Pat's Blog

East Winch Jennys Club

A really good turnout last week for Jennys Club at East Winch nr Kings Lynn

Fun Halloween night as well.   Pleasing to see this club now doing well as it seemed to be struggling for support earlier this year. A really lovely atmosphere with lots of lovely people.  Big thank you to Jenny and her helpers for keeping it going and now with increasing numbers coming along.

Good night at Bruisyard Village Hall

Always have a problem finding this place even with a sat nav (and I don't mean the wife).  Got lost again but managed to get started at 8pm and finished at 11.30pm.  Well attended gig and a crowd who seemed to enjoy a few sixties as well as country music.   Thanks to Grace and to Theresa and John for booking me.  Look forward to hearing from them for another date sometime.  For the record, it is wise to look for Rendham Road, Bruisyard when programming a Sat Nav for this venue. Nice day at Bobby Grahams Club, The Wensum Valley Music Club on Sunday 22nd Oct as well. with Bobby, Myself and a guest spot from a Frank Sinatra tribute act.

Gigs in October

Wow, September went so quickly. Had lots of fun at the gigs and more coming up.

Starts with the Orwell Country Music club run by Roger and Pearl now hosted by the Rosary Club in Ipswich. Thats on Friday 13th October 8pm start. £5 entry. Nice place, good dance floor and smashing bar and staff.   Next on Saturday 14th is another of my favorite venues at  Docking Village Hall . Again starting at 8pm. Entry is £6.  Bruisyard Village Hall is on Friday  20th, start 7.45 and entry is £7. This lovely cosy place has a small dance floor and a bar..    Bobby Grahams Wensum Valley Club in Taverham, Norwich follows on Sunday 21st. Always a lovely place to be. Entry is £5 starting at 3pm to 7pm with a break at 5pm. Then the Heath House Public House in Gertrude Rd, Norwich on Saturday28th..  Decent landlord in Malcolm. May take Paul Scott on accordian with me for this one as it was such a success last time with us both. Starts at 8.30pm, free entry. .   Pleased to be back at Melton St Audreys Village hall on Sunday 29th.  Located on Lodge Lane IP12 1LX.  Contact Dot Andrews for any other details on 01394 411037.   £5 entry starting at 7.45 pm .

Finishing off a busy month with Jennys Music Club at East Winch Village Hall on Tuesday 31st.  Entry £5. and 8pm start.

Smashing night at Ponderosa Club.

A really good night at The Ponderosa Club in Stowmarket last Friday. Lots of people, a good atmosphere and good company with lots of our friends.   Well done Sylvia for keeping this going despite not feeling great in recent weeks. .

Lots looking to come along next Saturday night to The Rosary Club in Ipswich which is the new venue for The Orwell Country Music Club.   Look forward to seeing them all there plus of course organisers Roger and Pearl.

Coming up in September

Saturday 16th September sees me back at Beccles Conservative Club  2 London Rd. NR34 9TZ starting at 8pm.  I understand Fish and Chips are being served before the gig, so do ring them if you wish to go along to check on entry details.  Tel    Janet Forster.   01502 713535


Then on Wednesday 20th, its back to Tivetshall Railway Public House.  9pm start til midnight, this is always worth a visit. Good landlord in Chris and a friendly crowd.

On Sunday 24th, I join Bobby Graham at the ever popular Wensum Valley Country Club in Beech Rd, Taverham, Norwich.  Always great to be with Bobby and see many of the same crowd we get at the Pat James & Friends Club. 3pm to 7pm, Entry just £5.    Food and hot or cold drinks available from the bar. Lovely venue.

On Saturday 30th , I will be doing a Country Music event at the Royal British Legion ,  London Rd, Brandon in Suffolk.   Most people will be dressing up in Country music outfits, so expect a few cowboys and indians as well as one or two bar girls with the garters.   Just a few places left, so if you want to go, please contact Lorraine  very soon.  Just £5 entry. There will be a raffle and all proceeds from the evening will be going to St Nicholas Hospice, Brandon. 

See ya all