Pat's Blog

Congratulations Clarkes Country Club

Congratulations to Clarkes Country Club on the very first gig last Sunday. 

  Headed up by Marc James, the first one featured Marc and my old mate Gordon James.   With fewer venues promoting Country music these days, it is refreshing to see another starting out and using local talent for local country fans.  Well done Marc in getting this together.  Wishing you every success in the future.

New CD

Going through a quiet time with my gigs right now, so taking an opportunity to record another CD.  Mostly Country music, it will be 14 - 16 tracks and will include some of those which I perform regularly at our club, plus a few more lesser known tracks to provide some variety.  Working on the Title right now. Should be a little different.    Just invested in a new Dynacord mixer to lighten my gear a little whilst hopefully improving sound quality from a piece of equipment around 10 years newer than my heavier and older mixer amp which has served me well.  Had the opportunity of trying it our at a recent private gig and the difference in clarity is amazing.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon.  xx

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.