What a start to 2017.
The first Tracks jam of the year kicked the 2017 calendar off in style. Hosted by Louisa Sadler and Dickie Hartt (Don't Lose Heart) a packed house enjoyed great performances from some inspired combinations of musicians, including Paul Tinkler and Phil Selby who turned up to join in the fun.
The raffle to win tickets for the opening show of the 2017 Dereham Blues Festival to see Andy Fairweather Lowe and the Lowriders with support from Dove and Boweevil, gave us an unexpected moment of mirth when Doreen realised that she was holding the winning ticket upside down!
Photos and videos to follow soon.
Christmas and New Year Jams 2016
What fantastic festive treats we enjoyed at the two December jams! Lauren and Mark jammed versions of their Dove and Boweevil repertoire with the Shunters in front of a packed Tracks for our Christmas party. Thank you to all the jammers, helpers and blues fans who made this such a memorable night.
Luke Arnold ably assisted by Andrew Walker on guitar made sure that the "Twixmas" jam at the Walnut Tree Shades was a fitting way to see out 2016. It was great to see so many NBS faces and an excellent night was enjoyed by all.
Sad news of the passing of Robin Elvin
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DEREHAM BLUES FESTIVAL WEBSITE IS NOW SHOWING lots of pictures of the event
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Phil Selby Hosts Fourth NBS Jam 20/06/2012
Tracks at North Elmham was jumping again last night. Great to see Dave Thomas take a turn himself as a jammer, (this time on six string bass!) having done a brilliant job hosting the first three jams. This time, the session was hosted by Phil Selby of the Keno Kings and Dr Misfit. Inevitably the evening had a different flavour, more often reflecting a slightly rockier side of the blues while still accommodating the traditional nuances in the slower more reflective numbers.
An excellent turnout again of top players plus a growing audience. The more energetic of the latter taking themselves upstairs to boogie the night away to the amazing quality of music being pumped out by the stunningly talented players. It is hard to quantify just how much talent was in that room with the likes of John William and Mark Howes on Guitars - not to mention the Shunters Blues Band regulars Andy Cooper on Keys, Geoff Cooper on Drums and Stew Aitken on bass keeping it all together - just felt privileged to have been there.
Other talented players making the night a really entertaining event were:
Roger James (Sax), Dickie Hartt (Guitar), Louisa Sadler (Bass) Nigel Hawketts (Bass), John Vasco (Guitar), Mike Flowerday (Bass), Simon Whitney (Guitar, Vocals and Harp), Trevor Kirby (Drums), John Lawson (Bass), Sam the 'Stratman' (Guitar), Andy Walker (Guitar), Tracy (guitar).
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Photos will be on soon, catch this video in the mean time of Phil Selby singing You're Sweet at the gig (Thanks to Andy Walker for this video)
This is it the new website 20/06/2012
The public pages were published in time for the second NBS Jam. This was held at The Swan, Harleston on the 25th May. Some regular faces from the Tracks jams were there along with folk from the Harleston area. Standard of play was no less with the usual spatterings of magic moments that we are coming to expect from our gatherings. Many thanks go to Dave Thomas who has been our man on the mike hosting our first three events.
Very much appreciated Dave
Second NBS Jam at Tracks, North Elmham 16/05/2012
Wow, The potential evident at the first jam session really delivered with stunning interaction from some of Norfolk's top players - Where else could you expect to see Paul Tinkler and Dave Thomas playing together in an amazing blues guitar dialogue finale. A brilliant end to an amazing evening of live talent.
The NBS team want to thank everyone who played, simply brill!
First ever NBS Jam Tracks 11/04/2012
Nervous excited no-one knowing what to expect ,,,,,,,,felt a bit like the start of a spaghetti movie, eyes watching who came through the door, - What instrument had they got? Was it all going to work? Would folk stay?
Despite a few holdups with the change over of players and tuning instruments, it all turned out to be a brilliant start with huge potential for the live blues scene in Norfolk.The host for this jam, Dave Thomas, set everyone at ease, even though he set a high standard. Everyone relaxed, the atmosphere warmed and the music got hot.