The Ohmz Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

the ohmz logoWith Guildford venue the Boileroom facing the possibility of closure, TMMP caught up with Ohmz frontman Oly Rivers to discuss the Boileroom and the state of the UK’s live music scene.

This interview is part of a larger TMMP feature which can be read in full here.

What is your general opinion of the Boileroom?

Great venue! The staff I found really helpful, the sound engineer was spot on and the general vibe was outstanding.

What would happen if the Boileroom were to shut down? What impact would that event have?

Hopefully it won’t – but if it did I’m sure a lot of musicians from all over the world that have played there would be disappointed, as this seems to be something that is happening a lot!

What is your favourite Boileroom-related memory?

I’ve actually only been there once so my favourite Boileroom memory is playing with The Ohmz on our joint summer tour with Bigtopp.

How do you feel about the state of the UK’s live music scene right now? What could be done to improve things?

I’m from the Isle of Wight, and the music scene is amazing – but the trouble is there are no venues to play as they’ve all been closed down. All for the same reason as what’s happening with the Boileroom at the moment. The council should be supportive!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Please support music, not hate it.


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Posted on 10 September 2014

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