The Royal Standard Hotel: Fridays sorted

The Divine Miss Smith and the polytonal Jason Chalmers did not disappoint. This week, Susie returns to the fray, after a protracted break, and the usual crew will be there in support.

Susie with the Captain Chaos Quartet, The Royal Standard Hotel, 333 William St, 7.00pm to 9.30pm, Friday 23rd June 2017

Stick to the black notes, they’re cheaper…

Meanwhile, back at the Royal Standard Hotel…

Miss Joys will be singing this Friday, with Kip Dale on bass, Michelle Morrison on drums and meself on drugs. As we haven’t played together for quite a while (Ms Njambi keeps jetting off for lush gigs in Bali or something) , this should prove an interesting evening, as a pre cursor to the Festival.

Toodlepip!

Joys Njambi, Royal Standard Hotel, 333 William Street, Friday 26th May, from 7.00pm.

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What’s On: Friday Night Live at the Royal Standard Hotel

The Royal Standard Hotel: Annie Smith

Singing this Friday at the Royal Standard Hotel, quite possibly starting at 7.00pm, and with all her charts organised. If you wish to see this rare phenomenon, do drop in. Luis (saxophone) will be playing the entire night in Spanish, Eija will be keeping us in order on bass, Bill Swannie will be playing some ace bossa, and I will be silly as a wheel at the keys. Continue reading

The Royal Standard Hotel: Joys Njambi…

Singing this Friday at the Royal Standard Hotel.
Last week, Nadira absolutely wore us (Dave Taylor, Greg Appleton, “Twang” Stewart and meself) out, flying around the playlist like a lunatic, but, hell, it was fun.

 

This Friday, Joys Njambi is back, with another set of old and new toons: probably the most experienced of the singers to have done the RSH thing, and a lot of fun… if she remembers her microphone. And a lot of fun if she doesn’t…singing anything from Bessie Smith to George Michael.

Kip Dale (bass), Michelle Morrison (drums), meself and Captain Sensible (saxophone) will be making up the orchestra.

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne
7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 31st March

The Royal Standard Hotel

Friday Night Live with the songstress from the Ho
Nadira Farid (Hobart) is coming to town for this Friday’s session, supported by David Taylor (bass), Greg Appleton (drums), myself (piano), and Ben Stewart on guitar.

Expect an evening of swing tunes done with Nadira’s trademark panache – quite what the locals will make of such a stylish singer remains to be seen, but if enthusiasm is infectious, we will all catch something. See ya there!

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne
7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 24th March

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Nadira Farid, singing this Friday

The Royal Standard Hotel:

Last week, Katerina Myskova and her Inverloch bound quartet (with Kip Dale sitting in for Doug Kuhn) aced a set and left a hotel heaving. Very satisfying.

This week, Frank has gone for the green beer for St Patrick’s Day, so no Captain Chaos. We will be back next week with Nadira Farid (Hobart) breezing in for an evening with the lads – meself, David Taylor (double Bass), Greg Appleton (drums) and the eponymous Captain.

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne

7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 24th March

The Royal Standard Hotel: Kateřina Myšková is back…

 

From Sydney, and singing this Friday at the Royal Standard Hotel.

Risa played to a pretty crowded joint last Friday – quite a few of her friends turned up, and a helluva lot of locals – the restaurant was full. Ponytail Pete survived the ordeal with flying colours, although starting with a difficult tune he had never heard before shows RK has lost none of her sense of humour…

This Friday, Kateřina Myšková will be previewing her set list for Inverloch Jazz Festival on the weekend. The queen of latin (and the landlord’s favourite singer) promises a lively coupla sets.

Sounding unusually rehearsed will be meself on keys, Tim McLaren (guitar), Kip Dale (bass), and Bill Swannie on drums.

Friday Night Live at…

The Royal Standard Hotel

333 William Street

North Melbourne

7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 10th March

The Royal Standard Hotel: Risa Khodani this week

And she had better be good, because Annie Smith rocked the joint last Friday. Greg Appleton and Dave Taylor made me sound good, and Captain Sensible had a ball…

So, the gorgeous Risa Khodani will be singing. Risa has a unique song list, drawn mainly from Japanese jazz standards of the 1950’s. Expect some slow ballads, obscure Japanese folk tunes maybe, and ridiculously fast stomps for good measure.

This week’s Captain Chaos Quartet sees Pete Micevski on bass, meself on piano, the Captain on sax and Michelle Morrison on drums.

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne
7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 24th February

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Risa Khodani blowing them all away at Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2015

The Royal Standard Hotel: Katerina runs Hot, Annie Smith to come

Katerina’s second set was even better than the first – she called some horrendously difficult toons, and Chico and Kip swung all night. The Captain played smooth, and a goodly crowd turned up.

This week, Annie Smith is back in town – known for her stylish banter, and ability to reinterpret arrangements at the drop of a hat. Accompanied by Dave Taylor (double bass), Greg Appleton (drums) Captain Sensible (saxophone) and meself (confused, probably)

The Royal Standard Hotel

Last Friday, La Myskova served up a piping set, with a reasonable crowd in attendance and a fun night all round.

So good, in fact, that we are running the same band this week, only we have had to shoot Ben Stewart to make way for Chico (guitar).

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne

7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 17th February

 

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The Royal Standard Hotel

Last week’s session saw a lively crowd of drinkers get distracted from the Mundine/Green pensioner fest, and Joys delivered an entertaining set. It all left Frank well pleased.

This week sees the return of Katerina Myskova, trying out material before her Inverloch sessions, with Bill Swannie on drums, meself on keys and Kip I didn’t vote for Him Dale on bass. Featured guitarist will be Ben Stewart.

Friday Night Live at…
The Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street
North Melbourne
7.00 pm – 9.30pm Friday 10th February