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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Building Was on Fire But The Band Played On. Tom Dibb Trio and Lauren Housley at the Highfield Hotel.

Tom Dibb (gtr), John Pope (bs), David Carnegie (dms), Lauren Housley (vcl).
A slight exagerration I know but the fire alarm did go off and the band did continue playing. However, this wasn't quite the same as the Glenn Miller Band playing whilst the Doodlebugs were raining down upon them. No, the reality was that the alarm had went off accidentally and the band thought it was microphone feedback anyway!
Prior to this, They'd almost arrived at the end of a gig that included a couple of Tom's originals and some good vocals from Lauren.
I thought that I'd heard enough of "Georgia on My Mind" to last me a lifetime but, it has to be said, tonight's version was pretty near the top for originality both in L's earthy vocal and in the instrumental thrashes going on around it.
Other moments to savour were Lauren's "Day's of Wine and Roses" accompanied only by Tom and "Angel Eyes" evocatively supported by John. "Cheek to Cheek" also kicked - so much so that John's bass guitar fell over and added some percussive effects which didn't sound out of place!
Tom really wailed in his solos - he had family present so he had no option - David set the place on fire long before the alarm went off whilst John moved further up the Premier League of Bassmen - he's now an approved PLOB.
On a sartorial note, none of the band wore hats.
Lance.

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