Monthly Archives: September 2022

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Sunday 2nd October 2022

Our Golden Boys are back again and to celebrate a very special day, a 90th birthday! With the family of this rather special person, we are making the day a special surprise party, no talking between yourselves please, just in case he over-hears about it – it’s Ken from Brighton, who doesn’t have a computer, a laptop, or Facebook, or such! A 90th is special, but he doesn’t seem to think anything of it. He drives for miles from Brighton for his jazz wherever it maybe, as if it is just a couple of miles up the road! So many of you know him. Ken enjoys so many bands, but he has a particular special memory with this band – so I know he will enjoy them very much.

Kevin Scott – Band Leader of Golden Eagle Jazz Band – Tenor Banjo/singer

Our Golden boys are:

Band leader, Kevin Scott – tenor b/anjosinger,


ALAN CRESSWELLreeds/singer

Roy Stokes – trombone

Chris Thompson – double bass and

MALC MURPHEY – drums and another singer too

So please join us if you can and make it a fantastic day for Ken (and of course, us too).

Diane and Keith

(So sorry to be way behind with photos – I hope to catch up with my tail one day – the problem was due a lot to Virgin Media – and a perished cable).

70 years celebrating a long & beautiful reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II

1952 – 2022 HM Queen Elizabeth II

A photo from Harpers Bazar I chose as showing HM Queen Elizabeth II with that genuine warmth and beautiful smile – may we remember always.

2022 photo from Daily Mail of Queen Elizabeth II. Showing her wonderfully open smile, we will all surely miss.



We are intending to go ahead as planned this Sunday 18th September. We will make it a double 70th celebration.  Now, it is also a celebration in respect of 70years of The Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Even if you are not particularly a Royalist, I’m sure you have felt the same about Her Majesty, the need to thank Her for the way She made us all feel She was family, the fun and happiness She gave us all.  Although the Queen was a great age, it was so unexpected and so it was such a shock.  Show me anyone who worked up to two days before her death at the age of 96years.  I can now think about all of that and ready celebrate – come and join us and smile and celebrate too.      Diane 

70years celebrating running Farnborough Jazz

FREE – 18 September 2022

‘DOOLALLY TAP’ will play at

Farnborough Jazz’  70 YEARS CELEBATION

We are celebrating bringing 70years of top-class Jazz to our wonderful Farnborough Village from all over the World we’ve brought bands to Farnborough, from America (incl. New Orleans), Australia, Hungary, Sweden, Holland and Germany, performing at The George & Dragon, The Change of Horses, The Woodman, The Village Hall, The Sports Club, The Social Club and Ye Olde Whyte Lyon at Lock’s Bottom.

We will be presenting an afternoon of happy Jazz, performed by ‘DOOLALLY TAP’ Sunday, 18th September 2022 from 2:00pm till 5:00pm, with an exhibition and Sale of Jazz Art by Keith Grant and presented by Diane.

Admission is FREE! So come along and celebrate this unique occasion with us at the Farnborough Social Club.

‘Doolally Tap’ 18th September 2022 (2-5pm)

As a little girl, even in latter times my sister confirms, I would be known to actually say ‘doodally’ – people even knew me as ‘doolally’. Keith must be ‘doolally‘ to have raced motor cars at an average 200mph, among other crazy things. So, I know we shall get on well with this lot and it is obvious they will fit in with us too! The band is ‘DOOLALLY TAP’

Their Line-up is:

David Lalljee – trombone

Titch Walker – trumpet

David Bitelli   – clarinet

Sean Moyses – banjo

Mick Scriven  – bass saxophone

Performing a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and beautiful 1920s melodies, Doolally Tap’s infectious energy and style continue to win them fans wherever they play. Led by ace trombonist David Lalljee, their exuberant, brassy live performances recreate the original frolicsome fun and energy of the prohibition era in true New Orleans style. Not to be missed!

Sean Moyses (The Banjo Man) is playing as guest star.  I watched ‘Mapleleaf Rag’ on-line – brilliant!

You just have to listen and watch his fingers yourself and you’ll be blown away, there is no need to ‘sell him’ to you, he’ll do that for himself.

I wish to add this photo – showing when Nick played with ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ on Friday evening, 30th January 2015, at Farnborough Jazz (Football Club):

Nick Singer (banjo) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th January 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

I wrote the following about that week:

“Nick came forward to sing ‘Tishomingo Blues’.  Nick has a wonderful (dare I say gravel) voice so suited to the trad world, don’t ever stop singing Nick”.

I’m sure wherever ‘we go’ Nick, if you are able to utter sounds like you were able to do in this world, you will be singing at the top of your ‘voice’ entertaining who-ever you joined, Nick.

Newsletter of Sunday 4sep2022

The ‘Bits and Pieces’ guys were all there, who we advertised, apart from Murray Salmon (double bass) sorry Murray, not sure why the change, but we had Roger Curphey on double bass instead, (Roger is a great player too). I made a note of a couple of numbers in the last section this time.

‘Clarinet Marmalade’ (written by Larry Shields & Henry Ragas of ‘Original Dixieland Jass Band’) in 1918.

‘Midnight and the Stars and You’ (written by James Cambell, Harry M Wright and Reginald Connelly) in 1934.

I am sorry but have just heard reports The Queen is ill and family has been called for – not good, so will publish quickly. Then work quickly on other advert almost finish.

I must think ‘possitive’ though.

My message to All Bands – 7sep2022

I do have to pull on memory to write about the pleasure each band gives us, not because of how fantastic or perhaps average they might have been (None are Bad!!!).  Each one depends on whether I have time straight after a Sunday, or maybe days later, or even should I return weeks later, as I will have to do sometimes.  So, my apologies to each band, just in case my tribute isn’t up to your individual liking.  Di xx

Bob Dwyer’s Bits & Pieces, Sunday 4Sept2022 (2pm-5pm)

Bob and his band – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent. Taken 10 July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt

Band leader, Bob Dwyer is a lovely jazz singer and trombone player. He is again gathering his Band together to play here at the Farnborough Jazz, the Social Club on Sunday, 4th September 2022. The ‘Bits and Pieces’ are namely Malcolm Walton (trumpet), Pauline Jackson (clarinet), Graham Collicott (drums), Chris Newman (piano) and Murray Salmon (double bass).


Malcolm Walton with Bob Dwyer’s Bix Pieces

at Tunbridge Wells Jazz Club Feb 2018 photo-Pete Curtis

Note: Malcolm Published a book called “Ask For ‘Blues’ “- ask him about it. 


Graham Collicott plays drums with   Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at
Farnborough Jazz Club on 29th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Paula Jackson (clarinet) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces Sunday 19jun2022 at Farnborough Jazz, Kent. Photo by Alan Walker.

Jackie Free’s Chicagoans play for Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Murray Salmon (double bass) with Jackie (trombone) Photo by Mike Witt.


Chris Newman plays at Farnborough JC seen here with John Bayne (b.sax) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces 10Jul2015. (Chris is on Committee of Gosport Jazz Club). Photo by Mike Witt.                                                                   Love to see – remember John 

Bob has been bringing us entertainment from many top-quality musicians for absolute years now and has never disappointed us. These guys and gals are included – they are all great friends, so please try to support them at our now newish venue. The more of you who come, the more our atmosphere will flourish, so everyone benefits.  I love how music makes us feel good and these musicians keep us all young. My hair is bottle-fed I know, but I feel young inside when I can feel ‘live’ music. Please join us – you know I’m right.

From Diane and Keith Grant