Worth a read. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_secret_in_my_blood To live your life with this over your head, because of the incompetence of people who should have known better, must be horrendous. Fortunately his luck has held and he can live a “normal” life now. So many people were put into this situation and lost their lives. Personally, the NHS have been ,on the whole, very helpful to me and my family so I wouldn’t put the blame on the entire system, but surely something went terribly wrong at the time and needs to be addressed before too much longer. Good luck to those out there with similar problems.
The last event of the year at Swansea Jazzland was held at The Garage last night featuring the amazingly superb Cottle brothers. Joining Dave were his brothers Laurence and Richard along with drummer Paul Smith and Alun Vaughan. For anyone that hasn’t heard of any of these guys, they are some of Swansea’s most talented musicians. The new year brings a new programme of events for most musical tastes including Laurence and possibly one of the best drummers in Britain, Ian Thomas and also Gareth Williams on keyboards. These guys have played with the best in the world and they are coming to play at Swansea Jazzland . Why not come along and see for yourself. http://www.swanseajazzland.co.uk/ourtickets/prod_6575400-Wednesday-January-30th-
After many years at the St. James Club, Swansea Jazzland has moved to a new home. The Garage@ Whitez will be the venue for the best jazz acts from all over Britain and overseas from now on. I’m sure many of you were just waiting for the change in venue to visit and experience the fantastic jazz on offer in Swansea. 😉. So, give it a shot, you never know until you try it, you may just enjoy it. Visit the website to see what’s on...
The Festival ended last night with a fabulous performance from the Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, and so brought to a close a wonderful weekend of music. It was a shame that the weather didn’t hold for whole weekend, but I think everyone who attended enjoyed the experience. Again I would personally like to thank Dave Cottle for his latest contribution to ensuring that live music is available to as many people in Swansea as possible. Also thanks to the whole team of helpers for their non stop energy and assistance. It may not have been as big as a Muse concert 😉 but it was a successful event organised and run by one man ( mainly ) , with entertainment in mind, not money. Thanks to all who attended, I saw quite a few Swans shirts around, as well as seeing people, that I know, who are Swans fans and Season Ticket holders. Keep music live. 🙂
Hope all goes well for the next few days , especially to Dave for all the hard work he’s put into this for months on end. I’m sure it will all come good and Swansea will show their support for an International Jazz Festival bringing Swansea into the limelight for music for the second time in just a few weeks. There are tickets still available for some of the events and of course there are many free gigs all around the Maritime Quarter. Please come and support this wonderful weekend of music of various genres, you will find something that you’ll enjoy and it might even be JAZZ ! Niiice 😁
One of the best big bands in Britain playing in Swansea tomorrow. Only a few tickets left, get yours ASAP. The Laurence Cottle Big Band are playing tomorrow at the Swansea International Jazz Festival. Get there if you can, it should be fantastic. 😀