Monthly Archives: August 2017

Farnborough Jazz Club, Friday, 1st September 2017


It’s FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB here and have we certainly got a treat in store for you this week!  Keith has put an excellent band together to excite the pants off you all.  Don’t worry, we won’t let you lose your pants.  But you are sure to enjoy every moment of the evening – this FRIDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017.  The name is FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB’S ALL STARS and it’s a first appearance.  We intend for you to really enjoy the evening and bring you some favourite numbers.  The members of this band are DENNY ILETT on trumpet, BOB DWYER on trombone, JOHN LEE on clarinet & saxes, TIM HUSKISSON on piano, JOHN STEWART on banjo & guitar, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and of course KEITH GRANT on drums (& a wee song from me too – Diane).  See, they are all mates, all guys you know and love, but put together as one.  Join us for 8:00pm start for some dancing and good brilliant listening.  Hey, come and tell me afterwards, that you didn’t like them – huh, you won’t be able to, will you!  Ha.

Fabulous ‘live’ jazz at its best.

Your hosts

Diane & Keith

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 29Jan2016.

Denny Islett (trumpet) with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.













Here’s Tim Huskisson on piano and Murray Salmon on double bass, with Jacki Free’s Chicagoans at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Lee plays tenor sax for Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band (behind are Jim Douglas, Laurie and Pete Skivington) at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.


Smiley John Stewart on Banjo with Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club on 8th April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Roger Curphey plays double bass with Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club on 8th April 2016. (just showing John Stewart on banjo. Photo by Mike Witt.

Keith Grant has sit-in on drums with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 17th October 2014. Photo by Mike Witt

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 25th August 2017

The GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND is our band for tonight at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Friday, 25th August 2017.  Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) will have (both guesting) ALLEN BEECHEY on trumpet, SARAH SPENCER on Tenor sax.  Also ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums & vocals.  New Orleans jazz played for your entertainment and you can be sure at it’s best.  The last time Sarah was here at Farnborough, was back in September 2014 and what a wonderfully exciting performance she gave us.  Of course I must mention talented Allen is often here with the Martin Brothers, but was last here with Bob Dwyer 9th September 2016 and gave us a fantastic blow!   So make your way to our little club and bring your dancing shoes with you.  We’ll have some fun.

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith

Mardi Gras Jazzband, Friday, 18th August 2017

Leigh Henson (trumpet) and Rob Pearce (tombone) with Mardi Gras JazzBand play    at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on         19th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Well, here we go again, another Friday (being 18th August 2017) and as usual, it is bound to be full of fun and great music, because we have the great ’MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND’ back again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Band leader & trombonist ROB PEARCE, has booked the following super musicians to join him, vocalist LEIGH HENSON on trumpet, JOHN ELLMER on (usually lots of) reeds, JAMIE PARSONS on piano, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and not forgetting PAUL BAKER on drums.  Our lovely girls – Cath and Barb – will be behind the bar, serving you with a smile.  So come and join us – music will start at 8:00pm, ending at 11:00pm as usual.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 11th August 2017

Band leader Barry Palser, playing trombone with his own band, the ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

It’s always our pleasure to announce that BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX will be here again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent. Trombonist BARRY, also a great vocalist, has booked in ALLANLORD ARSENAL’ BRADLEY (trumpeter &vocals), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), TONY PITT (banjo &guitar), ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  They are back this Friday, 11th August 2017 It will be Keith’s birthday too (well, actually on Saturday, but then he always celebrates for much more than one day), so please come and join us and have some fun too..

Your hosts

Diane and Keith

Mo Farah, Gold Medal for 10,000metes IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPs RACE, 2017


Mo Farah wins 10Kmeters Gold                                         at London’s 2017 IAAF Championships

Oh wow, COME ON MO FARAH – WONDERFUL.  Mo, you have just made me cry with happy emotion.  You are fabulous and I salute you.  What a wonderful achievement winning the Gold Medal for 10,000m race at IAAF World Championships at ‘YOUR’ London Stadium.  I can’t wait to see it – no haven’t seen it yet, but look forward to seeing you – tissues to the ready. 

Good luck tonight Mo – and Usain Bolt.

Diane & Keith

Just two of your millions – no billions of fans.

Update:  Our huge wishes to Usain Bolt – a great sportsman – sorry you didn’t achieve the gold again, but brilliant to still go out on a high.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 4th August 2017

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. LtoR) just hidden-John Sirett (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (cl), Denny Ilett (trmp), Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trmb), ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

Hey, I expect you were all wondering what happened to last week’s newsletter for our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  Nothing serious, just extremely busy (sorry Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band).  This Friday, 4th August 2017 brings us that ever-young ‘Kid’ GEORGE TIDIMAN on trombone.  Yes, he’s back again to play for us with his ‘All Stars’, namely DENNY ILETT on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo & vocals, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  These musicians really are Stars, playing such great numbers and will definitely encourage a ton of happiness in our little club.  All are welcome.   

So see you – ontime for an 8:00pm start – you won’t want to miss anything, I can assure you.

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith