Category Archives: Popular Music

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 …………………………..     Advertisements

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Bupa Great Manchester 10k run 2012.


The Charleston Charlies‘ Cheeky Charlie runs in the Bupa Manchester 10k – raising money for the charity Music in Hospitals – “Thank you to all my sponsors!” Unsure of the dress code for an event like this the blathering buffoon has … Continue reading

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The Beating Heart of South Manchester!


Bernhardt took a stroll down the snowy lanes of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, and chanced upon The Lloyds, and The Dead Retro Band. You can happen upon a band of stella musicians almost any  evening in this part of town. No wonder Chorlton … Continue reading

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December antics – a Charleston Charlies review !


A brandy soaked Bernhardt reviews the decembers festivities – from  Jersey  to north  mid and south Wales , including an impromptu revisit to Tinkerbell at The Aspidastra cafe. Happy New Year one and all !

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Lindy Hop Jersey


Good grief ! It all started off as a fundraising concert for Jersey Arts In Health and before you could say ” fetch me my brandy” Daniel and Lindy Hop Jersey had stormed the dance floor and the event had … Continue reading

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Groove Ville – St. Helier Concert at St.James


” Where are you boys from?” “We’re from Groove Ville , and we’re heading for Groove Ville!”

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Genuine 1940’s swing band from the 1940’s


The Charleston Charlies 3, well into the Jersey tour have had the great pleasure of playing for an audience that included Trevor Tanton.  Bernhardt was happily out-charmed by the genuine article and  delighted he enjoyed the Charlies’ music. Here’s a … Continue reading

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