Friday, March 25, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
RE: March 2016 CrossRoads Coffee Morning
Thanks to Karla, we were treated with a visit by a guy that goes by the name of Smiling Jack Smith. Yes, a very ordinary name, but by no means a ordinary guitar vocals man!
I bought one of his CD' S following his visit to our coffee morning. It has 16 tracks , blues / jazz accompanied by deep earthy vocals. This guy has mastered his craft well.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
|SMILING JACK SMITH|
Joining the regular gang was an American entertainer who came all the way from Madrid to be with us. His name was Smiling Jack Smith.
This new friend has been writing and singing his songs in a career that spans five decades and three continents… from New York City to Vancouver, from Florida to New Jersey, from Madrid to Australia, from London to Hamburg. It was such a joy to have him join our coffee morning and give us a personal performance of his humorous songs, mastered guitar playing and rich buttery vocals. He also joined in and helped some the other CrossRoaders with guitar accompaniment and he jammed it out with the whole gang at the finale.
Regular CrossRoaders pulled out their favourite songs and gave it their all - and one member actually had a standing ovation and a new fan club bowing down to his guitar and vocal mastery of a Pink Floyd song.
It was great to be back at Bar Mediterraneo again and 10 of us stayed on for lunch and social sharing of friendship.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
|photo credit - Toni Benlliure|
Lizzy Lee has become one of the names to stand out in the Valencian music scene over of the past few years. She has pushed through the noise and has landed front and centre with a unique rich voice and charisma.
Born Lizbeth in Madrid to Cuban parents, she spent her childhood between Florida and Spain.
Lizzy has always had a love of music and singing. She would sing for family and friends and would frequent karaoke bars to express herself.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time for a little bit of personal indulgence and nostalgia now. This video features the ‘Bob Pearce Blues Band’. The last time I saw them was when they played at Glen Eyre Hall at Southampton University (I was behind the bar at the time pulling pints and tending bar and saying hello to the ladies).
I recall the guys warming up with a few gulps of whisky out of a bottle shared around before they launched into an incredible set. Piano, guitar, drums … nice!