Slim Jim Phantom and Jennie Vee at the Queens

Legendary drummer Slim Jim Phantom and his wife Jennie Vee brought a cool rock n roll vibe to the Queens, when they stayed with us last night.

In town for a concert at the Moonshine Club as part of his UK tour, Jim and Jennie were happy to chat about their associations with Southsea.

While Jim has fond memories of gigs at the Wedgewood Rooms, Jennie, who has played with Courtney Love and Echo and the Bunnymen and is a touring member of the Eagles of Death Metal, used to live in Southsea and was a regular visitor to the bar at the Queens Hotel.

As musicians who spend a great deal of time on the road, we asked Slim and Jennie what they look for in a hotel.

Quick as a flash Jennie said: “It’s great to have a room with a bathtub so you can have a long soak after the gig.”

And Jim added: “Nice towels and a comfy mattress are important to me.”


19th August 2022