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So my mate Dave ‘Trombone’ has been working hard for the last year or so putting a fantastic New Orleans-style jazz band together – but this one is not like any other you may have seen or heard before…

Not only are Doolally Tap a remarkable bunch of musicians, but they are all unique ‘characters’, guaranteed to add interest and life to any performance or event!

Check out their new website here for more details or better yet go and see them play / book them for a gig – you won’t be disappointed!

Doolally Tap's new website

Doolally Tap’s new website

(I did the banner for the site but that’s not why I am plugging them, honest!)

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Jazz not welcome here!

A mate just sent me this! I am sure it’s a mock-up, but very funny none the less!:

Jazz - no thanks!

Jazz – no thanks!

I am not sure my jazz playing friends would agree of course!?

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My brother, a life-long jazz guitar player and overall jazz fanatic, has just launched his own website selling his custom-made backing tracks to other jazz musicians…

Real Jazz Tracks.com

Real Jazz Tracks.com

Using state-of-the-art sampling software, he feels these tracks sound better and more authentic than many others out there – for an additional fee he will even create bespoke tracks in unique tempos, keys, sequences etc…

So if you are into jazz and either have no one else to play with or just want something to practice those smooth jazz licks to, then look no further!

Check out www.RealJazzTracks.com for more information >>

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Last weekend the acoustic ‘jazz’ trio did a gig at the excellent Museum of St Albans. Here are a few photos of the general set up during sound check, taken by the excellent Al Rogers:

We particularly liked the shots with the ice cream van!

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Oops! I realise a whole month has nearly gone by and no postings! Shame on me… I have not been idle however, and here is the first in a series of ‘catch-up’ posts charting recent activity:

A few weeks ago Gerald and myself (minus the redoubtable  Alan unfortunately) did a short set at a charity fundraising do for the excellent Single Parent Project. Set up to bring financial aid to single parents in Southern Africa, the night was very well run and attended, and a substantial sum was raised…

More details on the project can be found on their website here, and here is a photos of us doing our stuff. . .

Gerald and Clive

Gerald and Clive

Continuing the trio’s tradition of doing gigs in unusual places, this coming Sunday 20th November the three of us are doing one in the Museum of St Albans… do come along if you are in the area!

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My mate Gerald, who I play with in the Batkin, Roberts & Andrews trio, has just been made ‘artist of the month’ on the K+K Sound’s website.

Gerald Roberts

Gerald Roberts

He has recently fitted one of K+K’s fantastic pickups in his lovely nylon string guitar and is clearly pleased with it! Read the article here, or visit his music page here >>

Gerald is a wonderful player and he richly deserves more people listening to his music – result!!

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This week my friend, and sometimes playing partner, Gerald started a new night of jazz at the excellent local cocktail bar Mokoko.

Planned to run every two weeks or so with a rotating rota of jazz duos and trios, the first night featured Gerald and upright bass player Chris Hartgoves – visit their website and listen to a few clips here… The soon-to-be-regular Tuesday night sessions will also feature a floor spot or two (I played a few numbers with Gerald last night) so grab your instrument and get yourself down there!!

Here is a (rather fuzzy!) photo from the night, which I am sure will go on to be very popular amongst the jazz fraternity of St Albans!

Chris Hartgroves and Gerald Roberts playing at Mokoko

Chris Hartgroves and Gerald Roberts playing at Mokoko

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