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Review - Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

Jazz at OB's started the New Year with the delectable Catherine Lima, vocals, and Paul Higgs, keys, deputising for the absent Hilary Cameron, ably assisted by the resident duo, leader Dave Grant, kit, and Ted 'the hat' Simkins, bass.

To an enthusiastic audience, Catherine and Paul, played a very relaxed evening of jazz comprising tunes chosen of a mixture of reprised jazz standard songs from such notables as Peggy Lee,Sinatra, Blossom Dearie and Ellington along with some neglected ones, some of her own composition from her new album, 'Stories & Lies'. Paul , who produced the album, dovetailed with her admirably as she emulated several diverse singing styles.

A welcome return to both Catherine and Paul was shown by the audience.

John Constable


Catherine Lima, vocals

Photographs courtesy of

Brian Leith

Catherine, Paul, Dave and Ted


Review - 27th February, 2018

What a great shame the weather deterred jazz fans from attending a really exciting performance by the guitar duo of Andy Watson and Simon Hurley who played keeping the entire reduced audience as if entranced with their intriguing arrangements of a beautifully and varied programme with range of styles and tunes. They were ably accompanied by Ted Simkins on bass and Dave Grant, kit to create a fantastic entertaining evening.

Can't wait for their return to the Club.

Richard Marson

Andy Watson & Simon Hurley


Andy Watson & Simon Hurley, guitars,

 Dave Grant, kit and Ted Simkins, bass

Photographs courtesy of Brian Leith








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