It's been a while pop pickers, apologies for the gap in communications. Life, work, inebriation etc..
Firstly please note from March, Sunday gigs are going to start at 6pm to allow you foodies to enjoy your fabulous Old Mill Sunday roasts 12-6 before the acts come on. We recommend it as a great combination.
Since the last update we have had some absolutely corking acts, an eclectic mix from Be Sharp, We Ghosts, Bruise, Alice in Grooveland, Dan Nash, The Eskalators, Steve Morrison, Transmission Control Division ad infinitum and we have a whole lot more to look forward to. Some new, some familiar and excellent.
This February, starting with the coming weekend on Saturday
we have the return of The Connectors and their raw stoogy punk/rock 'n' roll. They are a thrilling act and appeal to young and old, (and some in the middle, ahem) so brace yourselves.
Sunday sees an absolute legend in Steve "Boltz" Bolton (inset) This guy is a real entertainer and consummate guitarist/singer. It's easier to list who he hasn't collaborated with, suffice to say, and to drop a few, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Belinda Carlisle, Dave Gilmore and a member of Atomic Rooster shows his standing.
On Thursday 12-02 we have a new Acoustic Open Mic hosted by the fab. Calli Malpas from OCD. So all you established and new performers get yourself down. Also don't forget the MaxNik's Open Mic's on the last Thursday of every month.
The rest of the month sees a Valentine evening of mellow reggae grooves with Tasha and the Powers Band, the outstanding and unique blues of Steve Morrison, some old style garage punk from the hugely exuberant The Outbursts, the multi-talented Frank Statesboro with his own classic blues, and finishing off with local lads The Cellmates with a cornucopia of influences and styles, Northen Soul, Glam rock to Stones Roses and Pink Floyd to bring the house down.
The coming months sees a couple of events:
A fundraiser for Women's Aid on International Women's day 08-03 (Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse.)
The weekend of 27-06 and 28-06 see the SSAFA Bandfest over the whole period Loads of bands and activities for the whole family. (SSAFA is a military veteran charity who provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.)
Some excellent new acts to look out for at the Music Mill. The BeauBowBelles, The Young Once, Coridor, Flaky Jake, Sonic Blue, Big Orange Head, Fran McGillivray, Rude Vandals
All gigs and info are on the site so feel free to peruse the menu above at musicmillse18.co.uk. Any queries go to the contact page.