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Cheshire 1920’s jazz band at society wedding !


Roaring 20’s band The Charleston Charlies play for a Cheshire wedding celebration on the 22nd September 2012 – a beautiful day ! Yes folks, that’s Dr. Hans Gruber on piano and features Carl Raven on Clarinet and Sax, Ken Marley … Continue reading

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Roaring 20’s band at Dartmouth House London W1


Roaring 20’s band The Charleston Charlies play unplugged in the courtyard and the wired in The Churchill room for Mungo and Kimberley’s wedding on 29th September 2012 at Dartmouth House, London W1. Yes that’s Dr. Hans Gruber on ……….Accordion, Burley … Continue reading

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Ed Barnwell and Steve Chadwick at The Hillary Step.


How wonderful is the beating heart of south Manchester , Chorlton-cum-Hardy. One lovely summer sunday evening Bernhardt chanced upon pal and colleague Ed Barnwell playing in The Hillary Step with Steve Chadwick on trumpet …………………………..    

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Sinatra at the St. Helier Opera House


After 30 performances in 12 days The Charleston Charlies were ready for a night out at the St. Helier Opera House – to see legendary band leader Chris Dean and his Sid Lawrence Orchestra, backing Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra. … Continue reading

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Royal Visit to Jersey


Jersey welcomes the next king of England and Camilla.¬†Fickle Cheeky Charlie had no difficulty suspending his republicanism when meeting Prince Charles and Camilla. Honoured to represent Jersey Arts in Health who received the Princes Trust Award for Voluntary Charitable Work, … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Morris Dancers of Stratford upon Avon


Ye Goddes – The streets of Stratford-upon-Avon are full of bells, jingles and flowery hats…the local folk are making merry …. Morris dancers in full regalia! Friends, Romans, Countrymen lend me your clogs !

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Kazoo revival – 1920’s Jazz Jazz Jazz


1920’s swells Cheeky and Charming Charlie spread mirth and music under the auspices of the charity music in hospitals. Goodness gracious me – Charlie gets the blonde ! The kazoo is a wind instrument which adds a “buzzing” timbral quality … Continue reading

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