Jazz Night at The WERFA Pavilion – a review by Les McCallum

The band were on good form for the jazz night in the pavilion, maybe that’s because they love coming to play for such an appreciative audience.

Andy Williams who has taken over from Spike Heatley as band organiser said:

“We always look forward to playing at WERFA, such a great friendly crowd and of course, we love Kate’s cottage pie”

Several people asked me if they could play a little more guitar music, which they did.

Being cheeky I asked if they ever played Close your eyes? This was the first Jazz record that I ever heard, it was by Coleman Hawkins and Milt Jackson on an L.P from 1960 called Bean bags.

To my surprise and delight they played it on the night, not in their usual repertoire but they said ‘they do like to take on a challenge and this was the first time they had ever played it.’

Quite a few of our regular audience were away on holiday that day, which meant we were slightly down on numbers but we set the chairs and  tables out in Cafe style with table cloths and candles and it made for a very comfortable and enjoyable evening .

At the end of the evening WERFA members said it was a great night and that they couldn’t wait for a return visit.

Social Club Events for 2017

For all events please email les@lesmccallum.com or phone/text 07510 632 109 to book tickets.

Jazz Night Saturday 3rd June at 8pm

This superb Jazz group are delighted to perform again at WERFA.

Tickets £15, food included. Bar Open






‘Jumpin’ at the Woodlands’ Saturday 22nd July 8pm till late

With 6-piece swing band ‘The Smokey Taps’

‘Dynamic and entertaining, The Smokey Taps play high-energy swing and gypsy jazz and have a blinding reputation for getting the whole joint swinging!
Swing dancing • Live music • Food

‘Learn some fun beginners swing dance moves from local dance professionals Martin and Ruth’
Bar open • No partner needed • All ages 16+ welcome
Tickets include food.

Classic Car event July 2017

Classic cars and family fun.

The date for this event will be confirmed in the next newsletter but keep the end of July clear in your diaries.

The Blues night with the Papa George band Sat 30th Sept

More details to follow soon.