Lord Napier Hotshots -Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday 26th February 2016. (LtoR) Bill Traxler (drums) Pat Glover (clarinet), Mike Jackson, (trumpet), Lynn Saunders (banjo) and of course Mike Duckworth (trombone – luv his yellow&black striped socks). Photo by Mike Witt.
The ‘LORD NAPIER HOT SHOTS’ are playing here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB tonight,
Mick Scriven plays his Ned Steinberger electric upright 5 string bass, seen here at Farnborough Jazz Club, playing with Lord Napier Hotshots – 29th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt
Friday 12th October 2018. MIKE JACKSON will be on trumpet, with PAT GLOVER on clarinet, MIKE DUCKWORTH on trombone, LYNN SAUNDERS on banjo, BILL TRAXLER on drums and PETE CLANCY on double bass. It is such a shame that famous old jazz pub, The Lord Napier in Thornton Heath, was demolished last year, but it seems it may possibly be re-developed and return as a pub. However, that is likely to be a long way off. I remember Keith playing drums in Jeff Hatton’s ‘Manhatton Jazz Band’ (Pat & Lynn too), who, during the ‘80’s and 90’s, would play there whenever Bill Brunskill’s band would go on tour. Bill held a residency from 1968 until the late nineties, which, according to The Thornton Heath Chronicle, was immortalised in a Thames Television documentary “Whatever Happened To Bill Brunskill”. As the Chronicle said, the jazz heyday was during the seventies and eighties. I can remember Publican Vic making the pub famous for jazz in the 60’s – The Delta Jazz Band and Mike Daniels Big Band playing there as far back as 50’s. Publican Bob tried so hard to keep the jazz going till the end. Meanwhile, why not come and give this band some support. They are a happy bunch of guys and it will be another lovely jazz night. See you for an 8:00pm start ………
joining Diane and Keith – your hosts.
Royal Couple Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – 12th October 2018
I cannot close without passing on warm wishes and congratulations to The beautiful Royal couple, Princes Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day. I took time out to watch most of it (hope to see a re-run too) and would like to say how absolutely beautiful and elegant Princess Eugenie looked – her dress was gorgeous. May I, on behalf of Farnborough Jazz Club, wish them a happy life together always.