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June 28, 2019

So here I am presenting myself at the Larkrise Alzheimer Day Care Centre as the man to provide an hour's worth of entertainment for these people whose illness has taken them back to childhood. Should it be seen as an illness I ask myself, when it seems in some way to b...

July 12, 2017

Ah, the Barton-on-the-Heath fete! An annual fixture of the last ten years for The Oxford Classic Jazz Band.

It is perhaps one of the smallest village fetes in Christendom, taking place as it does on a tiny triangle of green beneath the benign arms of an ancient oak tree...

January 19, 2017

I've spent quite a lot of the new year working on the mixing and graphics of the New Oxford Classic Jazz CD, which will shortly hit the shelves of music shops all over the world (-;

It is entitled “Put t' kettle on, lad!” and you will be able to buy it for just £10 by c...

December 27, 2016

Xmas 2016

It all went off in a bit of a blur as I was suffering from Seasonal 'Flu. But my diary assures me that I performed half a dozen singalongs, 2 pub gigs, a charity concert and 2 private parties in the week running up to Xmas.

I seem to remember some very jolly WI...

November 28, 2016

Had a rather splendid time at a village hall in Cumnor performing as Willie "The Lion" Smith again as the guest of the Cumnor Historical Society. It's strange how taking on a persona and staying in character can affect the way you play and address the audience. Taking...

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