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Reviews / Gigs

We love live music, and there’s plenty going on across the Yorkshire Coast! Here we’ll bring you reviews from the latest gigs and concerts in Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

If you’ve got a gig you would like us to review, or would like to get involved and review some gigs for us simply get in touch via info@yorkshirecoastgigs.co.uk

Jean Toussaint: Roots & Herbs 'The Blakey Project'
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2015 (Friday evening)

Jean Toussaint has a perfect right to associate his 'Roots & Herbs' group with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers having been a Messenger himself in the 1980s. The 80s were a potentially bleak...

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Darius Brubeck Quartet - Sunday Evening

It may seem strange to begin a review with the last song, but it's worth noting as, even if you’re not a lover of jazz, it’s highly likely that you known the tune 'Take Five'.  Written by Dave Brubeck’s sax player Paul Desmond, closing this quartet's...

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Ian Shaw Trio with guest Guy Barker – Saturday evening

Bearing some resemblance to the comedian Dara O'Briain and with a wit to match, it’s intriguing to learn that Shaw began his career not as a musician but in the alternative cabaret circuit, alongside the likes of Jo Brand and Julian...

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Engines Orchestra
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2015 (Friday evening)

Q. What does a jazz musician do in hospital?
No, it's not the start of a joke; they write suites of music, it seems. At least that's what one of the performers at last year's jazz festival told the audience, as does Phil Meadows whose...

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Jazz at Cafe Society – Saturday 26th September, Scarborough Jazz Festival

“It’s December 1938, we’re in New York, Greenwich Village and it’s opening night at Café Society” announces MD and pianist Alex Webb. The scene is set for the next hour and 15 minutes, as this nine piece, all-star band take...

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This was my first time up at Scarborough Brewery beer festival and I'd only made it because I was working there! Still, my vantage point from behind the bar probably allowed me the best view of the evening.

The set up is basic - it's the proverbial 'party' in a brewery - but that only adds to the...

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