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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

King Bee Launch CD @ Hoochie Coochie. May 23


David Wilde (tenor/baritone/flute/vocal); Jason Holcombe (trombone); Richard Burns (trumpet); Chris Jelly (vibes); Steve Glendinning (guitar); Mark Hand (keys); Dan Brady (bass); Darren Moore (drums); Paul Crown (percussion).
(Review by Lance).
Hoochie, deservedly crowded, has a buzz about it. A swarm of family, friends and fans have taken over - the pollen count is high. - one could say the room's a Hive of activity (Yes Joe Fowler is here) "Beekeeper" Les Aitch's management skills have worked well. King Bee look to be having a successful CD launch.
Graham Hardy can't make it so Newcastle's number one Australian trumpet player Richard Burns steps in and fills the gap brilliantly. David Wilde excites the room with his tenor/baritone and flute playing - he sings a couple too. I guess there aren't too many trombone players from Idaho available for gigs in Newcastle - I'm sure Jason Holcombe is the best of them!
Chris Jelly is, as ever, an inspiration. Not just in his playing which, needless to say, is superb but also in his attitude to life. However, it's unfair to single anyone out - they gel together perfectly and contribute in equal measure.
Most, if not all, of the numbers are from the CD and going by the enthusiastic response it should do good. Even my arthritic knee feels like dancing!
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Lance.

1 comment :

Chris Jelly (on F/b). said...

Thanks Lance Liddle. I am still on high. Long may it last!

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