Content by tag "Terry Day"

ARTICLE: LONDON CALLING

The People Band: Back and playing again

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46 years after their previous release, the People Band are putting out a new CD. Paul Jolly is producing the project and releasing it through his record label, 33JAZZ records. Jolly is also a member of the band. He says, “The reason for a new album is that our last one, released on the Emanem label, ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

John Kelly, musician, actor, performer

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John Kelly is a musician who, with his band 'Rockinpaddy' performs in pubs and clubs around the London area. He is also an actor, campaigner for disability rights and in grave danger of becoming something of a national treasure. He is a freelance performer with Graeae Theatre Company, has performed on major stages around the globe ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

People Band and Friends at Café Oto

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The People Band and Friends Trbute to Mel Davis
Cafe Oto
London, England
28th October 2014

I knew when my friend turned to ask me, halfway through the event, “This is a bit extreme isn't it?" that I had baptized him with fire. He had never been to a jazz gig ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Ian Dury: "More Than Fair" Art Exhibition

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By the time Ian Dury had his first major hit, he was 35 years old. With frightening speed he and his band became household names and Dury remained a national treasure until his death at the age of 57 in 2000.

However, before the Kilburns, the Blockheads or the Music Students, before he was bewitched ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

The People Band with Gina Southgate at The Vortex

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Gina Southgate and The People Band
The Vortex
London, UK
May 11, 2013

On a Saturday evening in the heart of Dalston, East London, The People Band once again graced The Vortex with its free form and improvised style of jazz. As the group played, artist Gina Southgate, with the help ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

The People Band, London, UK, March, 2013

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The People Band

Café Oto

London, UK

March 6, 2013

Café Oto, Dalston, London was the setting for a performance by legendary free form group, The People Band. Formed in the 1960s and led by drummer Terry Day and pianist/multi-instrumentalist Mel Davis, the group has played on and off right through to ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Davey Payne: Ready To Play

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Davey Payne is known best for the time when he was saxophonist with British group, The Blockheads. His solo on the 1978 number 1 hit, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" was the first time a double sax solo had appeared on a hit record.

Before he joined forces with Dury, who fronted The ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Jazz in a Changing World

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Jazz has influenced many other genres of music and, likewise, many other genres have influenced jazz from its very beginning. What is really exciting about the scene at the moment is just how much enrichment it is getting from the rest of the world. It works both ways, of course; jazz musicians from countries which have, ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

The People Band and Vortex Outdoors– Vortex 22nd Sept 2012

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The People Band

Vortex Outdoor

The Vortex

London, England

September 22, 2012

The Vortex Club in Dalston, north London, recently celebrated 25 years as a jazz venue. For a quarter of a century, first in Stoke Newington and later Dalston, The Vortex has offered jazz of all genres to the world. ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Block and Roll and All That Jazz

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There are just a few bands that can fill a jazz venue as easily as they fill one more used to contemporary pop music, and it seems right to acknowledge one of the best jazz-influenced, long-lived and popular groups from the late '70s to the present day, The Blockheads. This band filled Ronnie Scott's and The ...