Jam day - Factory Studios - BRISTOL - WESTERN JAM Edition - 8th June 2019

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  • JasonJason Frets: 505
    @Bridgehouse thanks for letting me know, its in the diary (Apple tell me this is also the Queen's Birthday, so count me in unless I get an invite to the party at palace)
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  • @Bridgehouse - stick me on the list for this please.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 18168
    TADodger said:
    @Bridgehouse - stick me on the list for this please.
    Done
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @TADodger - great to have you onboard for this. Looking forward to catching up at Quad!
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  • @Brocco - We have family in Bristol, so it seemed remiss not to Ian. Yes, it will be good to catch up and Leicester has some good new songs on the list.
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  • martmart Frets: 3310
    Ok, I’ll join in with this. I could even contribute some more distinctly average bass playing if that’d be helpful.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @mart, great to have you onboard. There is usually plenty of scope at these events to have a go at most things, so am sure you will have the opportunity to play some bass if you would like to. 

    All - please look out for more communication in the New Year.
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  • @Brocco - keep the updates coming mate. I'm not local, but in Bristol on and off, so if I can help, let me know..

    Tim
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  • uncledickuncledick Frets: 280
    This looks like being my nearest FB event.  Could someone explain the basic setup - or point me to a link.  Do we just turn up? What do we bring? Do we know in advance what we might be playing?  Does everyone stay for the duration? etc etc
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4504
    uncledick said:
    This looks like being my nearest FB event. Could someone explain the basic setup - or point me to a link.  Do we just turn up? What do we bring? Do we know in advance what we might be playing?  Does everyone stay for the duration? etc etc
    Judging by the opening post of this Discussion, @Brocco and @fandango are the people who may be able to enlighten you. 

    Judging by the second post, nobody who has expressed an interest in attending has pre-paid the necessary £27 fee. 

    Debate about possible material to be performed appeared to peter out last October. 

    Thread starter and former-organiser, Bridgehouse, got royally pissed off with being taken for granted in early December and absented himself. (I may have contributed to this but have been too wrapped up in my own problems to notice until this week.) 

    The foundation for events such as this are a good drummer and bass guitarist. I am uncertain about who amongst the Confirmed Attendees are bassists and would have the time, patience or inclination to learn the proper bass lines for whatever songs end up on the agreed play list. Less experienced attendees will probably be depending on the jam session performances conforming fairly closely to the famous recorded versions of the material in question.

    Without Bridgehouse (or somebody very like him), the entire edifice is in danger of collapse. 








    Be seeing you.
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1375
    uncledick said:
    This looks like being my nearest FB event. Could someone explain the basic setup - or point me to a link.  Do we just turn up? What do we bring? Do we know in advance what we might be playing?  Does everyone stay for the duration? etc etc
    Judging by the opening post of this Discussion, @Brocco and @fandango are the people who may be able to enlighten you. 

    Judging by the second post, nobody who has expressed an interest in attending has pre-paid the necessary £27 fee. 

    Debate about possible material to be performed appeared to peter out last October. 

    Thread starter and former-organiser, Bridgehouse, got royally pissed off with being taken for granted in early December and absented himself. (I may have contributed to this but have been too wrapped up in my own problems to notice until this week.) 

    The foundation for events such as this are a good drummer and bass guitarist. I am uncertain about who amongst the Confirmed Attendees are bassists and would have the time, patience or inclination to learn the proper bass lines for whatever songs end up on the agreed play list. Less experienced attendees will probably be depending on the jam session performances conforming fairly closely to the famous recorded versions of the material in question.

    Without Bridgehouse (or somebody very like him), the entire edifice is in danger of collapse. 




    The event is in June 2019, and was announced 10 months in advance, to give everyone plenty of notice.

    We haven’t sorted payment provision yet.

    As for song choice, we never really got this started, but once someone has paid they would be able to suggest their three songs. We would start a separate thread for that. It’s a bit premature to be talking songs without having paid.

    I agree that a drummer and bass are key, and appreciate the greater challenge is finding a bass player/players. 

    However, both @brocco and I would like to see/hear far more interest in this Bristol jam now that we’re into 2019.

    And we would like others to step up and help out with organisation, please. It would make the jam better.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @uncledick - these events combine an agreed running order in a live room based on a track list agreed by those who are participating songs with onformal opportunities to jam informally in other rooms. There is usually no difficulty in finding willing bass players or attracting a (paid) drummer. I have found these events to be friendly and supportive, and @fandango and I remain keen to see this event happen. Hope you decde to join us!
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    Apologies for the sloppiness...
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 832
    edited January 23
    Put my name down, sounds great. It's four hours away but I can stay with my bro in Cardiff. Not jammed for many years, put me in the lack of experience category!
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @MagicPigDetective - great to have you onboard, you are sure to enjoy yourself! 
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  • nickpnickp Frets: 158
    I'm selfishly just putting a marker on this thread as I've just found it - it depends if I'm here or away abroad with family stuff - great idea tho folks

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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    thanks Nick - would you prefer to be first name down on the reserve list or have your name added to the the main session list?
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  • nickpnickp Frets: 158
    Brocco said:
    thanks Nick - would you prefer to be first name down on the reserve list or have your name added to the the main session list?


    within a couple of day's I'll know if we are here or away - got to go to the US for a graduation thing - I'll let you know

    cheers
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  • nickpnickp Frets: 158
    @Brocco ; - sorry will have to give a miss as get back from this trip on the 9th :(  
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    Things have been a little quiet on this thread for a while, and thought now that we are only 3 months away out from the first official tFB jam in the West Country, we need to get a move on!  There are three points/actions we are requesting your help with:

    1. request that everyone who currently has their name down for this event reconfirms that you are still up for it and submits payment of £27 to @fandango by emailing: jamsouthwest.tfb@musician.org

    2. we need about 25 paying players for this event to be viable - request your help in getting the word out to anyone you know who may be interested/close enough

    3. we all want these events to be enjoyable, but these events don't run themselves - currently we don't have enough volunteers - please consider stepping forward as this is a not-for-profit event run by volunteers!
      
     
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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 90
    Hi @Brocco - I can't recall if you have seen my thread in OT, but I have surgery scheduled for 25th March and a pretty long recovery period which initially will limit my ability to help, but, being stuck at home, if I can help with any telephone arranging etc from early May, then please let me know. 

    I'm not sure if I will be up to attending by the 8th June, but if I am able I will come along.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    @TADodger - wishing you the very best, take care
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 8021
    Thanks @Brocco ; I'd pretty much forgotten this. What started as Worcester seems to have moved down to Bristol so that's a bit far for me so my apologies. 
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  • DrCorneliusDrCornelius Frets: 1145
    Thanks @Brocco but unfortunately we are going to be in Spain that week now.  I did message someone involved a few weeks back to let them know and apologise.  Believe me though when I say that I'm doing all of your ears a favour :-)
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  • FastEddieFastEddie Frets: 68
    Please put a slot for myself. 
    I'm new to jam's so will be fun. Can you please PM me the paypal address.

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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 239
    @Brocco aaah bugger!  I'm sorry man, I completely forgot about this, I'm not going to be in the country I'm afraid.  Massive apologies.
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  • BroccoBrocco Frets: 39
    thank you @FastEddie, you are confirmed as attendee #1!

    Subs can be paid by sending an email to: jamsouthwest.tfb@musician.org
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  • mudslide73mudslide73 Frets: 1860
    @Brocco I think when I expressed an interest in this the event was going to be in Worcester - it's a bit of a jaunt for me now. As I play out a lot anyway it'd be better for someone else to have my slot anyway too. Apologies for hogging a slot.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 4479
    I appear to be still listed as "Jam Support".

    I also appear to be better at adulting now than I have been previously so I'll do my best to lend any online support I can between now and the day and I'll do my best to attend.

    I won't be *performing* in any way except to back people up if needed and if I can pull it together by June I might try to find a space on the day where I can teach a small group for an hour if that's a popular idea?

    I need to start getting out again.
    Apparently an essential part of adulting is to let other people see you from time to time.

    I'll do what I can.
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