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as my first gig.... a great idea?
let me hear you say hosepipe ban!
and they'll probably ask what sandwiches have you got ?
I've never seen them, and I'd love to.
i wouldn't recommend promoting your first gig at shepherd's bush empire.
I'm so bad at these things. I thought they were way smaller, say, Hefner sized. And I've put Darren Hayman on.
have a massive cult following and very rarely play london, which is why they end up doing the big venues. it's probably the best way for a band like that to do things. makes it a bit more special and all that.
I must stand up and confess that I am one of those twerps who have actually bought a Dukla Prague away kit - all in the cause of HMHB.
It's a dreadful kit too - maroon and orange. The badge looks more like something off a knock off replica top at a carboot sale than ace Slavic retro.
And not a patch on my Derek Smalls Shrewsbury Town top, as worn in Spinal Tap in the airport scanner scene. Wahay.
Nearly bought one from Toffs once but didn't get it in the end!
Although I read somewhere tickets for one of their upcoming shows are £16.
or bring this lot over:
dont they normally play pretty big venues (astoria etc) for £10+ tickets?
wouldn't you be a)wasting your time expecting it to happen or b)massively out of your depth?
unless you have some secret angle or something
but that was london, and their provincial gigs are at places i don't know which might be more modest
in portsmouth, 500 people, £15 a pop.
so they're not at ubersmall level at all.
i worry for fucktherave's promotion career. but if he can do it, jolly well dones to him
not the best idea for a first gig. Start putting on smaller local bands and get a feel for how to do it properly and how to run a show then progress to putting on bigger bands.
tried booking them for the windmill and did point out to the manager that i was trying my luck, to which he basically replied 'yes, yes you are'.
get better with age - there IS nothing better than writing on the bottom of your slipper with a biro.
It will be the best thing you ever do.
Especially if it's somewhere down south.
i had a look...
Ten kitkats and a motoring atlas
And a blue CD on the Hallmark label
That's sure to be good."
The same effect but cheaper. And get over to their MySpace and listen to 'The Ruby Wax Song' while you are at it.