Musicians Unlimited Big Band

Big band in north east england


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Restart @ the Park

Posted by Mick Donnelly on October 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,


Just a reminder that we are back at the Park Inn every Sunday after our summer break. Hope to see you there soon.





New CD released 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE' on sale now.

Posted by Mick Donnelly on May 18, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

After the success of the CD in aid of the Hartlepool Hospice ‘A Celebration of Life’ which raised over £4.500 in 2006, we decided to repeat the project for the ‘Support Your Bowel’ charity. In September 2011 we announced that it was or intention to record a live CD with fundraising singers. The response was incredible and the top 10 fundraisers were chosen, then the rehearsals started in earnest. This was not a competition based on singing capability; it was purel...

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'Making A Difference' CD launch concert

Posted by Mick Donnelly on May 8, 2012 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The good news for everyone involved in this fantastic project, is that, the CD launch concert SOLD OUT early last week. Since then we have had a few returned tickets, so if you wanted to attend the concert on Saturday 14th May at the Grand Hotel, Hartlepool please get in touch through the this website or the Park Inn.


Busy month of Jazz gigs in the Northeast.

Posted by Mick Donnelly on March 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the NORTH EAST GIG GUIDE on the left hand side for the most recent Jazz gigs at a place near you.


(I'll will try and keep it upto date)


Also click the link below for another chance to see the BEHIND THE SCENES vid for the CHARITY CD RECORDING @ The Grand Hotel, Hartlepool Friday 9th March.

Charity CD recording highlights on youtube.

Posted by Mick Donnelly on March 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

What fantastic night this was. Check out the youtube behind the scenes clip its fab.


Cheers to everyone involved.



Details for forthcoming charity CD

Posted by Mick Donnelly on March 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

CD recording

Below are the details for the forthcoming ‘support your bowel’ charity CD recording.

Date – Friday 9th March

Venue – The Grand Hotel, Hartlepool

Times – Sound / PA from noon

Piano, Bass, Drums, Percussion and Guitar – 5.30pm

Saxes, Troms and Trumpets – 6.00pm

Singers – 6.30pm

Doors open to ticket holders (only) @ 7.00pm

Recording starts @ 7.30pm


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Ken Peters Extra Fundraising for Charity CD

Posted by Mick Donnelly on March 1, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ken Peters (who is one of our sponsered performers on the forthcoming Charity CD) recently put on an event for the 'Hartlepool Widows Friendship Group' and asked them to donate his fee to the charity. He also sold (for just £1 each) 40 of his own cd's and put that towards the total. His wife was lucky enough to win the bingo and the winnings ended up in the pot to. The grand total for the event was a fantastic £125.30.


This was a great gesture by Ken and all the L...

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Update on Peter's funeral

Posted by Mick Donnelly on February 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Gene Jarred sent this message to me.



Following a request from Peters family,after the service in Great Ayton and the Crematorium,the venue afterwards will now be at :-

Dormans Hall, Oxford Road Middlesbrough. This place will hold many more people than the original venue of Tennis World.


The family have also requested that Peter's Musician friends bring along their instruments to Dormans Hall where all facilities are there for an op...

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Pete Papperill's funeral

Posted by Mick Donnelly on February 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Many of you may already know from different sources, Peter's funeral is Thursday 23rd February.


Any other information will be in the Evening Gazette.



Any condolence cards could be sent to:


Mrs. Lynn Mason. Horton Lea. 68 Church Lane, Acklam. Middlesbrough TS 5 7EB


Mr. David Papprill. 45 Lambert Road. Linthorpe. Middlesbrough TS 5 6 DH


The Service will be held at Christ Church, Great Ayt...

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Vert Sad News

Posted by Mick Donnelly on February 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I am sorry to tell you that one of our long standing and fantastic musicians has past away. Mr Peter Papprill (trumpet) past away on Tuesday. Our thoughts go out to his family and he will be truly missed.



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