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Bebop Spoken There

Jeremy Pelt: "I'm so much into melodies and into sound, and the presence of sound, that I don't necessarily want to try to play in between the cracks of a note." - (DownBeat November 2020)

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".

Postage

12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

Coming soon ...

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

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

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

A Handful of Gongs

The Queen's Birthday Honours List hasn't exactly done the jazz world many favours this time round. In fact the only out and out jazzer is Roy Williams who can now proudly dangle an MBE badge on the end of his trombone slide. Sadly, because of his reportedly failing health, that probably won't happen. Nevertheless, we send Roy our congratulations and wish him well.

Mica Paris also scores for an MBE reminding me of a rather special night at Hoochie Coochie a few years back. "Can someone get me a high stool?" She asked the audience. I was able to oblige - I should have taken it home as a souvenir!

Talking of Hoochie, if anyone deserves a medal it is Warren who runs the best club in Newcastle.

Tommy Steele is now Sir Thomas Hicks. What's he doing on a jazz blog? I hear you ask. Well he did appear in a stage version of the Glenn Miller Story.

Joan Armatrading and Tony Hatch will also be playing The Palace - maybe they'll all pop round to Ronnie's afterwards ... Princess Margaret usually did! 

Lance BSH


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