Walking into a venue filled with 270 people out to see live music, on a Wednesday night in Reading, is fantastic, the fact that the bands are pretty much unknown makes it a delight. The venue is 'The Fez' and tonight Reading is enjoying one less garage-event than normal.
When known as The Alleycat, the venue had touring bands five nights out of seven and local stuff on the other nights, sadly it closed about three years ago and left a gigantic hole in the Reading scene.
Jon from Jelutong.
Image by Pete Cole
Tonight's line-up of solo artist Ginni Hogarth, guitar-pop filled Monarchy
and rock/grunge maestros Jelutong is not the best matched ever, but this
hardly matters with forthcoming delights such as Vex Red, Halo
and Rachel Stamp all on offer.
The Fez is a fantastic venue and the return of weekly touring bands to Reading will hopefully re-vitalise the scene and make Reading an all year round place for live music.
To see some of the forthcoming headline acts click here