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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

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Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mo Scott @ Hoochie Coochie

Mo Scott (vcl); Neil Harland (bs); Gary Dunn (gtr); Paul Smith (dms).
(Review by Lance).
With Mo, what you see is what you get - or  is it? Maybe you get a lot more. It's not just the singing which is as good as, and often even better than, you expect. The thing that hits me with Mo is that she so obviously loves what she is doing. Offer her a million to make a hit record and I suspect she'd turn it down if it didn't begin with some repeated reference to "Wakin' up this mornin'".. I jest as Mo has long moved on from the stereotyped blues openers.
Tonight we had a couple of typical Mo sets that delighted the audience at this very well attended gig. Songs included Hound Dog, Never Make your Move Too Soon, Fever, Unchain My Heart, Stop The World, Love Me Like a Man, Rock Me Baby, a Randy Newman number and the inevitable Route 66.
With a voice like a rusty diamond Mo weaves her magic around each blues drenched number and when she's not singing she moves in perfect time to the soloists. Gary Dunn took us to a crossroads in Georgia via Chicago and Detroit but didn't sell his soul when he got there. Neil Harland, the original Daddy Cool, remained as laid back as ever whilst, on drums, Paul Smith showed how it should be done with some volcanic eruptions.
Blues singers aren't supposed to be happy but Mo can turn the most heart rending my man done gone song into an ode to joy!
Lance.
PS: Sorry Mo but everytime I got you in my sights you turnrd away. Still I'm sure the folks will love your black hair.

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