Last updated on 30 May 2020

 

To engage Pete, or for general enquiries, please contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.

Please note that dates and details can be subject to change without notice. In order to check, please ring the number given for that event (if any). Otherwise please use the contact details given above.

***** See cancellations below

 

RESIDENCIES

Pete has residencies at Minehead (Regal Theatre), Newbury (Deanwood Park Golf Club) and Sidmouth (Sidholme Hotel). For further details and dates, please consult the following guide. The Wellington residency has been discontinued.

 

***** CANCELLATIONS:  Pete wants you to know that he is thinking of you all.

He has reluctantly had to accept that it will be some time before he can play for you again, but he looks forward very much to doing so and brightening up everyone’s lives. However, when that will be depends upon when lockdown eases, venues re-open and social distancing measures are relaxed to the extent that it will actually be feasible to hold an event. A crystal ball would come in very useful right now!

In the meantime, he thanks you very much for your support and good wishes. He trusts that you will stay safe and well until we can all get together again and he and the band can play for you as before.  Enjoy the sunshine!

Please watch this space.

 

***** STOP PRESS!  Sadly, Pete’s Sidmouth venue, Sidholme Hotel, is in trouble. Urgent efforts are being made to save it for the town, in view of its historical significance.

Pete’s monthly gigs have already been suspended for the foreseeable future because of Covid-19 and now he has reluctantly decided to postpone his Pension Party to November 2021. However, until the future of Sidholme has been decided, no arrangements can be made about this.

We have sent emails to all who have already booked for the Pension Party, but we do not have the necessary contact details for all our Sidmouth friends. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and be updated directly about all Pete’s events, please send your email address to deeparsons@outlook.com.

At the moment, we are simply not in a position to answer any queries, as we don’t know the answers ourselves.  So please be patient, bear with us and await further news.

 

***** LATEST NEWS:  An appeal has now been launched with the aim of resurrecting Sidholme to become a Centre of Excellence for the Arts, Music and Culture. For further information, please email sylvia.brownlee@me.com or, if you would like to donate to the cause, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/savesidmouthshiddengem.

 

PETE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Pete’s book On the Beat: My Life as a Jazz Musician is out. It will be on sale at £10 at all his gigs. To obtain a copy by post, please contact Dee Parsons at deeparsons@outlook.com or by ringing her on 07501 821385.

 

** PETE’S PENSION PARTY WEEKEND. This is to be postponed until November 2021, but dates and venue cannot be confirmed at the moment. We shall know more when the future of Sidholme Hotel has been determined.  See ‘Stop Press’ above.

 

JUNE 2020

Saturday 6th:  Devizes, Wiltshire. CANCELLED. Pete Allen’s Solo Show on canal barge Kenavon, departing Devizes Wharf at 7 pm. Tel. 01380 721279 for tickets including fish and chips.

Wednesday 10th:  Frome, Somerset. POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR. Pete Allen Jazz Band. Private function.

Saturday 13th: Minehead, Somerset.  CANCELLED. Pete Allen Solo Show. Minehead Roman Catholic Church, fund-raising event, afternoon.

Sunday 14th:  Minehead, Somerset. CANCELLED. Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £12.50 at the door.

Monday 15th:  CANCELLED. Travel to Denmark

Tuesday to Thursday, 16th to 18th: Nyborg, Denmark. CANCELLED.   Pete guests with local band at Villa Gulle Hotel, Nyborg.

Friday 19th:   Travel back from Denmark. CANCELLED

Sunday 21st:  Newbury, Berks. CANCELLED. Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Saturday 27th:  Dinton, WiltshireCANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Dinton Village Hall, Bratch Lane, Dinton, SP3 5EB. 6-9 pm. Charity event.

Sunday 28th: Sidmouth, Devon. CANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band with special guest Arthur Brown (trumpet) in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. 3 pm, doors open at 2.30 pm.  £15.50 at the door. Tel. 07501 821385

 

JULY 2020

Monday and Tuesday, 6th and 7th:  DenmarkCANCELLED. Odense. Pete as guest.

Wednesday 8th:  Travelling CANCELLED

Thursday to Monday 9th-13th:  Germany. CANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Harsewinkel, Farmhouse Jazz Club.

**SATURDAY 18th**:  Sidmouth, Devon. CANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band with special guest Jon Graham (trumpet) in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. 3 pm, doors open at 2.30 pm.  £15.50 at the door. Tel. 07501 821385. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SATURDAY, and it’s earlier in the month than usual. It is the only date that is convenient for both Pete and Sidholme Hotel. The only alternative would have been to forget about July altogether, so please come and support the event in spite of the change of day!

Sunday 19th:  Newbury, Berks. CANCELLED.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Friday 24th:  Bishops Lydeard, nr. Taunton, Somerset. CANCELLED.  Pete Allen Jazz Band. 7.30 pm.  Details to follow

Saturday 25th:  Wickham Bishops, Essex. CANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band in the Village Hall, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, CM8 3JZ. Tel. 01681 891717.

 

AUGUST 2020

Saturday 1st:  Devizes, Wiltshire.  Pete Allen’s Solo Show on canal barge Kenavon, departing Devizes Wharf at 7 pm. Tel. 01380 721279 for tickets including fish and chips.

Sunday 2nd:  Minehead, Somerset.  Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £12.50 at the door.

Sunday 16th:  Newbury, Berks.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Friday 21st: Newbury, Berks.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JPPete Allen’s Solo Show at private golf club event.

Friday 28th August: Beckington, nr. Frome, Somerset.  Pete Allen Jazz Band. Memorial Hall, 36 Bath Road, Beckington, Frome, BA11 6SH. 7.30 pm.  Details to follow.

Sunday 30th:  Sidmouth, Devon. Pete Allen Jazz Band with special guest Ben Holder (violin) in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. 3 pm, doors open at 2.30 pm.  £15.50 at the door. Tel. 07501 821385

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Saturday 5th:  Devizes, Wiltshire. Pete Allen’s Solo Show on canal barge Kenavon, departing Devizes Wharf at 7 pm. Tel. 01380 721279 for tickets including fish and chips.

Sunday 13th:  Minehead, Somerset.  Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington with special guest Jon Graham (trumpet) (to be confirmed) in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £13.50 at the door.

Sunday 20th:  Newbury, Berkshire.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Sunday 27th: Sidmouth, Devon. Pete Allen Jazz Band in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. 3 pm, doors open at 2.30 pm.  Tel. 07501 821385

 

OCTOBER 2020

Saturday 3rd:  Devizes, Wiltshire.  Pete Allen’s Solo Show on canal barge Kenavon, departing Devizes Wharf at 7 pm. Tel. 01380 721279 for tickets including fish and chips.

Sunday 11th:  Minehead, Somerset. Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington with special guest Sean Moyses (banjo) (to be confirmed) in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £13.50 at the door.

Sunday 18th:  Newbury, Berkshire.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Friday 23rd: Dunchurch, near Warwick. Pete as guest with Ben Holder Band. Details to follow

Sunday 25th:  Sidmouth, Devon.  Pete Allen Jazz Band with special guest Enrico Tomasso (trumpet) in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. 3 pm, doors open at 2.30 pm.  £15.50 at the door. Tel. 07501 821385

Saturday 31st: Beckington, nr. Frome, Somerset.  Pete Allen Jazz Band. Memorial Hall, 36 Bath Road, Beckington, Frome, BA11 6SH. 7.30 pm.  Details to follow.

 

NOVEMBER 2020

Sunday 8th:  Minehead, Somerset. Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £12.50 at the door.

Thursday 12th: Hayling Island, Hampshire. Pete as guest at John Petters’ jazz event, to be confirmed.

Friday 13th:  Andover, Hampshire.  Pete with Sean Moyses (banjo). Details to follow.

Sunday 15th:  Newbury, Berkshire. Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 27th, 28th and 29th: Sidmouth, Devon.  Pete’s Pension Party NOW POSTPONED to November 2021, with exact dates and venue to be confirmed in due course.

 

DECEMBER 2020

Sunday 6th:  Newbury, Berkshire.  Deanwood Park Golf Club, Baydon Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JP. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 3 pm. Admission £13.50 at the door. Lunches available from 12 noon. Free parking.  Licensed bar. Enjoy a round of golf before lunch and jazz! For enquiries re jazz tel. 01635 44806;  for enquiries re lunch or golf tel. 01635 48772.

Saturday 12th: Bishops Lydeard, nr. Taunton, Somerset.  Pete Allen Jazz Band. 7.30 pm.  Details to follow

Monday 14th:  Travel to Denmark

Tuesday to Thursday, 15th to 17th: Nyborg, Denmark.  Pete guests with local band at Villa Gulle Hotel, Nyborg.

Friday 18th:  Travel back from Denmark

Saturday 19th:  Minehead, Somerset.  Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington in the Regal Theatre Bar, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5UQ. 3-5.30 pm. For tickets or further information tel. 01643 706430. £12.50 at the door.

Sunday 20th:  Kington Langley, nr Chippenham, Wilts. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley, SN15 5NJ. 3-5.30 pm. Ticket details to follow.

**Thursday 31st: Sidmouth, Devon. New Year’s Eve Afternoon.  Pete Allen Jazz Band with special guest Arthur Brown (trumpet) in the Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, EX10 8UJ. *2-4.30 pm*, doors open at 1.30 pm.  £15.50 at the door. Tel. 07501 821385

 

To engage Pete, contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at deeparsons@outlook.com.