Since we started Pierless Music, one topic of conversation/question has been right at the top of the pile, that being “Are you going to be doing a Gig Guide?”
To be honest, that wasn’t a part of our plans. But, as i suspect all of you will know, just as Pierless Music launched, the ‘Ultimate Alternative’ shut down. This left a huge gap locally, especially when it came to an easily accessible gig guide.
I even wrote about this at the time of the UA’s demise:
As so many people have said, the Hastings area really needs a decent Gig Guide. So, we’ve decided to try and provide one for you all.
You can find it by clicking on the ‘Gig Guide’ link above this page. Or, by clicking here: http://pierlessmusic.co.uk/calendar/
But, we need your help….
As you can see, we have already started to collate, collect and post some of the gigs and events that we’ve seen by trawling through our Facebook event invites etc. But, we know that there is far more out there that needs to be mentioned and publicised and this is where you come in.
If you are a promoter, pub, bar, club etc and are putting on a gig, or gigs please let us know.
If you’re a band, or artist and are performing at a local venue, please let us know.
We have even set up a dedicated email address for any gig dates and information, it is:
Easy isn’t it?
Obviously, the sooner we have your gig info, the quicker we can post it and help publicise it.
There are only a couple of things that you need to know:
1 – Gigs and Events need to be taking place in the Pierless Music area. This basically means the traditional ‘1066’ area. Think Pevensey through to Rye and Hastings up to around Robertsbridge.
2 – We will accept non gig related events, but gigs will always take preference.
3 – Gigs do not need to be of only original music. Although Pierless Music is primarily here to support original local music only. We do feel that, for the purposes of a Gig Guide, all gigs need to be covered.
4 – As with all Gig and Event Guides, please check before you head out to the venue. We cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes, cancellations, or incorrect information.
When accessing the Gig Guide you get extra info by clicking on an individual event. You can also click on the ‘Previous’ and ‘Next events’ tabs to see other gigs. You can even change how you view the Gig Guide by clicking on the ‘Agenda’ tab.
Hopefully, the Gig Guide is nice and easy to use and to view.
If you have any ideas, or feedback on how we might be able to improve our Gig Guide, please let us know. It might not always be possible to do, but we will give any suggestions due consideration.
Finally, i must thank Lily Foster for all of her hard work in helping to get the Pierless Music Gig Guide up and running. It hasn’t been quite as easy as we thought it might be….
PS: I have also posted this under ‘Blog Posts – Andy Gunton’ for future reference.