Jam and Crumpet Band
13 July | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| £11
Jam and Crumpet Band present the very essence of English Dance Music. Four great musicians bring you a super foot tapping night of wonderful dance and music. Whether you are an experienced dancer or a total beginner they will ensure you have a night to remember.
Meet the Band
Sue Crum: Drums
Sue is better known as a dancer with Chinewrde Morris, but she first began playing folk music at school, and has now become our ace drummer following her spectacular conversion from guitar to kit. She and Andrew provide the rock-steady base on which Ted and Mandy weave their melodies.
She makes great scones too!
Mandy Sutton: Tenor Saxophone
Mandy is another star product from the Chinewrde music college, starting as a dancer but moving to music when she discovered the tenor sax. Over the past eight years, she has continuously developed her uniquely English style, and her playing is the mainstay of Steamchicken’s horn section. Mandy has taken to the jazzy side with relish, and her version of the slip-jig T’Auld Wife could have drifted straight out of Ronnie Scott’s doorway into a misty Soho nightscape.
Ted Crum: Melodeon & Harmonica
Ted began playing folk dance music back in the sixties, and has developed an enviable eceilidh reputation over the following decades. Following his years with the Somerville Gents, he played with Peeping Tom before leaving in 1992 to team up with Andrew and Bill Pound to form Steamchicken. He has played for many other bands as a dep, and has done a great deal of recording work.
Andrew Sharpe: Piano
Andrew needs no introduction to eceilidh dancers because over the past nine years he has become the Mr. Rhythm of Steamchicken, and now the J&C Band. His left-hand bass/right-hand syncopated piano voice style provides the solid basis from which dancers and lead musicians can launch their efforts. A product of Coventry Mummers and Chinewrde Morris musicians, he is also adept on the piano accordion, but being a gentleman, he chooses not to play it in public.
Advance tickets for this wonder night of music and dance cost just £11.00. On the door on the night they will cost £12.50