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Warm welcome awaits all budding young musicians in The Calley Arms
12:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A JAMMING night is celebrating its eighth year of giving local musicians the opportunity to show off their talents.
The Chiseldon Jammers is an open mic night at the The Calley Arms, at Hodson, which allows anyone to come in and jam with like-minded souls.
The evening was set up in 2005 by Chris Evans and Mike Boswell, two local musicians, and the session has gone from strength to strength.
“It’s a great opportunity for musicians to come and perform in public,” said Chris.
“There are so many people who have a talent but don’t ever get an opportunity to demonstrate it.”
The Chiseldon Jammers had modest beginnings but is now a regular weekly event at the country pub.
“I met Mike in The Calley Arms. We were just playing small acoustic sessions but gradually more and more musicians saw what we where doing and it grew from there,” said Chris.
The sessions now attract more than 20 musicians a week, with some coming from all over Wiltshire.
“We have all types of music, from rock to folk. We have bands as well on occasion. The nights have a friendly atmosphere and everyone enjoys themselves.”
Young singer and songwriter Charlie-Anne Bradfield is a regular performer at the Chiseldon Jammers and all newcomers are welcome to join in.
“Charlie has said that it’s helped her confidence so we’d encourage any budding musicians to come down and have a go. We guarantee they’ll get to perform.”
The Chiseldon Jammers takes place every Thursday between 7.30pm and 11pm and is free. For more information call The Calley Arms on 01793 740350.