Monthly Archives: March 2022

Jolly Good Timers – 20th March 2022

Hey – what a great time this jolly lot gave us.  First time they performed – although not strictly so.  This band is a six-piece derived from the seventeen-piece fun musicians  ‘Force Ten Big Band; who play such favourite songs.  I shall be adding more to this.

Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band – 6th March 2022

Phoenix have been with us for what seems a lifetime – a band begun by a friend of Keith’s – Robin Coombs (clarinet).  He was taken extremely ill a few years ago, whilst in Dubai (I think) and flown home as it happens to Biggin Hill Airport.  He got better – and continued playing for a time, Then decided to retire to Devon /Cornwall and handed the band to Allan Clarke (drummer).  He made a lovely job of it too – great drummer (teaches too, I believe he still does).

I shall return to add more later.