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The Granby gig was not to be the end of things...

Present at the gig was David Wood, organiser of the annual Diggle Blues Festival and a former work colleague of Ged Turner. He offered JSL a free page to support NMO Spectrum-UK in the 2015 festival programme.

Dave Hughes, of the band 'Mojo Rising' read it and contacted JSL to offer support for another gig. Aided in no small part by Gail McCallum's organisational skills, another successful gig was performed. This time the venue was larger: The Hare and Hounds, also in Uppermill. It was held on May 8th 2016. Significantly, this was the first anniversary of the untimely death of Joe Henderson, JSL's long-time friend and work colleague. Joe had mixed the sound and humped gear for 'Sod the Dots' in the 1980s. JSL marked the occasion by performing 'Playing Poker With the Devil', a song written especially for Joe. It was clearly appreciated by those in the audience who had known him.

The band, 'Mojo Rising', was augmented by Ged Turner's solid presence on guitar and backing vocals. Once again, JSL played a little on guitar, a lot on Blues Harp, and sang a mixture of Blues classics and his own compositions. Raz Lyness was captured on video, dancing in the street outside.

To publicise the gig, JSL was featured on the local That's Manchester TV station. He was filmed performing, with Ged Turner on guitar, at 'Toast' in Delph. He and Gail McCallum gave interviews about JSL's NMO Spectrum Disorder and the NMO Spectrum-UK charity. Brian Huckenhull, Toast's proprietor, invited JSL and Ged back for an informal gig which was performed in July 2016.

Check out the article here...

Other gigs at Toast and The Granby are strongly tipped to occur.

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