Gigs


Previous Gigs

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022
GUESTING WITH THE ‘SALTY TOWN SIX’

A very fine band! George ‘Kid’ Tiddiman (trombone) Evan Jones (clarinet/reeds) Ollie Benson (guitar/banjo) Del Pring (bass) and Alan Clarke (drums). We’re playing from around 6pm at INGATESTONE HALL, Hall Lane, Ingatestone, CM4 9NR and joining us later on will be the wonderful JIVE ACES (Check them out on Youtube!). For bookings please call:01277 353010!

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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
ALAN BARNES STARS AT THE SANDS!

On Thursday June 30th our guest star is Britain’s national jazz treasure ALAN BARNES. Alan has received so many British Jazz Awards (more than twenty so far!) as best saxophonist, clarinettist and composer that he says ‘I’ve lost count!’ – but adds that that he also won the BBC ‘Best Instrumentalist’ (2001/6) as well as […]

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Saturday, May 28th, 2022
‘ROCKING IN RHTHM’ AT HAILSHAM PAVILION!

It’s been so long! And it’ll be good to be back with our old friend PAUL JONES (star of the Manfreds and long-time Blues Band) and the second concert this year for DIGBY FAIRWEATHER’S poll-winning HALF DOZEN after Covid (and twenty six years on the road!) ! Julian Marc Stringle (reeds) Chris Gower (trombone) Craig […]

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Thursday, May 26th, 2022
‘THAT TODDLIN’ TOWN……’ A CELEBRATION OF EDDIE CONDON AND CHICAGO-STYLE JAZZ AT SANDS BY THE SEA!

This month we feature DIGBY’S ALL-STAR DIXIELANDERS in a tribute to the music of the legendary four-string guitarist/bandleader-spokesman and Chicago-style jazz legend EDDIE CONDON – whose cure for a hangover was ‘take the juice of two quarts of whisky!’ Featured – paying tribute to Eddie and his incomparable ‘mob’ including Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Wild […]

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
THE HALF DOZEN COMES BACK TO THE CONCORDE CLUB – AFTER MUCH TOO LONG!

Hallelujah! After two or more years of the C19 Blues (which took everyone’s gigs away!) our dear friend Cole Matthieson has invited us back to his beautiful Concorde Club – one of our very favourite venues. It’ll be so good to see Cole – and all of you! – again and the full all-star team […]

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
ROCKIN’ AT RICHMOND!

After my brief flirtation with Royalty (story on request!!) I’m absolutely delighted to have been re-invited over to RICHMOND RHYTHM CLUB to see Joe Pagetti and all my pals; swap yarns about the jazz world – and maybe play a couple of tunes too with my good friend Nigel Fox on piano. (I might be […]

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022
GRAND OPENING NIGHT OF ‘JAZZ AT THE SANDS’!

I’m thrilled to announce that – with Southend’s greatest entrepreneur Philip Miller – I’ll be opening our new nightclub ‘JAZZ AT THE SANDS’ which will happen on the last Thursday of every month! Our visiting guests for Opening Night include JULIAN MARC STRINGLE (clarinet, saxophones and vocal) and DOMINIC ASHWORTH (guitar and vocal) – the […]

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Monday, April 18th, 2022
BACK TO THE SPICE OF LIFE!

On EASTER MONDAY, April 18th, I’m delighted to be back playing at London’s longtime centre for Dixieland and Swing, THE SPICE OF LIFE, 6 Moor Street, London W1D 5NA. The music starts at 12.30 and I’m hoping that JACK HONEYBOURNE (piano) and RICHARD PITE (drums) will be on hand along with a mystery front-line partner! […]

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
FOR DANCERS ONLY

-and listeners too if you like! Tonight my favourite dancer Nicola Wood will be hosting her Swing Dance night at the NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB, 20 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DU. The music starts around 8.30 so do come along in good time decked out in your best WW2 gear. We’ll be jumpin’ jivin’ lindy-hoppin’ […]

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Sunday, March 6th, 2022
JOINING THE ALL-STARS AT FRINTON JAZZ CLUB!

Today I’ll be playing with my great pal George Double’s Trio and the (monster!) saxophone section of DEREK NASH and ALAN BARNES! The gig starts at 1.30 at Frinton’s Lawn Tennis Club, 36 Holland Road, Frinton CO13 9ES. Can’t wait to see you!

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