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Monday, January 24, 2011

Veitch Steps Into The Breach @ The Cherry Tree

Sue Ferris (ten/bar/flt), Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl), Neil Harland (bs), John Hirst (dms).
The previous post saw Jim Birkett and Roly Veitch disguised as folkies in the form of The Blaydon Aces.
Tonight, at the Cherry Tree, Jim Birkett was billed but it was in fact that other Ace of Blaydon who showed - Roly Veitch. One presumes JB picked something up whilst Ashington way. The quartet got underway with Pennies From Heaven which turned out to be compatible with my starter of Crab Fritters. Just as Sue and Roly's intertwining lines wove in and around each other so did the Fritter in Squash Puree and Granny Smith Apple wind themselves around my tastebuds. I suspect that it - the starter - came from the same place - Heaven!
Sue's tenor playing is as cool as the Basque Sauce that complemented my Moules Frites was hot!
Here's that Rainy Day brought the flute out and, later on, Mulligan's Walkin' Shoes and Stardust saw the dimutive lass blowing baritone. The tried and tested standards were rolled out with Roly's vocals including I Wished On The Moon and You're a Lucky Guy. A mini barnstormer from Sue on Blue Monk was deservedly acknowledged by the diners. John Hirst drove things along and Neil - in contrast to his Fender thrash with Mo, yesterday - was back on double bass and a tower, I use the word advisedly as he's about 9 ft tall, of strength.
Another fine Cherry Tree session.
Lance.
PS: I didn't have a dessert this week as, after I'd demolished my plate of Moules which piled up to about Neil Harland's eybrows, there simply wasn't room!

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