Monday 13 February 2017 Tributes were given to Dave Evans who passed away a few weeks ago and had played drums with One More Time for 26 years at The Brewery Tap alongside being a band member of the Excelsior Marching Band. The drums this evening were played by Dave’s best friend Jerry Wood. Continue reading
Monday 13 June 2016 Max Emmons and One More Time returned for their second visit to Griffin Park Jazz Club in 2016 with another varied set from their huge repertoire of Classic jazz with some surprises as well as more familiar sounds. As ever with their selections, we learned that many of the great standards of later years had their roots in 1920’s and 30’s original scores. We heard well known titles like Blues Skies, Maria Elena, She’s Funny That Way, Them There Eyes and Lady Be Good, and other tunes that sounded familiar but their titles were less so… Continue reading
Monday 14 March 2016 Max Emmons and his band One More Time gave us all a foot-stomping evening of music last night. These great musicians have such a large repertoire, we were treated to a pick and mix of New Orleans jazz and blues including Sugar Blues, a King Oliver number; Freight Train Blues recorded by Trixie Smith; Gypsy Love Song, sung by Mario Lanza in the film The Fortune Teller and the wonderful No Moon at All. Continue reading
Monday 11 January 2016 Bob Dwyer and his band gave us a wonderfully cheerful night of music on an otherwise sad day with the news of the passing of David Bowie. Tunes included You Are Driving Me Crazy (Hugh on vocals), Mahogany Hall Stomp, Wild Cat Blues (with a bass sax feature by John) and Digging my Potatoes (with Max on vocals).
Monday 14 Sept 2015 Bob and his band treated us to an array of wonderful tunes including Sunday, Duke Ellington’s beautiful Creole Love Call, and My Life Will be Sweeter Some Day with Max Emmons on vocals. There were also several lovely piano features with Hugh Crosier on vocals and keyboard. It was a great evening and a jolly time was had by all! Continue reading
Monday 13 July 2015 Max Emmons and his band One More Time dipped in to their huge repertoire of tunes last night and delighted the audience with their music. They really add value to their performance by researching facts about each tune and Max kindly gave me a copy of his info sheet so here are a few for your interest: Continue reading
Mon 8 June 2015 Bob Dwyer returned with his band last night to perform a wide range of lively tunes for us, it was a great night. We enjoyed listening to Change Partners with Me, a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers tune; Fats Waller’s Ain’t Misbehaving with Hugh on the keyboards and Kenny Ball’s So do I. Continue reading
Monday 9 February 2015 One More Time gave us a lively evening full of uplifting numbers including Amore, written in 1941, Rosetta from 1928 a New Orleans song, and I Cried for You with a great drum and double bass section. Continue reading
Monday 8 December 2014 So last night we had the final musical event of the year with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces taking to the stage. The band’s been together for about 10 years and is inspired by the spirit of Bix Beidebeck, who represents a style of trumpet player similar to Louis Armstrong and some of the finest jazz ever played. They mainly play traditional jazz with some modern numbers for variety, and try to do some of the lost numbers other bands don’t play. They’ve taken part in most of the big festivals in the UK and abroad. Continue reading
13 October 2014 Last night Max Emmons and his band One More Time entertained the audience at The Hive while the rain poured outside. Max has actually been playing every Tuesday evening in the Brewery Tap on Catherine Wheel Lane in Brentford since 1990, and is a regular at Griffin Park Jazz Club too.