14 Nov 2019

It seems a lifetime ago that we posted a Blog about our (very occasional!) cake-fuelled band rehearsals ... it still amazes us that some of our audiences seem to think we rehearse regularly - indeed, frequently! But such are the demands of golf commitments for certain...

9 Nov 2019

Only a day later than our previous Blog, proudly boasting of our sixth annual visit to East Burton, we found ourselves back in Gussage All Saints - in deepest Dorset -  to play for the jolly villagers at their yearly Jazz Supper, a splendid event involving a lavish sau...

8 Nov 2019

It transpired that this was our sixth annual visit to this venue - oh dear, how the years fly by!  A major advantage, of course, in returning here each year, is that we now spend slightly less time trying to locate the venue via multiple circuits of sundry level crossi...

20 Oct 2019

Given the advanced age of some of the band,  they could be forgiven for thinking it was still Bude Jazz Festival,  for here we were,  back in the plush surroundings of the Falcon Hotel,  a favourite venue of ours - one in which we last played as recently as August!  Ev...

18 Oct 2019

They must really like us at Cheap Street Church in Sherborne,  because they keep inviting us back,  and,  as it's also one of our favourite venues (and indeed the location of our most recent recording),  we are hardly going to turn down any opportunity to play here!  R...

7 Sep 2019

... or where? ... as we initially wondered when we spotted this one on the Gig List!  Some of us thought that Langford Budville must be the name of a legendary Victorian actor, renowned for his roles as a classic villain, prowling around the stage twirling his moustach...

28 Aug 2019

We're often given to speculation on long drives to gigs as to how and why a certain town or area becomes a UK 'Jazz Mecca' when so many other areas remain cultural deserts.  Cornwall is truly remarkable for its vibrant jazz scene and has been for many years, thanks to...

9 Aug 2019

We hadn't played this illustrious and long-standing Club since their venue was changed from the cavernous and rather impersonal  Livestock Market at Harnham, so it was a real pleasure to be invited to play our first session in the club's splendid new HQ in the Michael...

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