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Noel Davies Touring Orchestra and Show Company"


In his early years, Noel Davies ACEA., MIPR., MBIM., lived at 3, Lamb's Lane, Buckley. He is best remembered as the sax/clarinet player in the Buckley Pantomime Orchestra. He also played in the Vaudeville Dance Orchestra, directed jointly by his father, W. T. Davies and mother, Elizabeth Olive Davies. His eldest and youngest sisters, Olive and Dilys, and his brother Donald also played in the Orchestra. They also playes in the Concert Party He is mentioned in two books written by Mr. Arthur Jones C.B.E ie. 'History of Buckley' and 'A Century in the Life of Buckley 1897 - 1997'



Extract from the International Who's Who in Music


Davies, Noel, b.18 Dec. 1924, Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales. Musician (Clarinet,Saxophones); Music and Instrument Teacher. m Edith Mary Edwards, 16 July 1946, 2 sons Musical Education; Family professional and musical background; Graduate, Stanley Masters School of Music, Chester. Career; Played in stage bands, theatre orchestra (pit) concert and light orchestras, sound/vision dance, cabaret. Also in music business management, both in UK and abroad mid 1940's. Also 'Stars in Battledress' , Central pool of Artists, world tours: Forces Broadcasting, Radio SEAC (South East Asia Command) BFN (British Forces Network) Germany. Currently Freelance Musician , Band leader/conductor Music Industry Consultant. Membership includes Elected Representative of the musicians' union. Hobbies Music, some sport, travel, Current affairs. Current management: Self Managed.


In addition to being an accomplished musician, he holds a number of professional business qualifications in the following areas;- Commercial - Accountancy Economics Law, Public Relations, Marketing., Management, Consultancy.,


As a local Councillor, he was made chairman elect of the Federation of Rate-payers Associations in Kent which involved presiding over meetings of 33 council delegates from throughout the County of Kent. A member of the local rate-payers' body for several years Councillor Davies was founder chairman of the town's Central group and became a member of the executive council of the Herne Bay association.


In December 1960 Noel received one of the highest honours of his career in entertainment when he played before Her Majesty the Queen the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Mr. Anthony Armstrong-Jones at the Royal Household Grand Christmas Staff Ball at Windsor Castle. Band leader and freelance instrumentalist Noel took nine other musicians from Canterbury and Margate.


Among entertainers who appeared in cabaret at the event were Russ Conway, the Beverley Sisters, Al Read, Paddy Roberts, Peter Brough and Archie Andrews.




Author: Davies, Noel


Year = 1950

Event = Social/Entertainment

Gender = Mixed

People = Group

Extra = Entertainment

Extra = 1950s

Extra = Music

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