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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Shiver 3 @ Central Bar, Gateshead. Oct. 2.

Chris Sharkey (guitar), Andy Champion (electric bass) & Joost Hendrickx (drums)
As part of their current eight venue tour, Shiver 3 made a welcome return visit to the Central Bar’s upper room and its ‘compact’ performance space.  In a  very busy week for Jazz in the North East,  the audience grew to, not quite the numbers we saw for their previous visit a year ago, but, nevertheless, the appreciative audience were duly rewarded by the same energy emanating from the trio who still sounded as fresh and in-your-face (well, ears really!) as ever J  With their driving rhythms, incessant bass action and Sharkey’s ever-present swirling guitar solos or supportive block chords/ambient sounds - overlaid  (or underpinned?) with electronic treatments  (guitar, bass and drums each had a selection of electronic devices to call on as required) - the sound was as strong and loud as ever!      
Good gig.
Ken Drew.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Wow! Is this or is this not the action shot of the year? The poses, the expressions - even the shoes perfectly capture the moment.
If a picture paints a thousand words...
Well done Ken.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lance ! There are some other action photos to follow ....... they're in a Q !!! Hopefully appearing on FB and Flikr v soon. Ken

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