Mudcat Café message #2584494 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119236   Message #2584494
Posted By: bubblyrat
09-Mar-09 - 06:38 AM
Thread Name: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
Subject: RE: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
Not having too many problems in our area ,I am happy to say.At Marlow Bottom Acoustic Club's "Headquarters" in the eponymous village's only pub,"The Pegasus",we have an enthusiastic new management who are happy for us to play there once a month---the other three wednesdays ,we are at three other pubs,viz the "Prince Albert" in Frieth,the "Old Ship" in Cadmore End,and the "Belle Vue" in High Wycombe,at which latter venue we are allowed to set up amps,mics,etc ,and use the venue as a rehearsal for forthcoming gigs for our "Theme" band ( we have THREE next week---Stokenchurch village pub,Sunday,"Irish" theme, the "Pegasus",Tuesday ,Irish (St Patrick's) and Friday,the "Pegasus", a yacht-club dinner,trad. & contemporary ).Please look at our popular website if you'd like to visit us at any of these venues !!
                  We are not charged anything at any of our venues, and,whilst I HATE paying 3.20 for a pint of cider,I don't REALLY mind ,considering how nice (and free !) these venues are.The relationship with "our" landlords is symbiotic,really---We get somewhere nice to play at,and they get,once a month,a little added interest,and free entertainment,for their customers. Works beautifully !! No "back rooms",by the way; all our venues are in-the-bar & "in your face" !