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SEPTEMBER

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON

FRIDAY 25

SouLutions Sistas - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 8:30pm (7:00pm doors). £10.00. SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 26

Boys of Brass - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. 7:00pm. £10.00. + £1.37 bf for table for two. Other packages available. See www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk.

SUNDAY 27

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

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

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 30, 2010

The Gangs All Here - at Rosie Malone's

Olive Rudd (vcl), Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Jim McBriarty (clt/ten/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
At last, after a summer of substitutes, the Maine Street Jazzmen were finally up to full strength.
Herbie was on form blowing gutsy trombone, wailing on harmonica - and singing. This is the enigma. Olive spent a lot of time waiting in the wings when she could have been strutting her stuff. When she did get the mike - Am I Blue?, Someday Sweetheart, possibly a couple more - the music lovers shouted Bingo!
This is nothing against Herbie - a fine chanter in his own right - or indeed Jim who crooned a tasty If I Could Be With You but my feeling lies towards the why buy a dog and bark yourself syndrome?
Ray of course blew the roof off and Jim played a rather strange coloured tenor. Mike, Humble as ever, kept it moving and Alan ensured it didn't move beyond the confines of the bar.
Good Thursday Fare oh and Bass was only £2 a pint - straight, no chaser.
Lance. PS: I almost forgot to mention, I won a bottle of Rosé in the raffle so it was in fact straight with a chaser!
Eventually.

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