The Laika Bar: A couple of hot weeks coming up…

Thursday night at the Laika was … well, weird to start with. Absolutely no one there, so the Sevil Sabah trio decided to hold a private concert for Manuel behind the bar. Which went pear shape as more and more people piled into the bar – ended up a busy night and we left the joint pumping at 10.30 when we finished.


The Sevil Sabah Trio every Thursday at The Laika Bar – 8.00pm – 10.00pm (or later apparently…)

Friday at the Laika Boris has put in a request for two singers over the next two weeks

This week Ruby Rogers! – with Daniel Pickard on bass, not sure who on sax and meself on keys. Melinda Traves will be sulking in the tour bus as usual, but the rest of us will be having a ball – if you haven’t seen Ruby, you should, if you have, you will want to see her again..


And next week, the return of Katerina Myskova.

Laika Bar, 6 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Friday 24h April, Ruby Rogers with the Captain Chaos Quartet from 7.30pm to 10.00pm

The Laika Bar: The standard goes up . . .

Last Friday’s session from Katerina Myskova was absolutely hot – so much so that she will be back on May 1stt. .

This week see the return of Sonia D, with Daniel Pickard on bass, the Captain on sax and meself on keys. Sonia has produced a couple of lively sessions at the Laika – what will she come up with this time?


Laika Bar, 6 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Friday 10th April, Sonia Davoine with the Captain Chaos Quartet from 7.30pm to 10.00pm

What’s On: Rubys Music Room: The Captain Chaos Sessions

5.30 – 8.30 every Friday, this week with Ruby Rogers, accompanied by Doug Kuhn (bass) meself, and Dean Constable on drums. Rubes likes the place so much, she is doing it all again the next night, with Avi, Ben, Sam, and Dean. The Friday sessions see the Divine Miss Smith on 24th January, and Anne Hayres on 31st January.

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Kojo Brown

Amy Jaulin is singing this Saturday, with meself on piano and Doug Kuhn on bass. We’ll all have a good time, and if you feel like one of Tony’s lamb shanks, for god’s sake get a grip, dress appropriately and drop in.

Amy Jaulin, Kojo Brown, Saturday 19th October, Bridge Road opposite the Richmond Town Hall, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

The Sunday Arvo Jam Session: Getting to first Bass

Spiffin’ little jam session, The Captain on the poop deck, and several familiar hands swingin, from the yard arms – Ben, Keef, Rear Admirable Curtis, and others.. Celeste and her sister leading the massed choir of tonsil artistes, Sam Izzo, Elliott and Ruiz turned up, Ali did his saxophone thing, Bob and meself having the occasional foray on keys, Uncle Kevin and Ann the floot turning up later, as they are won’t to do, Danilo, Dean, James and Sebastian on drums.

And then there was Sebastian mark 2, blues piano player – hope he comes again, sang and played a great little set: and a neat little stint from John Martin, purveyor of fine Wertheims to the landed gentry, on drums.

Marg (Princess of Cool, Keeper of the List) turned up and turned 193, or 47 or something in between.

David Ruiz complained bitterly that he had not had a mention in the previous newsletter. We all know what that means…

This week, he was at his finest on trumpet. We have never heard him play better, and I can honestly say he didn’t play a bum note all afternoon. We asked several members of the audience if they had ever heard a trumpet played quite like David does before – they all said no, although one subsequently suggested a label on the trumpet marked “trumpet” could help clear up a deal of uncertainty.

Or not, as the case may be…. actually he sang rather well, having left the trumpet at home.
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Getting to first Bass? We didn’t. Not one of the lugubrious society of Basso Profundi, all afternoon. Society is to blame.