Orestea Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

orestea 2With Guildford venue the Boileroom facing the possibility of closure, TMMP caught up with Orestea vocalist Lisa Avon 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?

Guildford was home for me for 6 years, and during that time I attended & played a tonne of shows.  As a performer and an audience member it was always a pleasure to be in the venue. The staff are always super friendly and professional and it’s one of the few small venues that you can go to and be confident that the sound quality will be good! I think it is a massive asset for Guildford, being such a musically rich place it would be such a shame to see it closed.

How did you feel when you heard about the Boileroom’s current problems?

I’d love to say that I was shocked, but honestly – with so many venues facing closure it’s hard to be surprised by Read more…

Posted on 10 September 2014

Artists & Industry Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

boileroom bannerSometimes the old ways are the best.

Over the past fifteen years, the music world has been revolutionised by digital technology. There have been many positive developments facilitated by the Internet, from social media sites to digital music stores and crowdfunding platforms. Smart and savvy musicians now have access to a wealth of tools that previous generations could only dream of – but the physical world still holds the key to a thriving, successful career.

The ease with which a band can break through barriers previously manned by a handful of power-hungry gatekeepers represents the bright side of digital music – but there is also a widely recognised and heavily debated Read more…

Posted on 10 September 2014

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