EVERY THURSDAY AT BEARWOOD CORKS CLUB
558 Bearwood Road (corner of
Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)
BON ACCORD - 4th August
“ Brighten your Summer with some wonderful
Gypsy Jazz & Hot Club Swing! ”
Come to the Silvershine club and
Brighten your Summer with some wonderful Gypsy Jazz & Hot Club
Swing! Bon Accord is a Gypsy Jazz
group 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 – Clarinet
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 – Bass
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
Junior Blue Notes - 18th August
Always a great gig to put on during the Summer hols, The Junior Blue Notes features the siblings of seasoned Blue Notes
alongside other young musicians who have jammed/performed with Blue
Notes Senior or Junior. They will be playing at the
Silvershine Club this Thursday.
Blue Moon Jazz Band - 25th August
Cormac Loane learnt his trade as a
jazz musician as a schoolboy in the North-East in the 70’s, often
gigging alongside bass player Gordon Sumner, who later changed his name
to Sting! Cormac progressed to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra
before pursuing a career in music education which included setting up
the Birmingham Schools’ Jazz Ensemble. Under Cormac’s direction, this
band accompanied leading British jazz musicians including John
Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton and Georgie Fame. Cormac continues to
combine a part-time teaching career with his original passion for small
group jazz playing.
He bring with him his new “Blue Moon Jazz Band” which willwill feature:
- Fred Webb - vocals
- Cormac Loane - sax
- Andy Peate - keyboard
- Nick Wiltshire - bass
- Maurice Colby - drums
Blue Notes Jam Night - 1st Sept
It's one of Blue Notes legendary Jam
Nights this week. I don't have the line up as yet, but with the Blue
Notes and any guests that turn up with their instruments it should be a
good evenings entertainment.
p.s. Don't forget to bring your instrument if you play and you want to join in.
Peter Lewis - 8th September
Peter Lewis is a young sax player who was
presented with a saxophone by his church at an Andy Hamilton gig at the
Corks a few years ago and has since developed into quite a player.
This week he headlines in his own right.
Andy Gayle Quartet
feat John McKinley (guitar) - 15th September
Andy Gayle is one of the best sax players in the region. He studied Jazz at Guildhall under the likes of Jean Toussaint, Pete Churchill, Simon Purcell and Scott Stroman. He has also worked with some of the best on the British and international Ska across Europe and toured the USA, Europe and Japan with the Specials, Special Beat, Skatalites and Jazz Jamaica.
He has even supported Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers with the Classical Reggae pioneers Bubble Free.
For this gig Andy is joined by long time collaborator and wonderful guitarist, John McKinley, who’s played on all Andy’s CDs.
Expect to be blown away by some great Jazz!
Jeremy Moore Allstars - 29th Sept
Sorry to be so late with the gen on this gig, but the line up has only just come in. However the good news is that it's a cracking line up, including the excellent Cormack Loane (Sting's old buddy) on sax and Ralf DeCambre who played guitar on Andy Hamilton's Silvershine album.
It also includes Philippa Done on trombone, who I missed last time round, so I'm looking forward to this.
The full line up is:
- Cormack Loane Sax
- Phillpa Done Trombone
- Jeremy Moore Trumpet
- Henry Newman Keyboards
- Ralf Decambre Guitar
- Eddie Powell Drums
- Bass TBC
Looks like a great night's Jazz.