Beer and music go together like……rama lama and ding dong?
We were reminded of this fact over the past week when we booked bands into two separate beer festivals. We have supplied some music to one down in Oxfordshire and another one taking place in Uttoxeter organised by a good mate of ours.
Back when I was playing in bands an annual event which we looked forward to was a beer festival in a pub car park in Chesterfield. Although billed as a blues festival in reality the bands covered all genres and for several years my old band headlined with an eclectic set which encompassed all styles bar blues! Nonetheless it was a nice event to play as by the time the sun began to set and we took to the stage the audience were enthusiastic (which is a great euphemism for well oiled.)
If you are looking for live acts for your beer festival then we are very happy to try and organise best prices and best band. At LMM we support the grand tradition of combining some good beers with live music.
On the subject of this I was in Sheffield on Friday and popped into Delaneys Bar which I was pleased to see was pretty busy with an offer of Thornbridge Brewery Ales and live music. Fridays band was the Legendary Frank White who I haven’t seen for a year or two but who was a childhood hero of mine. He had a guest guitarist with him who was incredible. A great looking young guy who played Hendrix style licks referencing blues and jazz and blew everyone away. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Steve Delaney every success with his venture.
Still on the subject of beer and bands PRS in partnership with the Musicians Union and the British Beer And Pub Association have awarded The Market Inn in Faversham this years Music Makeover award. The pub will receive £5000 to improve it’s music facilities and receive expert advice on staging music events. This award is part of an initiative to keep music alive in our pubs. Live music at this level is the bedrock of the UKs music industry both in the recording field and in allowing young jobbing musicians the experience which creates great wedding and party bands. It is the platform on which tens of thousands of UK jobs are built.
Beer and bands they go together like……Be Bop A Lulu and a Whop Bam Boo??