Tuesday, 25 September 2012

A Joy to see Liz Fletcher Bring it on

An Invitation to the 606 on 18th September
Why? to attend Liz's Album launch this Early Autumn,

The gig was great, I highly recommend that you catch this lady live, failing that buy the cd!
Liz Fletcher  - Vocals
Gunther Kurmayr - Piano
Geoff Gasgoyne - Bass
Clark Tracey - Dums
Andreas Panayi - Sax and Flutes
Martin Shaw - Trumpet
Liz has been nominated for a British Jazz award:

The late set was Graham Harvey below

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Summer 2012

With the Olympics in full swing from torch relay to the closing ceremony, I had an embargo on London, like a few I avidly avoided it! Having said that Beverley had a series of gigs acrross Yorkshire including Jazz at the Lescar Sheffield, Seven Jazz Leeds and her home town Ilkley Summer festival where it was reported that 'over a thousand revellers came out'

Here are some snaps!

Ian Mann (bass) with Beverley Beirne at Seven Jazz


Graham Hearn (usually piano) and Ronnie Bottomley (drums) at Seven Jazz


Joel Purnell (tenor) at Seven Jazz


Ronnie Bottomley (drums) at The Lescar


The full band this time with Mike Cox (tenor) at the Ilkley Summer Festival


Beverley Beirne (vocals)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

3 acts 2 nights in London

Well I was back there last week and caught 3 acts:
Trevor Mires - Trombone lead quartet
I was really impressed especially with the tribute to Abram Wilson with a great solo trombone ending to 'sentimental mood'

Jonathon Gee - Piano trio
Larry Bartley - Bass
Ernesto Simpson - Drums

Thank you to the 606 for the introduction I am going to be keeping an eye out for Jonathons work.

Benet Mclean - Piano/Vocal quartet featuring Jason Yarde - Sax
Saleem Raman - Drums
Jonathon Harvey - Bass
Played an ecclectic mix however my favorite was Rogers and Hart - It never entered my mind, as you could really hear the emotion of the song and fullness of Benets voice.

As ever there are a few more shots on Flickr

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Alexander Stewart

Well after the hiatus I happend to find myself in London again!
Yep you guessed it back to my favorite Jazz club there (no need to tell you where!)
Alexander Stewart brough his band along including Nathaniel Facey, before he went on tour with Dionne Warrick!
Vocals - Alexander Stewart
Piano - Alex Webb
Bass - Gary Crosby
Drums - Andy Chapman
Sax - Nathaniel Facey

The Late set brought some originals by Paul Carmichael and with him a fine collection of musicians:
Piano - Rick Laughlin with iPad
Bass - Paul Carmichael
Drums - Darren Altman
Precussion - Carlos Fuentes
Guitar - Tim Cransfield
Sax and Flute - Rob Hughes, beloow, keeping an eye on the music!

As ever there are more photos of the two bands on my Flickr account

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Well there has been a bit of a hiatus of posts recently...
Yep I have been busy helping with a project - Seasons of Love - dating back to the initial recordings last year.

Here are some shots from the recording session:
Graham Hearn - piano,
Ian Mann - bass (Adrian Knowles also plays bass on the album)
Ronnie Bottomley - drums,
Mike Cox - tenor
Beverley Beirne - vocals
Barkley McKay - sound engineering and mixing


There is more info about this album on a facebook page with some more photos and sounds!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Harrogate Jazz and Blues Club

Beverley Beirne was gigging with the Harrogate Jazz and Blues Club, in the new venue
Piano - Andy Cholerton
Bass - Keith Jevons
Guitar - Rich Jevons
Drums - Caroline Boaden
Harmonica - Mort


As ever there is a larger selection on Flickr

And to find out more about what's on at Harrogate Jazz and Blues Club and the weekly gigs:

Vocals - Beverley Beirne