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 13th 2024 ~ ~
DAVE RICHARDS and STEVE WALSH
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~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of resident saxman and photo-hound, Peter Harvie:

A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had at the jam this week, with every set doing justice to the blues and some top class performances.

Only two bass players in the room in the form of Dave Taylor and Mike Dearing, who were worked hard with Mike nursing his sore thumb by the end of the evening. Mike put the sets together while I signed people in and sorted things out. This meant I wasn’t able to take the photographs but Billy Sharpe stepped in and took excellent shots, which can be enjoyed on Our Facebook page - thanks, Billy.

Headliners Dave Richards and Steve Walsh were impressive, as you would expect, and gave us six numbers which the audience thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. Highlights were ‘Jesse James’, ‘Mean old world’ and ‘Key to the Highway’. Dave’s singing and playing and Steve’s keywork was great.

Then followed 18 jammers delivering great blues/rock 'n' roll in 6 sets, with plenty of listeners. The first jammers were Billy Sharpe, Dave Taylor on bass, Mike on Guitar, John Ward on drums and myself on Sax. With an appreciative audience ‘Bright lights, big city’ came to Walthamstow.

Set 2 saw Bo on vocals and harp, Kevin on guitar, John Ward on drums and Ian Hammond on guitar. I particularly enjoyed ‘Crawling King Snake’. A great set thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Set 3 included my favourite blues soul singer Ray Wallen, with Raf on guitar, Mike on Bass, Phil on drums and Chris on guitar. A tremendous set with Ray singing ‘Whiskey and women’ and a medley that morphed into ‘Walking the dog’, but it was ‘Don’t lie to me’ that was for me a highlight of the evening, with Phil giving a drum solo and then Chris played a hot fast blistering guitar solo. Tremendous!

Ray stayed on stage for set 4, with Steve Walsh on keyboard, Dave Taylor on bass, Kevin Molyneux on guitar and Mark Turner on drums. Another super set - well it couldn’t go wrong with this line up. One of my favourite songs from this set was ‘Sweet as a flower’.

Set 5 brought Dave, Ned on harp, Steve on keys, Ian Hammond and Inigo Manby on guitar, Mark Turner on drums and Mike singing three songs which the audience enthusiastically enjoyed, including ‘My driving wheel’, with Ned giving us great harp.

Set 6 saw Ray back singing a song I hadn’t heard before - ‘Wake up’, which I particularly liked. Accompanying Ray were John Ward on drums, Chris on guitar, Murray on guitar and Mike on bass with Murray giving a very nice solo.

Time then ran out and our headliners returned asking us to ‘Reconsider Baby’. Well I consider the evening to be a success, and thanks to all who played and our listeners.

No MP3’s this week because we didn’t have Terry’s mobile recording gadget with us.

It wasn’t the same without Terry and Vera, but they will be back next week - hurrah! - after their much needed break so all will be as it should again. Our guest artists next week will be Steve Tolton and Russ Cottee.

Time to call…

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Harp+Vocals - Bo and Ray Wallen
  • Guitar+Vocals - Dave Richards, Billy Sharpe and Mike Dearing
  • Guitar - Dave Richards, Billy Sharpe, Mike Dearing, Inigo Manby, Murray, Ian Hammond, Tom Urwin and Chris Greene
  • Sax - Peter Harvie
  • Harp - Ned Phillips
  • Bass - Mike Dearing and Dave Taylor
  • Drums - John Ward, Marc Turner and Phil Overhead

Thanks to all our listeners and players,
Peter

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