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Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

DIGBY SAYS: “AFTER TWENTY YEARS THE HALF-DOZEN IS READY TO GO – AND READY TO BLOW! IT’S OUR TURN NOW!” Well my good friends; it’s hard to believe but 2015 marks the TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY of my beloved band DIGBY FAIRWEATHER’S HALF DOZEN. Somehow – conquering all the problems of launching a brand-new band in the [...]

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About Digby

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Digby became a fulltime jazzman in l977 after twelve years as a qualified librarian in Southend-on-Sea. From l973 he worked his way up as a part-timer through established bands including Hugh Rainey, Eggy Ley, Eric Silk, Keith Nichols, Ron Russell and Lennie Hastings and deputized regularly for Alex Welsh, recording his first album with Welsh's band in l974.

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Shows

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Information regarding Digby's shows, including Rocking in Rhythm with the Half Dozen and starring Paul Jones, Ella and Louis with the Half Dozen and special guest Maggie Reeday, Jazz Goes To The Movies, Digby's Duo, Trio and Quartet, Lady Sings The Blues.

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Digby's Half-Dozen

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BRITAIN'S MOST EXCITING BAND!

As you read this, Digby (now celebrating more than thirty years in the music business) continues to lead Britain's most exciting young jazz band, his 'Half Dozen'. First formed in l995 the 'Half Dozen' has been constantly praised for its versatility, professionalism and showmanship.

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Sound Archive

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Rare downloads and comprehensive range of sound clips - with links to on-line shopping.

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Forthcoming Gigs

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Friday, September 26th, 2014:

HELLO EVERYBODY! EMERGENCY BULLETIN:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THE JOHN BARNES BENEFIT AT THE SPICE OF LIFE HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED TO:

WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2015 AT 12.30. PLEASE SEE THIS DATE ON MY SITE FOR FULL DETAILS OF THIS PRESENTATION!

Sunday, October 5th, 2014:

Playing a guest-spot for my old friend Cass Casswell at the BRUNSWICK CLUB, 15-16 Brunswick Square, Ashley, Bristol, Avon BS2 8NX. This is an afternoon gig from 3pm and I’ll be joined by Cass’s excellent trio.

For full details/tickets etc. please call Cass on:0117 907 7960

Thursday, October 9th, 2014:

I’m playing for my good friends HUW AND MARIAN OCKENDON at their new venue: ELTHAM WARREN GOLF CLUB Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9 2PE. My fellow-guest is the sensational JULIAN MARC STRINGLE. The music usually starts at around 8.30 but for exact details and tickets why not give Huw or Marian a ring on 0208¬† 325 3999? Look forward to seeing you there!

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Things Ain't What They Used To Be

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Partners In Time

Digby's classic Quintet partnership with trombonist Pete Strange immortalized live in l978 at London's Pizza Express » more »

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