Treva Scobie with son Caelan get warmed up for the weekly jam sessions.
Treva Scobie with son Caelan get warmed up for the weekly jam sessions. Emma Channon

Muso tunes up for weekly jam-night

LOCAL musicians will be able to have their time in the spotlight when a weekly jam-night begins at the Horse and Jockey next month.

The jam nights will take place every Thursday night and all musicians – of all ages and instruments – are invited to join in.

Organiser for the jams, guitarist Treva Scobie, said the idea behind the regular jam was to provide as much exposure for musicians as was possible.

Mr Scobie has begun similar session in Toowoomba and said they have been overwhelmingly successful.

“Some people have played in bands before and some have never,” he said.

“But they all enjoy it – that’s what I love the most, seeing their enjoyment and also seeing people overcome their initial fear and play in different circumstances.”

Mr Scobie is a band member himself and has supported the likes of The Angels and Melbourne group 1927 among others.

He said live music was getting overtaken by other forms of music.

“It’s getting inundated with ‘press play’ DJs and pre-recorded stuff,” he said.

“I think it’s a real art of playing an instrument in front of an audience and I really want to keep that art alive.

“And musicians really get a buzz from the crowd too – it works both ways.”

Anyone is welcome to attend the jam nights, which will start Thursday June 2.

The jam will take place at the Horse and Jockey from 9pm. Phone Treva Scobie for details on 0403 127 797.



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