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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Legohead @ The Bridge

Lloyd Wright (gtr), David Francis (dms), Jon Proud (bs. gtr).
After the rock 'n' blues thrash of Pete Readhead with No Time For Jive it may seem a long journey to the jazz/rock of Legoland but it wasn't that far - a mere walk across the bridge to The Bridge and more guitar virtuosity.
Lloyd Wright is an incredible player for one so young - or even old - he can do it all. He swings, he rocks, he improvs and it's all done with taste and panache not to mention technique to spare.
David Francis drives the band along like the Formula One drummer that he is whilst Jon Proud on five string is the perfect foundation for Lloyd as well as contributing some telling solos of his own.
The fact I left early was no reflection on the gig - it had been a long day...
Lance.

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