1. avatar thesneakybandit
    This has all changed for the better and this year's Oxjam will be a big musical monster tearing up your town all through October.

    Keep an eye on www.myspace.com/oxjambelfast for news on confirmed artists and gigs as and when we get them signed on the line.

    The acoustic gigs have been pretty much sorted with huge thanks to the folks at Common Grounds, The Bunker and The Front Page as well as all the artists and volunteers and helpers who've agreed to give up their time for the cause.

    Onwards and upwards now!
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  2. avatar Amz
    i'd be up for that.... www.myspace.com/amymcgarrigle
  3. avatar splitscreen
    well be up for it aswell [url]http://www.myspace.com/splitscreenband[/url]
  4. avatar Stevie Mac
    right here

    www.myspace.com/steviemacuk
  5. avatar TimS
    *coughs*

    [url]http://www.musicbysines.com[/url]
  6. avatar rentaghost
    let me know if you need a hand with sound - or a venue
    I should be around the last two weeks of october.
  7. avatar thesneakybandit
    anyone interested in getting involved in this please send an email to scott [at] drop-d.ie leaving full name, email address, contact number and a web link if relevant and i'll add you to a little email list to keep you in the loop.

    remember, i'm looking for general volunteers and helpers as well as just musicians so feel free to get in touch with ideas of how you could be involved.

    also due to the demand to play, there will not be an opportunity for me to give a set to everyone who wants to. however, oxjam is a big event across the uk and ireland so there will always be an opportunity to play somewhere or even to run your own night.

    cheers
    scott
  8. avatar thesneakybandit
    thanks to everyone who's been in touch about oxjam this year. it's taking on a whole life of it's own and may potentially get bigger than first anticipated!

    i have a meeting with oxfam and a few other people shortly after which i'll be finalising dates and venues and hopefully fitting as many of you into the bill as possible.

    in the meantime keep up to date with www.myspace.com/oxjambelfast
  9. avatar thesneakybandit
    *Edit to main post*
  10. avatar thesneakybandit
    big big bump...
  11. avatar sixtypeoplemark2
    We'd love to play this year!

    Check out www.myspace.com/velmamusic
  12. avatar fastfude
    [quote:31ef7ef0bf]Oxfam Ireland wants you to “Rocktober”
    across Northern Ireland

    For immediate release:

    Originating from a concept by an Oxfam Ireland shop volunteer Maurice McCartney (from Bangor), Oxjam has become a music festival with a difference. Originally one evening of music in Belfast, Oxjam is now a month long, Ireland and UK wide festival that uses people’s love of music to fight poverty. This October, Oxjam will produce the equivalent of 500 continuous days of music.

    Oxfam Ireland is appealing to anyone involved in music or anyone who just loves music – from bands, promoters and street buskers to DJs, music students and piano teachers - to become part of this unique initiative by organising a music event this October. Help Oxfam Ireland to fight poverty and injustice around the world.

    This year, music lovers can join forces with stars such as the Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons, DJ Shadow, Kasabian and the Kooks to give their support to Oxjam and make this years month of music even bigger and better than ever.

    Kooks singer Luke Pritchard said: “A thousand events across Ireland and the UK for Oxfam last year proved that music can make a difference to the world’s poorest people - why not join me and do your bit to make Oxjam 2007 bigger and better?”

    DJ Shadow, who travelled to Africa in April with Oxfam to support Oxjam, said:
    "I went out to Kenya to see how some of the money from Oxjam is being spent and saw first-hand that it really does change lives. I’ll certainly be doing my bit for Oxjam this year, and would encourage DJs, producers and MCs to get together and put on an event this October. Together, we can use our music to make a difference."

    Musicians taking part in Oxjam in 2007 will also have the opportunity to appear on MTV. Bands can upload videos of their Oxjam event in October at www.mtv.co.uk/oxjam. The most popular artists as voted for by the public are then filmed by MTV, with an entire MTV show dedicated to the overall winner. Other prizes are on offer for bands and individuals raising over £250, among them is a guitar signed by the Artic Monkeys.

    James Righton from Klaxons added his support to the cause:
    "For us, Oxjam is the highlight of the festival season because everyone gets to make the noise themselves. The only thing more exciting than putting on your own event to help fight poverty is knowing that you're part of a movement of thousands of gigs, club nights and events right across Ireland and the UK."

    If you managed to raise £300 from your Oxjam event this year it would be enough to provide safe water for almost 420 people, 6 emergency shelters or essential medicines for 3 villages. The call for music lovers to get involved comes now, as Oxfam Ireland estimates the average gig takes three months to organize.

    To find out how you can get involved with Oxjam this year, visit www.oxfamireland.org/oxjam or call 0845 30 30 337
    Also see www.myspace.com/oxjamireland

    For Further information, imagery, interviews please contact Oxfam Ireland Media Executive Paul Dunphy on 353 1 6040706.[/quote:31ef7ef0bf]
  13. avatar thesneakybandit
    thanks for that roger.

    as far as the mtv connection goes. if artists wish, we will be recording sound and video footage from all this year's oxjam gigs.

    keep up to date with who's confirmed to play so far on www.myspace.com/oxjambelfast
  14. avatar thesneakybandit
    [b:07cf4d8463]Friday 5th October
    MOVIE NIGHT[/b:07cf4d8463]

    A screening of [b:07cf4d8463]"Blood Diamond"[/b:07cf4d8463] starring Leonardo Di Caprio as a mercenary exploiter of Sierra Leone's natural resources in a gripping story of love, life, betrayal and greed.

    Live music to be provided by pianist and songwriter [b:07cf4d8463]Laura Stevenson [/b:07cf4d8463]with support from [b:07cf4d8463]Annie Baraniuk[/b:07cf4d8463].

    This is an early one down in Common Grounds with the doors at 7.00 and you get two acts and a movie all for £4 as well as that warm fuzzy feeling inside that comes from donating some of your hard earned cash to Oxfam Ireland.

    www.oxjambelfast.com
    www.oxfamireland.org
    www.commongrounds.co.uk
    www.myspace.com/blooddiamondmovie
    www.myspace.com/lauramstevenson
    www.myspace.com/acoustictoyourears

    [b:07cf4d8463]Friday 12th October
    MOVIE NIGHT[/b:07cf4d8463]

    Our other movie night features a showing of the fantastic [b:07cf4d8463]"Black Gold"[/b:07cf4d8463] highlighting the injustices of the trade systems we all live by.

    Live music on the night comes from the talented [b:07cf4d8463]Stevie Mac [/b:07cf4d8463]with support from an up and coming talent [b:07cf4d8463]Billy Fyffe[/b:07cf4d8463].

    Once again we'll be down in Common Grounds, it's still a mere £4 and we'll be opening the doors at 7.00 so we can get everything wrapped up by about 10.

    www.oxjambelfast.com
    www.oxfamireland.org
    www.commongrounds.co.uk
    www.myspace.com/blackgoldmovie
    www.myspace.com/steviemacuk
    www.myspace.com/mynameisbillyfyffe
  15. avatar thesneakybandit
    Tickets on sale for artists including Juliet Turner, Burning Codes, Cal, John D'Arcy, Iain Archer, Ursula Burns, Dan Donnelly, Luan Parle, Rachel Austin, Lisa McLaughlin, Eilidh Patterson, Fighting With Wire, Steer Clear, Killing April, Glitterwax.

    www.oxjambelfast.com
  16. avatar pirates!
    movie night sounds good
  17. avatar thesneakybandit
    [img:06b15b7e92]http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/thesneakybandit/myspace/OXJAM-MYSPACE-BANNER.png[/img:06b15b7e92]

    [b:06b15b7e92]PRESS LAUNCH[/b:06b15b7e92]
    Date: Saturday 15th September
    Time: 3pm
    Venue: Oxfam SHop, Dublin Road, Belfast

    [b:06b15b7e92]PRESS RELEASE[/b:06b15b7e92]

    OXJAM BELFAST LAUNCHES THE BIGGEST FESTIVAL LINEUP IN ITS HISTORY.

    Make Music. Raise Money. End Poverty.

    Oxjam is a music festival linked to the global charity Oxfam. The aim of the project is to raise money and awareness for their campaigns and projects through the medium of music throughout the month of October.

    Oxjam began life in Belfast, as a one-off fundraiser organised by Oxfam volunteer Maurice McCartney. Originally held in the Empire Music Hall, it was a huge success year after year. Maurice’s idea has since spawned a UK and Ireland-wide profile attracting some of the greatest artists and a host of unsigned talent. This year a new team of volunteers has come together to transform the single fundraiser into a festival showcasing the best music from Northern Ireland and further afield.

    With well known artists such as Juliet Turner, Luan Parle, and Paul Archer performing alongside local unsung talent including The Winding Stair, John D’Arcy, The Jane Bradfords and Cal, to name but a few, the line-up is impressive.

    The response so far has been incredible with support being offered from all sections of the NI music scene. Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody enthused about the way in which the festival provided a platform for young music fans to become involved in charitable activities. “An event like a gig is a great way of educating kids, almost by a process of osmosis without ramming charity down their throats”. Another supporter of the project, Ash front man Tim Wheeler, felt that the Belfast roots of the festival were something we should all be proud of.

    For a full and up to date list of gigs, see our websites: www.oxjambelfast.com or www.myspace.com/oxjambelfast.

    For more information please contact:
    Media@oxjambelfast.com

    [b:06b15b7e92]GIG LIST[/b:06b15b7e92]

    Thursday 4 Oct 2007
    20:00
    Mary’s Great Idea, Amy McGarrigle, Dee McKendry
    The Bunker, Bradbury Place, Belfast
    £5
    Tickets on door

    Friday 5 Oct 2007
    19:00
    Showing of Blood Diamond, Laura Stevenson, Annie Baraniuk
    Common Grounds Café,University Street, Belfast
    £3
    Tickets on door

    Saturday 6 Oct 2007
    20:00
    Juliet Turner, Burning Codes, Cal, John D’Arcy
    Waterfront Studio, Lanyon Place, Belfast
    £12
    Tickets on www.oxjambelfast.com

    Sunday 7 Oct 2007
    20:30
    Frank Turner, Johnny Black, Daveit Ferris, Joe Echo
    Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast
    £6
    Tickets on www.oxjambelfast.com

    Thursday 11 Oct 2007
    20:00
    The Benjamins, Kitty & The Can Openers, Maurice Ramsbottom
    The Bunker, Bradbury Place, Belfast
    £5
    Tickets on door

    Friday 12 Oct 2007
    19:00
    Showing of Black Gold, Stevie Mac, Billy Fyffe
    Common Grounds Café, University Street, Belfast
    £3
    Tickets on door

    Sunday 14 Oct 2007
    21:00
    Ludwig O’Neill, Richie Anderson, David McCann
    The Rotterdam Bar, Pilot St, Belfast
    £3
    Tickets on door


    Friday 19 Oct 2007
    20:00
    The Beat Poets, Two Door Cinema Club, Pocket Promise
    McHughs Bar, Belfast
    £5
    Tickets on door

    Saturday 20 Oct 2007
    20:00
    Fighting With Wire, Steer Clear, Killing April, Glitterwax
    The Outlet Building, Gordon Street, Belfast
    £5
    Tickets on www.oxjambelfast.com

    Sunday 21 Oct 2007
    21:00
    Luan Parle, Rachel Austin, Lisa McLaughlin, Eilidh Patterson
    The Empire Music Hall, Botanic Avenue, Belfast
    £10
    Tickets on www.oxjambelfast.com

    Friday 26 Oct 2007
    20:00
    The Jane Bradfords, Splitscreen, The Black Tokens, Velma
    McHugh’s Bar, Belfast
    £5
    Tickets on door

    Friday 26 Oct 2007
    20:00
    Simon Mc Bride rock night
    Rotterdam Bar, Pilot Street, Belfast
    £4
    Tickets on door

    Sunday 28 Oct 2007
    20:00
    The Winding Stair, Sonovagun, Ursula Burns plus Special Guests
    The Empire Music Hall, Botanic Avenue, Belfast
    Tickets on www.oxjambelfast.com
  18. avatar rentaghost
    Scott I need to sort out the details of the Common Grounds nights with you before I go away. Can you contact me asap?
    Thx
  19. avatar thesneakybandit
    i'll call down to the café tonight
  20. avatar rentaghost
    grand job
  21. avatar thesneakybandit
    if anyone's in the Dublin Road area tomorrow afternoon... out press launch will feature a few live acoustic tunes from John D'Arcy, Rachel Austin and Amy McGarrigle.
  22. avatar i_amannie_b
    I'm really quite nervous about playing this gig.
    It scares me that my name is on various gig listings.
  23. avatar trixie sidebottom
    Don't sweat it Annie, it's a great thing to be involved with. Break a leg or the singer/songwriter equivalent!
  24. avatar lemonaderocks
    My first post!
    Is oxjambelfast.com a website? Is we got tickets the only website to get tickets from?
  25. avatar greensleevesisgod
    [quote:47ea468381="trixie sidebottom"]Don't sweat it Annie, it's a great thing to be involved with. Break a leg or the singer/songwriter equivalent![/quote:47ea468381]

    oooh, I dunno about that. It's rather daunting. Playing to an audience primarily full of business men with straight faces/suits is awfully nerve-wracking!
  26. avatar Gogs
    [quote:7d263f66ec="lemonaderocks"]Is oxjambelfast.com a website? Is we got tickets the only website to get tickets from?[/quote:7d263f66ec]

    the .com redirects to the myspace, where all the details are...

    what's wrong with wegottickets?
  27. avatar thesneakybandit
    OxjamBelfast.com is a work in progress and is nearly finished. In the meantime the domain points to our Myspace.

    WeGotTickets.com is the only place online to buy tickets. We did our research and found that people have in general had a lot less problems with this site which we're using for free than they have had with other big-name ticket vendors who are often less reliable, less helpful and cost a hell of a lot more to use.

    Tickets for all gigs will be available on the door but I'd reccommend coming down early if you want to get in to some of the bigger shows without having pre-ordered on the net.
  28. avatar thesneakybandit
    [quote:4f8c1430be="greensleevesisgod"][quote:4f8c1430be="trixie sidebottom"]Don't sweat it Annie, it's a great thing to be involved with. Break a leg or the singer/songwriter equivalent![/quote:4f8c1430be]

    oooh, I dunno about that. It's rather daunting. Playing to an audience primarily full of business men with straight faces/suits is awfully nerve-wracking![/quote:4f8c1430be]

    i'm totally confused as to where this audience is coming from?
  29. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Just scaring her into playing a blinding set
  30. avatar lemonaderocks
    [quote:100eb8b6fb="thesneakybandit"]


    Tickets for all gigs will be available on the door but I'd reccommend coming down early if you want to get in to some of the bigger shows without having pre-ordered on the net.[/quote:100eb8b6fb]

    Thanks
  31. avatar thesneakybandit
    Tickets for the Juliet Turner, Burning Codes, Cal and John D'Arcy show are now on sale from The Waterfront Box Office.

    http://www.waterfront.co.uk/bookingoptions.asp