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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Jason Rebello @ Hoochie Coochie March 7.













Jason Rebello (keys); Xan Blacq (keys/perc/vcl); Karl Rasheed-Abel (bs); Troy Miller (dms); Joy Rose (vcl).
(Review by Lance).
You've got to hand it to Warren, El Supremo at Hoochie, he rarely fails to deliver and tonight he delivered and delivered good! Next week's Gregory Porter gig - that's right GP at Hoochie - is forecast by many to be the Gig of the Year but on tonight's performance Gregory will have his work cut out!
This was simply excitement unlimited. A high profile, well supported, event and the crowded room loved it. Given that there were a lot of other things going on in town tonight, the support for the artist and the venue, I'm pleased to say, was well justified. Rebello's keyboarding amply demonstrates why he's become a first call man for a diverse range of artists across the genres including Sting and Madeleine Peyroux. However, it's in settings like this where he calls the tune that the maestro excels.
Aided and abetted, of course, by the tightest, funkiest band I've heard in a long time.
Joy Rose adds an extra dimension. A vocal talent that oozes soul, Joy even made Summertime sound as if I was hearing it for the first time! Her excursions into scat/vocalese were something else.
Not that Joy was the only nightingale on stage. Xan Blacq spent most of the set comping on keys or adding some extra percussion but he also took centre stage for a knockout vocal on Walk With Me. Rasheed-Abel was more than able (sorry about that) on both bass guitar and double bass whilst Troy Miller, here only a few weeks back with Natalie Williams, gave a powerhouse performance driving the others with a "Stay out of the kitchen" intensity.
They stayed.
Bring it on Gregory Porter!
Photos.
Lance.

4 comments :

Patti Durham (on F/b) said...

Couldn't put it better Lance - a fantastic gig, exciting funky stuff.

Jason Rebello (on F/F/b)! said...

We had a great gig last night at an incredible club - the Hoochie Coochie club in Newcastle. I must say, the vibe of the club was fantastic. To play at a venue, where the owner and staff have such a love of music, and a dedication to support it, was very moving. Warren Thomson has done a wonderful job with this amazing venue, and has made a huge contribution to this music. Thanks Warren! So I whole heartedly recommend this venue to anyone who loves music! I hope the good people of Newcastle keep supporting this wonderful place, where something very special is happening.
Thanks to everyone that came to see us, for making it such an enjoyable experience...

Lance said...

Hoochie supports you if you support them. No begging bowls. It's a great bar. Last night was fabulous.

stevebfc said...

The interplay between Rebello amd Miller on the second number in was one of the most exciting things I have ever seen and heard. My only problem with the gig that it was too short I would have happily paid another tenner so see it all again! A fantastic band the club should have been overflowing with anyone interested in seeing one of this countries finest ever keyboard players.