EVERY THURSDAY AT BEARWOOD CORKS CLUB
558 Bearwood Road (corner of
Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)
HENRY NEWMAN & FRIENDS
Janice Williamson (ex-Black Voices) - 6th
Pianist Henry Newman has got
together with a few friends to entertain you on
Thursday 6th August. The band will feature the
wonderful Janice Williamson, a top notch
vocalist with a big voice . Janice was in
the original line up of the acapella Gospel group
Black Voices - I've even got a vinyl LP with her on,
produced by Basil Gabbidon no less.
Henry and Janice are the only
two from the line up seen above, but we have Massimo
Natulla on drums and Julius Fu on bass confirmed
already, with guests to follow.
The line up is:
- Henry Newman
- Janice Williamson
- Jules Fu
- Massimo Natulla
TRIO - 13th
The Stuart Barker trio consists of
Andrew Woodhead on piano, Jim Bashford on drums and
Stuart on Double bass.
The trio come together again
on August 13th to perform the works of John Taylor and
Kenny Wheeler, two musicians who worked together
closely throughout their careers and have recently
both sadly passed from our company. John was a good
friend and educator of all members of the trio at some
stage and we are taking this opportunity to celebrate
his amazing musical works as well as Kenny Wheeler's
music who inspired us all greatly.
Stuart is a regular feature
of the UK jazz scene after graduating from Birmingham
Conservatoire last year in the same year as Andrew
Woodhead who is a truly gifted and original pianist,
Jim Bashford completes the trio with his energetic and
hugely interactive drumming style.
Tim Amann &
Friends - 20th
Talented pianist and Blue Notes
regular brings his own band to the Silvershine Jazz
Club, Bearwood. Features son Aiden on drums and the
excellent Sam Rogers on sax.
The Blue Notes
We have the Blue Notes for you this
week, fronted by the incredible Dutch Lewis playing some
amazing hot licks on his array of saxophones ans other
wind instruments along with the melifluous tones of Vic
Evans, one of the best Jazz singerts you’re likely to
...and of course there’s
usually a guest or two joining in.
The full line up is:
- Dutch Lewis Horns
- Ray Brown
- Henry Newman
- Vic Evans
- Massimo Natulla
- 3rd Sept -
Great sax player - Played
Silvershine before whilst doing an MA at the
Conservatoire - Lives in Germany - Back in Brum to play
this one - be there.
Described by Venue Magazine as ‘one
of the most impressive new saxophone talents’ Arabella
Sprot really is a class act. With a strong emphasis on
original material, her influences range from Kenny
Wheeler to Frank Zappa and she is a musician who
constantly pushes the boundaries.
The band is:
- Arabella Sprot - tenor sax
- Steve Tromans - piano
- Trevor Lines - d.bass
- Tymek Jowziak - drums
SHAINE DORSEY BAND
Singer, Shaine Dorsey will be
performing for us at the Silvershine Jazz Club. Daughter
of popular West Midlands based Jazz & Big Band Swing
Singer, the late Warren Dorsey, Shaine was always a very
popular performer when she joined in on Andy Hamilton's
afternoon gigs at the Drum and the Symphony Hall.
We don't have the full line up as yet
but the band will feature Shaine’s regular piano player
Andy Peate as well as the
excellent Malcolm Gibbons on guitar
SOUL PROVIDERS - 17th
There's a great vibe building up
around this gig, so put on your dancing shoes and help
us make a bit of dosh for charity. Dare I say the music
will be fab!
The Soul Providers are a Soul band
from Birmingham and the Black Country. Comprising bass,
drums, guitar, keyboards, three horns and two vocalists,
they play a wide range of soul numbers from the Stax era
through to Motown and the Blue Brothers. You know, all
that Old Skool stuff you love so much!
There will be free Swing dance lessons during the break
- keep an eye on Thomas
O’Flaherty’s Facebook on that one. All proceeds
are to go towards Staffordshire Womens Aid for their new
refuge. So come and see us and, listen to their new
female vocalists and support a very worthy cause and
Here's a photo from last Thursday's
Arabella Sprot gig.
Dolly Chakraborty very kindly
allowed us to use these photos from one of Tom
O’Flaherty’s Dance classes for a slideshow. The Swing Dance classes are now
taking place during the show, when the Musicians take
The Thursday night silver shine club last night
was fab! Bearwood Jazz The Silvershine Jazz Club.
The Corks Social Club. Lots of money raised for
the charity. Videos to follow.
Posted by Thomas
Oflaherty on Friday,
18 September 2015
BON ACCORD - 24th
Invited back after a very successful
first Silvershine gig, Bon Accord is a new Gypsy Jazz
band with a difference, inspired by the music of Django
Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet of the Hot
Club of France. Most Gypsy Jazz bands today consist
entirely of stringed instruments. Django, however, also
recorded with accordionist Gus Viseur and clarinettist
Hubert Rostaing. Bon Accord follows this lead with a
line-up of accordion, clarinet, guitar and double bass,
playing both well-known and more contemporary Gypsy Jazz
numbers plus French and Latin pieces.
The band is:
- Harry Christian
Harry has played clarinet and saxophones in various
mainstream and traditional jazz bands for many years.
A long term admirer of Django Reinhardt’s music, he
has become increasing interested in the gypsy jazz
genre over the last four years and more aware of the
many recordings Django made with clarinet players.
- Richard Adey –
Richard is a professional accordionist/arranger: he
performed on stage for two years with the Royal
Shakespeare Company (Stratford-Upon-Avon and on tour),
at the London Barbican Centre, the Kennedy Center
Washington DC, the Brooklyn Academy of Music New York;
at the Edinburgh Fringe in an acclaimed production of
Pam Gems, Piaf (Troika Productions); He was pleased in
March 2013 to play at “Piaf -The Concert” joining The
Matthew Jones Orchestra at venues including:
Birmingham Town Hall; Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank
- Mike Bethel –
Mike is a guitarist and teacher who, having worked in
a solo classical idiom, has found himself performing
in various different groups and genres. He has also
recorded three well-received solo albums.
- Simon “Smudge” Smith
Simon is a bass player with much experience in a wide
variety of music genres. He has spent time working in
the USA as a session musician for many artists
including the Tony Award winner, Idina Menzel. He
currently plays with a number of folk and jazz groups
at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe,
and has played at the Silvershine Club many times.
A medley of some of the tunes we
play can be heard at www.bonaccordmusic.com