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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.

Monday, November 07, 2011

John Mayall in Concert - Oli Brown Band @ The Sage, Gateshead.

John Mayall (vcl/hca/keys/gtr); Rocky Athos (gtr); Greg Rzab (bs); Jay Davenport (dms).
Hall One gave British Blues Legend John Mayall a warm welcome as he went into favourites past and present opening up with a solo on Another Man's Daughter. The grey-haired, pony-tailed veteran belied his years as he fired on harp, guitar and keyboard before bringing on the band.
And it was quite a band with Rocky Athos proving to be a worthy successor to some of Mayall's previous guitar heroes such as Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Greg Rzab had a long time to wait for his feature but cometh the hour cometh the man and he had an almighty blast on Room to Move. Jay Davenport also had a late feature but it was his hypnotic train rhythm on so many numbers that showed his worth.
And what about the old man himself? - He's still got it. Parchman Farm from the back catalogue never fails to score but Song of Something and Tough Times Ahead from his latest album, Tough, showed he is still ahead of the game.
Oli Brown (gtr.vcl); Ron Sayer (bs); Wayne Proctor (dms).
Earlier, the Oli Brown Band kicked things off. Brown, described by MOJO magazine as "the hottest young pistol in British Blues" lived up to his reputation with some heavy metal thrashes bringing to mind Cream and various blues/rock bands. He's got the technique and the vocal chops so watch this space - he's a kid who's arriving fast.
During the interval I popped my head around the corner where Lindsay Hannon's vocal protégées were strutting their stuff including a certain correspondent of this blog who sang, quite charmingly, Every Time We Say Goodbye
Lance.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Lance, Thanks for the mention.
From 'she who sings charmingly'

Anonymous said...

Another Man's Daughter?

'Another Man (Done Gone)' surely?

Lance said...

Col. you are correct of course. Mama Talk to Your Daughter, which came later, somehow got confused with Another Man Done Gone or maybe it was the pre-concert visit to the Central Bar!

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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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