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Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. But livestream still available.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Clare Teal Gets Happy at Gala Theatre Durham by Jim McD.

From the very first number, multi award winning vocalist Clare Teal went off at full tilt in an attempt to inject a little happiness into last night's near capacity audience and, judging by their response to her efforts, the girl more than succeeded! Ms Teal is fortunate in having an extraordinary trio behind her in the form of Sheffield lad Mike Gorman (piano), Simon Little (bass) and a delicately swinging drummer from Leeds, Chris Dagely; they provided the perfect cushion.
Blessed with a highly expressive voice, Clare always brings something special to a song whether it be one of her own or one from the Great American Song Book.
A humorous lady who mixed cheerful asides with classy tunes from a classy era, Clare also talked about her influences which led her into "Tea for Two" Anita O'Day style (terrific stuff) and then "The Very Thought of You" as a kind of homage to Al Bowlly's style of singing. Later on, standout numbers were "Begin the Beguine", "Get Happy" and "Moondance".
Altogether a Get Happy event, sorry for you folks who missed out!
Jim & Jane

1 comment :

Lance said...

Yeah I'm sorry to have missed it - definitely next time.

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