South West Jam - Factory Studios (Bristol) Edition - 8th June 2019

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edited April 16 in Events
Where? Factory Studios - Bristol
When? 8th June 2019
Time? 11am - 6pm(ish)
Cost? £27

Please make a PayPal payment to jamsouthwest.tfb@musician.org and PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR tFB MONIKER & PAYMENT REFERENCE OF "BRISTOL" IN THE NOTES

We are relaunching the all new official Western Jam - original discussion (now closed) can be found here: http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/138167/jam-day-factory-studios-bristol-western-jam-edition-8th-june-2019/p1

This session is particularly aimed at newcomers to Jams, beginners and those that haven't played live before - there will be experienced guys on hand to help you through it and it's much less stressful than you think!

Totally stress and pressure free environment - the atmosphere is nothing but amazing - a really supportive day getting you up and running, having fun, playing and chatting about gear. A chance to try some cool amps & some great guitars & maybe learn a new trick or two! 

We hope to have a pro drummer for the day!!!!! 

Official Jam Session slots restricted to 25 so get in quick! 

We can accommodate about 35 in total - but can only guarantee that the first 25 will get the chance to play in the official session -  there will be other rooms available for informal jams, trying gear and generally hanging out. If any of our marvellous makers or businesses would like to come along and show their wares you are more than welcome!

Go!
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    edited June 4
    Confirmed Attendees:

    (NP = Not Paid; P = Paid)

    Main Session
    1 - mart (P)
    2 - uncledick (P)
    3 - MagicPigDetective (P)
    4 - Legionreturns (P)
    5 - roberty (P)
    6 - markblagdon (P)
    7 - TimmyO (P)
    8 - Vibetronic (P)
    9 - Brocco (P)
    10 - clarkfan (P)
    11 - spark240 (P)
    12 - nickos236 (P)
    13 - Bernie (P)
    14
    15


    Organisers
    1 - Brocco 
    2 - fandango
    3 - robwright - venue liaison
    4 - Legionreturns
    5 - roberty - live room equipment and recording coordinator
    6 - spark240 - master of ceremonies


    Others
    1 - Funkfingers
    2
    3
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    ...
    Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him ~ James Allen
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4510
    The song list Discussion for Factory Studios, Bristol can be found here. 

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/152258/2019-tfb-western-jam-song-list-discussion#latest
    Be seeing you.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @FastEddie and @robwright@ added

    Welcome!
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1375
    @MagicPigDetective has joined the party as a paid-up member. Thanks.
    We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too." JF Kennedy 1963.

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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 6000
    I'm not a newbie to jams in the slightest, but I find myself with a free weekend and you appear to have spaces. 

    I quite fancy the idea of attending a jam as a punter for a change, although obviously I'd be more than happy to help out if I can be useful. 

    I'll also happily car share with / drive the lovely @Alnico there. 

    Primarily, as I get to do this quite a lot, I'd be happy to bass / sing to fill in gaps and only sign up for guitar if you're short numbered. 

    Does that sound ok? If so, I'll ping you some PayPals / Welsh dollars or whatever the currency is in Bristol. 

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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4479
    I'm not a newbie to jams in the slightest, but I find myself with a free weekend and you appear to have spaces. 

    I quite fancy the idea of attending a jam as a punter for a change, although obviously I'd be more than happy to help out if I can be useful. 

    I'll also happily car share with / drive the lovely @Alnico there. 

    Primarily, as I get to do this quite a lot, I'd be happy to bass / sing to fill in gaps and only sign up for guitar if you're short numbered. 

    Does that sound ok? If so, I'll ping you some PayPals / Welsh dollars or whatever the currency is in Bristol. 
    Yes please !
    That would be awesome, thank you.

    We're not taking a lot of gear, just a guitar each and some other bits.
    Learn the riff, but learn from the riff.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @Legionreturns - sounds perfect - great to have you onboard!  It sounds like you have the knowledge & experience to help with set-up in the main room?
    Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him ~ James Allen
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 6000
    Brocco said:
    @Legionreturns - sounds perfect - great to have you onboard!  It sounds like you have the knowledge & experience to help with set-up in the main room?
    Cool. 

    I've pinged you some dollars.

    Happy to help with any setups. If there's any kit you need let me know. 

    I have a LOT of stuff! 

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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    Thank you - you can be certain we will be in touch!
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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1225
    I'm thinking I could help out with this. I've got a high vocal range and can play guitar and bass to a professional standard. Could maybe plug some gaps in the set. I've got a couple of nice guitar amps and an army of fuzz pedals. Also I can do live sound. Based in Bristol 
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @roberty - welcome & thank you for your kind offer to help out, that is hugely appreciated!  I have added you to both the list of attendees (payment details in the first post of this discussion) and to the list or organisers
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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1225
    Brocco said:
    @roberty - welcome & thank you for your kind offer to help out, that is hugely appreciated!  I have added you to both the list of attendees (payment details in the first post of this discussion) and to the list or organisers
    Cool no probs, sent :-) should be a good laugh
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 832
    edited March 19

    Looking forward to this but also a bit nervous; I haven't played guitar with a band for at least 15 years, and before that it was mostly messing around with mates, and I've never met any of you before! I'll do my best to stay relaxed and not get hung up on any mistakes or if I play badly. However I need to do something like this to get me out of my home playing rut.

    Not sure what to do about choosing a song, any general advice? 

    I'm thinking it should be not too obscure, something most are familiar with playing, not too difficult, and singable - so for example whilst it would be cool to do a Soundgarden song, they have complex arrangements, time signatures and alternate tuning and must be so hard to sing, so would not be a good choice.


    PS I can't sing well.

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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @MagicPigDetective - rest assured you will be in very good company! For example prior to June 2017 I had never played live with a band or attended a jam! Since then I have attended three tFB jams and can honestly say that you have nothing at all to fear and everything to gain, as these events are as supportive and non-judgemental as it is possible to be. There is absolutely no pressure, no judgement, only encouragement!

    You could go so many ways on songs: for example you might like to suggest a track where you are the sole (riff-based) guitarist (something like Your Touch by Black Keys or Hands Open by Snow Patrol), tracks with multi guitar parts such as Layla or a track such as Get Back where rhythm and lead duties can be assigned or shared between two guitarists.

    There really is no right or wrong. It is usual for a song nominee to get first dibs on their preferred guitar part, but also for the same track to be played multiple times if demand dictates. It also tends to be the case that songs with limited support get dropped, and also, we sometimes get a little carried away and can overlook the fact that someone has to sing, so the range of the vocalists who will be there can also influence what gets onto the final playlist.

    Bottom line: suggest away and let's see where we end up!    
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4510
    MagicPigDetective said:
    Not sure what to do about choosing a song, any general advice? 
    Think up two shortlists of songs - some that you are confident that you could perform on the day, others that will stretch your abilities a bit. Maybe, even, jot down a few possibilities that you imagine are beyond you but you fancy having a try anyhow.

    Remember, the objective is for session attendees to have an enjoyable day, playing music together. It is not a contest.

    Periodically check the Bristol Western Jam songlist Discussion. You may find other subscriber’s song nominations appealing. If you see songs that you would like to participate in, make it known.

    Ideally, all attendees support each other. You play rhythm guitar for somebody on one song. Somebody plays rhythm guitar when you take your turn on lead.

    You get the general idea. 


    Be seeing you.
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  • Thanks @Brocco and @Funkfingers , I’ll get my thinking hat on and come up with some suggestions soon. 
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  • DrJazzTapDrJazzTap Frets: 1096
    Sounds interesting! I live near Bristol, like others havent played live in a decade and have never thought about a jam session. Preconceptions and all that jazz. I'm a bit brassic until next week - payday, best mates wedding, kitchen deposit and all nonsense.
    I would love to change my username, but I fully understand the T&C's (it was an old band nickname). So please feel free to call me Dave.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @DrJazzTap welcome!

    I have added you to the list of brave souls!
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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 90
    @Brocco @Funkfingers ;- can I be a tentative / others please? 
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4510
    Speak to the organ grinders. I am just the (song list) monkey.
    Be seeing you.
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1375
    TADodger said:
    @Brocco @Funkfingers ;- can I be a tentative / others please? 
    Of course you can.

    Just grease the palm of the great Treasurer yonder ... via paypal ..... jamsouthwest.tfb@musician.org
    We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too." JF Kennedy 1963.

    For Sale: Apple MacBook Pro (http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/133742/fs-apple-macbook-pro-15-retina-995?new=1)
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1375
    Welcome to both @Legionreturns and @roberty ;, who have cunningly handed some dosh over to the Great Treasurer, in return for the honourable privilege of playing guitar with @Brocco


    We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too." JF Kennedy 1963.

    For Sale: Apple MacBook Pro (http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/133742/fs-apple-macbook-pro-15-retina-995?new=1)
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    payment status has been updated accordingly! 
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 411
    Unfortunately my drummer friend can't do it; when I first asked him it was going to be in May, and he can't do the new date in June. I have also massively ballsed up and almost certainly won't be able to come myself...we were offered free tickets to see Metallica in Ireland and accepted gratefully - without noticing the date, which is of course 8th June, and it's now looking like we're planning it into a week away. I hadn't put it in the calendar. Really sorry - I will definitely make sure I attend the next one, and will get onto booking the next smaller jam in Cheltenham. 
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @TADodger added to 'Others'
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    Does anyone know a Keys player who may be interested in joining our merry band?
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    welcoming @markblagdon ;
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4479
    I can say with some confidence that Audrey ( @Route66 ) won't be joining us.

    There's too much going on here that month, she has something up here to attend with ex-clubbing friends and as I'm travelling with @Legionreturns, she said to go and enjoy myself and she'll catch the next Jam down the line.

    So I'll be there with Chris for the day and helping in whatever way I can.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    spark240 has kindly asked me to pencil him in for on the day master of ceremonies duties - list updated accordingly
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