FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB enjoyed the booking with DAVE RANCE’S ROCKIN’ CHAIR BAND on Friday, 12th June 2015. They looked great, played great and sang great. DAVE RANCE (trumpet&vocs) was joined by DEREK SCOFIELD (sax & clarinet), BRIAN WEBB (trombone), HENRY HARRISON (drums), MIKE BREWERTON (d.bass) and DOUG PARRY (banjo).
They played some wonderful tunes and my first number to mention is ‘Bourbon Street Parade’, a great favourite, sung by Brian, with Dave harmonizing. This number encouraged our Steve to get his umbrellas for the brolly parade, just wonderful.
Brian sang again my next choice – ‘Nobody’s Sweetheart Now’. He sure does have an excellent voice. Oh and what about ‘Whistling Rufus’? Not sure that has been played here before. A lovely old ‘Glen Miller’ favourite of mine came next, being ‘Johnson Rag’, superb playing by Derek on baritone sax – another lovely one to dance to. We joined in singing ‘Ace in the Hole’, then Dave was featured with the next number, with Brian singing ‘That Old Feeling’. We performed our line-dance to the next one, ‘Shimmy-Sha-Wobble’, great fun.
We were then treated to that wonderful ‘act’ by Mike and Henry. The number? You’ve guessed it – ‘Big Noise From Winnetka’ and what a performance, just brilliant. They completed the evening with ‘Lilly of the Valley’, sung by Brian and everyone not only joined in singing, but whilst up on the dance floor too. Such a lovely evening once again. Thanks boys, you didn’t disappoint us. [So sorry no pics of Mike and Doug – these are the only photos that ‘came out’.]
Your hosts, Diane and Keith