Miss you so much already Nick ‘Noola’ Newall.
This one’s hard.
My many instrument talented tenor player and wise dignified friend of 60 yrs has passed into the ether last night.
Never a cross word or wrong note passed his lips in all the time we spent together, in vans, cars, buses, planes and smelly band rooms in all the towns we played.
The longest standing member of the Roll Band (Big or little) he always contributed more than his recompense.
His class continues to show in that he requested no funeral so all I can do to indicate my respect is to recommend you listen to the countless impeccable solos he provided on my and many others’ recordings.
Warm heartfelt memories of great intelligent humour to his dear Marilyn and their son that will no doubt carry them through this painful time. His quiet voice and laugh are with us still.
(ZM Oct 2, 2017)
Nick Newall, from Barcodes & Friends CD
Get booking now, because Thursday 26th of October …yes THIS month… Big Roll will be rolling into the Bulls Head, Barnes.
We will remember the late Nick Newall: replacing him on tenor will be the very able Nick Payne.
A celebration of Nick N’s life will be announced later on Facebook for friends and musicians to pay respects.
Meanwhile… see you on Oct 26th. Right?
Ahoy there Big Rollers! You wanted gigs? We have gigs for you. The GIGS PAGE has been updated with all the information available to date.
Starting with our regular shenanigans at The Bull’s Head, Barnes on Thursday 31st August, you can look forward to regular stints with Alan Price, also at The Bull’s Head, and outings with The Animals & Friends in Norwich and Selby. Plus a trip to Poland, but more about that as we get it. Let the Big times roll!
Zoot Money & the Big Roll Band at The Bulls Head, Barnes. London 2016
Yes I expect loads of you to leave the turkey sandwiches alone and bring yer own deflating balloon to the Bulls Head at Barnes TONIGHT where I, plus Roll Band will be playing away our Xmas blues from 8.30pm til at least 11pm!
Book in advance if you want a hard school chair (the balloon will help) and enjoy the escape from endless old films on tv….
…I shall have new cd’s to sell too ….oooOOooh!
Guest musos ? We shall see together who turns up !
See you there eh?
A veritable flurry of activity is taking place at Camp Big Roll.
As previously reported, Zoot is soon to depart on a massive tour with the Manfreds and PP Arnold. Click on the pic to buy tickets.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL, BIG ROLLERS!! OH NO.
While you all assumed he’d shuffled off into retirement (oh, really – come on – this is Zoot we’re talking about here), Mr Money has in reality been in the studio recording a new album. And it’s ready. And it’s rockin’. Twin brothers Steve and Mark Owers, of Danze Macabre, have produced a CD of new songs written by Zoot, themselves and Mike D’Abo. And you’re going to love it. Available very, very soon from Treasure Island Music and the usual outlets.
L-R: Steve Owers, Zoot Money, Mark Owers
#ZootMoney #Manfreds #PPArnold #Blues #BritishBlues #classicrock #rock #hammondorgan
In case you’re thinking about coming down to Barnes at the end of June – DO!
#blues #zootmoney #bullshead #livemusic #london
Live At The Bull’s Head, Barnes, with Al Kirtley