Like, I'm sure, many people in bands I'm quite keen on playing more shows around the UK. And, like many people in bands, who don't fancy long treks to play in a room to three people and a border collie named Marion, I'm interested in finding venues where there is a potential audience of people who'll be open to turning up and seeing what's going on.
What really appeals to me, therefore, is more gigs at Universities/student unions/student music societies and so forth.
It strikes me what I'd find really helpful, and I'm sure other people in bands would too, is a list of university student unions etc. and who to contact. If it was on a thread on DiS, such as this one, it'd be a great resource anyone in a band on here could use to find someone to approach at a University in whatever town...
So, if you are at a university and feel willing to do so I'd love it if you were to list below
a) Who puts gigs on at your Uni and where
b) How to contact them
c) What kind of bands they like...
I've tried to do something like this before with festivals but failed miserably 'cos everyone wanted to play them but no-one had any info. But I imagine people can find this out fairly easily so hopefully we'll have better luck.
I seriously think if people are up for it this thread could be useful to a lot of people...