March 2018 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

7 March – Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts – Nat Gonella’s birthday commemoration gig

New members John Boulton & Cecily Hughes: “Great mix of talent – lots of experience. Good to see John Maddocks again.  Band of all-stars, not just ’allsorts’.  Bring it on!”
Guests Tina Reidy, Pat Bromley & Christine Wilson: “Excellent Nat Gonella evening.  Worth travelling from Bournemouth.”
Maureen & John Carter: “What a superb band!  Six top notch musicians playing everything from ChinaTown to I’m In The Market For You plus Nat’s trumpet & a glass of Prosecco.  What’s not to like?”
Judy Emm, David Fisher & Alvis Phillips: “Superb individual musicians combining to make a great evening.  More please.”
Diana & David Nutting: “Great group of musicians.  Very entertaining evening.”
Malcolm & Maureen Swire and Veronica Walker: “Great band – very smart with their liquorice ‘allsorts’  ties.   Six superb musicians with a varied and enjoyable repertoire and good humour.  Please book ‘em again!”

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21 March – Mike Denham’s Sunset Café Stompers

Mark Willis, Julia Hubery & Marie Willis: “Loved the way the whole band played with such energy and especially loved the slide, clarinet and vocals – terrific.”
Pauline & John Bush: “A great evening of jazz with wonderful musicians and banter.”
John & Brenda Bugg: “Nice selection of some old Chicago and ‘territory’ band tunes – old but new to us!  Three cheers for Hamish – Bessie Smith better watch out!”
Barry Prosser: “Fab-u-luss!  Thoroughly entertaining evening.”
Maureen & Malcolm Swire and Veronica Walker: “Great 7-piece band plus superb vocals from Hamish.  What not to like very much especially with John Maddocks guesting.  Great evening’s entertainment.”
Maureen & John Carter: “A super performance from this very popular band from Dorset, ably led by Mike Denham on piano.  With excellent performances by John Maddocks depping on clarinet and tenor plus the wonderful blues vocals of Hamish Maxwell from Bridport.”
John & Lynn Wallis: “Great to have a seven-piece back and Hamish was brilliant.”

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28 March – Doc Houlind’s Revival All Stars from Copenhagen – first time at Gosport Jazz Club

Diana & Brian Nutting: “Good musicians – brilliant clarinetist.  Good selection of music.”
Pauline & John Bush: “Fantastic evening.  Clarinetist especially entertaining.”
Maureen & John Carter: “All the way from Denmark, this band played all the popular trad jazz classics.  The stand-out players for me were Jesper on clarinet, Brian on bass and Lijs on piano.”
Ron Norman: “Great band, especially the clarinetist.  Good variety of sound and variety of tunes.”
Tony Baily: “A super 7-piece band with great energy.  Looking forward to your next visit.”
Trish, Barry, Yvonne & Bill: “Very lively band playing great music.  Please come again.”
Jan Almond: “Excellent band.  Entertaining – especially the clarinetist.  Wonderful sound.”

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