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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

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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