Come to our fantastic Blowout Sax Gig Nov 14th 2014

Written by  on October 31, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Blowout Sax

 Christmas Gig

 

 

Friday Nov 14 th 2014

@ Chapel Arts, Lower Borough Walls, Bath.

 Starting  7.30 pm.

Always an inspirational night of sax playing ….

Please let give the date to your family and friends as early as poss….

THE BLOWOUT SAX SCHOOL PHOTOS AND A TALE FROM REV COLIN ALSBURY

Written by  on October 31, 2014

 

Just to say how much I appreciated your kindness in letting me take some pictures of the South Lodge today.
As I indicated I am putting together the story of a family some of whom lived there in the C19 and it is great to get a feel of where they were.
From about 1878 until the early 1890’s Ellen Magrath and her spinster daughter, also Ellen, lived in the South Lodge.
Ellen was the widow of a mounted exciseman and had previously lived in Dawlish.
Another of Ellen’s daughters, Victoria, had married and she lived with her daughter Louise in a flat just along past Pulteney Bridge in 12 Grove Street.
One of Ellen’s sons, Thomas, had retired into Bath after many years service in the Royal Navy, including time as a Quartermaster attached to Livingstone’s expedition up the Zambesi.
Please find attached a composite of some of the shots that I took.
With best wishes
Colin AlsburyFrome, Somerset


Revd Colin Alsbury
Rural Dean of Frome Deanery
Vicar, Frome Selwood & Woodlands

North Parade in 1905 – how beautiful!

Written by  on October 31, 2014

A new Saxophone Cake for my 50th

Written by  on October 31, 2014

Made by the wonderful Rooks the stars..Thanks

 

Kev ‘Farmer with a Horn’ Harrison Family Tour of Belgium for Adolphe Sax 200th birthday 2014

Written by  on October 30, 2014

Meeting Adolphe Sax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kev and his sax playing son in Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And he meet Imelda May too!!

RIP RAF RAVENSCROFT

Written by  on October 21, 2014

Saxophone legend and Exeter resident Raphael Ravenscroft dies aged 60
RAPHAEL Ravenscroft, the British pop legend who organised a charity gala concert in Exeter in memory of Nicole Hartup, has died at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
My late and still mourned great friend Gypie Mayo always recalled jamming with him and doing a great rendition of ‘Fool On The Hill.’
Very sad I never met the man who inspired millions including me!

Sax events in Dinant Belguim

Written by  on October 18, 2014

http://www.dinant.be/culture

CHECK OUT THE SAX EVENTS IN ADOLPHE SAX HOME TOWN!!

Place De Reggae Nice

Written by  on October 18, 2014


AS someone who has written a book called Blowout The Jamaician Kings Of The Sax with tracks by The Skatalities’ founders Tommy McCook,Roland Alphonso,Cedric IM Brooks and Dean Frazer maybe I should move to Nice France??
Ace shot from student Kelvin.

GIGS from Oct 1st 2014

Written by  on October 9, 2014

Sax Gigs from 1 October 2014

 

1 October Monkey Chuckle Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://monkeychuckle.co.uk/

 

3 October James Morton Left Bank, Cheltenham Road, Bristol

http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/leftbank/fri-10-oct-james-morton–left-bank-21341

Nick Dover (Ian Bateman Quintet) BeBop Club, The Bear, Hotwells Road, Bristol

http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm

 

8 October Balança Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://canteenbristol.com/music/

 

9 October Andy Sheppard Fringe Bar, Clifton, Bristol

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/21127628-andy-sheppard-at-bristol-fringe-cafe?r=headliner_radius_events

Craig Crofton St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/#whats-on

 

12 October Happy Birthday Mr Sax! (Bicentenary Celebration – though his birthday was actually on 6 November)

St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/happy-birthday-mr-sax/

 

16 October Iain Ballamy The Mall, Clifton, Bristol

http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/the-mall-pub-clifton/thu-16-oct-iain-ballamy-21529

 

17 October Andy Sheppard/Pee Wee Ellis Colston Hall, Bristol

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/21128343-andy-sheppard-at-colston-hall

Julien Alenda (Empyreal Quartet) BeBop Club, The Bear, Hotwells Road, Bristol

http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm

 

19 October Pee Wee Ellis American Museum, Bath http://americanmuseum.org/events/music-series-pee-wee-ellis/

 

23 October Gilad Atzmon St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/gilad-with-strings/

Zen Hussies Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://www.zenhussies.com/gigs.htm

 

24 October Damian Cook BeBop Club, The Bear, Hotwells Road, Bristol

http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm

Hornman Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://canteenbristol.com/livemusic/hornman/

 

25 October Andy Fairweather-Low (+ Nick Pentelow sax) Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol

http://www.thethunderbolt.net/whatson.ihtml

 

27 October Lou Donaldson Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2014/october

 

29 October Sefrial Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://canteenbristol.com/livemusic/sefrial/

 

31 October Tommy Andrews BeBop Club, The Bear, Hotwells Road, Bristol

http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm

 

31 October  Maceo Parker Brooklyn Bowl, O2 Greenwich, London

1 November http://www.axs.com/uk/events/250241/maceo-parker-tickets?aff=ukaffents24

 

1 November Dave Koz Shaw Theatre, Euston Road, London http://davekoz.com/tour/#.U4dVNfldWK8

 

3 November Dave Koz Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho

4 November http://davekoz.com/tour/#.U4dVNfldWK8

 

6 November                  !! Happy Birthday, Adolphe Sax, 200 today !!

                     Tony Kofi St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/#whats-on

 

8 November UB40 O2 Academy, Bristol http://www.o2academybristol.co.uk/event/66740/ub40-in-concert-tickets

 

13 November Jools Holland Orchestra Colston Hall, Bristol

14 November http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/jools-holland-and-his-rhythm-and-blues-orchestra-2014/

 

14 November Julian Siegal Victory Club, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/

           Zen Hussies Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

Jan Garbarek Temple  Church, London EC4

http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/info/jan-garbarek-and-the-hilliard-ensemble

                       Branford Marsalis Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/info/an-evening-with-the-branford-marsalis-quartet1

                       John Surman Kings Place, London (+ 15 November)

http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/info/john-surman-trans4mation-strings-chris-laurence

 

21 November The Beat Komedia, Westgate Street, Bath http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/

Nuttyness The Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

 

23 November Joe Lovano Barbican Centre, London http://www.joelovano.com/gigs/

 

27 November The Skatelites Venue 229, Great Portland St, London

http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-skatalites/229-the-venue/807505

 

28 November Alan Barnes the Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/1117

 

3 December Zen Hussies The Bell, Walcott Street, Bath http://www.zenhussies.com/gigs.htm

 

5 December The Beat Guildhall, Eastgate Street, Gloucester http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/

Madness Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/Madness

 

6 December Emperials The Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol  http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

 

11 December Zen Hussies Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://www.zenhussies.com/gigs.htm

 

12 December 2Rude The Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

 

17 December Monkey Chuckle Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://monkeychuckle.co.uk/

18 December Blockheads Cheese & Grain, Frome http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/music/?_page=2

 

20 December  The Regz Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol http://www.thethunderbolt.net/whatson.ihtml

 

14 April UB40 Colston Hall, Bristol http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/ub40-featuring-ali-astro-mickey/