Monthly Archives: July 2018

Sussex Jazz Kings, Friday 27th JULY 2018

Photos to follow!!!!!!!

I seem to be letting this lovely hot weather get to me, I have just remembered I haven’t let you know who is in the band tonight (27th July 2018)! Band leader and trumpet player DAVE STRADWICK is back on form after his severe illness last year, not forgetting his accident last Christmas. What a trouper aye, both he and Lesley are a hard act to beat – so much spunk aye. The band members have stuck by Dave & Lesley and kept things strong too. DAVE will be back on trumpet and of course with him will be BERNARD STUTT on clarinet, IAIN McAUALAY on trombone, PETE LAY on drums, PETER CLANCY on bass and although we all know banjoist PAUL SEALEY (10yrs with Chris Barber’s band), I think it is the first time we have seen him play with Dave’s band here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent).  We have managed to keep the club house cool, keeping the doors and windows open, so ‘wake yourselves up from your armchairs’, come join us and have some fun with ‘SUSSEX JAZZ KINGS’ …… and your hosts
Diane & Keith (the Granties)

Goff Dubber’s Dixieland Express, Friday 20th July 2018


Goff Dubber plays clarinet with Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club on 8th April 2016. (Goff to centre, Mike Barry & Graham Collicotte to left, John Stewart to right.)            Photo by Mike Witt

Barry Palser’s Super Six play at Farnborough JC, Kent 11sep2015. Pete Rudeforth on trumpet, seen here with John Tyson on drums.     Photo by Mike Witt.









GOFF DUBBER’s DIXIELAND EXPRESS – yes, you read correctly.  Band leader and reed player,  GOFF is bringing his lovely musical express train speeding  to our doors to entertain us right royally here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight – Friday, 20th July 2018He will have with him, Chris Barber’s trumpeter, PETE RUDEFORTH, with MIKE HOGH on trombone, plus TIM HUSKISSON on piano., not forgetting PETER MORGAN on double bass and MARTIN GUY on drums.  Oh, what a lovely world, to still be able to entertain you with fabulous music.  We shall have the doors and windows wide open, to combat this hot weather (we have also managed to enjoy some dancing too in previous weeks).  So come and relax, enjoy supping at our Shepherd Neame bar and return home fully aware how wonderful these musicians are.

Join us, your hosts, Diane and Keith (the Grantie

Martin Guy on drums with ‘Jonny Boston’s Hot Jazz’ on tour at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK                        4th March 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Alan Morgan plays double bass as one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (also John Tyson on drums) 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.


Mahogany Hall Stompers, 13th July 2018

Brian Gyles, trumpeter and band leader of Mahogany Hall Stompes with Chris Marchant on drums at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 5th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.


Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 20th May 2015. (LtoR) Colin Graham (trombone), Chris Marchant (drums), Brian Gyles (band leader & trumpeter), ‘Southend Bob’ Albutt (banjo), tony Teale (clarinet) and not in picture – Roger Curphey (double bass) and Tim Huskisson (piano). Photo by Mike Witt.

MAHOGANY HALL STOMPERS will be back with us this Friday 13th July 2018 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Band leader, BRIAN GILES, who plays cornet, has om his band the wonderful TIM HUSKISSON (playing reeds), COLIN GRAHAM (playing trombone),with ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT (playing banjo and singing), CHRIS MARCHANT (playing drums) and ROGER CURPHEY (playing double bass.  These guys will give you some lively, beautiful jazz (from 8:00 till 11pm). Our large car park is free, so don’t stay at home, will you.

After our very disappointing England team’s football demise against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup, many of you will want to put a few pints down you (from our club price Shepherd Neame’s bar, aye.   Music is definitely one way of forgetting your disappointments and so why not come tonight.  It will put you back in a happy mood to get ready to cheer England for a possible chance of the bronze medal against Belgium at 3:00pm on Saturday. 

By the way, congratulations to a wonderful RAF’s 100th anniversary fly-past.  What a magnificent display of precision – well done everyone, we just loved it and made us feel so proud.

‘live music’, as always, hosted by Keith & Diane

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, 6th July 2018


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 . (I had made a funny face at him behind Mike as he took the photo). Photo by Mike Witt.

 The ‘GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ are back here tonight, 6th July 2018 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) to give you all just what you want!  Super Stars, Magical Music, Tuneful Tunes, Fabulous Fun, Exciting Evening-out and what’s more you may even win a prize in our Routine Raffle! 




George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson on clarinet, with Denny Ilett (trumpet) and George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.


Denny Islett plays trumpet with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). 7July2017. Photo by Mike Witt.

Who are these super stars?  Well non-other than our ‘Kid’, GEORGE TIDIMAN, (trombone), DENNY ILETT (you’d be hard-put to find a better trumpeter) and how about clarinettist TIM HUSKISSON, such a talent, (I said last time, he plays piano with our Sunday quartet and I just love him).  Then we come to the boiler-room boys, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo (with his brilliant baritone voice), JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  Such stars, you just mustn’t miss them.  What a coincidence tonight is – because last time they were here, I said how we were in for another bitterly cold spell with the ‘Beast from the East’ due to hits us the very next day.  Then I said how the time before they were here, it had been boiling hot, with the temperature at 28o.  Now what do we have – boiling hot temperatures of 30o.  Oh well, perhaps not too much dancing aye.  But we can still enjoy it – don’t worry boys in the band, I’ll bring the big fan and audience, I’ll have some hand-held ones too.

Your hosts,

The Granties (Diane and Keith

P.S. So sorry, seem to have lost the colouring – will come back at later date to rectify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Finch on drums and ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut on banjo with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett plays double bass with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.