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Eagle-eyed Rollers might have noticed the comings and goings on our gigs page of a night at Chelmsford City Football Club. Following a series of adjustments it can now be confirmed this will take place on SATURDAY THE TWENTY-EIGHTH OF JULY. Any other date you have in your diary for this is WRONG. Come on July 28th however and we will all be there at the same time, which I’m sure you will agree is the better way.
Get booking early to avoid disappointment (click on the flyer for ticket link) and see you there!
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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!
New gigs posted:
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?
The Manfreds, Zoot Money and PP Arnold at Lighthouse, Poole
“Zoot Money – who originally came from Bournemouth – and his Big Roll Band will be playing in a Rhythm & Blues concert to be staged at Lighthouse Poole on Friday 2nd December.
He will join the Manfreds whose line-up of original members includes Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg as well as Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie.
The concert will also feature PP Arnold who was an original Ikette with the Ike and Tina Turner Experience before being noticed by Mick Jagger and catapulted to stardom with her version of Cat Stevens’ song The First Cut is the Deepest.”
By Marilyn Barber