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Big Band

at the

 Palais de Dance

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Palais de Dance, Fountainbridge  -  1963

Big Band at The Palais de Dance, Fountainbridge  -  1963
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Sutherland

 

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   Big Band at The Palais de Dance, Fountainbridge  -  1963

 

Recollections

1.

Paul Sutherland

Glasgow

Thank you to Paul Sutherland for sending me this photograph of a band on stage at the Palais de Dance.

Paul's dad was a double  bassist who worked at the Palais a lot in various groups and bands, as well as at the bandstand in Princes Street Gardens.

Pete Seaton Orchestra

"My dad has now updated me with the names and details of the band members. of the orchestra.  Despite the 'Johnny Kildare' name being on the stage and behind the band, this was the Pete Seaton Orchestra.

The band was put together by Pete Seaton, a well-known figure on the Edinburgh music scene who owned a music shop in Hope Park Terrace, Edinburgh, from the late-1950s through to the early-1980s."

Pete Seaton

"Pete was/is a highly-talented multi-instrumentalist; he could play almost any instrument.  Through and beyond the big band era, he produced a suitcase full of big band arrangements which he used to rehearse with a scratch band in the Doric Hotel in Minto Street, Newington in the early 1970s."

Names

"This shot shows a number of the big band regulars.  Among them are:

Pete Seaton Orchestra

 

Jimmy Leslie

singer

Pete Seaton

in front of the guitarist

 Ian Reid

drums

 Charlie Alexander

guitar

John Sutherland

bass

 

 George Johnny Smith

1st trumpet)

Tom Gould

2nd trumpet

Jimmy Robertson

2nd 3rd trumpet

Billy ??? Harrison

4th trumpet

 

Ross Burns

Baritone Sax

Jimmy Shortreed

Lead Alto Sax

Jimmy Burns

1st tenor sax

 Dougie Crombie
 
Colin Campbell

2nd tenor sax

 

Harry Cadger

3rd 1st trombone

Alex McKie

2nd trombone

???  

3rd trombone

 ???

 4th trombone.

 

MAROON:  from Paul Sutherland and his Dad.  Jul 28 + Sep 20, 2008

GREEN:  from Colin Campbell, a member of the orchestra.  Jan 19, 2011

BLUE:  Leanne Stewart, Fife, Scotland writing on behalf of Tom Slight who works beside him, the brother of Billy Harrison (above).  Sep 6, 2017

These were all semi-pro musicians, meaning they had day jobs which they mostly hated and regarded music as a blissful release: 'Playing' was what they were put here for!"

Paul Sutherland, Glasgow

 

Recollections

2.

Sharon Shepherd

Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Thank you to Sharon Shepherd who wrote:

Pete Seton Band

"My father, Jimmy Robertson, used to be 2nd Trumpeter in the Pete Seaton band in the late-1950s and 1960s.  He is the one wearing glasses, third trumpeter from the left on the back row of this photo.

Big Band at The Palais de Dance, Fountainbridge  -  1963

I've also heard that The Pete Seaton band recorded a music track

Sharon added:

Question

"Does anybody have any photos of the band Your help would be very much appreciated."

Sharon Shepherd, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland:  March 10, 2009

Answer?

If you'd like to reply to Sharon's question above, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs

 

Photos: Musical Groups

Recollections: Clubs and Discos    Palais de Danse

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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