Special event on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015
Birmingham band Patsy Fuller and The Revelators will be marking their place on The Jam House’s wall of fame later this month when they deliver the venue’s 10,000th live performance on this hallowed stage.
The band, made up of soul singer Patsy Fuller, bass player James Crosdale, drummer Hugh Graham, David Austin Grey on keyboard and Sam Rogers on Saxophone, will be appearing at the venue on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd April.
Patsy’s group will be topping the impressive list of artists who have graced the stage over the venue’s 16 years in the city’s trendy Jewellery Quarter.
Talented Patsy, who works as a health service manager during the day before filling her evenings with gigs alongside The Revelators band with their smooth and sassy mix of groovin’ jazz, fused with undertones of Delta and Chicago blues, said they were proud to be on stage at such an iconic venue and to be joining the league of other top acts from around the World who have performed there.
She said: “Being the 10,000th performance at The Jam House is a great achievement in itself. It’s a privilege to play with a very talented and experienced band, bringing the words of my music alive and bringing the feel and groove of the music to an accessible audience. The Jam House is a significant part of Birmingham music and social entertainment and have supported local bands, sometimes providing the launch pad necessary to gain recognition. It feels good being a part of the vibrant music scene in Birmingham and we look forward to making history on Wednesday, 22nd April. We really hope to be welcoming a number of our fans along on the evening, as well as meeting a whole new crowd who perhaps haven’t heard our unique sound before.”
Other artists who have played at The Jam House include legends, Ben E King and Edwin Starr, soul singers Beverley Knight and Mica Paris, rockers Robert Plant and Snow Patrol, and pop bands, Westlife. No musical genre has been left off The Jam House’s playlist in a quest to bring the best entertainment to the city’s music fans.
Patsy Fuller and The Revelators have performed at The Jam House four times previously. The band formed in 2008 and have played throughout the world, including at St Lucia Jazz Festival, Moscow and Florida.
Patsy’s debut album ‘Rhapsody to Revelation’ featured her top blues hit ‘One Fine Day’, which got to number three in the top 100 Blues Charts on iTunes.
The band all have deep roots in Birmingham, the Black Country and the Midlands. Drummer Hugh joined the Birmingham School of Samba in Moseley in 1990, and later joined the Birmingham Afro Bloc, based in Handsworth. Bassist James became a Revelator in 2011 having previously played in a number of Latin, Salsa, Jazz and Reggae Bands throughout the city. Keyboardist David studied music at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire, while Saxophonist Sam Rogers joined the Midland Youth jazz Orchestra at the age of 12, and the Walsall Youth Jazz Orchestra at just 13‐years‐old. He has played for a number of Birmingham blues bands, and has played the Birmingham International Jazz Festival for a number of years.
Patsy herself who lives in Edgbaston, is keen for the band to continue with its fusion of jazz, reggae, samba and blues to ignite a new energy into the jazz avant‐garde and bring the cool back into vogue.
It was just last year The Jam House marked its 15th anniversary, and it has been a firm favourite for music fans since Jools Holland tinkled the ivories on the opening night.
Jam House general manager John Bunce, said: “When I first moved to Birmingham, there was a number of smaller venues where you could enjoy live music and see ‘big acts’ in a relatively intimate setting, and getting up close to those headline acts is obviously a big attraction for fans. Many of these places have now gone, whilst we continue to mix top flight shows with regular features, such as our monthly acoustic sessions, salsa events, and Gospel nights, as well as the weekend nights out. The audience gets to enjoy the full live music experience every night.”
The Jam House is a one stop destination for a great evening, as guests can dance the night away and also enjoy fine food from Head Chef, Adam Barrow.
John added: “The night of the 10,000th performance is going to be very special for us all and we hope to get many of our regulars and also those curious to know more about what we are about, come along and enjoy the celebrations.”
Five reasons to love The Jam House
1. The Jam House is an iconic music venue, offering an eclectic playlist of acts five nights a week.
From soul to blues, jazz to rock, even reggae to Salsa, the Jam House prides itself on cherry‐ picking the very best high quality musicians and entertaining performers. Music‐lovers can enjoy performances in an intimate setting.
2. Fine dining in a warm, friendly environment.
From wood pigeon with beetroot puree to spring lamb with a herb crust, enjoy a good meal on the balcony overlooking the stage. Two courses are just £28 and three courses are £35.
3. See the next big thing...
Jools Holland, Snow Patrol and Jamie Cullum, they’ve all performed live at The Jam House. Who knows, you may just see the next big thing first…
4. Nights out with a unique twist.
Ever wanted to learn how to salsa? See a Gospel choir outside of church? Rub shoulders with an array of England rugby legends? The Jam House offers a little something different to do on a night out in Birmingham.
5. Host your next party here.
Located in the heart of the beautiful St Paul’s Square, The Jam House can accommodate private parties and meetings.