One of the aims of Pierless Music has always been to see original local bands make that transition from being a local band, to being one that spreads its wings and starts to play outside of the area. Even if that means not playing locally as much anymore.
As if to emphasise this the Pierless Music slogan is ‘From Hastings to the World’. Hence the title of this particular post.
Well, three of our younger Hastings based bands are now doing just that.
Hornet, Maid Of Ace and The Kid Kapichi have progressed far enough for them to now be headlining London gigs. That can only be good news.
Recently, Hornet headlined the O2 Academy 2 in Islington.
This is of course no guarantee of any future success. But it does at least show that all three bands are both good enough to hold their own in London and that they all have the ambition and drive to move forward.
Let’s hope that Hornet, The Kid Kapichi and Maid Of Ace will be just the first three of many more local bands that make that transition. I know that there are already at least a couple more bands waiting in the wings to do just that.
London first, next stop the rest of the world?