It was just 40 years ago in 1963 that McCarty and his fellow Yardbirds
got together in Richmond - initially as the Metropolitan Blues Quartet - and played local dates before replacing The Rolling Stones at London's Studio 51.
also makes its own doughnuts and is showcasing a cocktail menu that will feature house "hard shakes" - blends of specialist liquors and traditional milk shake ingredients.
"It was a choice of coming here or going to Limerick with Charlie Yardbird
and it's a case of the more rain, the better.
is a nice horse and jumping will be his game."
HRH of The Dirty Old Folkers, who |play at The Yardbird
Clearly jazz needs a summer holiday, because the live gigs start to dry up over the next few weeks, though nobody seems to have told trumpeter Ray Butcher about the vacation concept, so he continues to fill The Yardbird
's Thursday evening jazz slot for the next few weeks, with a particularly special player on the compact stage this evening.
They will be appearing on Thursday at The Yardbird
Jazz Club in Birmingham and it has been operating a committed live policy since it opened in 2007.
reverts to novice company - after wins in handicap chases at Wincanton and Newbury - in the April Novices' Chase, taking on Napolitain and Unleash, who has not run since his third behind Darkness and Iris's Gift in a Grade 2 event at Newbury in November.
He entertained a large crowd at The Yardbird
with his biggest hit to date, Elusive.
More at bearwoodjazz.co.uk In the city centre, drummer Miles Levin leads his band at the Yardbird
, in Paradise Place.
The quintet's line-up at Birmingham's Yardbird
on Thursday will also feature trumpeter Gethin Liddington, pianist Paul Jones, bassman Chris O'Connor and drumming brother Mark O'Connor.
Paddy Brennan reached a seasonal 50 with the first leg of a treble on Pseudonym in the juvenile handicap hurdle, which was followed up by Yardbird
in the handicap chase and later by Midas Way in the novice hurdle.
Music fans packed into seven city centre venues to see and hear performances by emerging talent as well as established headline artists including Ivor Novello award-winning singersongwriter Scott Matthews at The Yardbird
and a set by urban wordsmith Polarbear at The Sunflower Lounge.
You can book tickets already, although, apart from the fact that comperes will be Gilles Petersen and Craig Charles, and Birmingham Jazz and the Yardbird
will have a hand in programming a stage for part of the festival, you won't know who's appearing.
The afternoon did not start well for the Alan King--Robert Thornton combination with 1-3 chance Senorita Rumbalita failing to deliver, but they soon put matters right with victories for Pretty Star and Yardbird