Monthly Archives: August 2018

New Orleans Jazz Bandits, 24th August 2018

THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BANDITS will be making their first appearance here on Friday, 24th AUGUST 2018, although most of the band members have appeared here many times before. Some are even old hands – going back to our Badger’s Mount Hotel Jazz Club days – as does Malc, who played with Phil Mason (featured in our club poster).  So, now to fill you in with the band member’s.  Well, to start with, we have ALLEN BEECHEY on trumpet, RON RUMBOL on clarinet &alto sax and JOHN FINCH on trombone, with the engine boys being MALC MURPHEY on drums, PETER BROOKS on double bass and PAUL SEELEY on banjo.  They are sure to give you a super evening’s entertainment, so dont miss out.  They fare from all over the countryEssex, Bracknell, Surrey, Berkshire, Cheshire and Chelsea … yes, one of those bands that are mad … nice though, that they wish to come to our Farnborough Jazz Club here in Kent. 

Dont forget, THIS August Bank Holiday weekend, brings you our ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’ Sunday gig at Ye Old Whyte Lyon Pub (in Locks Bottom, BR6 7BA) to you.  It is a special one, with our playing time being 2-4pm (Not our usual 3-6pm).  Note:  last order  for lunch is at 2pm.  Then, a 4,or4.30pm bar-b-que and then the popular rock band ‘Kristian Baker Band’ will be playing in the lovely pub garden for you at 4.30pm – till late.

Diane and Keith, your hosts

Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang, Friday 17th August 2018

So Sorry, Life is so hectic – photos to follow (hopefully perhaps this afternoon!!!!!!)

MIKE BARRY’S UPTOWN GANG will be playing for you tonight, Friday, 17th August 2018, here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Last time Mike’s ‘Uptown’ band was here, he had fallen, and his injuries had meant he was unable to play, but he is back tonight.  Band leader, MIKE will be joined by GOFF DUBBER on reeds, ‘WHISPERING’ MIKE HOLT on trombone & vocals, JOHN SMITH on banjo & guitar, ROGER CURPHY on double bass and GRAHAM COLLICOTT on drums.  Also, their last appearance (in March 2018), I was apologising to you all about cancelling the previous week, having only had to do so twice in nearly 30years (and always due to extreme bad weather – being snowed out of the club!).  So quite weird that we have had the hottest (probably the longest) summer ever recorded too aye!  It was nice to see a decent crowd here last week, so please see if you can come again tonight.  By the way, we are offering free entry for 25year-olds and under for a limited period (please bring proof of age, so you don’t make it difficult for me, thanks ).  I promise you wont have to kiss me!

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

Farnborough Jazz Club, Friday, 10th August 2018

Hey it’s the Mardi Gras JazzBand with band leader Rob Pearce (trombone), Leigh Henson (trumpe/vocalst), John Ellmer (reeds&things), Marc Easener (bass /sousaphone), John Stewart (banjo/guitar) and Paul Baker (drums). at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Rob Pearce seen here with his own band – Mardi Gras at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday 24th June 2016. Photo by Peter Marr.

Another Friday is fast approaching (FRIDAY, 10th AUGUST 2018) and you are wanting to know who we have booked for you at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, yes?  Great news, it’s the marvellous ‘MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND’.  Keith and I love them, because they are always full of fun (well they’re not called the Mardi Gras for nothing).  They play a mixture of jazz for all preferences.  I said last time, band leader (trombonist) ROB PEARCE, is a frequent visitor of New Orleans, really ‘living’ his jazz.  Rob again, is joined by LEIGH HENSON (trumpet), plus JOHN ELLMER (reeds by the dozen), JOHN STEWART (banjo & guitar), STEVE SMITH (bass) and PAUL BAKER (drums).  Come on over to Farnborough Village.  We are in the Sports Club and will be enjoying ourselves with a pint, or two (etc) of Shepherd Neame’s brew.  We have a great atmosphere here, have a free carpark.  So, don’t be shy, come and listen and for still only £10, see how we keep young here.

UNDER 25YR OLDS –  IN FOR FREE  limited period!

Diane and Keith


Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band, Friday 3rd August 2018

(Photos to follow) 

The PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND is to be our band for you tonight (Friday, 3rd August 2018) here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Robin Coombs was their original band leader, but he had a life-threatening illness a few years ago, which although has recovered from, actually made him decide to retire.  Robin has been a close friend of Keith’s since their teenage years.  Drummer, Allan Clarke carried on running the band without Robin, in the hope he would return, but when Robin decided to stop, they continued on.  So that is with musicians PAUL HIGGS (iridescent trumpet), CHARLES SHERWOOD (clarinet), BILL TODD (trombone/voc), ALLAN CLARKE (drums), ROGER CURPHEY (double bass) and pianist ALAN BERRY, Alan was for many years with that jazz programme ‘The Jazz Club’ on BBC Radio, (now Radio 2).  They make a super line-up and have enjoyed continued success ever since.  It’s another lovely warm sunny day today, which I think will bring us a gorgeous evening, once again.  So lets see you all again for another week of jazz ….

Your hosts – Diane and Keith.