Pete Allen News Letter – July 2023

Pete Allen News Letter – July 2023

Welcome to my news letter for July 2023. We have some great gigs coming up.

On Sunday 2nd July we move to our new venue in Newbury the Bacon Arms, Oxford Street, Newbury, RG14 1JB. 2.30pm to 5pm.  With special guest DAVE MOORWOOD (banjo/guitar).  Admission £15 at the door, preferably by cash or cheque payable to P ALLEN.
Large FREE car park/Licensed bar/Light snacks/meals available
(This venue has accommodation, to book call Hotel direct on 01635 658622)

On the Wednesday 5th July The Conservative Club, Radway Place, Sidmouth, 3pm to 5.30pm.  Admission £15 at the door, preferably by cash or cheque payable to P ALLEN.

On Friday 14th July¬†we have a cracking event, a Jazz Supper at the superb Hannafore Point Hotel, ¬†Marine Drive, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2DG. ¬†Jazz Supper ‚Äď ¬£28 per person. Choice of Chicken Madras Curry & rice, Meat Lasagne with garlic bread/salad or a Vegetarian option. ¬†Entrance by pre-reservation only, tele: 01503 263273 or email: stay@hannaforepointhotel.com, or tele: 07899 925194 or email: ¬†peteallenjazz@tiscali.co.uk
A terrific venue, stunning location and a great place to stay.
https://hannaforepointhotel.com/

The 23rd July The Market Inn, Well Lane, St Cleer, Near Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5DG.  (Pete Allen Solo Show) 6pm to 8.30pm, in the garden if weather permitting; free admission/licensed bar/car park/pre-show carvery served until 4pm.  Further info tele: 01579 673177 or email:  themarket.mcornwall@gmail.com or visit www.peteallenjazz.com

A special date for your diary:Sunday 1st  October 2023
2.30pm to 10 30pm
PETE ALLEN‚ÄôS ‚Äú45th ANNIVERSARY‚ÄĚ JAZZ DAY
at THE BACON ARMS
Oxford Street, Newbury, RG14 1JB
Large FREE car park/Licensed bar/Light snacks/meals also available throughout the day
The Hotel has accommodation, to book call Hotel direct:- tele: 01635 31822;
email: Bacon.Newbury@phoenixpub.co.uk;
website: www.baconarmspub.co.uk. 
with SPECIAL GUESTS:-
ANDY DICKENS (trumpet)
GARY WOOD (trumpet)
ENRICO TOMASSO (trumpet)
DIGBY FAIRWEATHER (trumpet)
SEAN MOYSES (banjo)

Here is a trip down memory lane, it is my band appearing on TSW in 1982. In the band are myself (Clarinet), Chris Hodgkins (Trumpet), Ian Bateman (Trombone), Bernie Allen (Banjo), Len Thwaites (Bass) and Graham Scriven (Drums). Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0MnXKe3px4

Here is a photograph of the band with Nat Gonella taken at the same time as the TSW recording.

Foreground: Nat Gonella; (left to right) Chris Hodgkins, Pete Allen, Bernie Allen, Ian Bateman, Len Thwaites, and Graham Scriven.

Here is a link to Nat Gonella and his Georgians in 1934.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEn4Ym5ORr0

Please don‚Äôt forget you can purchase my CD‚Äôs and my autobiography, ‚ÄúOn the Beat‚ÄĚ at all the gigs or email Jane (from Newbury) for copies:¬†nana.macgregor@btinternet.com

I shall be setting up a band camp page soon and you will be able to purchase CDs, downloads and single tracks, more news of that later.

Further details of the Pete Allen Band  at: https://peteallenjazz.com/

I look forward to seeing you at a gig soon.

Best wishes

Pete

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