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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Fri 27: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm. SOLDOUT!
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Hip Hop Hooray @ Bar 52, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Fri 27: John Dikeman, Pat Thomas, John Edwards, Steve Noble @ Lit & Phil. 7:30pm. £10.00.
Fri 27: Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm. £10.00. on the door. A Swung Eight event.
Fri 27: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Ragtime & stride piano. 8:00pm.

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Sunday Night @ the Globe: The Milne Glendinning Band - Oct. 24

Sunday night is jazz night at the Globe and this week it was the Milne Glendinning Band featuring Jazz Co-op guitar tutor Steve Glendinning and singer, songwriter, lyricist, gig organiser and occasional bar person Debra Milne along with Mike Clark on bass guitar. 

Apart from her own originals, Debra added lyrics to a couple of compositions by Alan Glen as well as collaborations with Bradley Johnston.

It can be a hard slog sitting through a set of originals whether by a band or a singer - any band, any singer - and I would have welcomed perhaps a couple of standards or maybe her version of a good old bopper such as Billie's Bounce which I've heard her sing many times. The nearest she came, I think, was in one of the numbers she wrote with Brad - Too Busy for Thinking. This one requires some vocal dexterity and Debra handled that with ease.

Steve played good guitar, he should be heard more often, and Mike did the biz - unobtrusive but effective.

I've followed Debra's progress over the past few years and the directions she takes are always interesting. Lance

Just Tell me What's Going on; Blame Game; Am I Missing Something Here?; Dawn at Sunset (w. A.Glen); Where Am I Going?; The Pick Up; Soul Mate (w. Bradley Johnston); You Can't Stay There (Sting); Don't Come 'Round Here; Easy Go (w. A. Glen); Most People; Man in a Room; Too Busy For Thinking (w. Bradley Johnston) + a couple I missed re running(ish) for the bus!

1 comment :

Lance said...

Amended set list courtesy of Debra:
Show Me The Man
Blame Game
Am I Missing Something?
Dawn at Sunset (music Alan Glen)
In The Moment
The Pick Up (with BJ)
Soulmate (with BJ)

Consider Me Gone (Sting)
Don't Come Round Here
Easy Go (music Alan Glen)
Most People
Man In A Room
Too Busy For Thinkin' (with BJ)
Stay
Temptation (Tom Waits)

Encore - Pads, Paws & Claws (Elvis Costello & Paul McCartney)

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