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Pat James & Friends Club June

Coming up in June (17th)  is our next club event at The Wensum Valley when our guest act will be Mitchell C Scott.  As usual, we start at 3pm with an 8pm finish.     We4 will be asking for a show of hands to see if you mostly wish to keep the 8pm finish. For some of you, it is a long day with increasing numbers having a carvery before settling down to enjoy the entertainment.  Maggie and I will be asking you if you wish us to finish a little earlier at 7.3opm.   Time to give it some thought and let us have your feelings about that on 17th June.  

Coming up soon

Out tonight at the Ponderosa Club , Stowmarket FC clubhouse,  .  A really lovely club run successfully for many years now by Sylvia and always a great atmosphere. Looking forward to being there and meeting up with many friends again from 7.30pm tonight friday 4th May.  

Tomorrow I am at The Heath House Public House in Gertrude Rd Norwich from 8.30 pm.   One of the remaining few successful pubs in Norwich still proving entertainment on a Saturday night.  Bit of a break then until Sunday 20th May when Bobby Graham will be our guest entertainer.   Only one more private gig then before month end.

Cancellation for Hoxne


Had a call from Hanna at Hoxne Swan P.H.  just to let me know my gig on Saturday 21st April is cancelled owing to the Landlord having walked out.   So lots to sort out there, but Hanna is hopeful that the Pub will reopen albeit with a new Landlord.    Oh well.

Kessingland United Club

Had probably my best night ever at Kessingland last Saturday night.  Lots of people dancing all night with most staying right to the end.   Had some decent nights there but as both Richard and Gail indicated at the end, this was probably my best.   I guess my new Shure microphone helped as I found my old one had lost its sparkle and response.  Nice night.

Pat James & Friends Club

Had a great time at our March event with over 80 people attending .  Our guest this month was Gordon James who has been with us since Maggie and I started the club in 2010.  Looked like we were losing Gordon this year as he has plans to retire to Scotland, but things still a little up in the air with family matters. We wish him well in his decisions one way or the other.   Either way, he will always be welcome at our club.     We had another singer joining us for around 20 minutes in Ricky Martin. a local lad who does a great deal of busking in this area.  Most of our crowd loved him and enjoyed his rendition of Unchained Melody,  Saturday Night at the Movies, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Dont Close your eyes, and a more modern "Perfect" from Ed Sherran.   Well done Ricky. We look forward to seeing and hearing more of you.

Local act Marc James also came along and did a guest spot which was enjoyed by all. Thanks Marc. Appreciated.

It was concerning however, that for the second month running, the sliding doors were closed.  With more people coming each month, it is important that the doors are open more often than not, as we had agreed with the Wensum Valley management.    Maggie and I have now been assured that the sliding doors will be open for our next event on April 15th when the very popular Kevin Barry is our guest performer . This should allow more dance floor space and ensure a more comfortable environment for us all.

Thanks to you all for your continued support. See ya soon x