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Monday, November 01, 2010

Horn Dogs are Top Dogs @ The Bridge

Graham Hardy, Alastair Lord, (tpts), Eddie Bellis, David Gray (tmb), Graeme Wilson (ten), Paul Susans (sousa), Brendan Murphy (bass drum), Alex Tustin (snare drum).
I made my way from North Shields to Newcastle by Metro wondering what could follow No Time For Jive. Newcastle football fans must have been wondering what could follow their 5-1 thrashing of ten man Sunderland and the streets were awash with black and white shirts.
The stage of the Bridge Hotel was also awash with shirts - red ones - as Horn Dogs opened up with a rather irreverent version of What A Friend We Have In Jesus before upping the tempo and stomping off to New Orleans. Not bad going - Chicago to New Orleans by Metro!
Yes New Orleans it is but not the New Orleans of yore. This is the Crescent City of today, the Big Easy, and the name of the game is fun.
The rhythm section sway as they play, the trumpets soar, the lone sax holds his own and the trombones provide the depth.
Talking trombones - I mentioned a promising young guy at last weeks Jazz Café jam session. The same young man made his debut with the band tonight. In the space of a week his talent has multiplied! David Gray - remember you read it here first.
Lance.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Below is the set list and soloists supplied by Graham Hardy.
1st set
What A Friend (solos by Eddie Bellis & Graeme Wilson)
Big'n'Brassy (Graham Hardy, David Gray, Graeme)
Brooklyn (Graeme, Eddie, Alex Tustin, Brendan Murphy)
Flash-Imperial March
Funky Pie pt.2 (Graham, Graeme, David)
Thriller (Graeme)

2nd set
Horn Doggin' (Graham & Graeme)
Do Whatcha Wanna (Graham, Graeme, David)
Slow One (Graeme, David, Graham)
Remember When (Alastair Lord, Paul Susans)
The Melon Felony (Graham)
Money Shot (Graeme, David, Graham)
Hey Jude (Graham)
High On Life (encore) (Graeme, David, Alex & Brendan)

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