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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.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Lisa Mills @ Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival - July 2

(Review by Annie O' Donnell)
Lisa tells us she had 4 hours sleep and drove on the wrong side of road,
from where they drive in her Birth town in Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama where she now lives as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
She took us all to the church with her Gospel Country songs...
Sister Rosetta's The River is pure soul 
Sing Sing Sing Alleluia ...an Acapella delivery with her hand tapping on guitar as accompaniment
was something else...she stood alone on stage and belted out her God Given Voice. 
In these days of plastic retakes etc. She was 
MOVING TOUCHING. VULNERABLE POWERFUL
AND HAS THE YES YES FACTOR

Lisa is a Spiritual lady and I could sense her Faith
in her raw projection of what lies in her soul
her voice reflects the contents..
The song, Tell Me, is a prayer. The line,
Tell Me What Am I Supposed To Do? from her new album, I'M CHANGING

Her voice is Country Blues Gospel with Jazz Filtering through
in her Swing The Blues style, she is the real deal, no pastiche.
She commands with a powerful Acapella voice,
contrasted to an angelic whisper...
This beautiful auburn haired lady with a
Celtic look and smile and voice
as rich as the great Mississippi river
is a force to be reckoned with..
she is the gentle breeze and a whooshing wind ..
she could have been singing
Celtic Folk songs she has the
love of music written all over her face
and in her voice.

HER NEW ALBUM IS DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING...

Annie O' Donnell 

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