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Today Thursday December 5

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Middlesbrough Jazz & Blues Orchestra - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 0844 8112121. 7:30pm. £47.50. & £34.00. Second night of two.

Chris Farlowe & the Norman Beaker Band + Teresa Watson Band - Newcastle Labour Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PF. Tel: 0191 232 8049. 7:45pm (doors). £22.00. (£19.00. adv.).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Preview: Sugaray Rayford @ The Cluny - Nov 12

(Preview by Russell)

Caron Nimoy 'Sugaray' Rayford is touring the country. On Moday night he'll be at the 100 Club, London, then twenty four hours later the man from California can be found down in the Ouseburn Delta. The Cluny's stage isn't the biggest which makes it an all-the-more enticing prospect that the 6'5", 300 lbs soul-blues voice will be jostling for space with his seven piece band in front of what is likely to be a hot 'n' sweaty adoring crowd.

Sugaray Rayford, born in Texas, sang in church. The family relocated Way Out West and the younger cousin of Little Walter began to gig around town. Several albums later with guest appearances by blues harp legends Sugar Ray Norcia and Kim Wilson - from 2010's Blind Alley self-release to this year's Somebody Save Me - Rayford has steadily built a loyal following and his recent Blues Foundation Music Award Winner 2019 success will only enhance his reputation.

Tenor saxophonist Aaron Liddard (Amy Winehouse) is a regular touring buddy, Drake 'Munkihaid' Shining (Al Green) supplies the smokin' organ sound and it's likely that British trumpeter Giles Straw (Amy Winehouse, Squeeze) will be there beefing up the brass section. When drummer par excellence Lavell Jones (Little Milton, Lucky Peterson) gets into a groove he won't let up all night long.

Sounds good? You bet! An ace band working with a vocalist straight out of Stax by way of Sam Cooke with something of the electrifying presence of BB King, Sugaray Rayford at the Cluny is one gig you cannot afford to miss. 
Russell
Sugaray Rayford is a Jumpin' Hot Club co-promotion with the Cluny. Tuesday November 12, doors 8:00pm. Tickets £15.00. + £1.50. bf.        

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