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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone - August 20

Jim McBriarty (clarinet, soprano sax, vocals); Lawrence McBriarty (trombone); Brian Bennett (banjo, guitar); Bill Colledge (bass guitar); Fred Thompson (drums, vocals) + John Broddle (vocals)

No Ray Harley this week so the McBriartys stepped up supported by MC Brian Bennett, banjo, guitar, Bill Colledge, bass guitar and sweet singing drummer Fred Thompson. The Vieux Carré Jazzmen's weekly residency is well and truly up and running (week three) and with the weather set fair it was nice to have the option to play indoors or out. Outdoors it was with straw boaters, porkpies and other head gear in evidence.

You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams sang Fred Thompson with Jim McBriarty on soprano saxophone. We were under way. Toting clarinet McBriarty sang I've Got the World on a String before handing over once again to FT to sing Ballin' the Jack. Mr Bennett called a slow blues...WC Handy's Hesitation Blues with Lawrence McBriarty plungering and brother Jim blowing soprano. It was warm in the Holystone's beer garden, another pint of Wainwright's was called for...

Drummer FT sang another one, this time Frankie and Johnny. In no time the interval approached, time for Mr John Broddle to get up to sing a number. Crazy the selection, Mr B would return later. 

No raffle (Covid-aware are the VCJ), simply a couple of quid in the hat (straw boater). The Wainwright's had been seen off, the alternative, a pint of Deuchar's and, for a treat, a jacket potato. The Holystone's Covid-aware bar staff insisted on bringing the order to the sun-dappled table. Garçon! Peel me another grape!  

Second set: Angry. Was somebody upset? No, merely Jim McBriarty singing a favourite number of the late Fred Rowe. Jim's mild-mannered brother Lawrence thought about giving the 'bone a telling off but it wasn't quite his style! As in recent weeks Brian Bennett swapped banjo for guitar on just the one number, this time accompanying Mr McBriarty's Bechet-esque soprano sax feature on Petite Fleur. Three o'clock wasn't far off, time for Jim McB to give us his take on Whenever You're Lonesome with some clarinet into the bargain. Time to go, a quick one, with John Broddle joining the Vieux Carré one last time. Roses of Picardy sang JB. Same time next week (1:00pm) - indoors, outdoors, let's see what the weather brings.   
Russell

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Irlane Davison on Facebook said - “Enjoyed yesterday afternoon. Good weather, good food and an excellent selection of music. Great. Thanks guys. x”

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