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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Zoe Gilby Band at The Side Café

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
After the sparse attendances of the past few weeks it was heartening to have such a good turn out tonight. Shame it had to be the last one - at least on a regular basis.
After a few initial balance problems the band settled down into a nice groove albeit with perhaps a little too much reverb/echo on both guitar and vocals. Zoe, profiting from some woman to woman advice from Sheila Jordan at Gateshead Jazz Festival, brought new life into "The Man I Love". There were other delights - "You Turned The Tables On Me", "A Weaver of Dreams", "You've Changed" as well as her perennial favourites, "One Note Samba", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "When Lights Are Low". With good solos from Mark, Andy and Richard I even enjoyed "Caravan".
In the jam that folowed, Andy and Richard were joined by Tom Dibb (gtr) and Rob Brockwell (pno). This was a rare appearance by Tom without his legendary hat and I'm pleased to say it didn't effect his playing. They did "Miss Jones" - I'm sure you've met her - and Rob played as if he'd known her all his life.
Tom, incidentally, plays the Highfield Hotel, East Rainton this coming Sunday.
Lance.

1 comment :

Roly said...

Yes good stuff. And well done Paul for arranging all these Side Cafe sessions. Hope it can all continue somehow.
Roly

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