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29.12.13

 

New CD Stall

 

Our CD stall from Jan 25th 2014  will be supplied by local Record company Foottapping Records

 

 

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19.12.13 

 

Christmas Gig News 

 

Club CD man retiring

 

Steve Runacre who has served us for 9 solid years with his fabulous Runicorns Records/CD Stall each & every month at the club will sadly be retiring from us, although he will still be dealing with 'Mail Order'

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He shall be greatly missed & his last gig with us will be Dec 21st '13.

It wasn't an easy decison to make as Steve 'loves' Crondall r 'n' r club, but it had to be done, so any good wishes for him, please bring along on his retirement night

We will be putting another CD dealer in place & wish Steve all the best for the future

 

Steve shall be selling his CDs for ONLY £5 on his last night  (21st Dec '13) & ONLY at Crondall r 'n' r club. He shall continue with mail order services.

 

Collecting for 'Young Epilepsy' 

 

At  our Christmas gig - 21st Dec '13, we shall be doing a collection for charity 'Young Epilepsy'. They are trying to raise money to put into a New Education Resource Centre.

The centre will benefit  all the school children – who not only struggle with epilepsy but other complex conditions including autism, learning and behavioural difficulties – they will benefit from the best sensory learning facilities including creative arts, music therapies and a new aqua centre, gaining greater independence as they move around school more easily.

The Centre will also be used to evaluate and develop better assessment tools and classroom interventions for children with epilepsy which can be replicated to help thousands of children all over the UK.

Read more info here 

 

Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales) 

 

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03.12.13 

 

ROCK you Sinners! Comes to Crondall R 'n' R Club!

 

We were privilaged to have one of Art Baxters' nephews, Eric Gomm, come visit the club in October '13

 

 

Eric brought along some Art Baxter memorabilia & was selling 'author' signed copies of his brand new paperback (released 25th Oct '13), 'From here to Obscurity in 240 days', a biography of his Uncle Art, which Eric Co-wrote with his cousin Julian King.

 

The paperback is obtainable from E.Bay  & of today (03.12.13) there are still some signed copies available.

Any trouble with the E.Bay link, just go here to E.Bay  & search 'From here to obscurity in 240 days'

It took 10 years of Research & travelling to complete this book & so at £13.99 is a bargain to learn about one of our rock 'n' roll heroes of Britain!


http://www.artbaxter1926-1997rocknroll.com

 

 

 

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03.12.13

 

Bar Staff have retired  (don't fret, we have more)

 

Crondall r 'n' r clubs' bar staff of 9 years, retired in September & had become part of the team!

They kindly donated booze to the raffle each month & even bent over backwards at times, couldn't have asked for better, love 'em & they plan to come visit us as customers one day!

 

They served the  hall with most all other events & Troy announced on their leaving night that we/the club/customers have been the best crowd to have served over the last 9 years.

Big thanks to them for keeping all you drinkers happy!

 

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17.10.13

 

Raising cash for Cancer Research UK in Memory of Elaine

 


For Cancer Research UK in memory of a very close & dear friend & loyal supporter of the club since the age of 17, Elaine Preedy


......Right all you people comin' to Crondall r 'n' r club on 26th October 2013......


Listen up! A mutual friend & also lo...yal supporter, of the club, Kaz, has gone completely bonkers & has assigned herself to run 10 miles the day after this gig, in memory of Elaine after first travelling down to Southsea to do it.



This means she will be sacrificing her usual drinking session at the club & the proper use of her legs for the following week, lol.
She has been training really hard, as you can see to the left here

Kaz will be bringing in her sponsor form to the club & we shall also do a collection for any odd bits of change you may have lurking in your pocket!

If you're not comin' to the gig & you wish to donate to Cancer Research UK, you can always donate to the charity at Kaz's charity page, or here at the Cancer Research UK website once Kaz's page has expired


Thank you for your time in reading this.


R.I.P Elaine Preedy, a much missed special friend x

 

UPDATE

03.12.13

Kaz successfully completed the 10 mile run battling against gail force winds for the last 2 miles along the seafront

& has raised way above her target of £300.

After collecting 1 or 2 more sponsorships, total raised was £523.73 of which £78.73 was collected from customers at the club's October 2013 Gig.

 

Tremendous! Well done Kaz!

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08.10.13

DJ Dynamite Ady & Janie return to the Forest FM Studio


DJ Dynamite Ady & Janie (Club organisers) returned to the studio twice this year at Forest FM, after about a year & a half since the last visit, Weds 20th March & again on 10th July '13 they were honoured to be helping presenter of the show celebrate its 7th birthday, joined by DJ Leon Oddsocks to add to all the  F U N !

Live shows can be heard at
www.forestfm.co.uk
8pm - 10pm UK Time, live with Steve Stack O' Wax (L)

Re Runs of Wednesday Night Rockin' Party Radio Show dated from the 14.08.13 can now be heard 24/7 at www.mixcloud.com/stevestackofwax

If you fancy droppin' an e.mail when the show is running, send it
here but only during time of show 8pm - 10pm UK Time or it won't get picked up:)


Just some of the pics of the show's 7th Birthday


Chillin' before the roastin'
on the HOT seat!



Steve Stack O' Wax
has trouble bending his finger
Who IS that mysterious woman?

Plannin' on nickin' all the biccies!

Steve O pinchin' one of Ady's CDs!




Quiet now, Dynamite Ady & Leon Oddsocks
are burnin' their bums
on that HOT seat!



Leon nods off
or did Steve O
put somethin' dodgy in his Tea!

 

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Our French Chef's assistant is pedalling to Paris for charity

Updated 09.09.13

 

Lisa, the lovely assistant for the French ‘Lazy Chef’  who helps to serve delicious homemade food in our kitchen at

Crondall r 'n' r club pedalled to Paris for The Fountain Centre.

Thierry, 'The Lazy Chef' cycled with Lisa to raise money for Meningitis UK

Lisa says.....I am 'Pedalling to Paris' on 21st August 2013.

Not only is this an adventure for me, I am also supporting The Fountain Centre, who care for people who have Cancer.

 If you would like to support me please click the link below
http://www.justgiving.com/LisaClarke-Pitter

(This link should remain open for another few months if anyone wishes to make a donation)

or Text LCCP66 to 70070

Thank you
every £1 will make a real difference

 

The Fountain Centre Charity Registration No. 1089086

The Fountain Centre provides a caring environment for patients newly diagnosed with cancer, in order to balance the traditional approaches to cancer treatment with a range of complementary therapies and individual support.

You may also make a donation to the Lovely Lisa, at Crondall r 'n' r club on Saturday 20th July

 

Lisa & Thierry successfully made it to the French main land on 22nd August 2013

They both enjoyed the stunning scenery as they cycled & managed to raise £381.10 for the charities.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH, FROM ALL OF US AT CRONDALL R 'N' R CLUB!

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Updated 26.07.13

 

The Nigel Dixon 20th Anniversary Memorial Concert

in aid of Cancer Research UK

The RH20s Cancer Research UK Charity No:- 2416809

(Click here for details of the 2nd Nigel Dixon Memorial event)

 

 

 

Mick Lewis (R) (founder of 70' s band, Whirlwind) had the idea to put an event on like this for a long time in memory of friend & co founder of band - singer/guitarist, Nigel Dixon. (L)

 

 

 

Finally after getting together with RH20s, a Cancer Research UK Official fundraising group on the rockin' circuit,

 the idea has now taken place

A total BARGAIN at £10 !!

for all the following bands & DJs

 

 

INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC FROM 9 BANDS :-  Whirlwind (England), Sabrejets (Ireland), Double Six (Spain), Torreadors Trio (Finland),  Eddie Vortex & the Cyclones (UK), Bo Walton (UK), Rockin' Bandits (UK) & Young guitarist Denvir Jet (R) & the Shockwaves (UK), The Wilsons (UK)

 

 

PLUS TOP DJs (L)

 2 Houndogs & our very own Dynamite Ady

 

Event took place on Saturday 18th May 2013

@ Drill hall, Denne road, Horsham, RH12 1JF

(The old Horsham r 'n' r club venue)

12 noon - 11pm

 

 

ALL PROCEEDS WENT TO CANCER RESEARCH UK

 

 

 

via Lorraine Dale

at

www.therh20s.blogspot.co.uk ,

E:Mail - therh20s@gmail.com

 

 

 

A superb grand total of £1,657.97 was raised

 

 

Check out photos from the day by clicking on this >> Pics of the event

(You need to log into facebook to view the pics)

 

ALL BANDS & DJS GAVE UP THEIR TIME FOR THIS VERY WORTHY CAUSE FOR NO FEE

 

UPDATE > > > > > > > > MESSAGE FROM MICK LEWIS
BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...

Following on from the tremendous support for The Nigel Dixon 20th Anniversary Memorial Concert 18 05 2013,The RH20'S Fundraising group for Cancer Research U.K. have agreed to organise
The Nigel Dixon 21st A...nniversary Memorial Concert for 17th May 2014
with the possibility of making it an Annual Event !!
I cannot begin to thank the many many people who made this possible and really it is a Dream come true. My sincere and grateful thanks to all who took part in this years Concert.

Anyone wishing to take part or be involved in the next years event please contact Mick by private message.
(You need to be logged into facebook)

 THANKS TO YOU ALL...Mick.

(scroll up for details of first Nigel Dixon Memorial event)

 

2nd Nigel Dixon Memorial Alldayer Concert
UPDATED 04.04.14

 

DJs 2 Houndogs & Dynamite Ady

Bands : - Outcasts, Fever, Vee 8s, Ron Walton, Atomic Hotshots, Denvir Jet & the Shockwaves, The Wilsons, Whirlwind plus possibly a few special guest appearances.

 

Price is £10 in advance/ £15 on the door & all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK via The RH20s Cancer Research UK fundraising group.

 Click here for details & online link to purchase tickets or phone 07904 769835.

 

UPDATE 12.06.14

 

£663.70 WAS RAISED FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK AT THE 2nd NIGEL DIXON MEMORIAL EVENT

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Facebook page

21.02.13

 

Crondall rock 'n' roll club can now also be found on Facebook

@

 www.facebook.com/Crondallrocknrollclub

 

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DJ Dynamite Ady & Janie on Radio Caroline

24.01.13 - UPDATED 25.02.13

 

Tuesday 19th February

Guests on Radio Caroline’s Good Rockin’ Tonight show

Produced & presented by Dell Richardson

were

 

 

 

DJ Dynamite Ady …...Crondall r 'n' r clubs resident DJ J

&  Janie…..his other half ! J

Dell Richardson is the Honey Monster sitting in the pic above left. Pic on the right is Ady, Johnnie Fox, Janie & Emma on our last visit to Radio Caroline in August 2010.

The guy with the glasses, Rockin' Jan, byes kids meals so he can collect free crayons! Ha ha...

And he farts alot !

Janie & Ady are organisers of Crondall rock 'n' roll club.

Crondall rock 'n' roll club & DJ Dynamite Ady sponsored the show

Here are some pics of the moments


DJ Dynamite Ady havin' a bite to eat!

The Master Dell Richardson at work!

Before the mayhem began!
     

Dell Richardson (R) & Crazy Rockin'
Jan (L) after eating his kids meal!


The view from the Cap'n's cabin as we left the Portside. Bit posh with double glazing on board!

Emma tolerating Rockin' Jan!
(Pronounced Yann)

Tune in at this link > GRT show

  6pm - 9pm UK Time

You can tune in via Radio Player, I-Phones, I-Pads, Internet Radio, most free to air satellite systems.
You can now listen on SKY + HD by adding a channel (click on link below for details)
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO TUNE IN WITH SKY DIGITAL
studio e-mail during the show only
studio@radiocaroline.co.uk
Dell Richardson's 'Good Rockin' Tonight' show now has a 'Listen Again' facility on their
'Radio Broadcast Links Box' at www.grtcaroline.rockers.co.uk
RE-RUN SHOWS DATE BACK FOR YEARS!!

 

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Money collected for Donna Louise Children's hospice

 

Each & every month at Crondall r 'n' r club,  an official collection pot for the

Donna Louise Children's Hospice Registered Charity: 1075597 has been sittin' on our bar for 3 years.

we've not asked people to spare change & we've not advertised that its there in all this time.

 

If people wish to drop change in, its totally voluntary

There were a few generous notes in the pot & a lot of change.

 

£112.51 has been raised & donated to the hospice based in Stoke on Trent where every penny counts.

Not only do the staff care for the children. The parents get looked after too.

 

Please click on the acknowledgement letter of payment received for more details of finances needed at the hospice.

 

Thank you to those who put money into the pot

 

The collection pot will remain on our bar until it is full again

 

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Triple cd release at one gig!

Updated 29.08.12

 

 

Last played Crondall in '77/'78 & on Sat 25th August 2012, played Crondall r 'n' r club again, giving us the honour of hosting, at the club, the release of 3 very very special cds on Major Bill records,

a LTD Company owned & run by Whirlwind.

The cds are as follows....

 



A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION GOLD VERSION OF THIS WAS
LAUNCHED & AVAILABLE AT

 CRONDALL R 'N' R CLUB ONLY!

THE NON GOLD VERSION & BRAND  NEW RELEASE IS AVAILABLE AT

RAUCOUS RECORDS
The founder of the band & ace guitarist - Mick Lewis, (2nd from right) celebrated his birthday & completion of 50 years of performing ! (started when he was 7!)
CLICK PIC TO HEAR SAMPLE
OF THE EP -HOLLOWAY 304

by 9 yr old child prodigy Denvir Jet
who played a few numbers
on his guitar with Whirlwind at this special gig
Available from
 Major Bill Records LTD
 

WWW.WHIRLWINDROCKABILLY.COM

 

Special CD (Left) in aid of Cancer Research UK via RH20s Reg: 2416809

Available from Lorraine Dale

(you need to be logged into facebook for this link)

ALL WHIRLWIND RELATED PICS ARE COPYRIGHT TO THE BAND, PERMISSION WAS SOUGHT & GRANTED, TO USE.

There was a collection for Cancer Research UK - organised by official Cancer Research UK fundraiser/rep Lorraine Dale of RH20s

Reg : 2416809

 

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Money raised for Friends of the elderly

Updated 07.02.12

 

 

Raffle proceeds from our Christmas 2011 gig with the Lights Out band (sons of the Jets)

has been paid to the charity -

FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY  - Registered Charity no:-226064

 A charity that believes in helping the elderly to keep their Independence & dignity

We raised £99 in total. 

 

 

Click on 'Right' image for charity acknowledgement letter

 

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed their small change to this charity.

It is very much appreciated

 

 

 

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Fundraising gig for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Took place in ROFFEY  - WEST SUSSEX - organised by Janie & Ady of Crondall r 'n' r club

& DJ John Houndog

Updated - 07.04.12

 

3 Bands + 3 DJs all gave up their time for this fundraising event on 4th Feb

DJ - Big Beat Pete had to pull out due to other committments

 

This msg (Right) is to anyone who contributed in anyway or form.

Funds are still creeping up slightly. Watch this space for updates!

 

AMOUNT HAS RISEN BY ANOTHER £102 SINCE THE GIG !

 

We organised a special fundraising gig for the benefit of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder within a mainstream school in Guildford. The initial idea for it came from John of the DJs 2 Houndogs.

Ever since John Houndog did some fundraising a couple of years ago & got myself involved with it, he has been very eager to do something else for charity. We were both at a gig with the Outcasts band one night, got talking about it, the band were up for being part of the idea as well, & in John's words that night 'Let's just do it!' led to the gig with 3 bands & 3 DJs

 

 

STUFF WE 'AD TO 'ELP RAISE MONEY:- Bands - Rat Pack, Johnny & the Giants & Outcasts & DJs giving up their time, Pub of Tall Paul (Horsham r 'n' r club organiser), Daughter helping at door, Donation from 'Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers Official Fan club', '3 x tickets for 2 for Brighton Jukebox show (April)', 'A load of cds from Foottapping Records' '2 x haircuts from the rockin' barber & guitarist of the Outcasts @ Murray's Barber Shop' plus.....

 

Other prizes, including - Americana entry for 2 / Rockers Reunion entry for 2013 for 2 / 2 Saturday Night passes for Christmas 2012 Wildest Cats in Town for 2 / plus loads more!

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS TO ENLARGE

 

(Left) Confirmation letter from the College we raised money for

 

Letter of acknowledgement of receipt of funds raised (Right)

 

IMPORTANT MSG: FOR ANYONE PASSING ON THE ABOVE DETAILS, THE COLLEGE HAVE STRESSED, FOR PRIVACY REASONS, THAT THEIR COLLEGE 'NAME' NOT TO BE USED ON FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES. THANK YOU.

 

 

Facebook link.

Please take heed of the red print above before clicking on the Facebook Link

 

VIEW THE END OF THE FUNDRAISING PARTY HERE

 

The National Autistic Society

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Crondall R 'n' R club sponsors Wednesday Night Rockin' Party Radio Show

 

Various radio shows have to rely on sponsorship money to survive, especially the smaller radio stations, like Forest FM.

 

Crondall r 'n' r club were proud to have sponsored the Wednesday Night Rockin' Party for the whole month of July '11 which was also in support of up & coming half young & wild band - Fireballs, who absolutely stormed the club in the same month!

 

We had an ad made up to be played on each show throughout July & arranged for a special Fireballs cd promo ad to be run, which was incorporated with our ad.

 

On 17th August  Janie & DJ Dynamite Ady were guests on the Wednesday Night Rockin' Party, presented by top International DJ, Steve Stack O' Wax.

We had a great laugh on the show as always playing a selection of our own choice of tracks & promoting the Crondall r 'n' r club.

 

It had been almost exactly 5 years since Janie was on the show as the first guest ever. So, quite a little celebration!

You can tune into Steve's show at www.forestfm.co.uk

Re - Run shows can be heard 24/7 at www.mixcloud.com/stevestackofwax

 

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£520.77 raised for Help for Heroes at our 26th Feb 2011 gig

updated 11/04/11

 

Every Christmas we usually donate our raffle proceeds to a selected charity. But last Christmas, due to the unusual treacherous arctic weather conditions, we had a very poor turnout, so we decided to postpone the major fund raising for Help for Heroes charity (Registered charity number - 1120920) to our Feb gig with Porky's Hot Rockin'. We had a collection in January to kick start the fund raising & raffled off a donated Rockers Reunion ticket & raised £257.28

 

 

 

We had another collection in Feb  and a special raffle with lots of nice prizes including:-

 

 

.A free MOT for modern or classic motors by kind courtesy of Phil Morgan of Bellfields Autos in Guildford

 

 

.A complimentry entry ticket for 2, kindly sponsored by

 R & R Security - Security & Hardware Specialists for all your security, hardware & classic car keys

 

 

.A unique Crazy Cavan fan club 'Little Reb' teddy (value £15.50 & won by our stall holder Lisa Marie of 'Chantilly Lace') & Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers cd album 'Rockability' by kind courtesy of The Official Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers fan club.

.Other donated prizes - Furious T.shirts (Cut throat clothing), Latest Rat Pack cd, Leopard Trio cds

Latest cd from Porky's Hot Rockin' , a surprise goodies bag from Chantilly Lace stall.

There was a free drinks voucher, another complimentry entry ticket for 2, booze & more.

 

 

We PARTIED! Dipped into our pockets & Helped some Heroes on the way !

 We raised £257.28 in Jan with a collection & totalled it to  £520.77 with

Porky's Hot Rockin' & DJ Dynamite Ady on 26th Feb '11

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL ON LEFT FOR CONFIRMATION OF FUNDS RECEIVED BY HELP FOR HEROES

ADDY IS BLANKED FOR PRIVACY REASONS :)

 

 

Get a taster of Porky's Hot Rockin' goin' wild at Crondall r 'n' r club here !

 

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2 Wonderful donated raffle prizes each month

updated - 29/04/12

 

THE MOT

 

 

  Phil Morgan of Bellfields Autos (Facebook link for Bellfields Autos) in Guildford,

 

  who owns this little beauty on the left here,

 

 very kindly  donated 16 MOTs to our raffle

 during 2011 & 2012

 

 Each MOT voucher was used for each winners'

modern or classic  motor.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Russ Hobbs of Guildford for winning the first MOT of the year at our Feb '11 gig with Porky's Hot Rockin'.

A very deserving young man.

 

Massive thank you to Phil Morgan, owner of Bellfields Auto Services , mechanic & musician

 

 

 

THE COMPLIMENTARY TICKET FOR 2

 

 

  Raymundo of R & R Security - Security & hardware specialists, is kindly sponsoring

 

  a monthly club complimentary ticket for 2,

 for the 3rd year running,

 for our raffle for the whole of 2013.

 

 

  For all your security, hardware & classic car keys click here

  

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Lost property

01/03/11

 

Okaaaaaay, so who left a pullover at Crondall on Saturday (Feb 26th) then? Give us a call & describe it to me & you can have it back :0) Just because Porky stripped, s'pose you think you can too, lol :0)

 

We still have a few items of lost property kicking around which were left behind in all the mayhem of our Cavan gig in February '09.

I would have thought that these particular items would have been missed by the owners, one item being a jacket.

If you are one of these people that left something behind, or you know of someone who left something behind, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07903 145018

 

Many thanks

& apologies to anyone who still can't feel the ground with their feet yet, lol

after coming to our wildest party with Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers & Johnnie Fox.....What a blast!

 

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Our visit with Johnnie Fox (Invaders) to Radio Caroline

 

 

DJ Dynamite Ady, myself & daughter Emma took a bowl up to Radio Caroline back in August.

We had a great day & evening, all  headin' for Kent to that famous rockin' boat. But first, a  3 & 3/4 hour journey, picking Johnnie Fox  up, (of Johnnie Fox & the Invaders) then straight up the M.25 for a special double tour of Gravesend, a detour, to find the perfect  fag break beauty spot  at a dead end, near a rusty old van, which we were debating whether I should convert it's surroundings to a private ladies loo or not! Ha ha...NO, I DIDN'T BEFORE YOU THINK IT!  Quick check of the ol' google map & we take a wrong turning, 'cos someone took the signpost away! Find a couple of likely lads who put us back on route, & finally get to the meeting place, after first accosting a couple of ladies who we thought were Dell Richardson & Malc Minney  in drag! Ha ha. Our torturers for the evening , Dell & Malc, met us at the secret rendezvous where meals were only £3.59 a head with as much grub as you please.....like WoW, it's cheaper than goin' t' chippy. A very enjoyable time, with Dell & Johnnie talkin' over old times, Dell regularly booked Johnnie Fox back in his days of  organising r 'n' r at the Clay Pigeon about 100 years ago.

All stuffed now & I  trade Johnnie in for Malc  to come in my car, just in case Dell should get  abducted by aliens for 'radioactive' power for their flying saucers! That way, Malc could take us to the studio & all we would have to do is wait for the aliens to drop Dell off after discovering that his radio 'activities' are more use to us than them.  

 

We pick straws as to who is going to be the first on with Dell & I got the shortest, so here I go, promoting the club & this, that & the other, then it was Johnnie's turn who told us all, that his dad once appeared on Opportunity Knocks, he made dedications & promoted his new band. And then time for DJ Dynamite Ady to play some of his fave tracks. And last but not least, my daughter Emma got to draw the prize-winners for Dell's weekly competition. We all played about 10 tracks each & Dell DID manage to get a word in here & there, ha ha, he done an absolutely brilliant job as he does every single week.

 

Dell Richardson travels about 2 hours there & 2 hours back to do the show & he has to pay fees to Radio Caroline, he doesn't get paid for doing it.

Dell, Steve Stack O' Wax of Wednesday Night Rockin' Party Radio Show, Dave Brighton & Mike George of Rockabilly Radio & lots of other rock 'n' roll radio presenters don't get paid for entertaining us, reading gigs out, playing listeners requests, sending copies of the show out to the guests that have been on the shows or even for the fuel they use to get there & back, and in Dell's case, loo rolls & washing up liquid wouldn't go a miss. Yes, I had to use kitchen paper towels yet again, in the loo!

That's why these shows & others always appreciate sponsors as it helps to keep the shows running, & bums clean, ha ha, which in turn help a lot of people on the rockin' scene i.e bands, djs, promoters, clubs e.t.c.

 

Here's to rock 'n' roll radio :) A very important element of the rock 'n' roll scene.

Crondall rock 'n' roll club sponsored the 'Good Rockin' Tonight' show on Radio Caroline, so me & DJ Dynamite Ady could go & have a mad 3 hours representing the club. And to give Johnnie Fox some support, we offered him  to come with us to give him the chance to promote himself &  his new band.  We turned him into a leprachaun (L) while we were there, ha ha, but that's another story :) Made no odds to us except extra driving & fuel costs, but it's all for the love of it & we had the most memorable time together.

 

Janie

 

 

Other pics of the day

L - R Malc Minney who regularly mans the phone for Dell / DJ Dynamite Ady & Johnnie Fox / Johnnie & Dell / Emma in the hot seat :)

 

 

 

Check the mentioned shows out here

www.caroline.rockers.co.uk  Tues 6pm - 9pm UK Time

www.stevestackofwax.co.uk   - Weds 8pm - 10pm UK Time (re-runs 24/7)

www.rockabillyradio.net - 24/7

 

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Rockabilly Rave is to sponsor Crondall r 'n' r Club

13/08/10

 

 

Rockabilly Rave is very kindly  sponsoring Crondall r 'n' r club for our January 15th 2011 gig, with the band Caezars, our very own resident DJ Dynamite Ady & special guest DJ Steve Stack O' Wax.

 

Organiser of Rockabilly Rave, Hotrod Hayride, & The Rhythm Riot , Jerry Chatabox, (right) explained that the Rockabilly Rave is looking at sponsoring 2 or 3 clubs, & Crondall r 'n' r club is one of them.

 

This gesture  of Jerry's, he explains to think of, as the Rockabilly Rave being just a larger section of  the rockin' scene helping & supporting a smaller part of it, which in my opinion, is what the rockin' scene is all about, helping each other, & it's greatly appreciated.

 

 If we didn't all support each other, our scene would eventually fall apart. 

 

Stacks of Free DVDs, CDs and T Shirts will be given away by The Rockabilly Rave on this special night!

 

It's gonna be a blast!

 

 

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Young Uni student seeks persons to shoot!!

30/03/10

 

20 year old Hayley Brown , a student of the London College of Fashion is studying 'Fashion photography' & was set the task of producing a project on anything she liked.

 

Being very much inspired by her Grandads old pictures of him as a Teddyboy at the same age as she is now, & with a general interest in 50's fashion & her love of the era, she decided to do a project on the 50's fashion, & rather than dress models up, thought it would be much better to just get out to some of the rock 'n' roll clubs & photograph the people who are really into the era.

 

Hayley took a few pics at the club in March, of which can be viewed here.

 

Haley is still looking for people who dress in a 50's or 50's inspired style who would be interested in having their portrait taken, either at their homes or a location of their choosing. Hayley will very kindly produce a cd of images taken, as well as print off a favourite shot of the subject's choice.

 

If anyone is interested in this, you need to contact Hayley at hayleylouisabrown@gmail.com but she does have a deadline to hand in her project on 30th April, so you must contact Hayley as soon as possible if you are at all interested in being shot by her.

 

 

 

 

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DJ Dynamite Ady & Janie GAG Steve Stack O' Wax

11/03/10

 

After being invited, once again, me & the other 'alf, Ady, joined Steve Stack O'  Wax on the Wednesday Night Rockin' Party, on 24th Feb.

 

We arrived just 45 seconds before the show went out live on air. It took us 1 hour & 3/4 just to get from Guildford to Verwood, nr Bournemouth!

What a journey, getting stuck in traffic & caught behind old codgers doin' 35 mph on the motorway, most frustrating. We didn't think we were going to make it for even half of the show.

 

As soon as we got there, Steve says ''Hi guys, stick the kettle on''...CHAAARMING!

Well, someone has to do it, as Steve was on his Tod in control of the show......for now anyway, ha ha!

It's always a fun time on the show. Ady selected a lot of his fave tracks & I selected a few of my choice, but concentrating more on club promotion  & other bits n pieces.

About half way through the show, we decide to gag Steve with duck tape, it was a job holding him still actually,& then I take over the show for a few minutes. Steve did attempt to talk while he was gagged, but failed, ha ha!

We had a right ol' laugh. Poor ol' Steve had a sore mouth after he ripped the tape off.

 

 

YOU CAN HEAR THE RE-RUN OF THE SHOW HERE

 at www.stevestackofwax.co.uk 24/7 from now til late Weds 17th March/Early Thurs 18th March. Just click on the 5th Jukebox from the top for 1st half of show & click on the last jukebox for 2nd half of show.

 

.........Wednesday Night Rockin' Party goes out live every Wednesday 8pm - 10pm UK Time.

You can tune in at www.forestfm.co.uk  

 

Furthur down the line on August 31st, we are scheduled to guest with

Johnnie Fox  of   Johnnie Fox & the Invaders on the

Good Rockin' Tonight show presented by Dell Richardson

 

Every Tuesday at 6pm - 9pm UK Time.

 

Tune in at www.caroline.rockers.co.uk

 

Also heard at Sky Digital Ch. 0199.......... 'Listen Again' facility can be found at the 'Radio Broadcast Links Box' 

at www.caroline.rockers.co.uk

 
PLEASE NOTE WWW.STEVESTACKOFWAX.CO.UK WEBSITE NO LONGER EXISTS, RE RUNS OF SHOWS FROM 14TH AUGUST 2013 ARE NOW AVAILABLE 24/7 AT WWW.MIXCLOUD.COM/STEVESTACKOFWAX

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Money raised for Hospice in the name of Mick Landucci

 

 

Back in September '09, Regular Crondall punter, Pencil John, on the left here took part in a sponsored pub crawl via pushbike/bus in Farnborough Hants, to help raise money for the Phylis Tuckwell Hospice in memory of Mick Landucci.

Crondall rock 'n' roll club & some of the punters sponsored John to complete the madcap pub crawl.

 

With all sponsorship money from all participants & donations on route into a collection bucket, a grand total of £3426.49 was raised which includes a percentage from Gift Aid, which is explained in the thank you note & confirmation here.

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LETTER BELOW TO ENLARGE

 

 

 

 

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Russ raises money for Surrey Air Ambulance again

15.02.10

 

A friend & regular of Crondall rock 'n' roll club, Russ Hobbs, on the left here, who organised a one off gig in March last year to raise funds for the Surrey Air Ambulance, did, on the basis of that gig being successful, organise a 2nd gig to take place on 6th Feb this year, to raise even more funds.

 

An impressive total of £772.59 was raised for Surrey Air Ambulance (charity no- 1021367)

Thanks to Sundowners, Oh Boy Record Hop & Russ Hobbs the organiser for making it all happen.

Thanks also to everyone who came to support the gig, because without you, the money wouldn't have been raised.

 

 Click here to view Sundowners at the event, singing 'Prison Song'

 

                           

                                    

Please click here for a report on the first fundraising event organised by Russ

& for more details on Surrey Air Ambulance

 

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All goes well with Greasy Mick's Rockin' Memorial Night

17/12/09

 

Whilst a lot of you were enjoying the Wildest Cats in Town Xmas Party, we were celebrating the life of Greasy Mick in Farnborough at a special Memorial Night with Rhythm Aces & DJ Edwardian Andy all the way from Northamptonshire.

There was a good turnout & a grand total of just over £375 was made for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice in the name of Sam Lyth via proceeds of the event, the raffle & generous donations.

We know Mick would have been very proud of his best mate Wardy going through with this event, as was Wardy being extremely proud & very grateful to everyone who turned up including a couple from Leicester & Bill & Linda of the Barnstaple rock 'n' roll club who travelled 5 hours to get there & went home the same night.

The DJs 2 Houndogs did a toast to Mick on Saturday night at Wildest cats in town xmas party, which was very touching indeed.

All in all, we had a very good night, most memorable to say the least, with Rhythm Aces finishing the night without responding to an encore, but respectfully finishing with 'The Wanderer', Mick's favourite song.

God bless yer Mick, we miss you. x

 

PICS ADDED 29.12.09

For more pics of the event, click on this link which is at the

 House of Rock Forum

CRONDALL ROCK 'N' ROLL CLUB RAISED £161 VIA RAFFLE PROCEEDS FOR THE DONNA LOUISE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE  AT OUR '09 XMAS GIG WITH RUDY LA CRIOUX & THE ALLSTARS

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How far can a representation of Crondall r 'n' r club travel?!

30.10.09 - UPDATED 16.10.13

 

FROM CRONDALL TO MEMPHIS WITH LOVE

 

Some friends of ours had a little surprise waiting for them in their hotel, 'Heartbreak Hotel' in Memphis, Tennessee, whilst on holiday.

 

Angie & Trev were planning to go to Memphis to visit Graceland next year, but decided to bring the date forward to this September, BUT didn't tell Ray & Elaine who had already arranged to visit Graceland at the same time.

 

Angie & Trev left a hand delivered Crondall flier in Ray & Elaine's pigeon hole in the Heartbreak hotel with a message written on the envelope saying ' if you want to know who delivered this, then meet us in the bar in the hotel at 8 o'clock tonight.

Elaine was very eager to find out who the mystery flier messenger was, that Ray hardly had time to shower! They met up with Angie & Trev in the bar that evening & ended up doing a quiz on Elvis, with the locals seemingly not knowing many of the answers!

 

 

 

Elaine & Ray did the very decent thing the next day & took the flier to Graceland gates to have it's picture taken with them.

 

I must say, we were extremely touched by the whole set up, &  especially so to have this wonderful picture.

 

Elaine has been going to Crondall r 'n' r club since she was 17, & is one of Crondall's longest standing customers.

 

Thank you guys for making this picture possible.

It might seem unimportant to some, but we are very proud of it.

 

 

RIP Elaine x

 

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In Memory of Greasy Mick

14.09.09

For those of you who knew the late Mick Landucci (Wardy's best mate) aka Greasy Mick from Farnborough,

It is with deep regret

 

to inform you that he sadly passed away in his sleep during the morning of 13th August

His funeral took place on Friday 28th August at Aldershot Crematorium.
 
The service began with Elvis' 'Wonder of You' with a humourous reference to some of Mick's life's experiences being read out, with some touching moments also , finishing by sending Mick off to heaven to the sound of Elvis singing 'American Trilogy'

There was a great turnout of Mick's friends & family for the service, which Mick would have been very proud of, if he were looking down on us,

Rest in Peace Mick, we miss you.


A private wake was held by the family & a rockin' wake for the rockin' crowd was held at a regular drinking haunt of Mick's, at the Fox Inn - Farnborough, Hampshire. 

 

 

Tall Paul (Horsham r 'n' r club) supplied the decks, while DJ Dynamite Ady, Gerry Brooker & Mad Andy Munday supplied the music between them for the whole afternoon & early evening, not failing to play Mick's favourite, the Wanderer by Dion.

   

For anyone interested in viewing more pictures taken at the 'wake for the rockin' crowd' please click here

God bless your kind & friendly soul Mick, you were a good hearted man.

Our sympathies & thoughts are with your parents & family at this sad & tragic time

 x

Mick, with his best friend Wardy, had just started a club up in Farnborough

& had their 1st gig with Rat Pack 12 days before Mick sadly passed away.

Their 2nd gig was, and still is planned to go ahead with

 Rhythm Aces & DJ Edwardian Andy

on

 Saturday 5th December '09,

£7 Entry

Wardy has decided to dedicate this night to the memory of his best mate Mick.

@

The Cove Ivy Leaf club, 111 Cove road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 OHF

ANY PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE DONNA LOUISE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

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A public thank you notice to the official Crazy Cavan fan club

22/07/09

 

Louise, the secretary of the Official Crazy Cavan Fan Club has been busy distributing the very first fan club news sheet, & on the front page has my review of the band playing at Crondall rock 'n' roll club on Feb 28th '09, together with a picture of them backstage.

 

It is indeed an honour to be a part of that news sheet, in fact, words escape me. Thank you to Louise & of course to Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers for the privilege.

 

And an immense huge thank you on behalf of everybody at Crondall rock 'n' roll club.

 

The fan club was launched in December last year at the Wildest cats Weekender, and is only a tenner for lifetime membership....it's a bloody good bargain if you ask me, & extremely good value.

 

Included with the 1st news sheet  was an exclusive radio interview with the man himself - Cavan Grogan, and the chance to be part of selecting tracks to be included on their next album. A prize draw is also offered to members for the opportunity to win tickets for the Rockers Reunion 2010.

 

Click here for contact details to join the Official Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers Fan Club.

 

Pic taken at Crondall rock 'n' roll club - 28th Feb '09 - Courtesy of Bosuns Bikes

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Wednesday Night Rockin' Party celebrates 3rd Birthday

22/07/09

 

2 days since the Wildest Cats weekender in Pakefield, and we're  (Me 'n' DJ Dynamite Ady)  shooting off about 70 miles (or is it more....I never count! lol) to Verwood, in Dorset, to party on with Steve Stack O' Wax at the Forest Fm radio studio, celebrating the 3rd birthday of  his Wednesday Night Rockin' Party.

DJ Dynamite Ady & I had to put up with Mr dodgy stomach, Crazy Bristol DJ, Mr Leon Odd Socks.......Cor Blimey, could hardly get a word in edgeways with him on the show. All he & Steve kept on about was something about needing t.shirts, or not havin' a t.shirt or something!

Ady & Leon played a good back to back session of their own personal favourites & I was allowed to select a couple of my own.

I took the opportunity to play Georgia Slop from the new 'Snatch it & Grab it' Rat Pack cd which is due out about September time.

 

Paul & Geoff from the 'Fabulous Fifties show', which follows Steve's show on Forest Fm, joined us briefly giving a summary of their show.

And there's Alan, an old friend of Steve's who once helped Steve run a rock 'n' roll club in Bournemouth many moons ago. He  remained fairly quiet as Steve only dragged him along to make teas 'n' coffees all evening. Ha, ha! Poor guy!

 

We're still waiting for our piece of the birthday cake!

 

Steve began to present his show in July '06 & I had the very great honour of being Steve's 1st guinea pig...er, I mean guest on his show around 16th August, and Leon Odd Socks was his 1st ever guest DJ. Steve was still getting a feel for the radio biz when I first went on the show, & it was a totally new adventure for myself being on radio for the 1st time. 3 years & a few guest spots later, it's now a lot less nerve wrecking than the 1st time.

Steve's show has progressed from having just local listeners & a few via the internet, to becoming an Internationally known successful Hot 'n' Rockin' Radio show.

 

Steve may not be quite as madcap as Dell Richardson from the famous Radio Caroline, but we always have a laugh on the show.

 

Steve plays good & Hot Rockin' tracks, from the latest to the greatest, has the occasional guest i.e. promoters, d.js & bands playing live in the studio & not all as zany as us......and he dishes out a few gig details each week, which some of are selected from the rockin' mag - Maggies Blue Suede News.

 

Click here to contact Steve during the show times - Weds 8pm- 10pm UK Time, mainly to plug gigs, tell him what a great show he's putting on , or make a dedication to someone you luuuuurrrrve!

Please click here to contact the Wax man for any other reason :), but please be patient as Steve works ridiculously stoopid shifts during the week. Thank you.

 

Join the party with Steve Stack O' Wax

  Every Wednesday 8pm - 10pm UK Time

 

Wednesday Night Rockin' Party is also repeated 24/7 here

 

&

Don't forget that living legend, Dell Richardson

with

Also heard at Sky Digital Ch. 0199

Every Tuesday  6pm - 9pm UK Time

 

 'Listen Again' facility can be found at the
 'Radio Broadcast Links Box' at www.grtcaroline.rockers.co.uk

 

 

CLICK ON THE LOGOS TO HEAR THE SHOWS

 

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 Pete Lyth - frontman of Rhythm Aces

determined to raise large funds for Childrens Hospice in memory of his son

June '09

 
PLEASE read through to the end & then please pass this on to your friends...it doesn't take much to help.
 
It is with deep regret that Sam Lyth - 15 year old son of Pete Lyth (frontman of the Rhythm Aces),  peacefully passed away in May after a long battle against Neuroblastoma.
 
The Donna Louise Children's hospice, where he spent his last moments,
provided a service absolutely 2nd to none.
The care team  were like angels taking care of Sam, &  the family were well looked after too.
Sam couldn't have spent his last moments in a better place.
He was a very brave young man indeed.
 

The hospice needs £2 million a year & most of this is obtained through public donations,  that's about a £250,000 for every 6 wks needed!

 
Pete Lyth would like as much money raised for this hospice as possible
so that other local families who desperately need this kind of support,
can also benefit from it.
 

The family request that anyone wishing to pay tribute to Sam, can do so by sending any donations, which will be gratefully received by The Donna Louise Trust.

 
Donations should be sent and addressed to  
For the attn of Sylvia Pearl
The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust, Treetops, 1 Grace Road, Trentham, Stoke on Trent. ST4 8FN
 

Please make sure that any donations sent on to the trust, bear a note clearly stating who you are donating in the name of, i.e Sam Lyth, so that the trust can keep a running total in  his name.

 
Cheques can be made payable to The Donna Louise Trust
 
  There is no time limit for submissions of donations.
 
 CRONDALL ROCK 'N' ROLL CLUB HAVE DONATED £283.20 TO THE TRUST,
FROM RAFFLE PROCEEDS & DONATIONS
FROM OUR GIG - (30th May with the band Roosters)
 
IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF EFFORT TO HELP.
WHY NOT HOLD A RAFFLE, 
OR DO A WHIPROUND AT THE NEXT GIG YOU GO TO WITH THE PROMOTERS PERMISSION........
NOT FORGETTING TO QUOTE THE
REGISTERED CHARITY NO:- 1075597.
  
www.donnalouisetrust.org
Tel:- 01782 654444
 
Our deepest sympathies are with Sam's family & friends right now.
 
PICTURE ABOVE  OF SAM LYTH WITH HIS DAD PETE LYTH AT WILDEST CATS WEEKENDER - SUMMER '08
(BY COURTESY OF PETE LYTH)
 
NEWS UPDATE ON THE DONNA LOUISE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE FUND IN THE NAME OF SAM LYTH
17/06/09
  

Re Pete Lyth's plea of Rhythm Aces to raise money for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice......

in the good name of his son Sam Lyth

 

 NO-ONE IS OBLIGED TO CONTRIBUTE,

BUT ANY DONATIONS MADE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFULLY RECEIVED BY THE HOSPICE.

PLEASE READ ON, YOU HAVE NUTHIN' TO LOSE.

 

Another whipround over the weekend (12/06/09) raised £72.20 which was thanks to Emma,  the daughter of John of 2 Houndogs DJs, and her now husband A.J.
They got married on the Friday & Emma insisted on doing a whipround at their wedding reception & added £20 of their own cash from the money they received as part of their wedding present.

 

Queenie & Rob did a whipround at Zeb & Sandy's Gloucester rock 'n' roll club (13/06/09) & raised £125

 

Crondall rock 'n' roll club have raised £283.20 & Pavilion raised £165.
 The Castle at Southend - £126.71,

 & I did a whipround at Ford club at Basildon last weekend & raised £101 including

 the penny I found on the Skyrockers changing room floor, lol.

 Other places have also raised funds

GREAT THANKS TO THOSE FUND RAISERS, DONATORS & SUPPORTERS

It's all great stuff & so worth it to put a smile on children's faces at the hospice

 

Pete Lyth of Rhythm Aces, takes an official Donna Louise childrens hospice bucket around with him to collect funds for the hospice  .

The bucket is taken to the hospice at least once a fortnight & exchanged for another empty one.

 

 

In the space of 10 days, Pete lyth presented 2 bucket loads of money to the Hospice totalling at £1,106.28 exactly.

 

He continues to hand into the hospice, bucket loads of money, & the staff there are really overwhelmed & very grateful by the response of the rockin' family.

 

 

ANOTHER LITTLE UPDATE OF FUNDRAISING

24.08.09

 

               

 

 

John Houndog of the 2 Houndogs DJs managed to raise an outstanding £1200 for this charity,

and most of that was in one weekend. He was extremely brave.

 

First off, he had his hair cropped down, then dyed it bright pink & left it like that for a couple of weeks & finally with a great deal of consideration, had all of his hair shaved right off, in public at the Wildest Cats in Town Weekender up in Great Yarmouth!

 

Well done John, you deserve some sort of medal!

 

 

Updated Jan 8th '10

Updated Oct 8th '13

£375 raised at Mick's Memorial Night

£181 in total raised at our Xmas Bash '09 with Rudy la Crioux & the Allstars

 

We now hold a collection pot at the club at the bar

 

1 PENNY OR 2......A POUND OR 5.........CAN HELP SICK CHILDREN

& THEIR FAMILIES LIVES BE MORE COMFORTABLE & BEARABLE AT SUCH A DESPERATE TIME.

 

 NO-ONE IS OBLIGED TO CONTRIBUTE,

 BUT ANY DONATIONS MADE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFULLY RECEIVED BY THE HOSPICE.

 

www.donnalouisetrust.org
Tel:- 01782 654444

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Regular Crondall punter raises funds for Surrey Air Ambulance

2009

 

Regular Crondall punter & Fireman , Russ Hobbs - (Yes, that is his real name, & he has a kettle that was awarded to him to mark the significance of it, ha! ha! no offence Russ;) ) organised a one off  event to raise money for an independent charity - Surrey Air Ambulance.

 

The event which took place at Jacobs Well Social club in Guildford, on 7th March this year was a great success, & a total of just over £1,000 was raised as a result.

 

B.17s provided the entertainment along with a couple of numbers from Kat Cane of Kat & the K9s, with Djs Dynamite Ady & Boppin' Robin of Oh Boy! Record Hop.

 

Russ invited myself (for helping with the advertising of the event), Dynamite Ady, Kat cane, some of the Jacobs well social club committee & the B.17s. (Unfortunately B.17s couldn't make it due to flying around somewhere else, lol.) for the presentation of the cheque for the Surrey Air Ambulance in early April, at the Surrey Air Ambulance heliport situated at Dunsfold aerodrome.

 

The charity, which helps to save lives every day, rely solely on donations & their own fundraising to cover the costs of helicopters, maintainence of them, fuel, pilots wages e.t.c. All the government supply the charity with, are the paramedics.

The crew are called out at least twice a day & tot up a yearly bill for approx £250,000 / £1,000 000.

 

Later in the day, we discovered that the Surrey Air Ambulance was called out to a serious accident on the A3 in Guildford, not far from where Russ & ourselves live.

We know the money that was raised at this event was well spent, & helped to save a life or 2.

 

Always support the Surrey Air Ambulance if you can, it really is a worthy cause.

 

A brief summary of my visit to the Dunsfold aerodrome.

 I was flagged down by security just after I entered the aerodrome, after taking a wrong turning, lol ....well....they let me in!...and was then instructed to follow the security truck in a 30 zone, with him doin' about 50 round a bend...Hey...my car can't do that mate, not unless I wanna roly poly!

The Air Ambulance crew wouldn't let me swing on the propellers of the helicopter & I almost accidently shut one of the crew's hand in the helicopter door & then nearly made a dent in my head when I banged it on looking inside the rear of the helicopter....didn't half hurt....but I had paramedics around me, so I was in safe hands, should I have fainted, lol.....I daren't ask if I could sit in the pilots seat....knowing my luck, they would have got a call, & I would have probably got stuck & held them up!

 

CLICK HERE FOR A  VIRTUAL TOUR OF AN AIR AMBULANCE

OR TAKE PART IN THE

AIR AMBULANCE LOTTERY

 

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Crondall rock 'n' roll club t.shirts now available

 

 

We have constantly been nagged (in a nice way, ha, ha) by our punters to get some t.shirts made up for the club.

 

It has actually been on the agenda for a long time, but with one thing & another, we just hadn't got around to completing the task until now.

 

T.shirts have been available since just before our Cavan / Fox gig in Feb.

 

Huge Furious fans, who also come to the club, Tim & Lisa, of Cut Throat Clothing (L) are our suppliers. and are responsible for producing the Furious t.shirts & Official merchandise for the band.

 

 

Our TOP QUALITY  T.shirts are available in Ladies fitted, Ladies vest tops & Mens in all sizes.

 

Available at the club for £8 a piece & on the odd occasion from Janie (above R), wherever she may be!

 

EACH T.SHIRT AVAILABLE WITH 'CRONDALL ROCKERS' OR 'CRONDALL ROCK 'N' ROLL' TEXT

ONLY £8 a piece

 

ALL T.SHIRTS BEAR OUR WEBSITE ON THE REVERSE

 

 

Sorry girls, NO free knickers with these t.shirts, HA, HA!

 

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Danke rockin' freunds

This is to say thank you to our visitors from overseas who made the effort to come & see

Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers & Johnnnie Fox & his Invaders at Crondall rock 'n' roll club.

 

On the night of Crondall's most fantastic gig on 28th Feb '09,

a friend of ours took charge of the door for about half an hour,

 who obviously greeted our foreign visitors.

As it was so busy, Our friend didn't get a chance to tell us about it on the night.

 

The following week another friend, who came to Crondall that night, said to us,

''did you know you had a couple of German guys down to see Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers at Crondall?''

At first, we thought it was a wind up, but  it  evidently seems that they were on holiday over here.

 

The following week, another friend tells us that he was talking to 3 men from Holland at the club that night.

It turns out that the Dutchmen flew all the way from Holland  just to see

 Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers at Crondall.

 They apparently spent the night in their car after the gig & travelled back to Holland the next day.

 

God knows how these guys managed to find the club in the middle of nowhere....amazing!

Some of the English have trouble finding it, but most don't, I hasten to add.

 

So, if the German or Dutch men that came to visit us on the 28th February to see

Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers & Johnnie Fox & his Invaders,

are reading this, I just would like to say, a special thank you, for coming all the way to Crondall in England

to support Crondall rock 'n' roll club

 

Keep rockin'

 

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Ady & Janie were guests on Rockin' radio shows again

 

Feb 17th & pacing the floor at home.....can't wait to get in the Radio Caroline studio again, even if it is a different one YET AGAIN  for the thiiiiird time!!! The studio location seems to change just before I go onto this show everytime....hmmm? Is Dell hiding something?? I think I'll have to look into this & see if the guests before me are still around, lol!

 

Madness.....utter madness....but then that's rockin' ain't it?

I gave myself 3 hrs to drive to Kent were I usually get lost going to or coming back from ha, ha...it's the only place that I do! I arrive about an hour early at the rendezvous, put my feet up for a doze before all the excitement begins.

Dell & Malc finally arrive. I get an earache about Rockin' Jan (pronounced Yann) this, & Rockin' Jan (pronounced Yann) that,. Couldn't get a word in edgeways :) I fear Poor Ol' Dell is missing his right hand man & the star of the show, Arrrrrhhh, poor thing. Malc has replaced Jan and is the voice on the competition phone line tonight.

 

We order our meal & Dell asks if I want a roll.....I mean!!!! What is he like?? Oh, a bread roll....no thanks, I'm not as gutty as you Dell. :) Dell cracks some jokes...and finds a strange use for his rolls! Not as funny as rockin' Jan though, he, he.

Is it actually safe with Dell so near to me? ha, ha. I know Malc will look after me though....he's a nice guy.

At least there is one consolation....Dell didn't try & put his finger into my dinner!

 

Time to go to the studio, now that Dell has put me at ease with his humour, ha, ha!

 

We park in the most horrendous car park ever & I bolt my car up to the nearest available police car! only joking, ha, ha.

 

Can't see what resembles a studio.....where are these 2 giant men taking me?! Oh there it is.....when do the builders go home? ha, ha!

The studio is like a mile up the stairway, theres no central heating, the toilets in the kitchen, hence the kitchen roll on the toilet roll holder for drying oneself (yes, we had to use kitchen roll!) & you have to wash up the cups in a room that you're not permitted to enter.....well, Dell's not permitted to enter. That reminds me....Mustn't forget to look into whether Dell's guests, previous to me, are still around!!!! Scaaarry!!

Help me Malc....but he's not much help either....they're in it together....Oh My God!!

And this pic was taken after the show. And I thought Malc was such a nice man! :)

 

I'm in the studio & I feel like I'm waiting to have an operation, lol. Malc makes us a nice brew & we're all warmed up. I sit in the darkened corner in the Hot Seat with my own personal spotlight which Malc kindly set up for me (or is he trying to make me submit? lol)

 

We all spend the next 3 hours mucking around & havin' a good laugh.

The theme for the show tonight is modern bands & I have my own selection of tracks to play, & amongst them....Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers, Johnnie Fox, Rat Pack, Scottish band Coy Dogs, B.17s, Jack Rabbit Slim & more. I plug some of the bands as I go along, & of course, plug our forthcoming Crazy Cavan / Johnnie Fox gig  throughout the show.

 

Thanks to everyone who called or e.mailed in with their support while I was on the show, including Shaggy of Coy Dogs, Howie, crazy bass player of Rhythm Aces, Skyrockers, 2 Houndogs D.Js, Hustlers & Rob 'n' Debbie

 

 

Next day & it's time to invade the studios of Verwood in Dorset.

Dynamite Ady & myself make our mark in the studios of Forest fm on The Wednesday Night Rockin' Party, and Steve Stack O' Wax has brought along his body guard with him, Mr big Dave C, webmaster of the shows' 24/7 'EX' re-run site- www.southcoastrockabillys.co.uk , in case anything gets out of hand.....Ha, ha, ha.

 

We are all having a laugh together before we go on air & are introduced to Steve's 15 year old trainee, Ryan.

Ryan wishes to become a radio presenter when he leaves school, so what better training than from a rock 'n' roll master?! Ryan seemed to enjoy our  crazy presence.

 

 Ady couldn't make it to Radio Caroline the night previously, so it's his turn to make a selection of tracks to play tonight &   has brought along a whole case of c.ds to select his favourites from,  to play on the show.

We all had a wail of a time, with me plugging the club & it's forthcoming events/bands & generally taking over the show!

 

We discussed $lim $lip & the $liders band wrapping themselves up in cling film at Crondall! ha, ha! And I got so engrossed in a jaffa cake that Ryan had given to me, that I wasn't listening properly to Steve when he asked me a question...so I said yes anyway! Ha, ha!

 

It was well worth guesting on these shows as I received phone calls with reference to things that I had mentioned on air.

 

Its always an honour & a laugh guesting on these 2 shows..... And I have to say, I did  miss Rockin' Jan, the WINDy man in the studio at  Radio Caroline.

 

 

 

HELP SUPPORT ROCKIN' RADIO As I'm supporting Dell (left) lol.

Rockin' radio was like a lifeline to me & kept me going before I discovered the clubs 28 years ago.

 

Dell & Steve don't get paid for doing this job, they do this for the love of the music & to help our Music survive.

 

Both of these shows rely on sponsorship money to survive & have certain expenses to cover such as replacing high class loo paper, filling Dell's stomach & buying more jaffa cakes.....seriously though.....why not look into sponsoring a show, or if you can't afford to do it on your own, perhaps go halves with someone or thirds, lol.

 

Lets help rockin' radio survive, which in turn helps the rockin' scene to TICK.

 

For details, Contact Dell here & contact Steve here.

 

 

 

 

Crondall rock 'n' roll club  sponsored the Good Rockin Tonight show on 17th Feb & also sponsored The Wednesday Night Rockin' Party for the month of Feb.

 

Any interest in sponsoring either of these shows, please contact

 Dell Richardson via the radio link below

&

click here to contact Steve Stack O' Wax

Tune in to........

Also heard at Sky Digital Ch. 0199

Every Tuesday  6pm - 9pm UK Time

&

  Every Wednesday 8pm - 10pm UK Time

 

Wednesday Night Rockin' Party is also repeated 24/7 at www.mixcloud.com/stevestackofwax

 

 

CLICK ON THE LOGOS TO HEAR THE SHOWS

 

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Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers

return to Crondall rock 'n' roll club - 28.02.09

(UPDATED 28/03/09)

 

For all of you Crazy Cavan & Rhythm Rockers fans, the band have  launched the 'CRAZY CAVAN  & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS OFFICIAL FAN CLUB'

at the 'Wildest Cats in Town' Xmas Party  in Pakefield  (5th/6th/7th Dec'08)

 

The launch of the fan club celebrates 40 years of the bands career, together with the release of their new album 'LETS FUCKIN' ROCK', out now & available from the band & that old geezer - Dell Richardson, presenter of Good Rockin' Tonight rock 'n' roll radio show.

 

As the intention of the band is to give something back to their fans after all these years, in the form of  the

 'OFFICIAL CRAZY CAVAN & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS OFFICIAL FAN CLUB',

 

it is also our intention to be giving something back to our customers, especially those who have supported the club for as long as they can remember.

 

Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers  played at Crondall rock 'n' roll club in the very early years of the club's existence....strangely enough, on the 24th Feb 1978, only 3 months after the rock 'n' roll started in the Village hall at Crondall.

Then again, about 1985 ish?

 

The last  time Cavan played at Crondall rock 'n' roll club was 17th Dec '94, & hired by the then promoter of about 10 years,

 Paul Prictoe (R) with his mate Keith (L).

They also played  at a pub called Tumbledown Dicks in Farnborough, which was one of the venues where a lot of the Crondall rock 'n' roll club old regulars used to go before the new Crondall Village hall opened in Nov. 1976

 

Johnnie Fox (pictured on the right here in his earlier days) will be support band with his Invaders (2 ex Hunters & Lee Gocher).
We gave Johnnie 1st refusal to do p.a. as he is a great Cavan fan & gave me & the family great support this month, 2 years ago, as did the Rat Pack with Johnnie....followed by B.17s & Cat Cane.

Johnnie has performed at Crondall with his Hunters in the past, & in more recent times, with Rat Pack & Skyrockers. (Please see Rat Pack & Skyrockers reviews for details)

 

A lot of our older  punters wish to see Cavan at Crondall rock 'n' roll club again.

We are managing their club, so that is what they are going to get.

This is our way of giving something back to our punters for all their support while we have been running the club for the last 4 years, & for the support they have given to the club for the last 32 years.

 

 

We also wanted to give Cavan & the guys the chance of playing at Crondall again for old times sake.

                            

 

For any enquiries re: the fan club, please contact the fan club's secretary, Louise,

&

for those of you who don't have access to e.mailing facilities, please call Louise on 07837 234 860

 

Once the introduction to the fan club is placed on the Cavan website, you can make enquiries via the site at www.crazycavan.com

 

It will be a great honour to have Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers back on that Crondall stage.

Gawd bless 'em!

 

 

There will also be the opportunity to join the

'OFFICIAL CRAZY CAVAN & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS OFFICIAL FAN CLUB '

& Cavan Merchandise should also be available.

at Crondall rock 'n' roll club on our Cavan night on the 28th Feb.

 

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Xmas raffle proceeds to go to Epilepsy Research

Updated 19/01/09

 

Every year at christmas, Crondall rock 'n' roll club make a small donation to a chosen charity, from the proceeds of our christmas raffle.

This year, a donation of £154 was raised & has been sent onto epilepsy research UK which is a registered charity no:- 1100394

Address blanked for privacy reasons.

 

Confirmation of donation on the right.

 

                  

 

 

Please click on the above for enlarged versions of charity info

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A wee Scottish message thanking Crondall R 'n' R Club

 

The following message was taken from a myspace bulletin, written by lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist of Scottish band - Coy Dogs, who played at Crondall rock 'n' roll club July '07. Read the review here.

 

Pics here were added by myself.

A MASSIVE THANKS TO  JANIE, ADY & THE CRONDALL R'N'R CLUB FOR GIVING US THE GIG THAT REALLY LAUNCHED THE COY DOGS IN ENGLAND.

From that gig, we made a lot of friends and contacts and have had great success in England, i.e. Music Palace, Ace cafe e.t.c....

In the last ten years together, we have been in regular work and too busy to take on some gigs.

England was only decided upon in the last 2 years and look forward to playing next year for the Teddyboy re - union and Brant r'n'r club e.t.c.

 

The best thing in the world is, the guys in the band and couldn't ask for anymore.

AND OF COURSE THE FANS WHO SUPPORT US!


Right
, better stop noo, gettin' carried away here.
lol (
I DON'T 'ARF RABBLE)

All the rocki
nest happy weekend friends.

Shaggy.

 

 

Pic on Left - Coy Dogs at Crondall 07/07. Pic on Right - Coy Dogs at Ace cafe re-union 09/08

TO HEAR & SEE COY DOGS LIVE, CLICK HERE

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Rock 'n' roll ain't never gonna die!
 
Elena with Skyrockers rhythm guitarist

A popular 19 year old Crondall rock 'n' roll club regular has written a report for her widely distributed Uni rag.

 

Elena, who attends the University of Birmingham, & is also an avid bass guitar player, felt she had to make her voice  heard about her love for rock 'n' roll through 'The Sanctuary', which is a student newspaper, distributed amongst Birmingham & other Universities.

 

 

 

 

This is what she wrote.............

 

Furious played at Crondall rock 'n' roll club August 23rd 2008

 

Well keep on Rockin' Elena & well done

 

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Popular club promoter - Tall Paul, suffers stroke

 13/07/08

(updated 8th Jan '10)

(updated 8th Oct '13)

 

Life long Teddyboy, Tall Paul - hard working promoter of Horsham rock 'n' roll club sadly suffered a stroke on Tuesday 8th July.

Paul is now on a gradual recovery & is able to get out & about occasionally & is starting to enjoy life again a little, which is great news.

 

Horsham rock 'n' roll club will continue to take place as normal each month, and is now back in the regular venue of Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex.

 

A whip round at one of the gigs at Horsham rock 'n' roll club for Tall Paul & his wife - Sharon, was organised by well known Stall Holder there, Mr Memphis Pete. A total of '£286 plus' was raised.

 

Tall Paul & Sharon were unaware that this was going to happen & are extremely grateful to Memphis Pete, and to everyone who has sent cards & given support.

 

 

Paul has recovered & continues to run his club in Horsham

Horsham r 'n' r club has since folded

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Money raised for Pancreatic Cancer Research

On 29th March 2008, We helped to raise funds for

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Funds raised were a result of a darts/ pool tournament organised by ‘Our Paul’s’ pool team at the Parrot Inn, Guildford.

The Parrot Inn also had a special night with Rat Pack rockin’ the pub roof off

& more money was raised with a raffle & whip round 

 

A final sum of £443.87 was raised and donated to the worthy cause.

 

 

A personal thanks to everyone who were involved with the events, especially Angie who organised the darts/pool tournament & sold all the raffle tickets.

And thanks to all who supported us on the night & made donations,

 especially to Bill & Linda from Barnstaple r 'n' r club who travelled all the way from Devon just for the occasion.

 

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