The Bail Jumpers [Rock / Blues, 4 piece]
Friday night I went to see a band I have never seen before, The Bail Jumpers (although I recognised the singer). What a great band they are - a four piece with a guest Sax player and to say they rocked the place would be an understatement.
From the off they had us all jumping, singing then dancing with some great numbers. We loved Red House, Rebel Yell, Molly's Chamber (sang by Dan the guitar player who was the star of the show) and Gay Bar (sung by Robbie, again another star but then they all were). Red House was amazing.
The highlights of the night were the evergreen "Whisky in the Jar" (done by the band for the first time) to which we sang our hearts out and the sax man came into his own on their encore, "Superstition".
Blinding drum solo in "Born to be Wild" and the poor roadie (Chopper, the mind boggles) was given stick all night.
I believe they have been booked in for next year and we can't wait to have them back. Thanks for a lovely evening boys, best night out I've had in ages.
OwenMonday 4 October 2010
thanks owen we are indeed booked to return in 2011 and hope to see you then ,dick
I'm down in Teignmouth on holiday and thought I would catch a few bands in carnival week.
Down a small road near the Docks is a pub called the Newquay Inn who have bands every Friday and Saturday (it really is a great venue, very lively).
The poster said the Bail Jumpers Rock and Blues band bought to you c/o Devon probation Service! I thought this looks like fun and I was spot on.
What a great band in your face from the off. They were quite a lively bunch of varying ages, the singer and drummer looked in their 40s and the bassman and guitar player looked like teenagers. Some great numbers, Deep Purple's Black Night and Smoke, Wishing Well, Rebel Yell... and Gay Bar had me in stitches.
The work on Red House was amazing - the big man sang from the soles of his boots and some wicked guitar from Mr Seamore Bush - these guys were a laugh a minute and took great delight in winding up the barmaid whose birthday it was.
We were shouting for "more more more" at the end - thanks for a great night out guys.
jimMonday 26 July 2010
you're welcome jim come to teignmouth more often
Had a great time at the Village Inn, Exeter on Friday night. We popped in to see the Bailjumpers and what a great night it turned out to be.
This is a band of musicians who get together about 12 times a year for fun and they have really bonded.
We were treated to some great tunes from a four piece band with 3 accomplished front men (even the drummer can sing and did).
The highlight of the evening for me was an amazing version of Jimi Hendrix's Red House, I swear the hairs stood up on the back of my neck!
Some kicking songs followed from Electric Six, The Monkees, Deep Purple, Rage Against the Machine and even Rose Tattoo!
An amazing night. I wish these guys gigged more often.
paulMonday 19 April 2010
thanks paul next gig will be at the end of may in exeter
Went to see a new band on the circuit Saturday night called the Bail Jumpers. And was I glad I did. It was a great show, good fun and great tunes.
These guys are pro's and play in many other bands apart from this one. We were amazed at how many numbers they did from Slade to Rage Against the Machine whilst shouting at each other "oi wrong key!".
Loved "Gay Bar" and "Superstition".
The gig was great with 3 encores, I think we will be seeing a lot of the Bail Jumpers from now on.
This amount of talent from these four guys surely won't stop at 12 gigs a year will it?
Loved the Bail Jumpers, who are part of the el-cojones website the aptly named www.wheresallthedirtywomen.com
Where to next then?
michelleMonday 18 January 2010
thanks michelle our next slated gig is in taunton but we are scouting arround for a few more
On holiday from Sussex, popped in to the Newquay Inn because of the queue in the Ship and their music festival was in full swing, I sat down and never went back.
These guys were awesome.
The played great music, The Clash, Free, The Fratellis (great one), ooh r sis (ha).
But the evening belonged to the two frontmen who ribbed the crowd all night, and the things they said to the bar staff were hysterical leading to them being pounded with ice cubes!
The drummer wore a gimp mask and several references were made to the bass player's consumption of antibiotics for some reason.
The story of the local girl and the Bermuda triangle will stay with me forever.
I went home with my side splitting - thanks guys, great night.
joeWednesday 2 September 2009
thanks joe enjoy the rest of your holiday