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April 2017

Press Release

Come and hear ‘the hottest man in town’

There’s a chance to hear ‘the hottest man in town’ when the multi-talented Spats Langham brings his Hot Fingers band and guest star Miss Emily Campbell to Darlington, courtesy of the town’s New Orleans Jazz Club.

“Hot Fingers celebrates the golden age of music, visiting the red-hot jazz of 1920’s New York through to the early days of sophisticated 1930’s Swing, and Spats and the band’s members are leading experts in this style of music” said club founder Ray Sams.

“And Emily is a first for the club – we’ve never had a visit from an ex-opera singer who’s also been a circus star. Emily brings big top glamour gained from her tours with Giffords’ Circus as the diva in a singing and acting Cossack equestrian show”.

Club co-founder Graham Foster said “Spats visited us last year with the great pianist and Darlington favourite Jeff Barnhardt and we got so many requests for another appearance we booked him again as soon as we could.

“This time Spats has got his internationally renowned Hot Fingers band with him, and we can’t wait to enjoy that hot 1920s and 30s sound.  

“We’ve also managed to get Jeff Barnhardt back by popular demand later in the year – Saturday 2 September - so save the date. It’s going to be another very big gig for the club”.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington 12.30pm on the first Saturday of the month. Entry is just £10 on the door (no need to pre-book), there’s a licensed bar; tea and coffee is available; and everyone is very welcome to bring their own food along for a picnic whilst the band is entertaining.

There’s the added benefit of plenty of free onsite car parking. It’s also just a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row and Darlington railway station.  For more information

Ray Sams  ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk   07860 368022  

Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk


Next gigs:

Saturday 3 June  2017 - the highly creative master of New Orleans Jazz, clarinettist Sammy Rimington, backed up by an all-star line up of Emily Bacon’s Good Time Band with Ian Wynne. Sammy is famous in both America and Europe and has played with an impressive range of New Orleans greats. A final touch of jazz class come from pianist Ian Wynne, one of the hottest young New Orleans stars around and great Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club favourite.

Saturday 1 July 2017 - Spirit of New Orleans, an exceptional band that favours a relaxed New Orleans' style. Their repertoire includes Jelly Roll, Satchmo, Bix and Bunk Johnson, with occasional forays into the works of Ellington, Basie and Fats Waller. There’ll be plenty of musical variety - lots of jazz standards, rousing old pop tunes, and a hint of country.