We have no financial support but charge an entrance fee, all of which is paid to the band as is money collected from cd sales which we can sell for you. We charge £10/6 but we will charge more or less if a band wishes.
The music room is upstairs and is small, intimate and excellent acoustically. Reasonably, the capacity is 60 - 80. Access is via the bar and up the stairs,(suitable for most instruments) but there is a fire escape which can be used instead when needed, the stairs there go straight up. (Don’t bring a grand piano, though, it won’t go up, we’ve tried!)
Parking directly outside is restricted and the traffic people can be awkward, it’s worth keeping someone with your vehicle when unloading. Parking in Windsor place is free after 8 and not excessive before, I believe. Start time is 8:30pm normally two sets of about an hour but we’re flexible about that and other things. We work on the principle that bands should do what they want to do so we all enjoy the music at it’s best.
We have a decent Yamaha upright piano, regularly tuned and looked after. We have our own pa system with the usual equipment.
We can arrange for drum kits, amps, etc to be loaned to make traveling easier but please give us good notice, last minute scrambles to find stuff are rather wearing, we have managed in the past in panic mode.The managers are friendly and very supportive and will let you keep instruments, etc overnight by prior arrangement.
Booking enquiries, etc to firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenda O’brien on Facebook or contact: 07890 158172.