UK Live Music

Josh Savage On How To Build A Music Fan Base

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I first wrote about Josh Savage in October 2013. A gifted musician and vocalist, Josh has a great musical pedigree, having sung as a soloist at L'Aca...

Get Me Some Chains for Christmas

Mark Davyd | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Bluntly, Councils don't act to protect music venues faced with closure because they don't value them enough. They don't insist developers should protect them, because they don't understand how important they are.

How Soon Is Now?

Mark Davyd | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

A combination of legal, licensing, costs and trading issues has resulted in the outcome that running a grassroots music venue in the UK is economically non-viable. We need to make it viable or we will lose it.

What's Happening to Our Music Venues?

Mark Davyd | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

What quickly emerges is that our live music venue circuit is in a perilous and precarious state, facing an uncertain future that despite the passion of the people involved in it is at real risk. We need to be openly discussing and airing those challenges with our live music industry colleagues.

To My Fans: Shepherd's Bush Empire + You

Kate Nash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

The gig showed me that this is more than just being about a record, or music, one album, one song, one thing. It's like a movement, and it's about community and friendship, loyalty and empowerment. It's not about exclusivity. It's not about celebrity, or fame. It's not about measuring success by the size of your wallet, or amount of Twitter followers you have...

New Dawns and Dodgy Prawns

Drew McConnell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

It's such fun to watch Peter Doherty riffing when he's on form like this. Something I don't think people know is just how funny he is. He really does make me laugh. He has the capacity to see the funny side to most things, which is a quality you want in a touring buddy.

The Brudenell Social Club - The Best Small Live Music Venue In The World

Raj Bains | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Raj Bains

The Brudenell Social Club shouldn't work. For a start, logistically, it was quite possibly the least natural environment to play host to live music in Leeds, entering in to what was already a heavily saturated market.