Monday, November 28, 2005

Who's what and where this week.

Greetings and seasonal sleatings,

Was a hectic weekend for the Unity massive with a wicked Unity (thanks to all who came and especially our performers), Point of Origin and Friends at Fidds was great fun on Friday and Saturday the POO crew were alongside Circus in Bogarts which was buzzing (thanks to James Chadwick for getting up and doing a few as well - and to Ian the sound man). Voodoo played Saturday too and had a great laugh and System Abuse had a rammed one in The Vibes Bar taking advantage of its new late license. Hope that everyone had fun wherever they were.

So the week ahead:


This week's Unity will be a unique one! The Jam will start us off funky and fun as always and we have the Unity debut from Chris Barrie who will be giving us an acoustic performance. We have the debut gig of new local band Flametree too - I have a sneaking suspicion you might recognise some of these peoples.....

And finally its gonna happen - after one false start we have the mighty Drum Extravaganza!!!! This is going to be two drum kits set up on stage with Thorin and Neil at the helm, along with another drum-head playing percussion with them. Bring your bongos and join in - this is a one chance to see event!

Was great to have more people turn up with bongos and get involved last week - keep it coming guys and gals.

As always entrance will be free before 9:15 and £3 after.

Other events this week


If you need a rush of dirt and adrenaline that Unity can't provide System Abuse and Speed of Sound are Klashing at the Met Lounge for a night of drum and bass mayhem. Doors from 9 and entrance will be £5.


If you fancy something metal this Friday the Fidds is hosting The More I See with Fires of Sedition. Gonna be a heavy one!

If you want something a little more laid back Moosejaw are playing at Bogarts on Friday too. If you missed them at Unity check them out this weekend.

If you are Sawtry way Richard's rock covers band Voodoo are playing at the Dell. Check it out.


The Fidds is hosting Unity favourites Wake (who are releasing their new CD) and rockers Soretooth. Gonna be a wicked night- these are two great bands. Door tax is £4 but advance tickets are only £3, you can get these from the Wake boys who will no doubt be at Unity on Thursday. Ask who they are if you don't know their faces.

If you miss Flametree this week at Unity there's another chance to see them at Bogarts on Saturday, with performance from acoustic wonder Astari as well.


There's another chance to see Voodoo on Sunday, who are playing in Genevas.

Also the wonderful Irene Rae is playing the Rutland Radio Xmas Roadshow in Stamford High St, gonna be cold fingers for your guitar Ren! Afterwards she will be performing in The Green Man, also in Stamford.

Grassroots Update

Needed to add another section to the mail for this one! Many of you will have heard and are involved as well but for those who haven't or aren't, a brief history:

Next summer there is going to be a small Festival in Rutland County, going by the name of The Grassroots Festival. It is being put on by a massive and ever-growing collection of various groups and individuals including:

Muddy Promotions (an organisation set-up by the Opaque boys as an umbrella group for the festy)
Muddy Arts (a local arts collective kick started by the festy coming together)
Unity (hmmmmmm..........who are these guys then?)
System Abuse (Peterborough's drum and bass specialists)
Drip-Dry Productions (Record label for electronic/acoustic music run by local artist Peddlebreaker)

Anyways, the first event organised by this unique hook-up is taking place on Saturday 17th December 2005 at the Crown, Lincoln Road, New England. The event is the Grassroots Action Day and the object of the day is to raise money for the victims of the South Asian Earthquake.

There is a massive line-up of bands, acoustic acts, electronic live PA's, and DJ's booked, these are just those confirmed already:

The Gangsters
Wake (full band unplugged set)
Point of Origin
John Doe

Acoustic acts
Irene Rae
Yo Yeti
James Chadwick

Electronic Live PA
Magic Lamp

Benny T b2b Shaggy (Drip-Dry Productions/Playskool)
Urb (System Abuse)

+more tbc

The room will be decorated to the nines by the Muddy Arts team with hangings and projections. Stage lighting is being kindly provided by Ian of Juzzt Engineering. There will be awareness raising performances to draw attention to the cause of the day, as well as lots of fundraising games and bits of silliness to get involved in.

Entrance will be on voluntary donation basis and the event will be a thirteen and a half hour marathon spanning 12:30 until 2am the next morning!

Don't miss this very special event!

......and goodbye

Whew, that was a marathone of a mail this week - hope you can still see straight after reading that lot.

As a final word the wonderful James Chadwick is on the task of filling up his email list at the moment - there's the chance of winning a copy of either his EP or Bod Dylan's Greatist Hits in exchange for joining the list. If you would like to join go to and click the "join mailing list" link on the right side of the screen.

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Thanks for your continued support of the local scene and local musicians all, until next time

Peace love and unity.

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