The Barley Mow, Shepperton Green [Live Music Pub]
The World Jazz Collective returned to the wonderful Barley Mow, Shepperton with new music and new musicians. With six saxophones, two trumpets, flute, guitar and rhythm section there was always going to be a big sound but while some arrangements included the whole ensemble such as the New Orleans style Makeshift Mardi-Gras and the rhythmic South African Dancing at the Waterhole there was also dulcet saxophone and flute solos, trumpet and bass guitar duets and the bands' trademark exhibition percussion. Two new arrangements of rarely heard classics, Thelonius Monk's Bemsha Swing and Ornette Coleman's Lonely Woman were well received and an enthusiastic audience provided well deserved applause for this band of all but one, amateur musicians. The band practice in northwest Surrey and new players are always welcome.Howard Lawes, Thursday 12 December 2019
Watched the band last night at the Barley Mow Shepperton and what a great evening it was. The musicianship is perfect and the lead singer is extremely talented. All in our group said they are one of the best pub bands we’ve seen. I am now a fan !Anthony D., Sunday 21 July 2019
Wow, Thank you Anthony and Co, this is praise indeed. We had a fantastic night and are so glad you enjoyed it
Excellent gig (as always) by Ransom last night in a great venue; thanks Matt, Dave, Zach and Will - went home and slept with one eye open!
See you again soon - Bob & Di.Saturday 18 May 2019
Thanks Bob and Di, always a pleasure to see you guys :)
P.S Thanks for your support at our Charity gig for Brain Tumour and St Georges Hospital on Saturday.
Had the pleasure of seeing this group at the Barley Mow Shepperton last night , such a good group ,brilliant range of songs ,hopeing you will be back at the Barley in the near future.thank you for a great night .Sunday 24 June 2018
Thanks so much! A very enjoyable evening in a brilliant pub and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Eat At Joe's are definitely a cut (or two) above the average pub band - a very professional outfit who have eons of experience between them. Their gig at The Barley Mow, Shepperton was excellent with most of the audience up and dancing and clapping enthusiastically at the end of each song. They are different from your typical pub covers in that they don't play the usual pub rock standards - which is actually a refreshing and pleasant surprise. The mix of material is great. I even liked their version of 'Money's Too Tight To Mention', and I'm not a 'Simply Red' fan by a long way. Pete shows his vocal credentials on Al Green's 'Lets Stay Together'. A lot of singers would steer clear of such a classic, but Eat At Joe's more than delivered with their own take on the song.
Check them out!Wednesday 31 January 2018
Thank you for the great comments - really pleased you enjoyed it, and hope to see you again soon!