What we're about

Calling all live music performers looking to jam with other musicians and singers to improve those musical skills!

This structured jam looks at blocking out half the session looking at standard songs and working on versions of covers and the second half is creative jamming. Sign up for either or both.

Challenge yourself by learning new tunes from the song list each month to jam out in the room, or put forward your favourite tunes for others to sign up with, learn and to jam with on the day.

Upcoming events (3)

The (Rock) Jam - 28 May - Hackney

Needs a location

£12.00

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Please expand to read event setup

The group will rotate musicians on stage for the following set-up at any one time;

  • 3 vocalists,
  • 2 guitarists
  • 1 bassist
  • 1 drummer
  • 1 keys player
  • X miscellaneous instrument

Participants will be called up to play songs they've noted on the Google Sheets as priority, otherwise it's whenever there is a space available or all listed songs have been played - then it's a free jam.

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The Jam Plan

2:30pm-4:15pm
Working with the beginner / intermediate pop and rock standards.

There are many variations of jamming each song, options are:

  • Play as per standard with the band being directed.
  • Following a band member lead and playing variations of the songs.

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4:15-4:30pm
BREAK
Café is inside the same building.
Bringing your own packed lunch is welcome.

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4:30pm-6:30pm
Working with the Intermediate / advanced prog rock classics and more complex tunes.

There are many variations of jamming each song, options are:

  • Play as per standard with the band being directed.
  • Following a band member lead and playing variations of the songs.

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Song list sheet:

To request a song for others to play or to be a main part on a specific song, please message over your email address to get access to edit the list or request access (top right button) via the Google Sheet;

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1it5gN01R7eF-FLot1OyF4Z52NYI-fnMftOJqYir5BW8/edit?usp=sharing

If there is a song on the list you would like to do, but see someone else on, please add a '/' and then your name to be the name player on the second time round.

Singers, please add the key to the song you wish to sing on, if not the original.

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One week before the jam:

No more song recommendations should be added, and any new song suggestions will be placed in the lower priority songs.

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What to bring on the day:

There will be a drum kit, three mics, 1 bass amp and 2 guitar amps on the day and keys will be booked if a keys' player joins.

All the above will be used in rotation.

Singers:
Bring along lyrics of tunes you wish to sing or the willingness to learn or back up on the day.

Guitarist / Bassist:
Bring along your instrument.

Drummers:
Sticks of your choice (they're available to borrow at the studio too).

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Considerations

  1. This event requires willingness and ability to collaborate with others and work as a band.
  2. Jammers should come prepared for the songs that they put their names down for.
  3. Songs suggested should be suitable for a band set and have chords provided in the spreadsheet for others to learn in advance if not already on the list. The key must be provided for others to learn if different from the original.
  4. Instruments must be tuned before starting the jam.
  5. No shows or cancellations up to 2 days before the Jam will not be refunded. To avoid this, update your attendee status so someone else can take your spot, and only then can you get a refund.

The cost is £12 pre-pay for the day, which all go towards running The Jam and rental costs.

Any questions, let me know.

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The (Unplugged) Jam - 28 May - Hackney

Needs a location

£12.00

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# Please expand to read event setup

The room will be down the corridor, for the unplugged, acoustic songs. Max 7 in the room at any one time with the following set-up;

  • 2 vocalists,
  • 2 guitarists
  • 1 bassist
  • 1 drummer/percussion
  • 1 keys/miscellaneous

Participants will be called up to play songs they've noted on the Google Sheets as priority, otherwise it's whenever there is a space available or all listed songs have been played - then it's a free jam.

=============

The Jam Plan

2:30pm-4:15pm
Working with the beginner / intermediate pop and rock standards.

There are many variations of jamming each song, options are:

  • Play as per standard with the band being directed.
  • Following a band member lead and playing variations of the songs.

***

4:15-4:30pm
BREAK
Café is inside the same building.
Bringing your own packed lunch is welcome.

***

4:30pm-6:30pm
Working with the Intermediate / advanced prog rock classics and more complex tunes.

There are many variations of jamming each song, options are:

  • Play as per standard with the band being directed.
  • Following a band member lead and playing variations of the songs.

===============

Song list sheet:

To request a song for others to play or to be a main part on a specific song, please message over your email address to get access to edit the list or request access (top right button) via the Google Sheet;

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WvPJTdA4Jr8zrgMm5CfTDuUuVoDBEw7fVEgkUSJehQ0/edit#gid=[masked]

If there is a song on the list you would like to do, but see someone else on, please add a '/' and then your name to be the name player on the second time round.

Singers, please add the key to the song you wish to sing on, if not the original.

=============

# One week before the jam:

No more song recommendations should be added, and any new song suggestions will be placed in the lower priority songs.

=============

# What to bring on the day:

There will be a drum kit, three mics, 1 bass amp and 2 guitar amps on the day and keys will be booked if a keys' player joins.

All the above will be used in rotation.

Singers:
Bring along lyrics of tunes you wish to sing or the willingness to learn or back up on the day.

Guitarist / Bassist:
Bring along your instrument.

Drummers:
Sticks of your choice (they're available to borrow at the studio too).

=============

# Considerations

  1. This event requires willingness and ability to collaborate with others and work as a band.
  2. Jammers should come prepared for the songs that they put their names down for.
  3. Songs suggested should be suitable for a band set and have chords provided in the spreadsheet for others to learn in advance if not already on the list. The key must be provided for others to learn if different from the original.
  4. Instruments must be tuned before starting the jam.
  5. No shows or cancellations up to 2 days before the Jam will not be refunded. To avoid this, update your attendee status so someone else can take your spot, and only then can you get a refund.

The cost is £12 pre-pay for the day, which all go towards running The Jam and rental costs.

Any questions, let me know.

After-Jam Social / Birthday Celebrations

Needs a location

There are a few members of the Jam having their birthday this week, so we'll be heading to a local establishment to celebrate after the Jam on Saturday.
If it's your birthday too, let us know! :D

Looking to get the count of people who would want to attend before confirming the location on Friday.

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The Jam - May - Hackney

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£12.00

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