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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!

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


15491 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 512 of them this year alone and, so far, 133 this month (May 31).

From This Moment On ...


Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Joseph Carville Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Claire Martin & Her Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm. £25.00., £20.00. Feat. Jim Mullen, Alex Garnett & Jeremy Brown.
Fri 02: Guy Davis + Michael Littlefield & Scott Taylor @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. Doors 7:30pm. Blues double bill.
Fri 02: Anders Ingram @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club. Country blues. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.

Sat 03: Newcastle Record Fair @ Northumbria University, Newcastle NE8 8SB. 10:00am-3:00pm. Admission: £2.00.
Sat 03: Pedigree Jazz Band @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Sue Ferris. £25.00. Enrol at:
Sat 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.
Sat 03: Papa G's Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.

Sun 04: Smokin' Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 04: Central Bar Quintet @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00-4:00pm. £5.00. The Central Bar Quintet plays Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus. Featuring Lewis Watson.
Sun 04: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Struggle Buggy + Michael Littlefield @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free. Acoustic blues.
Sun 04: Swinging at the Cotton Club: Harry Strutters' Hot Rhythm Orchestra @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Richard Jones Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 04: Jam No. 18 @ Fabio's Bar, Saddler Street, Durham. 8:00pm. Free. All welcome. A Durham University Jazz Society event.

Mon 05: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.
Tue 06: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Sid White (drums).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 08: Easington Colliery Brass Band @ The Lubetkin Theatre, Peterlee. 7:00pm. £10.00.
Thu 08: Faye MacCalman + Blue Dust Archive @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Dilutey Juice + Ceramic @ The Ampitheatre, Sea Road, South Shields. 7:00pm. Free. A South Tyneside Festival event.
Thu 08: Lara Jones w. Vigilance State @ Lubber Fiend, Blandford Square, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Michael Littlefield @ the Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland. 8:00pm. Free. Country blues.
Thu 08: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Avicii/Tim Bergling Honored With Wind Sculpture in Stockholm

(Press release)

(Photo Credit: Giulia Cairone)

Music producer, songwriter and DJ Tim Bergling, known by the stage name Avicii, was honored today a work of art in the park Humlegården in central Stockholm.  

On behalf of Stockholm art, the artists Adèle Essle Zeiss and Liva Isakson have created an artistic representation in memory of the Swedish musician, remixer, DJ and music producer Tim Bergling, known under the stage name Avicii (1989–2018). Standing Waves consists of three sculptural forms on each tall, narrow podium. Bent stainless steel tubes are fitted with tensioned sheet metal sails, shaped to catch the wind. Each part has its specific shape and unique character. The tubular bodies balance on legs and turn in elegant pirouettes when the wind blows. They move through each other's hole forms and together form a whole in a similar way to a piece of music where different components work together.
The sculpture is set in motion by the wind, which in this context also has a symbolic meaning. The wind can behave mysteriously and chaotically. Small events can lead to the release of enormous forces. With its surprising twists and turns, the wind can also be compared to life itself. It is like the challenges and opportunities that everyone is faced with and that everyone has different conditions to deal with. The speed of the wind can be associated both with success and with uncontrollable turbulence.

The City District Council of Östermalm is the initiator of the memorial site and Tim’s parents, Klas and Anki Bergling, were present at the unveiling.  
"We want to pay tribute to Tim Bergling, whose music has meant so much to people around the world. The changing expression of the artwork and the location in Humlegården, one of Tim's favorite places, make us remember him on many different levels. It is also a way of honoring all the people who have passed away far too early due to mental illness," says Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm.
More information: HERE

Opening program
  • Opening music under the direction of Stefan Olsson and music by a string quartet under the direction of Erik Arvinde. Tobias Tagesson, drums; Mattias Fjellström, guitars; Robert Elovsson, keyboards.
  • Speech by Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm.
  • Vocals by Lucas Krüger, singer, actor and childhood friend of Tim Bergling.
  • Speech by Klas Bergling, Tim's father. Together with Tim's mother Anki Lidén, founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation.
  • Music with students from Kulturskolan Stockholm. String quintet: Samuel Ericsson, Klara Leoson, Tara Pyne, Boel Gårsjö and Tor Torvén. Vocals: Alva Schinkler Herczka. 
  • Talk between Stefan Hagdahl, director of Stockholm Konst, and artists Adèle Essle Zeiss and Liva Isakson Lundin.
  • Inauguration of the memorial and the artwork "Standing Waves". Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm., cuts the ribbon.
  • Vocals by Janice, artist and songwriter.
  • Closing music.
Presenter: Per Sundin, board member of the Tim Bergling Foundation, CEO of Pop House Entertainment Group, former Nordic president of Universal Music. 

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