OCTOBER

Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at The Underground at the Grand Hotel, Newcastle
Doors open at 7:30pm. Band plays from 8:00-10:00pm.
Bar open until 12:00am.

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Ben Daley Trio | Tuesday 4 October

The Ben Daley Trio perform improvised jazz music with roots in the jazz tradition of storytelling through melody and song and will be playing an eclectic mix of iconic music. Reimagining well known (and some more obscure) jazz standards filtered through the lens of deep communication and improvisation. Ben is a highly skilled guitarist and improviser and will take you on a musical journey not to be missed. Brendan Clarke (acoustic bass) and Tim Geldens (drums) will be joining Ben to explore jazz standards and also original arrangements of composers ranging from Tom Waits and Stevie Wonder  through to songs from the animated 1973 Disney movie Charlotte’s Web.

Ben Daley – Guitar

Brendan Clarke – Upright Bass

Tim Geldens – Drums

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Trish Delaney-Brown Trio | Tuesday 11 October

It’s been 10 years since Trish hung up her ‘Idea of North’ a cappella hat. During her 15 years with the Aria winning group Trish’s song writing was well utilised, and her efforts garnered a large number of awards. With her latest project Trish has returned to what she loves best – a small, tight ensemble performing original material in which the voice functions both as storyteller, and as an additional instrument, wordless and blended.

“...a grown, worldly woman-voice, one of happy and sad and all the gospel colours in between.” John Hardaker AustralianJazz.Net

Trish Delaney-Brown – Vocals

Bill Risby – Keys

Karl Dunicliff – Upright Bass

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Daryl Aberhart Quartet | Tuesday 18 October

Daryl Aberhart is (finally!) back at the Underground, hosted by NIMA with an amazing band to perform a selection of his delightful tunes for you. Tonight will be two contrasting sets of jazz, blues and grooves, featuring songs taken from Daryl's past recordings including The Cat Within and Shake These Blues Away, as well as some brand new tunes written for projects that will be recorded over the coming months.

Daryl Aberhart – Vocals/Keys

Peter J Koopman – Guitar

Brett Hirst – Upright Bass

Nic Cecire – Drums

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Rehab Brass Band | Tuesday 25 October

The Rehab Brass Band's roots are based on the tradition of New Orleans street marching bands. The bands outstanding versatility covers grooves and harmonies from Gospel Hymns, Jazz, Folk, Latin, Funk and Blues.

​This band can’t help but get the audience on their feet with some brass injected high energy funk and groove!!

Dave Thompson – Trumpet & Vocals

Graeme Reynolds – Trumpet

Paul Issacs – Tenor Sax 

Jeremy Borthwick – Trombone

James Wyatt – Guitar & Vocals

Leigh Sherringham – Sousaphone

Dave Tracy – Drums & Vocals 

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