The club welcomes enquiries from artists and musicians interested in playing at one of our live events. However, before you contact us, please make yourself aware of the following key points:

  • We run not-for-profit.  We work collaboratively with artists to make sure everyone gets a good result. That means we cannot commit to paying any artists or bands a fixed appearance fee. All payment will necessarily be on the basis of entrance money made by the event. We aim to be fair and transparent. We will aim to keep our costs low – and the lion’s share of any money made will go to the artists appearing.   NB  We are not asking artists to pay anything – nor are we asking you to commit to selling a minimum of tickets.  However, for everyone’s benefit, we do trust that artists will also  actively promote the event.
  • We aim to keep the entrance costs to our events reasonable and realistic with a view to attracting a good size audience.  The capacity of the club is 50 people.  Our current standard entry charge is £7.50.
  • Vocalists/solo artists are very welcome to approach us about appearing and working with our excellent  “house band”.  No solo artists or duos working with backing tracks please.  We want this to be a “true” live music club.
  • Note the genre of the club. We embrace a wide interpretation of “Rhythm & Blues”. However, not to the point of stretching credulity.  Soul, blues, funk and classic R&B are definitely within the remit.  Some jazz would qualify, also ska/blue-beat and the bluesier end of blues-rock. There are no hard and fast rules – but you’re unlikely to get to play if, for example, you’re a hard rock outfit.  Also, acoustic solo acts and duos tend not to be our thing.
  • Tribute acts: we can envisage the occasional tribute night – just not too many of them.  So yes, we are interested in hearing from you.
  • Quality: you need to be of a standard where punters are happy to pay to see you and the reputation of the club is not compromised.  Please provide links to video and audio (live performance).
  • We receive a  lot of enquiries from artists and we currently only stage one music event per month.  Inevitably that means we can’t accommodate everyone.  Please don’t take it personally if we don’t book you to play.  Also, we are entirely run by volunteers.  Sometimes it can take us a while to respond.  Please be patient.

If you are interested in playing, please contact us through the form below:

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