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Today Wednesday January 29

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maine Street Jazzmen @ The Porthole.

George Richardson (pno); Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Ray Harley (tpt); Jim McBriarty (clt/alt/vcl); Alan Rudd (bs); ?? (dms).
Now that Rosie Malone's and the MSJ have gone to Reno I thought I'd pay a flying (or rather a floating) visit to their Monday lunchtime slot at The Porthole, North Shields.
A bracing trip on the cross Tyne ferry, making note of where the lifebelts were just in case, allowed me to arrive as the band struck up with Swannee. 
I opted for a pint of Fog on the Tyne. Not a wise choice - bottom of the barrel. I exchanged it for a pint of Silver Dollar which the manager explained was a cloudy beer. Mmmm...It tasted okay but cloudy beers are off-putting no matter what the taste. I also ordered a cheese and onion toastie.
Back to the music. Olive sang Someday Sweetheart and I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby - replacing Woolworth's with Fenwick's whilst Jim McBriarty gave us Avalon and the band played Riverboat Shuffle and When It's Sleepy Time Down South and then my toastie arrived.
I don't know about you but when I order a sandwich, toasted or otherwise, I expect two slices of bread with the chosen filling in between the slices. What I don't want is the plate filled with rabbit food!
Good to hear the band with Ray Harley but I missed Old George from Rosie's shouting for Hello Dolly and Back in Your Own Backyard!
Although I couldn't stay long - Cherry Tree tonight, London tomorrow - it was, nevertheless, an enjoyable hour.
Lance.

2 comments :

Mike B said...

So Lance, no Michelin star for the Porthole then!?

Lance said...

Maybe a Dunlop one!