Discover the city’s top undiscovered talent at Sam’s Jams – where all Manc musicians are welcome


Sam’s Chop House will be shaking up the Manchester music scene with a new event every other Thursday.

Sam’s Jams will see organiser Patrick Legard and his phenomenal house band rock out some serious tunes covering a range of genres before opening up the stage to anyone in the crowd who fancies getting up and showing off what they can do.

All performers are welcome to get up and join in, whether they are seasoned pros or complete newbies and just fancy giving it a go.

Whether it’s punk, soul, funk, blues, jazz or hip-hop, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. And all you have to do to get involved is turn up on the night and let them know you fancy a jam.

Make yourselves known, get up with the band and pick up an instrument or mic and show them what you’ve got.

The jam starts at 8.30pm with a six-piece house band comprising guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and horn, with Patrick singing and hosting.

Patrick tells us that he wants anyone and everyone to head on down and join in with the house band if they fancy it, regardless of their ability.

We’re really trying to create a platform for all musicians, whether it’s younger people and students or older, more seasoned performers. No matter what their level, they can just come and have a jam with us.

“The house band are really good and whether you’re really good or just a beginner, you can get up and give it a go.

“Guests get up and perform with the band throughout the night – and the house band supply all the instruments so anyone that wants to get up and have a jam doesn’t have to worry about bringing instruments with them.

“It’s how I mostly started getting to know people when I first came to Manchester – and a little while ago there weren’t any jam nights going on. So we thought it’d be good to get one started, and the Chop House kindly offered their space.

“There’s quite a vast amount of musicians around Manchester that are all really talented because of the music scene. And from getting to know them through other jams, they’re performing at our jam night now.

“And as well as musicians, we’re also wanting singers, MCs and even spoken word artists – and we’re open to people with native instruments, too. We want to create a really diverse experience.

“If you play, come down and get involved with a top quality house band and meet other musicians in the city that you can connect with. It’s a great networking opportunity for people looking to meet other musicians – and we guarantee it’s always good tunes.”

Promising a great atmosphere, Patrick wants to encourage students to attend. And with some awesome drinks offers, including 3 for 2 on house spirits and Brooklyn lager, it’s a no-brainer.

Sam’s Jams next event is on 11th April at 8.30pm, and it’s free to attend.

With its cool underground vibes, it’s a great place to enjoy some of Manchester’s best local musical talent.


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