@splashpointjazz Newsletter May 2020

Spring!

 

Hi folks

We’re still here (!), and pleased to tell you about some more gigs in the pipeline up to the end of May – especially for Sue, including the debut of her new show “Bird” (and it’s not what you think!) 😉

Previously on @splashpointjazz…. 

The line-up at the barnstorming gig in Seaford earlier this month:


[Photo: David Butterworth]
Roger Beaujolais @splashpointjazz Seaford

L-R: Sue, Neal Richardson, Roger, Oz Dechaine, Sophie Alloway

Looking ahead:

Here’s the list of our public gigs coming up.  
Pls see. www.splashpointjazz.com/events to keep up to date 🙂

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 8:00pm

[Photo: Peter Prior]
Sue Richardson Quintet: “Bird” feat. Jo Fooks (tenor), Neal Richardson (keys), Marianne Windham (bass) and Romarna Campbell (drums)
Eastbourne – Fishermen’s Club BN22 7AA
www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz 

Friday, 29 April 2022 7:00pm


[Photo: Peter Prior]
Sue Richardson Quintet: “Jazz Classics and Legends” feat. Jo Fooks (tenor), Neal Richardson (keys), Andy Hamill (bass) and Buster Birch (drums)
London – St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square WC2N 4JJ
https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/whatson-event/crypt-lates-jazz/?whatson-event-date=2022-04-29&whatson-event-time=7:00 PM

Sunday, 8th May 2022 8:00 pm

[Photo: Copasetic Foundation]
Sue Richardson in “Billie Holiday at the Carnegie Hall” starring Vimala Rowe
Wavendon – The Stables, Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
https://stables.org/event/billie-holiday-at-the-carnegie-hall-with-vimala-rowe

Wednesday, 11th May 2022 7:00 pm

[Photo: karensharp.co.uk]
Karen Sharp (sax)) with The Neal Richardson Trio feat. Andy Hamill (bass) and Phl Crabbe (drums)
Seaford – The View BN25 4JS
www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz

Thursday 12th May 2022 7:30 pm

[Photo: googliesjazz.co.uk]

Sue Richardson with house band
Enfield – Googlies
, Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield, EN28AS

googliesjazz@btinternet.com or telephone to 020 8350 3541

Wednesday, 25th May 2022 8:00pm

[Photos: Brian O’Connor]
Alan Barnes/Andy Panayi Sextet, feat. Robbie Robson (tpt), John Donaldson (keys), Simon Thorpe (bass), Pete Cater (dms)
Eastbourne – Fishermen’s Club BN22 7AA
www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz 

Hope to see you soon

Neal &
The Splash Point Mob
@splashpointjazz
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@splashpointjazz Newsletter April 2022

Hello Splashpointjazzers
Tina May

We can’t start the month without paying tribute to our dear departed friend Tina May, who sadly died much too young last week.
Tina was one of the UK’s best-ever jazz singers, an inspiration musically and absolutely one of the nicest, warmest people on the scene you could ever meet.
Our thoughts are with her children and partner Simon Spillett.So, we continue to carry the jazz torch this month with another programme of exciting live @splashpointjazz gigs.

Previously on @splashpointjazz…. 

A couple of action shots from our previous month:

Sarah Moule @splashpointjazz Seaford [Photo: SuzyT]


Matt Home @splashpointjazz Eastbourne [Photo: SuzyT]

Looking ahead:

Here’s the list of our public gigs coming up.  
Pls see. www.splashpointjazz.com/events to keep up to date 🙂

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 7:00 pm

Roger Beaujolais (vibraphone) with The Neal Richardson Trio feat. Oz Dechaine (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums)
Seaford – The View BN25 4JS
www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 8:00pm

[Photo: Peter Prior]
Sue Richardson Quintet: “Bird” feat. Jo Fooks (tenor), Neal Richardson (keys), Marianne Windham (bass) and Romarna Campbell (drums)
Eastbourne – Fishermen’s Club BN22 7AA
www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz 

Friday, 29 April 2022 7:00pm

[Photo: Peter Prior]
Sue Richardson Quintet: “Jazz Classics and Legends” feat. Jo Fooks (tenor), Neal Richardson (keys), Andy Hamill (bass) and Buster Birch (drums)
London – St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square WC2N 4JJ
https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/whatson-event/crypt-lates-jazz/?whatson-event-date=2022-04-29&whatson-event-time=7:00 PM

Sat 30 April 2022 Evening
International Jazz Day!
Details TBA – watch this space (ie our website)
www.splashpointmusic.com/

Back up and running elsewhere:
LEWES 
Terry Seabrook’s new monthly gig in Lewes at The Con Club:
Sunday 10th April 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alex Hitchcock & The Dream Band 
https://www.lewesconclub.com/events/sunday-jazz-at-the-con-alex-hitchcock-the-dream-band/

BRIGHTON
Tristan Banks rides again! Weekly gigs at The Verdict:
https://www.verdictjazz.com/

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See you at a gig soon!
All the best

Neal & the Splash Point Jazz mob
@splashpointjazz

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@splashpointjazz News Splash: London Jazz Festival Shows! Gigs galore; Tim Minchin!

Dear Lovely Jazzers

BOY have we got some news for you!

We are very happy to announce not ONE but TWO gigs in the 2021 EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL!!

And they are both at the most stylish venue in London – the Crazy Coqs room at Piccadilly! Read on for more details.


[Neal Richardson Quartet @Crazy Coqs]

So, here’s the round-up of our upcoming gigs, in date order, with a teensy bit of info about the new ones since the last Newsletter.

Booking Details for all our gigs are on our website Events page here:
http://www.splashpointjazz.com/Events

Wednesday 27th October 7pm Neal Richardson at The Broad Oak TN31 6EU 
This month it’s Neal solo piano/vocals. Free to diners so book a table on 01424 882700

Wednesday 27th October 8pm Terry Quinney Quartet tribute to Stan Getz, 
Splash Point Jazz Club, Eastbourne BN22 7AA
A monster band with Terry playing the part of the legendary sax man. Tickets at www.wegottickets.com/splashpointjazz

NEW: Friday 29th October 7:30pm Sue + Neal Richardson Duo coffee concert, Raamsdonk, Holland
The Dutch have a lovely tradition of live music in people’s private houses, called Coffee Concerts.  We’ve done quite a few of them 🙂
It’d be nice idea to copy this in the UK!   (Sorry this one’s sold out)

NEW: Thursday 4th November 7pm Neal Richardson’s Splash Point Jazz Show Livestream
Neal’s amazing monthly studio livestream (on the first Thursday of the each month).
Multiple cameras, grand piano, studio-quality sound
Tune in on FaceBook or YouTube:
YOUTUBE  www.youtube.com/user/SplashPointMusic
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/Splashpointjazz

NEW: Friday 5th November 7:30pm Neal Richardson Duo at the Bosa Restaurant, Putney SW15 1SQ
This one’s a peach!! A new venue, rearranged from last month, and possibly the most authentic Lebanese food in London!
Neal will be serving up the jazz fireworks on piano/vocal, with Miles Danso on double bass.
Remember, Remember what date it is!  Book a table on 020 8785 1851

NEW: Saturday 6th November 7pm Neal Richardson Trio at the Queen Adelaide, Kingston Rd, Epsom KT19 0SH
Following a very successful debut last month… they’ve asked us back! 🙂 Book a table on 020 8393 2666
Neal’s Trio features Miles Danso (double bass) and Alex Eberhard (drums).

NEW: Wednesday 10th November 7pm Sara Oschlag with the Neal Richardson Trio, 
Splash Point Jazz Club, Seaford BN25 4JS

[Photo credit: Brian O’Connor]

Our favourite Danish songstress Sara brings her pinpoint vocal dexterity to thrill us at Seaford, accompanied by Neal at the piano, George Trebar on double bass and Eric Ford on drums.

NEW: Monday 15th November 9.15pm  LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Neal Richardson’s “Not” King Cole Show, 
Crazy Coqs W1F 7ED
THE BIG ONE!!

[Photo credit: Peter Prior]
YES! Neal’s Quartet return to the London Jazz Festival with their sell-out show about the life of Nat King Cole.
ONLY ONE SHOW, ONLY 75 SEATS SO BOOK NOW!!! 
https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/neal-richardson-not-king-cole/

NEW: Saturday 20th November 8pm  LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Sue Richardson in The Billie Holiday Story, 
Crazy Coqs W1F 7ED

Sue is delighted to return in this heart-wrenching but gorgeous show, by our friends at Copasetic Productions
https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/billie-holiday-at-carnegie-hall/

Remember, booking details for all our gigs are on our website Events page here:
http://www.splashpointjazz.com/Events

* * STOP PRESS * *
Last night we were v lucky to be invited to see the one-off comical/philosophy/musical/lyricist genius that is Tim Minchin.
The man is a force of nature – in a class all of his own. His songs and soliloquys were all breathtaking in their wit and wordplay.
You can read Neal’s full review here:
https://www.splashpointmusic.com/blog/

WEBSITE GIGLIST
We’ve updated the giglist on the website, so please have a look there 🙂
www.splashpointjazz.com/Events

FACEBOOK GROUP
Please join the new @Splashpointjazz Friends FaceBook Group! 😃
www.facebook.com/groups/814085392610722

Finally, please TELL YOUR FRIEND(S), FWD THIS EMAIL,

That’s it for now – see you at one of our gigs sooooon, and DEFINITELY on the 15th Nov! 😉

THANKS FOR HELPING US KEEP IT LIVE ❤️

Neal & The Splash Point Jazz Mob
@splashpointjazz

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Review of Tim Minchin, Brighton Centre 25/10/21

Review of Tim Minchin, Brighton Centre 25/10/21

[Main Photo: Tim Minchin + Band, by Neal Richardson 25/10/21]

I was one of the lucky ones to witness the one-off comical/philosophy/musical/lyricist genius that is Tim Minchin LIVE in Brighton last night (25th Oct), as part of his BACK Again Tour

The man is a force of nature – in a class all of his own. His songs and soliloquies are all breathtaking in their wit and wordplay.

He started, predictably unpredictably by appearing alone at the piano in darkness, and regaling us with his comic-dark song “If this plane goes down”, thus setting the tone for an evening full of musical and comic surprises, that had all of us at turns in hysterics, disbelief (at his lyricism) and tears.

And soliloquies there certainly were!  I would estimate that the performance time was equally split between the marvellously-inventive songs (easy to see why he was entrusted with Dahl’s Matilda), and his powerful rhetoric, both of which reward the careful listener (there are a LOT of words) at his unparalleled crafts-person-ship.  He delights in provocation, in popping pomposity, hypocrisy, tribalism, religiosity, social media and faux-beliefs along the way, together with much ire at the confirmation biases with which we all inevitably operate, and his main point: how hard it is for any of us to change our minds!  But it is all done with such good humour, impishness and well-place self-deprecation that it would be hard to take offence instead of being rightly challenged by his prodding.

The inventive songs came thick and fast (I refer here to a few examples just by the titles I gave them):

Dilemma: the conflict between his piano-playing key signatures and his vocal range… resulting in him playing in F major and singing in F sharp!

Mitsubishi Colt: an astounding bravura display of machine-gun words set over a walking bass in the left hand with a super-fast improvised line in the right hand.

Power of Prayer: A complete, logical destruction of its title, just broiling in acerbic wit.  The  words filled two pages in the A3 souvenir programme, yet Minchin had no paper aide memoire throughout the gig.

After the first few numbers, the 7-piece band appeared as suddenly as he had, filling the sound out fully in true rock-star fashion. All the players were, of course, top notch and multi-skilled. Once again I have to single-out  the drummer/vocalist Brad Webb, who once again absolutely nailed it as the power behind the musical throne.

The philosophical challenges and quips came thick and fast too, like so many fireworks in the Minchin firmament: “The self is an illusion based on fear”; “You need eyebrows to get irony, that’s why seagulls are so literal”;  “Churches are like football teams – just with mascots that can fly”; “I’m a proud empiricist” and so forth.

Periodically he treated us to his “Glossary of Terms”, revelling  in explaining some of his forthcoming cultural references to younger attendees (“I can’t believe there are fully-grown adults here born since 2000!”).

Then in the best traditions of stagecraft, several times at a high-point of energy and hilarity, he would slay us all with a profound ballad, “The Absence of You” and “I’ll Take Lonely Tonight” being two of such.

The second set opened with a self-declaration of his being uxorious (“I want you to have to go away and look things up”), but with an ode to his wife that was a little more shall we say statistically-based. “She hates it” he admitted.

There was a stunning video projected in sync with his tune about “Leaving L.A.”, followed by his 9-minute mini rock-opera about… “Cheese!”, featuring his self-proclaimed best pun ever written (no spoilers here).

More excellent diatribes followed, winding up to the finale, the autobiographical “I talked too much and stayed too long” – which he declaimed as his preferred epitaph!

The gentle chorale encore, using the whole band to blend stunningly-rich  vocal harmonies, belied the truth behind the grit and causticity of the preceding proceedings… actually this whole exercise had been a paean to love.

Minchin’s writing – of both script and lyrics – is incredible;  his wordplay as good as anyone who ever lived.

It’s little wonder he has been awarded THREE honorary Doctorates so far.

He is indeed in a top class all of his own.  Thrilling.

 

Neal Richardson, Seaford UK

26th October 2021

@splashpointjazz

@splashpointjazz News Splash: Livestream and Epsom this week; Jamie Cullum!

Hello Jazz Stoics!

I have to say Autumn Leaves a lot to be desired doesn’t it?
But to sate your desire, we have two gigs this week, and a heads-up for the rest of the month 😃

Thursday 7th October 7pm Neal Richardson’s Splash Point Jazz Show Livestream
Yes, it’s the beginning of a new month, so it’s the first Thursday again! 
Time for Neal to dust off the tech load in the coal and cajole it into life, to bring music, love and laughter into your very dwelling! 

Settle down with a nice beverage of your choice and enjoy the show.

As always, there’ll be
Multiple cameras, grand piano, studio-quality sound and broadcast on FB & YT so you can watch it on your telly!

Watch on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
www.youtube.com/user/SplashPointMusic

Watch on our FACEBOOK PAGE:
www.facebook.com/Splashpointjazz  

Optional Paypal tips: www.paypal.me/nealpiano  “Every little helps!”  – and THANK YOU to all those who chipped-in last month 🙏❤️😃

Friday 8th October 8.30pm Neal Richardson Band at the Queen Adelaide, Ewell
Yep – a new venue – for those of you who are Sarf Londoners

The address is Kingston Rd, Epsom KT19 0SH
Neal’s Trio with Miles Danso (bass) and Alex Eberhard (drums)
Details HERE

NEXT WEEK and beyond. (Get these in your diary NOW! 🙂

Wednesday 13th October 7pm Jeff Williams (tbn) with the Neal Richardson Trio at Splash Point Jazz Club, Seaford

Post-pandemic Seaford gig #2!
Last month’s was a SMASH, so don’t miss this one! Jeff was an absolute scream when he guested on Neal’s Livestream,
so come and see the great man in person!
With the inimitable Andy Hamill on double bass (& kazoo and paper🤦‍♂️) and Alex Eberhard returning on drums 👍
Details & Tickets HERE

Wednesday 27th October 7pm Neal Richardson at The Broad Oak TN31 6EU 
It’s a lovely venue, with a different Jazz Menu each month, a separate room for the music, and an attentive audience.
Book yourself in for a treat!
Details HERE

Wednesday 27th October 8pm Terry Quinney Quartet tribute to Stan Getz, Splash Point Jazz Club, Eastbourne
Come and delight in tenor saxman Terry Quinney’s recreation of the legendary Stan Getz’s famous sound.

With Phil Doyle (keys), Joe Limburn (bass) and Andy Chapman (drums)
Doors open 7.15pm
Details & Tickets HERE

STOP PRESS

Friend of Splash Point Jazz and world-class drummer Brad Webb (you’ve seen him on the Livestream, and at Seaford SPJC) is playing at the London Palladium tonight and tomorrow. 

It’s part of the new Tour by another friend of ours, that fantastic national treasure and jazz ambassador Jamie Cullum 😃
Obviously Neal’s on the guestlist (Thanks Brad!) so will be there tomorrow.

That’s All For Now Folks!

See you on Thursday online 🙂

WEBSITE GIGLIST
All our gigs are on the giglist on the website, so please have a look there 🙂
www.splashpointjazz.com/Events

FACEBOOK GROUP
Please join the @Splashpointjazz Friends FaceBook Group! 😃
https://www.facebook.com/groups/814085392610722

Finally, please TELL YOUR FRIEND(S), FWD THIS EMAIL

See you soon! 😃

JAZZ IS BACK with a bang! Come and be part of it 😃

Neal & The Splash Point Jazz Mob
@splashpointjazz

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Review of Jamie Cullum at The London Palladium, Weds 6/10/21

Jamie Cullum at The London Palladium, Weds 6/10/21
I’ve followed Jamie’s career – and been inspired by it – for around for 20 years now.
From smaller gigs, jazz weekenders (we had breakfast together at Margate I seem to remember!), to his worldwide breakthrough with “Twenty Something” onwards, Love Supreme and huge festivals and his messianic Radio 2 show spreading the word to new generations.
So it was with great pleasure and awe that I approached London’s iconic Palladium tonight to see a jazz piano player/singer/songwriter sell out two nights with his 10-piece band in 2021. What a huge achievement in itself, and what an amazing show.  World class, as good as it gets. Perfectly paced, with a huge range of styles, inexhaustible energy, and superb musicianship all round. Jamie is astounding, and deserving of his successes.
The gig got off to a very good start with support act Sam Wills, who captivated the capacity crowd with the quality of his voice, keyboard, songs and his singular band of Ed Blakely.
The sound throughout was crystal clear, which was a good indication of the engineering for the main act to come.
The crowd gave Jamie a hero’s welcome as he bounced onto the stage, and as he thanked everyone, he acknowledged that many had waited two-and-a-half years to see this show since buying their tickets in 2019, thanks to the pandemic. (One of his parting comments later as he left after the encores was “You were worth the wait” – which summed up the love flowing in both directions).
He immediately got everyone on his side by summing up the lost months with his poignant song Age of Anxiety, starting with just piano and voice, before his first-class band joined in.
Followed by (I Wish I Was) Taller, and These are the Days I’ve Been Missing, we were all on board the Cullum train for wherever he wanted to take us.
The energy didn’t drop – even in the quieter numbers – and a near two hours flew by.
The catchy songs kept on coming with almost no break, and covering a massive range of styles – from swing, New Orleans, pop, ballads, choral, dance, to zydeco and boogaloo.  Jamie is a thoughtful songwriter, always surprising with his lyrics eg “Throw me a rope; will I climb or will I choke”
Jamie is a superb showman – the whole show was superbly crafted but proving that old showbiz maxim of how much work has to go in to make something appear so effortless.  He is very generous in sharing the limelight with his team: Each of the 10-piece band members had their moments of glory, and all were amazingly good.  There was a genuine feeling of them loving their jobs, this night, and each other.
Special mention must go to drummer, who nailed the whole thing down throughout, perfectly jumping between the non-stop tempo/style/meter changes… not to mention emerging from his drum solo into a 15 meter groove!
As a jazz musician myself, a highlight for me was a Quintet version of Porter’s I Get A Kick, very cleverly arranged with the horns playing Groovin’ High riffs in between the lines (and soloing on the latter). Suddenly 2,300 people – many of whom probably wouldn’t identify as jazz fans – were listening to mainstream swing and bebop… clapping solos… 70 years on from when Nat King Cole had played on this same stage.
Band line-up changes continued apace – keeping the interest up – when Jamie switched to Trio format, then again solo at the piano. I loved his wistful solo version of What A Difference (A Day Made), with gorgeous re-harmonisations and vocal sweeps. The Palladium could have been a tiny Manhattan piano bar at 3am.
Then we were off again with the full band for a high-octane romp through Hang Your Lights from his 2020 Christmas album… “I was very nervous about going anywhere near the walled garden created by Michael Bublé, so I wrote my own 10 songs for it!”.
Next we had 8 of the musicians down the front of the stage with just Loz Garrett’s bass, singing as a beautiful chorale; then straight back to full-throttle 10-piece with the backing singers dancing and Jamie off the stage and in the audience (much to everyone’s delight). With well-practised persuasion he had everyone – the whole Palladium – on their feet dancing and waving to his command.
A series of encores followed, whereupon the band left the stage to the star to sing “You And Me Are Gone”.
He finished the show in this wonderful place just as he had started out his London career – alone with a piano and a mic, demonstrating consummately his musicianship and passion for the music, on which everything else in the evening – and the past 20 years – was built.
Catch this Tour wherever you can.
Neal Richardson, Seaford UK
6th October 2021
@splashpointjazz
PS I will be talking about the show on the #splashpointjazzshow Livestream 7/10/21 7pm UK (on FB and YT)

#RespectMovie – Review of the new Aretha Franklin film

Respect – film on UK general release 10th September; Details from KovaPR.com

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a film about Aretha would be an extended sugary buildup to the recording of the eponymous song… but you’d be completely unprepared for the hard-hitting masterpiece that unfolds.

Mention must first be made of a jaw-dropping performance from Jennifer Hudson as Aretha, both in acting and singing, the latter channelling the great lady herself to an unbelievable degree. Ms Hudson sang it all live during the filming, and there are enough closeups to prove it.

Quite simply, an astounding bravura work.

Childhood Aretha is beautifully captured by young actress Skye Dakota Turner too.

It’s a long film, but Aretha had a long and eventful life.

The cinematic pace doesn’t falter, and tackles just about every serious issue of the day – racism, segregation, the civil rights movement, domestic violence, child-abuse, religion vs music industry, mental health… and hooks you in right there in the first 15 minutes.

All the supporting cast are wonderful, and make the most of the no-holds-barred script. The sets and costumes are meticulous in their historical accuracy, even down to the microphones, studio equipment and musical instruments.

The music re-creations are very cleverly done, with proper musicians playing actual instruments mainly live on-camera.

There are nice insights too into songwriting and production. (Having produced many albums in studios I could appreciate the largely-authentic agony and triumph of these moments!).

I would say this hard-hitting biopic should be essential viewing for musicians of all genres, and anyone else with any appreciation of a truly legendary singer.

Be prepared to be informed, shocked, elated, awe-struck and moved to tears.

The last 15 minutes are among the most powerful bits of cinema I’ve ever seen.

 

Neal Richardson

(Pianist/Singer/Producer)

@splashpointjazz

31/8/21 Seaford, UK

@Splashpointjazz News: Livestream TONIGHT Thurs 28th Jan 2021 7pm GMT

Hi gang

Guess what!?…

Neal Richardson’s “Splash Point Jazz Show” LIVESTREAM GIG goes out tonight! 7pm GMT on our YouTube channel and FaceBook page!

Multiple cameras, grand piano, studio-quality sound and broadcast on FB & YT so you can watch it on your telly!
(Optional Paypal.me tips)

Here’s the Direct Gig Link on YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGbOO4uwMPc
Here’s the Direct Gig Link on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/Splashpointjazz/posts/4350287651654345

You can click on either of those links at any time to cue it up on your screen 😃
Go on, try it now!

Being the end of January, the theme this week is all about Money and Taxes!!
Have you done your Tax Return yet?

Let us encourage, commiserate, and distract you… 🤣

Seeya later 🙂

Neal & The Splash Point Jazz Mob
@splashpointjazz

TONIGHT! Neal Richardson’s “Splash Point Jazz Show” 14/1/2021

Morning, Jazz Contemplators!

As you can see in the photo, the mists of time had descended over Splash Point this morning – à la Neal’s “When Will It End” blues – but hopefully it WILL lift eventually…!
If you are feeling the same, FEAR NOT – the sun will come shining through again for us all… starting with the cheery nonsense that is…

Neal Richardson’s “Splash Point Jazz Show” and it’s TONIGHT 7pm (UK)!!!! (Thursday 14th Jan 2021)

Yep – just when you thought we’d forgotten you – how could we? – it’s back on the rails for your weekly dose of piano, vocals, banter, and even a little trumpet thrown in.😃

We had record numbers of viewers last week – and the fun today starts as usual at 7pm on both YouTube and FaceBook – the links are on our website www.splashpointjazz.club – or here::
YT:  splashpointjazz channel 
FB: splashpointjazz page

Joining Neal for a few numbers at vast expense will be Special Guest jazz diva Sue Richardson on vocals and trumpet 🙂

So, pour yourself a nice drink, get us up on your telly, and settle down for some actual LIVE MUSIC.

Just listen, join in the Chat, or even better pay what you like to www.paypal.me/nealpiano

Seeya SOON!

Neal & The Splash Point Mob
@splashpointjazz

**STOP PRESS**
You may remember that our dear friend Buster Birch interviewed Neal & Sue on his Virtual Jazz Club in November?
Well TOMORROW at 8pm (Fri 15th)  he’s interviewing another dear friend of Splash Point Jazz: sax supremo Andy Panayi!
www.busterbirch.co.uk/virtualjazzclub

2021 January Newsletter

Hello Young Lovers!

Happy New Year – and we’re here to make it so :-))

We may be in lockdown again…but we ain’t beat yet… in fact the beat goes on – or rather, starts again – this Thursday 🙂

It’s the 1st one of the year, but our 40th Livestream!

Yep, Neal Richardson’s weekly “Splash Point Jazz Show” starts again this week at the same time –
Thursday 7th Jan 7pm UK, same place – your place 🤣

The links to either YouTube or Facebook (your choice) are on our website’s front page here: www.splashpointmusic.com/

Reproduced here:

YT:  splashpointjazz channel
 
FB: splashpointjazz page

Due to the new Lockdown, it’ll be mostly Neal solo for the time being, but with the added attraction of singer/trumpet ace Sue Richardson joining in for a few numbers too :-). There’s always a lot of interaction with viewers, banter and fun – as well as the Live music in stereo studio sound, with multiple cameras.

Come and join in! We promise to cheer you up 😃

It’s free to view on either YT or FB, but we trust our loyal audience to make a voluntary payment for the entertainment through www.paypal.me/nealpiano

Seeya there and then!

Neal & The Splash Point Jazz mob
@splashpointjazz

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