GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS will be our band tomorrow, Friday, 29th NOVEMBER 2019. The guys in the band are (obviously) ‘Kid’ GEORGE on trombone and with him will be PETER LEONARD on trumpet and ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet & sax. Then we have our engine boys, JOHN SIRET on double bass, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT is on banjo & vocals, plus again, KEITH GRANT playing drums. Bill Finch is still not quite well enough to make the journey (hope you are feeling better soon Bill – Farnborough wishes you well). We endeavour to bring you great music at our club, but we do need punters to enjoy themselves. So where are you all lately, the club needs you. (sounds like ‘Your Country Needs You’ ha.) Diane and Keith – your hosts.
HERE IS AN URGENT MESSAGE: Unfortunately, the ‘Jazz Guide Magazine’ have advertised the band appearing in the week before the Christmas party (Friday 13th December 2019) as being Mike Barry’s band, which is incorrect. It is definitely BARRY PULSER’S SUPER SIX. They have it correct in the magazine’s website, but not their magazine, quite a conundrum! As many of you know, Barry has had a stroke, so we don’t want him (or the band) to worry, IT WILL BE BARRY PALSER’S BAND. We all wish (& ‘will’) both Bridget (who has also had an operation) and Barry both, a speedy recovery, we want Barry to get well enough for him to return to playing here again as soon as possible.
ALSO, as you will see, we all make mistakes! Unfortunately, I failed to add our Christmas Party entrance fee in both Just Jazz and Jazz Guide magazines, thereby it seems to appear as £10. I must apologise, but the Christmas party is £15, to allow us to pay a better fee to whoever is playing (this year is ‘MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND’). Obviously, jazz bands have never received a much-deserved fee as bands obtain in other genres of music. In a very small way, Christmas is a time when everyone can show their appreciation. Bands can earn far more if they played for Corporate Companies’ Christmas parties, but love to see your smiling faces. At this point, can I ask you to reserve a booking before-hand, if possible, please. Our landline is out of commission, so please call 07704190009, or come to club and tell me, thanks. Diane xx