Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)

Swing Blues and a Little Jazz
LIFE with Sue Fear
• 2nd August •

Sue Fear

`Life` featuring Sue Fear and her quartet will be performing songs from the 30s to the 50s of early swing, jazz and a little jazz blues. Covering songs by Sarah Vaughan, Helen Humes, Ruth Brown, Diane Krall, Peggy Lee, Big Momma Thornton and more. Her choice of songs has become increasingly popular around the Midlands music circuit delivering an authentic, mellow vibe complimenting these classic songs that from childhood remain forever in her heart.


STOP PRESSThe updated line-up is:

So if you like your Jazz a little Bluesey,
or you Blues a little Jazzy,
this is the gig for you!

Bon Accord (Gypsy Jazz) - 9th August

Bon Accord


Bon Accord is a truly wonderful Gypsy Jazz outfit, that plays toe-tappingly sweet music inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France.


The difference is that whilst 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.

Come, listen and enjoy a fabulous
evening of sweet, sweet music
on a hot Summer night!

Bon Accord
now have their own website at

Julius Fu Quartet - 16th August

Jules Fu band


If you've been to the Silvershine Jazz Club then you've probably seen Julius Fu, either working the PA or playing bass with The Blue Notes. This Thursday Jules is reuniting with a couple of musicians he played with back in the 1970s, Chantal Stewart and Julyan Richardson.

A magical mix of musical styles from different places
& a first for the Silvershine Jazz Club !

John Smith & Malcolm Gibbons
Guitar Quartet - 23rd Aug

John & Malcolm


John Smith and Malcolm Gibbons are two of the very best Jazz guitarists in the West Midlands and have played with some of the best the region has to offer including our founder Andy Hamilton MBE and Silvershine favourites the Steve King Big Band. Here they combine to bring you their own special magic.


An ab-fab line-up is completed by Trevor Lines on double bass and Keith York on drums (seen playing with Broadcast on Later back in 2000, right).

This gig is a must for all lovers and players of guitar based music.

STOP PRESSBank Holiday Monday

There will be a barbecue and The Silvershine Jazz Club will be presenting FREE JAZZ in the beer garden at the Bearwood Corks Club on Bank Holiday Monday (27th August) between Noon and 4pm. It will be a bit of a Jam Session, so bring you instrument if you want to join in!

& The Blue Notes
- 30th Aug



It’s Vic and the boys this coming Thursday. It will be a Jam Night, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one. Full line-up when I get it, but you can be sure of some...

...sweet, sweet Jazz music!

Henry Newman Band - 8th Feb


Henry Newman always brings a cracking little band to Bearwood Corks and often drops a few surprises into the line up.

More news as I get it!

Roy Forbes Band - 8th Feb


Andy Hamilton & The Blue Notes' former lead vocalist returns to Bearwood. Inspired by Nat King Cole, Roy performed on Andy's "Jamaica By Night" album, and has since gone on to record albums of his own.

Dudes of Jazz

I was listening to Pick of the Week on Radio 4 last week, when something caught my ear. It was this interview with Alex Polack and Archie Tulk which originally went out on Radio 3’s Jazz Now, comong from Soweto Kinch’s Flyover Festival, and it was selected as one of the week’s radio highlights by Liz Barclay.
Andy Hamilton and the Silvershine Club both get a good mention, so, Alex and Archie, let’s hope you’re back on the Silvershine stage very soon indeed!

The full interview is still on this iPlayer link at 17.46

VIC EVANS & The Blue Notes
- 20th Sept



Dutch LewisIt’s Vic and the boys this coming Thursday. It will be a Jam Night, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one. The band will feature the amazing Dutch Lewis, blowing some hot, hot licks on his panoply of saxes and other reed instruments!

The line-up essential line up is:

  • Dutch Lewis - Saxophone
  • Vic Evans - Vocal
  • Paul Foad - Guitar
  • Ray Brown - Bass
  • Eddie Powell - Drums

...and we’ve already got one or two Jam Night guests lined up, so you can be sure of some...

...sweet, sweet Jazz music...

Nick Costley-​White Quartet - 27th Sept

Nick Costley-White


Detour AheadWe’re thrilled and delighted to be welcoming Nick Costley-White and his band to the club as a part of a UK tour to launch and promote his first album, Detour Ahead. Nick is a major new talent on the British and international Jazz scenes.

The bio off Nick’s website reads:

“Nick is fast becoming one of the most in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene and has performed with some of the countries most renowned jazz musicians such as Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Steve Fishwick, Jeff Williams and composer John Warren (ECM), touring in the UK Europe, Australia and South America

As well as leading his own quartet Nick has been apart of many successful musical projects as a contributing musician. He is featured on 9 studio albums, including A New Start by UK sax veteran Pete Hurt, (2nd place in the 2016 Jazz awards New Release category) and Fini Bearman’s Burn the Boat (2nd in JazzWise “Best Albums of 2016”). Nick will be releasing his debut album as a leader in 2018

Upon graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011 with the highest mark in his year, Nick was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicians.”

This really is a must see gig!