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Make Sweet Music - Jam

Calling all Musicians.
Got an acoustic instrument?
Sing a bit?

Bring your instrument and/or voice along to The Nova Scotia Hotel - buy a drink and come on upstairs. We have exclusive use of the Function Room to have some fun, play in front of others, be creative and learn a bit.

It's totally free for our exclusive use (the pub will obviously expect us to have a few drinks to make it worth their while).

You may also be interested in another Jam in Bath 11th December at St James Wine Vaults - http://www.meetup.com/The-Bath-Everything-Meetup-Group/events/152033122/ 

The first two get-togethers (one in Bath, the other here) went really well.  

I recommend, that if you want to play something and wish others to join in then bring a few copies of the lyrics/chords.  Maybe even post a few ideas on this page, so others can prepare if they wish.  Otherwise, we (sort of) settled on the following list of songs to work with. Take a look, and if you fancy something bring several copies of lyrics and chords (easy enough to find on the web):

* Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles 
* Horse with no name - America 
* Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers 
* Wouldn't it be nice - Beach Boys 
* Hey there Delilah - Plain white T's 
* Brown-eyed Girl - Van the man 
* Atlantic City - Bruce 
* So happy together - Turtles

Plus a few other suggestions:

* Groovin' - The Young Rascals

* I get around - Beach Boys

* and, this from Christina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAUSGv7PCZE it's a song from her native Italy. I think I'd need to be convinced! :-)

Come with an open mind. It may not be what you expect, or it may be more. Perhaps not a traditional "jam" for musicians.  But - things will develop, splinters form, Yoko may interfere, at the end of the day, it's good fun and social.

The Future!!??

Let me know what you think about having a GOAL to aim for, e.g. next March/April Meet-up musicians (solos, duets, groups, all of us?) put on their own gig in front of an exclusive Meet-up audience.  They drink, we play (and drink!), and everybody's happy :-)  In this way we can focus our Jam sessions a bit, but still leave them flexible enough for just having a good time - [don't want to get too organised into stressful practice :-) or, maybe you do?]

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  • Russ P.

    Groovy Gravy...The Summer Set..The Severn Sound..Bristol Bathers...West Coast..

    January 26, 2014

  • Russ P.

    My suggestions are as follows

    January 26, 2014

  • Russ P.

    My suggestions are as follows

    January 26, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Everyone! I think it would be nice if we came up with a name for our musical group. Could everyone come up with some suggestions please and then maybe we could have a vote on the best name....

    January 26, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Everyone! I think it would be nice if we came up with a name for our musical group. Could everyone come up with some suggestions please and then maybe we could have a vote on the best name....

    January 26, 2014

  • Cristina

    I booked a place at Nova Scotia for the 13th of February (6th was already booked). Steve, could you please create a new Meetup? Thank youuuuuu

    2 · January 25, 2014

    • Steve G.

      I will do, probably tomorrow. Thanks Cristina :-)

      January 25, 2014

    • Russ P.

      Hi Cristina. Well done for booking up the Nova Scotia for the 13th. Excellent!

      January 26, 2014

  • Steve G.

    I'm back from Amsterdam (midnight Friday - yawn), and enjoyed reading about your session on Thursday. sounded like a productive session.

    I think we should keep the general Meet-up "open" to all comers, but also encourage individuals to get together and form their own projects. After all, that's one thing I'm looking for as well as well. The more general meet-ups we have will make it more likely that something will "click" and Lennon meets McCartney, Chas meets Dave.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Russ P.

      Hi Steve. Great to have you back. I hope you enjoyed your break away. I am glad you liked reading about the progress we are making. See you on the 13th!

      January 26, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Over the last 5 jams we have had it does seem to be the same bunch of about 12 of us and we all get on great. I do have an ambition that this could develop into a great performing band eventually over a long period. Things are evolving really well so far and the Nova Scotia does seem to be the favourite place where people want to meet. I am quietly excited about it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Over the last 5 jams we have had it does seem to be the same bunch of about 12 of us and we all get on great. I do have an ambition that this could develop into a great performing band eventually over a long period. Things are evolving really well so far and the Nova Scotia does seem to be the favourite place where people want to meet. I am quietly excited about it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Over the last 5 jams we have had it does seem to be the same bunch of about 12 of us and we all get on great. I do have an ambition that this could develop into a great performing band eventually over a long period. Things are evolving really well so far and the Nova Scotia does seem to be the favourite place where people want to meet. I am quietly excited about it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    That is great, Cristina, thanks. Maybe we should create a new Meet Up group for the Nova Scotia for Thursday to be fair on new musicians and singers who would like to join us.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    I am glad i recorded it all and it sounds good! If you could book the Nova Scotia for Thursday 6th of February, Cristina, that would be great thankyou. Hopefully the rest of the gang can make that one...Steve, Mark, Graham, Bassman Richard, Max, Nitin, Angela and Trudi...we missed you all last nite! Russ

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Cristina

      I'm going tomorrow to book it and I'll let you know. Should we then create a new open meetup or would it be just for our small group? What do you think about it?

      January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Cristina and Linda. Thankyou very much for making the effort to come to mine yesterday and well done for finding your way in the dark! Excellent navigation! I hope you both got home safely. You both have lovely voices and our 3 part harmony blend was beautiful and really worked on Peaceful Easy Feeling, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Horse With No Name, Happy Together and my song Space For Grace. I am glad that i recor

    January 24, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Mark and Graham. You are both welcome on 23rd too! Russ

    January 20, 2014

    • Mark T

      Hi Russ, Sorry, not going to be able to make it, see you next time

      January 23, 2014

    • Russ P.

      Hi Mark. That is a shame but thankyou for letting me know, bud. See you next time. Russ

      January 23, 2014

  • Angela

    Hi Russ...I'm really sorry to let you down but I can't make tonight. I know it will go well. I'll see you at The Nova Scotia for our next jam!

    January 23, 2014

    • Russ P.

      Hi Angela. That is a shame, but i hope you are ok. See you at the next one. Russ

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Linda. It will still be 4 of us..you, me, Cristina and Trudi...so we will still make a good sound between us! Russ

    January 23, 2014

  • MW

    Russ - just to say I may not make it this ev'g as I have a tooth problem- will see how I feel later. but I can't get it treated for a week or two so may have to cry off as can get painful/distracting, sorry..hope you understand! yrs Max

    January 23, 2014

    • Russ P.

      Hi Max. Hopefully you can make it but i will completely understand if you can't as i had 2 teeth out last Friday and have still got gum infection in one tooth and on painkillers last 6 days! Russ

      January 23, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Nitin. The session starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm as i have elderly neighbour in flat below me. Be great if you can make it! Russ

    January 22, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday at 7pm. My front door...12b..is at the back of the building. Thanks. Russ

    January 20, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Linda. Yes please bring your bike to mine. No problem!

    January 17, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Angela. Yes all confirmed for singing evening at mine on Thursday 23rd at 7pm. It should be a lot of fun and Max, Cristina, Linda and Trudi are coming too. Be great to see you and if you need directions then please let me know if you need directions.

    January 17, 2014

  • Angela

    Hi Russ...just confirming that we are meeting at yours on Thurs 23rd at 19.00....I look forward to it! ttfn

    January 16, 2014

  • MW

    Hi Linda - if you go off that idea I can pick you up en route to Ross' -just let me know if so, and will send my no for train details etc,ok.. x Max.

    January 15, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Linda. My address is 12b St Annes Avenue. Only 15 minute walk from the station.

    January 15, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Linda. My address is 12b St Annes Avenue. Only 15 minute walk from the station.

    January 15, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Christina. That is great news! Well done! You have got a lovely voice anyway but maybe the course will help you with singing harmonies? Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd. If you get lost and need directions to mine my mobile number is 07732564847. Russ

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • MW

    Brava, Cristina...ti aspettiamo perfezionata!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Cristina. That is excellent! See you on 23rd. I can meet you at 6.45pm at Keynsham High Street if you like?

    January 13, 2014

    • Cristina

      Hi! I've got a great news for everybody! I enrolled today for a singing course!!! And it's exactly on Thursdays 'til 6.30, so I'll come later. Russ, I'll try to find your home by myself... You're having a true singer though, hehe!

      3 · January 14, 2014

  • Russ P.

    That is great you can make it, Trudi. Maybe come on the 338 bus with Cristina from Bristol, Linda? Hope you can make it, Mark!

    January 14, 2014

  • TRUDI

    23rd is fine and can get to Keynsham

    January 13, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Max. Thankyou for helping Linda out. Very kind of you.

    January 13, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Linda. If you can meet up with Cristina at Temple Meads you can both catch the 338 bus at the bottom of the incline on the main road and i could meet you both at 6.45pm at the bus stop in Keynsham High Street.

    January 13, 2014

  • MW

    Keynsham does have a station-I could collect from there , if that helps? Max

    January 13, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Angela. That is great you can come. Hopefully everybody else can come too! Should be a fun evening!

    January 12, 2014

  • Angela

    Hi Russ. Keynsham is fine for me. Let's wait to see what the others think. Thanks for the offer of yours for the evening.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Russ P.

    If anyone prefers to host the evening at theirs that is fine by me too. I just thought that Keynsham is a central point...just 20 minutes by car or bus from Bristol or Bath.

    January 12, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Cristina, Max, Mark, Linda, Angela and Trudi. I have tried this morning to book the Nova Scotia for January 23rd but unfortunately it was already booked for that date. But as there will be just 7 of us would you all like to come to mine at 7pm on the 23rd? I have a good sized lounge with plenty of chairs! I live at..12b St Annes Avenue, Keynsham BS31 2EH. For those coming by bus it is the 338 and i could those at the bus stop in the High Street. Just 10 minutes walk. I hope you can all come

    January 12, 2014

  • TRUDI

    a good night-lots of fun-many thanks to Steve and the other real musicians who work so hard!

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Cristina, Mark, Trudi, Linda, Angela and Max. It is great that you can all make Thursday 23rd. I will ring the Nova Scotia and book it tomorrow! Be great to work on those harmonies...starting with Horse With No Name and Happy Together and would love to work on my song Space For Grace. We will Make Sweet Harmonies! Russ

    January 10, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Steve. Thankyou for the Nova Scotia number. Hopefully i can book it!

    January 10, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Great musical evening once again everybody! Would anybody be interested in another session at Nova Scotia on Thursday 22nd...but this time really working on honing our vocal harmonies and getting a natural blend with our voices?

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Steve G.

      Hey Russ,
      My contact at the Nova Scotia is Mark[masked] 7994. They're pretty busy, so unless you already know the 23rd is free, you'd need to check and confirm. Good luck!

      January 10, 2014

    • Cristina

      Ok!

      January 10, 2014

  • TRUDI

    me too-either night!

    January 10, 2014

  • Angela

    Hi Russ...I can do Thurs 23rd

    January 10, 2014

  • MW

    Yes, probably could fit in with that..but do you mean WED 22nd or THURS 23rd?!

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Mark T

      Can do Thurs 23rd

      January 10, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Christina. I hope you can join Max, Linda and me for Thursday 23rd at Nova Scotia for a vocal harmony and vocal blending session. Hopefully some more will join us too. I will book it soon.

    January 10, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Hi Max and Linda. That is great that you can make Thurs 23rd. I will book it when we get a few more. Thankyou for the lift to Keynsham, Max, much appreciated!

    January 10, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Thanks everyone for turning up and contributing - have a great January; keep alert for something in February, and don't be shy in organising your own music get-togethers while I'm away.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Jon E.

    My Man Flu has not got any better so I won't come out tonight. Annoying as I was looking forward to it.

    Straight to bed with a box of tissues and a tub of Vaseline.

    Sorry.

    January 9, 2014

  • Heidi

    Sorry to be another one to drop out. I am in the middle of rehearsing for a pantomime and we are meeting up 3 times a week, and I dont know all my words yet. I will be free after 25th Jan.

    January 9, 2014

  • Ruth

    So sorry but post chiropractor need to relax this evening. Look forward to next time

    January 9, 2014

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