Category Archives: Polkadots and Moonbeams

Jazz at the Snooty Fox again

The ace jukebox at the Snooty Fox. We are the part-time replacement

Every other Thursday, Ricky Fabulous (out of that there Belleruche) and I get out our Polkadots and Moonbeams alter-egos and head down to the Snooty Fox in Canonbury to eat sausage and mash and play a bit of jazz.  So we were there again last week.

It was a bit of a quiet night (everyone was at home watching Nick “Fat Hitler” Griffin get pasted on Question Time) but we played well, I thought. Here are a couple of clips:

At Last:

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As Time Goes By:

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Enjoy! We’re back there again on 5th November.

Going All the Way at the Snooty Fox

The outside of the Snooty Fox, from the inside...

The outside of the Snooty Fox, from the inside...

Last night Ricky Fabulous and I played at the Snooty Fox, in our guise as Polkadots and Moonbeams.

We were on good form, and I really enjoyed playing. And the sausages and mash were excellent 🙂

Here are a couple of audio clips. The first is one of my favourite songs, called “All the Way”:

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And here’s a bluesy number that Ricky really likes, called “Gee  baby, ain’t I good to you”:

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Enjoy!

Snooty Fox- yet more jazz

The Snooty Fox - an excellent boozer

The Snooty Fox - an excellent boozer

Ricky and I played at the Snooty Fox on Thursday night, rousing me from my sickbed (I’ve had a nasty cold) and hauling our sorry asses off to Islington.  I felt pretty grim for most of it, to be honest.

Anyway, here’s a quick sample recording from Thursday of Moonlight in Vermont, which went down well. We got a round of applause after it, which is a good sign!:

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The Snooty Fox again – The Man I Love

Last thursday night Ricky and I were back at the Snooty Fox, doing our jazz thing. Here’s a little rough recording of us playing “The Man I Love”. Apologies for the background noise… at least you can tell it’s live.

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Jazz at the Snooty Fox

The Snooty Fox - an awesome boozer

The Snooty Fox - an awesome boozer

Every other Thursday, I play jazz clarinet down at the Snooty Fox in Canonbury with ace guitarist Ricky Fabulous (out of that there Belleruche). Our duo is officially called “Polkadots and Moonbeams”, after an old jazz song, but nobody ever calls us that.

We were there again last night, struggling to be heard over a busy crowd of schoolteachers having an end-of-term party, and the insistent sound of pouring rain.  I’m going to have to bring a mic next time.

But anyway, here’s a sample of what we sounded like – a quick snippet of “Ain’t Misbehaving”, with authentic pub-noise in the background: