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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Monday February 20

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 7pm. £10.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Vieux Carré Play the Blues When it Rains!

Hello, folks! 
Here's a terrific photograph - you can see the rain sheeting down. It's all about what musicians sometimes have to endure for their art. Normally in those weather conditions the band wouldn't play. But as everyone else was ready for the official opening of the Spanish City Plaza including Alan Campbell MP, Tourism & Events Manager, Pete Warne, Malcolm Henderson and his team from North Tyneside Council AND the folks of Whitley Bay, there was no way we weren't going to play our part. My main concern was for bass guitar player, Bill Colledge, whose instrument and amplifier were plugged into the mains - I was really expecting him to go up in a 'blue flash' at any second - however, a few plastic bin-liners courtesy of NTC saved him from getting 'fried'. Another great event for the Vieux Carré Jazzmen - in spite of the weather. 
Brian (Photo courtesy of Neil Howarth)

2 comments :

  1. Where were those Brolly Dollies when you needed them?

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  2. Guess who forgot a hat!

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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