Monthly Archives: November 2019

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 15th November 2019

The GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND are returning to the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 15th November 2019.  Traditional jazz at it best.  KEVIN SCOTT is a happy, cheerful soul and leads the band with strong qualities when playing banjo, singing and generally making us laugh with his humour.  As a result, his band are very loyal to him.  Playing tonight are TONY CARAVIS (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds) with ROY STOKES (trombone & vocals), plus CHRIS THOMPSON (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY (drums & vocals). That’s some great entertainment for just £10.  With a club priced bar and plenty of free off-road parking.  Your hosts are Diane and Keith.

Mike Barry’s Swinging Dixies, 8th November 2019

MIKE BARRY is about to give us all a fabulous treat with the ‘birth’ of his latest band, and he’s calling it ‘MIKE BARRY’S SWINGING DIXIES’. You really shouldn’t miss it – this Friday, 8th November 2019. Band leader and trumpeter MIKE has put together the following swinging musicians, namely reed player, GOFF DUBBER, trombonist & singer MIKE HOLT and pianist GRAHAM BARTON, plus double bassist ANDY LAURENCE and drummer JOHN TYSON.  Together, they will make brilliant music for you to ‘swing’ your hearts away to.  What a fabulous sound they are bound to make.  Mike tells me to look out for a special tune – third song in the second set. It is a tune he doesn’t think bands play today, but was a tune played big time in the ‘swinging’ era.  He also tells me to bring my dancing shoes, so I’m passing that message onto all of you. Come on, get down to the club on Friday, or – as a dear friend used to say to everyone, after a great evening – “boy, did you miss a night”.  So, for £10 entrance, a bit more for use at our club-priced bar and even if you don’t dance, wear some comfortable shoes, so you can tap away all evening to the music.  How’s that for excitement.  Join us, your hosts Diane and Keith. Make it a great success to show Mike, his enthusiastic efforts have been well worthwhile. Phew, did I write that? Di xx

Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent taken 17 August 2018. ‘Whispering Mike’ Holt (trombone), Mike Barry (trumpet) & Goff Dubber (clarinet). Photo by Alan Walker

 

England v South Africa -The Rugby World Cup Final Game – 2nd November 2019 in Japan

UPDATE – I was as disappointed as all of you players, that you didn’t win, but why were you so very down – you won – into the Final!  What an achievement – Please, never think your ‘second place’ medal wasn’t worth having!  I was so disappointed seeing you take your medals off. I know I am nobody, but I was so proud of you.  You must set an example to others – especially young kids.  It is worth being second, third and fourth in the world.  I am screaming, thank you all for putting England somewhere, where we are all proud.  My two sisters were at 1966 World Cup game (and one sister was involved with that team) FABULOUS! 

Hey, this is just a quickie, because I am getting things ready for our jazz club for tonight (1st Nov) – See below for ‘Granties Dixie Six’ newsletter.  We shall be getting up – quite tired, but will soon be worked up with excitement, I’m sure, for this wonderful final (thank goodness, our neighbours are rugby fans too).  We spent this morning, watching Wales and New Zealand play, with a disappointing result, for us, but well done New Zealand.  As for tomorrow’s game, may the best team win – Keith and I will be thinking positive and screaming ‘Come on ENGLAND’ – yeah!