Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jeremy Sassoon at The Sanctuary Bar


Its Sunday evening and Bernhardt  has a night off. Mrs. B is busy with the ironing so Bernhardt sets off for The Sanctuary bar to see his old pal Jeremy. The pals go back further than one would care to … Continue reading

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Sir William Walton – a tribute by Wetherall and Thorne


After the initial inertia of deciding who should drive the car – Wethers and Thorne sprung a surprise on Bernhardt – playing one of Uncle Willie’s compositions – it almost brought a tear to a glass eye – memories of … Continue reading

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Cheryl Cole gigs in Kabul – whilst The Charleston Charlies play Canon Pyon


It’s Saturday 17th September and the Charleston Charlies are heading off to play at the society wedding  of the year in Herefordshire. But with Marley Charlie’s penchant for ice cream and macaroons, and the sat nav insisting on taking the … Continue reading

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Bernhardt and Thorne’s day out


Taking a break from a punishing schedule of touring abroad with his pop group, Jon Thorne enjoyed a leisurely day out with his old pal Bernhardt………..despite much of the days filming being unusable, Bernhardt has put together a little vignette … Continue reading

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Bernhardt and Mrs. B. in love row – don’t take him back !


After an altercation with Mrs. B, Bernhardt heads off to the Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green, to play for Patricks 90th birthday party. It’s a fun crowd, a real ale pub and a welcoming relaxed landlord to host the event…but, with … Continue reading

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Put the ‘Jazz’ back in ‘Manchester Jazz Festival’


Bernhardt today makes an impassioned plea to MJF to put the ‘Jazz’ back into the Manchester Jazz Festival. “Sca has a home, so do blues, folk, world music, experimental…. what about some jazz bands playing in the jazz festival. How … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell’s 3 in a bed secret


Greedy Simon Cowell’s secret orgy news story was swallowed up by a red top readership’s bottomless appetite for scandal. But where’s the video to back up this headline grabbing tale of excess? In complete contrast Bernhardt was caught in the … Continue reading

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Watching the washboard – washboardPete- a profile.


Washboard Pete could not be described any more elequently than by his biographer in 1927 “The Incredible Washboard Pete II was born in the heart of a star.  He is one year old and plays with The Hobo Sapiens, Keith Tippett, The … Continue reading

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Petra Ecclestone and her new husband James Stunt


Petra Ecclestone and her new husband James Stunt are said to be planning the party of all parties to get married life off to a spectacular start. They couldn’t do any better than hiring Manchester Jazz band The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble . … Continue reading

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Steve Parry’s Big band… to open next years MJF ?


Bernhardt and Mrs. B recently discovered this fabulous clip of Steve Parry’s big band from hell featuring Doreen Edwards singing.  Have a gander at the footage below and then ask yourself one question; wouldn’t Steve Parry’s Big band be a … Continue reading

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