We are looking to keep this local for now and see what we see... Have talked with mates on the London scene and we are all in agreement its time this genre stood up and got noticed - but to do this effectively we have to cross network and pool on each other. I am interested to see what others are doing in areas and finding pockets of fans in different areas - interesting about Preston. Something is obviously working there - what clubs are you playing and what is the deal with the door etc.. are you self promoting or is a promoter working actively in that area ?
Cool we play all over the country but i suppose our hometown is tamworth & there is a pretty good scene there.
the main venues are The Palace:
Large custom built live music venue, features original signed acts, tributes as well as local bands www.thepalacevenue.co.uk
for more info. The Assembly Rooms:
Live band night, cover bands and local acts Bonds Bar:
regular Live band nights every Tuesday The Colin Grazier Bar, 'The Other Place':
regular band nights Bullitt:
Fracture, Tamworth No.1 Indie night featuring the UK's best up and coming bands and music. Every Thursday Club Fracture O'Keefs:
Featuring Spitfire Tamworth best Live Rock/Indie/Alternative night. Every last Friday of the month Spitfire Live The Sir Robert Peel
Open Mic every Tuesday from 8pm, Live bands Thursdays and Sundays. The Sandyback
On Overwoods road, Wilnecote. Phone(01827) 285071 for details. Band nights held on a regular basis.
there is a website aimed at getting all these places to collaborate with each other (i'll admit it's not always easy) as well as giving the bands and fans a place to disscus the local goings on etc! http://tambands.tattystudios.co.uk
there is also the occasional face to face meeting (usually organised by chris lynch from the palace i belive)