Invitation to informal jam session

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VETERAN guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson is to host a jam night at the Falling Stone in Thwing.

Thwing Jam will be an informal session every Tuesday from 8pm until 10.30pm, over summer.

John, who was one of David Bowie’s guitarists on and off between 1966 and 1973, hopes to be joined by his son Jesse, John Watton and anybody who would like to join in.

They will play acoustic roots, jazz and blues, covers and originals.

Hutch has an interesting musical history. His early bands, the Tennesseans and the Dave Kirby Five, supported Little Richard, Gene Vincent and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates in Bridlington and Scarborough.

Hutch first found success in 1960s Gothenburg, where he joined Swedish band the Apaches and became known as Sweden’s Donovan, because he sang Dylan songs.

On his return to England in 1966, Hutch was invited to join David Bowie and the Buzz in a residency at the legendary Marquee Club, and played with them at gigs around the UK.

Following a spell in Canada in 1968, Hutch returned to join Bowie and his girlfriend Hermione in an acoustic group called Feathers. Bowie and Hutch’s original recorded demo version of Space Oddity was re-released at Christmas 2009 as part of a special edition of the 1969 David Bowie album on EMI.

In 1973, after losing touch for a year or two, David called upon Hutch to join his Spiders From Mars as 12-string and second guitarist on his Aladdin Sane tours in the USA, Japan and the UK. Hutch was reunited with Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder, from Hull, and Woody Woodmansey, from Driffield.

Hutch has just concluded a deal for his Bowie & Hutch book, which Apex Publishing will release next year.

Thwing, in the Yorkshire Wolds, is just off the B1249 and the B1253, roughly midway between Staxton, Driffield, Filey and Bridlington. It is 13 miles from Scarborough.