October News Update 2017
Sorry folks, Leo's Red Lion, Gravesend show, will be re-scheduled for 2018.
July News Update 2017
Announcement! Appearing as a "special request" by the organisers
at Trunchonbury Festival. 27th August, on stage 2pm.
Save your money up to by the new album!!!!
June News Update 2017
The band would like to announce our latest album release. So Far So Good...
Available on this site and all good online outlets, iTunes, Amazon etc...
May News Update 2017
The band are looking forward to the up coming festival shows throughout June to August, together with release of our new album "So Far ..... So good" in June and due to demand we will be appearing at Leo's Red Lion, Gravesend, Kent on November 18th, where prior to that Rog has been invited to make a guest appearance at the Blues Jam on July 27th.
It's time to get out on the Festival season with our first appearance closing the main stage at the 3 day Yaxfest 2017 (Yaxley, Nr Peterborough) on Sunday 14th May, followed by our annual appearance at Broad Farm, (Fleggburgh, Nr Gt. Yarmouth) on Saturday 20th May.
Check out the show listing for all the other festivals/gigs over the coming months.
We are looking forward to the release of our new album "SO FAR, SO GOOD..." which should be out mid June. This journey has seen a number false starts, high points, heartaches, soul searching and personal reflection which is to be expected when you are trying to write/record music that you believe in. We have always thrived on live performance and hopefully we have managed to show the power of our live performance alongside some of the other aspects that this band has to offer.
We hope you buy it and eventually add it to the list of your favourite albums.
February News Update 2017
Happy New Year!!!
Already been into the studio to start recording a new album.
First gig in Felixstowe at The Dolphin Hotel 4th March and then time with the "mad ones" at Legends of Rock in Great Yarmouth when we open main stage on Saturday 11th March (get out of bed!!!)
Check out the gigs list for the rest of the year, get out of your comfy chair, come see us, buy the album and live a little!!
December News Update 2016
The Buster James Band would like to announce that our dear friend Chris Warnes Bass player for four decades, has decided to hang up his Buster James boots for pastures new. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his dedication, hard work and above all his unique sense of humour.
We invite you to celebrate his last gig with us this Saturday 10th December at
The Lady of the Lake, Oulton Broad.
February News Update 2016
OK, it's time for the Buster James ensemble to come out of hibernation once again!
The first live date will be at California Tavern, Norfolk on 20th February. Please check out the full line up of shows on this site, which include several new venues we are looking forward to and really pleased for the return to Legends of Rock in March, Reepham Festival in August.
The band have started recording a bunch of songs for a new album for 2016 (No release date yet!), so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements.
Stop press! ..... We are pleased to announce a new show to add to the dates already listed, when we will be appearing once again at The Cambridge Rock Festival, where we headline Stage 2 on Saturday 6th August.
Get off your backside and come and join in the fun of a Buster James Band show.
Love the Boys xx
December News Update 2015
Have a Rocking Christmas and Rolling New Year
June News Update 2015
Rog has returned from two very successful concerts in Copenhagen with Danish band Grape, playing BJ songs which were very well received by the Danish audiences, with possible plans for a return in the future for further dates.
Just wanted to thank the audiences at Colchester "Soundhouse" and Cambridge Rock "Springfest" for giving us such a warm reception and it was pleasure to meet up again with Del Bromham (Stray).
Sadly Rob Seales is no longer with the band, but we really want thank him for his musicianship and help during the last few years. Richard Young has returned from Scotland and plans are in place to work on new material for a new album (no date set yet!)
The band is looking forward to the next month with gigs in Spain 13th June (with ED and the "nutters" from RRE), 20th June Broad Farm Bike Rally in Norfolk and 27th June Walthamstock Festival, Essex.
Back with gigs in August at the very special Blakeney Harbour Rooms and our old friends at The Brickmakers Norwich.
Hope you all have a great Summer!!
March News Update 2015
Well how about this, BJ are heading for our first show of 2015 and we can't think of a better way to kick it off than by playing for some of the biggest Rock 'n' Roll party animals in the UK, at The Legends of Rock weekender next weekend 5th - 8th March 2015 at the Vauxhall Holiday centre in Great Yarmouth. You can catch us on the main stage Sunday night where we will be "fired up" and ready to party. If you have never been to one of these events you are missing a treat if you enjoy Rock and Blues, because there is something for everyone from Thursday night to early hours of Monday morning. If you can't be there every day, just get there when you can, you will not be disappointed! Hope to see you there?
February News Update 2015
"The band would like to apologise to any fans who may have planned to go to the show at Caifornia Tavern tomorrow night, but we have had to pull out as Roger has contracted the dreaded throat bug and is unable to do the business.We hope to catch up with you all again very soon at Legends of Rock at on Sunday 8th March at Vauxhall Holiday Park."
December News Update 2014
As usual the band would like to thank you all for the loyal support this year.
So have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
Keep on Rockin, we do!
November News Update 2014
High folks, Just some information regarding the upcoming Aquarium gig 19th December. Entry is free by invitation only, so you need to contact the Band through this website or Facebook and give us your name for the door list. 5 bands playing that night, so not bad for free!
October News Update 2014
We have just had two great gigs at Legends of Rock Originals in Gt. Yarmouth.
The people, bands and atmosphere were amazing and so many kind words about the band.
The band would just like to say thank you to Ed/Elaine and all the gang for making it a very special weekend and it was great to meet so many musicians and fans under on roof, mingling side by side.
Coming up we have Oulton Broad with Strange Tail, Blakeney Harbour Rooms with Lexie Green, California and Colchester, then the Derby Demolition in December with many of the faces from Legends. We are ready........................!
Don't forget the other date, 19th Aquarium.
September News Update 2014
Just to let the people know who purchased the blank CD's at Reepham and Cambridge, we now have them with music on! A number of CD's have already been exchanged for the people who contacted the website.
If you have a blank CD and bring it to a gig we will gladly exchange it for you.
August News Update 2014
"The band would like to thank all the people who made yesterday very special at Reepham and Cambridge Rock Festivals and for the great reception we received at both. It was great to meet with many of you after each show.
One huge apology,
It has come to our attention that a number of the new Sweet Thing CD's that were received only yesterday morning, direct from the pressing plant, may have a problem but we were unable to check them before the shows. We now know the number of CD's we sold yesterday and you have our assurance that we will put things right as soon as we can indentify and rectify the pressing problems.
When we sort out perfect replacements, we will need contact details from all those people that bought the CD yesterday. We can only apologise and please bear with us."
June News Update 2014
We will be "off the road" for a while for Rob Seales to recuperate from his operation to his left hand (you never know it might improve his playing!) and hope he is fully fit by 25th July at The Brickmakers.
We are looking forward to August 9th when we once again return to our good friends at Reepham Festival in Norfolk in the afternoon with Big Country and a hasty dash down to finish the night at Cambridge Rock Festival on the Blues Stage at 11pm. We will be joined for both gigs by our good mate Rich Young (Dick to us) all the way from Scotland on keyboards so expect some fun................ as we will be ready to kick some a**.
Looking ahead, we are pleased to announce that we will be appearing at The Legends of Rock Originals at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt. Yarmouth on both Thursday 16th October and again on Saturday 18th.
If you have never been to one of these events you should get tickets, because it is an "experience" not to be missed and some of the best music you will ever see in one place. Check out their website to see the great bands that will be on over the 4 days.
March News Update 2014
LEGENDS OF ROCK
Saturday March 8th 11.30pm
What a special group of people.......... BLEW US AWAY!
Big thank you for the support at the Big Country gig, very good turn out, we really need to put The Aquarium gig on the map, great venue.
Also big thanks to Kevin Huckle of Sundance Photography for some great shots of the band, check em out on the media page!
February News Update 2014
The band are pleased and privileged to announce confirmation of appearances at both the Reepham Festival and Cambridge Rock Festival on August 9th 2014.
January News Update 2014
Happy New Year.
We are in the middle of our hibernation period in January, but soon back out treading the boards again in February. (See our gigs section.)
The band are pleased to have just confirmed a new show with Big Country at The Aquarium Lowestoft on Feb 28th, which should be especially good for the BJ fans. If you message the band either on this site or on our Buster James Facebook site, you can request a concession code from us for the show, which give you a substantial saving on the regular ticket price for the show.
We are also looking forward to our Saturday night 8th March appearance at The Legends of Rock weekender at Vauxhall Holiday Centre. This should be a great event for all rock fans as there are 50 bands from Thursday to Sunday.
Hope to see you at the shows this year, as it's you guys that make it happen.
Keep the Faith
December News Update 2013
Many thanks to everyone who came to the gig last night and the nice things that you have had to say.
We battled on despite sound problems but it was all made up by such a fine audience.
Many thanks to Ria and Calvin hope you guys had a good time.
Try to support the venue in the future they deserve it and maybe you will get to see some fine bands.
Happy New Year from BJ.
The band would like to announce that we will be playing at the fantastic new venue The Aquarium at the Claremont Pier , Lowestoft on the 28th December.
It's free admission entry, but you need to message the band with your name. You can either use the contact page on this website or message the bands Facebook page.
Unfortunately due to the recent floods, the Lady of the Lake gig has been cancelled.
September News Update 2013
The band is pleased to announce that we will be playing Saturday night MARCH 8th 2014 at LEGENDS OF ROCK weekender at Vauxhall Holiday Centre, Great Yarmouth. 50 bands.
If you like to rock this is for you!!!!
Well it's September again and the BJ boys take a holiday, after some great gigs in August.
We will be back out in October, ready to have fun with our friends (old & new) down in Essex at The Soundhouse, Colchester on the 12th. If it's as good as our last visit, it's gonna be a hell of a night.
We are pleased to be get back to the Harbour Rooms at Blakeney in Norfolk on the 25th, where they always have a good time and this time we have a special guest in the delightful form of Lexie Green making her first appearance there, make this a date in your calendar and come early.
Have a great September ......see you later.
August News Update 2013
A big, big, thanks to everyone at Reepham Festival. Again brilliant day for the band, great crowd, well
organised as usual and a sell out this year too. Thanks to everyone involved in the event.
Many thanks to all at Cambridge Rock Festival on Saturday night, we could not believe the size and reaction of the crowd watching us. We had a ball...............hope you all had one too!!!!
Keep the faith!!
Check out the Media Page for a Video of CRF 13
Had a great two days at Cambridge Rock Festival, as you can see, facilities second to none. Highlights? The Temperance Movement and Buster James.
Steve Yourglivch (Blues Matters)
Hi guys, see you many times at Reepham festival and always excellent.
We are all looking forward to seeing you on the 10th of August.
(David , Norwich)
Hi Guys just came across a couple of your tracks Sugar Rush and Groove Monkey and was blown away.Do you ever venture north of the Watford gap, as I'd love to see you live.