Burtie has played with many musicians and different bands.
Here is his Hall of Fame of Banjo and Piano players
Banjo / Piano players of Burties hall of fame, read how they started
Dave had a wonderful send off, here are some of the photos at the church and at the golf club, his favourite watering hole:
On the 30th November Mel had a thank you, combined birthday party, for her
friends who have been so kind to her
Eric Webster banjo and guitar
Eric Webster with the Blue Rhythm Kings - born
in Sidcup 1942 and first played around S.E. London,
Eric with The Sonny Morris & The Delta Jazz Band on Guitar with Pat Halcox
Advantage of Me
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Eric with Norman Halliday with Alan Robinson sitting in the back ( with Pipe
At the Sidcup Jazz Club musicians L/R: Sammy Rimington clt, Bill Brunskill tpt,
Geoff Cole tbn, Gerry Card drms and an unknown Bass playere.
in Rochester with Barry Cole soprano and Don York tbn
this is in Belgium with Ian Turner clt and Dave Stradwick tpt
trumpets : Jim Holmes, Mick Stansell and Brian 'B' Minter and yours truly on bass drm.
Eric with Ken Colyer and Barry Weston
Maidstone Mafia always at the Jazz festivals etc
Aldermaston C.N.D. March at Easter which ended in Trafalgar Square
Eric bass drum, John Defferary alt, Bill Cole sousa, Mike
Bill Cole sousa, Mike Pointon tbn, John Defferary alt, Roy Maskell tmb
The Greenwich Thursday lunchtime - Band members:
EW bnj, George Bridges bass, Sammy Rimmington sax, Chris Marchant drms,
'B' Minter tpt, and Jim Gunton tbn.
with young Sammy Rimmington and Sammy also Trevor 'Fingers' Williams bass
taken at 'The Woodman' Blackfen band members:
Sammy Rimmington, The Minter bros, trombonists Roy Maskell and Jim Manning.
George Webb, jazz pianist and bandleader, was born on October 8, 1917. He died on March 11, 2010, aged 92
Buddy Vallis bnj, George Webb piano, Owen Brice tpt, Roy Wykes drs, Wally
movement Webb created, which grew steadily in the late 1940s, led directly
to the "trad boom" of the late 1950s and early 1960s in which he also played
a leading part, first as pianist and bandleader and later as agent and
Here are some rarely heard tunes from the Dixielanders given to me via a friend and from George:
Come Back Sweet Papa
Black Bottom Stomp
Original Jelly Roll Blues - this is with Humphrey Lyttleton
tpt,replacing Owen Brice and Reg Rigden
Riverboat Shuffle - this was recorded in 1976 with Dennis Fields tpt,
Terry Pitts tmb,
Chris Marney - Banjo
I first became interested in the music from the age of about 12 by an Acker Bilk LP bought by my Mum and Dad. Roy James has a lot to answer for, in that his banjo playing with this band inspired me to (eventually) take up the instrument. The wonderful swinging style of this band, from the late fifties Pye Nixa recordings through to their hit singles of the early sixties, became for me the main ingredient of what did, and still does it for me.The first band I played for was the Pete Rose JB, soon to become the Bill Barnacle JB, I have many happy memories of these times, and I am very appreciative of the breadth of jazz styles that this band intoduced me to. A 'Spider' Wellard recording of a session I did with a band led by Roy King led to an invitation to play with Max Collie, an astonishing thing to me, since the raucous, swinging sound of this band in its 70's heyday was, and still is one of my favourite things. I happily played most of the band's gigs between '92 and '98. Since then, I have played regularly with the Gambit jazzmen through to the present day. I was fortunate enough to be invited to play with Malcolm Walton's Blue Rhythm Kings whilst Dave Bashford was indisposed a couple of years ago, and it is a delight to me to continue doing the gig until he rightfully reclaims it ! Chris Marney
Mick Morris – Guitar & banjo
1956 - I was 12 years old and had always loved music but the lessons I'd had on violin and piano hadn't quite done it for me. Then all of a sudden there was skiffle and rock & roll and everything changed overnight. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to be Lonnie Donegan or his guitarist Denny Wright - or maybe Bill Haley or his guitarist Franny Beecher - but it was definitely one of them. The following year I formed a skiffle group, The Asteroids, and entered the Dover Carnival. That's where I first met Bod Bowles. His jazz band was following us in the procession drowning out our feeble sounds! In 1958 the BBC started to broadcast 'Guitar Club' and I was inspired by the playing of players new to me - Ken Sykora, Ike Isaacs, Dis Disley and many others. The skiffle group folded and I joined first a local dance/jazz band (The Melody Makers) and then the original Rolling Stones (the Dover-based group which had started out as a skiffle & blues band in 1956). Bod took over the Grapes (Louis Armstrong) and when the jazz sessions started I'd go along and soak it up, eventually plucking up the courage to join in. I guess that's when it finally dawned on me that it was the instrument I'd fallen for rather than any one type of music. Next came some years in the house band at Tofts Jazz Club, Folkestone, supporting and playing alongside some great musicians like Georgie Fame, John Mayall, Clapton etc. and also accompanying visiting variety artists. I was never a 'regular' member of Bod's band but often helped out, playing whatever they were short of - usually either banjo, guitar bass or drums. That's how I met Bill Barnacle and went on to play with him in both his own band (1975) and in Whirligig (1977) whilst keeping my own outfits going throughout the 80s and 90s. Since 2006 I've been reunited with Bill, playing banjo and guitar in his band as well as with the Stour Valley Jazzmen. I still do a few other things as well - some Irish banjo here and a bit of gypsy jazz there - and I love it all as much today as when I first started out!
Miss" The Bill Barnacle jazz band
Mick Morris Trio
Sunny gets blue"
Ray Perkins - Piano
Sadly Ray passed away 1st January 2019 at a grand age of 86 and playing to the end
here is Ray playing at 'The Swingate Inn' on 30th May 2002 with Lyn Falvey Touch of Class
click here to listen to the talent of Ray singing and playing 'Just Around the Corner'
singing ' Look at me now ' live at the Horsebridge Centre Whitstable Kent
band members: Bill Jones tmb, Malcolm Walton tpt/ldr, Peter Curtis reeds,
Colin Large drms, Jim Belcher sousa, Colin Hodges bnj,
and yours truly Ray Perkins piano.
Michael John Foy Jefferson - Piano - Mike Jefferson
sadly no longer with us 11th April 1929 - 10th September 2012
Mike was a superb piano player, played with many star bands including the 'Mike Daniels Delta Jazzmen' as on page 98 in 'Whos Who of British Jazz' and
with many local bands including, Brian Mills Rhythm Kings 1946 / 49, Derek O'Brians Jazz Sextet 1970/76, Dixie Cats, Harry Kings Jazz Band, John Mason's
Jazzmen, New Jazz Bandits, New Tuxedo Jazz Band, Pete Turner Jazz Band, Seven Aces and not least with his own band ' Mike Jefferson's Jazz band 1988 -
2000 and playing in between with many other bands.
Here is Mike on piano at the John Mason Reunion - playing Georgia on my Mind
Mike had a wonderful send off as you can see here
Micky Brooks, Malcolm Walton, Colin Martin, Dave 'Jake' Hill, Alan Robinson, Steve Harding, John Mason, Burtie Butler
Pete Curtis, Colin Hodges (photographer behind the camera), Barry Knight, Nobby Willet and Sam Mike's Grandson
there to lead Mike to the church
The order of service The Coffin - wonderful Mike in jovial mood on the back
of the order of service
Mike had a great send off - the lads at the Village Hall - 'I Would Do Most Anything For You'
click here or picture to watch
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Frederick John Veryard - banjo
sadly no longer with us 11th June 1943 - 30th June 2012
Fred was a very competent banjo player firstly with the Eagle Jazz Band
from 1971 - 1973 and than with the Pete Turner Jazz Band in the 80's,
he had a great send off at his funeral at St James Church, Sheldwich, Kent .
The order of service
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Ken Saunderson sadly no longer with us
23rd March 1931 - 16th December 2019
Ken's involvment with motor cycling, Morris Minor enthusiast and walking group,
had a long career in Traditional Jazz, playing with Bill Brunskill at times and many bands
in the London area. He was a regular in the Albany Jazz Band and his Essex band the
Washboard Syncapators and finally the Vocalion Jazzband and enjoying jazz right up
to the end.
click here to hear Ken playing with the Vocalion Jazz Band at 'The Star' Old
Wives Lees, Canterbury
band Members: Dennis Jenkins tpt, Dick Smith clt, Jan Bryce tmb, Gerry Birch bass and Mark Alexander drms.
playing ' Franklin Street Blues '
Ken made a great CD with his Washboard Syncapators
two tracks to listen to click on to listen:
East Coast Trot Melancholy Blues
Nicholas Singer sadly no longer with us
14th September 1942 - 27th November 2019
Have known Nick for over 10 years a great player and entertainer played with
most of the top London Bands, and here is Nick singing in ' Apple Blossom Time '
at the Duke of Cumberland , Whitstable, 3rd June 2011, before entertaining the
'Orient Express' at Whitstable Station
Nick singing Apple Blossom Time
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