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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, May 10, 2009

RUTHLESS @ The HIGHFIELD HOTEL. ZOE GILBY TRIO.

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Paul Edis (pno), Andy Champion (bs).
Ruth Lambert, like the majority of last week's crowd, phoned in sick. However, Zoe Gilby was at hand to step into Ruth's stilettos so all was not lost - although a few more posteriors in pews would have added some ambiance to the proceedings.
It was a good performance under difficult circumstances and our girl, like the trouper that she is, sang in her inimitable, recognisable, style.
Loved her version of "Straight No Chaser" and "Lullaby of Birdland" as well as "Time After Time" and who would have bet on "I Thought About You" turning up two gigs running? (Simon Spillett was the other one.)
Paul and Andy also excelled - have they ever done a gig when they didn't I wonder?
Shame that the support hasn't been sufficient to maintain a weekly jazz gig. Next one is rumoured to be 'sometime next month'.
Lance.

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