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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times January 2021)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Postage

12,365 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 84 of them this year alone and, so far, 84 this month (Jan. 17).

Monday January 18

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN TOBOCMAN & ANDY PANAYI.

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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