Things Are Jumpin’ All Over

First off, thanks if you came down to the Riddim On The Terrace afternoon at the Cumberland yesterday. The sun was blazing, it was packed, it was a brilliant afternoon.

Thanks to Rob Heron, Rory Smith and Pete Pearson for joining in…

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There’s Soul Finger #5 at the Cumberland Arms on July 7th and then I’m going to be back on the Cumberland Arms Terrace on July 9th for Jumpin’ On The Terrace. From 2pm to 7pm I’ll be playing soul, reggae, rhythm & blues, country and whatever the hell else I fancy, probably with a guest selector or two as well. It’s free, it’s family friendly, there’ll be food and the Cumby always has good beer.

On July 22nd I’ll be DJing on the Jumpin’ Hot Stage at SummerTyne Americana down at the Sage and then hotfooting it over the Tyne for Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #4 at Ernest. No guest confirmed yet, but it’ll be 9pm – 2am, and FREE! And then I’ll be back at the Jumpin’ Hot stage on the Sunday.

We’re hoping to fit in another Riddim On The Terrace before the summer is over, and more Riddim! nights at Ernest too. And Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee at Ernest will keep being roughly every three months.

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SummerTyne Americana

SummerTyne Americana is over for another year. A full write-up will follow I’m sure, but I had a splendid time playing tunes for two days and drinking like a bastard. There was whisky and music and brisket and blood (including my own). There were also some phenomenal bands – especially 10 String Symphony, Urban Pioneers, Howe Gelb with Gemma Ray and the phenomenal Yola Carter.

Till I get my writing head on, here’s some pics. Props to Graham “Shippy” “Shipcote” Anderson for putting together a brilliant Jumpin’ Hot Stage and Tamsin Austin for everything else.

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