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Thomas Tripp Late 'n' Live, Tokyo Pinsalocks, Juicy Lucy, Dr. Feelgood, Mr. Kyps, YouTube

Bazuzu
Unofficial News

2007

INDEX

LATER NEWS

EARLIER NEWS

Bazuzu - Official Website
The Juju Men
Total Recall
Bournemouth UK - Live Music
Live Wire
Bournemouth Gig Guide
Solid Air
The Green Room @ The Portman Hotel

Contact Us

RECOMMENDED GIGS

FRI, 28 DEC 2007 - Moose Jam @ The Grange, Southbourne

SAT, 29 DEC 2007 - Jelly Roll @ The Green Room, Boscombe

THU, 03 JAN 2008 - The Juju Men @ The Rising Sun, Wimborne

FRI, 04 JAN 2008 - Big Blues Party @ Mr. Kyps, Parkstone (recommended !!!)

SAT, 05 JAN 2008 - The Juju Men @ The King Charles, Poole

STORIES, FEATURES, REVIEWS

BIG BLUES PARTY Friday, 4th January 2008
The ever popular annual ......

'Big Blues Party'

...... returns to Mr. Kyps, Parkstone on Friday, 4th January 2008. This gig is organized by blues harp wizz-kid, Mr. Hugh Budden and features 'Blues Etc.', The Juju Men and guests. In past years this event has been without doubt a resounding success, so don't miss out this year. Tickets are just 5 on the door on the night, but, it could be a sell-out, so to avoid disappointment, buy your tickets in advance. For more info CONTACT US.

THE CHEQUERS SPRINGS BACK INTO LIFE December 2007
Back in the 70's ......

'The Chequers'

...... at Lytchett Matravers was a major venue on the local live venue circuit. Anybody who was anybody played there, and generally on a pretty regular basis. During the 80's the venue imploded and live music disappeared without trace. But the good news is that this excellent alehouse is on the brink of re-inventing itself as a music venue once again. To start the ball rolling ......

Total Recall

...... will be taking to the stage on Friday, 7th December. Be there to witness this historic occasion.

GENARO PROJECT - UNMISSABLE 23rd November 2007
'Genaro Project' are indeed unmissable. So if you did miss them at the Green Room last night, that was a serious blunder. This band has great songs and lots of them - enough to make up two lengthy sets in fact. Hooky and quirky and featuring excellent melodic guitar playing from eccentric front man, Si (Genaro). Many wonderful sounds, the fave and most frequently employed being a sort of mellow fuzz somewhat reminiscent of early Jeff Beck. Melodies from a faraway place, outer space even ...

JUJU MEN - NOW ON YOUTUBE September 2007
Five videos of the Juju Men are now available at YouTube. They were both shot at the fabulous Poole Park Festival on Sunday, 26th August 2007.
Here are the links to two of them -
On The Road Again
Wait On Time
You won't be disappointed.

DOWN TO THE DOCTORS Saturday, 27th October 2007
Don't miss the unmissable Dr. Feelgood, supported by The Juju Men @ Mr. Kyps, Parkstone, on Saturday, 27th October 2007

IT CAME FROM JAPAN Monday, 6th August 2007
Where were you on Monday, 6th August? Not at the Green Room I imagine. If not, why not? You missed a rare appearence from Tokyo Pinsalocks, a fabulous 3-piece, all girl band from Tokyo, Japan. They looked good and they sounded good with their own brand of quirky, almost atonal, oriental electropop. Of particular interest were the drummer who sat sideways and positively nailed the beat to the floor like a woman possesed, and the bass player who played weird and wonderful basslines through a fuzzbox. Sorry, no photos of this gig. Must remember to take the camera next time (if there is a next time).

To find out more visit Tokyo Pinsalocks' own website or their space at 'myspace' .

PS - Perhaps electropop was the wrong word to use, electromadness might be more appropriate.
Try this youtube video for size.
You'll soon get the picture. Intergallactic ............

MEAT DRAW PLAY TO A FULL HOUSE Friday, 12th October 2007
The Green Room was absolutely packed with international students on Friday night for the Meat Draw gig. The band were in excellent shape and played an extensive set consisting of a mix of originals and unusual covers from the late 70's/early 80's period. Brilliant. And nice to see the Green Room heaving for once. An all too rare occurrence in recent times.

ANOTHER VENUE GOES DOWN THE PAN October 2007
The Stepping Stones in Broadstone is terminating live music at the end of October. Neighbour problems, apathetic audiences, etc. Familiar tale really. So don't miss the final appearence of The Juju Men at this venue on Friday, October 26th.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE HEART OF CHARMINSTER October 2007
Live music may be disappearing from the leafy suburb of Broadstone, but what is more important is that live music is rising up in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Charminster. The venue in question is the Richmond Arms right next to the main crossroads/traffic lights. The current schedule seems to be live music every Friday & Saturday night. Check it out.


IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR Saturday, 28th July 2007
Don't miss the unmissable and highly influencial 70's soul/funk band, 'Sly & the Family Stone', appearing at the Opera House, Boscombe on Saturday, 28th July 2007. I would be there myself but I am playing with Total Recall at The Seaview, Ashley Road, Parkstone. Can't be in two places at the same time. Damn' !!!

BUS PASS Friday, 13th July 2007
Yes, Friday the 13th has an ominous ring to it but on that very night at Mr. Kyps the one and only Wilko Johnson came through with flying colours. 'I can collect my bus pass when I get back home to Southend' he jested. Yes, it was indeed Wilko's 60th birthday and there he was putting to shame musicians a third of his age. Relentless energy laced with total lunacy, and the sweat was pouring by the bucket load. Ex- Feelgoods guitar wizard, Wilko, gave the audience exactly what they wanted. Despite a broken string and tuning problems he ploughed on like a true trouper.
Click here for a wild picture of the 'wild man of retro rhythm & blues'.
Click here for a really, really wild picture of the 'wild man of retro rhythm & blues'.

RISING STARS Monday, 2nd July 2007
Rising Stars, Black Bart played a brilliant set as a finale to Conrad Barr's Solid Air night at The Green Room on Monday. This band just get better and better, tighter and tighter. In their set are many highly memorable songs. What kind of music do they play? I guess 'alternative country' is the best answer to that question, and to my knowledge they are the only guys doing this kind of thing in the Bournemouth area. Check 'em out.

NEW VENUE - SEAVIEW Summer 2007
The Seaview, Ashley Road, Upper Parkstone is now looking for bands to play Saturday nights. Call Rachel or Vicky on 01202 747179 to find out more. Or better still come and see the ever popular
Total Recall play there on Saturday, July 28th. Their definitive, swirling, overdriven version of the Rod Stewart classic, 'Maggie May' will amaze you, to be sure.

CLASSIC HARD ROCK @ THE THOMAS TRIPP LATE 'n' LIVE Wednesday, 30th May 2007
PERMANENT VACATION
pay tribute to-
Guns 'n' Roses, UFO, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Scorpions, and more ...
with White Room, showcasing their unique brand of original modern rock!
Admission 3 - Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Late Bar !!!
Thomas Tripp Late 'n' Live, Bargates, Christchurch.

NEW VENUE - OUT IN THE STICKS Spring 2007
New venue for you to investigate - The White Hart, Sturminster Newton. To date, don't know anything about it, but generally out of town venues tend be more insane, more edgy. So, check out some seriously clanking retro R'n'B at this alehouse on Saturday, 26th May 2007. I am referring to The Juju Men of course.

NEW VENUE - MR. C's April 2007
Strictly speaking, not a 'new' venue. More a legendary 'old' venue, re-inventing itself after a lengthy period of hibernation. Twenty years ago, at a guess, the original Mr. C's played host to such acts as Dr. Feelgood and Steve Gibbons. Now Mr. C's is back and the 'what's on?' listing looks pretty impressive. In case you didn't know it, Mr. C's is located above 'Chilli's' late bar/club, opposite Poole bus station. Also within easy staggering distance of Poole train station. For full info visit the Mr. C's website. And by the way, don't miss the excellent 'Funhouse' at Mr. C's this Sunday evening, May 6th.
It's free admission.

THE PASHUNS - WHO ARE THEY ??? February 2007
The Pashuns - Who are they? Click here and all will become clear?

A MESSAGE FROM EDEN February 2007
Hi Everyone -
I've finally made a bit of an effort with the EDEN Myspace Music page. I've put some more songs, photos and info etc. on it.
Please drop on by and have a look or maybe leave a message if you feel so inclined.
Please add us as a friend if you have your own Myspace page.
The address is: http://www.myspace.com/ukeden

Thanks a lot - Carl Chamberlain

PEACHY JANE - URGENTLY SEEKING ... January 2007
Hi,
Our band Peachy Jane are urgently seeking a lead guitarist and/or keyboard player to join us.
Please ask anyone you know who might be interested!
Our music is pop/rock commercial original with some covers as well.

Visit our website for songs and info or phone 07866 575918.

Many thanks for your time - Kind Regards - Rebecca Fludgate - Peachy Jane

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The Wild Man of Retro Rhythm 'n' Blues
The Wild Man of Retro Rhythm 'n' Blues

Permanent Vacation
Permanent Vacation

The Pashuns
The Pashuns

A Dangerous Man
A Dangerous Man

STORIES, FEATURES, REVIEWS

Big Blues Party
Genaro Project - Unmissable

The Chequers Springs Back into Life

Juju Men - Now On YouTube
Meat Draw Play To A Full House
Another Venue Goes Down The Pan

Live Music In The Heart Of Charminster

It Came From Japan
Down To The Doctors
It's A Family Affair
Bus Pass
Rising Stars
New Venue - The Seaview

Classic Hard Rock
@
The Thomas Tripp Late 'n' Live

New Venue - Out In The Sticks
New Venue - Mr. C's
The Pashuns - Who Are They ???
A message from 'eden'
Peachy Jane - Urgently Seeking ...

Rubber Soul

Solid Air

Dolfin Music

The Fly

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