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Today Thursday January 23

Afternoon.

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Blues, Soul, Funk etc.

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Evening

Jazz

Swing Tyne Stomp - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (free). Swing dance event, non-dancers welcome.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Jeremy McMurray (keys); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Dan Johnson (tenor sax) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

Mo Scott Band - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

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

Monday, December 05, 2011

Live Wire Unplugged @ The Cherry Tree

Karen Harding,vcl; Andrew Garner, pno/vcl; Richard Dudley, gtr; Stuart Davies, bs.
Atlantic Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail, Whisky Marie Rose and Buttered Brown Bread. This seemed as a good a place as any to start after my aperitif of Black Sheep ale. Both were delicious.
Being the Christmas Fayre menu I felt obliged to order Roast Turkey Breast, Roasted Roots, Sage and Onion, Roast Gravy and Mulled Cranberry Compote and it was a wise choice the unfortunate turkey just fell apart under my knife and went down a treat. What could possibly follow that save Home Made Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce. I'm not quite sure how a dish served in a restaurant can be described as 'home made' but nevertheless it too hit the taste buds right on the nose.
Which brings me to the music of which there isn't a lot to say.
Karen Harding is young, attractive and has, I think, a good voice. I say 'I think' as the sound could have been better and at times it was difficult to hear her above the accompaniment. This difficulty was exacerbated by the Christmas party bonhomie and the exploding crackers.
Carole King, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Adele and Alicia Keys were some of the contemporary singer/songwriters who were represented along with the inevitable Summertime.
I could only stay for the first set so hopefully the sound improved for the second.
Lance.

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