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Today Monday January 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nearly Dan @ The Sage.

Steve Hayes (gtr/vcl); Gary Davies (keys); Rob Rolph (lead gtr); Pete Bacanin (bs.gtr); ? (dms); Steve Parry (tpt); Chris Buckland (alt); Tim France (ten); Sarah Miller/ Louise ? (vcls).
An almost 3 tier full Hall Two audience greeted Nearly Dan with a welcome verging on the rapturous. The fans were out in force from as far afield as Dundee and the bands home-base of  Stoke on Trent.
I must confess I'm not overly familiar with the Steely Dan Songbook so I had no yardstick with which to compare enabling me to judge them on their merits.
And what merits!
An absolutely stunning performance mostly rock with the jazz element coming from the horns' powerful ensembles and pithy solos. The two girls doing the backing vocals filled out the ensemble both harmonically and visually as they strutted non-stop - truly a delight to behold! They also impressed with individual solos. It was Louise's first ever gig with the band and she did good.
Lead vocalist kept things moving and lead guitar had some blasts that got the adrenalin going.
Sorry I didn't catch all of the names.
Lance.

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