The gig list is now up on the Gigs Page. An appearance at the groovy Claygate Music Festival plus a frankly magnificent selection of Bulls. It’s no wonder Big Rollers in the know are feeling Bullish! And this is just the start. Check back frequently for updates and stay in touch with Zoot on Facebook.
Happy New Year, Big Rollers!!
Zoot was recently interviewed for Isle Of Wight Radio, where he talked to interviewer John Hannam about his long career in music, his spell as a television actor, his friendship with Jimi Hendrix and his new 90 track four CD box set, called Big Time Operator. Zoot is on top form with some great stories; you can watch the whole thing here:
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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!
Out in May – a brand new VINYL of “Live at Klooks Kleek”: a 50th anniversary re-issue of that iconic recording, which was produced by Gus Dudgeon. (Cos true fans will have worn their original copies to a wafer)…
Then in June, a three CD box set with a book of comments and pics of….
- “Live At Klooks Kleek”
- “Big Roll Band live at the Flamingo”. This is a repackaged re release of “Where you There”
originally released on Sanctuary in 2008.
- “Big Roll Band live at the BBC ” – various Light Program Saturday Club performances in
65/66/67, with Brian Matthew interviewing Zoot before each track.
With a wounded heart it falls to me to thank all who have sent their kind thoughts for the
loss of one of the human race’s most beautiful souls so she can rejoin her fellow angels .
Ever lively, amusing, curious of everything and everybody, helpful, loving, ever witty,
cheeky, my little warrior woman Ronni passed through my and many other’s lives bestowing
advice, help and always with absolute frightening honesty.
Although hundreds had a truly valuable meeting or relationship with her either as Vera McCann, Vonnie, Veronica, Veron or even ‘Scots Ronni’, I was the luckiest of all and got to be her soul mate for an unbelievable life commitment of over 50 years.
Although now alone, I not only have two sons, a daughter, two grandkids, a great grandchild and a further expected great grandchild to remind me of her positive attitude and beliefs…..
and that doesn’t include the thousands of moments and events she was involved in or
indeed instigated, that shall help spur me on with laughter and love in the future.
If you ever met her, consider yourself lucky and blessed but if you didn’t and want to show
respect…. then help someone else and their family who have been affected by this vile unforgiving disease via. <veronicaronni.money.
Thank you again.
Details of service will be posted on Facebook when fixed.
New gigs posted: