Ed Hudson Band [Classic Rock, 3 piece]
Hi Ed, Pete and Stu, I would like to say how much I enjoyed last night's jam session at the Jolly Coopers %u2013 it was a pleasure to be part of it. Although you always have a great selection of songs, I thought this particular jam session had an outstanding choice and I would like to list them here for others to see. Ed Hudson Band i.e. house band 1.White Room. 2. Ain't No Love In The Heart of the City. 3.The Rocker. Ed with guest players including myself 4.Hey Joe. 5.Paint It Black. 6.Honky Tonk Women. 7.I Fought The Law. Richard and Ronnie %u2013 acoustic set 8.The Weight. 9.Mandolin Wind. 10.What's that Smells like Fish Brian Hendrix and Mark the Bassman 11.Maid In Heaven. 12.Foxy Lady. 13.Stone Free. 14.Third Stone From The Sun. Mark the Bassman with Ed 15.Wishing Well. 16.Feel Like Making Love. Richard C %u2013 acoustic set 17.Wild World. 18.You've Got To Hide Your Love Away. 19.Hey Jude Brian Hendrix and me and Ronnie 20.All Along The Watchtower House band/ensemble finish: 21.Satisfaction. 22.Like A Rolling S
DaveBThursday 4 October 2012
Thanks Dave...you've got a great memory!
Big thanks to the Ed Hudson band who played here at The North Star on Friday 6th August. Great gig, great tunes - oh happy days! looking forward to seeing you all again
JoanneThursday 12 August 2010
looking forward to playing there again,
As well as doing their "own" gigs, the Ed Hudson Band also host regular jam sessions in the local area.
The format is that the house band does three or four songs at the start, then guest musicians are "matched up" in the evening - often with one or more members of the house band, then the house band come on again at the end of the evening, often with some of the guest musicians, for a "grand finale".
In the last year or two, I've attended many of these sessions, initially as purely an audience member, but later I felt sufficiently encouraged to take my bass guitar out of hibernation and get back on stage myself.
N.B. The setlist for jams is not restricted to the songs normally played by the band in their "own" concerts.
In all, there must have been over 20 songs played at the White Horse in this gig (from 9pm to 11:30pm approx), here are some of the highlights...
1. Paint It Black - by the Ed Hudson Band.
A cracking version of this Stones classic - fantastic lively drumming from Stu, brilliant guitar work from Ed, strong vocals and driving bass from Pete.
2. Emerald - by the Ed Hudson Band.
A great version with some very fluid guitar and bass work.
3. All Along The Watchtower - guest Brian on vocals and guitar, guest Ed on bass.
Our friend Brian is a real Hendrix fan and never disappoints. Great supporting basswork from our guest Ed (oh yes, there was more than one Ed that evening...)
4. Voodoo Chile - same line-up, same comments from me.
5. Born To Be Wild - your author on bass, enjoying a fun run through of this song with Ed Hudson on guitar, with guest Steve on vocals and guest Holly on drums.
6. You Really Got Me - similar to 5.
7. Cocaine - Stu back on drums, also guest Marcel on sax. Oh yes, it's not all just drums and guitars with us...
Here's where your author puts his bass down carefully and rejoins the audience...
8. Locomotive Breath - Marcel moves to flute (so versatile!) and we welcome guest Pete J on bass. Great bluesy, groovy version of this song.
Superstition - very VERY funky...
9. Hey Joe - our guest Brian joins Ed on guitar and is clearly having a whale of a time with this one.
Our guest Jeff comes up on stage around this time for a short Van Morrison section - nice, bouncy, cheery versions of Brown Eyed Girl and Moondance. Sax/flute from our guest Don.
10. In The Midnight Hour - great soul sounds.
11. Echo Beach - the song that you may recognise as having been played before by Martha and the Muffins, Roxanne Wilde's Dimestars or Gabriella Cilmi - depending on the listener's "vintage". I remember all three - so there.
12. Valerie - as played by Amy Housewine. Excellent guest vocals from one of Jeff's relatives.
13. Take Me To The River - same line-up as 12. I confess, we often raid The Commitments' repertoire for our jams. They're great lively songs that invite audience participation...
14. Play That Funky Music - and they certainly did! Brilliant bass riff, plus groovy/funky rhythm guitar, great "wailing" guitar solo from Ed Hudson.
All in all, a very entertaining and quite diverse / eclectic night with something for everyone.
The pub also had some great guest ales on tap and were very welcoming to players and audience alike.
Technical notes for musicians:
Drums: Decent sized kit provided, mainly acoustic but occasionally an electronic one for smaller venues / quieter gigs.
Guitar: Bring your own guitar, but we have a lovely Marshall combo that you can plug into.
Bass: Bring your own bass, but we have a lovely Trace Elliott that you can plug into.
PA: Mackie 2 x 400W approx (I think) - just the right size for pub gigs.
We're a friendly bunch and don't bite (much), please feel free to come along and enjoy an evening of musical fun with us!
Dave the guest bass player...
DaveBThursday 22 July 2010
Thanks for your review Dave, your memory of line ups and songs is good! Jam nights are on the 1st (Jolly Coopers) and 3rd (White Horse) Wednesday of the month, both in Epsom, Surrey....see lemonrock gig listing for details.
It was great to see you again at the Coach and Horses, Isleworth, the other week. It was a cracking night, you played a great set, and the audience were dancing and singing along like there was no tomorrow. I never knew that "War Pigs" could be such a great singalong number! Looking forward to seeing you here again in June. We'll see if we can sing "Ain't No Love In The Heart of The City" louder than last time...
DaveBWednesday 8 April 2009
Thanks for your support-looking forward to the next gig at the Coach and Horses...
great to see you again ,since tyhe last time which was cardinal wolsey last year.Great set and nice to see you and Kath.Hope to catch you at the jolly farmers soon.
andySunday 5 April 2009
Yeah was another great night at the Windsor Castle-the band and crowd were on form, see you soon, Ed