8:30 - 11:00 EVERY MONDAY
Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, 2 Harvey Rd E11 3DB
Admission: £2 for jammers / £3 for audience
"The Blues is where it's at..."
...and where it's at
 IS HERE !
HERE HERE
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~ ~ May 6th 2024 ~ ~
The BLUES JAM HOUSEBAND
feat.
Inigo Manby and Jonathan Reid
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~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of our Head Honcho and Houseband Bassist - Terry Duggan:

Not so many listeners this week, but a respectable number of jammers made their way here. Bank Holiday Mondays are always difficult to predict attendance-wise, but the show must go on! Being mindful of the possibility of a low turn-out, we decided against inviting a special houseband guest. Instead, our MC Mike Dearing produced a fairly straightforward set-list with the late inclusion of two of our most regular jammers in the shape of guitarist Inigo Manby and harp-player Jonathan Reid - and they didn’t disappoint. The first offerings were “Crazy Mixed-Up World”, “Say You’re Leaving Me” (which I wasn’t quite prepared for), “You’re So Fine” and “Nobody But You”. The final number was handed over to our resident drummer Phil Overhead, who eagerly sang “Statesboro Blues” to cap off a thoroughly enjoyable opening set.

After last week’s big roster of jammers, we found ourselves with a lot more time on our hands, and were thereby able to arrange eight jam sets (well OK.... the last jam set was just the one number!) All our jammers were given at least two sets except the unfortunate Mingus, who had previously performed a very fine set which included his own tribute to Robert Johnson titled …er… ”Robert Johnson” – and nicely played, I must add! Mingus was all set for a second jam set, but unknown to us, he needed to leave early to catch his train, but not before making some very complimentary comments about the Leytonstone Blues Jam, which were most appreciated, good to see him here so often of late.

As expected, excellent sets led by Billy Sharpe, who never fails to show his enthusiasm (yee-haw !), Ray Wallen and Mike Dearing, and our resident drummer was at it again with three vocal numbers later in the evening, including a very funked up version of “Stormy Monday Blues” at his request – again, nicely done.

Our decision to keep open the Bank Holiday Blues Jam was rewarded with another great night, thanks to our much-appreciated jammers. Time to call…

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Vocals - Phil Overhead
  • Harp+Vocals - Ray Wallen
  • Guitar+Vocals - Billy Sharpe, Mingus and Mike Dearing
  • Guitar - Chris Greene, Kevin Molyneux, Murray, Ian Hammond, Inigo Manby and Richard Stenhouse
  • Sax - Peter Harvie
  • Harp - Jonathan Reid and Ned Phillips
  • Bass - Mike Dearing, Richard Stenhouse and Terry Duggan
  • Drums - Marc Turner and Phil Overhead

This week’s batch of mp3s will soon be uploaded by our Webmaster Ken Cumberlidge. Peter Harvie’s batch of photos are already posted on Our Facebook page

Queen Bee Vera organised all eight jam sets. Special thanks to Jonathan Reid for laying out the tables and chairs before our arrival. Further thanks to everyone who helped to set out the backline and put it all away at the end of the night.

Next time at Leytonstone Blues Jam:
Next week our houseband guests will be loyal supporter Dave Richards and relative newcomer Steve Walsh, who has rightly become a firm favourite here, so heads up, keyboard players – we ‘ll have a keyboard! Sadly, Vera and I will not be here - we’ll be away for a much-needed break - but the show will be in the capable hands of MC Mike Dearing with Peter Harvie at the desk. Please arrive nice and early and give Mike and Peter an easy time. Vera and myself will be back on May 20th when our special guests will be Steve Tolton & Russ Cottee (The 251s).

Something for the weekend:
Our resident houseband drummer Phil Overhead has now moved his well-supported Blues jam from The Princess Alexandra pub to The Priory Pub, 169 Priory Road, N8 8NB, to be continued every Thursday – well worth a visit!

Blues is back at The Southgate Club this Friday 10th when their headline band will be “House Red” featuring Chrissie and Dave Thomas, John Crowther, Simon Bennett and Les Cole. Support is provided by “Two Man Job” consisting Chrissie & Dave Thomas’s talented son Jesse with Sky. For more details, visit www.stharmonicas.co.uk

On Saturday 11th at The Manor Arms, 150 East India Dock Road, E14 0BP, “Mad Max” Edwards will be making only his second appearance as guest with Ronnie Collins’ Last Project, also, our resident drummer Phil Overhead will be deputising for the absent Mick Parker. 3.00pm-6.00pm – please use beer-garden entrance after 3.00pm, no charge at the door.

Thanking All Our Jammers & Listeners,

Terry

Latest mp3s
CRAZY, MIXED-UP WORLD
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SAY YOU'RE LEAVING
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
YOU'RE SO FINE
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
NOBODY BUT YOU
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
STATESBORO BLUES
Phil Overhead [Drums+Vocals] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass]
TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
I LOVE TO BOOGIE
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Murray [Gtrs] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
I'VE HAD MY FUN
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Murray [Gtrs] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
ROBERT JOHNSON
Mingus [Gtr+Vocals] / Ian Hammond [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Mike Dearing [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
THE CAUSE OF IT ALL
Mingus [Gtr+Vocals] / Ian Hammond [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Mike Dearing [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SHE'S TUFF
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
YOU SHOOK ME, BABY
Phil Overhead [Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
STORMY MONDAY BLUES
Phil Overhead [Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
SWEET AS A FLOWER
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Chris Greene and Ian Hammond [Gtrs] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
RAY'S BOOGIE
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Chris Greene and Ian Hammond [Gtrs] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
WAITING FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SELL MY MONKEY
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Murray [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
 
The man who started it all...
Our founder: RAY BARTRIP - 1947-2010
RAY BARTRIP:  1947 - 2010
  The Blues Jam Houseband: -
Terry Duggan - Bass Guitar
Terry Duggan
Bass Guitar
Phil Overhead - Drums
Phil Overhead
Drums
Mike Dearing - Guitar & Vocals
Mike Dearing
Guitar & Vocals