Daily Archives: 12 May 2014

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Guest Column: Dan Sheppard – Depping

    Since I'm depping for Eddie, and writing this column at short-notice, I'm going to talk about the minefield that is musical depping. Firstly, I should probably explain what "depping" is. The word is a shortened version of the word "deputy", and essentially means covering for another musician who may be ill or had to…

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Bjorn McAteer Dahlberg Interview

Saxophonist Björn McAteer Dahlberg is currently appearing in the stage play My Friend Lester at The Dukebox Theatre. He met with SJM editor Charlie Anderson at The Bee’s Mouth.       After seeing Björn in the play My Friend Lester, I arranged to meet him at The Bee’s Mouth pub in Hove. As we walked…

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Jim Whyte Interview

Tell us about how you got into music.     “My brother is a rock guitarist and he was into Van Halen and AC-DC and all that. My other brother was a bit more refined in his taste, into The Police and Santana and so on. He used to padlock his room so I couldn’t get…

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Live Review: Tina May at The Brunswick

Tina May sings Antonio Carlos Jobim The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 27th April, 2014       Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote some of his biggest hits, such as Desafinado and The Girl From Ipanema more than half a century ago.  In the hands of master arranger Robin Blakeman his music still has a fresh sound.  So it…

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Live Review: Charlotte Glasson Band at The Verdict

Charlotte Glasson Band The Verdict, Brighton Tuesday 29th April, 2014       Multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson returned to her home town of Brighton to launch her new album Festivus and begin her nationwide tour. Playing tunes from the new album, she explained that she wanted to call the album ‘Festival’ but was reminded of the ‘Festivus…

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Live Review: Snarky Puppy at Coalition

Snarky Puppy Coalition, Brighton Monday 5th May, 2014   Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Snarky Puppy carried their infectious, powerhouse grooves across the ocean to a sold out crowd at Brighton’s Coalition nightclub and they lapped it up. Though not the greatest live performance venue, the band didn’t seem perturbed and delivered without reservation. Bandleader and…

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Live Review: Tonight at Noon at The Brunswick

Tonight At Noon with Tony Kofi The Brunswick, Hove Monday 5th May, 2014       On the same night that saw Snarky Puppy performing in Brighton, there was a small but appreciative audience to see this enthusiastic group of jazz musicians from Finland. Led by the driving drumming work of André Sumelius, the band drew…

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Live Review: Basil Hodge at The Verdict

Basil Hodge Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 9th May, 2014       This was Basil Hodge’s second gig at The Verdict with long-time collaborator Tony Kofi and it will surely be one of many in the future.     Basil Hodge’s tribute to one of his favourite pianists, entitled Mode for McCoy, showed both the powerful…