Jazz Pilgrims Bands to book and clubs/pubs to visit
Here is a list of bands to book and clubs to visit so scroll down and get the info etc.
The Blue Rhythm Kings
taken in the Croydon area 1990 picture from the Eric Webster collection
Band members: Malcolm Walton tpt/ldr, Brian Hills clt/alto, Edwin 'Boots' Baker tbn, Eric Webster bnj,
Colin Martin piano, Ron Goulding tuba and Geoff Collins drms.
A rather posed picture of th BRK's
L/R : Robin Beames drms, Malcolm Walton crnt/ldr, John Morphew sousa, Kenny Pyrke tmb
Eric Webster bnj and Alan Robinson clt. taken around the 80's/90's.
THE DUMAINE STREET
NEW ORLEANS JAZZBAND
About 15 years ago Ted Smith and I were
working through some chords in my front room in Sydenham
Ted Smith bnj, Chris Marchant drms and George Bridges bass/leader
The Godooner Jazz Band
Band memners: Geoff Rosewell tpt, Bob Kitson clt, Doug Waring tmb, Roy
Neville bnj, Mike Godfrey bass and Derek Hawkes drms
The Godooners. A recallection by Geoff Rowswell.
The date that it all started was around 1955. I had been studying at the
Medway College of Art for a year and found myself in the same
At that time I was living with my parents on the Isle of Sheppey, and
attended one of the local youth clubs at weekends. I took my guitar
During this period I visited Ken Colyer's club in
immediately decided that I was going to play the trumpet like Ken! Bill,
So ,very quickly the Godooner Skiffle group developed into the Godooner
on banjo, Mike on teachest, Len on
PHOTOS TO FOLLOW
or watch the video of them on U-Tube -
click on to the titles below to hear the lads:
Here are the lads on a wonderful portrait by Lyn Horn of the 1066 club of Hastings
when the Gambit Jazzmen were voted the band of the year in 2004
Pete at the San Diego Jazz Festival 2007 with the 'Katie Cavera and Friends'
John Cocuzzi (vibes), Katie Cavera (guitar), Carl Sonny Leyland (piano)
Johnny D’Artenay (string bass), and Pete Lay (drums)
Playing 'Rose Room' click here to watch - great stuff
Resident every Tuesday at the Rose and Crown, East
so click on to the two video titles for the real flavour :
all photos and videos taken at The Rose and Crown 23rd January 2007
The Savoy Jazzmen 1967 - 68
memories from Dave Styles of the Savoy
This photo was taken by a Chatham Observer photographer in the upstairs room of "The Prince Albert" pub,
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, where we ran our one-band club for a few months with guests welcome.
We also played various other venues, those I remember are; The Britannia, Pier Rd., Gillingham, the canteen
at Novadel Ltd., Pier Rd., Gillingham, the Sergeant's Mess at Brompton Barracks and various weddings where
we tried to play waltzes, and other dance requests, another venue where we played and that was "The Crispin
and Crispianus" at Strood Hill, a lovely old grade II listed pub.
Various other musicians augmented the band at times, of whom a young Alan
Robinson [clarinet] and
The members of the band are, from left to right;
The Village Green Stompers
Chris Rowley and John Knock formed the TVGS on the Village Green in Leigh, Kent
for the Queens Silver Jubilee in 1977
L/Right - a wedding in Leigh, Kent.
John Knock tmb, Chris Rowley piano, Tom Brady tpt, Pete Drage sousa
Dudley Hurrell drms, Richard Brennan reeds and Burtie Butler bnj.
outside St Marys Church Leigh 30th April 2006
here are the lads playing - Indiana click here or pic to play
The Stompers entertaining band members:
Jerry Pond sousa , Joy
Townson, Eric Webster bnj's, Dudley
Hurrell drms, John Knock tmb,