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558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)

Blue Notes Jam Night

♦    Thursday 23rd June    ♦




It’s a Blue Notes Jam Night this Thursday. Bring your instrument if you'd like to join in. If not, just come along and listen to some sweet, sweet music.

John Smith Trio
16th June


Top local guitarist, John Smith returns to the Silvershine Club to bring us some more scintillating Jazz guitar. John is one of the very best Jazz guitarists in the West Midlands and has played with some of the best the region has to offer including our founder Andy Hamilton MBE and Silvershine favourites the Steve King Big Band.

Completing the trio are Ray "Pablo" Brown, who played on the Andy Hamilton's best selling Silvershine LP, on double bass and Hamilton family prodigy, Louis Hamilton Foad, on drums

If you love Jazz Guitar, you'll love this!


Celebrating the Life & Music of
Andy Hamilton
with The Blue Notes, Xhosa Cole Quartet, Soweto Kinch & more...
♦    Thursday 10th June    ♦

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Andy Hamilton

Put Friday June 10th in your diary. It will be ten years since the passing of our founder, Andy Hamilton MBE, and we will be holding a celebration of his music and his legacy. The Blue Notes will be joined by Soweto Kinch and Xhosa Cole will be performing with his band.


There will be more happening on the night including a blue plaque to celebrate Andy Hamilton and a host of young musicians. We will update you with news as it breaks, but here's the Flyer, below, and a link to purchase tickets.

Tickets are now available and they can be purchased from Ticketlab by clicking this link
  Celebrating the Life & Music of Andy Hamilton MBE
Friday 10th June
Xhosa Cole Quartet-
Xhosa Cole, Steve Saunders,
Josh Vadiveloo,
Louis Hamilton-Foad
Blue Notes-
Andy Gayle, Kirk Ricketts,
Tim Amann, Paul Foad,
Gabriel Amann,
Louis Hamilton-Foad,
John Smith, Fitzroy Coward, Eddie
Special Guest- Soweto Kinch, Archie
Tulk, Alex Polack, Jasmine Belle

To commemorate 10 years since the passing of the legendary Andy
Hamilton, we have a fabulous line up of musicians joining us who have all
been influenced by his musical legacy.
Kicking off this special evening will be past and present Blue Notes, playing
some of Andy's compositions. They will later joined by several special
guests, a lot of them Brummies, born and bred!


Dr Steve's Jazz Surgery
with Steve Tromans & Selected Guests
♦    Thursday 2nd June    ♦


with Steve Tromans piano
Sonia Granger flutes
Mike Green double bass
& Steve Palmer drums/percussion

Last time Dr Steve Tromans brought his Jazz Surgery to the Silvershine we promised you something new every gig, and we can honestly say that this time he hasn't let us down. A new line up features Sonia Granger on flutes with Mike Green on bass and Steve Palmer (brother of Carl and former house drummer at Ronnie Scott's in Brum) on drums and percussion. Completing the line up is the excellent Mike Green on double bass.


Doctor Steve is promising music inspired by the players in the band and the colours they inspired, so, as he puts it, come and enjoy some synesthesia. Sounds fascinating!


To whet you appetite Here's a sample of Steve Tromans and Sonia Granger improvising: 

This week his band is:

Blue Notes Jam Night

♦    Thursday 21st April    ♦




It’s a Blue Notes Jam Night this Thursday. Bring your instrument if you'd like to join in. If not, just come along and listen to some sweet, sweet music.

Neil C Young Quartet
Thursday 19th May 

Steve Tromans Band

This Thursday virtuoso jazz guitarist, Neil C Young, returns to the Silvershine Jazz Club.

Neil C Young has been described as “ of Britain's best-kept jazz secrets”, but he seems to have played across the world. Eric Elias from the US magazine ‘Just Jazz Guitar Magazine’ says “Taking the funk of John Scofield, Jim Hall’s harmonic world and cool of George Benson” Neil C. Young is “full of soul and energy” and that “the arrangements are beautiful”.

He will be playing a selection of tracks from the 'ReWorks' project, retaining the sould but finding new hooks and new energy and life to breath into classic tunes and some unlikely bangers

The full line up is:

ReWorks Pt. 1 is now available on 
Bandcamp for streaming or download
and Pt. 2 is set for a summer release.
Neil C Young
Neil's Website


♦ N U G O ♦
Thursday 12th May


Docxtor Steve

Initially billed as a trio, this gig has expanded to a line up of seven wonderful musicians including 4 horns.

Nugo plays driving tunes-based music inspired by the legacy of South African and British free jazz.

The line-up is:

This really is a “not to be missed” gig!  


Dr Steve's Jazz Surgery
with Steve Tromans & Selected Guests
♦    Thursday 5th May    ♦


Docxtor Steve

Dr Steve Tromans is turning his Jazz Surgery concept into a regular gig to be held at the Silvershine Jazz Club, starting 5th May. Every month he will be at the piano with selected guests improvising on a variety of themes.


A Symphony Hall taster gig went down a storm, so here's a chance to support a classy local improvising musician in a more intimate club atmosphere, and, of course, it will be something new every gig!

This week his band is: