It was great night from Ex Extreme.
Stuart Collingwood – keyboards
Stuart Davies – bass
Steve Wall – drums
Pete Tanton – trumpet and fluegelhorn
Mark Williams – guitar
The opener, “This ‘n That” written by Stuart Davies, can be seen and heard on our youtube channel and is on the link below. Mark Williams and Stuart Collingwood really rip it up on this one.
If you want to watch it fullscreen, please change the quality to 1080p by clicking on the cog thing (very technical eh?) at the bottom of the video after it starts. If your broadband connection is poor, just watch in small screen.
I’ll be uploading quite a few more videos over the next few days. It would be great if our regulars could share them to others and spread the word about Splinter @ The Bridge.
In this day and age, it is a great venue for both local musicians and jazz afficionados alike, and needs support to continue providing the opportunity for jazz, especially in the North East.
Ex Extreme are a great example of quality musicianship, both individually and as a unit. All of their numbers are self written, and vary from straight ahead jazz, funk, latin, blues, swing, ballads – in fact I heard influences from the 50’s to present day with even a bit of classical a la Jarrett at the beginning of Stuart Collingwood’s number “Bananas”. You’ll see it soon.
All in all, a great night, and I hate to say it (again), but it deserved a bigger crowd!
This Sunday, the 3rd February, we are pleased to host the Nick Svark Organ trio. If you want to see and hear one of the best modern guitarists around, supported by equally talented musicians, I’ll see you at The Bridge Hotel in Newcastle this Sunday!
Please make a note – there is no Splinter @ The Bridge on Sunday the 10th February. We will resume normal service the week after on the 17th February with the Claire Kelly Trio.
Another great night to look forward to.