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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi dies in Rosie Malone's and the band play on! - Maine Street Jazzmen.

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno/ "bjo"); Alan Rudd (bs0; Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl).
The TV subtitles screamed (silently!) GADDAFI IS DEAD! But in Rosie's, the fate of the Libyan dictator was of slight interest compared to Olive singing Fine and Dandy. The steak and kidney pies and sausages on the bar top may also have detracted interest from events in Tripoli!
Lonesome Road, with vocal, hot horn and harp from Herbie brought a new dimension into the band's music - dynamics! Jimmy Mac sang Avalon and stung like a bee on clarinet whilst floating like a butterfly on alto.
As ever George R was full of fun hitting the banjo button for Swannee River. Olive became My Melancholy Baby but, after the raffle, it was my turn to be melancholy too.
A Pedigree afternoon.
Lance.

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