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Back at the seaside ...

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! Evenings here always seem to run like clockwork, with Kim and his hard-working committee effortlessly demonstrating how to run a successful jazz club, and it's always a great pleasure to return - not least for the pleasure of playing for the Club's retinue of youthful and energetic dancers, and also for its enthusiastic, welcoming and knowledgeable audience. As usual, the dancers were strutting their stuff right from the first

By Royal Command (sort of!) ...

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! Raymond Wood and his hard-working team always manage to drum up an enthusiastic full house, and once again they raised an impressive sum for their chosen charity - nearly £1000. By way of a bonus, the band members are always offered a very tasteful and elegant selection of sandwiches and cakes, as well as copious supplies of tea and coffee - all in all, a marriage made in Heaven ... Being such an illustrious and distinguished p

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