Getting Gigs in Cambridge
Think you've got what it takes to fill this space?
At present we have far more bands wanting to play than
we have nights - we've been promoting for nearly 25 years now and we
feel we've learnt the right to be fussy! We may need a lot of convincing
that requests from bands are really what we are into - ie confrontational,
So be prepared to persuade us of your worth. Emails to email@example.com are a good start. Have a sniff around our site to check that you are indeed the sort of thing we're into. Send us an incendiary missive, spelling out why you're the best band in the world. Let us know if you're likely to pull in any punters (helpful but not essential if you really are THAT brilliant!). Here's the place to start:
Once you've looked around this website you SHOULD have worked out what we like and what we don't. You probably realise that we're not likely to put on any alt country, r'n'b soulsters, retro metal or twiddly muso wankers. Attitude is far more important to us than ability, but we do love a good tune.
We currently promote in The Portland Arms, Relevant
Records and CB2s (acoustic gigs). Many of our gigs are benefits for
Other promoters worth contacting in Cambridge (but don't tell 'em we sent ya!):
Green Mind put on acts in a variety of venues from the small (Portland) to the medium (APU) to the enormous (Junction). Simon is into post rock but has put on a wide selection of bands including Jesus and Mary Chain, The Lovely Eggs, Jetplane Landing, Robyn Hitchcock, Campeg Velocet, X Is Loaded and members of Busted (allegedly). Take a look here and mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cornerhouse on Newmarket Road is run by Jo, another real music fan. They put on a range of stuff, take a look here https://www.facebook.com/CornerHouseCambridge/