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Bebop Spoken There

Peter Woodford: "I noticed when I went to hear some jazz in a little pub on the outskirts of London the people were really listening. I'm used to guys in bars only interested in making out with their girl friends. Here the idea seems to be to take a girl, enjoy the music, and make out later." - (Crescendo September 1972).
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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Friday, October 02, 2009

Roly Veitch Banjo Player!

Roly has tried to keep this dark side of his musical orientation a secret from family, friends and fellow musicians. However, he's been 'outed' after being caught plonking beneath the fly-over at The Black Bull, Wardley, in full view of fun-runners in this year's Great North Run.
He admits to having an interest in cross-dressing and habitually wears garish waistcoats and straw boaters usually worn by members of the opposite sax. When confronted, Roly said "OK, I admit it! I'm bimusical and I don't care who knows - bongos to the lot of you!"
Brian Bennett (Good friend, fellow banjo plonker and competing gig forager, of The Vieux Carre Jazzmen. )

3 comments :

Roly said...

Damnation. I thought I'd got away with it. It was very nice having all those runners clapping as they went past but tell me, why did they have two fingers sticking out?
'Scuse me - must get back to practising my Formby medley.
Roly

Liz said...

My brother who is a bass player also does a crackin' banjo medley of Formby faves as well as just about anything that is banjo friendly. You just can't help having a big smile pasted on your face listening to George's cheeky numbers & It was always an occasion for a family singalong when Norman sang about his "little stick of Blackpool rock!"
Liz

G.Fawkes said...

Banjo friendly?
We're having a 'banjo friendly' party on Nov. 5. All banjo players are invited to bring their instruments along. Safety matches supplied F.O.C.
Guy.