Last updated on 22 November 2020
To engage Pete, or for general enquiries, please contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Pete normally 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.
***** 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 financially 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.
Please watch this space.
***** SIDHOLME HOTEL. Sadly, Pete’s Sidmouth venue, Sidholme Hotel, has been put up for sale. It is hoped that some arrangement can be made with the eventual new owners about the use of the beautiful Music Room there. In the meantime, we simply wait for news.
***** MONTHLY GIGS. Pete’s monthly gigs at all his residencies have been suspended for the foreseeable future because of Covid-19. He hopes to resume them as soon as possible, but until restrictions are eased, and (in the case of Sidmouth) the future of Sidholme has been decided, no arrangements can be made about this.
***** PETE’S PENSION PARTY WEEKEND. In view of all the current uncertainties and the need to plan long in advance for such events, Pete decided in the summer to cancel the Pension Party altogether, rather than postponing it. (It was originally due to be held at Sidholme in November 2020).
Those who had paid deposits were contacted and Pete repaid the music part of their deposits straight away . The question of deposits for accommodation is out of our hands, but we understand now that regrettably it will not be possible for Christian Guild Holidays/Sidholme Hotel to reimburse anyone for their deposit until the hotel has been sold. They hope then to make refunds from the proceeds of the sale.
***** PETE’S SOLO MUSIC SHOW. It has been announced today (9 September 2020) that groups of people are to be limited in number to six, indoors or outdoors (with certain exceptions for weddings and funerals). However, when this restriction is eventually eased again, please bear in mind the following, written recently. Even when social-distancing measures have been eased a little more, audience numbers will probably still be limited, which means that it will not be financially feasible to engage a group of musicians for the time being. However, if anyone is planning a small garden party or similar social event, Pete’s Solo Music Show will be the perfect answer. He is very versatile and will tailor the show to the needs and tastes of host and guests. (See the Solo Music Show page of this website.) To engage Pete, or to find out more, please email email@example.com or ring her on 07501 821385.
***** PETE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY and CDs. Pete’s book On the Beat: My Life as a Jazz Musician can be obtained by post, as can certain of his CDs. The book is £10 + p&p £2.50 = £12.50 and the CDs are £10 each + p&p £2 = £12.00 each. The CDs currently available are On the Beat, I Wish You Love, Caravan and 21 Years On. To order, please contact Dee Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing her on 07501 821385.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 27th, 28th and 29th: Sidmouth, Devon. Pete’s Pension Party: CANCELLED.
Sunday 6th: Newbury, Berkshire. 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 12th: Bishops Lydeard, nr. Taunton, Somerset. CANCELLED. Pete Allen Jazz Band. 7.30 pm. Details to follow
Monday 14th: Travel to Denmark. CANCELLED
Tuesday to Thursday, 15th to 17th: Nyborg, Denmark. CANCELLED. Pete guests with local band at Villa Gulle Hotel, Nyborg.
Friday 18th: Travel back from Denmark. CANCELLED
Saturday 19th: 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.
Sunday 20th: Kington Langley, nr Chippenham, Wilts. CANCELLED. 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. CANCELLED. 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
Friday 19th: Ongar, Essex. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Ongar Jazz Club
Saturday 22nd: Frome, Somerset. Pete Allen Jazz Band. Private function, rearranged from 2020
Sunday 30th: Tavistock, Devon. Pete as guest with Roger Marks’ Brass Farthings. Private function.
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.
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 to Friday, 4th-9th: Denmark. Odense. Pete as guest.
Friday to Monday, 16th-19th: Germany. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Harsewinkel, Farmhouse Jazz Club.
Saturday 24th: Wickham Bishops, Essex. Pete Allen Jazz Band in the Village Hall, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, CM8 3JZ. Tel. 01681 891717.
Saturday 31st: Lanhydrock, Cornwall. Pete as guest with Roger Marks
Friday 6th: Ilminster, Somerset. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, 35 East Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0AN. Tel. 01460 54973.
Saturday 7th: 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.
Thursday and Friday, 2nd and 3rd: Bude Jazz Festival. Pete as guest with Roger Marks’ Cornish Armada
Saturday 4th: 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.
Tuesday 12th: Solihull. Pete Allen Jazz Band at Core Theatre, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG. 2-4.30 pm. Tel. 0121 704 6961
Sunday 17th: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Pete Allen Jazz Band at the Phyllis Court Club. (Private – members only)
To engage Pete, contact Dee Parsons on 07501 821385 or email her at email@example.com.