Last week’s Jam: Up and Down Sort of a Sesh…

Another warmish day, coldish beer, drunks on the balcony and the Jazz too ran hot and cold all day. Not a bad turn out as it happens, with upwards of thirty peeps there at some stage or other, and quite a few more wandering in later. The food looks increasingly enticing as Murilo the Brazilian Chef settles in, and the beer is always good…

After giving the sound system a big wrap last week (as good as it has ever been), the Captain sensibly (is that a first?) decided to set it up exactly the same. Needless to say, it was nowhere near as good, even after we had got the Behringer foldback to work, if that is the right word for a Behringer, which it probably isn’t…

What did work was a sweet set by Susie towards the close: her singing continues to improve. Apparently “practice” has something to do with it. Susie is sending me a copy of the video her friend took so we can put it in the Jammers Newsletter

Aren’t you, Susie??

Why does a tune go off one week, and then go off in the opposite direction the next week? Probably because we gave Laurie a bit of a plug for Memories of Tomorrow last week. Didn’t work as well – suspects include the tempo, and the Baritone, which is a monster to play at the best of times. Ten points for trying, plus another 9 for Birks Works, which again had tempo problems but was a hell of a lot of fun.

Just to make sure he was a total disaster, I commented to Dave the Bass that his playing was getting better and better. This cunning plan didn’t work, as his playing was better and better again.. That’s four betters in two weeks. Good Grief!

After Russell, Sala, and Michael Findlay back after a long spell in the paddock, John Perri played beautifully (as John Perri can..) Got a little bit excited towards the end, but great to see him back.

Singers included Jane and the Debster, Kevin smooth and I am not sure who else. All hampered a little by the sound, but all good. Jane has a Featured SInger set coming up soon. Watch this space.

I haven’t much mentioned Huich (violin), back after a break, Neil, Fermin and Gene from New Jersey on guitars, Pete and Dan on bass. And I won’t – they all leave me lost for words. Good rhythm section…

So… next week rolls around: are ya comin’ or what?

Next Jam Session will be on Sunday 17th March, starting at 4.00pm

The Junktion Hotel, 99 High Street, South Kew – the Hotel is on the corner of Kew Junction. Public parking is available on Studley Park Road, or behind the Mercedes dealer/behind the High Street Shops off Fenton Street from High St, Kew.

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