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OUR 2017 PROM IS ANNOUNCED!

Royal Albert Hall, 3pm Sunday 27th August 2017 Tickets on sale from 9am Saturday 13th May 2017  From Stomps and Shuffles, Boogie-Woogie, Blues, Bebop to Latin, ‘Swing No End’   promises another powerful and upbeat slice of musical action from the 1930’s & 1940’s. Featuring 2 roaring big bands and special guests battling against each other led by […]

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Clare's Blog

24
May
Fatbergs for beginners – all you need to know …

Yesterday I found myself volunteering to help unblock an outside drain – oh the glamour.  Having never had to do anything of this nature before I was totally unprepared for what lay ahead.  I won’t go into the gory details (in this paragraph) suffice to say neither will I be at the front of the […]

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10
May
The Basie Bonus

Last week we took our Mini Big Band up to the beautiful Harrogate Theatre, I’d been looking forward to it for ages, guttingly a few days before the performance I was struck down with the return of the ‘orrible bug I thought I’d got shut of two weeks previous. Cue endless hours of steaming and […]

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26
Apr
We’ve all seen many changes since April 2007 …

Muddy recently asked how long I’d been writing for The Yorkshire Post. My first column appeared exactly 10 years ago.  At the time I was signed to Sony and as part of a six-week album campaign, they asked the good people at the YP if I could write a few pieces and you’ve been stuck […]

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19
Apr
2017 seems to be hurtling along at a ridiculous speed …

Well that ended up taking longer than I thought and now it’s April!  I don’t know about you but 2017 seems to be hurtling along at a ridiculous speed, it’ll be Christmas by Easter.  It has been a bonkers busy work period for us, but moving house is the main reason for my unexpected sabbatical.  […]

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