… to Gourmet Gigs, the mainly-music website. Our focus is on up and coming artists rather than trips down memory lane. The other big part is – or was – gigs and festivals – with reviews and recommends. We’ll be back to that some day. Why ‘gourmet’ gigs? Because this site started with food on almost equal billing to the music, but the music won out! Still an appropriate name as we love a gig that’s gourmet standard. And we’re still up for featuring food.
January 2021 update
Please keep supporting campaigns to convince this government to give further help to the arts, and contact your local MP too (Music Venue Trust is on here). Lockdown has had a crippling effect on live music venues and if that’s not enough, Brexit will be causing headaches for bands wishing to tour in Europe. There’s a campaign here.
Online shopping is giving a boost to the ravaged music industry with coloured, splatter, limited and dinked vinyl – anything to get us flashing our “cash”. Bandcamp have been lockdown stars with Bandcamp Fridays that ultimately raised over $40 million for the artists in question. (And they are continuing the venture into 2021 too).
Gourmet Gigs began on June 3 2012 with Field Day festival in Victoria Park where I saw the elusive Mazzy Star. I’ve had some memorable moments like seeing David Bowie in Hanley, Staffordshire in the Ziggy Stardust days. My first festival was Buxton in 1972 with John Peel announcing the bands. It took place on a freezing cold windy moor but I remember absolutely loving the whole experience.
Please write for us…
Here at Gourmet Gigs we’re trying to make the best of a frankly utterly crap situation for musicians, creatives generally and live venues. So it gives us great pleasure to direct our focus on up and coming artists. We’re delighted to present interviews with young, talented musicians such as The Lounge Society and Luca Wilding.
Get in touch if you’d like to recommend bands, DJs, gigs, new releases, festivals or venues. And also if you’d like to contribute and offer a guest blog piece – the chances are that we’ll say yes. Emails are checked on a daily basis.
You can help Gourmet Gigs too…
The site is managed mainly by myself, plus occasional guest writers. I like to use as much of my own photography as possible. When gigs and festivals resurface we’d appreciate the opportunity to photograph your event for the site. Thank you…
A big thanks to our guest bloggers.
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