Gerry Richardson Newcastle show, 16 March...

February 24, 2023

Hoochie Coochie are delighted to welcome back an old friend who hasn’t played HC since pre-pandemic.

Gerry Richardson has had a full and eventful career both as an accomplished musician and composer. He has a wealth of experience in all styles of music involving him with some of the biggest names in jazz & rock. In the 70s he and Sting formed the seminal North East Jazz Rock band ‘Last Exit’.

Gigs have included work with The Police and Eberhard Schoener, Billy Ocean, Guy Barker, John Miles, Alan Price, Ian Shaw and Elliott Randall (Steely Dan). Gerry played organ on Sting’s 1996 million selling album ‘Mercury Falling’.

Soul, Gospel, Funk, Swing and Samba are all part of the mix. Add to that some kicking original tunes, many written as tributes to the legendary jazz and soul musicians who have inspired Gerry throughout his career and you get an unbeatable format for a great gig.

Gerry last played here in 2018, but his 2017 gig here is now infamous,  as his old pal Sting turned up to perform a few!

We can’t promise you that but can guarantee a great night of Jazz with soulful vibes.


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