Home town band will be jamming in Carluke

Jam Club.
Jam Club.

It might be third time lucky for a band of Carluke musicians. Twice Jam Club have played successful gigs, but then the musicians have returned to their normal lives.

But now the band are reforming for a local audience.

Jam Club is made up of four childhood friends from Carluke – Stephen McLeary, Dougie Frew and brothers Billy and John Pringle.

Although they haven’t played many gigs together, they are all very experienced musicians and performers with literally thousands of gigs all over the UK under their belts.

Between them, as members of bands Soul Circus, ArchAngel and Revery Me, they have been at T in the Park, headlined shows at Liverpools’ Cavern Club and played venues across London at the invite of Creation Records founder Alan McGee, as well as sharing the bill with acts such as Glasvegas, the Airbourne Toxic Event, Peter Hook and Brett Anderson.

In 2015, the four friends joined forces to play a one-off gig in Oban, putting together a three-hour set of uplifting and lively rock, pop and soul cover songs under the name Jam Club.

The gig was a great success. A packed venue responded well, dancing and singing along the entire time.

But after that, the members of Jam Club all went back to their respective bands and day jobs.

However, 2017 saw Jam Club re-form for another one-off show at Gigha music festival. Sticking to the same format as last time, the band went down a storm again.

This led the guys to think it would be worthwhile to keep it up a bit longer and play a show closer to home.

Now Jam Club will now play the Gallery in Carluke on Friday, November 10.

Entry is free to encourage as many people as possible to go along and have a great night.

And they promise a lively night with uplifting songs from the 1950s to present day being played, with cover versions of music by artists such as James Brown, the Jackson 5, the Beatles, Queen, Lionel Richie and Bob Marley.