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ISSUE 207, April 2017
Studio complex launches
its second live initiative
EMERGING ARTISTES can now apply to perform at Metropolis Rising, a new monthly showcase hosted at Metropolis recording studios in Chiswick, west London.
Events and content director Gavin Newman said that the night has been created to encourage the grassroots performers to feel welcome within the legendary studio complex.
Piano Works on Tuesdays
THE PIANO Works, a 400-capacity venue in London’s Farringdon is running weekly emerging showcase nights in conjunction with agent Luc Floreani, Caffe Nero and The Songwriting Academy.
Owner Alan Lorrimer, who also runs Charlotte Street Blues (cap. 600) and Guanabara (400), says that the venue's unique format has helped to attract large audiences, since it opened in the summer of 2015.
New Planet for fans, venues and artistes
AN ONLINE platform that started as a gig-swapping site has been relaunched as Music Planet Live (MPL), which plans to link venues, artistes and their fans for mutual benefit.
It also offers promotional tools and aims to add ticketing shortly.
Founder Richie Taylor says that MPL will help venues find more artistes and assist acts in finding available dates, as well as indicating where clusters of fans exist.
Landmark for Café that grew
ORIGINALLY SET-up 10 years ago as an occasional open mic night in the village hall, the monthly Nunney Acoustic Café in Frome, Somerset, has grown into a showcase event featuring touring acts as well as local talent.
Curator Keren Hayden says that the event, which often attracts crowds that fill the 120-capacity Nunnery Village Hall, was started simply to provide some alternative entertainment in the area.