This really is worth a read, it’s put concisely and covers a subject that is killing the music industry.
- Her modest height combined with her great gift for music makes her, along with Reese Witherspoon and Truman Capote, one of the most concentrated sources of talent ever to grace the streets of New Orleans
- She has travelled the world, not just as a singer, but as a circus performer
- As a circus performer she would eat strange things such as glass and insects. This was part of the act, not just because she enjoyed the taste of it.
- During one of her performances, she accidentally swallowed an entire PA system, and for this reason, she does not actually require a microphone on stage…. At least that is the only explanation I can think of for the power of her voice
- She has released two knockout CD’s with her band – The Little Big Horns: Foolers Gold and Lucky Devil.
- Her name is an anagram of Cheeky Salami!
- She first performed with the Paul Harrison Band in Haugesund earlier this year, we all had a great time on and off the stage, and the audience could feel it. (I reckon).
- Contrary to common belief, Miss Lake has only one tattoo. It does however cover her entire body twice over.
- You can look forward to seeing Meschiya and the Paul Harrison Band in about three weeks time. We will be performing in Løkken, Århus, Horsens, Greve and Copenhagen. Check the concert schedule page for details.
- The Mississippi Siren’s website is here
Meschiya has pointed out that she does not come from Mississippi. She is of course quite right. I was however making reference to the river, which I believe runs through New Orleans.
- Reve Boheme have been at the forefront of the Danish Gypsy Jazz scene for well over a decade. Django Reinhardt visited Copenhagen just before the outbreak of World War II (I don’t mean to imply it was his fault), and must have left a strong impression, as the music is still alive and well there today.
- They made their debut in the renound Gypsy Jazz venue Bistro d’Eustache in Paris in 1999.
- Reve Boheme translates as Bohemian dream.
- Boheme is a reference to the romantic travelling lifestyle commonly associated with String Swing music. It is NOT a reference to the historical region of the Roman empire, the Guatamalen rock group Bohemia Suburbana or the Punjabi Rapper Bohemia
- I will be playing with Reve Boheme next week: On Thursday, 10th October, 2013 at 8:00pm in Hugo’s Vinkælder in Køge, and On Friday, 11th October, 2013 at 7:30pm in Jazz Cup in Copenhagen.
- The bands regular line up is:
- Jens Fuglsang (Vocal & Lead Guitar)
- Finn Poulsen (Harmonica & Vocal)
- Robert Pilgaard
- Jesper Riis (Bass)
- Their Latest release is Django Goes North, which is their fifth release
- For more information visit Reve Boheme‘s website
- Did I mention that I am playing with them next week?
- The gig I’m playing with them on Friday the 11th is part of Copenhagen’s night of culture. The gig is completely free to get in, and free to get out!
I have now found a temporary solution to my distribution problems for 2econd natures cd About Time. Visit my on-line jazz cd store to buy the cd.Demo CD
We are now taking bookings for Bop Soup between the 11th and 15th of April 2014. This time we aim to suceed in booking enough gigs to get our friend and colleague Bert Boeren to come over from Holland and add his virtuoso trombone magic to an already remarkable quartet.
Bert Boeren was all set to come to Copenhagen next week for a series of Bebop concerts that would blow the socks off of anyone lucky enough to be in the audience. We are still playing two of the concerts with a superb quartet that was put together to feature the world renowned trombonist. Bert, however, will not be with us.
Unfortunately, due to a number of venues making somewhat late alterations to there live music program, we have had to ask Bert if he would mind doing this tour at another time, when we will book a run of concerts that reflect his stature in the music world. We simply felt that he deserved better, even though he was perfectly willing to fulfil his promise and come and play the two concerts that we have remaining for next week.