So, to start us off... Two independent live music venues facing the possibility of closure, due to new neighbours complaining. The Boileroom, Guildford and The Blind Tiger Club, Brighton.
Firstly, I find it incredibly frustrating that people will move directly opposite, above or next door to live music venues and complain about noise etc. when surely they'd think that was a possible problem?!
|The Boileroom, Guildford|
Owner, Dominique Frazer was awarded the Trude Adler award in 2010, for their community approach to running a live music venue with sensitivity, insight and consideration for the local community, which they continue to do. In 2012, Dominique was also nominated for the Community Spirit Individual, under Local Heroes Community Spirit Awards, voted for by local radio listeners. Clearly appreciated by the local community, not just friends and I!
|The Blind Tiger, Brighton|
It would be a massive shame to lose these music venues, especially as they work as hard they can to restrict unnecessary noise etc.
Venues for live music are becoming more restricted for choice, closing independent venues like The Boileroom and The Blind Tiger Club, leaves a big gap between open mic nights at pubs to venues holding 750 people. This makes it increasingly difficult for upcoming artists and bands to perform live and gain an audience in a traditional way.
The Boileroom specifically, have supported many of my friends as well as loads of artists/bands I follow. It's my local place for gigs and reviews, monthly dose of live music and one I don't want to have to take off my list! I'm sure regulars of The Blind Tiger Club feel the same way!
If you would like to support these venues, and others like these, please sign and share the two petitions linked below, it will only take a few seconds of your time, and could gain you millions of seconds listening to live music in a venue you enjoy!
The Boileroom, Guildford: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/guildford-borough-council-save-the-boileroom-from-closure
The Blind Tiger Club, Brighton: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/brighton-and-hove-city-council-repeal-the-noise-abatement-notice-served-to-the-blind-tiger-club
Thank you for reading! Please sign and share!
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