Friday, December 14, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

The Sole Bay Jazz Band played last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, with a rather nice amount of people to cheer the band on, lovely when we get a nice lot of chairs filled. 

A slow start while the band decided what to play which would be the right key that everyone knew … and then it blossomed, some really great music had not heard some of the tunes for a while so a good different feel. Thanks.

Everyone played so well, pity Tim had a jinx on his saxophones, however the clarinet got a good outing…Ray tinkling on the keys… Trummy lots of notes from the trombone and the euphonium …Tony on the string bass …Alan on guitar…and Craig giving the drums a good work out… and again throwing the stick away…then Jenny decided she would sing a couple of numbers, well done Jenny we love to hear you again.

Thanks to Clover and Christine for doing the raffle and for the 'boys' who fold all those tickets. and of course you all for digging deep to support the band…Also thanks Emily for your happy face, and looking forward to seeing the outfit next week!!!

Next week  …Christmas Party Time …so Bah Humbug hats and lots of Christmas jumpers and food, each table bring their own although we and several other tables will have enough for those who we usually bring for. So hope to see a good crowd, Alan is planning a good line up to cheer everyone up.  Maybe we will see Simon Denny and family??????

There will be extra prizes in the raffle so thanks to all those people who have donated to this as well.

Another little gem is that Ron Hockett is out of hospital after his successful lung transplant. Ray will hopefully send me copies of letters he received have not been able to get them on here but will keep trying.

Lovely to see Robin gaining strength getting good at the beer drinking again, Lovely to see Fudge make you behave! hope all goes well at the hospital and it is good news.

A few photos and Fudge has some good ones on SBJ Face Book…and Duncan thanks for that not so great photo of Fudge and me taking pictures…naughty…






Just got this from Ray cannot get letter on yet but all is well.


Well done love and good luck for the further journey to good health xx


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line up…

This Thursday evening the 13th December, at The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham.

The Sole Bay line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophones/Clarinet…

Dick Mayhew…Trombone/Euphonium

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

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

Also remember next week will be the last session before Christmas…

Bar/Raffle

8pm-10.30


Saturday, December 08, 2018

Christmas Festive Concert

Last evening Jan invited me to go with her and meet up with her Daughter, Husband and Grandson, to go to hear the Chorus of St Cecilia,  Festive Christmas Concert, as they know how I love the choir, made special nowadays although Elizabeth now does not sing in the choir but her hubby James and their Son Max do now sing, and it was Max's first concert so extra special.

Always such a joy to hear the choir and special because of Max, who did so well never seen him so still!

Mathew Hardy is the Musical Director …on the piano Christopher Whiting …drums Arthur Yan le baleur… Soloists Jo Westaway… gorgeous voice… Philip Pearson sounding better each time we hear him… and darling Max Pring who we have seen since he was really little and still only 11 with the most angelic voice, and the most adorable face so cheeky.

Great choir starting off with a Christmas Melody… and continuing with amazing Christmas songs… the junior choir makes the cheeks ache with the smiles one has to have on the face as they are so very delicious and in their red santa hats in some of the numbers, what a really good thing that with all the trouble some youngsters are blamed for nowadays, to see the youngsters fully committed to the choir, before half time the audience had a chance to sing with the choir Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer… and in  the second half O Holy Night …The Snowman and many more with the junior choir singing Little Donkey, Mary had a Baby, with Max Pring singing Pie Jesu, must admit to tears in my eyes with that one.

The choir finished off with Bethlehem …White Christmas …We Wish you a Merry Christmas, and the audience joined in with O Come All Ye Faithful…

So many thanks to the family for including me again, and for the wonderful choir members who put on great shows …Mathew Hardy …you did it again well done.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz night…

I am not sure where to start this week on here, firstly will say a huge thank you to the wonderful Sole Bay Jazz  Band and the magical  evening of music and fun, it was just like the old days, lots of talented playing and so good to have Simon to sing for us again, all the band supplied us (who were there  still empty seats …you missed a good one)! with an evening to remember, not that they do not always play wonderful music but sometimes it is extra special.

Well done Gentlemen our back line is something every band would want and last night they played up a storm…Ray played some magic on the piano as well as giving us a chance to hear the trumpet again…Tim as always talented and last night really enjoying the night, Martin what a player next time sing for us???

One of the 3 things Tim had to say about some good news… that Martin had come along to play with the band again …come again soon please loved when Tim and you were playing together…Simon being able to come along and bring his voice to the evening, great duet with Ray for one of my favourite songs…and that Ron Hockett had got his new lung, so now we wish him well for it to all continue to improve his health (Ray is sending me the letter he received from Ron and family which I will put on here for those who did not read it last night).

But I will continue good news, as what a pleasure to see Sheila back sitting at the band table with Kim  and looking so well, with Simon …also Robin although still very sore he joined them, lovely to see him enjoying his beer! hope it helped the pain. 

It is sometimes so sad to see the band table without the  folk  who used to be there, I know sometimes we have others that sit there, but last night was so nostalgic … we have lost a lot of great fans over the years, and I was remembering them last night as the band was playing as I am sure a lot of you were. They will always be with us in spirit that is for sure.

What a great crowd as well …thanks for digging deep for the raffle, and of course the boys for the ticket folding, Christine and Clover doing a great job, and lovely prizes as always.

Emily behind the bar, smiling as always…

I took a few photos camera does not like the lights …but Fudge has some on Face Book…as well as a couple of videos from Simon on there.

Thanks again to everyone for a great evening.







Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band …line up…

This Thursday evening the 6th of December The Sole Bay Jazz Band and guests will be playing for our pleasure of live music… at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

I know people have a very busy time near Christmas, but please try and come along and listen to live jazz music, we need to support the band they come along every Thursday evening to play for us,  … I try to make sure that the line up is on here and Fudge then puts it on Face Book, I know even though I do not get many comments now, that people do look in here. SO those who do look in please Spread the Word…

We have Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophones…

this week we also have a return visit from Martin Eaton who entertained us well last time he came along… on Saxophone/Clarinet/Vocals…

Ray Simmons on the Piano (maybe the Trumpet will show itself as well!)

Our wonderful back line of Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings with his String Bass…

and our  Drummer …Craig Hipperson

Just heard that Simon Denny may come along 
so fingers all crossed that happens would be great.

Bar…Raffle…Good Company…

8pm-10.30pm



Friday, November 30, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Well that was a very quiet night in many ways for The Sole Bay Jazz Band playing at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Would like to thank everyone who did come along to support the band, but the numbers were very much down, however a nice pleasant evening with good company and some rather nice music… 

Lovely to hear Jenny sing again, it takes a lot of effort for her to say she will sing, but I do hope she loved the fact that we so very much love her, and appreciate her efforts, so thank you Jenny well done and do not leave it as long next time. Nice that Fudge got a nice photo on FB of her.

Also great was that Robin managed to come back to the jazz and how good it was to see him, all aches and pains, but that beer looked like it was worth waiting for…and some great giggles…

As Tim mentioned the 'bah humbug of Christmas' last night …thought I would put that the band will be playing the last of the year on the 20th December, so bring goodies if you would like to and  there will be an extra special raffle as well. Then next year the band will start on January 3rd.

Thanks to Clover and Christine for the raffle, lots of groans from those who did not pick up a prize but we like them to be good prizes …thanks go as always to the 'boys' who fold the tickets each week.

Lovely to see Emily with her lovely smile ( reminds me of Heidi) thanks for your help Em…

Hope those who look in on here and on Fudges Sole Bay Jazz post on Face Book… pass the word around, as it does take effort as well as talent to have live music played for us each week, and you know what they say 'if you do not use it you lose it', so please let's get back to the nights where we could not find a spare chair and support the fine musicians that come along every week for us .

A couple of photos…



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band…line up…

This Thursday evening the 29th November… The Sole Bay Jazz Band will be playing at 
The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

So hope to see a good crowd coming along to support these talented musicians…and one never knows if a singer will also appear!
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Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophones…

Derek Cubitt… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…Trumpet??

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Bar…Raffle…

Good company …come and share  a happy evening…

8pm - 10.30pm

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