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Jams (last update 18 June 2014)

We try our best to stay up to date but jams can come and go quite quickly so we recommend you CHECK WITH THE VENUE/ ORGANISERS if planning a visit.

Starting a jam? Know some of the info here is wrong?
Let our Jams Editor know: steviejams@bluesinlondon.com

Jams below are WEEKLY, unless stated otherwise.
Get in touch with London jammers at the London Blues Jams forum.

MONDAYS

NEW Charlie Wrights Music Lounge, 45 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6DA. "osted by Andrew Knightley & CJ Beats. All musicians & vocalists welcome to come along and jam with some of London's finest musicians"

NEW The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, Finsbury Park (just opp tube station) N4 2DH
0207 619 3639. "Drivin' South" host, players of all levels are welcome. The Bullet provides the bare bones of a drum kit so breakables need to be brought.
No keyboards or harp amp supplied.

Jam-Pact @ The Royal Oak, 45 Oak Avenue, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3NR.
www.jam-pact.com

The Talbot, 2 Tyrwhitt Rd, London, Greater London SE4 1QG 020 Tel: 020 8692 2665

The Three Wishes, 122/126 High Street, Edgeware, HA8 7EL.
" We have a jam every Monday in Edgware and would love to be listed on your website. It is not strictly blues but does include a great deal of blues tunes and players. It is a pretty well established jam having run for a few years in the area." http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jans-North-London-Jam/183362331674377.

Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar
20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube) 9pm-12:45ish 020 7287 0514
Very popular night. Get there early or you’ll have to queue just to get in.

Windsor Castle 358 Carshalton Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3PT 020 8669 1191. Robin Bibi is your host, first Monday of every month.
www.robinbibiband.co.uk/jam.htm

TUESDAYS

Alleycat Club, 4 Denmark Street, London WC2N 8LP The Iko's New Orleans Music Shop, hosted by Dom & The Iko's. "A fortnightly jam of all things Louisianan at the famous Alleycat Club. Players jam out on the music of Dr John, Professor Longhair, Earl King, Huey "Piano" Smith, etc. Plenty of brass jammers along with guitars, singers, piano players, and all the usual. With DJ Lil' Koko spinning classic New Orleans vinyl in between". Alternate Tuesdays. £4 door, free to jammers. http://www.alleycatbar.co.uk/events/the-ikos-new-orleans-music-shop-19/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/215665991789891/

The North Star Pub, 43 The Broadway, Ealing Broadway, London W5 5JN
House band w/ keyboards and/or guitar, bass, drums and occasionaly guest vocalists. Blues, Jazz-funk and anything groove based. All musicians of are welcome. The house band plays from 830 to 915 then the jam starts from 930 till 1100. www.facebook.com/EalingJam

The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road East Croydon CR0 6BR (Tel. 020 8686 6023)
Hosted by Buffalo Bill Smith (BB's Blues) & Roger Wagner (Birdogg/Smokey Mokes) Drums/PA/Backline provided. All standards accommodated.

'Round Midnight Bar, 13 Liverpool Rd, Islington, N1 0RW www.myspace.com/roundmidnightbar

Spice of Life 6 Moor St., W1D 5NA 8-11pm 0207 437 7013
Dove Jones runs a tight ship at this central London basement venue, which attracts hordes of listeners as well as players. £3 listeners £2 Jammers.

Hot Hob jam at SEAXE Music Bar (formerly Pam’s Bar), adjacent to the Essex Arms, Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5HA 8:45pm-midnight-ish
Good beer and a good crowd at this lively night, an Essex institution, run by John Edmonds. Harmonica amp often provided. £1 for jammers, £2 for punters 01277 201164
www.myspace.com/hothobjam

WEDNESDAYS

The Archangel, 11-13 Kensington High Street, W8 5NP 020 7938 4137. 7:3- -1:00am Run by Dove Jones from Tuesdays Spice of Life jam. Musicians free, guests £5

Three Travellers Wood Lane Dagenham, Essex RM10 7DS. Full Back Line with keys and P.A. 9.00 - 11.30 pm

The Good Intent Crown Hill Upshire EN9 3SZ Monthly. full back line and drums provided http://www.facebook.com/thegoodintentcrownhill

Alley Cat Bar, Denmark Street (formerly 'Peter Parkers' - under the Fender shop, in what used to be the basement of Regent Sound Studios). 9pm - 12am and will be free entry to musicians, and £2 to other people. Sam Hare hosts

Musicians Jam Network, at The Hamlet Bar, Edgar Kail Way, Dog Kennel Hill, SE22 8BD. Folk/blues/gospel thing, maybe with some South African Jazz, with resident bass & drums, bass & guitar amps & PA & mic supplied

The Jolly Coopers 80 Wheelers Lane Epsom Surrey 01372 723222
First Wednesday of every month

The Unicorn, 227 Camden Rd, NW1 9AA. Monthly jam (see website for dates). Hosted by the Dalston Blues. All jammers welcome, all styles appreciated, but ego's must stay at home. Bring your own instrument or sticks as the back line provided. www.unicorblues.webs.com email unicornbluesnrock@yahoo.co.uk tel. 020 7485 3073

The Coach & Horses, 391 High Road Leyton, London E10 5NA. Adm. £1 for players, £2 for listeners, 8.30-11.30 pm.
Terry Duggan & Stevie King, former organisers of the long-running Heathcote Blues Jam in Leytonstone in their new venue. Each week a different guest artiste fronts the House Band set. Keyboard and harp amp provided. www.coachandhorsesbluesjam.com

London Harmonicas 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month
Still the cheapest and best way to take your first steps with the harmonica. Friendly Supportive atmostphere, enthusiastic amateur tuition. Improvers (8-10pm): Come and share your skills, and learn from your peers in this informal group. www.myspace.com/londonharmonicas
Blog: http://londonharmonicas.tumblr.com/
3 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ Cost : £4/£3

Red Lion, Linkfield Road in Isleworth, Middlesex 0208 560 1457
PA/Mic/back line provided www.red-lion.info

THURSDAYS

The Kings Head, Acton. Last Thursday of the month. Focus on Jazz but sya they are "very welcoming of some blues as well". https://www.facebook.com/groups/actonjazzjam/

Jam-Pact @ The Cavern, 100-102 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, London, SW20 0AY www.jam-pact.com

The Golden Lion, 2 High Street Romford RM1all genres of BLUES, SOUL & ROCK 'N' ROLL all levels welcome. Full back line.

"Up The Swanee" at the Swan Pub, 207 Lee High Road, Lewisham SE13 5PQ on the 2nd and last Thursdays of the month 8pm to midnight. "There's a full backline and it's a great purpose built performance space."

The Woodman, 216 Durnsford Road, London SW19 8DR Last Thursday of the month. Hosted by Robin Bibi

The Suburban, 27 Hartfield Road Merton, SW19 3SG First Thursday of the month. Hosted by Rob Booth

Moors Bar, 57 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8SY, 020 8348 4161
Regular House band Nelson Kummer, guitar and vocals, John Ketthner - bass (l\h), Roger Cohen, guitar, Phil Overhead, drums and percussion. Jamming 9.00 to 11.30/12 then the bar is open until 2am

The Crown  Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road, Romford, Essex RM12 4TW 8:30-11:30 . Hosted by Double Trouble. Features rock and pop as well as blues.
01708 447656

FRIDAYS

NEW The Vintage, St. Harmonica's Blues Club, 6 Cannon Hill London N14 7HG.

Mama K's Blues Bar, Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road Croydon 020 8688 5339
Guest band at 10 pm Adm £2, £1 concs. Further details Reg Patten reg-patten@supanet.com

ARCH1, Cranberry Lane, E16 4BJ "Now looking for Blues bands/duos to perform 2 x 45mins guest spots between 20:00 - 22:00. The Jam will commence a little after this. £3.00 before 21:00 and £5.00 after. Guest bands/musicians fre"e.
www.myspace.com/arch1membersclub

SATURDAYS

The Ox Wagon, 4 Fulham High Street SW6 3LQ. Tel. 07506 503796
Free Adm., drum kit, gtr amps and PA (vocals and bass) 3-piece house band
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ox-Wagon/668577543201998?ref=tn_tnmn

Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar  20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube)
3-7pm Afternoon open mic session featuring solo spots 020 7287 0514

SUNDAYS

The Bell, 59 Bell Green, Sydenham SE26 5SJ. Time: 9pm-midnight Sundays Hosts (each a different Sunday) Roger Wagner, Clive Alive, Tony Patience, Neil Mac PA & backline all provided. Food available. Children welcome. All standards.

The Pelton Arms Pelton Road Greenwich SE10 9PQ .Last Sunday in the Month. 5pm - 8pm ish. They say "gets good musicians. has a house band - so its sit ins - no bands... no amps (backline provided) bring your instrument and your talent :-) - its free and a good vibe.. and broad church."

The George, 32 King Street, Twickenham TW1 3SN 0208 892 1789 (Previously at The Fox, Church Street, Twickenham)

Coach & Horses, Barnes Hi. St., SW13 9LW T: 020 8876 2695
E: coachandhorsesbarnes@youngs.co.uk "Weekly gathering of random folks who drop in to showcase & practice new material, or just plain entertain. Mainly acoustic but that darned electricity is creaping in - mics, amps,
and speakers available"

The Grey Horse, 46 Richmond Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5EE
8 till 11ish.

The Blues Kitchen, 111 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN. 020 7387 5277 6pm - Midnight

Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar  20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube)
3-7pm Afternoon blues jam. Usually slow to start but builds later so get there early to guarantee a good blow. 020 7287 0514