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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

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Postage

13,645 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1264 of them this year alone and, so far, 91 this month (Oct. 27).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Spooky Jazz @ The Shed, Wylam Library..
6:00-7:30pm. Free, collection for Parkinson's UK.
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 03: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 03: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 03: Washboard Resonators @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rendezvous Jazz @ The Porthole, North Shields

Maureen Hall (vcl), Iain MacAulay (tpt/tmb/vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/vcl), Roy Gibson (pno), Jim McKeown (dms). + Teresa Armstrong (vcl), Doris Fenn (bjo).
It's all very sedate at the Porthole on a Friday - and nothing wrong with that! However, for me the mood is more late night than early afternoon. It is so laid back the band don't even stand up for solos!
Having said that, the room was full and everyone enjoyed Maureen's All Of Me, Dream, Someday Sweetheart plus a few other good old good ones - Maureen was in good voice. Iain MacAulay - apologies if I've spelt your name wrong - played melodic trombone as well as some nice middle of the range trumpet. All this despite having toothache! Iain also sang All I Do Is Dream Of You with his own special lyrics. Barry blew smooth clarinet and also laid claim to the title of The King of the Swingers - presumably Ronnie Young abdicated long ago. (In-joke for local jazzers of a certain age!).
The rhythm section chugged nicely along aided by Doris Fenn on the b-a-n-j-o and some good work from Roy Gibson on piano.
During the interval, the evergreen girl, Teresa delighted us with The Nearness Of You.
It was a good afternoon with Draught Bass having the edge at the pumps.
Lance.
PS: Pleasant company included Andy Lee and J.C.Hallam.

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