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Excellent small venue, I was very impressed with the power and phrasing of Joan's voice - she's still got it.
Only possible improvement would have been perhaps a percussionist and bass player. She did it all solo, beautifully, but I would have liked to have seen some interplay with a couple of classy musicians.
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Line up consisted of trumpet, double bass, drums, keys, Irish harp and the bonus of having special guest Chip Wickham on flute and soprano sax, Chip has released my favourite album of 2018, Shamal Wind so I was especially pleased to hear him play.
I was a bit concerned while watching the support act as their sound was pretty poor. I needn't have worried though because the main act sounded fantastic. The picture house seems to have been taken on as a restoration project with the aim of becoming a music venue.
The music consisted of spiritual jazz with subtle use of electronics in places to create loops and echoes which have some of the music a dub like feel which I really enjoyed. The music alternated between introspective and uptempo, with some brilliant group interaction and solos throughout. Some new tunes to be released next year were played as well as earlier compositions. it was a great gig and was my daughter's first experience of live jazz which she thoroughly enjoyed it too.
What a remarkable evening of live music, note perfect from start to finish and simply sublime. I consider myself really lucky to have heard on the finest interpreters of Bach presenting the complete WTC. What a night.
Made even better by the fact that I had a chicken kebab on the way home. (classy me like)
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Wednesday was the last night of her UK tour at Newcastle Northumbria University. A first for me at this venue, don’t know why it’s taken so long but I’ll certainly be back. Great sound, good viewing and reasonable priced for drinks. Reckon there was easily 1000 strong crowd, very busy.
Not that familiar with Courtney’s work, this one was a step-son suggestion and having been under the weather for several days, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about going but at is turned out, really glad I did as it was a great set. Her music is a mix of Indy, Garage rock but chock full of melody and she usually finishes of each song with some heavy feedback guitar soloing. Most intriguing is her vocal delivery style which is a little deadpan, racking my brains trying to remember who she sounds like, best I could come up with is Jonathan Richmond.
Worth watching if you get the chance.
I was also supposed to be seeing Eddie and the Hot Rods last Friday at the same venue but that was cancelled due to illness apparently.