8:30 - 11:00 EVERY MONDAY
Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, 2 Harvey Rd E11 3DB
Admission: £1 for jammers / £2 for audience
"The Blues is where it's at..."
...and where it's at
 IS HERE !
HERE HERE
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~ ~ March 11th 2019 ~ ~
Our headliners:
DAVE RICHARDS and STEVE TAYLOR
~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of our Head Honcho and Houseband Bassist - Terry Duggan:

A very encouraging turn-out this week saw our houseband guests Dave Richards and Steve Taylor put in excellent performances, which I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Given that he's a regular visitor and a keen supporter of the Leytonstone Blues jam, I was more than happy to agree to Dave's request for a guest-spot with the houseband - even more happy to include the in-demand Steve Taylor at Dave's request. As it transpired, Steve's keyboard-playing was the perfect accompaniment to Dave's highly accomplished guitar-playing - and Steve's synthesised Hammond actually sounded like the real deal IMHO.

Surprisingly, Dave didn't bring anything new within his set-list but having a keyboard-player of Steve Taylor's undoubted ability certainly gave Dave's numbers a different dimension - and even more colour to the stage area (the future looks bright)! We just about managed to squeeze six numbers from oiur guests for the opening set and what was quite noticeable and much appreciated was the perfect sound level. This was maintained throughout the whole evening. We were very pleased to see more of Dave and Steve at the end of the night to play out two closing numbers including "Let The Good Times Roll" - good time were certainly back this week! Our thanks to Dave Richards and Steve Taylor for setting in motion another great night and also for their much appreciated support of the Blues jam!

I was mightily relieved to have our MC Dave Thomas back at the helm after his absence last week. Very pleased also to know that his wife Chrissie is well on the road to recovery after a surgical procedure - get well soon, Chrissie, and we hope to see you back here on stage in the very near future.

It's always nice to see new faces here, especially when one of them is someone who was a fairly regular visitor to our previous venue, so a warm welcome to bass-player Eugene Moses who performed exceptionally well on Phil Hughes' first jam set.

Another newcomer was drummer Raniero who certainly impressed many people. Drummers seem to be coming thick and fast these past few weeks - a far cry from our C&H days when our Reg Patten would often play all night with not a single jamming drummer in the house! With regulars Marc Turner and John Ward we are never short of quality drummers, but to add icing to the cake we were also fortunate to have Phil Overhead here. By the way, Phil hosts a top-notch Blues jam at The Moors Bar in Crouch End every Thursday which is well-worth checking out!

Great to see Malcolm Smith back here once again and also back on form - I had no hesitation in booking him for a shared guests-spot with Phil Hughes early next month.

There was much quality also from our 16 Jammers, so glasses raised everyone - it's time to call...

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Vocals - Jan Fielder
  • Harp+Vocals - Phil Hughes
  • Gtr+Vocals - Malcolm Smith
  • Bass+Vocals - Dave Thomas
  • Sax - Alan Elliot
  • Harp - Ned Phillips
  • Guitar - Chris Greene, Ray Miller, Kevin O'Brien, Richard Stenhouse, Dave Mason and Kevin Molyneux
  • Bass - Richard Stenhouse, Eugene Moses, Steve Taylor and Terry Duggan
  • Drums - John Ward, Marc Turner, Raniero, Phil Overhead and Reg Patten

First of my many thanks go to Jan Fielder, Ernie King and Richard Stenhouse for helping to set up and put away the equipment at the end of the night.

Thanks also to Vera for arranging all the jam-sets and for taking most of this week's photos.

Ernie King's videos can now be viewed on his YouTube channel (see below) plus, our Webmaster Ken Cumberlidge will be uploading a carefully selected batch of mp3 audio tracks very soon.

Next time at Leytonstone Blues Jam:
I'm very pleased to announce that "Boogie-Lightning" Jamie Rowan will be racing back from his Monday session at the Manor Arms to guest with the houseband, Jamie always creates a party atmosphere and next week will be no different, I'm sure! Please arrive nice and early and bring along friends whether they be Jammers or Listeners.

Something for the weekend:
There will be more quality Blues at St Harmonica's Blues Club on Friday 15th March when "Out To Lunch" will be performing two full sets - I'm hoping to get along to see my old mate Alan Marshall's band ! Half time support comes from terrific acoustic guitarist and singer Steve Ingrey playing alongside his collaborator 'Harmonica' Dave Barton. For further details, please VISIT THE ST. HARMONICA'S WEBPAGE

On Saturday at The Manor Arms, 150 East India Dock Road, E14 there will be more talent on show when Davide Sanna will be guesting with Ronnie Collins' Last Project. 3pm-6pm, no charge at the door at this very friendly and lively little pub.

Thanking all our Jammers and Listeners,

Terry

Latest Video Footage
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Latest mp3s
BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
DON'T WASTE MY TIME
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
RECONSIDER, BABY
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
SERVES ME RIGHT TO SUFFER
Dave Richards [Gtr+Vocals] / Steve Taylor [Keys] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
SUMMERTIME
Jan Fielder [Vocals] / Chris Greene and Ray Miler [Gtrs] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Jan Fielder [Vocals] / Chris Greene and Ray Miler [Gtrs] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / John Ward [Drums]
BRAND NEW COMPANION
Dave Thomas [Bass+Vocals] / Kevin O'Brien and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Marc Turner [Drums]
BOOGIE WOOGIE ALL NIGHT LONG
Dave Thomas [Bass+Vocals] / Kevin O'Brien and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Ned Phillips [Harp] / Marc Turner [Drums]
LITTLE BY LITTLE
Phil Hughes [Harp+Vocals] / Dave Mason and Kevin Molyneux [Gtrs] / Eugene Moses [Bass] / Raniero [Drums]
TOO MANY DRIVERS
Phil Hughes [Harp+Vocals] / Dave Mason and Kevin Molyneux [Gtrs] / Eugene Moses [Bass] / Raniero [Drums]
T-BONE SHUFFLE
Malcolm Smith [Gtr+Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Alan Elliot [Sax] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
ROLLING MAN
Malcolm Smith [Gtr+Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Alan Elliot [Sax] / Richard Stenhouse [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD
Phil Hughes [Harp+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
BORN IN CHICAGO
Phil Hughes [Harp+Vocals] / Chris Greene [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
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The man who started it all...
Our founder: RAY BARTRIP - 1947-2010
RAY BARTRIP:  1947 - 2010