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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! -- Holly Cooper:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14375 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 594 of them this year alone and, so far, 94 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs. @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Match and Fuse - WORLDSERVICE PROJECT's bigger bang

Free festival
15 & 16 June 2012
13 bands from 8 countries
the Vortex, Gillett Square, Dalston N16
WorldService Project have been tearing a path through the UK scene and with their ambitious initiative of Match & Fuse joint adventures in music, in touring exchanges with the brightest, dirtiest young European and Scandinavian bands since September last year. With 4 bi-monthly collaborations already and 1 on the go, in June they kick it up a level, bringing it all together in London for 2 free-for-all days… the first Match & Fuse festival. Powered by the musicians themselves, Match & Fuse has rapidly grown into an open collective with a 5 year plan of tours and festivals: 2012 London; 2013 Oslo; 2014 Rome…
⃝ Friday 15th evening in the Vortex Jazz Club
20.15 Alfie Ryner France, mashup big band WorldService Project/RedivideR/Alfie Ryner
21.30 Neo Italy 22.30 Led Bib UK 23.30 Owls Are Not What They Seem Poland
⃝ Saturday 16th afternoon in Gillett Square, N16
13.00 3 dancers 9 drummers 13.45 Hackney kids & match& fusers,
14.30 Les Rauchen Verboten Spain 15.45 Pixel Norway, 17.00 RedivideR Ireland,
⃝ Saturday 16th evening, Square and Vortex
In Vortex:
In Gillett Square:
17.45 Tribraco Italy
18.45 match&fuse big band
(18 musicians from all bands)
19.30 SynKoke Norway
20.30 WorldService Project UK
21.30 Tin Men and the Telephone Holland
22.30 Trio VD UK
23.30 Tubax Italy
ALL FESTIVAL SOUNDS http://soundcloud.com/match-2/sets/match-fuse-festival-2012-1
More about Match & Fuse http://matchandfuse.tumblr.com/about
And coming up in days before festival, match&fuse no. 5 regional dates
WorldService Project and Alfie Ryner Memorial
JUNE 11
Cambridge: Hidden Rooms, CB5 8BA
Tics £6/4 01223 514777 www.hiddenthing.com/
JUNE 13
Newcastle: Star and Shadow, Stepney Bank NE1
Tics £7/5 info@jazznortheast.com
JUNE 14
Bristol: The Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street. £10/7
storror.albertjazz@talk21.com 07766 741 417 http://jazzata.com/Venues.html#hen
FESTIVAL LINE-UP 15& 16 June 2012
WorldService Project (UK): Keyboardist Dave Morecroft leads “serious scronk jazz WSP crew through irreverent blend of face-slapping funk, odd metered grooves and a clutch of catchy, zizagging melodies all to dazzling effect.” Time Out http://worldserviceproject.tumblr.com/
Neo (Italy) progressive avant-punk jazz trio combining explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music. http://www.facebook.com/NeoJazzTrio
Led Bib (UK) led by drummer Mark Holub, the sonic equivalent of a volcanic eruption backed by a fire storm. www.ledbib.com/
Owls Are Not (What They Seem) (Poland) aggressive drum n bass mixed with complex African rhythms. http://bandzone.cz/owlsarenotwhattheyseem#!/owlsarenotwhattheyseem?at=info
Les Rauchen Verboten (Spain) momentous speech that describes violence, landscapes and stories of a raw, joyful and at times sarcastic perspective on life www.myspace.com/lesrauchenverboten
Alfie Ryner (France) quintet of stirring music, elegant and poised jazz to punk to groove to bolero.
www.myspace.com/alfierynermemorial
RedivideR (Ireland) two-horns-no-chords quartet led by drummer Matt Jacobson - downtown grooves with catchy melodies + collective improvs and influential dose of Carnatic music of Southern India. http://www.facebook.com/redivider1?v=info
Tribraco (Italy) Pyscho jazz, stepping a fine balance between structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms. http://www.myspace.com/tribraco
SynKoke (Norway) ahead of the curve of Nordic jazz wave with a good nod to British prog rock.
http://www.facebook.com/synkoke
Tin Men and the Telephone (Holland) Seductive, funny, challenging, wicked –great musical depth and strong rhythms, jazz in a new guise. www.tinmenandthetelephone.com/site/
trioVD (UK) redefining preconceptions of contemporary British jazz to voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens, virtuosity with mind-blowing coherence. www.myspace.com/triovd
Tubax (Italy) electro-dirty-progressive-funk on psycho-surreal mission to rid the cosmos of evil armed solely with synth, bass, drums www.facebook.com/TubaxSound?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
Pixel (Norway) led by bassist Ellen Andrea Wang – rockpopjazz http://www.reverbnation.com/pixel.
Lance.

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