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Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. Tel: 0191 691 7090. 12 noon. Free.

Riviera Quartet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. A limited number of seats are available which MUST be bought in advance online. £7:50 or £5:45 live stream only.

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Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bird Flies in to Rosie's.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Mike Bird (clt), Iain MacAulay (tmb/vcl), Bill Brittain (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
These past few weeks have been a time of change at Rosie's. This week there were no less than 3 deps - perhaps the regulars were on a Papal visit to Edinburgh - maybe!
Nevertheless, the deps were of the highest quality. Mike Bird, over from Wakefield, has impressed on previous visits and today his Goodmanesque flights were quite delightful. Exactly Like You, China Boy, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Royal Garden Blues were just some of his stand-out numbers. Alongside him Iain MacA blew tasty trombone and sang All of Me, Sweet Georgia Brown...
Sweet Olive Rudd gave out with, among others, Someday Sweetheart and Blackbird.
Bill Brittain delighted on piano, his deadpan expression belying the creativity flowing from his fingers - I bet he also plays a mean hand of Five Card Stud.
Alan R steered the ship and Mike Humble powered it.
A pleasant afternoon.
Mike Humble, incidentally, mentioned that, along with his spouse and fledglings, they have been rehearsing some Bach and hope to premiere it in South Shields on their next visit - Come Bach soon the Family Bird.
Lance.
PS: A popular local cartoonist won a bottle of plonk in the raffle.

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