No, not the strawberry or raspberry preserve, but a meet up of board folk for a day of playing and social.
The emphasis of this Jam is newcomers, those with less experience or none at all. However all levels of experience very much welcome.@Octatonic
has very kindly volunteered to play drums, and I will do my fair share on Bass to make sure there is a back line.
If there is a keys player who wants to come along then very welcome also.
When? September - date to be finalised
Where? Quad studios, Leicester@Alnico
will be in charge of what we are playing, who and when on the day. (Hope you don't mind chap!)
I will run logistics and do the booking when the time comes and is fixed
This thread is to register interest, chat through details and ideas, and to let you all know when and where it is happening.
I must emphasise that this is a friendly meet up where beginners and those with no experience of playing live or with other musicians are given an opportunity to come along and learn some stuff and get some valuable experience.
There will be no sniggering and pointing, and no dick-waving. It's hard enough for folks to have the balls to turn up and play let alone get sniggered at. Any sniggering or derisory comments and I will personally beat the culprit myself with the blunt end of a Telecaster!
So, if you are experienced and want to come along and impart some knowledge, share your skills and help others out then you are incredibly welcome and will be received with open arms.
If you are a newbie, not confident, have no experience and scared rigid by the idea of a load of us in a room watching you play for the first time - please please do come along. We have all been where you are without exception. Even if you know 3 chords badly, we will work out something and get you playing along.
I am sure plenty of gear will be brought along, which means it might also be good for less confident folks to try out some other kit (owner permitting!) and see what they think to it.
The good folk at D'Addario have agreed to send along a care package (strings, possibly t-shirts and a bunch of other "stuff") for attendees. One reason for this is that if some folk are doing walkthroughs of setting up a guitar etc, it's going to be grease the wheels to have plenty of sets of strings kicking around without people being forced to go and buy some.
Another reason is...well, it's nice, and anything that doesn't get used from the box will be spread amongst anyone who's still there at the end of the day.
Show your appreciation, and give 'em a click right here...