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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~ ~ June 17th 2024 ~ ~
MARTIN FIEBER and STEVE WALSH
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~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of our Head Honcho and Houseband Bassist - Terry Duggan:

Another very good night this week with plenty of jammers, albeit not as many listeners as last week, which was a pity because our houseband guests Martin Fieber and Steve Walsh put in a stonkingly good opening set. Against the norm, Martin was paired up with Steve Walsh instead of his Customtone bandmate/keyboard-player Steve Taylor. This was on my understanding that Steve T was back at home in Portugal, but no, he suddenly arrived with his lovely wife Bonnie on a flying visit, which was a wonderful surprise. Steve Walsh was quite willing to step down in favour of Steve Taylor but, with equal grace, ST deferred to the original plan.

Having got off to a late start, we then had problems with one of our mic leads, which caused an even longer delay, but six numbers were played by Martin and Steve, beginning with “It’s A Mean Old World” and “Blues About You Baby” before playing the anachronistically titled “No More Doggin’”. Martin then introduced the baritone guitar (The Beast) to play “Sugar Mama” and “Run Me Down”. More changes were to come when Martin wrapped up the opening set with “Move It On Over” expertly played on his lap-steel.

It was quite a lengthy opening set in retrospect, which did put a squeeze on the jamming session, but we just had enough time for two numbers from Martin at the end of the night: his own self-penned instrumental “Mr Steel” and his almost obligatory signature tune “Sleepwalk” with Steve Taylor back on keyboard. Special thanks to Martin Fieber and Steve Walsh for contributing to another full-blooded night of Blues jamming.

The visit of Steve and Bonnie Taylor was one nice surprise, but another very welcome one was to see a bass-player’s name on the signing-in sheet…at last - and what a great player he was, too. Marcin received huge praise from us all, particularly from Dave Richards who was delighted to have him playing on his jam set. Marcin said he had been with us before, at our previous venue The Coach & Horses. Well, we’d sure love to see him back here!

Martin Fieber wasn't the only lap-steel player this week: we were also pleased to see Luke playing it equally proficiently on Mike Dearing’s jam set – another jammer we’d love to see here more often.

Time was at a premium this week which resulted in just five jam sets instead of our usual six or seven, but nobody missed out. Good sets led by Bonnie (amusingly announced as “Barnie” by our MC Mike Dearing), the charismatic Billy Sharpe, Dave Richards and Ray Wallen before Mike Dearing led the final jam set of the night. Time to call…

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Vocals - Bonnie Taylor
  • Harp+Vocals - Ray Wallen
  • Guitar+Vocals - Billy Sharpe, Dave Richards and Mike Dearing
  • Guitar - Chris Greene, Mike Dearing, Raf Azzara, Kevin Molyneux and Ian Hammond
  • Harp - Jonathan Reid and Ned Phillips
  • Sax - Peter Harvie
  • Lap-Steel - Luke
  • Keys - Steve Taylor
  • Bass - Marcin, Steve Taylor and Terry Duggan
  • Drums - John Ward, Marc Turner and Phil Overhead

Peter Harvie’s photos can now be enjoyed via Our Facebook page. A nice batch of mp3s will soon be uploaded by our Webmaster Ken Cumberlidge. Special thanks as always to everyone who helped to lay out the tables, chairs and backline, and also for staying behind late to stack it all away. Last but not least, to Queen Bee Vera for arranging the jam sets.

Next time at Leytonstone Blues Jam:
Next week we’ll just feature the houseband with our MC Mike Dearing arranging a short opening set with a couple of jammers invited. Hopefully, we’ll start early to enable us to have more time for jamming throughout the night.

Something for the weekend:
Blues nights continue at The Southgate Club on Friday 21st when their featured band will be “The Cruisin’ Mooses” with support from “Susan Black”. For more details, check out www.stharmonicas.co.uk

On Saturday 22nd at The Manor Arms, 150 East India Dock Road, E14 0BP, Keith Richmond will be guesting with Ronnie Collins’ Last Project 3.0pm-6.00pm. Last Saturday was another stonker, this week will be no different I’m sure! No charge at the door, but please use beer-garden entrance after 3.00pm

Thanking All Our Jammers & Listeners,

Terry

Latest mp3s
IT'S A MEAN OLD WORLD
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
BLUES ABOUT YOU, BABY
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
NO MORE DOGGIN'
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SUGAR MAMA
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
RUN ME DOWN
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
MOVE IT ON OVER
Martin Fieber [Lap-Steel+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
Mr STEEL
Martin Fieber [Lap-Steel+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SLEEPWALK
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
TROUBLE IN MIND
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
THAT'LL NEVER DO
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Jonathan Reid [Harp] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
THE WANDERER
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
WAITING FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SPINNING WHEEL BLUES
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Raf Azzara [Gtr] / Marcin [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
RED HOUSE
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Raf Azzara [Gtr] / Marcin [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
SAIL ALONG
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Ian Hammond [Gtrs] / Marcin [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
SWEET AS A FLOWER
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux and Ian Hammond [Gtrs] / Marcin [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
CRAZY ABOUT MY BABY
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Luke [Lap-Steel] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
DRIVING WHEEL
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Luke [Lap-Steel] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Marc Turner [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