Wednesday, 10 May 2017
A Big Stir Is Nearing
I still remain gobsmacked at how I Don't Hear A Single took off. I'm sure it's because of the type of music it covers not getting it's fair share of attention. It also shows people that there is a market for great Guitar Pop if you don't rely on the music press and radio to tell you about it.
During the Blog's short life, I have watched with admiration at what Rex Broome and The Big Stir Gang have been doing. At the start of the year, I wrote an article praising what Big Stir does and asking why we can't do something similar in the UK. You can read that article here.
In the meantime, Big Stir has grown considerably. It's not only a monthly showcase featuring the best in Sunshine Pop, it's also a record label and travelling extravaganza. Plasticsoul's long awaited new album is on the Big Stir label and you'll read all about how great and welcome that is later in the week.
Plasticsoul are also one of the bands on Big Stir's Travelling International Roadshow which hits the UK this month. We bemoan the lack of live offerings over here and what a line up there is. Many of these bands have been featured on here and all are poptastic. These are fantastic events and are countrywide.
Think of the old fashioned Theatre line ups of the 60's when you could see numerous top bands on the same night. Tales are still told of seeing The Beatles at New Brighton Tower Ballroom on the same bill as Gerry And The Pacemakers, Rory Storm and The Merseybeats. Here we have the 2017 updated version.
We know everyone will be in Liverpool for IPO, but so many grumble that this doesn't happen in Yourtown, well this is your chance to show that these things are worth doing. Turn out, make it a success and more worldwide bands will want to come over. Every night of the tour features great bands that are all must see.
Also look out for a special announcement very soon of an event on my home patch that will feature some special guests and is not to be missed. You can find full details of the 13 date UK and Ireland Tour here.