The Ingham 5 Live at Hooper's March 3rd - part of free Sinatra Tribute!

Less than a month ago, a lot of local people gathered at Southwark Council offices in Tooley Street for a music license review hearing. The hearing would decide the fate of Hooper's Bar (SE5 8DH) - a select number of neighbours had complained about noise from the pub on music nights and street drinking the rest of the time (it follows that if you smoke outside you drink out there too). Thankfully the music license was not revoked. A good thing too as the pub relies on event night trade to survive - but some adjustments were made to its timetable such as no drinking in Malfort Road after 9pm and no music after 11. Had the license been pulled we might be looking at nothing but flats on that corner in due course!

To celebrate this reprieve and in celebration of the pub he's been frequenting for nearly 65 years, Davey Jones is putting on a new show. He last put on the Elvis night at Hooper's in October which packed out the place. Now comes a new theme music night with a touch of crooner class - A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA on Saturday night, March 3rd. Two bands, three singers, a quiz, some free pasta (Frank's beloved Rigatoni alla puttanesca/siciliana a la recipe from Patsy's in Manhattan), a limited souvenir Frank CD giveaway, projections, and more.

Evening kicks off around 7:45 with Herne Hill's Rupert Ingham doing early Sinatra and Cole Porter with a 4 piece light jazz swing band. This is to be followed by Paul Betts putting on the Ol' Blue Eyes hits from the Sinatra Songbook (there will be some of these to pass around), and lastly Bob Beard singing his favourite Frankie-Boy numbers to close out the evening. Bob's flying in from Lanzarote for the gig, he sings in clubs there.

There may be a few surprise vocalists too if time permits - but due to recent music licensing adjustments at Hooper's this will be closely monitored. This is another gig in support of Hooper's which has been biting the bullet of late. No charge to get in, so come on out and support your community or your friends who live across the borough boundary line. The real ales are always great too.

We'll be following this event and others at Hooper's on the local Ivanhoe Residents Association Facebook which has just launched. Try http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivanhoe-Residents-Association/316393255069392 -- or just Google "Ivanhoe Residents Association" - and give us a "like" if you like it!

You can also follow the Tooley Street music licensing review events on the FB, as well as the Save Hooper's Campaign which offers a photo archive of dilapidated or converted pubs in SE London. Whew! We dodged that bullet!

Click on the audio player below for a classic, relatively early Frankie-Boy track "It Was Just One of Those Things" (from a radio show), and scroll down for our Sinatra Tribute flyer and a photo from the Tooley Street meeting.

                

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Davey Jones, the organiser of this Sinatra event, has spent many hours sketching in Hooper's née The Ivanhoe over the years and one pen and ink he's done of the pub titled "Dawn Breaks" hangs in the snug. Attached below in this comment. Or you can get a look at a photo of it and others he's done on the IRA Facebook wall - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivanhoe-Residents-Association/316393255069392 -- or just Google "Ivanhoe Residents Association". If you like the IRA site, give us a "like"! Another one of his drawings - of the Blue Brick Cafe on Fellbrigg Road in East Dulwich - used to hang in that cafe until recent ownership change to current vegetarian cafe status. More's the pity as it was a blinder. We hope to get more of his work up on the FB, especially the Blue Brick Cafe drawing. It has even come to mind to organise an exhibition of his work somewhere, as everything he's done is a representation of life and work in the local area.
 
As we're warming up for the Sinatra Quiz on the night, we'll leave you with a trivia question (answer tomorrow, or next post):
 
Which Clint Eastwood film had Frank Sinatra been first choice to play? Frank turned down the role because he'd broken a finger before shooting started. Eastwood went on make that role very much his own in a series of sequels.
 
No multiple choice here! But the Quiz on Sat. will be multiple choice.
 

Davey Jones, the organiser of this Sinatra event, has spent many hours sketching in Hooper's née The Ivanhoe over the years and one pen and ink he's done of the pub titled "Dawn Breaks" hangs in the snug. It is meant to represent The Ivanhoe in 1949, just after the war. This is attached below! When we were leafleting Northcross Road on Saturday, an older lady, big Sinatra fan, said that The Ivanhoe had been a "blinding" pub in the 50s! You can get a look at a photo of it and others he's done on the IRA Facebook wall - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivanhoe-Residents-Association/316393255069392 -- or just Google "Ivanhoe Residents Association". If you like the IRA site, give us a "like"! Another one of his drawings - of the Blue Brick Cafe on Fellbrigg Road in East Dulwich - used to hang in that cafe until recent ownership change to current vegetarian cafe status. More's the pity as it was fantastic. We hope to get more of his work up on the FB, especially the Blue Brick Cafe drawing. It has even come to mind to organise an exhibition of his work somewhere, as everything he's done is a representation of life and work in the local area. Who knows? Maybe one for the Carnegie Library exhibition space!
 
As we're warming up for the Sinatra Quiz on the night, we'll leave you with a trivia question (answer tomorrow, or next post):
 
Which Clint Eastwood film had Frank Sinatra been first choice to play? Frank turned down the role because he'd broken a finger before shooting started. Eastwood went on make that role very much his own in a series of sequels.
 
No multiple choice here! But the Quiz on Sat. will be multiple choice.