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Peter Fairman's Picture Gallery

One of the joys of the club is that customers help. Peter Fairman attends most gigs, and discreetly takes flashless photographs. We have used them on our Facebook page, but we thought that it would be good to start a chronicle of a couple of pictures for each gig.

Click on the pictures below to see a high resolution version. These are all Copyright © Peter Fairman

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Peter has pictures from previous years here.

For Peter Evans excellent photos of some past major events, please see Peter Evans' excellent work here.


Partisans - 19 May 2017
Brilliant tunes, brilliant musicianship and a pile of fun.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Julian Seigal on tenor
click for hires image Thad Kelly click for hires image Gele Calderazzo
click for hires image Julian on soprano (and bass clarinet)
Alex Merritt - 12 May 2017
Brilliant contemporary jazz
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alex Merritt click for hires image John Turville
click for hires image Calum Gourlay click for hires image Jeff Williams
Pete Oxley and Micolas Meier - 28 April 2017
A wonderful gig from two superb musicians and nine guitars.
Not so wondeful pictures by Dave this time.
click for hires image Pete and Nic
click for hires image Nicolas Meier click for hires image Pete Oxley
Theo Travis: Double Talk - 21 April 2017
Brilliant, driving music, top musicianship.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Theo Travis on flute click for hires image Mike Outram
click for hires image Pete Whittaker click for hires image Nic France
click for hires image Theo on sax Our photographer Peter though this was a contender for gig of the season.
Solstice - 7 April 2017
A true collective of fine musicians, composers and arrangers entertained us very well indeed.
click for hires image The collective
click for hires image John Turville click for hires image Brigitte Beraha
click for hires image Tori Freestone on flute click for hires image Tori on tenor
click for hires image Jez Franks click for hires image Dave Manington
click for hires image George Simcock
The John East Project - 31 March 2017
A return for this most welcome band.
click for hires image The band (except Neville is hidden).
click for hires image John East click for hires image Daniel Hewson (also on piano)
click for hires image Dave Lewis click for hires image Paul Higgs
click for hires image Carl Orr click for hires image Neville Malcolm
click for hires image Paul Robinson
Sam Crockett Quartet - 14 March 2017
Fresh and excellent writing, great musicianship: a fine gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sam Crockatt click for hires image Ivo Neame
click for hires image Oli Hayhurst click for hires image Jon Scott
click for hires image Sam enjoying his colleagues.
Josh Kemp's Hammond Organ Quartet - 3 March 2017
Josh, Ross, Steve, Tristan gave us a rousing gig, mostly Joshes excellent writing.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Josh Kemp click for hires image Steve Fishwick
click for hires image Ross Stanley click for hires image Tristan Mailliot
click for hires image The band again Always a pleasure to have any of these guys at the club. Ross does amazing things on that beast of a Hammond B3.
Will Butterworth Quartet - 17 February 2017
A beautiful gig. First set, Will's "Nightingale and the Rose" suite from the Oscar Wilde Tale, second standards and a great tune of Will's.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Will Butterworth click for hires image Seb Pipe
click for hires image Nick Pini click for hires image Pete Ibbetson
click for hires image Will's excellent presentation of the suite. click for hires image The band again
Brandon Allen Sextet - 10 February 2017
People leaving at the end were talking about gig of the season already. It was a smaching gig.
Peter was not pleased with the photography - something about the wrong camera. I diddled them a bit.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Brandon Allen click for hires image Paul Booth (also on Flute)
click for hires image Mark Nightingale click for hires image Tim Lapthorn
click for hires image Dave Whitford click for hires image Matt Home
Damon Brown's International Quintet - 3 February 2017
From England, Scotland, Germany and America (3 by way of Seoul), this lovely fun and bluesy band delighted us.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Damon Brown on flugel click for hires image Damon on Trumpet
click for hires image Christian Brewer on soprano click for hires image Christian on alto
click for hires image Paul Kirby click for hires image Sean Pentland
click for hires image Manuel Weyand click for hires image The band again
Phil Hopkins' Toots Thielemans Tribute - 27 January 2017
click for hires image The band...
click for hires image Phil Hopkins click for hires image John Paricelli
click for hires image Jonathan Gee click for hires image Paul Morgan
click for hires image Martin France click for hires image Phil Hopkins
20 January 2017 - Ben Crosland Quintet plays the Ray Davies Songbook
A joyous evening with top musicians playing great arrangements of terrific tunes.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Ben Crosland click for hires image Dave O'Higgins on soprano
click for hires image Dave on tenor click for hires image John Etheridge
click for hires image Steve Lodder on piano and keyboard click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom
13 January 2017 - Jim Rattigan's Pavillion
Brilliant 12 piece band. Lighting not terrific, so not all pictures worked.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jim Rattigan click for hires image Andy Panayi
click for hires image Steve Fishwick click for hires image Martin Speake
click for hires image Mark Nightingale Lovely sounding band with excellent arrangements of Jim's tunes. Sorry that all of the band did not get individual pictures.
Fletch's Brew, 6 January 2017
Fletch's group starts off our year with a bang and a holler and great music and musicianship.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Mornington Lockett
click for hires image Ross Stanley on the Fender Rhodes click for hires image Laurence Cottle
click for hires image Ross on piano. A joy as always, this lot.
Peter's Pictures from 2016 click for the 2016 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2015 click for the 2013 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2014 click for the 2013 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2013 click for the 2013 pictures