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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Friends Of Jazz. All Saints Church Hall Cleadon Aug 4th.

Mick Hill, trumpet, Andy Bennett, reeds, Don Fairley, trombone, Bill Britten, keyboard, Bill Colledge, bass, Laurie Brown drums and Mia Webb vocal.
After my session at the Porthole I was in need of consolation and inspiration, so with passport, visa and list of injections in hand I headed across the Tyne to Cleadon. I walked into the hall in time to hear Mia tell us the Joint Was Jumping and so it remained for the rest of the night. Mia sang A Train , Goody Goody, Hard Hearted Hannah, Frim Fram Sauce, S'Wonderful, Please Don't Talk About Me and a lovely ballad Where Do You Start. This was a new one on me and well worth the trip alone. As for the band , well what can you say, the mark of true craftsmen is the ability to make it all look and sound so easy and this is what they did.
With a band of this class you can't really single any body out but, considering he was suffering from mouth ulcers, Mick Hill “played a blinder”. The pad included :- Chasing The Blues Away, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, You Can Count on Me, Splanky, Jersey Bounce and 9.20 Special.
At £5 including supper an excellent evening and a word to the organizers, publicize it more next time. I am now fully inspired musically and over my fear of foreign parts.
Miles.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Maybe the organisers or the band members should contact Bebop Spoken Here before their next gig.
I hope you spread the word? If I'd known I'd have been there myself!

Mia Webb said...

Hi lance. The band have played this venue for years and unfortunately the organisers don't know of your website (but I will sort that out). We normally have a full house but this time the members were few and far between and we cannot work out why. But nevertheless we (the band) enjoyed every minute, as we always do. The audience is very accommodating and the fact that we (the band)have a reserved table set out for us for our 'buffet' is worth turning up for. This gig is a gem and the organisers Clive and Lesley need a medal the size of a dustbin lid. My kindest regards Mia Webb

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