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Welcome To PennyCott Studio

Hello, everybody! The only genuine Dobromark website - Accept no substitutes. I use this to put news and bits and pieces about what we are all doing musically down here on the South Coast of the UK, by the seaside.

I stress that this is a totally non-commercial site, and NOT a recording studio. Welcome anyway! There are links which you can contact if you want a guitar built, or uke or whatever and I will put you in contact with the relevant people I know. Plus there is a link to my favourite music sites - the coveted Dobromark Hall of Fame.. The best of the best, in my humble opinion..  Also links to local alehouses that put on music and are purveyors of fine beer in this area, local bands, charity sites and much more.

Thought for today 19/10/2016 Quite nice this afternoonll

Important - MY MAIN PC HAS A DISK CRASH.Will not be on email until it is sorted and I can get my emails back.. and backups!..I did not need that..BLAH.. 

Bought new Windows 10 laptop.. Bl**dy dongle did connect to facebook this morning - came as a shock! Internet.Sigh... Will not today.. Damned thing..

Got even more new CDs will put up later when I get round tuit.

Received 'Bella Donna' by Stevie Nicks yesterday.. The dirtiest voice in music xx

Received 'Loud Hailer' by Jeff Beck studio album. Not sure whether I love it or hate it..bizarre. Now decided I hate it..

Superb CD 'Deadicated' - Grateful Dead songs done by other people.. It is REALLY good

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones 'Little Windows..Brilliant!

New CDs yesterday.. Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones 'Together at last' and Josh White 'Empty bed' both smashing..

Just got a great CD - Colvin and Earle... Seriously good....

Recommendation for band - Red Hillberries. Blues, fine female vocalist and absolutely smokin' harp player.

Great band name - Russian Flying Squirrels. Members have been playing together for about 25 years and have NEVER played a gig.. Shame - great sound.

Transferred a lot of this page to Latest News if you want to see any of the bands named look there.



Hospital stuff transferred to The St Richards link near the end of the main page.

 Important stuff:

Only 75 shopping days left until Christmas! (Leap Year..)

Well done to St Richard's Hospital (and Worthing) for winning the top hospital award (April 2016). Nice one!

To St Richard's Hospital Chichester, Ashling Ward, Fishbourne Ward and finally The Donald Wilson Neuro Rehab Centre - all of their wonderful NHS staff..
If you wish to help this wonderful cause who rebuilt me and gave me a life again, please contribute to The Donald Wilson Amenity Fund at St Richard's Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6SE. It really does help!!

 It is with great sadness that I hear that PJ Walker guitars is closing..end of an era..Thanks for everything George and your merry crew.. Absolutely all the best.. What will we do without our local guitar shop??? *** Looks like they will be attempting to keep going after George retires.. Good luck chaps!! Happy retirement George.

 News Flashes:

Great site - Melvyn-Hiscock-Guitars -  Nice one Melv!! Please go on to it and click 'Like'

Other stuff:

Nigel Hoar - Vocal coach added to tabs on the front page. Seriously good.

For locals - check events... Have now put up a link to another site who are MUCH more informed about gigs round here than me!

'What I am listening to'  - Check it out!

Mark Haley Boxes. These are superb. The photos do not do them justice!

Mark Haley display cases hot off the bench. Protect and admire your prized hand made instrument! See Mark Haley Ukulele link.

More Mark Haley electric ukes. Check them out on the link on the left. Sound through an amp is QUITE awesome!

Thanks to: All the great musicians and luthiers who have been kind enough become 'friends' on the Dobromark facebook site. Some fascinating stuff.

 For other latest music news see link on the left.

TV are asking for the most significant days of 2015.. Here are mine..17/1/2015 - Walked 491 yards with a zimmer..does't sound a lot but a lot for me.. 30/1/2015 - Taylor guitar arrived.. 10/4/2015 - drove car up and down drive.. 24/4/2015 - allowed to walk on crutches in house unsupervised.. Doesn't sound much.. Maybe this year will be!!

2016 Not better, worse so far..Typical..

The site content should be changing regularly now. I'm pretty happy with the general format, but any constructive comments would be more than welcome.

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Try the link below, if you have not done so already, for some of the music we do.





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