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Mike Adcock

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:39 am
by Chris P
Saw/heard Mike do a brilliant gig with Clive Bell last night.

I urge everyone to direct your radar and wave your antennae at him.

Here are some of the things he does (from his website :
[quote]The Cadillac Kings

We play mainly old-style R&B with a swing feel, plus a smattering of Zydeco-style numbers and some New Orleans boogie, all great for dancing. Originally formed by Mike Thomas (vocals, slide guitar) and Gary Potts (vocals, harmonica) and since joined by Tim Copp (double bass), Roy Webber (drums), Del Van Dee on guitar and myself on piano and accordion. The band has played throughout the UK as well as club dates and festivals in Belgium, Holland and Norway. Most of the material is original with Mike Thomas taking the majority of the writing credits.

LOU ANN Flathead Records FRCD V8
HIGHWAY 17 33 Records 33WM131

* TIMES Recommended Blues CD of 2004! *


Vek is a four-piece band featuring Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddle), Håkon HØgemo (Hardanger fiddle), Karl Seglem (tenor sax, goat-horn) and myself (piano, accordion, percussion). The music is a mixture of (Norwegian) traditional material, original compositions and improvisation. We first all played together at the Måren Festival in Norway in 2005 and in October 2006 undertook a short UK tour. We are planning to do more in 2008, including the release of an album on the NorCD label.

Adcock & Bell

Hopefully just big enough to qualify as a band, this duo with Clive Bell originates from the days of Accordions Go Crazy. In more recent years we have played together in various contexts, mainly improvising. In 1999 we played at a Free-reed festival in Berlin which focussed our minds on recording a CD together, which came out in 2002.

SLEEP IT OFF Emanem 4077

The Last Dance Orchestra

These days cut-backs mean that this lavish ensemble usually appears as The Last Dance Band or when times are really hard The Last Dance Trio. The music is acoustic-based and global in its outlook, featuring instrumental music drawn from various parts of the world as well as original compositions as featured on the Orchestra’s 1997 CD. The core members are Andrew “Bruâ€

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:30 pm
by matt m
I've never heard the Adcock/Bell duo, but I really should.

In the name of supporting a friend, can I recommend Clive Bell's duet album with Bechir Saadé (a young Lebanese ney and sax player) that came out this year on the Another Timbre label. It is possibly that only free improvisation albums of ney duets.