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Born This Day
Louis Armstrong and Steve Andrews.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


If you happen to be in Hexham this coming Saturday afternoon, and its not raining, head for the Market Place for an al fresco performance by one of the north-east's newer bands.
Budvivar, don't ask me where the name comes from, it sounds vagually alcoholic, are a swing/jazz combo comprising, Fiona Littlewood (alto), Stuart Finden (ten), Joe Fowler (kbds), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms) and Debra Milne (vcl).
If Swing is your Thing, the gig runs from 2-3 pm.

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