man in black with a hat will give us some songs as well?

With the raffle and a good bar it should be a nice evening of live music…

Rather  good line up so hope to see a nice crowd to support the band…

8pm-10.30 pm

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jazz at the Sports Pavilion…

Good night of live music last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, with the Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

A very nice crowd to support the band, a good lot of regulars and some more newer faces, very good to see.

The Band gave us a nice amount of different sounds played with their usual talent,with the added vocals from Barry and some harmonica playing by Geoff. Thanks to all.

Thanks to Clover and Chris who did a very nice raffle thanks to those who dig deep and to those who donate prizes, all very much appreciated. The 'boys' of course who fold the tickets…

Heidi doing her smiling behind the bar, always a pleasure. Hope the children have a great Easter.

A couple of birthdays for Janet and Ruth so a nice rendition of Happy Birthday from the band.

Fudge took better photos than me but will pop them on here, no idea why so dark  on some as the flash did annoy everyone!!!
could not get the whole band in as they were well spread out.

HAPPY EASTER TO ONE AND ALL.



Our man in black with his hat.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up for 13th April…

This Thursday the 13th April.........Alan has found another talented line up for our live  
jazz music night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

Tim Densham…

Dick (trummy) Mayhew…

Ray Simmons…

Ron West…

Alan Cugnoni…

Tony Jullings…

Come along and support live music…Great raffle and Bar…

8pm-10.30 pm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Garden early morning…

Could not resist taking these this morning as the wind is taking the blossom off so quickly…

Enjoy…




Sunday, April 09, 2017

Sunshine and family…

Lovely day out David came to pick me up and brought me some of Sainsbury tomatoes which are so yummy and lots more edible things, then he drove us to Philip and Dawns where we had a wonderful day in the sunshine with wine…… also a lamb dish which was so gorgeous with flat bread then eton mess for dessert, considering they had both been unwell for a couple of weeks they did well. Hope you get better soon you two. David and me came home with tasty fresh eggs, how lucky am I.

Dawn loves the sun but as you can see by the photos David does not! the garden is coming along nicely now and the pond settling down…

Great day…thank you three so much, and of course the sunshine was like a summer day.




Chalk and Cheese for sunshine!



Dawn was standing on the step I am not that short!

Friday, April 07, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Night…

A rather good evening of live music by some talented musicians was had at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham last night…

And the time of finishing was 10.30pm not 10pm that I put on the blog, but at least it proved that folk do look in even if they do not comment. Still a lot can now check on the Face Book that Fudge has of the group on there.

Thanks to the band who set the volume well so we could hear some great music…sorry to have moaned last week but what an improvement!

As well as the music Barry came in the second half to sing for us, think it gets better each time Barry!

A very good crowd that came to support the band, some new and old faces which is always good, and lovely raffle prizes, thanks to those who donate prizes really appreciated. Clover and Chris for doing the raffle and the 'boys' for folding the tickets.

Nice to see Heidi behind the bar again hope you soon feel better Heidi.








Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz line up for the 6th April…

This Thursday the 6th April at 8pm until 10pm…
The Sole Bay Jazz Band will be playing at 
The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

Hope to see a nice crowd coming along to support these 
fine musicians…

A nice venue …good bar 
(make sure some lemons this week Jon)!!!
friendly people who love live music…
AND OF COURSE THE RAFFLE

Hopefully not so loudly set up this week! 
That is as always just my opinion!

TIM DENSHAM…

DEREK CUBITT…

RAY SIMMONS…

ALAN CUGNONI…

CRAIG HIPPERSON…

TONY JULLINGS…


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Garden in the evening sun…

A few photos of some of the garden beginning to look more like spring at last…

The Almelanchier not quite in full bloom

Camelia


Some of the heathers


this one taken a few days ago

Magnolia now open and petal dropping…

Pasque Flower

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SOLE BAY JAZZ LINE UP…

Good night of music rather too loud from where I was sitting, but no one wanted to turn it down! So sorry if I had to keep finger in ear ha ha.

Great to see Bill Skinner again and his friend John who did some drumming…Maybe Bill may get that saxophone out one of these days for us again.

Thanks Clover and Chris for the raffle and the donations that people offer all help the cause.
And the 'boys' for the folding of tickets!

Unfortunately no lemons for the drinks and the coffee ran out…but it did nto seem to matter to the beer drinkers!!! 
However it was live music and quite a good crowd.

I expect most of you know that Fudge has started a Sole Bay Jazz group on Face Book, I hope those who feel they cannot comment on my blog will do so on her group, if it keeps the ball rolling to let people know that the live music is there. I will however still be doing my blog diary to let you know who is playing for those who do not 'do' FB.




This Thursday evening the 30th of March, (goodness where did the month go)? 
At the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham. The line up will be…


TIM DENSHAM…CLARINET…SAXOPHONE…

TONY PARSONS…TROMBONE/VOCALS…

RAY SIMMONS…PIANO…

ALAN CUGNONI…GUITAR/BANJO…

TONY JULLINGS…DOUBLE BASS…

CRAIG HIPPERSON…DRUMS…

Hope to see a good crowd (me amongst them ) to support the band…

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Footwarmers at the Conservative Club

This Sunday lunchtime The Footwarmers …plus friends played up a storm at the Club…

The line up Barry…Terry…Vince…Roy…Ian… plus…Nick…Pete…Dave…Ivan… 

So it ended up a rather fun filled band…It was of course Mothering Sunday so not many folk there to support the band, but the merry followers did their best to encourage them all.

Thanks gentlemen a rather nice lunch break…great talent.









Friday, March 24, 2017

The Chorus of St Cecilia

Last evening I was very spoilt again by Jan my sister in law, and  my niece Elizabeth, who with  the wonderful voices of the St Cecilia Choir at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston…I enjoyed a great evening of live theatre…

Called 'Glorious Broadway' it certainly was glorious, just like a West End Show… I have seen them a few times in the past when Elizabeth used to sing with the choir, but they outdid themselves last night.

Matthew Hardy the musical director in charge as always …even after suffering an illness before Christmas…, has come back with a bang. The pianist Chris … bass player Alison and the drummer Les were so good and I was near enough to watch the pianist play, although with the wonderful Chorus and the Junior Choir with some of their lovely voices of the soloists  I did not know where to look everyone was first class, the setting and costumes just perfect, and one of the little lads who I could not take my eyes off, a little mischief of a face so young and a beautiful voice as all the juniors were.

A packed audience who appreciated everything, you could hear a pin drop in some of the sadder songs, and the applause was deafening …

We heard songs from Cabaret…Annie…Oliver…Les Miserables…Miss Saigon…Top Hat…Matilda…Guys and Dolls…

All beautifully dressed in different costumes the singers looked amazing and added to the feel of the show.

Apart from when tears came at some of the wonderful lyrics the smile did not leave my face, I was actually enthralled with everything. Sorry for those behind as could not keep still, had to go with the music it was so catchy, although I think I held my breath through 'empty chairs and tables"

I think they are fully booked for the next 3 nights, but if you get a chance to see and hear the Choir at any time do go and see them. Although I think they out did themselves last evening so very well done to them dedication personified…

Thanks Jan and Elizabeth for a wonderful evening…

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beccles Conservative Club Jazz…

This Sunday the 26th of March …Mothering Sunday. The Foot Warmers are going to be playing at the Club…So those not off to lunch please come along and support these musicians…Do not forget to change your clocks …Spring forward!!


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Barry Langston…Piano/Vocals…

Terry Newby…Drums…

Vince Forte…Double bass…

Roy Symonds…Saxophone/Vocals…

Ian Murray Saxophone/Vocals…

12noon -3pm

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Line up…

This Thursday the 23rd March, at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up will be…

TIM DENSHAM…

DEREK CUBITT…

BILL BREWER…

ALAN CUGNONI…

TONY JULLINGS…

CRAIG HIPPERSON…

Great line up …hope that a good crowd will come along to support these great musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…line up…

This Thursday the 16th of March at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… The Sole Bay Jazz line up will be……

Tim Densham…Dick Mayhew…

Tony Radford…

Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

If I remember it was a great mix last time these got together, so come along and support these fine musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz line up…

This Thursday evening the 9th March at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Jazz will be playing for you again, Alan has got 7 musicians to entertain hopefully a good audience…So come along and enjoy live music…

Tim Densham…Derek Cubitt…

Ray Simmons…Tony Parsons…

Tony Jullings…Alan Cugnoni…

Craig Hipperson…

8pm-10.30pm

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Spring!

I decided that even though my wrists and back were hurting like mad, could not resist the sunshine this morning to do a bit of gardening, only did a little but loving that the flowers are enjoying the sun as well…and some bees about…pain killers now ha ha serves me right…