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He pārongo atu anōThe Aces Dance Band

In 1940s Palmerston North, dance bands were in demand to play Saturday night halls, clubs and special occasions. Mel Creighton’s band, named The Aces, is set to play at one such venue, perhaps the ANA Dance Hall (later the Astoria Ballroom) in George Street. The band played many such halls, such as the old Oddfellows Hall in Cuba Street, A&P Hall at the Showgrounds. They also were popular for country dances in smaller towns like Opiki, Rongotea and Rangiotu. The named members of the band were: Mel Creighton (piano), Jack Creighton (double bass, father of Mel), Jeff Everson (drums), Syd Wood on trumpet, Andy Keen on saxophone. Their signature card themed decorations appear with them in this photograph.

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The Aces Dance Band
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The Aces Dance Band
The Melancholy Babes tour poster
The Melancholy Babes perform at Snails
Unwind [Band] at Lucky Bar + Kitchen
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House - 2
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House - 3
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House
Concert Ticket - Lucien Johnson Quartet - 2
Concert Ticket - Lucien Johnson Quartet
Jazz Festival Progamme, 1967
Jazz Festival Progamme, 1980
Manawatū Jazz Festival programme, 1998

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Te kaihanga
Te wāhi
Palmerston North
Te rā
circa 1946

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Palmerston North City Library

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The Aces Dance Band
The Melancholy Babes tour poster
The Melancholy Babes perform at Snails
Unwind [Band] at Lucky Bar + Kitchen
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House - 2
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House - 3
Programme - Lucien Johnson Quartet, Whanganui Opera House
Concert Ticket - Lucien Johnson Quartet - 2
Concert Ticket - Lucien Johnson Quartet
Jazz Festival Progamme, 1967
Jazz Festival Progamme, 1980
Manawatū Jazz Festival programme, 1998

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