February 2018 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

7 February – Andy Woon’s Vintage Hot Five
Nick & Heather Anderson: ”A band specialising in early trad jazz hitting all the right notes and showing great expertise.”
Diana & Brian Nutting: “Good musicians.  Liked the early intro of the band members.”
Malcolm & Maureen Swire: “Music with a difference delivered to enjoy.”
Tony Baily: “Nice swinging five-piece.  Very good banjo player.”
Anon: “Very early jazz – VINTAGE really describes the music tonight.”

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21 February – Harry Strutters Hot Seven plus Marlene Hill

Tony Baily: “As good as ever.  Lovely singer.  All great Players (5 star).”
Maureen & John Carter: “Excellent performance by this popular local band.  The rapport between Tony Carter on reeds and Megs Etherington on trumpet plus valve trombone was particularly appreciated plus the excellent John Bell on drums and singing by Marlene Hill.”
John & Brenda Bugg: “Lovely choice of numbers, one of our top two pianists and the marvellous Marlene – bluesy, breathy, big voiced & beautiful.  Capital E entertainment.”
Jan & Peter Almond: “A very entertaining band. All excellent musicians and a good repertoire of music.”
Julia Hubery, Mark Willis & Marie Willis: “Thoroughly enjoyed all the fun & talent & especially the gorgeous & versatile & diverse voice of Marlene.”
Ann & Richard Wilson and Hugh & Barbara Emsley: “Wonderful band – excellent musicians.  Great singer, amazing piano player.”
Brian & Belinda Maddock and John & Lynn Wallis: “Great music.  Loved the vocalist.”

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