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Leadmill sharpens focus on emerging artistes

16 January 2020

SHEFFIELD’S VENUE The Leadmill (cap. 900) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with new refurbishments and a programme for breakthrough artistes. Having established a reputation over four decades, The Leadmill seems to have as much pulling power with major artistes as it does with the smaller ones. Rebecca Walker, who has…

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Immersed in Wales

16 January 2020

IMMERSED FESTIVAL, a one-day conference, music festival and showcase for local talent, returns to Cardiff’s Tramshed (cap. 1,000) for a second year. Produced by students at The University of South Wales, the event will take place on 30 January in collaboration with the Music Managers Forum. Among artistes who will…

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Stage Break – The Boileroom

16 January 2020

The Boileroom 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS Bookings: Lydia Stockbridge T: 01483 440020 E: Lydia@theboileroom.net    W: www.theboileroom.net Capacity: 275 standing      PA/lights: Yes     Dressing rooms: One Booking policy: Tend to support Guildford/SE artists to support our local creative community. Best unsigned/emerging acts currently playing…

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Managing Talent – Loretta Andrews, 43

16 January 2020

Loretta Andrews, 43 Safe Music Management, London E: Loretta@safemusicmanagement.com Your artiste roster: Joshua Luke Smith, Guvna B, Bianca Rose. Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes: Servants Jazz Quarters, Zigfrid Von Underbelly, The Bedford, The Social, The Islington – all in London. How important is it for artistes to…

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Dead Wax brought to life in Digbeth

6 December 2019

A NEW 650-capacity venue focusing on emerging artistes and DJs has opened in Birmingham’s creative quarter of Digbeth. Opened by Brighton’s Laine Pub Co, Dead Wax Digbeth comprises a main bar area (cap. 100) and two live music spaces – upstairs (120) and Duck Bath yard (230). The venue opened…

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Arts Council grant for Paper Dress

6 December 2019

LONDON VENUE Paper Dress Vintage (PDV) is the latest recipient of funding from Arts Council England’s £1.5 million ring-fenced fund for grassroots venues. The vintage boutique and 100-capacity bar, which newly opened in 2015, has been awarded £36,000 to invest into a new D&B PA, a lighting rig and facilities….

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Stage Break – Bedford Esquires

6 December 2019

Bedford Esquires Esquires, 60a Bromham Rd, Bedford, MK402QG Bookings: Gareth Barber T: 01234 631524    E: Gareth@thepadpresents.com    W: www.bedfordesquires.co.uk Capacity: 500+ over 3 rooms, 300 main stage, 170 room 2, 80 bar                       PA/lights: Yes     Dressing rooms:…

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Managing Talent – Matthias Siefert

6 December 2019

Matthias Siefert Bizarre Management, London E: matthias@bizarremanagement.com Your artiste roster: Emerging Manchester artist MNRØ, plus a couple of others that I’m not at liberty to talk about right now. Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes: Lexington and Café Oto in London, Castle Hotel and Soup Kitchen in Manchester,…

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Stage Break – The Shed

18 November 2019

The Shed 5 Yeoman Street, Leicester, LE1 1UT Bookings: Tom Carnell T: 0116 262 5782 E: tom@getintheshed.co.uk W: www.getintheshed.co.uk Capacity: 200 Main Room / 80 The Vault PA/lights: Yes Dressing rooms: One Booking policy: “We’re open Monday to Saturday with a range of different events every day including live music,…

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Resonating with artiste aspirations

22 October 2019

GLASGOW-BASED new music festival and conference Resonate has announced the full programme for this year’s event. The third edition, which will take place at the Barras Art & Design Centre on 14 November, will feature keynote speeches by Katie Duffy from Glasgow Life, which manages venues such as the city’s…

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DHP welcomes The Grace to the family

22 October 2019

DHP FAMILY, owner of  Nottingham’s Rock City (cap. 1,900) and London venues such as Oslo (370) and The Garage (600), has rebranded the 150-capacity upstairs venue adjacent to the latter. It has also refurbished the premises below, formerly The General Store, opening the two-floor pair as The Grace presenting acts…

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Rec Rooms celebrates first year

22 October 2019

THE OWNER of West Sussex venue The Rec Rooms (cap. 350) in Horsham says the venue’s year has been a success, particularly in helping new and emerging artistes. Stu Green cites Flight Brigade as one of the best new acts playing the venue, along with Ashton Lane, Emma Stevens, Megan…

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Managing Talent – Liza Buddie

22 October 2019

Liza Buddie Chaos and Bedlam Management & Consultancy, London E: liza@chaosandbedlam.com Your artiste roster: TOVA, Samana, Killjoys Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes: Camden Assembly, London, Sebright Arms & Old Blue Last, London and Prince Albert, Brighton. How important is it for artistes to play live: Massively important,…

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Stage Break – The Bodega

22 October 2019

The Bodega 23 Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED Bookings: Joseph Patten T: 01159 505078 E: joseph.patten@dhpfamily.com W: www.bodeganottingham.com Capacity: 220                   PA/lights: Yes     Dressing rooms: One Booking policy: “The Bodega is open all week with live music upstairs up to…

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Managing Talent – Chris Bellam

25 September 2019

Chris Bellam, 40 Underplay London E: chrisbellam@underplay.co.uk Your artiste roster: APRE, Artschool Girlfriend, Polly Money, Porij, Chikaya, Calva Louise, Dead Nature and more Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes: Scala, The Dome, MOTH Club in London and Deaf Institute Manchester How important is it for artistes to play…

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Stage Break – The Black Box

25 September 2019

The Black Box 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA Bookings: Rachael Campbell-Palmer T: +44 (0) 2890244400 E: admin@blackboxbelfast.com W: www.blackboxbelfast.com    Capacity: 240 standing 180 seated                   PA/lights: Yes     Dressing rooms: One Booking policy: “We have live music every night…

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Forty years on track for Winchester star

25 September 2019

THE OWNER of Winchester’s only live music venue, The Railway Inn (cap. 150 and 60)is hoping to persuade artistes such as Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa to return to where they played early shows in their careers. Next year, the venue will celebrate its 40th year of promoting live music…

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Momentum announces more grants

25 September 2019

PRS FOUNDATION, the charitable subsidiary of performance royalty collection society PRS For Music, has announced the next wave of emerging artistes to receive support from its Momentum Music Fund. Girl Ray, I SEE RIVERS and The Orielles are among the 17 artistes who have been selected by industry professionals to…

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Worthing gets new venue

25 September 2019

WORTHING IS about to get a new, purpose-built venue to host concerts, comedy and club nights. Located in the grounds of Soundhouse Studios, The Factory Live (cap. 350) is a partnership between the studios and local event organiser Atom Promotions, which has staged concerts with acts such as 10cc, Grandmaster…

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Managing Talent

27 August 2019

Serena Catapano, 35 SAS Entertainment Ltd, London / Birmingham E: serena@sas-ents.com Your artiste roster: Kerri Watt, Keelie Walker, 5WEST, Sian Cross Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes: 229 Club and The Bedford both in London, also The Asylum 2 and The Actress and Bishop which are both in…

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