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4.6.15

In the middle of a very messy divorce settlement at the moment so not too much to say about that other than you find out who your friends are ( and to those who know Gary your a fucking snake)  other wise whatever happens I'm sure happier than when I was married to my ex :)

24.4.14

I am not playing yet but feeling a lot better in myself life is very up and down and in times of need you really find out who your friends are.... watch this space :)

26.9.12

Hi  things still not great not playing yet , its been a difficult time, divorce etc.. but I'm hoping things have now turned a corner thanks to all my friends and family and to Michele who's love makes it all worth while .

6.12.10

Hi first off I'd like to say a big thank you to everybody how has sent me get well wishes (thanks jimmy :)) and happy birthday wishes to :) I'm a little better not up to full speed yet but things moving in right direction. I'm not playing yet but I think in the future it may happen, so all is not lost :)

When stuff like this happens in your life you really do find out who your friends are and what's important in life, I'm lucky I have some great friends and some of my family have been wonderful  .

So if I don't see you in person over the festive season may I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year

rock on 

Jim

23.2.10

Right lets get this out in the open as I'm always being asked .... I have had a stroke. Yes at the age of 43 I have had a major stroke, this has left me very weak down my left side, I can't walk very well or far, and have only limited use of my left arm/hand. I cant go back yet to teaching and playing as , well I just cant play. The stroke happened in August last year I was in hospital for a few days short of 2 months... in a word the whole thing has been a nightmare. My time in hospital sucked, and the treatment I have received since and during has varied from good to" you must be fucking joking". I am improving but its painfully slow, like watching paint dry. I would like to say that all the emails and texts and calls I have received from you out the have been great.

so there you go, I am thinking of writing all about the ups and downs of what's happened to me in depth in case it may help anyone else out there in similar situations and if it would help you or someone close to you  feel free to contact me on the subject.

cheers Jim.

11.11.09

as some of you may know due to illness I have not been taking on new pupils or indeed working with anyone for a while. Thanks to everyone for all there kind words and support over the last few months and when I am up to teaching again I will let you all know :)

for the same reasons I will not be playing live with "no shame" until further notice see there website for details when and if there are any developments any gigs advertised by them for now I wont be playing .

again thanks to all out there 

    Jim  

 

26.4.09

 

Hi,
I got a phone call at like 9pm last night from the guy who runs the Eddie to say "could I do Him  a favor?" I go OK what's up?
then he goes on to tell me that he had managed to get the "uk Subs" to play at his place , but the only date they could do was the 9th may . So the favor he wanted was basically to tell us we didn't have a gig ! So there you have it , no gig on the 9th. You know he even said "I don't know if you know who The uk subs are" tosser.... anyway that's another gig off the list please feel free to contact the eddie with your comments
sorry to the faithful out there who I know were coming but this wasn't our doing
cheers
Jim

19.4.09

Thanks to Roy (and Chris) at The Station Hotel Ipswich for a great night. Thanks to the faithful that showed up it was fantastic to see you all , new venue and all. Hi to my pal Mark and his lady for making the trip see you in the week dude :). More gig to be announced soon in the Suffolk area watch this space , oh and before I forget you all rock :)

 

31.3.09

Right the plot thickens it now seems that the Milestone have changed hands again and the gig we have booked with them for the 18th April is off, but all is not lost Roy at the Station Hotel Ipswich has offered to have us there on that date (18.4.09) instead so now we are playing there on that night . Please try and make it we need all your support

Cheers

Jim

14.2.09

first off happy valentines day to you all out there...

now on of my pupils is looking for a band or like minded people to have a jam with .Richard is into blues (Clapton etc..) anybody out there interested drop me a line here and I'll pass it on to Richard

cheers

Jim

 

1.12.08

Special Offer! 

Hi  I am now offering a special offer for Christmas of 6 lessons for the price of 5 if paid for in advance . You can post a cheque to me or call in person ,just give me a call on 07849399694 or email me to arrange. So now you can buy your loved one a present for Christmas of lessons in advance ! I will send you an invoice and a presentation certificate so you can present your loved one with it on the big day (they can then take the lessons with me at a mutually  convenient time) . so that's 6 lessons(@ 20 per hour) for 100!

merry Christmas

offer ends 24.12.08

 

11.11.08

Just like to say best of luck and get well soon to Paul .

23.6.08

I have a few evening slots now free please get in touch if I can be of help to you

Also I'm offering a special rate of 6 lessons for the price of five for new customers from July ! So that's 6 daytime lessons for 75 or 6 evening/Saturday lessons for 100

12.6.08

playing a gig this weekend with No Shame at the twist in Colchester :)

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16.5.08

Just a quick word to say I'm playing a gig with No Shame this Saturday at the boundary in Norwich

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27.4.08

 A massive thanks to everybody who turned up last night at the Eddie Norwich to see us.

Its kinda humbling when you see how many people like the band enough to make the effort to come see us :)
your bloods worth bottling.................
rock on
No Shame

24.4.08

Thanks to all those pupils who have sent stuff into me for my testimonial page keep em coming and I'll put them all up...

meantime gig this weekend

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I went to see Ace Frehley at the Astoria London Friday night (11.4.08) and I have to say Ace rocked ! It was so loud my ears were still ringing the next morning , but it was well worth it here's a pic I took on my mobile

 

1.2.08

A big thank you all all my pupils who turned up at the Twist in Colchester to see me open (with No Shame) for Michael Schenker on the 26th Jan . It was an honour and a privilege to be and the same bill as one of my hero's and to see his sound check etc.. And best of all he was a really nice guy .Thanks also to Simon and Ian from the twist and with any luck we will play our own head lining show there soon.

thanks again

Jim :)

23.12.07

A very Merry Christmas and happy new year to you all out there thank you for all your support 

cheers Jim

12.12.07

It has just been confirmed that I with my band no shame will be the opening act for MICHAEL SCHENKER at the Twist  in Colchester on 26th of January 2008 :)

11.12.07

The morning after the night before...yep last night I went to see Led Zeppelin at the O2 ... words fail me, the best gig I have ever been to and all thanks to my pal and pupil Andy :) . For you amusement here are some pics from last night 

LED ZEPPELIN ROCK!!

24.11.07

Special Offer! 

Hi  I am now offering a special offer for Christmas of 6 lessons for the price of 5 if paid for in advance . You can post a cheque to me or call in person ,just give me a call on 07849399694 or email me to arrange. So now you can buy your loved one a present for Christmas of lessons in advance ! I will send you an invoice and a presentation certificate so you can present your loved one with it on the big day (they can then take the lessons with me at a mutually  convenient time) . so that's 6 lessons(@ 20 per hour) for 100!

merry Christmas

offer ends 24.12.08

21.11.07

I'd just like to say a quick get well soon to Stuart, sorry to hear your unwell my friend and also to Roy Logan hope your lady gets better real fast mate :)

15.9.07

Loren please give me a call due to pc. crash have lost your number :(

13.8.07

Happy birthday to James cool flying V or what 

rock on! 

 

14.6.07

HI just a line or to to say thanks to all you guys out there for your support spaces filling up now , but still a few left. A happy birthday to my old pal Roy Logan :) , and a hi to Colin Chasten lol. Oh before I forget I have posted some more pics on the pupils page as I haven't updated it for a while. Hope to see some of you this weekend at the gig at the black horse Ipswitch.

keep rockin Jim :)

28.5.07

Hi out there Just to let you know that I have a few spots left in the week for pupils if your thinking  of giving me a call please feel free to do so

keep rockin

Jim

 

13.12.06

Hi first of all let me wish everybody a happy Christmas and a fab new year out there. I hope you all caught George Maguire on the Royal variety performance on TV. last night sadly he didn't play any guitar but I'm sure you will see him doing that on TV. soon watch this space you heard it here first :) Other than that for all of you out there thinking of giving me a call after Christmas to figure out what to do with your new guitars you got for pressies ......make that call you wont regret it

rock on

Jim

 

7.8.06

Hi been meaning to put this bit that was in last months yellow advertiser up on the site for a while and just got round to it now. Also please note I can now also be found in yellow pages. :)

27.7.06

Bit in the Echo about first Colney Hatch gig 

 30.6.06

Fame at last...... lol

The FRONT!! page of this weeks Yellow Advertiser !!

In close up :)

 

  12.5.08

Hi just to say I have added some pic's taken of COLNEY HATCH at rehearsal click here .

20.4.06

As I have said before I've been having a jam with some old mates and yes this has resulted in us putting together a band .We are proud to announce that COLNEY HATCH will be playing Toni's field Part in July and there should be a website up and running soon! Also I'm thinking of putting a musicians wanted /seeking page on here for free as some of my students keep asking me if I know anybody they can form bands with /jam with etc.. email me if you think its a good idea, or if you want to be included....

Rock on !

8.3.06

Now as my may have seen I have been advertising in the local press for tuition, I still have some open slots day times and evening so feel free to call. It would also seem that my little jam with my old mates may result in a gig this year in July, so watch this space.

27.2.06

 On the rock n roll front there is a chance I will be having a play with so old band mates of mine sooner or later from the good old days. Tim Steward, Lo Grant, and Gary Stewart- McCray....Original material and maybe the odd cover ....watch this space :)