Blues in the Pews

Starting on Saturday 18th September 7.30-10pm, Blues in the Pews is a brand new 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!

Mossflower performing at Front Garden Music Festival. 

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.

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. The launch at the church on the 18th September will feature a licensed bar, and under-18s are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult.

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

Scott O’Hara, Seed Director adds “This is a wonderful opportunity to add to the increasingly vibrant cultural life of Highbridge, that Seed is very pleased to commission. We very much look forward to the workshops that will appear later in the programme to encourage budding musicians to take to the stage for the first time, and for more experienced local players to enjoy a masterclass.”

Come along on Saturday 18th September for the free launch night of this monthly event. For more information and to keep in touch with future events, email bluesinthepews@gmail.com or check out www.facebook.com/bluesinthepews