John Edmonds Band     


Previously under the name of “Bad Hair Day”, John is joined by his rhythm section consisting of Roger Woods on drums and John Kaethner on bass, with Alan Vincent on second guitar. The band play mainly powerful electric blues. When the venue is small or the money is tight the band go out as a trio. Then either John Kaether or Alan Vincent play bass. The band have played in all the prestigious blues venues in Essex, Herts and Surrey over the last eight years.

For 2016 the band will only be doing selected blues venues ….

Roger Woods 01Roger Woods  Drums /Vocals

Played for four years with a band called The Third Party in my teens, claim to fame played at The Scotch of St James, 100 club supporting The Artwoods ( Deep Purple ) and Graham Bonnet ( White Snake ), also did a mini tour supporting The Riot Squad ( one hit wonders), jammed with Mick Taylor ( Rolling Stones) and Roger Chapman ( Family)

Sold kit ,bought a car, got married, four kids, came back to music after 35 years by jamming at The Hobgoblin one night five years ago.  Joined a covers band, then moved on to the present set up and having a whale of a time cramming it all in before it’s too late.



Alan at SmackAlan Vincent – Guitar / Bass

Joined Shakey Vick, and have played in his band(s) on and off ever since (30-odd years now!). During that time, I’ve been in other bands ‘on the side’, including Bob Brunning’s De Luxe Blues Band (with Mickey Waller and Dick Heckstall-Smith – wow!), Blueshouse, Odyssey Blues Band, Back2Blues, and Stevie King‘s Blue Cats.




???????????????????????????????John Edmonds  Guitar / Vocals

Started playing guitar at 16 with a local band “Peter Night & the Nightrider” Gave up playing at forty disillusioned with the local club screen. In 2003 plucked up courage to jam at the Fatlin & Firkin at Hornchurch and have never looked back. Now jointly run the Hot Hob blues jam in Brentwood and front the house band at the Coach & Horses, Leyton.   Aspire to the Chicago & Texas greats  Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker & Albert Collins, also like Robben Ford and the Blue Line and the Matt Schofield Trio.
Claim to fame:  two appearances on Top of the Pops ; being on the same show as Hollies and Beatles; appearing with Tom Jones at the Playhouse theatre during a live radio broadcast of Easy Beat. Also part of the 1968 cult blues band “Glass Opening” who’s records are selling for 100’s pounds on eBay.



bhd060510-46John Kaethner Bass

Started playing bass in the 70’s. Played & recorded with Dana Gillespe, Todd Sharpville and Colin John in the West End.  Toured in Germany with Damain McCabe.