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                           These  tracks  and  photos  are  archive  Jazz   in  the  Kent  and   Sussex
                         venues, in  the  early  60's  to  the  early  90's,  some  of  the  pubs  no       
                        longer   exists ,  and  many  of  the  musicians   are  sadly  no  longer  with  us, so 
                        come  and  enjoy  the  traditional   jazz  that  we  played, heard  and  grew  up  with.

                                                                                                                                                 Burtie  Butler 
                                                                        
                             Continuation of the Invicta Jazz Band with their famed guests   page two

            
         

              The Invicta Jazz Band had many memorable guest artists, starting with Phil Mason in 1983
              then Phil Mason and Pete Allen 1985.  Later in 1985 they had  Humphrey Lyttelton at the
              Whitstable Playhouse Theatre, also at the Playhouse in 1988 they had Cy Laurie with Randy
              Colville - what a stunning night that was.
             

            

             Continuing with the memorable guests, our next celebrity was Pat Halcox at the First and Last,
             Herne on the 3rd November 1985.
                                               Click on to tune titles to re-live the atmosphere and evening

                                                           click the title underneath to play
                                                                                    Snake Rag
                                                                  
great stuff two cornets Pat Halcox and Nigel Pitt
                                                                                             

 
      Old mate of Pat - Bod Bowles, a staunch Barber fan and landlord of the Louis Armstrong Dover Kent          Click on either title to listen         The final number
                  Just a Little While                            All of Me          Basin Street                      Dippermouth Blues
         old friend of Pat's - Bod Bowles landlord of the             Lyn Falvey vocalising on these two numbers               after that great encore the lads had to do one
         Louis Armstrong, Dover ( sadly missed )                                                                                                    more to finish a superb evening back in 1985
          singing one of his old favourites

                                                                                                         click on to titles to listen

                                                                                     A great night,  a bit on the chilly side if I remember.
                            Band members are:               
                                                               Nigel Pitt crnt, Pete Rose clt, Phil Barnes tmb, Jonathan Vinten piano,
                                                          Burtie Butler bnj, Roger Link bass and John Cottis drms with Lyn Falvey vocals.
            Not forgetting Pat's old mate Bod Bowles, landlord of the Louis Armstrong, vocalising on 'Just a little while' who is  sadly no longer with us.
                                                                     and of course the man himself  Pat Halcox from the Barber band.
                                                                                    Phil Barnes and Bod Bowles are sadly no longer with us 2007
  

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             our next celebrity is Humphrey Lyttelton  at the First and Last, Herne, Kent on 26th January 1986.

                                 Band members are:               
                                                               Nigel Pitt crnt, Pete Rose clt, Phil Barnes tmb,  Burtie Butler bnj,
                                                                 Roger Link bass and John Cottis drms with Lyn Falvey vocals.


                                      

                             Phil Barnes tmb, Nigel Pitt, Lyn Falvey and Humph                  John Cottis, Burtie Butler, Humph and Roger Link


                                                   

                                                                                                                                    Humph and Pete Rose chasing it  

                             

                                       Fidgety Feet                           After Youve Gone                  Someday youll be Sorry
                                                                               
vocal Lyn Falvey                                vocal Lyn Falvey

                                  Savoy Blues                   Frog - I - More Rag                            Bourbon Street Parade
                                                          
two trumpet lead with Humph and Nigel               two clarinets with Humph and Pete

                                                                           click on the above titles to capture the atmosphere
                                                            
Phil Barnes and Humphrey Lyttelton are sadly no longer with us

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               our next celebrity is George Chisholm at the First and Last, Herne, Kent on 2nd March 1986.
               This was an extremely cold night - but with George it soon hotted up.

                                                                            
                         Introduction to George from Phil Barnes               George vocalising on It don't mean a thing
                                                     Rose  Room                                             It dont mean a thing
                                        
     introducing George to the stage                                                           George vocal

                              Lyn singing a fine rendition of Rosetta             two trombones wonderful stuff
                                        Rosetta                                                Ive got Rhythm
                                   
Lyn Falvey vocal                       A stunning two trombone number with Phil and George ( but the raffle first, a bit of a pain )

                       There is a bit of banter before the tunes start to play but gives the feel of the fun we had on these guest nights,
                           and the guests liked the informality of it as well - especially on I've got Rhythm.  You have to listen to the raffle but it is
                           so worth it to hear Phil Barnes and George playing off one another - so click on the titles to hear what a cracking evening.

                                 Band members are:               
                                                                         Dave Link crnt, Pete Rose clt, Phil Barnes tmb, Jonathan Vinten piano, 
                                                              Burtie Butler bnj, Humphrey Mayes bass and John Cottis drms with Lyn Falvey vocals.
                                                                  George Chisholm, Dave Link, Phil Barnes and Humphrey Mayes are sadly no longer with us 2007
                 
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                    our next celebrity is Monty Sunshine at the First and Last, Herne, Kent on 6th July 1986.

                             
                                                      
  
                      When you are Smiling                        Old Rugged Cross                      Closer walk with Thee
                          
Dave Link vocal                                        clarinet feature Monty Sunshine                       great spiritual with Monty
                                                                                                                                                                                        taking the lead

                                                  

                    Wild Cat Blues               Deed I Do                         Till we meet again                 The Saints
                  
clarinet feature Monty              vocal Lyn Falvey                      Lyn on vocal and Dave signing             encore with Lyn and
                                                                          and two clarinets                         should have been the last                Monty - wonderful stuff

        
                          
What an evening for the jazzers the Old Rugged Cross, Wild Cat Blues - two clarinets with our Pete Rose and
                                  Monty on Deed I Do an evening brought back to life so click on to the titles to listen to nostalgia

                                                       Band members are:               
                                                                        Dave Link crnt, Pete Rose clt, Kenny Pyrke tmb, Burtie Butler bnj,
                                                                       Bernie Johnson bass and John Cottis drms with Lyn Falvey vocals.
                                                                         
Dave Link, Kenny Pyrke and Bernie Johnson are sadly no longer with us 2007
 
                            
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    Continuing with the memorable guests, our next celebrity guests were Pat Halcox  and
                 John Crocker at the Whitstable Playhouse on the Friday 1st August 1986 the 'Jazz on a
                
                 Summer Night', which coincided with Whitstable Oyster Week, and at the start of Bourbon

                 Street,  Pat is heard to say "Where can you get a cuppa tea in Whitstable between 5.30pm

                and 7pm?"  - well if Pat came to Whitstable now in 2007, things have mightily changed . . .

                so click on to the titles and go back a few years to relive the evening.

              1986 Pat Halcox and John Crocker with the Invicta Jazz Band   1986 Pat Halcox and Dave Link    1986 Pete Rose and John Crocker

            The Band Members:                                                                                                Pat and Dave                                 Pete and John
           Burtie Butler bnj, Kenny Pyrke tmb, John Cottis drms, Roger Link bass,
                       Dave Link tpt, Pete Rose clt and John Crocker clt.

                       Royal Garden Blues                  Bourbon Street Parade                   Sheik of Araby
                            introduction from Pete Rose                      Pat Halcox vocal and the whole                          Our final number
                            a bit lengthy but it shows Pete's                band joining in - and the standing
                           sense of humour and the fun                       ovation.
                            on the night - just great  

                                                                                      So click on to the above titles to hear

                  1986 John Cottis and John Crocker                 1986 Kenny Pyrke, Dave Link, Pat Halcox and Roger Link

                                      John and John                                                    Kenny Pyrke tmb, Dave Link tpt, Pat Halcox and Roger Link doublr bass
      
                                                                       
             
Dave Link and Kenny Pyrke are sadly no longer with us 2007 
                             
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                       our next celebrity is Terry Lightfoot at the First and Last, Herne, Kent on 24th August 1986.

           
                      

                 Band:     Dave Link cornet, Jim Clarke tmb, Pete Rose clnt,
                                                                             Burtie Butler bnj, Mike Porter-Ward bass and John Cottis drums.

                                                                           with special guest Terry Lightfoot clarinet

                                Royal Garden Blues                            Rose Room                             Ace In The Hole    (Terry L voc)

                  

                                                  
 
                        
                                   Pete and Terry                                                Dave and Terry  with John and Burtie posing

       

                                                         Stevedore Stomp                                  Closer Walk With Thee
                                                                                                                          (a great duet with Pete and Terry)                      

 

                                                                              

                                                                                                      Terry and Mike

                                                                        Panama                          When I Grow To Old To Dream

                                         these last two numbers is the full band, but Dave Bashford
                                                                              has joined the rhythm section on banjo  wonderful stuff

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          our next celebrity is Dick Charlesworth at the Slatters Hotel, Canterbury, kent
                                                               on the Sunday 23rd April 1989

                                             

                            The lads Left to Right:
                                    Dave Link tpt (hidden),  Kenny Pyrke tmb, Mike Porter-Ward bass, John Cottis drms,
                                             Lyn Falvey vocals, Dick Charlesworth clt, Burtie Butler bnj and Roy Mason sax/clt,

                                 

                                               

     
                       John Cottis, Dick Charlesworth, Roy Mason,                                       The Slatters Hotel, Canterbury
                                                                           Mike Porter-Ward and Dave link                    sadly no more as a hotel 2011

                             

                                                               

                                          A signed adm tkt by Dick Charlesworth                           Lyn and Dick vocalising on:
                                           and look how reasonable the tkt  was 2.50p                I Cant Give You Anything But Love

              Rose Room              Blue Turning grey           Struttin' with some Barbeque             Someday Sweetheart

                                                                     After You've Gone                                Till We meet Again 

                                                                                      so click on to above titles to hear

          

 

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