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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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.

Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

APPJAG winner Zoë goes to church

On Sunday (September 13) award-winning vocalist Zoë Gilby will entertain a socially distanced audience in the spacious grounds of St James' and St Basil's Church in Fenham, Newcastle. Zoë won her prestigious 'gong' at the 2019 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's year end awards ceremony at the Holborn Pizza Express in London. 


In common with all other musicians, Zoë's live gig opportunities dried up with the implementation of the coronavirus lockdown. Thanks to St James' and St Basil's efforts to stage outdoor performances, Zoë will play two sets, the first beginning at three o'clock, in the company of bassist Andy Champion (Andy is Zoë's 'other half') and guitarist Mark Williams. It is likely that Zoë will perform a selection from her latest album Living in Shadows (a recently released debut single - For the Day - should feature) alongside favourite numbers from an ever-growing pad. 

Sunday's weather forecast looks promising (19° with little chance of rain at 3:00pm), admission is free (donations welcome) and soft drinks and wine will be available to purchase on the day. Please note: free tickets for Sunday's concert are available online (attendance limited to 60 people, tickets going fast!) at www.jamesbasilfenham.org.ukIt isn't every day an award-winning vocalist appears at a Newcastle suburban church (Fenham Hall Drive NE4 9EJ). So, do take the opportunity to hear Zoë, Andy and Mark in a tranquil setting on what looks like being a fine, early autumn afternoon.     
Russell

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