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15229 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 248 of them this year alone and, so far, 61 this month (March 20).

From This Moment On ...


Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00-6:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcasatle. From 6:30pm 'til late. Free. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Thu 23: Kerrin Tatman + John Garner & John Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Sunna Gunnlaugs & Julia Hülsmann @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm. A two-piano gig. A Sage Gateshead-JNE promotion.
Thu 23: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano.
Thu 23: Sleep Suppressor @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00., £8.00. adv. Upstairs.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Mo' Better Blues @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.
Fri 24: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Scarth Hall, Staindrop, Co. Durham. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 24: Archipelago + Bulbils @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Vermont Big Band @ Walker Community Centre, Walker, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Fundraiser for Benfield Juniours Football Club. Hot food available, BYOB.
Sat 25: John Logan & Friends @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Rat Pack, Motown etc. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 26: Outlines @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion (upstairs).

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 28: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.
Tue 28: Sanaz Lavasani Trio @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. £12.00 (£10.00. adv).

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Press release: Bartholomew - ‘Moorbound’ album launch

Brand New, semi-improvised arrangements featuring Faye McCalman, John Pope, Late Girl (Laura Stutter Garcia) & Will Hammond

Bartholomew (or Chris to his friends) makes experimental electronic music with a cinematic tinge - you might file him alongside Hannah Peel, Tim Hecker or Ben Frost. Bartholomew’s live shows combine radical re-interpretations of his music with sonic exploration and improvisation - in one moment he might be sampling a frying pan into melody or looping the sounds of the magnetic waves surrounding him, before deftly integrating them into a live remix of one of his tracks. 

Bartholomew’s third release represents a bold and conscious move by the artist to break with his own inimitable style. Documenting relocation from South London to North Newcastle, magnetically drawn by the open expanses of the Moors. Sonically the album combines stirring leitmotifs, hypnotic beats through sweeping, symphonic electronics. As such it is a veritable hymn to Newcastle’s fringe lands as well as celebrating the importance of these spaces in the everyday existences of local people. Moorbound is being released on the 3rd of March, 2023 on CD and digital via Wormhole World.

For the album launch Bartholomew will be joined by Newcastle improv stalwarts Faye McCalman and John Pope (from Archipelago), Laura Stutter Garcia (Late Girl and composer in residence at Sage) and percussionist Will Hammond (Ceitidh Mac, The Cusp). 

Venue: Little Buildings, Newcastle NE1 2PW

Date: 09.03.2023

Time: 7.30pm (doors from 7pm) 

Ticket Link:

1 comment :

keith b said...

Hi Chris

We had a brief chat after the Late Girl/Polypores/FLC gig on Saturday at The Cumby.
I knew the date for your album launch was close to something else I had lined up (William Basinski in Leeds on the 8th!) but I will try to get back up to Newcastle for this.

Cheers, Keith.

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