I went to see the Old Street Big Band in Shoreditch last week as it is run by Colliers Wood's own Andrew Roberts.
About half way through the first set I noticed Mark Marlowe at the bar so I went up and said hello. I turned out it was his first night back in London for three years as he has been playing on cruise ships, and he was only in Old Street Records by chance as the original place he and his lady were aiming for was closed when they turned up.
Guess what, he and Andrew played together at the Mills in the Mack Big Band nearly twelve years ago (Icons passim).
We must be getting old.