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Dave Newton: "Somebody once said, 'If you're going to steal, steal from the best'. That's what I try to do." - (Jazz Rag, Winter 2018).

Monday December 10

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Dean Stockdale Trio – Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont St., Hexham NE45 3LT. 01434 602331. 7pm-9pm.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Gibside, nr Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield NE16 6BG, Tel: 01207 514827. 7:00pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas Songs & Carols in the Chapel’.

Chris Farlowe and the Norman Beaker Band + Teresa Watson Band - Newcastle Labour Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PF. Tel: 0191 261 8646. Doors 7:45pm. £22.00. (£17.00. adv.).

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

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Shiver @ Splinter - Dec. 7

Andy Champion (bs); Chris Sharkey (gtr); 
Joost Hendrickx (dms);
(Photo Ken Drew).
Splinter Sunday
Sharkey’s Shiver
Set starts   
Strumming Stratocaster
Slapping strings
Stinging sticks
Soulful symphonic
Seismic soundscapes
Swinging steaming
Second set
Screeching screaming
Sailing surfing
Strutting soaring
Singing stomping
Stimulating scintillating
Smashing swashbuckling
Stupendous spectacular
Speechless …..
Steve.

2 comments :

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

Speechless ? Yes - even before the end of the second set we were all enthralled by the mesmerising soundscape unfolding in front of us. A fantastic gig, and probably the best I've see & heard from this veritable Supergroup. Tremendous !

JC said...

Very nice jazz rap review, Steve - it certainly covered all the eSSentials of a brilliant gig.
The playing and Chris Sharkey's duck-egg coloured guitar also gave me poetic thoughts of Wallace Stevens' 'Man with the Blue Guitar'

They said, 'You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.'

The man replied, 'Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.'

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