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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~ ~ July 8th 2024 ~ ~
JOHN PARRY 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:

With 18 amazing jammers, a great turnout of listeners and two quality houseband guests in the form of John Parry and Steve Walsh, how could we not have such a wonderful and memorable night from beginning to end! While John Parry has been a regular houseband guest for many years, we have quite recently been enhanced by the relative newcomer, keyboardist Steve Walsh, who has also become a firm favourite at the LBJ – we are extremely blessed!

Owing to the early arrival of jammers & listeners this week, we were able to get off to an early start, with seven numbers played in the opening set - and, without any pre-arranged set-list, we kicked off with “Old Love” and a funky “Rock Me Baby”. A few non-Blues numbers were chosen by John when he went Country with CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, which is very ironic in this “glorious summer” as St Swithin’s Day looms large! Other numbers were “Shakin’ All Over” and Chris Stapleton’s version of “Tennessee Whiskey”, which were very warmly received by our appreciative audience.

It being such a busy night, it was decided to include a couple of jammers in the closing houseband set, so with John Parry’s enormously talented bass-playing son Kyle here this week, I was more than happy for him to join Dad, along with the patiently-waited guitarist Murray – and what a great finale they performed too, with “Nadine” and “Stop Messin’ Around”!

As I may have said on many occasions, John is one of the most talented musicians I have known, and along with Steve Walsh we were treated to a fantastic night, aided and abetted by our jammers. Thank you guys, and great support from Mike Dearing and Phil Overhead too I must add.

It’s all down to Queen Bee Vera’s careful management that we were able to put out seven jam sets, although the final two sets were reduced to just two numbers, but oh how I wished we could’ve heard more from Sam, who again wowed us with a mesmerising performance on the Fiddle – just two numbers, alas!

A good mix of jammers included eight guitarists. whom we just about managed to accommodate, and although I’m happy to play bass among our jammers, I was equally happy for Kyle Parry to take the lion’s share of bass-playing, along with Raf Azzara and Richard Stenhouse doubling up on four strings.

We were a bit lacking in vocalists early in the evening, although it was good to see Billy Sharpe and Dave Richards receiving second helpings. To add to the quality, it was also good to see Ray Wallen arriving, albeit it fairly late in the evening. On what I can only describe as a perfect night, I must thank all of our jammers for a super night of jamming Time to call…

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Harp+Vocals - Ray Wallen
  • Guitar+Vocals - Billy Sharpe, Dave Richards and Mike Dearing
  • Guitar - Kevin Molyneux, Richard Stenhouse, Inigo Manby, Raf Azzara, Tom, Chris Greene, Ian Hammond and Murray
  • Violin - Sam
  • Harp - Ned Phillips
  • Sax - Peter Harvie
  • Keys - Steve Walsh
  • Bass - Kyle Parry, Richard Stenhouse, Raf Azzara and Terry Duggan
  • Drums - Lou, John Ward and Marc Turner

Another fine batch of mp3s will soon be uploaded by our Webmaster Ken Cumberlidge, and Peter Harvie’s batch of photos are already posted on Our Facebook page

Our thanks to everyone who helped lay out the tables, chairs and backline, and for staying behind to help stack it all away at the end of the night.

Next time at Leytonstone Blues Jam:
Next week our houseband guest will be another firm favourite in the shape of Conrad Di Ianni, who never fails to put in great performances - so again, please arrive nice and early and grab a seat while you can.

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 night returns this Friday 12th at The Southgate Club when their featured band will be “Connolly Hayes” with fine support from “That Blue Patch” – sounds like a great night awaits. For further details, check out www.stharmonicas.co.uk

On Saturday 13th at The Manor Arms, 150 East India Dock Road, E.14 0BP, that charismatic LBJ favourite Billy Sharpe will be guest of honour with Ronnie Collins’ Last Project playing some old 60 onwards classics. 3.00pm-6.00pm but please use beer-garden entrance after 3.00pm, no charge at the door.

Thanking All Our Jammers & Listeners,

Terry

Latest mp3s
OLD LOVE
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
ROCK ME, BABY
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SHAKIN' ALL OVER
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
TENNESEE WHISKEY
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Mike Dearing [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
COCAINE
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux [Gtr] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
SPINNING WHEEL BLUES
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Kevin Molyneux [Gtr] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / Lou [Drums]
TULANE
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Peter Harvie [Sax] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / Lou [Drums]
KIDDEO
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Raf Azzara [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
AIN'T GONNA BE YOUR MONKEY NO MORE
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Inigo Manby [Gtr] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Raf Azzara [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
IN THE WEE, WEE HOURS
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Raf Azzara [Gtr] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
YOU CAN LOOK, BUT DON'T YOU TOUCH
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Raf Azzara [Gtr] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
HOLD ON
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Richard Stenhouse and Tom [Gtrs] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
GOING DOWN SLOW
Ray Wallen [Harp+Vocals] / Richard Stenhouse and Tom [Gtrs] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
WAITING FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Sam [Violin] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
Billy Sharpe [Gtr+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Sam [Violin] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
GOT MY MOJO WORKING
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Ian Hammond [Gtr] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Lou [Drums]
LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY
Mike Dearing [Gtr+Vocals] / Ian Hammond [Gtr] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Lou [Drums]
NADINE
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Murray [Gtr] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Kyle Parry [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
STOP MESSIN' AROUND
John Parry [Gtr+Vocals] / Murray [Gtr] / Steve Walsh [Keys] / Kyle Parry [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