The 10 day countdown has begun yesterday, and what better way to kick off than this great review in Newcastle’s NARC.Magazine. Thanks guys!!
Hi there everyone,
Spring kicked off to a great start for MetaQuorum here in the North Pennines – daffodils abound, and our début album Midnight Sun got this mint little review in this month’s issue of The Crack, the hottest mag for music and arts in the North East: http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/2434
Last Tuesday (10 March 2015) we paid a visit to the monthly open jam session held at The Jazz Café, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There was a great turnout of local musicians, including several saxes and some off-the-wall vocalists. Dmitry joined regulars Andy Champion (double bass), Wes Stephenson (drums) and Zoe Gilby (vocals) to accompany Fiona Finden (lyrics/recital) for a jam with a decidedly funk flavour, and the evening rounded off with a mash up as everyone took to the stage.
Looking forward to next month’s session!
Well, things have been moving pretty fast here at MetaQuorum. North Sea Fret finished 13 out of 100 in the IndieNationBlog viral competition – thank you all for voting! And the title track Midnight Sun reached number 3 in the All About Jazz popular download charts. We’ll be loading another track with them in a few days, so watch this space for the latest free downloads. Midnight Sun also went on air with BBC Newcastle Introducing last weekend, while for those of you living down South, tune into Croydon Radio to catch District Line and North Sea Fret, playing all month.
Meantime, the début album Midnight Sun is getting some great reviews both at home and abroad – check the Reviews page for the latest. Here’s what one of the pundits says:
“Yesterday I played Clodhopping on air for the second time, and as I said, it gets better every time you listen to it. Actually, that goes for the whole album. Silver Thread and Unexpected Encounter are especially beautiful, and Canzona too.
Eventually these kinds of records always turn out to be the true gems in your collection, because in the long run they keep on surprising you.”
Dick de Graaf, De Etherbak show, Smelne FM, http://www.smelnefm.nl/ (Feb. 8, 2015).
Check more reviews here: https://metaquorum.uk/reviews/
MetaQuorum is #1 in Jazz charts for Newcastle! https://www.reverbnation.com/metaquorum