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Farewell Blues

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Bebop Spoken There

Kenny Barron: "During the pandemic I got to do a lot more cooking. As long as you can read you can cook." - (DownBeat December, 2022)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14845 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1094 of them this year alone and, so far, 93 this month (Nov. 30).

From This Moment On ...

November

December

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (table reservations 0191 386 5556). Feat. Johnny Murphy (keyboards).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 12 noon-3:00pm.Free. New!
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Last one of the year, resuming Jan 26.
Thu 08: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 08: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm.
Thu 08: Christmas Crooners @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Thu 08: Musicians Unlimited @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. £5.00. on the door.

Fri 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £25.00. 'Afternoon Jazz with Festive Lunch'.
Fri 09: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 09: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: Jason Isaacs @ Northern Rugby Club, Gosforth, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £25.00 (inc. two course Xmas meal). Isaacs performing with backing tapes.

Sat 10: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas: Life Drawing & Improvised Music @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. TBC.
Sat 10: Alan Barnes Octet: A Jazz Xmas Carol @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £20.00. All-star band!

Sun 11: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 11: Spanish City Rollers @ Northumberland Square, North Shields. 12:30pm. Free. Community band inc. Graham Hardy.
Sun 11: Am Jam @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Jam session, all welcome.
Sun 11: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Xmas party feat. Mick Donnelly Quartet. 4:00pm. Tickets: £6.00 (admission from 12 noon).
Sun 11: Paul Skerritt @ Liberty Brown's, Sunderland. 1:00pm.
Sun 11: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Sun 11: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 11: DC Blues Band @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free. Blues Band.
Sun 11: Jason Isaacs @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 5:30pm. SOLD OUT!
Sun 11: Boys of Brass @ Stack, Seaburn. 6:00pm. Free.
Sun 11: Elda with Faye MacCalman + John Pope & John Garner @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 12: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 12: Central Bar Quintet plays Kind of Blue @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. Concert performance + jam session. £5.00 (free admission to sitters-in).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, Burton Agnes Hall, YO25 4NB 12th-14th July 2019 - Late Night Sessions.


(Press release)

Late Night Sessions - 12th & 13th  July
In association with STRADA music agency.

Friday evening
10pm -11pm: Pete and Polly Bolton 
Pete and Polly play fast, funky, early Americana.  Good time country and blues, gospel and mountain songs are all driven by a mix of banjo, guitar and mandolin. Passionate vocals and inspired playing from them both make this father and daughter duo unusual and a bit special.
11pm - Midnight: Juke Joint Kings
A talented group of blues musicians who came together in 2015 through Beverley's monthly open mic 'Blues Sunday'. They have become regulars on the Yorkshire blues scene and their recent album has received airplay on both sides of the Atlantic along with praise from Blues Matters.
The Juke Joint Kings’ continue to perform tracks by their influences B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williams II, Howlin’ Wolf and others alongside their own original material.

'Quality in every department' Tom Walker, Blues Matters


Saturday evening
10pm -11pm: Geoff Green & The Carousels 
A unique group of singer/songwriters and musicians from Hull and Beverley who are currently receiving radio play on both national and international stations for their original material.
They play and perform as a full 5 piece band, 4 piece band, trio, duo and even solo. Their debut EP “Relax Rewind” (released September 2018) has to date over 15000 streams on Spotify and has been well received by radio presenters and listeners alike.
  • Internationally licensed Music 
  • Signed Artist with a publishing deal 
  • Received airplay on the BBC along with performing live sets on BBC introducing 
  • Multi award-winning BBC radio presenter David Burns described their track “Forever Young” as his song of the Summer
  • Music which is featured on their EP “Relax Rewind”, has now appeared on 4 multi-artist compilation albums.
Their sole aim is to Bring Good Vibes & Chilled Times.

11pm - Midnight: Alligators
Festival favourites The Alligators will round off Saturday night with their high-octane brand of 'no holds barred', old school rhythm and blues.

The thirteenth Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately homes with early bird tickets now on sale and for a limited time only.
A wide variety of jazz, blues, acoustic, soul and funk – with, above all, superb musicianship – will grace the main stage, performance tents, courtyard and Great Hall. Firmly established in the festival calendar, this is a weekend designed for the whole family to relax and enjoy, in the most beautiful festival surroundings imaginable.
Main stage artists include Atila: King for a Day – The Nat King Cole Story, Mo Pleasure, Manchester Jazz Collective, Ponyland, The Mark Williams Trio, Artephis, Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, Max and Veronica and Ben Beattie’s After Midnight band plus Simon Cunliffe-Lister.
Early bird tickets still on sale:
Tel: 01262 490324

They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer's smallest gatherings, but it's also one of the most sophisticated...' Daily Mail

‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’. The Independent

Now this is a proper music festival’ The Times

“The location for the festival is spectacular…. the festival organiser, bouncing with charisma, with infectious enthusiasm, mixing with festival goers and seemingly everywhere all at once, has a great little festival chipping away at the established music hegemony” Bebop Spoken Here Live review

One of The Daily Telegraph's best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.
“This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend…Yes, this is a wonderful English festival.” Fatea Magazine

“Who could have imagined such an idyllic and sublime location for a Jazz and Blues Festival….thankfully somebody did…This unique venue and event is a must attend festival….make sure you get your tickets...I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”  Yorkshire Gig Guide

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