1. avatar huggy baps
    So how easy or difficult is it to get a gig over in London? Are there any venues that anyone knows of that might be slightly easier than others?
  2. avatar whosbainejakey
    [url]http://www.windmillbrixton.co.uk[/url]

    The owner is Irish and the venue manager is from Dungannon.
  3. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    You'd need to look at the venues carefully, some are very indie and not want a loud act such as yerselves.

    South London venues are much better in terms of punters and at least you get a couple of quid for playing them. Forget that if you go near Camden.

    Get onto Tim Perry at the Windmill in Brixton for starters.
  4. avatar the*optimist
    Tim is the nicest man in the London. I had the pleasure of meeting him recently! Puts on a good night! It's hard to get other gigs there though however if you are in a heavier band you might want to try The Ampfarm. Its a good place to play if your not twee indie fruits like ourselves. Their nights always sell out and the crowds are nuts.
  5. avatar mcflymo
    I'm still waiting to hear from a mate over there about a couple of gigs, though his contacts will probably be two or three promoters around Islington/Camden area.
    I reckon it'd be easy enough to get gigs there for Lotion, because the bands I saw play those venues were pretty heavy. Also, it was the usual, 'send us a demo and we'll see when we can offer you a slot', vibe with the promoters and they did get back to the band I sang for over there fairly quickly.

    The windmill is definitely worth a try too.
  6. avatar huggy baps
    do you still have contacts for these venues?
  7. avatar huggy baps
    [quote:ec9de0361e="dirty stevie smitty"]You'd need to look at the venues carefully, some are very indie and not want a loud act such as yerselves.

    South London venues are much better in terms of punters and at least you get a couple of quid for playing them. Forget that if you go near Camden.

    Get onto Tim Perry at the Windmill in Brixton for starters.[/quote:ec9de0361e]

    I notice the windmill site suggests you dont phone em up, they should have a demo from the NING submissions though. What would be the best way to approach this dude? Is it worthwhile emailing etc or shold i just ring him anyway? Cheers
  8. avatar goatboy
    Tim's a pretty reasonable guy but generally quite busy. Probably best just to chuck him an email.

    Try sticking up a post on www.drownedinsound.com. There are lots of London folk there that I'm sure will be able to give you some suggestions and there are also a good few promoters that post on it too. Unfortunately there are also a large number of twats that post on it who will probably turn the content of your topic into something completely different.
  9. avatar T Entertainment
    You should talk to Joey Damn Pest about the burgeoning New Cross scene which produced the Broken Family Band and Bloc Party.
    Caffy is the one on the ground to talk to.
  10. avatar huggy baps
    whos caffy? have ya a contact at all?

    Cheer people!
  11. avatar T Entertainment
    Joey will know, Goat or Smitty will have his number.
  12. avatar rentaghost
    caffy st luce?

    http://www.artful.ik.com/
  13. avatar papaul
    Getting a gig in London is piss easy... getting noticed in London is damn near impossible.

    What is the actual purpose of the gig? I would do a lot of publicity first. Add loads of Londoners to your Myspace, and try to build a bit of hype about the gig. Try to play somewhere like the Barfly in Camden, loads of passing trade, plus it's central enough for people to get to. You won't get paid, not unless loads of people turn up to see YOU.

    Goodluck.
  14. avatar huggy baps
    we are trying to string a few dates together for around the midlands, and would like to hit London too, just to start giggin outside norn iron. Thats pretty much the story so far :-)
  15. avatar adi.feud
    rock!