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Some ace shots of Our Party In The City May 17th 2019 at The Arch..all black and white shots taken by www.simonarcherphotography.co.uk

Written by  on June 3, 2019

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Kelvin,Dr D and Steve V

Ryan and Dave with Mark and Osc

Blowout Sax Mini Gig
PARTY IN THE CITY
Set List For MAY 17TH 2019.
SET 1 included Students playing tracks like ROCK FORT ROCK by The Skatalites
SHAKE YOUR TAILFEATHER by Ray Charles
SWEET EMMA by Cannonball Adderley
TADOW by Masego
WILL YOU by Hazel O’Connor
NO MAN NO CRY by Jimmy Sax
Mark Knopfler Goin’ Home LOCAL HERO
BAKER STREET…Raf Ravenscroft Gerry Rafferty
ONE STEP BEYOND.. Madness
and the SET 2 was a big and exciting jam on original House dance and reggae tracks which sounded fantastic live and in the moment.

THE ARCH 2019

BATH FESTIVAL’S ‘PARTY IN THE CITY’ at The Blowout Sax School 2018

Written by  on June 5, 2018

AT THE ARCH BLOG
Lyndon playing Hazel O’Connor’s Will You on front of a captivated audience.

A JOYOUS soiree of live music chez The Arch at Blowout Sax with a full house and some excellent performances ..
The First set was many of the sax classics..
Blowout Sax Mini Gig
PARTY IN THE CITY
Set List For MAY 18TH 2018.

SET 1 7.20pm
1. LAST NIGHT… The MARKAYS
2. SWEET HOME CHICAGO..BLUES BROS
3. PINK PANTHER.. HENRY MANCINI
4. SASSIE LASSIE..LOU DONALDSON
5. CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME.. CANDY DULFER
6. LATE NIGHT SPIRITUAL. ARCHER MAYO
7. WILL YOU..HAZEL O’CONNOR
8. DIKALO.. MANU DIBANGO
9. PETER GUNN..DUANE EDDY
10. FOOD FOR THOUGHT…UB40
11. ONE STEP BEYOND blowout version.. MADNESS AND LEE KIX THOMPSON
12 .BAKER STREET…RAF RAVENSCROFT AND GERRY RAFFERTY

THEN at Half time Bath Guitar School sung three songs

Was some entertaining SET 2 DANCE REGGAE..Jammers 8.30

1. Lanea Kyoto .. Adam Callum Chris Siggery Rosie
2. Melodic loop Chris Siggery Rosie Callum
3. What I say.. Rosie
4. Blazo Green.. Cosmo
5. Je Vous Adore. Cosmo
6 Bubble reggae..Rosie Sarah Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
7. Simple Goals.. Prof Adam Lyndon Andy C Belfin.
8. Big Heart.. Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
9. BIG JAM Gypie Mayo REGGAE all stars.. all in plus Boo

PLEASE BE READY AND BY THE STAGE A SONG BEFORE YOU ARE PLAYING…….
RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELVES

Another very soon

Sixty Seconds To Play That Sax -Blowout Sax Student Tracy

Written by  on November 20, 2017

Sixty Seconds To Play That Sax
Mr Blowout Sax – Mark Archer
Mark Archer has been teaching the Saxophone for some 27+ years at his studio on North Parade. During this time Mark would estimate some over a thousand students have visited his studio.
So, who are these loyal students? Let’s find out in Sixty Seconds.
Tell me your name and where you come from.
Tracy Bousfield, from Cambridgeshire. I have lived in Bath since 2006.

What do you do for a living?
I am a professional beauty therapist and I work in the city as a counter manager for a leading skincare company.

How long have you been a student at Blowout Sax?
Just over two years.

What made you choose Blowout Sax?
I was drawn to the fact that the website said that anyone could play the sax and that Mark had a revolutionary way of teaching it.
I also found Mark on YouTube where he has a series of videos to show you how to play and what the notes are.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbCrwF4wZUaRC1AZhF2aWiA

Why did you choose to play the Saxophone?
It was something that I wanted to do some years ago, but found that it was expensive to buy a saxophone so that put me off. For some reason, I wanted to have a saxophone as an ornament and did an eBay search to see how much I could get one for. I was drawn to an auction more because what the seller had written about the saxophone which they were selling. The owner had said that it had been in his attic for the last ten years. He had bought the sax from an American fighter pilot from World War II. I love anything like that and new I had to win it. I won it.
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What tune are you learning to play at the moment?
Last time I saw Mark I hadn’t done my homework as normal! So, we just jammed around with some pop tunes, 1000 years – Christina Perry, Make you feel my love – Adele and Don’t know why – Nora Jones. It was my first time playing Norah Jones and I really liked it so I have managed to practice it!
What is your favourite tune?
It has to be Baker’s Street.I played this on stage.

HELEN BLOWOUT SAX GIG

I like solo’s – George Michael’s Careless whisper, Will You – Hazel O’Connor,Lily was here – Candy Dulfer
Who is your favourite musician?
Jon Bon Jovi. I was a rock chick and still am. He just does it for me. His lyrics are amazing.
Do you perform in public/busk?
No. I’m far too shy for that and I can’t remember the music without my notes!

How often and how long do you practice?
Not often enough. When I wasn’t working I could just pick up the sax all the time, but now I have a full-time job its harder, especially getting in at night as I don’t want to annoy the neighbours with my playing.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Just do it. Mark doesn’t make you feel like you’re a beginner. By the end of your first lesson he has got you playing a tune. You don’t even need your own saxophone as he has some that you can play until you are sure that you want to own your own.

Sax Gigs From mid-Feb 2016

Written by  on February 19, 2016

Sax Gigs from mid-February 2016 Huge Thanks again to John Heenan

17 February Daan Temmink Quartet Fringe Bar, Princess Victoria Street, Bristol http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list.html
Len Aruliah Quartet Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol own Hall, Cheltenham http://www.direstraitsexperience.com/tour-dates/
Cliff Gater Jazz Trio Three Crowns, Chippenham https://www.lemonrock.com/gig.php?id=442110
Edward Leaker Future Inn, Bond Street, Bristol http://www.jazzatfutureinn.co.uk/gig-list
Carlo Fraccalvieri Quartet St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/

19 February Sam Crockatt Bebop Club, The Bear, Hotwells, Bristol http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm
Bristol Uni Jazz Orchestra Victoria Rooms, Clifton http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events/lunchtime-concerts/

20 February Monkey Chuckle Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://www.theoldduke.co.uk/listings.htm

24 February Thomas Sefia Quartet Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://www.canteenbristol.co.uk/music/
25 February The Beat Guildhall, Eastgate Street, Gloucester http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/
Julian Tucker The Inn at Freshford http://www.bristoljazzsoc.co.uk/jazzdiary.htm
Dakhla Future Inn, Bond Street, Bristol http://www.jazzatfutureinn.co.uk/gig-list

26 February Joe Northwood Bebop Club, The Bear, Hotwells, Bristol http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm
Showaddywaddy Fleece, Victoria Street, Bristol http://thefleece.co.uk/events/
Shanty Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://www.canteenbristol.co.uk/music/
Wasabi No.1 Harbourside, Bristol http://www.no1harbourside.co.uk/music/
Mike Collins Quartet Meeting Place, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/1402

27 February James Morton Gallimaufry, Gloucester Road, Bristol http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/live-jazz-gigs

2 March Art Themen Fringe Bar, Clifton, Bristol http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list.html

3 March Jeremy Huggett The Inn at Freshford http://www.bristoljazzsoc.co.uk/jazzdiary.htm
Cliff Gater Jazz Trio Three Crowns, Chippenham https://www.lemonrock.com/gig.php?id=442110

6 March Kevin Figes Hen & Chicken, North Street, Bedminster, Bristol http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/

10 March James Morton St James Wine Vaults, St James Street, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/">"http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/">http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/
Chris Pearce The Inn at Freshford http://www.bristoljazzsoc.co.uk/jazzdiary.htm

11 March Ed Jones Quartet Bebop Club, The Bear, Hotwells, Bristol http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm

17 March Kevin Figes The Inn at Freshford http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/
18 March Matt Ridley Quartet Wilts. Music Centre, Bradford on Avon http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/mattridley

Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival Colston Hall, Bristol http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/programme/
18 March Partisans
19 March Maceo Parker; Ray Gelato
20 March Courtney Pine; Pee Wee Ellis; Nathaniel Facey; Soft Machine Legacy

21 March Jazz Factory Showcase Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/upcoming?

25 March Three Tenors (Themen Weller Allen) Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/1404

31 March Allen Bateman The Inn at Freshford http://www.bristoljazzsoc.co.uk/jazzdiary.htm

2 April The Dualers Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/

8 April Courtney Pine Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon http://www.courtneypine.co.uk/live.htm

9 April Hazel O’Connor (Sax: Claire Hirst) Subscription Rooms, Stroud http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk/event_view.asp?pid=12&pgid=337&eid=10661

21 April Manu Dibango Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2016/april

22 April Manu Dibango Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2016/april
23 April Sam Crockatt Meeting Place, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/1409
Manu Dibango Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2016/april

27 April Bristol Uni Wind Orchestra Victoria Rooms, Clifton http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events/lunchtime-concerts/

29 April The Emperials Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.theemperials.co.uk/

30 April Bad Manners Cheese & Grain, Frome http://www.badmannersonline.com/

6 May David Sanborn Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2016/may
Gilad Atzmon & Alan Barnes Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/1451

7 May David Sanborn Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2016/may

8 May Bad Manners Subscription Rooms, Stroud http://www.badmannersonline.com/