So Where is the Community?
With the homogenisation of our towns and cities, and even our daily lives, there seems less-and-less desire for folk to socialise with one another in their local communities.
So what has happened?
Many of the long standing traditions that once helped to bind communities together, and make them a friendly and great place to live, work, and bring up a family, are starting to disappear, and could all be gone in just a few short years.
It was not that long
Many of which culminated in events being staged each year, which were enthusiastically supported by a large proportion of their local community.
Now although some of these events still go on today, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for these groups to survive, especially when these folk give their-all to stage such events, only to find that trying to get an enthusiastic audience to attend, is often met with such apathy.
Music used to be the great leveller...
The 60’s weren’t called the swinging 60’s for nothing, when suddenly the UK was put on the map, as it quickly became known around the world as the international centre of pop music culture.
And the UK has had an enviable history of great and diverse musical talents, ever since.
In those halcyon days...
Holiday resorts around the UK, proudly hosted numerous types of music and light entertainment shows, for an ever-eager public, which also helped promote both new and established talents.
So there was plenty of opportunity for new talent to surface, be nurtured and grow.
But sadly... that's not the case today!
And it's easy to understand why, when the financial costs and risks of organising such events can be frightening.
However, despite these economic pressures...
An audience who I feel sure would pay to see them, if only they knew that this talent existed, and was available for them to experience right on their doorstep, and at low cost.
By definition most are amateur performers, as they do not rely on their talent to earn them a full time living... with the majority, earning little or no income from their performances.
The variety and styles of performers available are many, from: folk, country, pop, blues, rock, and those styles in-between that refreshingly defy being pigeonholed.
And the standards range from: those just precariously and nervously stepping out into the limelight for the first time, to the Amazing 'professional'.
So what's the solution?
And now is the time to act, because day by day, more and more of these buildings are being lost forever, as they get snapped-up for re-development. Because When They're Gone, They're Gone !
So how do we start?
So: Just tell me what you'd like to see, and I will organise it !
And as usual, there was a great local band booked to play. This band was an old favourite, who have grown up performing in many clubs and pubs in and around this area, plus many regional and national annual events, so they all have great talent, which has taken them many years to perfect.
One young man
This level of talent takes great commitment on a musicians part, and it’s not something you can just ‘buy in a box off the shelf’ take home, and just plug in! No it takes great dedication!
It’s much later than you think!
The Credit Crunch ?
But if your idea of live music is ‘Pop Ideal’ or ‘The X Factor’ then non of this will probably mean much to you… But if you’re a fan of REAL LIVE MUSIC then please TAKE ACTION NOW… and register your support right away, so we can kick off this year with a Bang.
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