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Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 2021)

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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

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13823 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 42 of them this year alone and, so far, 42 this month (Jan. 12).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sat 15: Elsadie & the Bobcats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm..

Sun 16 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 16: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 16: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 16: Garner-Pope Duo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Wave Magnetik (take two), Newcastle University - Nov. 26

Wave Magnetik (trumpet, dj, vocals)

Earlier in the day, at precisely 1:15pm, Newcastle University's lunchtime live stream concert wasn't readily accessible. A 'sign in' instruction wasn't quite what was expected. Your reviewer logged-off, did others do the same? At some point during the afternoon the on-screen 'sign in' instruction disappeared, replaced by a more inviting NO THANKS click option which made the YouTube content instantly accessible.* 
And so to Wave Magnetik. Composer, producer, trumpeter, vocalist and dj, WM (aka Donald Malloy) presented an engaging performance, immersed in an ever-changing (looping) kaleidoscopic landscape. Clip-mic trumpet in hand, off-screen computer technology at arm's length, vocal mic to one side, our solo performer danced his way through three quarters of an hour of constantly changing beats. 

Broadly adhering to the published set list - Show Me the WayTake No PrisonersStar ChildBrass Love - Wave Magnetik drew upon a plethora of source material. Late period, distorted wah-wah pedal Miles (one for the jazz fan), a trillion BPM (beats per minute) soundscape punctuated by dj exhortations (Get up! Now shake yer butt) to an adoring online audience which readily 'gets' the likes of Robert Glasper, Flying Lotus and Roy Hargrove.   

Wave Magnetik can be found online (www.wavemagnetik.com) streaming week to week. NYC based Malloy knows what he's doing and any number of fans worldwide are literally buying into it - check out his online 'merch' store.  
           
Thanks to Ken Drew for alerting BSH to the now readily accessible YouTube content on Newcastle University's King's Hall website (available for seven days). 
Russell

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