Del Rey and Adam Franklin "Hot Jazz and Blues Evening"

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LD
Tue 6th June 2017

Back by popular demand! 

The Fabulous Del Rey returns to Newcastle on her 2017 UK Tour!

“Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills … it should not be overlooked that Del Rey always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour.”
Blues In Britain

“Del Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.”
Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Del Rey is one of the most sublime modern guitarists.“
La Hora del Blues Barcelona

This time with Adam Franklin!

“Britain’s best kept secret!”
Steve James, USA

“Like a cross between Robert Johnson and Joe Strummer!”
Two Rivers Folk Festival, Wales.

"Franklin’s exemplary resonator picking and slide playing demonstrates a dedication to the instrument that would be the envy of some of the legends he emulates"
Record Collector Magazine

"Adam knows enough about old-style blues to be worth listening to and is irreverent enough to be exciting.  He's got the beat, you won't be bored." 
Del Rey, USA

Hot Jazz and Blues Evening at The Cumberland Arms

James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

1. Ukulele Workshop: Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking - Adam Franklin

Adam Franklin is a fantastic tutor, as anyone who has attended his Workshop on "Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking for Ukulele" will testify!

  • In this workshop you will learn some easily remembered picking patterns and how to use them to provide a solid rhythmic foundation to ANY song in ANY style - not just "hot jazz"!

  • Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you will find this technique a very useful tool to add that "extra something" to sing-alongs and jams!

  • Handouts: "Dr Jazz" chord sheets and tab for home practice.

2. Guitar Workshop: Moving Bass Lines - Del Rey

After Del Rey's last performance in Newcastle, guitarists in the audience asked her if she could come back to run a Guitar Workshop. So that is what Del is going to do for us this time, focussing on "Moving Bass Lines"!

  • Want to play like a pianist? Walking and boogie-woogie bass lines for fingerstyle guitar! Learn the positions where you can find both chords and  moving bass.
  • Intermediate-Advanced Level.  Standard tuning. Recording permitted.

Skills Needed:

  • You will need to be comfortable holding partial chords while moving a bass line, and with switching fingers to maintain a position.
  • No barre chords involved.

Who will benefit from this Workshop:

  • Any guitarist with these skills who would like to expand their sound in blues and jazz will learn useful vocabulary and ways of using chords they already know.

  • Fingerpickers and players with good fret-hand strength will get the most benefit.

And at a gentler pace . . .

3. Hot Jazz and Blues Concert

Del Rey and Adam Franklin Resonate! Jazz and Blues Duets!

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey and Adam Franklin

Hot Jazz and Blues Evening

Del and Adam often run workshops and perform together in the South of England when Del is in the UK.  We are so pleased to bring them up to the North East to run Guitar and Ukulele Workshops and perform for us in concert!


6:00 - 6:05 Doors: Ukulele Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

6:05 - 6:55 Ukulele Workshop - Adam Franklin

7:00 - 7:15 Doors: Guitar Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

7:15 - 8:15 Guitar Workshop - Del Rey

8:30 - 8:45 Doors: Concert

8:45 - 9:45 Concert: Del Rey and Adam Franklin


10:15 / 10:30 - END

Tickets - NO Booking Fees!

  • Concert + Both Workshops (Guitar and Ukulele):  £30
  • Concert + Ukulele Workshop: £20
  • Concert + Guitar Workshop: £20
  • Concert Only (does NOT include Workshop Attendance): £10


Due to demand from musicians who have their own gigs on the night and cannot attend the Concert, Workshop-Only Tickets are also now available. 

  • Ukulele Workshop: £10
  • Guitar Workshop: £10


The Cumberland Arms

James Place Street

Byker/Ouseburn Valley

Newcastle upon Tyne



  • The Workshops and Concert are in the upstairs Function Room.

  • There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp.

  • The toilets are on the Ground Floor and are not officially wheelchair accessible.

  • The Public Bar is on the Ground Floor.


  • There are separate admission times for each event.

  • If you are attending the Ukulele Workshop and then the Concert, you will be able to relax in the Music Room or Saloon Bar downstairs while the Guitar Workshop is running upstairs.

  • Refreshments are not included in the Ticket Price.

  • Timings were updated on 5 May as follows:
    - Ukulele Workshop: now 50 mins (was 30 mins)
    - Concert: now one set of 60 mins (was two sets with a break)
    - Event ends at 10:15 / 10:30 (was 10:45)


Del Rey:

Adam Franklin:

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Video Playlists:

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey (Ukulele) Plays and Teaches Ukulele

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey (Guitar) Plays and Teaches Guitar


YouTube Playlist: Del Rey and Adam Franklin

YouTube Playlist: Adam Franklin (Ukulele) Plays and Teaches Ukulele


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