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Postage

13,645 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1264 of them this year alone and, so far, 91 this month (Oct. 27).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 31: Spooky Jazz @ The Shed, Wylam Library..
6:00-7:30pm. Free, collection for Parkinson's UK.
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 03: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 03: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 03: Washboard Resonators @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Down by the Riverside

(Lance) Reminiscing, as one does at this time of year, I got to remembering one of the forgotten venues of Tyneside jazz. Maybe it was the fact that the band ‘boasted’ two banjos that caused this lapse of memory! I emailed Brian Bennett who sent me this reply:

"It was The Ferryboat Brass ‘n’ Banjo Band. 
The vessel was the old South Shields’ Ferry, The Northumbrian (replaced by the ill-fated Freda Cunningham).

When The Northumbrian was decommissioned In the early 70’s it was bought by a local business syndicate which included a Captain James McNulty who I believe had a boatyard on the river and Bill Collwell who owned a post office/general dealers at The Nook in South Shields. They converted the ferry into a bar/restaurant and berthed it on the Tyne at Friars Goose adjacent to Gateshead International Stadium. 

It was very successful for quite a few years attracting many visitors and coach parties from outside the area. 

The original drummer with TFB&BB was Malcolm Burnett-Smith, a great player who left the band due to a career move. Ray Brown took over from Malcolm but his playing style wasn’t compatible so he was quickly replaced by ace drummer Jimmy Stewart. 

Other band members included: Alan Taylor, trumpet: Bill Scott, clarinet; Ronnie McLean, trombone; Hughie Aitchison, valve trombone; Howard Swanson, tuba; Clive Gray and Brian Bennett, banjos. Other regular ‘dep’s’ included Bill Shaw, drums; Charlie Carmichael, reeds; Norman Helm, trumpet and Alan Bond, trombone." 
Brian Bennett
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