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Wednesday 12: Happy Birthday Ros Rigby & Don Fairley.

Thursday 13: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Elvis Lives in Gateshead via Romania!


Archie Brown (gtr/ten), Eddie Popescu (vcls/gtr), Keith (bs/bs gtr), Graeme Ogle (dms).
They say you can get anything you want on Newcastle's Northumberland Street - even a Romanian busker who sings like Elvis!
When the Alley Cats needed a lead singer after Frankie left where else would they look!
In truth, Eddie is the business when it comes to Rock and Roll he's got Elvis, Haley, Vincent. Cochrane, Holly down to a T and this afternoon at the Central Bar in Gateshead he and The Cats went through a compendium of R 'n' R's back catalogue before finishing the set with Chuck's Johnny B Goode.
This was a solid, no holds barred, tribute to the genre.
Archie Brown did the lead guitar even to the extent of Chuck Berry-like back of the neck playing! His tenor sax stood waiting in the wings but in this set it didn't get any hot breath down its neck. Bass and drums were rock and roll solid and Eddie sang - Just Like Eddie (and the rest!)
It was a belter of a set and it was great to meet rock photographer Amanda who I hope will shortly provide some pics to complement my own - Amanda's Facebook link.
Lance.

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