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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hannabiell and Midnight Blue @ Hoochie Coochie

Hannabiell Sanders Tyler (Tmb/perc.vcl); Yilis Suriel (perc); Graham Hardy (tpt/flg); Stu Collingwood (keys); David Mabutt (bs); George McGrath? (dms); Mark Barfoot (perc); ? (vcl)..
(Review by Lance).
Hannabiell sells excitement by the djembefull and the customers buy it with enthusiastic applause. The routine, as always, begins with the bubbly Afro/American/Adopted Geordie pounding away on the djembe creating the most complex and compelling, frenzied, rhythmic, patterns then, just as we think the ultimate has been reached, on comes Suriel to increase the tension! 
OMG! this is unbearable!
One by one the others augment the duo until all 7 are collectively contributing to the marvellous musical mayhem.
The adrenalin, like the music, goes round and round and you hope there are some first aiders on standby as this is but a few beats away from a heart attack! What a way to go! This is better than sex (well almost).
The dance floor fills up and soon the bodies are gyrating in front of the stand. Trombone replaces djembe and whoosh! we're off on another trip - down the Mississippi, up the Zambezi River   flying beyond the moon (it's not high enough) and off on a journey into space. Graham Hardy goes along as co-pilot his clean sound complementing Hannabiell's streetwise trombone.
Stu Collingwood, still in the groove from Thursday at the Corner House, provides the premium grade fuel for the accelerando and the  guys on bass, drums and percussion, along with Yilis, put the boot in.
Somewhere along the way a lovely lady pitches in with a vocal and this is as good as it gets - or is it?
With this band you never know where it will end!
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Lance.
(CD review to follow).

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