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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Newton: "Having got my Grade 8 pretty early, it was only then that the piano was taking over. But this was happening outside of school really, as the music teacher at this particular school didn't like me or the kind of music I liked." (Jazzwise February 2019).

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Today Wednesday January 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

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Blues

Blues - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

I've Got the Exchange Blues - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 8:00pm. Free. Weekly blues jam session.

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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hannah and the Narrators @ Hoochie Coochie.

Hannah Rickard (vcl); Tim Bloomer (gtr): David Cantlay (bs); Dominic Snaith (keys); Robbie Houston (dms).
Caught the end of a set by the band on Sunday at the Central Bar - impressed. Heard the band again tonight at Hoochie - even more impressed. 
Hannah's take on Billie's Fine and Mellow got the show on the road with an explosive start that immediately held the attention of the crowded room. The numbers came up - Why Don't You Do Right? Stop, Baby Please Don't Let me be Misunderstood, Stormy Monday, Moon Dance, My Baby Just Cares For Me and many more.
Hannah clearly loves singing and that emotional contact shines through. As well as the jazz/blues/rock gigs such as tonight, in a tri-parallel existence the girl also does Country with the Cowtippers of Kentucky and plays fiddle in Kathryn Tickell's band. Versatile.
The band are brilliant. Despite this being only their second gig it holds together well and the solos from guitar and keys are inventive and totally in context whilst bass and drums keep things really tight without being rigid.
Catch them at the Cherry Tree on Nov. 21.
Photos.
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

A first rate band. Excellent

Michael Hughes said...

They are fantastic I was there that night! They do bring something different to the local music scene and sadly hannah is no longer with the band check out this post on Music Tutor Direct there playing in Newcastle this sunday!! http://www.musictutordirect.com/2012/02/14/the-narrators-in-newcastle/

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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