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Clubs Editorial

HannahWilliamsTheTastemakers.jpg Cocktails. Gigs. Hoochie. Coochie.

Friday night at Hoochie Coochie is starting to become one of my very favourite things in the world.

Nothing quite beats that first cocktail after work on a Friday night (the fifth is always a favourite of mine, too) and Hoochie Coochie’s cocktail list is definitely one worth skipping daintly through. It’s open from 3pm each Friday, with free entry, although, more often than not, I stay well into the night when they stick some corking gigs on. March’s line-up includes Gaby Young & Other Animals (Friday 8 March, £5) and Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate (Friday 15 March, £5) but I’m particularly looking forward to Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers (Friday 22 March, £5 – pictured). This super-soulful-funky-nine-(NINE!)-piece have became the go-to band for hip-hop legends such as Afrika Bambaataa & The Sugar Hill Gang and I can’t wait to see them kick the funk out of the place. After cocktail hour(s), naturally. 

Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. hoochiecoochie.co.uk