Another year, another Jazz Supper at Gussage All Saints, and another of our annual debates over the number of times that we've played one of our favourite annual gigs! The general consensus was 'over twenty years', which meant that the early visits here were by a band staffed by the likes of Jim Holmes, Bob Kefford, Pete Winter-Hart, Mike Betts ... possibly even as far back as Alan Potterne! Only Mike Denham has covered them all, of course, though some of us have been with the band long enough to remember the very high and very shallow 'stage' (thankfully long since removed) which used to challenge our climbing ability (and agility), not to mention our head for heights. Precarious was an understatement!
Two things haven't changed, however - the very enthusiastic welcome from a large audience (always filling the hall to bursting point) and the exceptional 'fine dining experience' provided by the talented and hard-working kitchen team! Not only are the local butcher's sausages the finest we've ever tasted, but the vast choice of desserts on offer never fails to challenge our individual decision-making ... and there are usually 'seconds' to tempt us hungry jazzers! We really are most grateful to be invited back year after year to this most enjoyable event - long may it continue!