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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Battle of the Blues

The bands going forward for each regional heat of the UK’s ‘New Brunswick Battle of the Blues’ have now been announced and the organisers are now turning their attention to ensuring each event is a huge success. The response has been overwhelming and the quality extremely high so we can promise a great night out at each of the heats for music lovers. Heats are being held in the second half of January in Southampton, Billericay, Beeston (Notts), Chorley (Lancs) and Glasgow.
Now although there aren't any local heats there are local bands involved.
At Glasgow we have The Bushwackers from Chester-le-Street and at Burnley, Lee Bates and Billy Newton from Gateshead and Chris James from Carlise.
So let's hear it for the boys and hope they reach the final in Canada.
Lance.

2 comments :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

The Bushwackers can be heard at the Three Tuns on Sheriff's Highway in Gateshead on Sunday 9th January (8:00 pm).

Russell

Brian Bennett said...

Something deep down inside tells me there's not much occurrin' on the Tyneside jazz scene this week

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