A fabulous time in Budleigh Salterton

We had a great time playing jazz and blues and kicking off the Budleigh Salterton Gala Week.  I was there for 6 days staying at the best B n B ever, so thank you Nicki for your wonderful hospitality in the fabulous setting of ‘Pebbles.’

Thank you Bowmers restaurant for the best Crab Soufflé I’ve ever eaten.

Musicians Pat Brandon, Marius Rudnick, Jim Newton and Peter Canter  were just brilliant, many thanks for your wonderful musicianship.

Road Dr Revue band

It’s such a privilege to sing and make music with these guys, it’s a masterclass in the blues every time and such great fun.  

English Wheatstone McCann Duet concertina

I’ve taken my grandfather’s concertina to Roger Thomas (restorer living near Andover) and really look forward to having it restored to it’s former glory (it’s 100+ years old).  It will take a few months but I’ll then be looking for someone who can play a McCann Duet to guest at one of my gigs. 😁 Here are two photos of the instrument and my grandfather, Thomas White.

The Budleigh Salterton lineup!

I’m delighted with the lineup for the Budleigh Salterton Gala Week jazz concert, Sunday 27 May.   I’ll be working with

Pat Brandon        –       Piano

Pete Canter         –       Bass

Jim Newton         –       Drums

Marius Rudnick  –       Saxophone

 

WE ARE SOUND – ‘IN THE DARK’ CONCERT, ELY CATHEDRAL

I’m really looking forward to joining ‘We Are Sound’ for this amazing concert which has now sold out 19 times.  Andrea Cockerton,  you are an absolute star, what a vision it was.  It will sound absolutely glorious in the Lady Chapel in stunning Ely Cathedral.  SOLD OUT unfortunately for those who are still hoping for tickets at some stage.

Lavender and Lace

The finishing touches to this beautiful song will be made on 7 March and we just can’t wait to share it with you.  Home-grown from the Sinclair ‘stable’ and as different from jazz and blues and you can get.