The Gumbo Room Blues Jam
The Governor Hindmarsh and Adelaide Roots & Blues Association (ARBA) are proud to combine and to present the weekly “Gumbo Room” Blues Jam with weekly feature band at the front bar of The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel every Thursday from 8.30pm onward.
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
59 Port Rd.
Jam Night Guide
- The ARBA Thursday Night Gumbo Room Blues Jam provides a meeting point for Blues musicians. It is a source of entertainment for members of ARBA and lovers of Blues music and it is a showcase for emerging and established talents in the Blues scene.
- The order placed on the board is not necessarily the order of who will play first.
- Each combination will do a 3-4 song set of no more than 15 minutes. A five minute changeover is expected
- We provide a drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp and vocal PA. Musicians are expected to provide their own Harp amps, drum sticks and any equipment not supplied by the Gumbo Room.
- The purpose of the Gumbo Blues Jam is to bring enjoyment to jammers and audience alike and to promote the role of the Adelaide Roots and Blues association.
- The Jam Coordinator has the last say regarding sets and has the right to refuse musicians who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- The Jam Night has a Jam Coordinator/Stage Manager and Sound Engineer. The Jam Coordinator is responsible for forming combos from the jammers who have nominated.
- The Jam Coordinator has the right to ask musicians to turn down the volume
- Musicians need to recognise and support the contributions of other musicians.
- To be guaranteed a spot on the night a musician needs to have their name on the Jam board by 9.15 pm. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed a spot but the Jam Coordinator will attempt to give everybody an opportunity to jam.
- Courteous and thoughtful behaviour should be shown at all times.
- Musicians must take care of Gumbo Room equipment. Failure to do so may result in participation in the Jam being restricted and/or paying for damages.
- Players are expected to be familiar with standard Blues songs and prepared to play when their turn arrives.
- The Jam Coordinator determines the order, encouraging discussion and negotiation with all jammers present to provide fair opportunity, maximum inclusion and, where possible, a varied mix.
- Blues music should be the only music played. We are a Blues association.
- It is expected that jammers will perform at a standard that complements fellow jammers.