Blues in the Pews

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Monthly open mic and jam

Blues in the Pews is a monthly open mic and jam night at St John’s Church in Highbridge. Featuring house band Mossflower, all are invited to come along and enjoy the music, either in the audience or from the stage!

The evening starts with a set from Mossflower, the house band led by Rev’d Martin Little. Musicians are encouraged to ‘sit in’ with the band, either to sing or bring an instrument to play although participation is not compulsory. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in or simply come along and listen to the local talent in Highbridge.

Blues in the Pews has a licensed bar, and under-18s are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult. There will also be workshops on blues improvisation, songwriting and performance skills soon.

Diary dates

The monthly Blues in the Pews  takes place on the 3rd Sat of the month at 7.30pm

Priest-in-Charge of St John’s, The Rev’d Martin Little says “Our vision at St John’s is to be a people of courage sharing God’s love across our community. This of course means we do all the normal things a church does, but it also means thinking outside the box! Live music is really popular in Highbridge, and we’re hoping that Blues in the Pews will appeal to music-lovers and musicians alike, many of whom have been starved of opportunities to perform during the pandemic. It’s all about bringing the community together to celebrate the gift of music.

Rev’d Martin played in bands for many years before training to be a Vicar, and his band Mossflower are the house band for Blues in the Pews.

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Join the jam every third(ish) Saturday of the month! Bring your instrument or just come along

Additional Workshops

As well as our monthly Jam, we sometimes deliver additional workshops. Please read on to find out more about our past workshops and join the mailing list to keep in touch with future events.

Guitar Masterclass

With Ruzz Evans
Gretsch-endorsed guitarist of Blues Ruzz.

FREE entry but places must be booked in advance

For info email:

St John’s Church,

School of Blues!

A weekend of FREE workshops to improve your musical and technical skills and learn new ones.

  • Keyboards
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Sound Engineering

All workshops are run by experienced performers including some Blues in the Pews regulars, as well as guest educators from across Somerset and Bristol.
Workshops are open to all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) and are for different levels of experience and ability (see below for the full programme).
Places are FREE but must be booked in advance.

St John’s Church, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3HS

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