Uncle Stan are about to hit the road. 1st March sees the band perform their first gig at Jamie's favourite pub (the one he calls his local even though it isn't,) legendary music venue - The Midland, Killamarsh. The Midland has been closed for a few weeks, but has now been refurbished and re-opened with the lovely Ivy at the helm. Ivy continues the pubs tradition of suporting live music - so all we need now is you. Get down to The Midland on Saturday and check out Uncle Stan's harmony fuelled, 100% live, old school musical prowess.
Jamie has a new band to talk about. "Uncle Stan is a lighthearted name for a band that is very serious about making great music, but we have a lot of fun doing it. We have tried our best to put together a very varied set of material, consisting of classic songs of all eras, rather than just banging out the predictable song choices. We have all been members of Eaglesque, a band with a reputation for our harmony work - which sadly seems to be a dying art, but fear not, this outfit is taking that harmony work to a new level. Between us we know a huge amount of material, so you never know exactly what might end up in the set - and we are 100% live so by all means shout out a request, it's not like we're going to have to refuse because we don't have the correct backing track for your favourite song! It has been such a relief getting back to that old school approach of music first. The heart and soul of music is in the hands of the performers, not the hard drive of a laptop. We're having a lot of fun and making a great noise - we just want to get out there and entertain people and enjoy ourselves." Please see the Uncle Stan page for more info.
"Thanks so much to the great many of you that have sent me happy birthday wishes today. I'm a little overwhelmed and there's no way I could even begin to thank all of you personally. I've had a very enjoyable day, but it feels a little weird - I haven't done the slightest bit of work all day. Back to it tomorrow, with a rehearsal with the new band."
Happy Birthday Jamie.
Jamie Mallender's Academy Of Rock has been a huge success. The diary is full and no more spaces are available at this time. However, in order to teach even more hours, Jamie will be teaching one to one bass lessons on Skype. Further info available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org