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.
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
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
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
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