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Hi there! And here we are once more, if you are a regular subscriber. If not, then welcome to the FiddleBop email newsletter! :-)

Summer may be on the wane, but there is still time for lots of outdoor hot-jazz-with-a-gypsy-flavour before it gets too chilly in the evenings... And since we have a good weather forecast for tomorrow (Sunday 29 September), why not come along to Chippy Jazz and Music 2013? As well as FiddleBop at the Red Lion (see below), there are lots of other good bands on till a late hour. How about making a day of it?

It's been a summer to remember for us. All those outdoor gigs, and only once did we get rained on! (I'm probably tempting fate by writing this.) And we did lots of gigs, including some really memorable and fun ones. (Transporting our PA on a meat trolley through Oxford's covered market was fun, changing a flat tyre half an before we were due to play was more memorable than fun...) We've more gigs (outdoor and indoor) still to come before the year's end: check out the FiddleBop website and the FiddleBop Facebook page.

Thinking about online stuff: if you have a minute or two to spare, why not leave us a comment on our website or on our Facebook page? Were you at one of our gigs? Did something memorable happen to you? (Not getting a flat tyre, hopefully..) Tell us all about it!

And if you have 12 minutes to spare, have a listen to our recent demo. This was recorded pretty much 'live' in Steve White's elegant rural studio, last April (thanks very much, Steve!) It includes includes snippets of several tunes and songs from FiddleBop's current live repertoire. We'll be doing more recording in October, so more about this in the next newsletter.

That's all the chat for now. On now to the important bit of the newsletter: the FiddleBop gig listings. Remember: please check our FiddleBop website before setting to see (and hear) us, since gigs do get cancelled and timings do change.

Dave and Jo

Gypsy jazz re-imagined!


When is it? Venue, occasion, whatever... Where is it?
1 pm, Sunday 29 September 2013 Chippy Jazz And Music 2013 The Red Lion, Albion Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Back again at our very own local jazz festival, which is always a high spot in our year! CJAM gets better and better each time... don't miss it!
8.30 pm, Saturday 19 October 2013
The Norman Knight Whichford, Warwicks. Not just a great pub: this is Jo and Dave's local too... Come along and meet old friends or make new ones here. Eat some fine food, drink some good beer (always a nice selection), and enjoy some hot jazz from FiddleBop!
8.30 pm, Tuesday 26 November 2013
The Trout Inn Lechlade-on-Thames, Glos. A new venue for us, we are looking forward to saying hello to the nearby Thames as we burst forth with some hot choruses of FiddleBop favourites...
8 pm, Saturday 9 November 2013
The George Inn
Lower Brailes, Warwicks. This is a nice and welcoming pub! And another new one for the FiddleBop four... Landlady Vicky says that we'll be playing in the fireplace :-) So let's make it a hot night with some searing solos and roaring rhythms!
8.30 pm, Friday 29 November 2013
The Norman Knight Whichford, Warwicks. A second chance to catch FiddleBop here, and partake of an evening to remember! You might even get to hear landlord Tim joining us on percussion...
Saturday 28 June 2014 (TBC)
Summer fete at Rosebank Care Home
Bampton, Oxon. More details to follow.
Monday 25 August 2014
The Norman Knight Whichford, Warwicks. Following the Whichford Flower Show and Fete, we have FiddleBop!
Saturday 13 September 2014
Private party
Long Compton, Warwicks. This is not open to the public, sorry.

For up-to-date info on FiddleBop's small doings, see

All the best!

The four FiddleBoppers (Dave, Jo, Roger, and Martin)

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Gypsy jazz re-imagined!