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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jazz Singing in Bon Marche

Advice for jazz singers.  Get yourself into Bon Marche in King Street South Shields.  I went there for a new coat today.  As I tried on garments in the fitting room, what did I hear but the strains of a woman singer doing Night And Day, complete with verse.  Then came The Lady Is A Tramp.  I couldn’t resist joining in – goodness knows what the assistants thought.  Probably a good job there were no other customers.  Congratulations to Bon Marche on their choice of corporate music – Frank Sinatra was starting a song as I left, so we need male singers in the fitting rooms as well.
Caffe Nero in South Shields is also good on music.  There’s sometimes jazz there and also some unusual and classy rock which I’ve never heard anywhere else.
Jazz and clothes shopping.  What next?  Bach in the butchers? Folk in the photographers?
Ann Alex

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