Channel Islands

Preparing for launch

In bands, community, electro, havienda, indie, jersey, music, wordpress.com on July 15, 2008 at 1:11 am

I’m promoting a weekly event featuring the very best of Jersey’s young bands and DJs. It will take place every Friday evening starting on 1st August 2008. That means there’s just three weeks to go before the inaugural showcase.

I’ve asked Jonny The Large of Moog to assist. His knowledge of the local scene is exhaustive and his wealth of experience playing to crowds in many venues around the island will be an invaluable resource. I am hoping his band will be taking to the stage too.

The first meeting of musicians and DJs in preparation for launch night will take place at the club today. I’ve invited members of The Exchange and Dirtytrades, and also DJ Pip. I was hoping Jonny could make it but, alas, he’s busy so I’ll have a coffee with him on Saturday and we can hatch some plans then.

There are many excellent bands in the island and I hope that in the coming weeks and months we’ll be able to bring them to the attention of a wider and keener audience than ever before. The Havana Club is an excellent venue with one of the finest sound systems in St. Helier. The man who usually controls the mixing desk, Justin Vooles, better known as drummer with local musical heroes The Author, will be filling that role for our nights.

This series of nights is an attempt to simply allow the bands and bass scene of Jersey to be whatever it can be given the dedication of passionate technicians, performers and promoters.

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