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SEPTEMBER

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SATURDAY

Happy Birthday Katy Trigger & Mia Webb.

SUNDAY 20

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. Tel: 0191 691 7090. 12 noon. Free.

Riviera Quartet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. A limited number of seats are available which MUST be bought in advance online. £7:50 or £5:45 live stream only.

THURSDAY 24

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

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

Monday, September 26, 2011

World Service Project & Synkoke @ Star & Shadow Cinema. 21st Septermber

WSP: Dave Morecroft (keyboards), Conor Chaplin (electric bass), Neil Blandford (drums), Tim Ower (saxophones) & Raphael Clarkson (trombone)
Synkoke: Kristian Harnes (keyboards), Ellen Andrea Wang (electric bass), Kurt Andre Aase (drums), Erik Nerheim (soprano saxophone), Ole Adland (guitar)
Pianist Dave Morecroft's World Service Project impressed at Splinter @ The Bridge last year and this return visit to Newcastle at the Star & Shadow Cinema was as a double bill with Norway's Synkoke. A motorway accident en route to Newcastle resulted in band members hastily booking a hire car and making Newcastle in time for a slightly delayed start. Musicians and instruments were unscathed, the vehicle...that was another matter. Synkoke struck a pose and determinedly stuck to it. A groove, at times trance-like, with sledge hammer drumming and soprano sax (a similar approach to that of Polar Bear's Mark Lockheart) dominated the performance. WSP offered leftfield tunes with a humourous streak running through them. Trombonist Raphael Clarkson caught the ear with some inventive lines and a big sound to boot. The evening concluded with a two-band mash-up; ten musicians blowing for all they were worth, smiles all round. 
Russell

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