Roly Veitch Feedback

Name:Northumbria Model Aircraft Society
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Sutton Bank, Longhorsley
Comments:Performance of Tyneside songs

Just had our Spring Bank Holiday Fly-in Weekend up at Sutton Bank, Longhorsley, near to Wingates. On the Saturday Evening we had a Bar-B-Que, followed by a Toast and cake cutting to celebrate 25 years since our Flying Club was formed. The cake was cut by Doug Bertram who is our oldest Member.
Following on we had a great night of music from Roly Veitch playing and singing his Geordie songs, and he also gave us some interesting background to all of these songs. It was a tremendous musical evening and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Roly presents the music in his own inimitable, laid-back manner. He even accommodated a jazz request and played a nice riff on the Parlour acoustic he used for the Geordie songs.
Thanks, Roly, for a great evening – much appreciated.

Ken

28th May 2016


Name:Paul
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Newcastle
Comments:Wherever ye gan CD

Hi Roly
Just listened to your CD in the car, and I loved it! Beautiful delivery, arrangements, so elegant and musical! I'll have to buy a couple of copies for my parents and my wife's parents who I think would both love it...
Cheers
Paul

10th February 2016


Name:Chris
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Grimsby
Comments:Gan Canny CD

Dear Roly
CD received safely today. Cracking stuff - love it!
Thanks you
Chris

22nd January 2016


Name:Sophie
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Gateshead
Comments:Gan Canny CD

Dear Roly
Me and my two children love this CD!
Best wishes
Sophie

19th January 2016


Name:Heather
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Scotland
Comments:Canny Tyneside CD

Hello Roly
I had been searching for a copy of 'Where ever ye gan you're sure to find a Geordie' and was absolutely delighted to find your CD. We had a lovely time listening to all your wonderful songs.
Kind regards
Heather

28th December 2014


Name:Graham
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Reeth, Swaledale (Jazz at The Buck Inn)
Comments:Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio + Caroline Irwin

Hi Keith, Caroline and the boys!
Just a note of thanks for the recent gig, it went down very well and I’ve had some really nice comments – thanks also for the uke spots!
Graham

28th Aug 2013


Name:Sylvia
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Sussex
Comments:Canny Tyneside CD

Hi Roly,
We have just received your CD and are delighted with the sound quality and the production. My husband had a colleague in the RAF who came from Newcastle and he used to sing the Lambton Worm much to his amusement.
Thanks
Sylvia

22nd Jan 2013


Name:Chris
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Stafford
Comments:Blaydon Aces

Hi Roly,
Unfortunately we are not able to get up to the North East nowadays but we still regularly enjoy listening to your CDs - Geordie Roots, Canny Tyneside and Gan Canny, which we keep in our car. They never fail to give us pleasure and amusement. Please let us know if and when you have another CD of NE songs coming out.
Best wishes
Chris

4th Sep 2012


Name:Jeff
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Powys, Wales
Comments:Swing City Trio CDs

Hi Roly,
Just to let you know that the 2 CD's have arrived and are excellent!
Thank you, to all three of you.
Regards
Jeff

14th July 2012


Name:Val
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Allithwaite, Cumbria
Comments:Swing City Trio at Allithwaite Community Centre 7th July 2012
Thank you for a wonderful evening of jazz yesterday evening. Everyone I spoke to said how much they had enjoyed the evening and hoped that we would try and organise a similar event in future! Your programme was just right for the audience and the continuity anecdotes perfect! Thank you! I hope that you all had safe journeys home and hope to hear you play again in the not too distant future.
Val

8th July 2012


Name:Anne
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Huntingdon
Comments:Gan Canny CD
Hello Roly,
Loved 'Gan Canny' (being a Geordie born on Lobley Hill) - have played it over and over again.
Best wishes, Anne

5th July 2012


Name:Gary Hogg
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Radio Tyneside
Comments:'The Geordie Hour'
Hi Roly - hope you’re well. Karis has just been editing a new trailer for 'The Geordie Hour' including a bit of your Tyneside song. I hope you approve - cos they love it! We play one of your tracks every other week.
Gary

3rd May 2012


Name:Sam
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Hornby nr Lancaster
Comments:Re. Swing City Trio at Hornby Institute - Saturday 3rd March 2012
Steve Andrews saxs/clnt, Roy Cansdale bass, Roly Veitch gtr/vcls
It was a great night for Jazz in Hornby; I have been thanked by many people, on Saturday and over the weekend. We`ll certainly do it again. Best regards.
Sam

5th March 2012


Name:John
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Lancaster
Comments:Re. CD 'Attune -- or two' by Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio with Caroline Irwin and Mike Piggott (vln)
Greetings. Your CD arrived safely and has been very pleasant to listen to, another success. Mike fits in very well with you. Congrats to Roly too on his two new tunes, I like them. It's a pity you live so far away, I'd love to be at the Old Ship sessions.
All the best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
John

17th November 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)


Name:Malcolm
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West Moor Methodist Church
Comments:Re. Concert - Mississippi Dreamboats - Oct 28th
Liz Bacon clt, Martyn Sharp tpt, Paul Bacon drms,
Ian Heslop bass, Roly Veitch bjo
Just to thank you for another really successful night at the church. The feedback is that everyone throughly enjoyed the evening and that the band was first class. Convey our thanks to the band members.
Best wishes
Malcolm

3rd November 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)


Name:Jim
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Boston Spa
Comments:Re. CD 'What a little moonlight can do'
Congratulations Swing City Trio on this latest CD, another little gem!
Jim

22nd Aug 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Mark
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Essex
Comments:Re. CD Canny Tyneside
Superb CD, I will be sending a cheque for another copy to be sent to an old Geordie friend of mine in Leeds.
Once again many, many thanks.
Mark

10th June 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Chris
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Yorkshire
Comments:Re. CDs Gan Canny & Geordie Roots
Many thanks again Roly. Such joy these will bring. All the best.
Chris

29th April 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred
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Durham
Comments:Re. Roy Williams + Blaydon Jazz Quartet
Blaydon Jazz Club - 14th Apr 2011
Hello Roly
Yet another great night at Blaydon Jazz; how do you do it? All the guys played just great, congrats all around, and, if I may say so, your own playing is going from strength to strength.
Many thanks for the tribute to my old pal; I'm sure he would have been listening in!
Fred

15th Apr 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter
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Ashington
Comments:Re. Blaydon Aces concert at Ashington Miners Institute 20th Jan 2011
Joint Promotion - Ashington Folk Club / Ashington Jazz Club.
Hello Roly,
Jim and you gave us all a memorable evening of Tyneside and Northern folk songs, with which we could all relate, reminding us of our roots which should never be lost.
Thank you both for a relaxing and enjoyable night.
Peter

21st Jan 2011 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Aidan
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Comments:Re. Website
Hi Roly,
I've just spotted your website - fantastic, especially the bit about local songwriters.
I don't know if you're on Facebook but I've been uploading little homemade videos for some North East traditional songs for a little while. Here's the link if you do use Facebook http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy#!/pages/North-East-England-Traditional-Songs-and-Tunes/161269823898863
If not, all the very best, and thanks again for the website content - your efforts are appreciated!
Aidan

19th Nov 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron
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Whitley Bay
Comments:CD Gan Canny by The Blaydon Aces
Hello Roly,
One copy of Gan Canny please.
Your last CD ended up in Whakatane, New Zealand. I sent it to a schoolmate of sixty years ago and they loved it.
Best regards
Ron

1st Oct 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony
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France
Comments:CD Canny Tyneside by The Blaydon Aces
Hi Roly,
The CD came in yesterday and I'm absolutely delighted with it.
I reckon it's a masterpiece!
Many thanks.
Regards.
Tony

11th Aug 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Robin
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Kirkcudbright
Comments:CD Just You, Just Me - Swing City Trio
I received CD yesterday. Thank you very much. Have already played it twice - wonderful!
I love everything from King Oliver to Rollins but my favourite period is small group jazz of the 30's and 40's. As Ronnie Scott used to say "You've made a happy man very old" - (and very happy).
Robin

1st July 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Ray
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East Yorks.
Comments:CD Gan Canny
Roly - cheque in the post.
As far as I am concerned you have achieved all my dreams re 'Geordie Songs'.
Ray

12th June 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Nosmo25
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Comments:CD Gan Canny
Roly, the best singer of local dialect songs - so warm and natural.
I loved your version of Sair Fyeld Hinny on the new CD 'Gan Canny'.
Nosmo25

10th June 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:June
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Stanley, Co. Durham
Comments:CD Canny Tyneside
Hello Roly
The CD arrived safe and sound, and my uncle (in Liverpool) is delighted with it, especially taken with the information about the songs.
Also he praised the diction and he might even learn more words to 'Keep your Feet Still', and 'The Blaydon Races'!
In short, it was a HIT.
Thanks once again and best wishes
June

21st May 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Ray Kennedy (engineer - Red Arrows)
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Beverley, East Yorks.
Comments:CDs Canny Tyneside & Geordie Roots.
Hello Roly
Received CD's this morning - played them all day. Just what I wanted - perfect in everyway. You have made me a very happy chappy.
Please email me when the 3rd CD collection is ready because I will send you a cheque immediately.
Good luck for the future and keep up the great work - well done.
All the best

Ray

1st April 2010 20:31:42 (GMT Time)


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Name:Fred
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Durham
Comments:Roy Williams & John Barnes at Blaydon Jazz Club, 17/12/2009.
You have done it again. Great night last night, but then you can't go wrong with those two 'greats' of British jazz. The quartet played brilliantly too, of course.
Happy Christmas & a swinging 2010 to all.
Fred

18th Dec 2009 20:31:42 (GMT Time)


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Name:Fred
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Durham
Comments:Roy Williams & John Hallam at Blaydon Jazz Club, 17/09/2009.
Hi Roly, Many thanks for a great night last Thursday. Many congratulations on your 25yrs organising the club. Surely there could not have been many better nights than this? What a way to celebrate.
What would jazz do without the likes of you, Roly. Hope you can keep up the good work for many years to come.
Ta muchly,
Fred

19th Sep 2009 20:31:42 (GMT Time)


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Name:Eddie
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Blaydon
Comments:Roy Williams & John Hallam at Blaydon Jazz Club, 17/09/2009.
Hi Roly, congratulations for reaching 25 years in a very tough market. All best wishes to you and yours.
Kind regards
Eddie

18th Sep 2009 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Eleanor
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you from:
Canada
Comments:Re. Geordie Roots CD by The Blaydon Aces.
Hi Roly, your CD arrived a couple of days ago and I've been playing it with much pleasure. Thank you for your kindness in sending it.
It was so wonderful to hear 'The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth' put to music - I must admit that I programmed that song from the CD and put it on repeat.
I wonder what David Lietch would have thought about his 3x gt niece listening to his song almost 170 years after he wrote it!
Yesterday my husband and I went for a drive around a nearby bay and I noticed in one small community area that the surname Veitch occurred, including a Veitch Road. I couldn't help but think of you and wonder if the Newfoundland Veitches may have originally come from the northern part of England.
Again Roly, thank you so much for sending me your 'Geordie Roots' CD. I am enjoying it a great deal!
Kind regards.
Eleanor

7th Sep 2009 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Brian
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Keswick Jazz Festival
Comments:Re. Concert - Swing City Trio + Enrico Tomasso 09/05/09.
Dear Roly, just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed your set at the Queens Hotel on Saturday 9th May 2009 at the Keswick Jazz Festival. The Swing City Trio is a fine group and I look forward to hearing the band again.
Enrico Tomasso is probably the finest trumpet player in the UK and he fitted in marvellously with the trio as a guest and obviously enjoyed working with you all which is a great tribute to quality of the musicianship of the trio. He was generous with his praise and you could see the sincerity of his words. I'm sure you will long remember that session at the Queens Hotel. I know I will.
Best Wishes
Brian

10th May 2009 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Garry Linsley
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Cumbria
Comments:Re. Concert - BlaydonJazz 11/9/08.
Hi Roly, thanks for your message and many thanks for the gig which I really enjoyed. The band sounded great, very supportive and responsive. It's a lovely gig and a priviledge to be asked to play.
Good luck with your quarter century celebrations.
Best Wishes
Garry

12th September 2008 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Jim
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Wetherby, Yorkshire
Comments:Re. CD - 'Just Us, Just We' by The Swing City Trio.
CD received and played, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Good luck for the future with the trio.
Jim

24th July 2008 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Mike Piggott
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London
Comments:Re. Mike Piggott (vln) + Roly Veitch/Paul Edis Quartet at Blaydon Jazz Club on 5/6/08, part of The Blaydon Races Festival.
Thank you for the great gig last week - and a great band.
Mike

13th June 2008 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Brian Cooper
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you from:
not advised.
Comments:Re. CD - 'Geordie Roots'.
I have just bought a copy of your CD ‘Geordie Roots’ and really enjoyed it.
I'm interested in local traditional songs and tunes. I normally don’t listen to much jazz but I am fascinated by your treatment of the Geordie ‘standards’.
I particularly liked your ‘Not Much Left’ and would appreciate your permission for us to do it, albeit arranged slightly differently for two guitars and an accordion. We are a band of three playing at folk clubs and charity gigs.
Regards, .
Brian

30th May 2008
Response - 'That's fine Brian - thanks for asking. Best wishes. Roly'. 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Tony Charlton
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Darlington
Comments:Re. CD 'Just Us, Just We' by The Swing City Trio.
The CD is smashing - well worth pestering Steve to get it done. It has a lovely close-up acoustic sound that you seldom hear anymore. Your guitar introduction to Rosetta reminded me of one of the unsung heroes, Carmen Mastren and in other places George Van Eps came to mind. Steve sounds very much like mid-30's Coleman Hawkins and the recording captures the breathiness very well.
Best wishes, Tony

May 2008 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Guy Power
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NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field (San Francisco Bay Area), California.
Comments:Re. 'Canny Tyneside' CD by The Blaydon Aces
Dear Roly, I was pleasantly surprised to receive your CD 'Canny Tyneside', courtesy my friend David Bates. The traditional Geordie songs were very nice and certainly lulled me back to 'The Fox and Hounds', 'The Three Bulls Heads', 'The Bonnie Lad', and 'The Blackbird' (that one in Ponteland). Not that traditional songs were sung there, but my then-girlfriend’s family were all musical and would sing those, and other folk songs. Anyway, this time I could actually understand the lyrics thanks to your mellow (and lightly jazzy) voice!!! I was also impressed with the new traditional-style songs as well. You sort of remind me of the Geordie version of The Corries (that's a compliment!) -- well, half the version since you are solo.
Ah'm gannin hyem noo, Guy

PS. Further message received 30/5/2008 - "Damn you both!!!! I’ve had “Blaydon Races” -- especially the last eight bars -- continously racing through my mind ever since I listened to Roly’s CD last week !!!!!! “The gift that keeps on giving.”

23rd May 2008 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Lindsay
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Newcastle
Comments:Re. Tommy Whittle + Roly Veitch Quartet at Blaydon Jazz Club 7/6/07
Thanks for a fantastic night with Tommy Whittle - he was amazing (and you guys were very fine as well).
Lindsay

10th June 2007 20:31:42 (GMT Time)





Name:Fred Wilson
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Durham
Comments:Re. CD 'Wrap your troubles in dreams' by The Roly Veitch Trio
Hi Roly, thanks for the gig info, hope to be there. Been meaning to say how much I have enjoyed you CD 'Wrap your troubles in dreams'. I haven't heard Noel Dennis before, but thought his haunting flugelhorn playing suited the choice of tunes exceptionally well. See you soon, Fred

16th March 2007 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Joan
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Hants
Comments:Re. CD 'Canny Tyneside' by The Blaydon Aces
Thanks for another copy of the CD - I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing a little sunshine into my life.
Yours sincerely, Joan

10th March 2007 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Wilf
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Southampton
Comments:Re. CDs Canny Tyneside & Geordie Roots
Roly, the two CDs were a great success. They were a surprise Christmas present for my wife. We played them through with almost tears through the laughter on some of them. My favourite was 'Wi me pit claes on'. Great!
Regards, Wilf

6th Jan 2007 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Roger Sadowsky
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New York
Comments:Re. CD 'Wrap your troubles in dreams'
Hi Roly, Thanks for the CD. I really love it.
Warmest regards, Roger

(Footnote from Roly - I play a Sadowsky JH guitar - it's a great instrument)
31st Oct. 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Esther Hingle
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Alnwick Garden
Comments:Re. CD 'Wrap your troubles in dreams'
Dear Roly, was going to blast out Brahms 3rd symphony on Sunday morning but put your CD on instead and very much enjoyed listening to it.
Best wishes, Esther
30th Oct. 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Colin
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Bardon Mill
Comments:Re. Blaydon Aces CDs
Dear Roly, Both CDs arrived safely and I am enjoying them hugely.
Yours sincerely, Colin
17th Oct. 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Derek
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Ovingham
Comments:Re. CD 'Stairway to the Stars'
Roly, CD arrived safely yesterday and has been enjoyed by both of us!
The recording quality is super - I know from experience that location recording can be very difficult! Hope to see you at Blaydon Jazz Club before long.
All the best, Derek.

15th Oct. 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Tom Agnew
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RBS Gateshead
Comments:Re. Website
Canny website Roly, must come to see you play some time.
Regards, Tom
26th Sep. 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Fred Wilson
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Durham.
Comments:Re. John Hallam at Ashington & Blaydon Jazz Clubs 9th/10th Aug.
Hi Roly
Thanks for inviting John back to the club, & for 2 nights of great jazz. I hope to make some of your other gigs, especially Roy Williams in December. Enjoy your trip to "the deep south". Many thanks,
Fred
11th August 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)




Name:Russell Barrett
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Lancashire.
Comments:Re. Keith Stephen's Gypsy Jazz CD.
Hi Roly
The 'Gypsy Jazz' CD arrived today and I immediately played it through. What a treat! Once again there is a blend of fine players who have captured the Django/Grappelli style so well. A pulsing rhythm along with a mixture of smooth and intricate solo playing. Good to hear the bass player featuring more than usual as well. Thanks to people like you, the 'Django sound' lives on. Another CD please! Best wishes Russell .
19th July 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:John Park
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you from:
at Keswick Jazz Fest.
Comments:Re. Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio.
Hi Keith, I am the chap who bought a "Gypsy Jazz CD" at Keswick and asked if you would be at Blaydon Festival, June 10/11. Just thought I would like to tell you that I enjoy it, like the gentle approach and relaxing sound ---- so much better than some others "blast `em out" style of gypsy playing ! It`s a good selection and beautifully played. Congratulations to all. John Park .
21st May 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:John Stenhouse
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Blyth
Comments:Re. Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio + Caroline Irwin (vcls)
Dear Keith, On behalf of the President and all the members of Blyth Rotary Club, may I thank you and your fellow musicians for a wonderful 'Jazz at the Phoenix' concert. You gave us a varied program to suit an enthusiastic audience and I particularly enjoyed the banjo solo 'Waltz Des Niglots' and Roly's lovely Geordie tale 'Wi me pit claes on'. Your lady vocalist Caroline was the icing on the cake.
My sincere thanks to all involved.
John Stenhouse, past President and event organiser.
5th May 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Graham
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you from:
The Buck Hotel, Reeth, Swaledale (Jazz Weekend)
Comments:Re. Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio + Caroline Irwin (vcls)
Just a short note to thank you for playing at our festival - the jazz and the presentation was, as usual, fabulous.
It was just what we wanted for our Sunday lunch session. We've had lots of great comment about the band and of course Caroline who has a voice to match her looks. Glorious - she is great now but what a future!
We have had our best weekend ever and I'm sure it's down to the quality of the bands. Thanks to Keith, Bruce, Roly & Caroline and all the very best.
Graham 21st March 200620:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank D'Souza
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London
Comments:"Weighed down by worries" - I forgot them all, as I played again and again, your WONDERFUL compact disc - 'Canny Tyneside'
Frank
March 18th, 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:T.R. Dand
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Oxfordshire
Comments:Many thanks for your 'Canny Tyneside' CD, which has given me much pleasure.
I wish your 'Blaydon Aces' every success.
February 11, 2006 20:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Steve Andrews
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you from:
The Outback, Cumbria
Comments:Ans wants a copy of Geordie Roots - as a Mackem I can't imagine why! See you 8th March at Kendal Jazz Club (bring a copy of the CD)! Great web site.
February 9, 2006 01:13:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Sonia Huddleston
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you from:
County Durham
Comments:Hello Roly - just wanted to say I've really enjoyed looking at your web site, the pictures are great. I love the Blaydon Aces CD that you gave me and I can actually understand most of the dialect now, which for a Lincolnshire girl I don't think is bad!
December 15, 2005 13:49:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Greta Nelson
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you from:
Northumberland
Comments:"I am really thrilled with the Gypsy Jazz CD, and as I mentioned on the 'phone to you, so is everyone around me! There isn't a single track which I don't thoroughly enjoy listening to, some are already favourites, so I suppose they come higher on the list. Anything to do with Django is so magical, and I was very interested in the Kahn/Donaldson number. I think you're all very talented, extremely professional. The day your first CD arrived, it was a bit of a "down" day for all sorts of reasons, and within seconds, there I was, cleaning the bedroom, doing a bit of arthritic jive etc."
December 3, 2005 16:46:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Wilson
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you from:
Tyneside
Comments:Re. John Hallam concert at Blaydon Jazz Club - 20/10/05
Hi Roly, I would have to admit to being slightly biased, but I thought the session was absolutely superb! I can't remember John playing better, backed by your super quartet. I think the audience would have given John the freedom of the North East. It is great for me to see him getting the recognition he deserves. Thanks for bringing him to the attention of a wider audience. Best of luck with the club.
Fred Wilson
October 29, 2005 08:57:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Sylvia Gallon
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you from:
Peterborough
Comments:Dear Roly, We both love the jazz - Mike is in his element listening to the music and is knocked out by the quality of it.
September 28, 2005 14:04:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Sandi Burdon
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you from:
Stockton
Comments:Hi Roly, Just a quick message to let you know that I have received your gypsy jazz cd and have been listening to it most days whilst on the computer. I would just like to let you know I am thoroughly enjoying listening to it and thought I would let you know as it is always nice to get positive feedback. Thanks again Best wishes, Sandi Burdon
September 18, 2005 14:49:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Sylvia Gallon
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you from:
Peterborough
Comments:Dear Roly, Mike and I thoroughly enjoyed your Blaydon Aces concert - it was well worth the journey north to see you perform.
September 16, 2005 15:41:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Colin Etherington
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Doncaster
Comments:Dear Roly, I want to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed the Blaydon Aces concert on Saturday evening. It was a surprise treat for my mother, who has both of your local dialect song albums. She was really surprised and totally delighted by the marvellous evening, as were everyone in our party, even the Scouser who had no idea what most of the songs were about! Thanks for sending details of the concert to Doncaster - without them I wouldn't have known a thing about it. The evening was so enjoyable I was surprised to hear that it was your first concert of local dialect songs. I hope that there will be many more. All the best and, once again, thanks very much. Colin Etherington
September 12, 2005 21:43:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred Nicod
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Low Row near Gilsland
Comments:Only listened to sample- sounds brilliant.
August 29, 2005 09:17:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Barrett
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lancashire, England
Comments: Roly - your CD 'Stairway to the Stars' arrived and what a treat. Small combo jazz at it's best, from four talented musicians. Each track a delight and much credit also to the recording engineer. Hard to believe it is a live, club recording session. Keep an ear to Jazz Record Requests on BBC Radio 3. I have asked for a track to be played. You deserve a larger audience! Regards, Russell
August 11, 2005



Name:Michel Wegen
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Holland
Comments: "I received your "attempt at gypsyjazz" yesterday. Hats off. I think it is a beautiful CD, and I hear lots of this music, believe me. I think this CD is a respectful and a warm, charming interpretation of this music style. I also like the combination of instruments used. Michel.
August 4, 2005



Name:Lauren
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Boston, USA
Comments: Hi Roly! This is Lauren, I'm David Black's girlfriend. We met at the Blaydon jazz club back in May. Just wanted to let you know how much I love your CD! Before you gave it to me, I only knew the Lambton Worm. But now I know a whole lot more Geordie songs! Your arrangements are so happy, they just put a smile on my face every day. I'm planning to use some in the classroom when I start teaching music.
July 12, 2005 19:33:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Michel Wegen www.wegenpicks.com
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Holland
Comments:Hello Roly - I still enjoy listening to your CD's! Sincerely Michel
June 5, 2005 15:31:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chester le Street
Comments:Many thanks, the two 'Stairway to the Stars' CDs have been safely received and listened to, bringing back many happy memories of evenings at the Nine Pins. Regards Roger
May 22, 2005 12:40:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Whickham. Currently.....elsewhere.
Comments:Greetings from Bavaria, Roly! Just like to say what a fantastic job you and the lads made of Stairway to the Stars. What a brilliant showcase for the quartet. In particular, Bill plays an absolute blinder on Mr Gentle & Mr Cool. Also very impressed with Gypsy Jazz, although I may have to stop listening to it when I'm biking to work. There's been more than one occasion on sunny mornings when I've been tempted to ride around the Royal Palace a couple of times while you finish "Pennies from Heaven"... Gan canny!
May 20, 2005 14:16:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ipswich
Comments:Dear Roly, Thank you for the cds which arrived today, and I am already enjoying Best Wishes Simon
April 25, 2005 13:36:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Trevor Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Warramboo South Australia
Comments:Sounds good
April 24, 2005 02:28:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Roly Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blaydon
Comments:Hello Barbara. Please E Mail me and I'll advise how to get in touch. >rolyveitch@hotmail.com<
March 31, 2005 16:02:25 (GMT Time)



Name:barbara musgrave
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Surrey
Comments:My husband wants geordieroots CD for his birthday present. How do I get hold of it?
March 31, 2005 14:44:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Janet
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Essex
Comments:Received and very much enjoyed thank you.
March 30, 2005 14:08:52 (GMT Time)



Name:adam r
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Newcatle/Gateshead
Comments:hi roly! just to say you are the best guitar player/teacher ever
March 23, 2005 15:15:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Joan Chester
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Emsworth, Hants
Comments:Received the cd 'Canny Tyneside' for Mother's Day. After 44 years away from the Tyne it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made my 'Day'! Thanks.
March 7, 2005 20:02:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Tim
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Herts
Comments:Roly, It's arrived and it much appreciated. My daughters even like it, and they're far removed from Geordies! Best wishes Tim
February 28, 2005 15:16:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Nixon
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Liverpool
Comments:Hello, Thanks for the very prompt reply. I have put a letter and cheque in the post for both C.D.'s. I have to say I think that your interpretation of these traditional songs with a gentle jazz style works brilliantly. It's not just my dad who will enjoy them. Best wishes for future success. Many thanks. Ed Nixon
February 22, 2005 15:16:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Sue Haberland
Email:
HomePage:http://www.srhaberland@web.de
Where are
you from:
I'm English but live in Germany
Comments:I think your music, the little that I've heard so far is fantastic, but I can't get through on your email. How can I buy a copy of Canny Tyneside or any of the other Tyneside music that is not available on Amazon?Ta for info...Sue Haberland
February 22, 2005 12:18:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Alan Pickersgill
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tyneside
Comments:Hi Roly, Thanks very much for the CDs. I have put my Oscar Peterson and Django recordings to one side and have been playing yours non stop. Its really good music to write up survey reports to. All the best...
February 21, 2005 05:34:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Eric Gills
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Morpeth
Comments:Roly, I have just played your new CD, Stairway to the Stars, a real tribute to the Blaydon Jazz Club's high standard of playing. The Gypsy Jazz CD is also a brilliant intrepretation of the Django style. Good luck with both CDs
February 21, 2005 05:34:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Valerie O'Neill
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Australia
Comments:I'm hoping to buy some of your music when next in the UK. Your name keeps cropping up from diverse places, most recently from UA Fanthorpe's appearance on Desert Island Discs. My husband is a Geordie and proud of it!
February 21, 2005 05:34:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Mac Francis
Email:
HomePage:http://www.macfrancis.co.uk
Where are
you from:
County Durham
Comments:All you Djangologists out there must buy this album from Roly, it is superb. Many thanks for providing me with the Keith Stephen's album Gypsy Jazz, it has to be the most appealing album I have heard this year, apart from my own I have to be modest enough to say. Well done Roly, another great piece of work.
December 17, 2004 09:29:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Jones
Email:
HomePage:http://www.bebops.co.uk
Where are
you from:
Southsea, Hants
Comments:not heard it yet - just thought I'd say hello.
December 12, 2004 18:31:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Natalie Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http:/nat@waddy.com
Where are
you from:
Lincoln
Comments:sorry Roly have not heard cd yet.looked you up due to surname.
December 11, 2004 13:38:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Breeze
Email:
HomePage:http://www.geocities.com/tonybreeze
Where are
you from:
Ex-Makem
Comments:I would like to buy "Canny Tyneside" but your own e-mail address must have changed. Mine is tonybreeze@ntlworld.com
December 10, 2004 08:51:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Roly Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blaydon
Comments:This is just to answer quite a few enquiries I've had. Yes, it was my version of The Blaydon Races being played at St James Park home of Newcastle United for the first few games of the season. I'm amazed it happened but now gather the DJ is playing different versions of the song by different local artists. Nice to think though that he started the ball rolling with my Blaydon Aces version. Fantastic! Roly 11/10/2004
October 11, 2004 13:27:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Haley
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Guide Post, The place where Osama Binlarden and Lord Lucan have been living for the last few years
Comments:I will be at the Queens Head next wednesday,Will a copy of your CD be available
September 30, 2004 08:24:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Des Kindley
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orpington via Whitley Bay
Comments:Excellent . just got the second one. Heard the first on Desert Island Discs
July 7, 2004 08:10:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Christine Howell
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manchester
Comments:Very nice website!
May 25, 2004 11:18:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Barrett
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Burscough, Lancashire
Comments:As with Jim Goudie, I heard your version of 'Keep your feet still...'on Radio 4 and was really taken by the jazz accompaniment. I would like to order a copy of the CD. Please get in touch. Also, I visit my son in Bedlington from time to time. Do you play at a regular venue? Regards Russell
May 20, 2004 16:07:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Alvin Jordan
Email:
HomePage:http://www.jordanmedical.nl
Where are
you from:
UK living in Netherlands
Comments:Nice website.
May 14, 2004 18:12:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Goudie
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Newcastle
Comments:Roly, On behalf of all the regulars of the Blaydon Jazz Club can I offer our congratulations regarding the choice by the eminent poet U.A. Fanthorpe on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs of your version of 'Keeep your feet still Geordie, hinny' as one of her eight favourite recordings.
May 14, 2004 10:15:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Wendy
Email:
HomePage:http://www.geocities.com/mortlakevic/
Where are
you from:
Mortlake, Australia
Comments:"The row upon the stairs" is a personal favourite ! Your rendition of the "Blaydon Races" is one of the best I've heard. This really is a great CD. Well done Roland !!!!!
Febuary 19, 2004 02:16:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Jan Hall
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Seaton Carew (Nr Hartlepool)
Comments:Brilliant! Very nostalgic for me as I remember my parents singing some of the more popular songs, as I come from a generation of miners. Excellent guitar playing and a lovely soft singing voice.
January 3, 2004 13:36:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Gemma Thompson
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Gateshead
Comments:Roly, just wanted to say thank you very much for the CD. I absolutely love it, I had no idea you had such a great voice! Take care and hope to see you soon, Gemma.
November 26, 2003 19:21:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Roly Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blaydon
Comments:Dear John & Bill I am informed the song ‘Flower among them all’ was probably written in the 1720s (time of the Jacobean rebellion) either by Sir John Fenwick or, perhaps, one of his pipers. The flower may allude to a candidate up for election in a ‘rotten’ borough around that time. It may be the full story or meaning will never be known now. My thanks to Johnny Handle for helping with this info. Best wishes. Roly
October 28, 2003 20:19:16 (GMT Time)



Name:tanya
Email:
HomePage:http://www.avalonbears.co.uk
Where are
you from:
Kinda North Shields well for a while, originally Wales dont hold it agains me though
Comments:Hiho there fab site, could have strangled your hosting though dang pop ups nearly got rid of what I wanted to look at, still fab and I love living here and finding all the stuff arround me sooooooo fab fab what more can i say :O)
October 21, 2003 21:42:45 (GMT Time)



Name:John Madill
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Connecticut USA
Comments:Dear Sir, BILL MORTON and I love your music.We often listen to your CDs. Both of us are residing in Connecticut USA, and are ex ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. Thanks for re connecting us, through your music, to Tynside. Ps. If you, or any of your fans can tell us when Sir John Fenwicks " Flower among them all " was written, and who the " Flower " was, we would really appreciate it. BEST WISHES. Wm Morton, and J MADILL
October 17, 2003 03:08:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Susan Baddeley
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chartres - France
Comments:Have ordered the "Canny Tyneside" CD and am waiting for the soundbites to appear for the next Cd!
October 4, 2003 19:12:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Roly Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blaydon
Comments:My new CD Geordie Roots is now available. First batch arrived today 30/9/03. See webpage for full track details and some soundbites.
September 30, 2003 21:21:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Joe McBriarty
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Castleside, Consett
Comments:Remember those great days at The Golden Lion, Winlaton Mill with Clem Avery's Jazzmen?
September 26, 2003 19:42:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Jean Young
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dunston, now Chichester
Comments:A lovely mixture of tears and laughter, nostalgia and merriment.I like Roly's gentle voice and presentation, the only unimportant and not very serious criticism I would offer is that his voice is too ''nice'' for a humdinger like Cushie Butterfield.
September 4, 2003 08:58:56 (GMT Time)



Name:jason karuzas
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
the states
Comments:sorry, i don't really have any comment on your cd. but i couldn't resist contacting you. don't know if you remember me or not. i'm an american tenor player that lived in newcastle for most of 1998. i played quite a bit with you, bill harper, jackie denton, ian heslop et al. quite regularly. mostly at kieth crombie's "jazz cafe". messing around on-line and came across your site. lovely to hear your still playing. i'm at j_karuzas@msn.com if you're in the habit of answering any of these posts.
August 27, 2003 05:35:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Roly Veitch
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blaydon, Tyneside
Comments:Hello Bob My website guru tells me the PC sometimes needs to be set at a lower level of security to process the soundbites.
August 24, 2003 21:37:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Ranson
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
St Pete Beach Florida
Comments:I am still having problems with you web sit, something to do with the security settings. but I will keep trying. I really enjoyed your CD and your gentle mellow style realy suits the songs There were a lot of old favourites and some which were new to me. I played the disc to a lady from Pelton who emigrated to Pittsburg Pensylvania 50 years ago and she loved it. It brought back a lot of memories for her. I wish you every success with the CD. Why don't you send a copy to Frank Wappett at Radio Newcastle? Regards Bob Ranson
July 2, 2003 09:34:56 (GMT Time)



Name:U A Fanthorpe & Dr. R V Bailey
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Gloucestershire
Comments:It must be twenty years ago, or more, when we came across Owen Brannigan’s famous Songs of the Tyne. We loved the whole thing – words and music and interpretation and all the vigorous grandeur of it. But we’ve always felt there’s a subtler, gentler, sadder side to these songs, and a wittier one, too, that didn’t quite find it’s place. Now we have the CD that really satisfies us. It has the wit; it also has that more haunting, delicate side we’ve never found before in a collection of Tyneside songs. What is it? It’s Canny Tyneside, by Roly Veitch and The Blaydon Aces. This is the definitive version you’ve been looking for too – buy it!
June 27, 2003 22:01:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Jean Young
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dunston but a long way from there now
Comments:Haven't heard it yet but will
June 12, 2003 21:21:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Danielle Clunies-Ross
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Gosforth
Comments:We really enjoyed your CD. We're not originally from the area so it was interesting to hear local music and to hear it played so well.
June 2, 2003 11:19:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard Potts
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Whickham
Comments:Very thoughtful interpretation on the album, which endows the songs with much more character than is often heard when they're played. Roly's done a great job in getting the songs to work for him. The riff which underpins "Blaydon Races" works better than any other arrangement I've heard of it, and "Water of Tyne" is given a typically Roly-esque mellowness by a wonderful vocal performance and a chord structure, which is rather more complex than the average folk performance of this piece, and has the power make the hairs on your arms stand up. Jolly well done!
May 11, 2003 00:02:09 (GMT Time)



Name:alan bowman
HomePage:http://www.freeformfreakout.org
Where are
you from:
gateshead, living near venice (not much difference really!)
Comments:i used to go to the black bull jazz nights with my dad - had some great times and have some good memories. glad to see the club is still going. cheers!
Febuary 9, 2003 16:02:26 (GMT Time)



Name:william palmer
HomePage:www.communigate.co.uk.ne/southtynejazzclub
Where are
you from:
south shields
Comments:Great site.
January 16, 2003 12:34:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Edger
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wainuiomata New Zealand
Comments:Got your contact details from The North-Easterner. I have been away from New Herrington for 60 yrs at least ! Will contact you by Email
October 26, 2002 01:01:04 (GMT Time)



Name:mac francis
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
county durham
Comments:Roly... Always a pleasure to hear your guitar playing, jazz or whatever you do. Bought your 'Canny Tyneside Album' from you last night at the 'fell cricket club' and played it to the whole family this morning, we love it and proud of your being proud to be a Geordie. Surely, you need some media publicity with this one. A point of interest, I have a friend who used to operate an international teledata call centre. He told me that, the Northeast England, particular Geordie accent was recognised as the most affable / responsive telephone voice and they always gave preference to employing personnel with the Geordie accent. Just a mention… To commend all the popular Geordie entertainers who regardless of their fame, are still rooted and proud of their origin'.
October 19, 2002 16:59:41 (GMT Time)



Name:stuart bennett
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
high spen
Comments:Hello Roly - great website!
July 16, 2002 17:07:52 (GMT Time)