Swing Manouche : Swing Manouche were formed by Mick Shoulder, the leader and songwriter of former gypsy jazz outfit "Djangologie". Continuing to work with guitarist Giles Strong he recruited clarinet and bass to form a band based upon Django Reinhardt's second group; the Nouveau Quintette du Hot Club de France. Giving a slightly harder and more modern edge to the music than his previous ensemble, Swing... (more »)
The Black Bull, Blaydon : The best and friendliest live music pub in the Blaydon area. Directions - we're on what some call 'the old road to Ryton', just off the big roundabout, 2 minutes walk from Blaydon's railway and bus stations. Parking - there is limited parking in front of the pub but there is also space down the lane which runs off to the left leading down to Sheridan Design. It's not readily visible from the... (more »)Live music is sometimes charged for.