We (The Patio Set) are currently planning our first UK tour and could use a little local knowledge. We're looking for venues/promoters that fit all or (more realistically) some of the following criteria:
*Mix of unsigned and bigger bands
*Venue or promoter that attracts its own crowd (the Holy Grail!)
Basically, we're looking for the place in town where people who like alternative music go. Our music is upbeat with punk, prog and funk influences, if that helps with ideas for promoters... It's a bit new-wave, but heavier... Gah! just have a listen to the myspace.
In these cities:
We have some ideas already, but it'd be good to know what you reckon.