We all have one of those stories about a band that we have seen in a tiny sweat box before they were big, boss performance , legendary night and plenty of red stripes on the go !

Next week from Monday till Sunday is independent venue week. A week long celebration of the lifeblood and backbone of emerging new bands and music , the venue owners and the people who put in the graft and organise the nights and bands we get to go to. Nothing runs on good will and it is so easy to think some of these venues will always be there. Some real gems have sadly disappeared off the musical circuit in the last few years.

There is some absolute top quality stuff going on (too many to mention individually).  If you get chance go and check out some blinding bands and give it some support.

Venue Week Website


Darren Brooks