April 2019 Concerts

28 April 2019 – No concert

Ron Hill's Swing Kings

21  April 2019 – Ron Hill’s Swing Kings:  The band has Ron Hills on trombone (leader), Tony Pipkin on trumpet and flugelhorn, Nick Wiltshire on piano, Terry Roberts on reeds, Roy Dutton on drums and Roger Heath on bass.  A selection of the numbers included “I’ll be Your Friend with Pleasure”, “One Morning in May”, “Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”, “Take the A Train”, “Corner Pocket” and “I Think You’re Wonderful”.  It was good to see this band again and hopefully it won’t be too long before they give as a return visit.

Kevin Grenfell & Richard Leach's Slide by Slide

14 April 2019 – Kevin Grenfell & Richard Leach’s Slide by Slide:  It was good to see Kevin Grenfell back to his usual cheeky and cheerful self.  The band consisted of Kevin Grenfell and Richard Leach on trombones, Simon Smith on double bass, Richard Hughes on piano and Graham Smith on drums.  Some of the numbers were:  “Back Home Again in Indiana”, “Mean to Me”, “There’ll Never be Another You”, “Mood Indigo” and “My Little Suede Shoes” (which featured a trombone duet.  In the second half we had “St James Infirmary Blues” – a favourite of mine – “Sway and “In a Persian Market” to list but a few. All these and interspersed with jokes and laughter.

Debut of S & G Band

7 April 2019 – S & G Band:  This was the debut performance of this band with the S standing for Sheila Fawkes and the G standing for George Huxley (on reeds). On trumpet was Gary Bell, on trombone was Terry McGrath, his son Tim McGrath was on guitar and banjo, Mark Johnson was on double bass and Andy Lowe was on drums.  Some of the numbers were: “Cheek to Cheek”, “I’ll be Seeing You”, “Dans La Rue Entibe”, “I’m a Little Blackbird”, “The Folks that Live on the Hill” and “I’m coming Virginia, My Dixieland Home” along with a stunning rendition of “Petit Fleur” by George. Lovely music by fine musicians.  Look forward to them coming again.