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- (Melody Maker September 22, 1979)

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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

Lee Bates - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

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!
Photos.
Lance.
(CD review to follow).

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