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Friday, December 02, 2011

Tonight @ The Sage - Don't miss Elkie!

Elkie Brooks is that rare creature - a vocalist who can cross the genre with ease. Jazz, blues, pop, rock - you name it she has the voice to adapt to her surrounds and still sound uniquely herself. I have fond memories of hearing her live a number of times at Newcastle City Hall as well as at Sunderland Empire back in the '70s and '80s.I still have the vinyl from those halcyon days and a pure jazz CD 'Round Midnight from the '90s. Recent reports say Elkie is back on the scene with a bang which makes Tonight Friday (Dec. 2) a must for me and anyone who likes their vocalists to have a slightly jagged edge to their delivery and the years haven't changed that.
The concert will include songs from her new album Powerless.
Grab a sample here.
Lance.
Elkie Brooks in Concert - Friday December 2 @ The Sage, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £25/£20/£7.50.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Saw Elkie Brooks at the Stables , Milton Keynes last Saturday. What a powerhouse of a singer.

Hil said...

I have been a fan of Elkie's since the Vinegar Joe days. Zoe and I went to hear her and met her at the Whitley Bay Playhouse many years ago. She was very encouraging to a teenager who wanted to sing.
I'm sure tonights show will be of Elkie's usual very high standard.

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