April 2023 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

5thHarry Strutters Hot Seven featuring vocalist Marlene Hill

John, Gwyn & Gill: “All our Favourite Tunes, excellent entertainment, a really enjoyable evening.  Loved Marlene’s Hound Dog.”
Tony Baily: “Another great night with Maurice and the boys and of course Marlene.”
Jan, Veronica, & Paul: “Brilliant evening – fantastic musicians.  Lovely to hear Marlene with her fantastic voice.  Really good Jazz.”
Lesley Yvonne & Roger: “Gig Nights are primarily about Jazz, but they are SO much more enjoyable when humour and fun are part of the mix.  A fabulous evening – made wonderful by the voice and style of Marlene Hill.  Great music played by excellent musicians who were obviously enjoying them selves, and so did we.”
Tim  & Andrew: “A really great band and even better when Marlene sings.”
M & J Bevington: “Lovely, especially vocalist Marlene.  A very enjoyable evening.”
Maureen and John Carter: “Another band very popular with GJC led by Maurice Dennis , playing the whole range of 1920s – 1940s traditional jazz numbers.  With the fine singing of Marlene Hill.  An excellent evenings entertainment.”

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19th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band

John & Brenda Bugg & Jean Petty: “For a band sponsored by Marstons Brewery, the rhythm section is extremely tight, in oddly, a non-alcoholic way.  Front line is also tightly interwoven.  They can play anything and did from Prokofiev to (Wilbur de) Paris.  Andy Chislett, initials ‘AC’, is positively ‘electric’.”
Maureen & John Carter: “A return for the Pedigree Jazz Band and a return to their more usual line-up.  What a band!  The best we have had for some time and what a range of music.  From Rossini to Barber and Bilk via Herb Alpert to Blueberry Hill.”
Robert & Brenda Davenport: “Great band. Bring them back again.  Particularly liked the very exciting, talented, trumpet playing of Andy Chislett.”
Gill Richard & John: “An exceptionally good evening’s entertainment.  Lots of old favourite which go back to the British trad era.  A very polished band with excellent narratives from Chris.  We didn’t want it to end.”
Barbara Bell & Norman March: “As two fans, we thought they were FANTASTIC.”

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