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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Triplestix on Concourse @ Sage Gateshead. January 24.

Matt Spence (gtr); Chris Carvel (keys); John Allen (dms); Katie Trigger (bs. gtr).
Who are Triplestix? The combined wisdom of myself, Russell and Paul Bream had failed to solve the mystery.
Google mentioned that "Triplestiicks" are an ethnic percussion instrument which led me to believe that our own Ann Alex, fresh from her African drumming lesson, had maybe formed her own band!
But no, upon arriving at Sage Gateshead and settling down on the concourse with a glass of House White - I know why it's called "House White" as you could put a deposit down on the White House for little more than the price of a glass! (Exaggeration!) - there was Katie Trigger.
Katie stood centre stage, Fender bass slung low like a gunslinger's Colt 45 ready to shoot from the hip or - to the hip! On guitar, Matt Spence made me wonder just how many more great jazz guitarists we have in the north-east because I've just discovered another one! Chris Carvel played some funky keyboard stuff and drummer Allen drove it like the next stop was Detroit.
It was a cracking first set (I had to leave before the second) that featured many goodies. Watermelon Man, Mr. PC (great intro by Katie), Mercy Mercy Mercy and St. Thomas (twice in one day for St. Thomas!). There were others but these were the titles I noted.
Remember the name TRIPLESTIX.
Lance.

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