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Today Tuesday February 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Two Bands - Max and Min Afternoon. John T covers the waterfront.

A seven piece line up at the at the Trojan Rooms brought the V.C.'s run there to an end. Hopefully back in Sept. The Humph style line-up with the extra reed man (FRANK BROOKER) went down well.
Caught the second half of Maureen's gig at the Porthole. A nice drummer I had not heard before. Roy on piano did the bass pedal thing but no tpt. 4 + Maureen - very laid back as against the V.C.'s hard driving band.
John T.

3 comments :

Lance said...

Do you mean the V.C. were driving hard or hard to drive?
Reminds me of a remark by the Savoy Sultans' drummer Panama Francis; "The drummer drives - the rest just ride."

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I was at Maureen's gig at the Porthole a couple of weeks ago. The drum chair was occupied by Paul Bacon - I think this could be the sticks man John T heard on his visit. As John says...a nice drummer.

Russell

Lance said...

Is the Roger Myerscough gig at Avalon on May 29 still on?