Woo! Our first gig is good to go! But we should give you a bit of the backstory first.
We're the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, a charity set up in 1979 to represent young people. One of our main campaigns this year is to put on more events for young people within Northern Ireland that they want, to avoid a repeat of the Bar Seven debacle. In addition, we want to get more underage bands playing in major venues within Belfast to gain them more exposure. There are a number of awesome underage bands bubbling on the NI scene- in addition, there are a hell of a lot of local bands that would be lapped up by young people if they got the right exposure. Thus, we went a little crazy, and decided to run four major gigs ourselves.
We're planning on involving over 15 bands in 4 gigs all over Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry, Newry, Coleraine)- bands such as LaFaro, A Plastic Rose, Kowalski, Cashier No 9... the list goes on. And we want you to be involved!
Our first gig will be in the Oh Yeah Music Centre on the 14th July, headlined by the rollicking [url=http://www.myspace.com/lafaro]LaFaro[/url],the awesome [url=http://www.myspace.com/aplasticrose]A Plastic Rose[/url], and two of the hottest underage bands we've come across, [url=http://www.myspace.com/thepostboxtheory]The Postbox Theory[/url] and [url=http://www.myspace.com/theaudiables]The Audiables[/url]. Tickets are £4 (no tickets will be sold on the night) and it's gonna be brilliant. We promise good music, good craic and a very good cause.
A huge thanks to all the bands, Charlotte at Oh Yeah and the wonderful, wonderful people of Dead On Promotions.
Really looking forward to this gig. There was damn all underage gigs where I grew up so I know how annoying it is when your a young teen and all the gigs are 18+. I'm looking to play as many all age shows in N.Ireland as possible so hopefully this will be the first of many.
Tickets can be bought from the Oh Yeah Centre, but they're not on sale just yet. They will be by next Monday hopefully. :D there's a parental consent form to fill out for under 18s, but you'll be able to download that form from the MySpace during the week.
Tickets will go on sale pretty darn soon, hopefully by Wednesday or Thursday next week depending on the printers. :D we're just getting the tickets into the printers, and the necessary form is available from the MySpace right now :D
LaFaro, quite frankly, tore me a new one. Great great set and I'm dying to hear this album.
A Plastic Rose, from sheer overheard conversations, have gained at least 30 new fans tonight. Great performance.
The Audiables weren't half bad in an acoustic set.
The Postbox Theory were good but I was hoping for some more of their EP stuff. Having said that, the new material is not bad at all.
Cheers to everybody who turned up, I know there certainly weren't a lot of you but there was a lot of other events happening tonight and other unforeseen circumstances and everyone who turned up did us proud.
Maybe, just fucking maybe, the kids do stand a chance.
[quote:624f93b90d="thepostboxtheory"]Thanks for the appreciation of our set.
But, what else can you do as a band if you keep coming up with new tunes. You have to eventually ditch some old songs, or just play a really long set =[
I can see that, yes and obviously you've got to come up with new material but with such a quality EP I was hoping for one or two more tracks. Panda Kopanda recently played a set at Trans with only one song from the previous album, which threw me off a bit.
Cheers for playing, from what I heard, you were a shining example of what we're trying to achieve. :D