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The New Hampton Monday night Jam


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar.


This weeks Host

Andy Cortes

Style: Classic blues-rock, funk and more

Guitarist - James Bay, performed with Budy Guy and many more...
The Jam. (Previously run by jam-pact)

Monday night jam at the Royal Oak Hampton Tw12 http://www.royaloakhampton.co.uk
8.30 pm - 11 pm
Musicians meet other like-minded people and many bands have formed on the back of this Jam

Featuring a different guest artist fronting the house band every week. Guest artists include Mick Rogers of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, John Idan of the Yardbirds, Papa George, Robin Bibi, Alex Anthony, Tim Hain and many other noted artists. PA, amps and drum it provided, just bring your instrument/sticks. FREE ADMISSION.

The jam sessions are run in the following format: players/singers put your name down on the player list under your instrument/vocal category, we then put line-ups together from this list to play two-song sets. We don't operate a "first come first served" system, we try to put the most suited players together to get the best sets we can. It is very rare for someone not to get to play, however, early arrival is more likely to ensure you an optimum line-up, as if it is busy, which it usually is, it's easier to plan for players that are present. Depending on how many players for a particular instrument are there on the night, you may get to play more than one set.
Please note, this is not an open mic session for original material. If you are a singer, you need to know some "standard" songs as there isn't time to teach players new songs on the fly. Original or less than standard songs are OK if there is at least a guitarist and bassist there that already know them.

The Royal Oak is an established live music pub venue in Hampton with a jam session on Mondays and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
Address: 45 Oak Avenue, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3NR.
Tel: 020 8979 3943.

Train: Hampton Station 0.6m (from Waterloo, Clapham, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston etc.)
R70 Oak Avenue (Richmond - Twickenham - Fulwell - Hampton - Hampton Hill).
111 Percy Road (24hr, Kingston - Hampton Court - Hampton - Hanworth - Hounslow - Heston - Heathrow)

Parking: You can park on the road outside the pub.

Screen name:
The New Hampton Monday night Jam
Member since:
Jun 11 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


A jam for all music styles - Rock, Blues, Funk, R'n'B, Reggae, Classic Pop & more

Typical "Standards" List

This is not a fixed list but a sample to give you an idea of the type of songs that crop up at the jams.

Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
Alright Now Free
Black Magic Woman Santana
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Free
Cocaine Cream
Come Together The Beatles
Crossroads Cream
Feel Like Making Love Bad Company
Knocking On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan/Guns'n'Roses etc.
Hard To Handle Otis Redding/Black Crowes
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Honkytonk Woman The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good James Brown
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Kiss Prince
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Messin With The Kid Rory Gallagher
Need Your Love So Bad Fleetwood Mac
Play That Funky Music Black Cherry
Rock'n'Roll Led Zeppelin
Sex Machine (Get Up) James Brown
Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker, Freddie King etc.
Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynryd
Sympathy For The Devil The Rolling Stones
The Sky Is Crying Freddie King
Tush ZZ-Top
Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Any 12 bar or simple variant of a 12 bar shouldn't be a problem for most players.

SETS -Each set is two songs, or around 12 minutes.

TUNING If you have an instrument that needs tuning, please ensure that it is tuned before you get on stage to avoid wasting set time.

DRINKS No drinks on stage or on amps etc. please, we've had too many kicked/knocked over.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Back line

2 x 60 watt Fender Super valve guitar amps

200 watt Bass amp

800 watt PA -Behringer with on-board digital effects and graphic equalizer.

Full drum kit There are a number of kits used for the Monday jam, all are top-end kits, usually from Yamaha or Premier.
A mixture of Zildjian, Paiste and Sabian.

2 x Sure SM 58 1 X SM 57 mics



Past Events

Alix Anthony:
Classic blues-rock, funk and soul. The real deal. Having played with James Brown, The Temptations and Funkadelic as well as being one of the best Hendrix acts around, Alix is a true class act delivering a truly authentic blend of funk, soul, blues and classic rock, a rare treat.

Thriving jam sessions to which all are welcome, featuring a wide range of musical styles - rock, funk, blues, R'n'B and soul with a bit of reggae, jazz, latin and pop in the mix, with a great range of musicians taking part including players that work with houshold names. A different guest artist fronts the house band each week , along with jam session organiser and the house bassist of the day. Friendly and enthusiastic audiences add to the great atmosphere, so whether you're a player or a fan of live music there are no better venue at which to spend your Monday night

We have been blessed with the appearance of many great talents at our events including Mick Rogers (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Buddy Whittington (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers), Lightnin' Willie, Micky Moody (Whitesnake), John Idan (The Yardbirds) and Papa George to name but a few!

Monday Jam Session at The Royal Oak music pub in Oak Avenue, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3NR. 8.30pm start, FREE.