We arrived at the pub to find it raining in the hall! Buckets had been surreptitiously placed to catch the water as it dripped onto the dance floor and stage. Warning signs were used to stop patrons falling AOT when walking to the toilet, which is still situated off the hall while we await the repair of the saloon bar toilets which have been out of action for over a year! Personally I think it would be better to demolish the whole building and start again Unperturbed, 14 jammers and our guest artist Jimmy 'C' battled on, making for a very enjoyable evening of blues.
House band: Jimmy 'C' [gtr+vocals] / John Edmonds [gtr] / Terry Duggan and Richard Stenhouse [bass] and Reg Patten [drums]
The Roll Of Honour:
What a joy to see Tony Myers back at the Coach after a long absence.
Highlight of the night for me was to see our boss Terry get up on stage and play the first song. There is something magic when Terry and Reg hold down the rhythm section. Well done, Terry, lets hope you're back in the house band full time before very long.
As always, Jimmy performed an excellent set, smiling throughout each song as only he can. All blues standards this week so no need for any homework!
Reg was delighted to see we had a drummer this week, so - unlike over the past few weeks - he was able to have a well earned break. Slightly light on vocalists though, so thanks to Mark Sibley for performing two sets.
Jan Fielder added a new song to her repertoire: "I Just Want To Make Love To You". I remember when I started singing 14 years ago at the Half Moon Bishop Storford, my only song was "Kansas City" and I sang it for about six weeks before adding a new song. Keep it up, Jan - you'll have a full repertoire before long.
Five jam-sets this week, led by Jan, Mark Sibley, Saifu and myself. There was just time at the end of the night for Jimmy to get up for one last song - and again Terry joined us on bass. All in all, a very enjoyable evening with some good blues being played by all.
As ever, Video footage will be appearing on Ernie King's YouTube channel (below left) and the C&H channel (below centre). Photos in the rolling slideshow below and mp3s in the audio player panel - and of course, don't forget our facebook page (below right).
Next week we have John Crowther and Dave Thomas as our guest artists, so it shoud be another good evening.
Thanks for supporting the jam - see you all soon!
C+H Blues Jam
C+H Blues Jam