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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant Jesmond.

The Cherry Tree prides itself on its high quality food and fast efficient service so it comes as no surprise to find that the Osborne Road restaurant is now ranked number one in the North East on the Tripadviser website.
Last night, this was coupled with a very high class musical ensemble comprising some of the best musicians in the North East: Graham Hardy (tpt/flug), Mark Williams (gtr), Neil Harland (bs) and Rob Walker (dms).
What a concert they played !
Their playlist included, My Romance, El Baile Del Loco (a Graham Hardy original), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (don't we all?), How Insensitive, The Very Thought Of You (beautiful solo from Graham), In A Mellow Tone, The Melon Felony (another Graham original), and finishing with But Not For Me.
Every member of the band contibuted to a memorable evening greatly appreciated by an audience which included two large parties on the mezzanine floor.
Peter.
Future bookings:
Monday Feb 15: Mo Scott with Rod Sinclair (first appearance at the restaurant ) and Neil Harland,
Monday Feb 22: Mick Donnelly (first appearance ) with Paul Edis, Mick Shoulder and Aden Sinclair.
Monday March 1 Zoe Gilby with her Quartet.
Book tables now on 0191 2399924.

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