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OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

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

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

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

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Katherine Stone Quartet @ Hoochie Coochie

Katherine Stone (vcl); Dean Stockdale (pno); Mick Danby (bs/backing vcl); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Besame Mucho suggested the Coconut Grove or the Stork Club back in the 1940s. A gentle rumba rhythm (or was it a beguine?) set the mood for the evening.Cheek to Cheek took us into safe songbook territory, impeccably sung and played with pianist Stockdale providing the jazz.
In all, I counted 30 songs over the two set gig all gems of the songwriters craft. An up tempo I Wish You Love scored heavily as did Hit The Road To Dreamland and the wonderful lyric - 
Bye bye baby
Time to hit the road to dreamland
Don't cry baby
It was divine but the rooster has finally crowed
Time to hit the road.
Ramsay Lewis' Wade in the Water moved into funkier territory as did Street Life and Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing.
Ms. Stone isn't an out and out jazz singer but she sits nicely on the fringe delivering the goods tastefully and effectively. A good stage presence suggests possibly a theatrical background  and the crowd appreciated her varied program.
Stockdale is a welcome addition to the local keyboard scene whilst Messrs Danby and Doyle kept it all together with the former throwing in the odd backing vocal.
Enjoyable.
Hoochie photos.
Lance.

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