Friday, March 25, 2016

LIZZY LEE HEADLINES THE MARCH 2016 CBBLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA


While others were out celebrating Palm Sunday, the CBBlues friends were eating, drinking, socialising and jiving up a storm at the March 2016 Sunday Matinee Social.

Friday, March 18, 2016

FEEDBACK FROM MARCH 2016 CROSSROADS

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Hi everyone,

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

IN THE NEWS...

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Thank you to Round Town News for this great feature on Lizzy Lee and of course Costa Blanca Blues Matinee Show!!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

MARCH 2016 CROSSROADS WELCOMES NEW FRIENDS

SMILING JACK SMITH
Once again CrossRoads was full of unique surprises.

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.

Also, we had a new young member who let her light shine and sang her heart out for us. Some of the regular CrossRoaders have taken her under wing already. We look forward to watching her evolve over the months to come. She actually had a tear of happiness in her eye when she parted and gave us all big hugs. Bless.

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

THE ELECTRIC LADY - LIZZY LEE - IS COMING FOR A BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA

photo credit - Toni Benlliure
WHO IS LIZZY LEE?

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

A SMOKEY VERSION OF "MY LITTLE CABIN" by BOB PEARCE BLUES BAND

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!