Pat's Blog

New Video in HD

Just produced my first video from my  Fuji camera.  I have overlaid a studio quality recording over the movie and it's not too bad. My first subject has been my mate Paul Scott on accordion with a lovely "Highland feel" ballad called " Farewell".  Just click on the music tab, then the play button on Pauls video. It will come up full screen if you click bottom right of the smaller screen.  Now I know how to do this, I hope to have some of my own tracks on here soon. Meanwhile do enjoy Pauls playing of this quality recording. x

Golden Wedding Congratulations

  Had the pleasure of providing the entertainment at Kirby Street Conservative Club, Ipswich on the occasion of Ray and Margaret Whitings Golden Wedding Anniversary. (24th March) Around 60 guests turned up for this special event for this very special couple.  Always aware on these events that I have a mixed age group audience and included Sixties, Country, reggae and Rock n roll.  The small picture of Margaret and Ray here can be viewed in my new gallery (Events) in larger size. The picture was taken within the club but then imposed on a countryside background. Nice!

St Patricks Day 

Thanks a lot to everyone who turns up month after month to support The Pat James & Friends Club. With everyone entering into the spirit of St Patricks day and many wearing the green and gold of Ireland, we had another terrific day out out. Maggie's buffet was delicious as usual and enjoyed by all.

My thanks to Gordon James who put a high Irish content into his performance.  An ideal choice for this very Irish day out.  My friend Paul Scott added to his growing reputation as East Anglia's own Jimmy Shand with a great performance on the Hohner Atlantic Accordion. Well done Paul! a superb set .  Bobby Graham has generously donated 2 mock guitars to our club and I understand Barney will mount them very soon. Thanks Bobby, much appreciated.   Some really good pics from this day now posted to gallery. A pleasure also to meet Terry Edwards and his wife Maureen. I understand from Bobby that Terry has had quite a career in music performing with acts such as Shirley Bassey.  Terry will put in a guest appearance with us next month.

Debenham Country Music Festival 2013

So pleased that Ed Cuff has booked me to perform once more at next years Debenham Country Music Festival. (Thursday) Always enjoy the company of Ed and Jan and meeting up with lots of great folks from the Suffolk country music clubs.  Chuffed also that Ed has booked my mate Bobby Graham for this event (Sunday). Loved the reception I was given on my return to good health last July.  Thanks Ed. Hope to see you this year at Debenham as a visitor along with Bobby and our better halves.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Booking just arrived from Carol of St James, South Elmhall for a Celebration party to be held at St James Village Hall, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk on Saturday 9th June .  Tickets are available from Carol on 01986 782403.  The music that night will be a mix of Sixties and Country. New venue for me, so really looking forward to making new friends.