Ye Olde Whyte Lyon
Locksbottom, BR6 8NE
Public House – built 1626
Shepherd Neame Brewery
YE OLDE WHYTE LYON IS PRESENTING
LIVE MUSIC FROM
ON SUNDAY, 27th NOVEMBER 2022
(OUR LAST DATE FOR 2O22)
TIM HUSKISSON (piano) JO FOOKS (tenor sax),
ROGER CURPHEY (bass),
KEITH GRANT (drums) DIANE GRANT (vocals)
Enjoy a roast lunch with this relaxing music
(Booking table for food will avoid disappointment – Tel: 01689-852631)
Lunches start from 12noon – last orders would be at 4:00pm
‘4-IN-A-BAR+1’ began playing Smooth Dinner Jazz monthly on Sunday afternoons, back in 2016 at this lovely 17th century pub, YE OLDE WHYTE LYON. We were so successful, publican Tim Manion booked us every last Sunday each month thereafter, but the last couple of years, we had Covid 19 taking over everyone’s lives. We are so thrilled that Publican Tim and Shepherd Neame have taken us back again (since Autumn2021). So, to all those people who enjoyed us, please continue to support us, so Tim and the Brewery are pleased.
YE OLDE WHYTE LYON is situated in Locks Bottom, Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8NE (is on the A21). This delightful Shepherd Neame pub (dated 1626) is next door to Sainsbury’s and The Princess Royal University Hospital. The pub’s parking is limited, but Sainsbury’s car park is just behind the pub. There is now a charge of £2 up till 4pm on Sundays, but refundable in Sainsbury’s for goods (although Sainsbury’s close at 4pm!). Then parking is free till 7:00am Monday morning. Park up, walk to front of Sainsbury’s and over to the far right corner, take slipway on your right, which leads to the pub (just on the right).
ABOUT TIM HUSKISSON
A self-taught pianist from a very young age, Tim was inspired by Jazz that he first heard on 78rpm records.
Taking clarinet lessons from the age of 9 he was playing in local Jazz bands by his late teens. He learned much of the Traditional Jazz repertoire as a member of ‘Dennis Field’s Hot-Jazz’, and received further encouragement from Digby Fairweather who included him in his ‘All-Stars’ on an Essex-Radio sponsored Jazz-Cruise to Sweden in 1981.
Later, as a keyboardist in ‘function’ dance bands in hotels and night-clubs, Tim was often required to play for guest entertainers – including Larry Grayson, Little & Large, Michael Barrymore and Soul singer, George McCrae.
A chance meeting in 1989 led to regular work with entertainer Brian Conley. Tim became his musical director for theatre tours, and summer season shows in Weymouth (1992), Scarborough (1993) and Blackpool (1994). There were TV appearances, shows at the London Palladium and a performance at the Royal Albert Hall when Brian was special guest of the legendary Bob Hope. Tim was offered the position of Deputy M.D. for ‘Jolson – The Musical’ at London’s Victoria Palace, and after turning down an offer to join the Canadian production in Toronto, he toured with comedian Joe Pasquale. From 1998 to 2000, Tim toured Europe as M.D. for the Rocky Horror Show.
Latterly dedicating himself entirely to the music that first inspired him, Tim has established himself as one of the busiest musicians on the Jazz club circuit. Playing Vintage and Modern styles on piano and clarinet, he has worked with Bruce Adams, Steve Waterman, Allan Ganley, Dave Shepherd, Pete Strange, Roy Williams, Betty Smith, Enrico Tomasso, Steve Fishwick, George Melly, ‘Spats’ Langham, Simon Spillett, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins, Eric Delaney, Keith Nichols, Snowboy, Kenny Ball, Alan Skidmore, George Chisholm, John Altman, Cy Laurie,Gordon Campbell, Spike Heatley, with Colin Bowden, etc.