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Mark Walker: "A drummer in a big band is always happy. It's like driving a big bus." - (Downbeat, August 2019)

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas in Kowlooney


We'd Just like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2012.
From;
Colin, Mike and All The Gang At Ned Kelly's Last Stand, Hong Kong.
PS. As you can see by the photos we are in the festive spirit.

5 comments :

Rob Walker (on Facebook) said...

Ned Kelly's! There's a blast from my past. Great times had there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob,
Ned Kelly's is still going strong, and on the 18th, December, 2012 will be 40 years old, what years were you in Hong Kong, maybe you were with the british military !!!!!!

Rob (on Facebook) said...

Used to visit there once a year when the QE2 docked in. All the band members used to go there from the ship.

Anonymous said...

I remember the QE2 musicians, I was part time at Neds from 1994 -1997 and took over full time in 1998, there was a very good alto sax player who used to come over called Mark Hutchings,do you nremember him !!! the guys still come over from the ships, except now it is the Queen Mary & Queen Victoria, were you a musician on board yourself !!!
Many a good session with the QE2 boys...

Kev Eland said...

Probably the only place we didn't get barred from on that world cruise

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance