Portsmouth music scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene

Graham Leslie and Leonard Leslie

Graham Leslie and his Orchestra

1948
October 29th At the Savoy Ballroom, Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra play for dancing.
Portsmouth Gunnery Instructors dance at the Oddfellows Hall with music from Graham Leslie and his Band.
1951
July 7th Saturday, Graham Leslie and his Orchestra playing for a Dinner and Dance at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea.
December 31st Graham Leslie's Dance Orchestra play at the Royal Beach Hotel.
1955
April 15th At the Titchfield Drill Hall S.S.A.S.F. 50th Anniversary ball, music from Graham Leslie's Band.
November 23rd Graham Leslie and his Music play at Kimbells.
November 24th Graham Leslie and his Music play at Kimbells.
December 6th Graham Leslie and his Music play at Kimbells.
December 24th Saturday, at the Savoy Ballroom the Graham Leslie and his Orchestra.
1956
January 11th Graham Leslie and his Music play at Kimbells.
April 28th The Leonard Leslie Orchestra play for the Purbrook Old Time Dance Club at the Deverell Hall.
1957
May 20th 25 year old Orchestra leader Leonard Leslie of 121 London Road Cowplain, and his partner Shirley Soffe win the Hammond Silver Trophy at the Petersfield Annual Open old time dancing Championship.

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Graham Leslie and his Orchestra

Bob Lucas ---- Alto, Clar. Dick Cox ---- Trumpet. Roy Murray ---- Tenor, Violin.
Arthur Stevens ---- Bass. Len Farrell ---- Tenor, clar. Tommy Thompson ---- Drums.
Ted Chandler ---- Trumpet. Graham Leslie ---- Piano.

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Leonard Leslie's Band

1946
April 29th Ad in the Evening News;- For all olde time and modern dances engage "Leonard Leslie's Band" 121 London Road Cowplain phone 2206.
May 17th Leonard Leslie's Band playing at Waterlooville, (no venue stated)
June 12th At the Hilsea Lido, dancing nightly to the Graham Leslie's Band.
August 10th, Saturday, At Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, the The Leonard Leslie band play for dancing.
September 19th Ad in the Evening News, Leonard Leslies Olde Time or Modern Dance Band available, 121 London Road Cowplain, phone 2206.
1947
January 1st At the South Parade Pier, Dancing to two bands, Wally Fry and his Collegians, and Graham Leslie and his band.
January 9th Leonard Leslies Olde Time Band, play at Petersfield Town Hall.
January 21 Leonard Leslie's Dance band play at HMS Mercury Petersfield PO's Mess dance.
April 18th At the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville, Leonard Leslie's Band play for dancing.
April 25th Graham Leslie's Band at the Hilsea Lido for J Evens Social Club.
May 15th At Petersfield Town Hall, Leonard Leslie's Olde Time Dance Orchestra play in aid of the flood fund.
June 7th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Band appear at the Cosham Civic Centre.
June 27th Leonard Leslie at Cosham Civic Centre.
September 19th Leonard Leslie's Band at Cowplain Social Club.
1948
February 5th Ad in the Evening News;- Leonard Leslie's 4 to 12 piece 'Old Time' Orchestra available for dates, 121 London Road Cowplain.
February 11th Leonard Leslie and his six piece old time dance Orchestra, at St faith's hall Havant.
February 23rd At the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville, Leonard Leslie's band featuring Ken Williams, Vibraphone, play for dancing.
April 16th At Christ Church Hall, Portsdown Hill, Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at a ISDC - SSDC Dinner/Dance.
April 30th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at a ISDC - SSDC Dinner/Dance at Waterlooville.
November 18th Leonard Leslie's Band at the Co-op Hall Fratton Road organised by the British Rail Social committee.
1949
January 19th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra join Jan Ralfini’s Orchestra at the South Parade Pier for the Portsmouth British Railways Social Committee's Annual Dance.
1950
January 4th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at St George's Hall Waterlooville for the 'Gay Forties Dancing Club'.
January 12th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play in the minor hall on South Parade Pier.
January 17th Ad in the Evening News;- Leonard Leslie and his Old Time Dance Orchestra available for engagements, Stanns, London Road, Cowplain.
February 25th Saturday, At Kimbells Corner House, Leonard Leslie's Dance Band play for dancing for the British Legion Portsmouth North.
March 11th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's band play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
March 22nd Leonard Leslie's Band play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
March 23rd Leonard Leslie's Band play at Lee Tower Ballroom.
April 5th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
April 9th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
May 11th Leonard Leslie's Band play at the Embassy Ballroom.
May 18th At the Embassy, Leonard Leslie's Band play for Dancing.
June 3rd Saturday, Olde Time Dance at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville with Leonard Leslie's Trio.
June 17th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
July 15th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Band play at the Waterloo Hall, Waterloovile.
July 29th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's band play at the St George Hall, Waterloovile.
October 14th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterloville.
December 2nd Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall, Waterlooville.
December 8th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Hall Havant.
December 13th Leonard Leslie's Band play at the South parade Pier for the British Rail Staff Dance.
December 19th Leonard Leslie's Old time Orchestra play at the Empress Club.
1951
January 9th Leonard Leslie's Old Time Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom North End each week.
January 13th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall, Waterlooville.
February 13th At the Empress Ballroom, Leonard Leslie's Old Time Orchestra play for dancing.
February 20th Leonard Leslie's Old Time Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
February 22nd For the British Railways Staff Masked Ball at the South Parade Pier, Leonard Leslie's Band provide music for old time.
March 6th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
March 13th Leonard Leslie's Band play at the Empress Ballroom.
April 12th Leonard Leslie's Band play on South Parade Pier for the British Railways Staff Carnival Ball.
May 5th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Band play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
May 29th Leonard Leslie and his Music play at the Empress Ballroom.
June 15th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
July 14th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall, Waterlooville.
July 28th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
August 11th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
August 25th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
September 1st Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
September 8th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
September 15th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville.
September 22nd Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faiths Church Hall Havant.
September 29th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play at St George's Hall, Waterlooville.
October 11th For the British Railways Staff dance on the South Parade Pier, Leonard Leslie's Band play for dancing.
October 18th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
October 20th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Band play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
October 20th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Hall Havant.
October 23rd, Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
October 27th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's trio play at the Waterloo Hall, Waterlooville.
November 3rd Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall Havant.
November 6th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
November 13h Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
November 15th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
November 22nd Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play on South Parade Pier for the British Railways Staff Carnival Ball.
November 24th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church hall, Havant.
November 29th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
December 8th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall Havant.
December 11th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
December 13th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at South Parade Pier.
December 18th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom, with MC Donald Mack.
December 20th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
December 27th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
December 31st Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
1952
January 1st Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
January 5th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
January 10th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra Play on the South Parade Pier.
January 26th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Hall, Havant.
January 28th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
January 31st Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
February 2nd Saturday, At Drayton Institute, Leonard Leslie's Trio play for dancing.
February 5th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empire Ballroom.
February 8th Leonard Leslie and his old Time Dance Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
February 14th British Railways Staff valentine's Ball at the South Parade Pier with Leonard Leslie's orchestra.
February 15th Leonard Leslie and his Old Time Dance Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
February 16th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall Havant.
February 26th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
February 28th Leonard Leslie and his old Time Dance Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
February 29th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
March 4th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress ballroom.
March 6th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the South Parade Pier.
March 7th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
March 8th Saturday, Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
March 11th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
March 14th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
March 21st Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
March 25th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
March 27th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the South Parade Pier.
April 1st Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
April 4th Leonard Leslie and his Old Time Orchestra play at The Embassy Ballroom.
April 5th Saturday, Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall.
April 8th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
April 29th Leonard Leslie and his Music play at the Empress Ballroom.
May 3rd Saturday, The Leonard Leslie Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
May 13th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
May 16th Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
May 23rd Leonard Leslie and his Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
May 30th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
June 3rd Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
June 10th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
June 14th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Trio play for dancing at Drayton Institute with proceeds to st John's Ambulance. MC Mrs. Pocklington.
June 17th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
June 24th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
June 27th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Embassy Ballroom.
July 15th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
July 22nd Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
July 29th Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at the Empress Ballroom.
September 27th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
October 23rd At the South Parade Pier, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra and Reg Bannistra's Band play for dancing at the British Railways Staff Carnival Ball.
October 25th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
November 22nd Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall Havant.
December 6th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra plat at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
December 18th at the South Parade Pier, Leonard Leslie's Old Time Orchestra play for British Railways Staff Festive Gala.
1953
January 17th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall Havant.
January 29th At the South Parade Pier, British Railways Staff Carnival Ball dancing to Leonard Leslie's Orchestra.
February 7th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
February 28th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Band play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
March 21st Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant.
April 11th Saturday, Leonard Leslie's Orchestra play at St Faith's Church Hall, Havant in the last dance of the season.

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