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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Henry’s Swing Club @ The Brandling Villa, South Gosforth. June 3

The house band set the standard – Need Your Love So Bad, My Babe, Hideaway – then stepped aside to allow the queue of musicians a chance to get up but not before belting out I Saw Her Standing There. The Black River Band threw their hat in the ring with a three-song set including The Sky Is Crying. Folk guitarist Bob Hewitt played quietly, a quiet take on Moon River being an unusual choice at a blues jam!
The star attraction at this monthly gathering is Mick Cantwell. The best blues voice this side of the Atlantic, get to hear him sing Every Day I Have the Blues, The Thrill is Gone and more and you will return to hear him again…and again and again. He blows a mean tenor sax too!
A scratch band featuring Cantwell and a big-voiced vocalist from north of the border hit the place for six, taking no prisoners on Free’s Walk in My Shadow and The Stealer. The long-established band Right to Silence closed the show with a show-stopping Tainted Love. This month’s session was far from a blues purist’s night out but it was a night out and a damn good one at that!       
Russell.

3 comments :

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

Sounds like a fab night - should have put my walking shoes on for the stroll down Matthew Bank to the Brandling Villa!

Ian Douglas (on F/b) said...

Jamie, would the big voiced vocalist from north of the border be you?

Jamie Douglas (on F/b) said...

Yes that would be me Ian Douglas, with Dave Burn on guitar and John Morgan on bass, plus I asked Mick to play some sax for us. Was a good night with a bit of a scratch band and went down well !

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