Pat's Blog

New Gig Guide for Pat James & Friends Club 2019

Well, after much mucking about, we are stayng put at The Wensum Valley Hotel in Taverham, Norwich.  The old Anglian Windows clubhouse, now called The Nest was perhaps the only place we could have considered moving to but because of a 7 day cancellation clause they wished to insert, it could not be.  Not unhappy about staying and it was appreciated that even after cancelling our dates next year, Bridgette, who own the Wensum Valley was pleased to reinstate our dates.

The new 2019 Gig Guide for the Pat James & Friends Club is now on my Gig tab as well as Facebook.  Two new acts for us this coming year is The Red Rock Duo, and Roots and Wings, both duos being highly recommended by some of our club regulars .  Hope you enjoy next months guest act , the lovely Lisa Marie.  

Don't forget also to order your Christmas Party tickets which this year include a 2 course Carvery.  If you cannot attend next months event November 25th, then you can contact myself on Norwich 440437 or Maggie on Norwich 400055.  Ticket price this year is £12 to club regulars, £15 to all others after 25th Nov.   As in previous years, its Bobby, Gordon and myself providing the entertainment.

Finally, with the exception of our Christmas party, we are considering finishing at 7.15pm. With many getting there quite early now and some of you having a carvery, Maggie and I appreciate it can be a long afternoon and it is much better for everyone if we can finish with most people still thereinstead of understandably drifting away afer 7pm.  

Good turnout last time of over 80 people. So appreciative of your support for our gigs. Hope to have many more. xx

Bobby and Pat

Seems there are some rumours going around that Bobby and I are going our separate ways when it comes to our gigs together. Just to tell you all that our musical relationship and friendship is strong and I can only imagine that someone has put two and two together and come up with 5.

As you are aware, Bobbys club event at The Wensum Valley has been cancelled after November this year, but I understand Bobby and Ann have found a new venue which will I am sure prove popular and he is announcing this today at his latest club event with Julie Dawn.  I havent been able to go today because of a bad throat and chesty cough.   I will also be making an announcement at our next Pat James & Friends club event on 21st of October with myself and Bobby at The Wensum Valley regarding our own venue.  

I am now in the process of booking for our dates next year and Bobby will still be guesting at our club as usual.  I look forward to being at Bobbys new venue as well. Talking to him soon in order to avoid each others dates.

A limited number of tickets will soon be available for Old Years night party at the Wymondham Dell Bowls Club (entry £15) when I will once again be teaming up with Bobby to provide the entertainment.   As the song goes  "Best of Friends" and thats how it will always be .

Coming up in October

Saturday 6th
sees a return to The Heath House Public House in Gertrude Rd, Norwich, from 8.30pm.  A late booking as a result of my friend Steve Alan having to be in hospital. Thankfully, Steve seems to be ok and should be home soon.  

On Saturday 13th, I will be at Docking Village Hall , Nr Kings Lynn, for a Country Music night. Always a nice night event here with smashing people.  from 8pm

The Pat James & Friends Club this month is on Sunday 21st from 3pm where our guest act is the very popular Bobby Graham.  Taking place at our regular venue, Wensum Valley Hotel and Country Club, Beech Rd, Taverham.

Then on Friday 26th, I am back at The Orwell Country Music Club, Rosary Club venue, 172 Bramford Rd, Ipswich, IP1 4AB.

Looking forward to seeing you all at one or more of these venues x

Brewster Court. Blofield

Had a lovely afternoon with the residents of Brewster Court Blofield, an event to celebrate the end of the 1st world war.  Elaine and Barry had taken the trouble to put out the Union Jacks for the preceeding buffet and there was a lovely atmosphere as we started with all the old war songs, surprisingly which most knew the words to.   Had a lovely time with everyone and look forward to seeing them all again at their Christmas party together with Bobby Graham.  Thanks to Elaine and Barry for booking me.

Next Years Club Dates. Pat James & Friends

Now have next years club dates for you. They are as follows.  All Sundays as usual

Jan 27th,  Feb 24th,  March 24th, April 28th, May 19th, June 23rd, July 14th, August 18th, Sept 22nd, Oct 20th, Nov 24th, Dec 15th,

There will also be an announcement of a new venue at our forthcoming club event this coming Sunday 16th September when our guest act is Dave Sheriff, all the way from his home in Telford.  Dave is on stage at 3pm then again about 5.45pm.   Expecting a decent turnout, so suggest you get there early if you want your choice of seating.  Hope to see you there x