The New Jump Band gigs’ 1965-1967

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

Originally known as Red White’s Blues, the musicians changed name to The New Jump Band around September 1965. Based in Walthamstow, London, the line-up comprised:

Laurie (Lawrence) Beazley – lead vocals/harmonica

Steve Sayer – guitar

Bob Hodges – Hammond organ

Bob (Robert) Barker – bass

George Mugele – tenor saxophone (had joined on 5 June 1965)

Mike Scoble – alto saxophone (had joined on 24 September 1965)

Tony (Anthony) McVey – drums

 1965:

1 October 1965 – Wellington Avenue Youth Club, Chingford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

2 October 1965 – Memorial Hall, Woodford, Essex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

8 October 1965 – William Elliott Whittingham Youth Club, Walthamstow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

23 October 1965 – Memorial Hall, Woodford, Essex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

24 October 1965 – London Cavern Club, Holland Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

2 November 1965 – London Cavern Club, Holland Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

4 November 1965 – Society Hall, Cordelia Road, Stanwell, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

5 November 1965 – London School of Economics student dance, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

6 November 1965 – Cavendish Hall, Hatfield, Hertfordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

7 November 1965 – Greenford Hotel, Southall, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

11 November 1965 – London Cavern Club, Holland Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

13 November 1965 – Hillside School Dance, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

14 November 1965 – Lea Valley Social Club, North Chingford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

20 November 1965 – Memorial Hall, Woodford, Essex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

24 November 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham with Duke Lee (Melody Maker)

 

Laurie and Steve, 1965

2 December 1965 – Society Hall, Cordelia Road, Stanwell, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

4 December 1965 – Goldhawk Social Club, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

5 December 1965 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary’s Cray, Orpington, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

7 December 1965 – London Cavern Club, Holland Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

8 December 1965 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

10 December 1965 – Bexley Heath Co-op Hall, Bexley Heath, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

11 December 1965 – Sydney Burnell School Dance, Walthamstow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

12 December 1965 – Lea Valley Social Club, North Chingford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

16 December 1965 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

18 December 1965 – Private party, Wembley, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

19 December 1965 – Byron Hotel, Greenford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

21 December 1965 – Private Party, Buckhurst Hill, Essex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

23 December 1965 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

24 December 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

31 December 1965 – Swanley Youth Centre, Swanley, Kent (Bob Hodges’ diary)

31 December 1965-1 January 1966 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Memorial Hall, Woodford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

6 January 1966 – Harvest Moon, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

7 January 1966 – Woodstock Hotel, North Cheam, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

8 January 1966 – Austral Club, Sidcup, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

9 January 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

15 January 1966 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

22 January 1966 – Imperial College, Kensington, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

23 January 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

27 January 1966 – Byron, Greenford, London with Diversion (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

28 January 1966 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

29 January 1966 – Isleworth Public Hall, Isleworth, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

30 January 1966 – Prince of Wales Hotel, Kingsbury, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

5 February 1966 – Stanwell Community Centre, Stanwell, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

12 February 1966 – Ste Peters In The Forest Youth Club, Walthamstow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

26 February 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

5 March 1966 – Imperial College, Kensington, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

6 March 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

12 March 1966 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, London (NME)

13 March 1966 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary Cray, Orpington, London (afternoon) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

13 March 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (evening) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

19 March 1966 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

25 March 1966 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

26 March 1966 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, London (NME)

27 March 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

1 April 1966 – Continental Club, Edmonton, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

6 April 1966 – Highams Park Youth Club, Highams Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

9-10 April 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

23 April 1966 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, London (NME)

30 April 1966 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary Cray, Orpington, London (afternoon) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

30 April 1966 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (evening) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

7 May 1966 – Isleworth Polytechnic, Isleworth, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

14 May 1966 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

18 May 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

21 May 1966 – Abbs Cross School, Hornchurch, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

27 May 1966 – Ricky Tick, Guildford, Surrey (Bob Hodges’ diary)

28 May 1966 – Cadillac Club, the Aquarium, Brighton, West Sussex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

29 May 1966 – Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

30 May 1966 – Garden of Eden Club, Wheatley Bridge Hotel, Wheatley, Oxfordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

The band at El Partido

4 June 1966 – Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

11 June 1966 – Zambesi Club, Hounslow, London with The Yardbirds (Bob Hodges’ diary)

During the summer Steve Sayer and Bob Barker both departed. Geoff Pearce took over guitar and John Cushen assumed bass duties. Bob Hodges remembers that Mike Scoble also left in the summer months. He was replaced by Geoff Condon.

1 July 1966 – Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bob Hodges’ diary)

16 July 1966 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

23 July 1966 – Taggs Island Ballroom, Hampton Court, Middlesex (Bob Hodges’ diary)

During September Trevor Hubbert took over guitar from Geoff Pearce. The New Jump Band also lost their drummer Tony McVey who was going to study percussion at the Royal Academy of Music. He was initially replaced by Mr W Porter, who was quickly succeeded by John Herridge via a MM advert.

 The new line-up comprised:

 Laurie (Lawrence) Beazley – lead vocals/harmonica

Trevor Hubbert – guitar

Bob Hodges – Hammond organ

John Cushen – bass

George Mugele – tenor saxophone

Geoff Condon – alto saxophone

John Herridge – drums

 

10 September 1966 – Star Hotel, Croydon, London (Bob Hodges’ diary) New line-up debuted

15 September 1966 – Glow Rooms, Reading, Berkshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

17 September 1966 – Memorial Hall, Woodford, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

24 September 1966 – Kensington Youth Club, East Ham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

30 September 1966 – Silver Links, Streatham (Balham & Tooting News & Mercury)

 

1 October 1966 – Cellar Club, Lambeth, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

7 October 1966 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary Cray, Orpington, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

15 October 1966 – Highams Park Youth Club, Highams Park, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

29 October 1966 – New Yorker Club, Swindon, Wiltshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

12 November 1966 – Aylesbury College of Further Education, Aylesbury, Bucks (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

16 December 1966 – Hammersmith College of Further Education, Hammersmith, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

Bob Hodges left at this stage to join The Attack. They group brought in trumpet player Al Mayne

1967:

25 January 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

 

10 February 1967 – Bucks Association of Youth Clubs, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Tridents (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

3 March 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

10 March 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

11 March 1967 – Ska-Bar Club, Woolwich, London (South East London Mercury)

26 March 1967 – Crawdaddy, Taggs Island, Hampton, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

6 May 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Mack Sound and Two of Each (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

26 May 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 May 1967 – Ska-Bar Club, Woolwich, London (South East London Mercury)

 

19 August 1967 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire (Banbury Guardian)

 

4 September 1967 – Penny Farthing Club, Southend, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

23 September 1967 – London Hotel, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

 

7 October 1967 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks with Show of Hands (Bucks Free Press)

 

17 November 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser)

25 November 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

26 November 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Art Movement, The Apex and The Trap (Melody Maker)

 

10 December 1967 – Final of £1,000 beat competition, Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Syrian Blues, Johnny & The Rivals, The Art Movement and The Gods

23 December 1967 – London Hotel, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

30 December 1967 – Legion Hall, Amersham (Bucks Free Press)

Thanks to Bob Hodges for sharing his diary of gigs and the photos

 

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