February 2019 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

6 February 2019 – Henry & Minnie’s Old-Style (Rubber) Band – Sarah Spencer & Graham Collicott

Ron Norman: “Very good and enjoyable despite lacking the banjo.  A good night’s entertainment.”
Tony Baily: “Excellent Players.  So nice to see Andy Dickens, the South’s number one trumpet player.  Sarah’s saxophone playing driven on by Graham Collicott’s drumming.”
Roger & Lesley: “A very good evening with lots of different tunes.  Great playing – lots of energy and humour.”
Maureen & John Carter: “In the absence of a banjo player, a very enjoyable evening was had, mainly consisting of a long duet between Andy (Dickens) on trumpet and Sarah (Spencer) on tenor saxophone, playing a range of New Orleans music, backed by superb bass and drums.  Brilliant.”
John & Pauline Bush: “Great band despite the missing banjo player.  Super evening.”

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20 February 2019 – Tony Waller’s ‘Prohibition Jazz

Pauline & John Bush: “A wonderful evening of jazz executed by top musicians – very professional presentation – more please.”
Maureen & John Carter: “A new band to us.  Very smart and professional group of very talented musicians playing traditional jazz from the 1920s and 1930s (the prohibition era).  A superb evening of heavily arranged music – wonderful!”
David & Anita, John, Sue & Vic: “Very professional.  Fantastic entertainment.”
Tim & Andrew: “The best new (to Gosport) band for ages!  Can we have them back.  Soon!  Lovely!”
Roger & Lesley: “It can’t get any better than these guys!  Great evening.  Seven versatile & talented musicians giving a variety of styles and obviously enjoying the gig and audience rapport.”
John  Brenda Bugg: “The word ‘prohibition’ doesn’t usually go down well in a rugby clubhouse but Tony Waller (who sadly didn’t bring his brother Fats with him) gave a great selection of vintage tunes that we strive to keep alive.  In fact, you could call them a ‘Band of Hop’.”
Maureen, Veronica & Malcolm: “Great entertainment.  A very professional band.  Seven versatile and accomplished musicians.  Must have them back soon.”

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