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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Sunday May 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

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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