The Seale Arms, Dartmouth
My first time at The Seale Arms Dartmouth, I travelled up from Kingsbridge to check out the venue & the band tonight were the fabulous Bail Jumpers. I had heard these guys were a bit wild and what a treat. They looked a bit of a motley crew with names like; Lurch, Dick Scratcher and a red hot guitar man called Seamore Bush! Their music was rough and ready with interesting choices that really pleased the crowd who the band played up to all night. Stand out songs were: Psycho Killer, Unchain My Heart, You Shook Me All Night Long and a great cover of the Screaming Lord Sutch song: I’m a Hog For You Baby. Two full one hour sets (unusual for a band,) had us all jumping.
A brilliant night and a great venue.
The Kings Arms, Exeter
This was the 2nd gig of the day for these crazy guys, who were followed to The Kings Arms by most of the crowd who had seen them at the previous pub they played in, which should give you an indication as to just how good they are!
They hit the ground running with Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak” then marched on through Bad Company’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love”; a great song called “Riot in Cell Block Number 9” followed by a cracking version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House” featuring double sax and guitar solos, then they really rocked the house with a number called “Bad Boy For Love”.
The antics and banter throughout the gig were hilarious… The second set was awesome and although it was hot we loved it. The highlight of the evening for me had to be ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ sung by the drummer whilst still playing drums!
I’m going to join this bands fan club!
“TO SAY THEY ROCKED… WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT”
New Quay Inn, Teignmouth
What a fantastic afternoon’s live music was had in Teignmouth on Easter Bank holiday Sunday with The Bail Jumpers. We turned up at the New Quay Inn hoping to see a live band inside and they were outside the pub in the sunshine set up and ready to go.
A well polished performance from these guys who were as tight as a drum and full of energy despite the boiling weather.
They played some awesome music from the Monkees ‘Daydeam Believer’ to Electric Six’s ‘Gay Bar’ (the antics had us in giggles). What a amazing version of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Red House’ with Saxophone and guitar solos – one of the best renditions I have heard with the big guy at the front belting it out and we all sang along to Billy Idol’s ‘In The Midnight Hour’. In all the band played well over 2.5 hours.
It was said by the front man that the Sax player was Axel Rose’s Dad, and it must be true because he’s the spitting image!
I’m told the band will be back again next year. So will we.
Roll on The Bail Jumpers!
The Old Manor Inn, Paignton
Friday night I went to see a band I have never seen before, The Bail Jumpers. What a great band they are and to say they rocked the place would be an understatement.
From the off they had us all jumping, singing then dancing with some great numbers. We loved Red House, Rebel Yell, Molly’s Chamber (sang by Dan the guitar player who was the star of the show) and Gay Bar (sung by Robbie, again another star but then they all were). Red House was amazing.
The highlights of the night were the evergreen “Whisky in the Jar” to which we sang our hearts out and the Sax man came into his own on their encore, “Superstition”.
Blinding drum solo in “Born to be Wild” and the poor roadie (Chopper, the mind boggles) was given stick all night.
I believe they have been booked in for next year and we can’t wait to have them back.
Thanks for a lovely evening boys, best night out I’ve had in ages.