The first ever networking event of the South by South East Music Collective is ON next Thursday 9th June at Traitors Gate Pub when we launch the collective as well as showcasing some of the regions emerging #acoustic / #busking artists to industry practitioners including promoters, journalists, photographers, venue owners, artist management companies, festival organisers and a representative from SXSW BME stage.
This is the first of three weeks of showcases happening on consecutive Thursdays from the 9th to the 23rd June. The gigs are free to interested parties and the public, though space is limited so it is advised to get there early to avoid disappointment.
Each week there are 6 #openmic #buskers slots which will be given on a first come first served basis at the start of the evening (7pm), and then 3 booked slots for artists that have been invited to play. Next Thursdays booked acts are as follows:
9.00 – 9.25 Ennè
9.40 – 10.05 Thomas Cameron
Thomas’ voice has been likened to a young Thom Yorke and he is gaining a reputation for his energetic, emotive live sets. With an album to be released in the Autumn, Thomas is a rising star in the South East and we are sure you will agree.
10.20-10.45 The Drunkards
The trio was formed with the intention of being a cover band to make a bit of extra money on Friday …nights. However, after having been persuaded by Flash Gitt, Liam agreed to perform original songs.
Completely by accident, they then stumbled upon what has now been affectionately dubbed ‘Acoustipunk’ – a hybrid of folk, punk and rock ‘n’ roll. Liam’s dark, sardonic, often in-your-face lyrics with Flash Gitt’s exceptional talent as an electric guitarist as well as Daniel’s versatility as a percussionist, put together as a combination with the trio’s love of loudness and bad attitudes has proven popular with their audiences.
The Drunkards are a trio that offers an alternative to the factory-made, auto-tuned, bland pop and indie that listeners are subjected to nowadays.
“We’re here to declare war on the likes of Ed Sheeran” says Liam, and that’s exactly what they’re doing. In a world where the radio is dominated by poorly written songs about love and anacondas (whatever one of them is), The Drunkards make a more concerned effort to talk about real life faced by real people of their generation; with songs about mental illness, internet stalkers, being completely skint (and angry about it), sexual assaults and more, this is a trio that’s not shy about using music to tackle issues that other musicians are afraid of.