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Bebop Spoken There

Pat Metheny: "The best guitar player I've heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso." - (Vintage Guitar Magazine February 2016)

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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.

Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Regals @ Tyne Bar Blues All-Dayer.August 31

Mat Harrison’s all day blues extravaganza featured any number of bands from mid afternoon through to a late night finish. Smokin’ Mat played his set early, leaving the stage clear for others to enjoy the dubious pleasure of top billing. Dubious? The Maling Street Wind Tunnel (outdoor stage) tests the resilience of listeners/drinkers. The Strictly Smokin’ outfit got drenched a couple weeks ago and the weather threatened to close in on Mat’s big do. A pint of Wylam’s Silver Ghost, the BBQ smokin’, the ‘beer garden’ was sparsely populated, the keen in attendance. There was a feeling of ‘end of season’ to the day. The Regals, an experienced four piece – keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, rattled through a blues/soul set of standard material including numbers from the Alberts (Collins and King), Don Covay, Ray Charles and others.  Led by Neil Hunter’s big soulful blues voice, the band’s entertaining set of an hour or so flew by. The sinking sun persuaded your reviewer to make a swift exit. Oh for those sun-drenched days… 
Russell.

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