Category Archives: Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 4th May 2018

Bob Dwyer, trombonist & leader of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th January 2015.                       Photo by Mike Witt.

 BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES is another favourite band of ours here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) and they are back on Friday, 4th May 2018.  

BOB (trombonist & vocalist) will be joined by MALCOLME WALTON (trumpet), SARAH SPENCER (clarinet, alto & tenor saxes), with HUGH CROZIER (piano &vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass &bass sax), DAVE PRICE (banjo &guitar) and of course  GRAHAM CAULICOTTE (drums).  Looks like (dare I say) spring is back again, so hope to see everyone join us for a great evening of dancing jazz.

Your hosts

Diane & Keith

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 16th February 2018

It is BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES’ first gig of the year back here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (this Friday, 16th February 2018) and we can assure you, they will thrill your ears with many bits and pieces too with their super rendition of jazz.   Trombonist & vocalist BOB has again booked MALCOLME WALTON on trumpet, with SARAH SPENCER on clarinet, alto & tenor saxes, HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax (that is nearly as big as himself), DAVE PRICE on banjo &guitar and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE on drums.  Yep, be prepared to have another great evening of jazz.  Music certainly helps to keep you feeling young, aye!

Your hosts, the Granties

P.S. will back in with photo/s – just going to feed our stray cat! (sorry didn’t get back, will over weekend!

PPS  HEATING HAS BEEN SORTED 

I was ‘Granted’ on 8th October 2017, then Keith and I enjoyed a couple of days honeymoon, returning on Friday, 13th October 2017 for Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

 

Keith & Diane’s Wedding Day 8oct2017 at Donnington Manor Hotel with the Mardi Gras Jazzband.  Leader Rob Pearce-trombone, Leigh Henson-trumpet, John Ellmer-reeds, Jonathan Vinton-piano, Andy Lawrence-d.bass & Paul Baker-drums, Seen here sittingin – Keith on drums, Roger Curphey on d.bass & Diane singing ‘I cant give you anything but love’. Photo by Anje Jen

Hugh Crozier (piano) and Dave Price (banjo) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club 18mar2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bob and his band – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent. Taken 10 July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt

This week was the very first time ever that I had missed writing a newsletter to tell you of the band and the musicians who would be playing for us, since advertising our weekly Friday night jazz club some 25/30 years ago.  Well I had very good reason for missing it, simply due to my being ‘GRANTED’.

 

 

So sorry, but let me tell you briefly, we had the return of BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES, to FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 13th October 2017.  Trombonist &vocalist BOB, never complained we hadn’t advertised them, because it was a good turnout anyway.  MALCOLME WALTON was on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet & tenor sax, HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax, DAVE PRICE on banjo &guitar and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE on drums.  Also MARILYN PRICE sang a couple of songs.  What a great jazz voice she has too.  Lovely evening.

Keep Jazz Live’ with your hosts,

The Granties

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 14th July 2017

John Bayne on bass sax (big Bertha) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 29th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES jazz band will be here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on FRIDAY, 14th JULY 2017.  Band leader BOB (trombonist &vocalist) will be joined by CHEZ CHESTERMAN (trumpet) and ALAN CRESSWELL (clarinet), plus the engine boys will include HUGH CROZIER (piano &vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass & a real treat on bass sax), DAVE PRICE (banjo &guitar) and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE (drums).   Unless you are new here, you will all know by now that this band will always play brilliantly for us.  You can expect variety and good dancing tempos to boot.  If you haven’t tried our club before, don’t be shy to give us a try.  You won’t be sorry, I’m sure you will enjoy the fun.  Lovely Shepherd Neame beer at club prices and plenty of free parking …..

and Diane and Keith will be your hosts for the evening.

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Good Friday, 14th April 2017

Bob and his band – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent. Taken 10 July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt

Our Easter celebration took place this GOOD FRIDAY, 14th APRIL 2017 (happy birthday to HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd).   BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES jazz band  made sure we enjoyed the start of our holiday here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  Trombonist &vocalist BOB’s phone was temporarily out of order, so was not sure of who was to be playing, however I actually got it wrong – he did in fact have CHEZ CHESTERMAN on trumpet, with JOHN ELLMER on clarinet & tenor sax, HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, including JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax, DAVE PRICE on banjo &guitar and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE on drums.  I asked if you could all have a quick look here on Friday afternoon and hopefully, I would have been able to confirm these guys would be playing for you, but sorry, I didn’t have time to check it out.  I can tell you we all enjoyed good dancing, good raffle prizes (all who came had a chance of winning Easter Eggs and some booze too).  I also have to apologise for being unable to keep up with how these recent Fridays have been and what tunes were played, but have house renovations taking place and have little spare time. Hopefully I might get back to it all again.

Now, It is with much regret, I have to tell you that Michael & Silvia  Murtagh have lost their own Sunday jazz club they have spent much energy and love running at Welling.  They have been running jazz for far too many years than I can remember.  So Keith and I thank them and, wish them luck in whatever they care to disperse their energies into –  Michael is still editor for the Just Jazz Magazine, which obviously takes a lot of work for them both too.

How about this photo of our beaming ‘Kid’, George Tidiman on trombone, seen here with Ken Simms on trumpet. Taken at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd July 2016 with his own band, George ‘Kid’Tidiman’s All Stars. Photo by Mike Witt.

Also, I expect by now, most of you will have heard of the death of dear Ken Simms, trumpet player.  Ken last played for us here at Farnborough with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars  – as you can see by this photo, on 22nd July 2016.  We are proud to have known Ken -truly a star- for many years. Keith had played with him on many occasions in the past.  Our sympathy goes out to his family.

Continue to enjoy your Easter holiday and see you all next week.

See you Friday’s – be Good.   

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 31st March 2017

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club taken on 29Jan2016. Photo by Mike Witt

This week, we have the return of BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES, who were to have celebrate my birthday last January, but remember, we had to cancel due to icy and snow conditions.  That all seems a long time ago now, but here we are again, glad to welcome them back to FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 31st March 2017 Trombonist &vocalist BOB, has MALCOLME WALTON on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax, DAVE PRICE on banjo &guitar and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE on drums.  I intend to party again with them – of course any ol’ excuse aye!

‘Keep Jazz Live’ with your hosts,

Diane and Keith

TONIGHT IS CANCELLED – SORRY, (13TH JANUARY 2017) ICE & SNOWED OUT!

With so much ‘humming and harring’, we have made a decision that due to the snow we have here in Farnborough (just as the sun came out too- ha), to regretfully cancel tonight’s jazz.  We have already received phone calls from people letting us know the weather is so bad where they are, so they will not be coming.  Although the forecast says we have sun, it is worrying as to the possible icy conditions after 11:00pm and your home-going time.  We haven’t taken this decision lightly (in fact Keith and I will probably go to a pub to celebrate my birthday, as I couldn’t do so yesterday).  However, if anything happened to any of you, our friends, I could not forgive myself.  Let’s make up for it next week – aye!   What a bloomin’ start to the new year! Diane and Keith

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 13th January 2017

 

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 29th January 2016.  Photo by Mike Witt.

I bet you are desperate by now for some jazz to return to FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUBNo?  Oh well, BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES will certainly change all that.  This is the band who makes some fabulous music and I have chosen them to celebrate my birthday (no cards or pressies thanks) on Friday, 13th January 2017 Trombone player BOB, has MAX EMMONS (trumpet & harmonica), with JOHN LEE (reeds), plus HUGH CROZIER (piano &vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass &bass sax), DAVE PRICE (banjo &guitar) and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE (drums).  Let me remind you all, that music starts at 8:00pm and ends at 11:00pm.  Hopefully we are all over the dreaded bugs which seem to have hit almost everyone during the break.  So now we can party again with plenty of dancing and to enjoy our bar, served by Ian, Kath and Barb.

‘Live’ jazz – nothing quite like it, so come and enjoy yourselves with

Diane and Keith

 

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 2nd December 2016

Bob Dwyer, trombonist & leader of 'Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces' at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th January 2015

Bob Dwyer, trombonist & leader of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ at Farnborough Jazz Club taken on 30th January 2015

BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES is going to be the seven piece band for Friday, 2nd December 2016 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. So if you are up for a lovely evening, don’t miss it.  Trombone player BOB, will have CHEZ CHESTERMAN (trumpet), JOHN LEE (reeds), HUGH CROZIER (piano &vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass &bass sax), DAVE PRICE (banjo&guitar) and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE (drums).  Music starts at 8:00pm and ends at 11:00pm, with plenty of dancing in-between.

‘Live’ music presented by your hosts,

Diane and Keith

P.S.  Please let us know if you wish to attend our Christmas Party on 23rd December 2016.  We have the PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND to entertain us.  £15 entrance.  We plan on fancy dress (your own choice and obviously optional), plus brolly parade.  Extra raffle prizes too.  You can bring your own food and candelabras and of course, you will enjoy yourselves and that is an order!

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, 9th September 2016

BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES (a seven piece band) is one of our favourites, will be back at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB tonight, Friday, 9th September 2016 Trombone player BOB, will have with him young ALLEN BEECHEY on trumpet, and special guest PETE CURTIS will be on reeds, HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax, DAVE PRICE on banjo &guitar and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE on drums.  That line-up should be super, so get your glad-rags on and come on down to happy Farnborough.  See you all tonight.

Diane and Keith